Ibiza has long been known as an island for dreamers and visionaries; a place to experience the time of your life, living out your wildest dreams in the company of like-minded souls. This reputation has led to a common misconception – mostly among people who have never actually been here – that the island is a hedonistic, adults-only party playground and not really the first place one would think of to bring their children. In reality nothing could be further from the truth – this island is pure paradise for families with children of all ages. Here at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, we welcome all generations of Ibiza lovers to the resort, and you don’t need to be a hotel guest to experience our family-friendly offerings.
Understanding the delicate balance between clientele who have children, and those who don’t, was always part of the mindset when designing Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay. It’s why we have two swimming pools – one gently sound-tracked by DJs for adults only, and another where kids can feel free to splash and play to their heart’s content, surrounded by luxe Bali beds and sun loungers so parents can still indulge in the luxury of a day at Ibiza Bay. Adjacent to this pool is our family-friendly Mediterranean restaurant Chambao, and also our ever-popular Kids’ Club for youngsters aged from 3 to 12 years old – families can opt dine together with their feet in the sand, or to check the little ones in for supervised activities and meals while they enjoy a decadent lunch in peace. It’s your choice.
If you’ve checked the children into our Kids’ Club, rest assured they’ll have access to the same quality cuisine and healthy snacks – in fact, they might even be learning to make their meals themselves. As part of our schedule of activities, kids can take part in pizza making workshops, or learn to make Nobu-style sushi, get involved in making ice-cream and even create their own fresh juice concoctions. And that’s just the beginning – seven days a week, from 10am to 6pm, we’ve got a creative programme of Ibiza-inspired activities, games and workshops to help make holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
Every day has a theme, ranging from repurpose and eco day to Flower Power, hippie market, pirates and mermaids and even Ibiza day, which culminates in a classic white party. Kids can channel their own inner hippie by making dream-catchers and mandalas, while ancient island traditions are introduced into projects such as weaving a typically Ibizan cesta (basket) or sombrero (straw hat). Learning about the environment on our doorstep is a big part of the experience, and we use materials found on the beach in our arts and crafts. Chill out time is always incorporated into the proceedings, straight after lunch with quiet games, movies and the typical Spanish style siesta for those little ones who need to recharge their batteries for the afternoon’s activities.
With all these inventive and creative activities on offer, delivered by a fun, friendly and highly qualified team, parents may find it difficult to extrapolate their kids from their newfound friends in the Kids’ Club, even for a swim or to make sandcastles on the beach – all the more reason to come back tomorrow!