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And there is nothing like a stay on the white island. There’s something truly magical and utterly alluring about Ibiza’s stunningly crystal clear waters and terrifyingly cool bohemian vibe that lures you in year after year.

From Zen oases perfect for spiritual souls to hedonistic party hotels and the most breathtaking sea views, here’s where to flop on the island.

Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel and Spa

Hotel Atzaro Agroturismo

Set on 32 acres of land, surrounded by green hills, Atzaró is an absolute must for wellness enthusiasts. This year, the hotel reopens with a new “spa garden”, which includes a jacuzzi terrace surrounded by orange trees, fragrant lavender and rosemary, a lounge with fireplace for meditation and healing workshops and an outdoor sauna. Relax all day on one of the giant canopied loungers by the pool, only stopping to take a dip in the 43-metre freshwater pool, unwind with a beauty treatment or enjoy a Pilates class on the terrace. Each of the 24 rooms has been decorated with the rustic charm of Ibiza and most also have a private garden, terrace or plunge pool to cool off after a day at the beach.

Price: rooms from €230 per night for a double room including breakfast (in low season).

Six Senses Ibiza

Six Senses Ibiza

Six Senses Ibiza opened its doors last summer in the beautiful secluded bay of Xarraca, at the northern tip of the White Island. Sustainability is at the heart of this finca-style resort, which spans over 20 acres and features a 400-year-old olive press that supplies organic produce to the hotel’s restaurants, bars and cafes. Head here for the alluring spa, home to holistic retreats, biohacking treatments, and wellness programs — fitness enthusiasts will love the rooftop yoga deck and boxing ring. That doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had. There’s also an all-night DJ at the beach caves and organic cocktails to enjoy by the jaw-dropping pool. Wholesome hedonism at its finest.

Price: rooms from €1,080 (around £920) per night based on two people sharing breakfast.

Oku Ibiza

OKU Ibiza

Oku Ibiza, a boho chic sanctuary with stylish Japanese design accents located on the edge of Cala Gració bay, also opened last year. Boasting no less than four tempting pools – including the largest on the island – two restaurants overseen by Mark Vaessen of Sushisamba fame, 184 rooms and suites, an intimate spa and a rooftop for daily yoga. Are you feeling boujie? Book your gang into the four-bedroom villa which has its own private pool.

Price: Rooms from €360 (£323) B&B based on two roommates.

Nobu Hotel, Ibiza Bay

Nobu Hotel, Ibiza Bay

Overlooking the shores of Talamanca Bay on the south side of the Balearic Islands coast, Nobu Hotel, Ibiza Bay is an impeccably decorated five-star resort with a sea-facing swimming pool. Lime has 15 guest rooms and suites in a fresh palette of whites, blues, and golds, with marble surfaces and stone embellishments softened by ropes and bamboo accents. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and open terraces allowing you to be lulled by the sound of the waves, soak up the scent of wild jasmine and watch the boats float on the turquoise water. Sure, sushi is the biggest draw here, and it doesn’t get much sexier than Nobu — but take your pick from the four on-site restaurants and poolside bar.

Price: Room rates start at £323 per night (£644/night in high season).

ME Ibiza

ME Ibiza

ME Ibiza is a celebrity hotspot located in a secluded bay near Santa Eulalia on the east coast, which adjoins the famous Nikki Beach club. Boasting 360-degree views of white-sand beaches, with minimalist Ibiza-style interiors and an adults-only pool surrounded by Balinese beds and a DJ, it’s a five-star retreat with all the luxury trimmings. Indulge in a morning of aerial yoga, travel in style to sister island Formentera on the ME motorboat, and sample plates of Lebanese haute cuisine at Noura washed down with sumptuous cocktails at Radio Rooftop Bar. Pure happiness.

Price: Rooms from £359 per night for a double bed.

Pike Ibiza

The famous Pikes Pool

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Come for the party, stay for the good vibes – Pikes is by far Ibiza’s most iconic hotel Steeped in hedonistic history and famous for being the location of the Wham’s Club Tropicana video, of course. Kitschy, colorful and home to its own nightclub, Freddie’s, and an acid-pink tennis court, the 26-bed boutique hotel offers guests a slice of authentic Ibizan rock ‘n’ roll. Pikes’ restaurant, Room 39, attracts local foodies and is renowned for its weekly Sunday roasts followed by an epic pool party.

Price: Rooms from €149 for a double room in low season.

Case Gasi

Case Gasi

Nestled in the hills in the heart of the Ibicenca countryside, surrounded by olive groves, pine forests, almond and fig trees, ​Cas Gasi is a private and discreet agrotourism around a converted finca on four hectares. Wake up to the sound of a rooster in the nearby farmhouse before finding your zen with some gentle yoga on the terrace and refueling over a delicious organic breakfast. With the beaches of Benirras and Salinas less than 15 minutes drive away and the charming village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera and its booming food scene less than 10 minutes away, it’s a wonderful location to use as a base for exploring the bohemian side of the White Isle — but be sure to spend plenty of downtime by the pool.

Price: Rooms from €325 per night based on two adults sharing.

Hotel Bless, Ibiza

Hotel Bless Ibiza

Tucked away safely away from the party crowds in Cala Nova, located in the north of the island, the Bless Hotel exudes refined glamour, with its white poolside lounge chairs and Coco Chanel-inspired interiors. Think monochrome mixed with hints of rustic Ibizan charm, the result is very French Riviera chic. Offering private access to a cove, where you can enjoy sunsets from Aiyanna or Atzaro beach restaurants, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon a true hidden gem. It’s also a foodie’s paradise, with five dining spaces helmed by Spain’s most starred chef, Martín Berasategui (12+ stars).

Price: rooms from £325 per night on a B&B basis.

7 Pins Resort Ibiza

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Perched on the edge of a cliff on the west coast of the island, 7 Pines is a sprawling five-star resort set on 13 acres with two swimming pools, 186 suites and a huge spa with a thermal circuit (including steam room, sauna , cold mists and waterbeds). The main sea-facing pool is adults-only and features semi-submerged loungers and a glass wall at one end through which you can see the sea. Arrive in style by booking a private pickup with the Seven Pines limo.

Price: Rooms from around £430 per night.

Hotel MIM Es Vive

Hotel MiM Ibiza Es Viva

Just two miles – or ten minutes by taxi – from Ibiza’s bustling Old Town, the MIM Es Vive Hotel, housed in an iconic three-story art deco building, is another Ibizan institution. Towering palm trees line the entrance, framing the pool with pristine white lounge chairs. Rooms are decadent and feature period furnishings with touches of plush silks and velvets, while the rooftop Sky Bar has king-size daybeds perfect for laying on. It used to be a party hotel, but these days well-being is the main focus. Order shots (wheatgrass) from the detox juice and smoothie menu and sweat it out in the Virtue Spa, which has a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Price: Rooms from £190 per night (high season).

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