CondéNast Traveller includes Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay among the "15 Best Hotels in Ibiza (2023)"
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
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. 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 and the deeply cocooning lobby bar buzzes in the thrilling way that hotel lobbies used to, with island residents dropping in for meetings, coffee, or a treatment at the Six Senses spa. The 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 complement the jaw-dropping sea (and sunrise) views of the craggy Illa Grossa peninsula and the headland of Cap Martinet. 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. 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.