Whether you're after a base for hedonistic nights on the town or somewhere quiet to explore the glimmering coves and beaches of the fabled White Isle, let this guide to luxury villas in Ibiza take you on a journey through some of the most enticing Balearic spots there are.
Luxury villas in Ibiza party towns
The after-dark atmosphere of the White Isle is famous around the globe. Big-name DJs grace the stages throughout a whole summer of partying, cocktail drinking and dancing. To get stuck into the mix, be sure to consider the destinations below.
Ibiza Town for the full experience
There might be nowhere on the island where the villas are so steeped in design features and cutting-edge art as Ibiza Town. This is the stomping ground of international jetsetters, after all, with the glitzy harbours of Marina Botafoch and Ibiza Nueva positively brimming with priceless yachts, creative gastronomy and sleek clubbing venues.
San Antonio for hedonism
If it's the legendary nightlife scene that's got you searching for luxury villas in Ibiza, San Antonio might be just the resort to look at. The town's famous Sunset Strip – a row of cocktail-clinking bars that seethes with life on summer evenings – is hemmed in by loads of bungalows and condos with uber-modern interiors and infinity pools of their own.
A high-class stay near Platja d'en Bossa
The longest uninterrupted stretch of sand on the whole island of Ibiza is what fringes Platja d'en Bossa. What's more, with the airport on one side and buzzing Ibiza Town on the other, it's easy to see why this sand-fringed resort comes up trumps for so many holidayers. Nights can be spent letting loose to world-class DJs in the iconic Ushuaia club, while days are all about water skiing, SUP boarding and good old sunbathing.
Luxury Ibiza villas in quieter coastal spots
Waking to views of turquoise-shimmering seas and pine-dressed inlets is a uniquely Balearic experience, made possible by the array of luxury villas in Ibiza that stud the coastline of the island. A selection of the most popular places to go is below.
Choose luxury stays in Santa Eulalia
The pine-studded hills that frame Santa Eulalia run down to meet bustling Calle San Jaime promenade and its clusters of bistros and bars. However, there's no thumping energy to this resort – it's just good old, laid-back Balearic charms, a smoke-free beachfront and a whole host of tempting villas that are perfect for families.
Head upwards to Sant Miquel de Balansat
Making for the higher ridges of northern Ibiza that rise around the town of Sant Miquel de Balansat means trading sizzling shingle beaches for groves of citrus trees and sleepy plazas. The other upshot is that the luxury villas in Ibiza's remoter reaches come with extra space and stunning country views, with big swimming pools and private gardens topped with palms.
Retreat to Portinatx
To escape the bustle of the south coast of Ibiza, make the journey to Portinatx. It tips the island's northernmost point with a trio of irresistible beaches, each glowing gold and scented with pine trees, from pink-tinted S'Arenal Petit to scythe-shaped Platja Es Port. In the region around the town, low hills host traditional Spanish casas, where see-through pools glisten in cacti-topped grounds.
What sorts of luxury villas in Ibiza are there?
Before booking your upscale home on the most famous of the Balearic Islands, it's worth considering what sort of place your after. Style and class runs through many of the villas here, but there's still plenty of variation on the types of pads available.
Luxury villas in Ibiza with a private pool
It's very likely that any search for the White Isle's classiest places will mean filtering out all the pads that don't have their very own swimming pool – it can hit 30 degrees in the summertime every day, after all. The real question is what sort of pool are you after? Some have glitzy infinity pools that spill down to meet the body-packed party promenades. Others tout remote pools in the mountains, surrounded by cacti gardens and groves of scented fruit trees.
Luxury villas in Ibiza for families
There are plenty of holiday rentals across the Balearic Islands that are aimed squarely at families. That's true of Ibiza, even if a whole load of places here are better for partiers and couples. Multiple bedrooms and large dining areas combine with locations in quieter resorts like Portinatx and Sant Miquel, creating homes that are perfect for anyone with kids in tow.
Condo villas in complexes
If you home in on the villas that are closest to Ibiza's buzzing party towns, you might find more and more condo-style stays. These could share their luxury facilities with other rentals in the same complex, but that's usually compensated by cranking up the size of the pool.