Treat the family with a holiday to remember at these sophisticated hotels in the Balearic paradise of Ibiza. It may be famous as a party island, but with 80 beaches it’s easy to find a quiet spot with the kids where you can catch the sun or paddle in the clear blue waters.
Ibiza has a grown-up side, too: these days, creative chefs working with local produce in the thriving restaurant scene are just as likely to be celebrated as house DJs. At the end of the day, sit back and watch the spectacular sunsets from your luxury Ibiza hotel.
A pristine, palm-studded family hotel in Ibiza
The hotel: this 5-star family hotel has an unbeatable location between the airport and Ibiza Town. You can catch rays on the sun-soaked southern coast within minutes of arrival and make the most of the thrilling nightlife and dining in the island’s capital. Take it easy in rooms with a bright, modern design that are packed with technology, including Bluetooth speakers and broadband Wi-Fi. Terraces with sweeping coastal views are also available.
The pool and spa: savour the morning sun by the palm-lined pool – one of five in the hotel – or book yourself into the Zentropia spa to explore its three zones: fitness, well and thermal. You’ll find an outdoor pool, indoor pool with bubble beds and hydromassage, cold pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and a sunny outdoor area with sensations showers. While you indulge in a Turkish massage, the children will be busy making new friends in the fun-filled kids’ club or frolicking in the action-packed playground.
The restaurant: At mealtimes, you’re spoilt for choice with six restaurants – three of which offer à la carte dining on the hotel’s terraces, gazing over the gardens or the sea. Tuck into spicy dishes like tacos for a casual lunch at La Doña, or indulge yourself at dinner with dishes such as confit cod with truffle at Portofino.
- Kids’ clubs and an exclusive kids’ playground to amuse the children
- Luxury spa with Turkish massage, sauna and jacuzzi
Steps from Playa d’en Bossa’s sandy beach
- Five swimming pools to choose from, including two just for the little ones
A cool and modern 5-star family hotel in Ibiza
The amenities: send the little ones to play at the Roxity Kids’ Club, where they’ll be entertained by colourful characters the Roxtars. You’ll be free to explore the hotel’s tranquil spa haven, with its thermal pools, saunas and spa tub. Try one of Hard Rock’s unique massages synchronised to music, or explore the menu of hydrotherapy, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling and beauty services.
The restaurant: Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero really puts on a show. His exclusive 12-seat restaurant SUBLIMOTION combines experimental gastronomy with theatricality to stimulate all your senses. For a more traditional take on Spanish flavours, head to TATEL for grilled sole with a cava sauce.
- Two main pools and three river-style pools to choose from
- Roxity Kids’ Club to keep the children busy
- Moments from the white sands of Playa d’en Bossa beach
An Ibiza family hotel seconds from a lively beach
The hotel: in the heart of Ibiza’s liveliest resort, this hotel is a haven where you can gaze on the island’s dazzling sunsets from the pool or your personal balcony. Just moments from the sands of San Antonio bay, it’s geared for families, with spacious shared rooms and Wi-Fi (we know the kids insist on it). Meanwhile, your room’s clean modern styling, calming blue palette and handy mini-fridge will keep the grown-ups happy.
The amenities: there’s plenty of live entertainment too, with music and shows reflecting the island’s reputation for fun. Kids have their own Miniclub with activities for 4- to 12-year-olds: watch them learn how to scale the colourful outdoor climbing wall or compete in a ping-pong tournament.
The restaurant: help yourself to the international buffet served throughout the day or feast on Asian or Spanish cuisine at the twice-weekly themed dinners. Pair the sunset with a crisp glass of cava on the terrace. Between meals, you can cool down the kids (and yourself) with a sumptuous ice cream.
- Kids’ club with games to ensure children stay entertained
- Weekly themed dinners for exciting eating experiences
- Seconds from San Antonio’s golden beach
A family hotel in Ibiza by a relaxed beach
The hotel: with gently sloping sands and shallow waters, Es Caná beach is a laid-back family favourite. And Alua Miami Ibiza has a stunning vantage point overlooking its curved bay. Get settled into a bright, modern family room with wooden floors and splashes of blue, and stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi. Or just watch the sea and sky from your private balcony.
Kid’s facilities: when they’re not on the beach, watch the kids have fun in the splash pool with its pirate ship and waterslide, or let them explore the adventure playground. While the little ones are being entertained at the Panda Miniclub, lie back on the shaded Balinese beds at the hotel terrace or practise your stroke in the large circular outdoor pool.
The restaurant: help yourself to the buffet, combining Ibiza specialties with popular international dishes, or sit down to one of the twice-weekly themed dinners featuring Spanish and Mexican foods. The all-inclusive treats don’t stop there: fetch an ice lolly for the kids to cool down by the pool while you sip a crisp beer or cava as you watch the sun go down.
- Kids’ club with entertainment, a children’s pool with a waterslide and a playground
- Themed dinners twice a week for dining with a difference
- Terrace offering sublime ocean views and Balinese beds to lounge on
A 5-star luxury family hotel on Ibiza’s east coast
The hotel: ME by Melia Ibiza is a rare jewel of a hotel: a sophisticated beachside retreat for adults that knows how to make sure the kids have fun. With a full programme of games and activities running from 10am to 6pm at the kids’ pool, there’s more time for you to enjoy this oasis of relaxation. Unwind with a massage at the Cogage spa and pamper yourself with treatments from the celebrated Parisian skincare brand. The awe-inspiring 360-degree views of Ibiza’s white beaches will soothe your soul as the spa takes care of your body. Dive into the infinity pool on the serene rooftop terrace or join the party at the ground floor pool, where DJs set an upbeat mood.
The restaurant: Michelin-starred chef Ángel León serves up his signature innovative seafood on the panoramic terrace – watch his staff in the open kitchen combine the freshest catches with extraordinary ingredients such as marine plankton. Snack on a stone-baked pizza in the Italian-inspired Bianco Mare.
The rooms: all that’s left is to retire to your chic, minimalist room. Keep the fun going with the large TV and home cinema sound system, or simply refresh yourself under the rainfall shower before curling up in the extra-long bed.
- Michelin-starred cuisine to salivate over
- Kids’ clubs with activities and games to keep them busy
- Elegant spa with 360-degree views
A relaxing Ibiza family hotel that’s ideal for kids
The hotel: The Invisa Hotel Cala Blanc is a place for younger visitors to dive straight into the action. Watch them clamber over the giant pirate ship in the children’s pool, whizz down its tube slides and splash in the waterfall. There’s also a special paddling pool for toddlers, along with mini-golf facilities for the entire family. The Kids’ Clubs with organised activities and entertainment for all ages mean you can take time for yourself. Hone your tennis or archery skills at the multi-purpose sports court, or have a cocktail and a massage at the Buddha Chill Out area.
The restaurant: the restaurant keeps dining fuss-free, with a satisfying buffet of hot and cold dishes and a children’s menu to keep everyone happy. Breakfast is served until noon, so you can have a well-earned lie-in in your spacious room or suite. Choose a room with a sea view to make the most of your Mediterranean break with coffee on the balcony.
The beach: Figueral Beach, with its shallow waters and soft sands, is close by for a blissful sunbathing – or castle-building – session. Pick up a keepsake of your trip at the Las Dalias and Es Canar-Punta Arabi markets, where you’ll discover a host of boutique stalls and handcrafts.
- Excellent kids’ facilities, including a purpose-built pool with slides
- Versatile sports court offering activities as varied as aerobics and tennis
- Children’s buffet with specially selected foods for younger diners
- Moments from Figueral Beach’s golden sand
A peaceful country estate converted into a family hotel in Ibiza
Agroturismo Can Pere Sord | San Juan
The scenery: surrounded by Ibiza’s lush countryside, Hotel Can Pere‘s tranquil location serves as a sublime setting for a family escape. Explore pine forests, vineyards and olive groves around the converted 19th-century house, or head out to the nearby wildlife reserve for a spot of cycling or hiking with the family.
The amenities: inside, the rooms are calming and elegant, individually decorated in a rustic style. Relax in a fluffy bathrobe and channel surf on the plasma TV, or open up your holiday read on the Bali-style poolside beds as the kids splash and play. You can even call for a massage in the comfort of your own room.
The restaurant: in the evenings, sip a glass of chilled fino before dinner in the library lounge. Then try the farm-to-table experience of the hotel’s restaurant, La Terraza de Can Pere. Look out from the terrace at the land that grew the produce, crafted by the chef into intricate Mediterranean dishes.
- Unparalleled rural location on the edge of a nature reserve
- Easy access to thrilling activities such as hot-air ballooning
- Snug restaurant serving tantalising local recipes