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Top celebrities to spot in Ibiza summer 2019

Who can you expect to see in Ibiza this year?

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| Ana Hernández, Ibiza Editor | Published

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Top celebrities to spot in Ibiza summer 2019

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 have 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.

Only last summer, the White Isle hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, 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.

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 BeachBeso 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.

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. Last year, 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 or Sergio Busquets. Messi can often be seen sunbathing aboard a luxury yacht just off the White Isle's coast with his wife Antonella Rocuzzo and their children.

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. He's been seen dining in some of Ibiza Town's trendiest restaurants with his wife and with legendary racing driver Niki Lauda. He's not the only F1 professional linked to Ibiza, former champion Nico Rosberg owns an ice-cream parlour, Vivi's Creamery Cafe, in the heart of Dalt Vila.

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. Even after he left the Spanish capital, Madrid, to play for Italian team Juventus in 2018, he still kept coming to the White Isle frequently. Last summer, he kicked off the season here in May and then came back in July after playing the World Cup in Russia. Cristiano owns a restaurant in IbizaTatel, together with fellow star sportsmen Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol, as well as Spanish hit singer Enrique Iglesias, and he's expressed his wish to open a hotel of his CR7 chain on the island.

Calvin Harris

The superstar Scottish DJ has announced not one but two residencies on the White Isle, in Pacha and Ushuaïa. The highest-paid DJ in the world already left his multi-millionaire contract in Las Vegas for a few weeks last August to spin hits like "We Found Love", "This is What You Came For", "Summer" and "How Deep Is Your Love" in Ibiza. He'll probably invite some of his celebrity friends to join him behind the decks: Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sam Smith... there's a few to choose from!

Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender

Hollywood's most beautiful power couple tied the knot in Ibiza 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 Es Xarcu Restaurant. Vikander and Fassbender had already visited the island in July, presumably to organise the bash, and Alicia was even the star of Louis Vuitton's Cruise 2018 campaign, shot on the White Isle. We're pretty sure they'll fly over here again this summer if only to celebrate their anniversary in the same place where they got hitched.

Shakira & Gerard Piqué

Shakira and 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 three-million euros abode, located in a building designed by architect Jean Nouvel is the perfect retreat for a relaxing few days after a hectic football season for Piqué and a busy world tour that's taken Shakira all around the globe presenting her latest album El Dorado. So keep your eyes peeled for the Colombian beauty and her kids Milan and Sasha in 2019.

Idris Elba

The British actor and DJ landed a residency at the exclusive restaurant/cabaret/nightclub Lio last summer and filmed his latest hit, Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie, in Ibiza last year as well. This 2019 season, he'll be at the White Isle's hottest club, Hï Ibiza, every Friday night supporting David Guetta's alter-ego Jack Back.

David Guetta

Parisian superstar dance artist David Guetta is not only returning to the White Isle for his new Jack Back Friday gig in Hï Ibiza's Club Room but he'll also host his popular F*** Me I'm Famous residency at the same time, in the main room, and the BIG at Ushuaïa bash on Mondays. His love for Ibiza is no secret since his career bloomed here, as explained by the biographical documentary 'Made in Ibiza'. In recent years he has invited some of his famous friends such as Usher, Will.i.am, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg or Ludacris to join him at the DJ booth, so you can expect some surprise appearances in 2019.

Zinedine Zidane

The acclaimed French 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. This summer, he will probably head to the island once again to relax after his return at the helm of the Spanish capital's team – here he'll be able to find the peace and quiet needed to reflect on the changes Real Madrid needs after an unsuccessful season.

Craig David

After his triumphant TS5 Pool Party residency at Ibiza Rocks Hotel last year, the superstar British singer is returning to the island for another 12 weeks of fun in the sun. It does seem like David's enjoying his Ibizan gigs as this is the fourth summer in a row he'll be spending on the island. Not only that, but the British garage singer was part of Ibiza Rocks grand opening bash last Friday.

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.

Rafa Nadal

This unusual Spanish trio owns a couple of restaurants on the White Isle, Zela in Ibiza Town and Tatel in Playa d'en Bossa, in which Cristiano Ronaldo also has shares. Rafa Nadal has a pretty busy summer ahead with several competitions on the line after winning the ATP Masters 1000 Rome for the 9th time, including Roland Garros. However, he'll surely spend some time relaxing and training on home turf, at the neighbouring island of Mallorca. Who knows, he might pop over here for a break as he did last year – maybe even for his stag do as he's set to marry his long-time girlfriend Xisca Perelló sometime at the end of the summer.

More inspiration...

Many other international celebrities have seen walking on Ibiza's white sandy beaches or dancing in its famous nightclubs. The island Ibiza has attracted superstars for decades, from Errol Flynn to Ursula Andress, Johnny Depp, Christina AguileraLeonardo DiCaprioJustin BieberGeorge Clooney and wife Amal, Kim and Kanye, Beyonce, Will Smith, Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Ed Milliband... the list goes on and on. 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.

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