The 2017 Ibiza Openings You Need to Know About | SUITCASE
Published by suitcasemag.com, June 2017
As summer stretches out before us, those in search of sun, fun and sand look to Ibiza once more. While the island is notorious as a haven for hedonists, those who take time to delve beyond the party lifestyle will discover a Mediterraneanparadise where long, lazy lunches are as cherished as a super-club session. Here are the newest hotspots making a splash on the White Isle this season.
Nobu Ibiza Bay Hotel
One of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2017, this comes with all the elevated status you’d expect from a Nobu venture. There’ll be 152 rooms in total, some overlooking the picturesque Talamanca bay, others with whirlpool tubs and an on-call mixologist. Keep your eyes peeled for onsite restaurants including Nobu, Chambao, Peyotito and Celicioso, not to mention the first European subsidiary of a Six Senses Spa.
Another big name making its mark in Talamanca, Sir Joan will be the fifth European outpost of the much revered Sir Hotels. Having already established venues in Amsterdam, Berlin and Hamburg, the latest offering hits the Med with a double promise to satisfy both introverts and party animals. It will also be home to Japanese-Peruvian restaurant IZAKAYA and haute cuisine burger bar THE BUTCHER.
This seaside hotel opened in 2016 and has been quietly making waves as one of the island’s most magical stays. Come here to relax (each of the nine rooms has a sea view), dine on the alfresco terrace and to soak up the eclectic style displayed in every nook and cranny – then make a beeline to the hotel’s boutique to buy it all.
Over winter, Ibiza Town’s hippest square received a makeover and now Plaza del Parque has become home to several new standout restaurants. One of those is Samar, a seafood and sushi restaurant with a cute-as-can-be terrace, turquoise interiors and unbeatable views of the medieval walls that surround the Unesco World Heritage site of Dalt Vila.
An iconic beach club in the making, Rehab has already secured a name as one of the island’s most desirable culinary destinations. With views overlooking tranquil Talamanca beach and an Asian fusion menu consisting of the freshest fish – reportedly the best tuna tataki on the island – alongside killer cocktails, this spot is set to soar.
This up-and-coming Santa Eulalia sweetheart opened last May but gained real momentum over winter thanks to its hearty Sunday roasts and up-for-anything punters, who’d turn up to finish the weekend with a bang. Head here in summer for a dose of London cool, cracking cocktails and generously stuffed burgers.
The epitome of sand-blasted, boho chic, Aiyanna comes from the team behind much-loved island venue, Amante, and has the laid-back vibes to match. With a beachfront location in picture-perfect Cala Nova, it’s a beach bar boasting comfy sofas, flecks of ethnic style and a menu focused on organic ingredients and bold Mediterranean flavours.
This little gem has popped up on the shores of Port des Torrent, a small bay populated by sunbeds and historically favoured by families. Nevertheless, the menu now packs a punch and is the ideal spot for sinking a glass of cava while burying your toes in the sand beneath the table, so expect a switch up of clientele this summer. Also excellent for sunset.
Labyrinth at Pacha
The only night to get a revamp at Pacha this year, Fridays now have Hot Since 82 at the helm. He’ll be fronting new party, Labyrinth, alongside some of the hottest stars of the scene. Experience Ibiza’s oldest and most glamorous club while dancing to techno from titans like Sasha, Cassy, Carl Craig and Derrick Carter.
Taking up home on the former site of the much-loved institution that was Space is no easy feat, but Hï Ibiza looks set to win us over with the pledge of an adult’s playground for clubbers. Off-the-scale production, huge line-ups and all new refurbished rooms look set to help the club redefine itself as a future Ibiza star.