There might’ve been a lack of beach parties, pool parties and infamous sets from iconic DJs over the past year, but things are slowly warming up. It might not be the full on Ibiza experience you’ve come to know and love from the White Isle, but there’s still plenty going on! Here’s Ibiza’s coolest hotels to stay at in 2021.
What are the entry requirements to Ibiza?
The Balearics are currently on the amber list after a brief stint on the green list at the end of June.
The Balearics are currently on the amber list. When you travel to Ibiza, the Spanish government will need to see a complete and sign an online Health Control Form, a negative test (NAAT – e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) which has been taken 72 hours prior to arrival, or proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Before you travel back to the UK, you must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test). If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to quarantine on your return, but if you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine for ten days and take two tests on day two and day eight. You can end your quarantine early by taking a Test to Release private test on day five, but you must also take a test on day eight. As the rules are constantly changing, please check on the Government website before you travel.
Ibiza’s Coolest Hotels
W Ibiza – Santa Eulalia
W Ibiza occupies a prime spot in Santa Eulalia with gorgeous rooftop views, fitness and wellness centre and direct access to the beach. As you’d expect from awesome design house Baranowitz + Kronenberg Studio, W Ibiza’s interiors are super cool and swanky with a colourful and contemporary design which captures the free spirit of the White Isle perfectly.
Glow is W Ibiza’s adult-only rooftop bar – with DJs, sun loungers, an infinity pool, incredible cocktails and even meditation and yoga sessions. Guests of the hotel can access Glow for free, while visitors can buy a day pass which includes food and drinks.
Meanwhile La Llama has also is W Ibiza’s 5th culinary offering, with fire at the heart of each dish, using both a traditional clay oven and open flame. Other restaurants include Chiringuito Blue serving up chilled out Med vibes, the veggie friendly Ve Café and the W Lounge. The Wet Deck makes for the perfect spot to relax with a cocktail made by W Ibiza’s skilled mixologists.
Six Senses Ibiza – Portinatx
Ibiza’s hottest new wellness and sustainability resort Six Senses is located in Portinatx on the northern tip of the island at Xarraca Bay. Celebrating community and spirituality, this gorgeous eco-resort includes guest rooms, townhouses, pool suites and beach front caves where music, art and fashion all merge beautifully with the local culture. Geo thermal cooling systems, solar panels and renewable energy all help to reduce the hotel’s impact on the environment while their own farm provides locally grown, organic food in their restaurant headed up by celebrity chef Eyal Shani.
The Six Senses Spa offers a full calendar of ‘teachings and programs’, as well as the Rose Bar longevity lounge, steam room and hammam.
Hotel Riomar – Santa Eulalia
Hotel Riomar – a Tribute Portfolio Hotel from Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels, has thrown open its beautiful doors at Santa Eulalia Bay. The 4 star boutique lifestyle hotel has 116 rooms and 4 suites all boasting a minimal, stylish aesthetic, while the hotel’s roofed terrace at the Lobby Lounge and Brasserie and Bar, features stunning sunbeds and cabanas overlooking the secret garden.
Guest rooms and suites are designed for the modern traveller to relax, unwind and find balance. The stunning pool area is perfect for chill time, or engage in some beach activities with water sports or early morning yoga. Read Luxe Bible’s full review of Hotel Riomar, here.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay – Talamanca Bay
While the five star Nobu Ibiza Bay opened in 2017, it’s still one of our favourite hotels on the island with its luxurious laid back vibes, two swimming pools, spa and wellness centre. They have however just introduced a brand new experience service called BEYOND, offering guests immersive packages to make the best of the island by partnering with adventure specialists and local artisans. Whether you’re after a private vineyard tour or some adrenalin fuelled cliff diving, Nobu Ibiza Bay can make it happen. In addition, a new innovative well being programme has just been launched with monthly mindful meditation and movement events powered by electronic music (how cool does that sound?!). Finally for 2021, the new BiBo restaurant from Michelin starred Dani Garcia is now open offering a creative culinary adventure with innovative sharing plates and killer cocktails.
A guide to what’s hot in Ibiza would not be complete without a mention of the island’s legendary Pikes Hotel. Oh if the walls could talk in this place..! This multi-awarding winning hedonistic playground is still the number one place to really immerse you in the spirit of Ibiza and its carefree attitude! With 25 bespoke boutique style rooms, an epic pool and bar area and outstanding food in the restaurant, days and nights at Pikes are always full of fun and mischief.
Pikes’ new restaurant Pamelas (named after an elusive hotel guest and possible ex of the owner!), goes all out with a fitting tribute to the lady herself with an incredible menu from Pikes’ Head Chef Lee Milne. With fresh, local and organically sourced produce, you can expect classic dishes with contemporary dishes. We love the sound of the slow roast rib of beef, the tandoori tofu tikka masala and the Pamelas Burger – a truffled welsh rarebit with burger sauce and brioche bun. WOW that sounds goooood.
Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel & Spa – Santa Eulalia
Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel & Spa is a luxurious retreat and original orange farm. The sprawling thirteen hectare estate includes luxurious bedrooms made from traditional materials, while the natural spa with wellness at its heart including sauna, hammam, gym, treatment rooms and a full programme of classes.
Farm-to-table is the theme at Aubergine by Atzaró, with a gorgeous menu which includes seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients, with dishes all organic where possible.
The stunning restaurant has five indoor dining rooms and three outdoor terraces with twinkling lights under the pergola for a magical feel. We’re loving the sound of homemade buffalo ricotta and the roast aubergine carpaccio with cherry tomatoes, feta, pomegranates, dates and pistachio.