Top 10 celebrities to spot in Ibiza this summer
During the summer months, the rich, the famous and the wannabes all flock to Ibiza to see and to be seen, as well as to party at some of the most exclusive and legendary nightspots on the Spanish island and enjoy our pristine beaches.
Almost every celebrity has spent a summer break on the Ibizan sand at some point. The island draws some of the most important A-list Hollywood actors, international musicians, DJs and socialites who can be spotted sunbathing aboard a yacht anchored in one of the island's secluded coves or swimming in its crystalline waters. Many have even bought properties on the island, making Ibiza their permanent summer retreat. A place where they can mingle, be seen or, indeed, hide away from prying eyes in one of the many luxury waterfront villas.
Many other international celebrities have been seen walking on Ibiza's white sandy beaches or dancing in its famous nightclubs. The island has attracted superstars for decades, from Errol Flynn to Ursula Andress, Johnny Depp, Christina Aguilera, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, George Clooney and wife Amal, Kim and Kanye, Beyonce, Will Smith, Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Ed Milliband, Paul McCartney, Usain Bolt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, James Blunt, Katy Perry, Olly Murs, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Alessandra Ambrosio, Cher, Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Mbappé, Liam Gallagher or Louis Tomlinson to name but a few... the list goes on and on.
There are a few star sighting hotspots on the island, such as the stunning beaches of Ses Salines and Cala Jondal, exclusive beach clubs like Nikki Beach, Beso in Formentera or Blue Marlin and trendy restaurants like Cipriani's Downtown Ibiza, where Orlando Bloom infamously tried to punch Justin Bieber while Leonardo Di Caprio watched.
So who might you see this summer in Ibiza? Here are our top celebrities to look out for.
1. Lionel Messi
Ibiza is especially popular with football players and one that comes to the island year after year is Leo Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner bought a hotel on the island in the spring of 2018, the MiM Ibiza Es Vivé Hotel in Figueretes Beach, near Ibiza Town and Playa d'en Bossa with all its beach clubs and nightclubs. In 2018, he attended former FC Barcelona player Cesc Fabregas' post-wedding party on the exclusive private island of Sa Ferradura, together with John Terry, Luis Suárez, Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba, Kante, Pedro Rodríguez and Sergio Busquets. Messi has clearly got some strong roots on the island, so visits regularly and can often be seen sunbathing aboard a luxury yacht just off the White Isle's coast with his wife Antonella Rocuzzo and their children.
2. Bernie Ecclestone
Former Formula One Group chief Bernie Ecclestone bought a luxury seafront villa in Es Porroig, on the island's south coast, in 2017 and has been spotted in many lavish locations across the island since. He's been seen dining in some of Ibiza Town's trendiest restaurants, including the fabulous fish restaurant Es Xarcu, with his wife and with legendary racing driver Niki Lauda. He's also been papped strolling through Ibiza Marina with former team principal for Renault F1 Flavio Briatore. They aren't the only F1 professionals linked to Ibiza, former champion Nico Rosberg owns an ice-cream parlour, Vivi's Creamery Cafe, in the heart of Dalt Vila.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner and football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo usually chooses Ibiza for a well-deserved break (or two) every summer. After his spell with Real Madrid from 2009 - 2018, when he frequently visited the island, he has still kept coming to the White Isle regularly over the years since. He and his long-time girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez have been seen partying at the Lio Ibiza nightclub, a popular celebrity hotspot. Cristiano has even expressed his wish to open a hotel of his CR7 chain on the island.
4. Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender
Hollywood's most beautiful power couple tied the knot in Ibiza back in 2017. The White Isle was the setting of their three-day celebration in October, including a pre-wedding lunch at Yemanja Beach Club, a private ceremony in a secluded eco-villa and a post-party gathering at the celeb hotspot Es Xarcu Restaurant. Vikander and Fassbender have been seen visiting the island together prior to their nuptials, where they presumably discovered their love for the location, and multiple times since, looking loved up wandering through Ibiza town, taking luxurious yacht charters, and joining friends on the White Isle. We're pretty sure they'll keep flying over here regularly in the summers to continue celebrating their anniversary in the same place where they got hitched.
Shakira and then-husband Piqué bought a luxurious apartment in celebrity-favourite Life Marina Ibiza development in 2013, which also hosts other footballers including Carles Puyol and David Villa, as well as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The €3 million abode, located in a building designed by architect Jean Nouvel is the perfect retreat for a relaxing few days. Shakira has been seen many times visiting the White Isle with her sons Milan and Sasha, so keep your eyes peeled for the Colombian beauty and her kids getting away to enjoy the sea and sun this summer.
6. Rafa Nadal
Spaniard Rafael Nadal owns a restaurant with friends Pau Gasol and Enrique Iglesias on the White Isle: Tatel in Ibiza Town. Rafa always spends some time every summer relaxing and training on his home turf on the neighbouring island of Mallorca and he tends to hop over to the White Isle regularly for a break, charting his super-luxury yacht between the Balearic islands. Keep an eye out for him around the Marina on his yacht, or exploring Ibiza Town.
7. Zinedine Zidane
The acclaimed French footballer and ex-Real Madrid coach has a villa in Talamanca. He can often be seen enjoying the Ibiza sun aboard his yacht with his wife and sons. With his strong ties to Spain, having spent many years coaching and leading the Spanish team to great success, he will probably head to his holiday home on the White Isle again this summer. Here, he'll be able to relax and find peace and quiet with his family.
8. Jade Jagger
Mick Jagger's jewellery designer daughter usually spends every summer at her 400-year-old finca in the small northern village of San Juan, where she comes with the whole family to escape the hustle and bustle of London. She bought the house in 1998 and, since then, it has become a haven for some of her most famous friends, such as supermodel Kate Moss, who is usually seen spending part of her summer break visiting Jade on the island, or sister Georgia May. You're likely to spy her in her favourite spot on the island, taking a dip in Cala Xuclar.
9. Gary Lineker
One of the greatest English strikers of all time, Gary Lineker generally comes to Ibiza every summer, usually with his sons. Lineker's younger brother, Wayne, owns Ibiza's daytime party hot spot O Beach Club, a celeb magnet that has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pixie Lott and plenty of British reality TV stars.
10. Alessandra Ambrosio
A White Isle regular, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio can be spotted sunbathing and swimming in Ibiza's world-renowned beaches every summer. She's sometimes accompanied by a group of other Victoria's Angels including Shanina Shaik and Candice Swanepoel.
We'll be keeping our eyes open for more news on who's in Ibiza this summer, so check out our News & Features section to keep up to date. In the meantime, why not imitate the jet-setters and book your holiday on the White Isle this summer? Maybe you'll get to rub shoulders with some of them.