Ibiza Grows Up: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay Opens with Family-Friendly Amenities

Ibiza is still for ravers, but now they’re bringing the kids

Last summer, Billboard asked if Ibiza’s glory days as a music mecca have ended.

MC Hotels, owners of Spain’s Marbella Club and Puente Romano and London & Regional, are betting it isn’t, but they’re also anticipating a more grown-up crowd.

The group will open the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, a boutique property located on the shores of Talamanca Bay, on June 30 — just in time for ravers seeking beaches and beats to book their long weekends, and also in time for kids’ summer vacations. Aside from amenities designed to evoke “adult playground,” from private seafront pools to spa treatments, the hotel also offers a family-friendly vibe and kids’ activities, like the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay’s Kids Club, a sign that Ibiza ravers are growing up.

“Nobu’s global customers will be excited and passionate about this unique and fun luxury resort and will become another destination on the growing map of Nobu Hotels and Nobu Restaurants,” Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality, said in a release.

Guests will enjoy three restaurants, including Japanese fusion dishes at Nobu Matsuhisa, Ibiza-inspired fare at Nobu, the resort’s signature restaurant, and locally prepared seafood at  Chambao, a restaurant opening in collaboration with El Chiringuito de Es Cavallet. At night, Chambao touts itself as “the place to be for chilled-out parties with family and friends.”

For adults, the hotel will bring the first Six Senses Spa to the island, offering indulgent treatments, a yoga pavilion, a fitness suite, blow dry bar, salons and beach cabanas. Kids, meanwhile, will become immersed in Ibizan culture at the kids’ club, where bohemian foraging sessions a cookery school are part of the culture-inspired program.

Rates start at 490 Euros per night, based on double occupancy. The Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH).


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