As the home of Haute hippies, the best hotels in Ibiza tend not to be just hotels. They’re elegant communes, agroturismo farmhouses, or hotels that double as house parties. The best addresses are hidden away, where the pace is slower, interiors are smarter, and hammocks are a mainstay. Farm-to-table dining, yoga retreats, and wellbeing programmes are beloved buzzwords. The world’s big players have begun to make their mark on the islands too. Bento boxes are nibbled on bleached-wood sun loungers at the waterfront Nobu Ibiza Bay, set just behind Marina Botafoch. More recently, a sprawling Six Senses opened along northern Ibiza’s Cala Xarraca attracting international attention. And the reopening of Montesol Experimental has reinvigerated the old town.
Whether you seek the full infinity pool treatment or fancy hiding away in a whitewashed bungalow, there’s plenty to choose from. To guide you in the right direction we’ve selected the best hotels in Ibiza – in no particular order – including the latest openings and revamped places to stay. For private stays, see our pick of the best Airbnbs in Ibiza.
Every hotel on this list has been selected independently by our editors and written by a Condé Nast Traveller journalist who knows the destination and has stayed at that property. When choosing hotels, our editors consider both luxury properties and boutique and lesser-known boltholes that offer an authentic and insider experience of a destination. We’re always looking for beautiful design, a great location and warm service – as well as serious sustainability credentials. We update this list regularly as new hotels open and existing ones evolve.
The charming converted farmhouse
Like most special places in Ibiza, this agrotourism hotel is at the end of a red dirt road and opened with just a few hushed whispers. Surrounded by pineland and fragrant lemon and fig trees, this converted finca on the east coast in Santa Eulalia is part of the swing back to Ibiza’s rootsy days. The old farmhouse has kept its original bones with sloping lines, rocky plastered walls, exposed timber ceilings and smooth concrete floors. The bedrooms and suites, converted from old stables, share the same rustic minimalism.
You might have to jiggle a key or mind your head, but the simple yet stylish composition of locally crafted objects positioned just so, nubby linens, and homemade tonics and aloe vera from the garden feels like a monastic refuge from Ibiza’s flash-in-the-pan luxury scene. The pool, surrounded by plumes of bougainvillea, is lovely but it’s the primal wood-fire restaurant with its flames burning high in the open kitchen that really steals the scene. Spilling out to the garden, it has knockout views across the verdant forest with tables and rugs beneath thickly knotted carob and olive trees. Every now and then, there are art exhibitions, pop-up concept stores and melodic acoustic evenings that go late into the night, powered by natural wine, mezcal and a local in-the-know creative community keen to keep this understated hot spot to themselves. Chloe Sachdev
Price: from about £309 per night
Address: De Jesús A Cala Llonga Km 7, 5, 07819 Santa Eularia D'es Riu, Balearic Islands, Spain
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It’s an apt nod to Ibiza’s bohemian character that even the full bells and whistles 116 room Six Senses resort is hidden away on a hillside and accessed only by a winding dirt track. Make the journey and you’ll be welcomed with a shamanic smoke cleansing ceremony – just a whiff of the range of wellness classes and courses on offer. The theme here is rest, refuel and reset, but at an exceptional level. The attention to detail is unmatched, from the bamboo-clad roofs that resemble Ibiza’s traditional fisherman huts to the minibars stashed with ashwagandha and CBD-infused soft drinks.
Interiors are muted, tactile and sophisticated, with pale wood, leather and stone. And while there are some rustic touches in keeping with the hotel’s earthy enclave, in reality, it’s a grown-up space that attracts an international crowd of Haute bohemians. Some stay for a while, waking up to terrace, pool and sea views in a junior suite before meandering down to paddle-board from a ladder directly into the sea. And then some never leave – several Six Senses Residences are available to buy.
Price: from about £892 per night
Address: Carrer Camí de sa Torre, 71, 07810 San Juan Bautista, Illes Balears, Spain
The shore-side showstopper
It’s now three years since Nobu Ibiza Bay opened, with a buzzy beachside locale that put lo-fi Talamanca on the map and a much-hyped Nobu restaurant christened by Robert de Niro himself. In that time the hotel has shuffled around, re-rooted itself a couple of times and finally settled into a rhythm that looks and feels just right. Yes, it’s glossy and yes, it’s on the not-quite-gentrified sands of Talamanca, arguably Ibiza Town’s last locals’ beach. But instead of being a bastion of other-ness, Nobu has integrated in a way that feels as organic as can be for a global super brand. Staff – arguably the best on the island – know guests by name; the deeply cocooning lobby bar buzzes in the thrilling way that hotel lobbies used to, with island residents who’ve dropped in for meetings, coffee or a sneaky Kloris CBD treatment at the newly opened Six Senses spa. The newly opened late-night Nobu Lounge is low-lit and discreet, with a select Nobu sushi menu and a speakeasy, members’ club vibe.
Bedrooms are airy and capacious, with subtly bohemian décor in blues and creams that complements the jaw-dropping sea (and sunrise) views of the craggy Illa Grossa peninsula and the headland of Cap Martinet, from where fishing boats cast off at first light. A snaking boardwalk loops and curves across the sands, packed with early-morning joggers who strip off for skinny dips in any one of the hidden sandy coves. Back on the pool deck, well-behaved children disappear into the kids’ club for pirate and princess parties while grown-ups sip fresh watermelon juice, nibble on bento boxes and dip their toes into the warm sand from billowing four-poster sunbeds. Mellow music complements a constant tinkle of ice in glasses, while methuselahs of rosé are hurried around. It’s all as barefoot and cosseting as you’d expect from the team behind Cliveden and the Marbella Club, whose Slim Aarons-esque, country club aesthetic can be felt at every turn.
Price: from about £568 per night
Address: Carrer de Ses Feixes, 52, 07800, Illes Balears, Spain
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If there is a place where you can find inner peace and connect with yourself, that place is OKU Ibiza. This laid-back luxury retreat is a small paradise within a paradise, and the best place to discover (or rediscover) the so-called White Island: Think wabi sabi–inspired design, two serene swimming pools, regular yoga sessions, and fusion cuisine. The hotel also has a privileged location that gives you access to the most beautiful beach spots on the island, from large and sandy shores to hidden small coves, as well as popular beach clubs and restaurants with sea views. María Casbas
Price: from about £340 per night
Address: Camí del Portixol, 2, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain
The elegant Ibiza Town oasis
It’s almost 20 years since the Ibiza Gran Hotel opened in Ibiza Town’s marina glossy district, predating the area’s multi-million-euro revival by a decade. The waterside zone is now the island’s smartest hang-out and Ibiza’s original five-star hotel is still very much at its heart. Inside, the Ibiza Gran Hotel is a paradigm of serene luxury, with restrained, cream-on-cream interiors (money talks, but wealth whispers), a sweeping, art-filled lobby and vast, airy suites, some with private plunge pools and extraordinary views across the harbour to UNESCO-protected Dalt Vila. Outdoors, two lagoon-like pools (one is adults-only) are fringed with plush daybeds, manicured lawns and towering, tottering palm trees.
So far, so laidback, but it’s not all about relaxation here. The hotel is part of an upscale demi-resort that includes a casino, an open-air rooftop Zuma restaurant and Club Chinois, Ibiza’s slickest new nightspot. The latter two opened last year beneath the watchful eye of Island Hospitality (Mikasa, Beachouse, Finca La Plaza) and have become Ibiza’s see-and-be-seen hotspots, with the island’s ritzy international set tumbling from al fresco sushi suppers at Zuma directly to Club Chinois’s red velvet privé area. If the late nights take their toll (Lío, Pacha and Roto are also on the doorstep), then lazy breakfasts fuelled by an omelette bar and pancake station will help, as will cryotherapy and oxygen treatments in the high-tech Open Spa.
Price: from about £348 per night
Address: Passeig Joan Carles I, 17, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain