Ibiza’s most popular resort, Playa d’en Bossa, is blessed with almost 3km of golden sand and surrounded by a collection of the island’s best beach clubs, as well as its hottest nightspots. brighter. However, as the resort is dominated by some of the best hotels on the island, offering all-inclusive or half-board options, deciding where to eat during hunger strikes can be difficult.
Fortunately, there are many quality restaurants in and around the resort, all it takes is a little orientation to find them. It is also a seaside resort where the needs of diners and clubbers convergeso be prepared to find restaurants that are livelier and more atmospheric than you might expect in quieter towns.
The prices can also be a bit high, but take a short hop to the nearby village of Sant Jordi and you will find more profitable for your holiday budget.
Here’s a rundown of our favorite places to recharge and recharge between those long, lazy tanning sessions and your epic clubbing nights.
Top of the line
Let’s start with the dad of all, Sublimate. This multi-sensory sensation is a truly magical experience for 12 guests, where the table becomes a stage on which a gastronomic show takes place. Entirely reinvented each year, chef Paco Roncero combines molecular gastronomy and state-of-the-art technology to create a completely unique event, including as many visual and olfactory ingredients as taste. Warning! Sublimotion is the most expensive restaurant in Ibiza, but if you have €1500 to spare, check it out!
Playa d’en Bossa beach is is home to amazing beach clubs nestled between sand dunes and palm trees. There’s no better place on the island to lie in the sun and relax to the sound of some of the best DJs on the planet, while enjoying top quality seafood and Mediterranean refreshments delivered straight to your rest bed.
Beachouse, Coco Beach, Nassau and Tanit Beach Ibiza beach clubs lie side by side along the sand at the southern end of the beach and each of them have kitchens producing meals to the highest standards and bars filled with the best drinks. A little further, the Sir Rocco Beach Trattoria serves high quality Italian flavors right by the sea.
Lively during the day, in the evening the beach clubs convert into atmospheric fine dining establishments, with some of the best views on the island – especially on those magical nights when the moon rises from the sea. Needless to say, this lavish luxury comes at a price, but that doesn’t stop these beds and tables to be complete throughout the season. So, be sure to reserve your place in advance.
Minami is Hotel Ushuaia’s avant-garde sushi and Japanese restaurant and is a great place to people watch and soak up the big party atmosphere while you dine. Located near the famous hotel’s lobby, it is decorated in a traditional, minimalist Japanese style and also features Teppanyaki tables for the ultimate Asian experience.
Tuk Tuk is a beach club that won’t hit the pocket so hard. Located a stone’s throw from Bora Bora’s famous beach bar, the restaurant Tuk Tuk offers a nice variety of dishes, many with nice Asian influences, which will appeal to many tastes. The venue can get lively some nights, so expect a party vibe.
Due to the resort’s popularity with Italian tourists (and lucky for those who like to stock up on carbs before a long night out!), there are several decent pizzerias and pasta restaurants in the area, offering great quality at reasonable prices. Moma Cafe, Bella Napoli, The good life and Es Tancó (in Sant Jordi) are some of our tried and trusted favourites. All can be guaranteed to deliver tasty Italian home cooking, with quality service and that little bit extra.
For something unique in Ibizayou will find the charm Restaurant Can Mosson Guillemis housed in a very pretty traditional Finca (farmhouse) on the coast road as you head into Ibiza town. Check out their superb paellas for a complete island experience.
Tucked away behind the village church of Sant Jordi you will find the cozy May Soul, a fusion restaurant with an inventive menu and warm service. An excellent choice for a wide range of Mediterranean and rest of the world cuisine.
Ohana Ibizaat the end of the promenade, offers very tasty Hawaiian/Mediterranean fusion dishes in abundant quantities. With stunning sea views from its soft wooden deck, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a healthy bowl of Poke or a stimulating cocktail while watching the world go by.
Clubbers on the go will love the variety of top-notch gourmet burgers on the menu at lively Dunes Ibiza restaurant. Nearby is the resort’s favorite take-out burger bar, Steak & Shake, a retro-style restaurant with a large selection of burgers and sides. So popular, you might find yourself queuing in the street.
Fans of exotic cuisine will be delighted by visiting Sant Jordi. The small town offers a surprising selection of authentic Asian cuisines – Arigato is an excellent Japanese restaurant with a nice selection of sushi and Chirashi bowls, while Ca Na Hathai serves an extensive menu of delicious homemade Thai dishes. Both are also great take-out options if you prefer to eat at your villa, hotel or at the beach and neither will break the bank.
However, if what you are looking for is a traditional Spanish dining experience, we can recommend Is Timbal also in San Jordi. Offering a fine selection of tapas dishes, paella and daily menus, this is a casual restaurant that appeals to locals and tourists alike.
Friends Kitchen American Bowling is a cheap and cheerful restaurant specializing in burgers, nachos, pizzas and more. With plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including of course four bowling lanes, you may find that once inside you won’t want to leave…