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A summer for the senses – Hotel Riomar Ibiza  

Hotel Riomar Ibiza boasts a stunning seafront location in Santa Eulalia and well-curated program of happenings open to one and all.

Drop-in, chill-out, move your body, socialize with friends, dine on the newly revamped menu, catch a movie and experience an authentic island fiesta at Hotel Riomar Ibiza this summer, thanks to an exceptional program of curated alfresco events designed to satiate all the senses.

Words: Abby Lowe | Photos: Ana Lui, Chloe Mignard & Felipe Wiens

In a quiet, waterside corner of Santa Eulalia, a place where the only river in the Balearics meets the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, sits Hotel Riomar Ibiza, a modern lifestyle boutique hotel where timeless luxury is blended with wellness and events for the benefit of guests and visitors alike. Perfectly positioned on the beachfront of the idyllic east coast town, with golden sands stretching out before it and blue skies up above, this stylish property seamlessly combines the yin and yang elements Ibiza is famed for in the curation of energising day and nighttime experiences. Here, you can awaken your senses, find balance and ignite your soul, all in the space of a day.

Hotel Riomar Ibizas signature restaurant, Ocean Brasserie and Bar, is a wonderful introduction to the venue’s multifaceted appeal. Open daily between 11.30am and 11pm, this peaceful alfresco restaurant channels the calm beauty of sand and sea, inviting hotel guests and visitors to switch off and slide into laid-back holiday mode on its picturesque terrace, whatever the time of day. Gorgeously chilled during the afternoon, pop in to try an ice-cold spritz or fizz from the new dedicated menu — the bubbly wild berry spritz and pink fizz is a refreshing must when the sun is at its brightest.

Drop-in, chill-out, move your body, socialize with friends, dine on the newly revamped menu, catch a movie and experience an authentic island fiesta.

Kick off your sandals and adopt a slower pace for dining too, because the cuisine at Ocean Brasserie and Bar is designed to be savoured slowly. This year, the menu features an innovative summer refresh, and dishes of note include tasty bluefin tuna poke served with avocado, cantaloupe melon, nori, rice and wasabi pearls; tender lamb cutlet with Ibizan rosemary potatoes; succulent grilled octopus with chilli-garlic crushed potatoes and padron peppers; and decadent black truffle tagliatelle with parmesan. Don’t miss desserts too, with the creamy Riomar cheesecake, made with Balearic cheese and red berry jam, worth a special mention.

Feasting accomplished, guests and visitors are welcomed to soak up Hotel Riomar Ibiza’s carefully curated happenings, a series of thoughtful and inspiring events designed with community in mind. Yoga plays a key role in this, taking centre stage of the hotel’s wellness programming on select mornings each week. Relaxing, hour-long sessions unfold at Tribe, a colourful, secluded garden cocooned from the outside world. Thursdays have a restorative focus, Fridays are for hatha devotees, and Saturdays and Sundays channel the more energetic Vinyasa style. Surrounded by nature, it’s easy to tap into pure bliss here.

Yogis with an intensive practice will be keen to celebrate the impending full moon in Capricorn, a time to nourish roots and set direction for the coming months. To celebrate, Hotel Riomar Ibiza has invited Cosmopolitan UK’s Tarot Reader, Kerry Ward, to lead a dedicated workshop and question and answer session on July 03, 2023 from 6.30pm. Kerry will also be providing one-to-one readings for a lucky group of up to five people. A Full Moon Yoga Retreat is also scheduled, featuring a mini yoga flow, meditation, and culminating in an intentions workshop to harness the power of the lunar cycle.

If you’re more fond of relaxation without any effort at all (we’re all that person sometimes), there are plenty of additional options at Hotel Riomar Ibiza. Perhaps you’d like to spend a sun-soaked day on a luxury sun lounger, in which case a day pass – including food and drink – is perfect for living the life of luxury. Ideal for residents, or those staying elswhere on the island but looking to tap into the ambience of Hotel Riomar Ibizathe feeling here is of peace tranquility and freedom.

Hotel Riomar Ibiza boasts an exceptional program of curated alfresco events this summer, designed to satiate all the senses and ignite the soul.

As the sun nears closer to the horizon, a different mood descends on Hotel Riomar Ibiza. Afterwork takes place at Ocean Brasserie and Bar every Thursday between 5pm and 8pm, and it’s an opportunity for like-minded guests and locals to embrace the end of the working day with some cool cocktails and tapas in a stunning setting, so you can really leave the stresses behind. Meanwhile, Fridays are all about Cuban Nights, when the vibrant, rhythmic beats of the central American country fill the air on the Ocean Terrace between 9pm and 11pm, and spontaneous dancing should be expected. Que bola! 

To further take advantage of those balmy Mediterranean evenings at Hotel Riomar IbizaStarlit Movie nights are scheduled for June 14 and 28, 2023, and twice a month on Wednesday evenings thereafter. Kicking off at 8pm, the ticket price includes a glass of Juvé & Camps Cava, one pizza, and of course, popcorn – watch this space for the list of carefully curated film titles that will be screened over the course of the summer. The perfect excuse to make memories beneath the beautiful Balearic stars.

Finally, in a nod to Ibiza’s ancient traditions, Hotel Riomar Ibiza honours the island’s past with a magical fiesta on Friday June 23, 2023 to commemorate the festival of San Juan. Featuring dynamic live music performances and a pop-up store featuring a range of local Ibiza brands, this celebration fuses two pillars essential to Ibiza life: heritage and partying. Occurring just two days after the summer solstice, it’s a sure sign that the season is finally in full swing, and for guests and visitors to this striking boutique hotel on the beach, that couldn’t come as better news. Be sure to reserve your place so you don’t miss out!