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11 of the best beach clubs and restaurants in Ibiza

A roundup of our favourites on the island...

The White Isle is full of different beach clubs and restaurants that come in various shapes and forms. Some are sleek and suave, while others are more rustic and homey. No matter what it is you like, you can guarantee that there will be something to accomodate your tastes. From small and quirky to large upscale to hippy inspired chic to service-led, we've selected some of the best beach venues in which to soak up the inimitable atmosphere of Ibiza. Whatever you're looking for from a beach club or restaurant, we're sure you'll find it here.

Elements Ibiza, Cala Benirrás

One that's definitely for the secret hippy in you. Elements overlooks the famous Benirrás beach in the north of the island, offering everything to help you embrace the day with morning yoga and a juice bar and a massage for later on. Stick around till evening, especially on Sunday, and you can wander onto the beach to hear the famous drummers and then slip back to sip cocktails and sample head chef Pep Herrero's menu featuring fresh locally sourced food.


Amante, Sol Den Serra

Amante has arguably one of the best beach club settings on the island, in its own private cove. By day it offers luxury day beds before turning into the perfect evening location for a romantic dinner. Serving ultra-fresh smoke infused Mediterranean food cooked on a Josper grill, its multi-level restaurant allows you multiple ways to enjoy the sumptuous views as you listen to the waves crash on the beach.


El Chiringuito, Cala Gracioneta

Overlooking one of the cutest little coves in the San Antonio Bay, you'll find a big eating area, small terraces for sipping sangria and four-poster beds on the small beach. It's a great place for food, with the paella reputed to be one of the best on the island. It's also much used for private parties and weddings, so best to call ahead to check you can get in.


Nikki Beach, Santa Eulalia

For five star luxury, Nikki Beach one of the original beach club brands, offers its trademark sleek white style, with rows of day beds and flowing drapes. You'll get valet parking, some of the freshest sushi and seafood around, an array of signature cocktails and live saxophonists. For the glam ibiza experience and to socialise with the beautiful crowd, this is the place to be.


Aiyanna Ibiza, Es Caná

Stationed above the peaceful Cala Nova bay in Es Caná, Aiyunna Ibiza is the sister venue to the suave Amante beach club from above. The restaurant is close to Punta Arabí, so its obvious as to where it draws its Boho Chic influence from. The gorgeous seaside views paired with the rustic style of the restaurant makes it perfect for those looking to just lounge and sip on a cocktail. If you are hungry, then the restaurants choice of diverse vegetarian and tender seafood options should keep you satisfied until the sun goes down.


Sunset Ashram, Cala Conta

Definitely one of the best places to see the sunset in Ibiza, though do book ahead as it's a popular location; food is self-service by day and there's table service by night. A good time to go is early evening when the DJs start playing and before the reserved tables fill up so you can sneak in and soak in the late sun and sanctify your soul.


Babylon Beach, Santa Eulalia

One to escape the crowds of Ibiza, this Bohemian haunt reveals itself after passing the deceptively small entrance, when you see a small oasis with a long row of waterfront sun loungers. Drinks can be pricey, though the food suits most budgets. There's a supervised playing area for kids and you can have fun hopping onto the floating pontoon as your drinks await you.


Jockey Club, Las Salinas

Visit this family run place if only for the spectacular vista of the salt flats of Ibiza. When there, dine on crisp calamari and Iberico ham. There's a nice selection of Spanish wines, spankingly good cocktails and some laid-back tunes playing from late afternoon to early evening. It's somewhat of an island institution and well worth the visit.


Beachouse, Playa d'en Bossa

A relative newcomer, this straw-roofed blonde-wooded beach house is found at the quieter end of Playa d'en Bossa and is all the better for it. Food is fresh and rustic Italian style with fresh pasta and pizza. You'll enjoy its small-scale intimacy and love it when dusk comes and the music tempo rises. It has quickly garnered a reputation for being a key party location.


Tropicana Beach Club, Cala Jondal

A legendary yet low-key beach club, this place is a lot more reasonable and chilled out than some of its Cala Jondal neighbours; it is known too for its excellent service. With seating going into the sand of the beach, there's a great ambience and choice of international and Mediterranean food, featuring Ibicenco dishes and local seafood. Lounge in one of their hammocks (book ahead) or relax in one of their super comfortable sunbeds.


Kumharas, Cala de Bou

Hip and hedonistic, with a distinctly laid-back hippy vibe. Here you'll find acres of sofas where you can enjoy the famous San Antonio sunset, sipping a strawberry daiquiri and generally lounging. There's even a market with stalls selling handmade jewelry and clothing. This is high on the list for proper Ibiza hippy chic.


Article fully revised August 2017

WORDS | Julian Heathcote

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