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Ibiza hot spots for summer 2019

Discover the island’s special charm

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Isha Sesay | Ibiza Reporter | Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Ibiza hot spots for summer 2019

With glorious sunshine and sizzling temperatures, Ibiza is a splendid choice for an extended holiday or a weekend getaway. Perfecting the ideal balance between sophistication and vivacity, summertime on the island is full of delights, attracting people from all over the world.

Ibiza is home to a plethora of sublime hotspots with each corner of the island offering something distinctly different. From rural escapes to contemporary resorts, Ibiza offers unique experiences in unparalleled settings. Whether you want to explore the island’s lively nightlife or get away from the hustle and bustle on a family escape, the island goes above and beyond all expectations. Here are our top five destinations to visit this summer; be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ibiza Town

Enriched with intrigue and mystery, Ibiza Town is the island’s capital and a must visit during your time in Ibiza. Both cosmopolitan and classical, the portside city has it all, with a wide selection of leisure and entertainment options including ferries to Formentera. As a gastronomical paradise, the bustling town has an abundance of restaurants to suit every taste, mood and budget. Why not take a pit stop at La Cava Ibiza after a busy day shopping in Ibiza Town’s many boutiques and stores. Situated on the promenade of Vara del Rey, the trendy eatery is best known for its modern tapas menu.

No matter what time of the day you visit Ibiza Town, a vibrant atmosphere can always be found. The capital’s picturesque squares and avenues are full of activity, with a great choice of bars and cafes to sample. Swami Ibiza is a lively bar in the heart of town and a popular spot for pre-party revellers. Boasting an extensive cocktail menu, the bar’s terrace is the ideal setting for drinks over chatter. 

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Perched upon a hilltop, Dalt Vila sits above Ibiza Town, creating a striking skyline that has become iconic to the island. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of cobbled streets, cathedrals and museums, giving visitors an opportunity to soak in the island’s rich culture and history. Boasting views across the Port of Ibiza, the area’s hotels provide the perfect setting for a romantic escape. At the prestigious La Torre del Canonigo Hotel guests can experience the ultimate level of luxury and is ideal for anyone looking for a very special getaway.

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Playa d’en Bossa

Playa d’en Bossa is a playground for clubbing enthusiasts, boasting endless options for fun-filled days at the beach or nights out on the town. Home to the superclub heavyweights Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, the popular resort town also boasts the longest beach on the island. Here there are unlimited opportunities for enjoyment, including boat parties, watersports and a host of enticing venues dotted along its shoreline. Located in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa, Beachouse Ibiza is one of the hottest hangouts on the island, offering a chic and luxurious ambience. Specialising in authentic Italian cuisine, the beach club brings a whole new level of service and quality to alfresco dining. 

At night, Playa d'en Bossa’s atmosphere becomes electric and is a great place to enjoy a pre-club drink or dinner with friends. Situated inside the stylish Hard Rock Hotel, Tatel Ibiza is a stylish restaurant privy to spectacular sea views. Founded by a set of megastars including Rafa Nadal and Enrique Iglesias, the fine dining restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine in a sophisticated space.

Where to stay
Playa d'en Bossa has an excellent choice of accommodation offering everything from budget to five-star luxury. Ushuaïa Beach Hotel is the place to be if you seek an inclusive clubbing experience, blending extravagance with an exciting events program. As well as a complete spa, the exclusive resort even has its own recording studio. Hotel Garbi Ibiza is another superb pick, beautifully located on Playa d’en Bossa beach. Featuring a spacious yet modern décor, the hotel boasts impressive facilities including a tennis court and plenty of chill-out zones.

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Santa Eulalia

Tucked away on the island’s east coast, Santa Eulalia is a sublime village popular with families. Being away from the island’s frenzied nightlife, the village has retained a real sense of tranquillity, making it an attractive destination for holidays in the sun. Providing breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the town’s picturesque promenade is lined with a lovely selection of restaurants and cafés. Ses Savines is famous for its offering of seafood, serving succulent local specialities in a peaceful environment. For those wanting to unwind in style, Nikki Beach combines entertainment, dining, wellness and fashion into one extraordinary beachfront retreat. 

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Dotted along Santa Eulalia’s stunning landscape are an ample selection of hotels and resorts, many of which make the perfect base for a relaxing getaway. Located in a quiet area near the exclusive Santa Eulalia Marina, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle Spa & Hotel offers guests a unique five-star experience. As well as a spa, fitness space and wellness treatments, the hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect place to watch the sunset whilst sipping on your favourite cocktail. Also well recommended is ME Ibiza, a sophisticated beachside retreat boasting spectacular views across a secluded bay. Ideal for those seeking both relaxation and play, the luxury hotel also has two fabulous in-house restaurants.

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San Antonio

San Antonio is the island’s party capital and is best known for its plethora of bars, clubs and affordable restaurants. Every summer, revellers descend to the buzzing town, savouring the wide selection of entertainment and leisure options available. As well as its popular west-end hangouts, San Antonio is home to some extraordinary superclubs and beach clubs, including Eden Ibiza and Ocean Beach Club. Its infamous sunset strip is also something to behold, with the coolest venues providing the perfect setting to watch the sun go down. During the day the area is filled with a variety of sea-based activities, including boat trips, water rides, snorkelling and a fascinating aquarium.

Where to stay
There is a multitude of hotels scattered throughout Sant Antoni and its surrounding suburbs, suiting every type of budget and taste. Whether you want to right in the action or escape the crowds on a rural retreat, everything is possible in San Antonio. Steeped in history, Pikes Ibiza is one of the island’s most loved venues, offering accommodation, dining and parties in one eccentric setting. The boutique hotel was once a hotspot for 80’s rock and roll elite, with Freddy Mercury even hosting his own birthday party here. Just outside of town you will find Sa Talaia Hotel, a stunning manor house set in San Antonio’s countryside. Encompassed in lush gardens, the rural hotel oozes tranquillity, with guests experiencing an absolute level of relaxation.

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San Jose

Set in the foothills of Sa Talaia, San Jose is a charming village on the south-west of Ibiza. Surrounded by lush greenery, the village profits from a laidback pace of life, retaining much of its Ibizenco charm. Its main street is lined with a pretty church as well as a great selection of local restaurants and cafes perfect to watch the world go by in. Featuring the town’s oldest terrace, Raco Verd is a beautiful restaurant regularly exhibiting live music. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the venue is best known for its tasty dishes and cocktail menu. Also popular for its signature cocktails KM5 Ibiza is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge bar which regularly hosts ultra chic parties. Located on the road to San Jose from Ibiza, the glamorous venue fuses gastronomy, music and art in an exquisite setting.  

Warm temperatures and cool summer breezes also provide the perfect conditions to get out and explore the village’s many surrounding areas. In addition to mountain bike and hiking routes, San Jose is a gateway to some of the island’s most stunning beaches and coves, as well as to the emblematic islet of Es Vedra.  

Where to stay
If your idea of a perfect holiday in Ibiza consists of staying in a luxury whitewashed villa, then San Jose is the perfect choice. Villas are an impeccable solution for large groups, families or those who simply enjoy having their own space in Ibiza. Thanks to its gorgeous surroundings, the area has a variety of plush accommodation, boasting spectacular views across the island. You can even complete your luxurious experience with a range of concierge services, including grocery delivery, jeep rental and chauffeur-driven cars.

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This is only a small selection of all that Ibiza has to offer. Whether you're travelling with your family, friends or on a romantic escapade, the island will surely provide everything you can think of and more.

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