From 12pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
Taking the plunge into the chilly sea at Las Salinas on the first day of the new year has long been an Ibiza tradition. Ten years ago, the Hamersma family – the brains behind the popular Vino & Co store in San José – began to host the day as an official event to raise money for charity. Bring your swimsuit and your courage and Vino & Co will look after the rest, with plenty of wine served in biodegradable cups for those who brave the (ever-so-mild) waves. Stop by the Vino & Co store or visit them online in the lead up to the event to buy an event t-shirt, with 50% donated to Proyecto Juntos – an Ibiza based NGO that provides support to hospitalised children and their families. The first swim kicks off at midday followed by further dips at 1pm and 2pm. Participants should bring a plate to share at the communal picnic table and stay behind for a ‘leave no trace’ beach clean. Bring your kids, you grandparents, your dog and your hungover friends for the freshest way to start the new year.
12pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
Brunch is the cure to almost any ailment and especially good for clearing the mind and body on New Year’s Day. Let the crew at The Standard, Ibiza nurse you back to optimum power on January 1, 2023with their delectable Vila Brunch served in hotel’s jungle themed ground floor resto, Jara located in the centre of Ibiza town. Kicking off at the respectable hour of midday, revive your danced out bones with bottomless cocktails, free-flowing cava and delicious brunch bites to satisfy any craving, all accompanied by some of the island’s finest artists and musicians providing a soundtrack designed to ease you gently into the New Year.
12pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
Stylish Cala Tarida restaurant Cotton Beach Club has reopened its doors for the holiday season and there’s just a little over a week left to enjoy sunny lunches the sea. Enjoy a decadent New Year’s Day lunch on the sunny Grand Terrace with spectacular views out over the Mediterranean, a fabulous soundtrack by DJs Dalibor Dadoff and Mr Doris and of course, fine food courtesy of head chef Federico Garcia and his team. The emphasis here is on high quality ingredients and international flavours, with the Rawbar & Sushi menu also a favourite with Cotton Beach Club aficionados. After dining, enjoy a cocktail from the privileged position of the Amphi Lounge and watch the iconic Ibiza sunset. Open daily from 12pm to 6pm until January 8, 2023 – reservations highly recommended.
12.30pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
The holiday vibe keeps going at Juntos House with their final event for the festive period taking place on New Year’s Day. The sleepy hamlet of San Mateo is the perfect place to nurse a hangover or to bask smugly in sober beauty on the first day of the year. Its picturesque surrounds – if you’re feeling active you could combine lunch with a hike along one of the local trails – provides the ideal backdrop to ease into 2023. The team in the new upstairs bar craft farm-to-glass cocktails and other delicious libations (mulled wine is still on the menu!) while the kitchen serves up dishes created from produce harvested from the restaurant’s farm between 12.30pm until 5pm. Stay on for après-lunch drinks and even though gift-giving season may be over, you can still stop by the boutique to treat yourself to a New Year gift.
1pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
For those who don’t fancy getting up early for brunch on New Year’s Day, the good people at Six Senses Ibiza have your culinary needs covered. Beginning at 1pm in true Ibiza style, you can start the new year with a breath of fresh Mediterranean air at The Farmers’ Market for the New Year’s Day Brunch for 100€ per person. Start with homemade bread, take your pick from the Detox and Retox Station – with freshly squeezed juices, wellness shots, Bellinis and Bloody Marys – then head to the New Year Culinary Stations for oysters, salads, seafood paella and seasonal farm veggies among others. The main course selections cover all tastes and dietary requirements, from eggs Benedict and quinoa salad to Galician beef tartare, roast suckling pig, creamy mushroom risotto, black truffle caccio peppe and so much more. Another feast to remember, and if you’re feeling truly brave you could even follow it with a bracing dip in the Cala Xarraca sea. Open to hotel guests and visitors alike – reservations essential.
1pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
Spend the first day of the New Year in the beautiful sunshine in the Ibiza countryside, at beautiful farm-to-table dining oasis A Mi Manera, on the San Juan ‘restaurant road’. Open daily throughout the holiday season (until January 08, 2023), it’s the perfect place to make the most of the glorious Ibiza winter weather and indulge in a long lunch, complemented by live music by local musician Paul Powell. In addition to the à la carte menu, there’s also a very special Alba White Truffle Tasting Menu available for the festive season (pre-ordering is essential), showcasing the famous truffles that grow wild in Piedmont through a four-course degustation menu for 250€ per person (excluding drinks). Reservations recommended.
8pm – Sunday January 01, 2023
Start the year as you mean to go on, which is obviously a message from the universe to outsource dinner on the first day of the year and avoid washing up! Gather your gang and take them to Ibiza town to indulge in the specially designed set menu in Jara at The Standard, Ibiza. The 85€ set menu awakens the taste buds with delectable bites such as charcoal-grilled aubergine with grain mustard and carob syrup followed by mains like slow-cooked suckling pig with fresh tomato salad or mushroom and ricotta ravioli doused in sage butter and truffle. A selection of desserts is designed to share and wine, beer, water and soft drinks are included in the price. Just add tunes from the island’s hottest resident DJs and begin your year The Standard, Ibiza way.
10am – Monday January 02, 2023
If you’re up and at ‘em and ready to start the new year with a fresh and positive experience, book yourself mat space at Six Senses Ibiza on January 2, 2023 to take part in the world-famous workout The Class with founder and celebrity trainer Taryn Toomey. You’ll work up a sweat while channeling spiritual practices, enjoying a beautifully curated soundtrack and calibrating the mind, body and soul. Described as a journey, The Class is designed to take participants out of their comfort zones and lead them to place of self-growth, using the physical body to facilitate gentle emotional release. Dynamic, energising, rigorous, uplifting and challenging, The Class is the perfect way to transform your wellbeing as you enter the new year.
2pm – Monday January 02, 2023
For many of us (if we’re not partying at DC-10 or Amnesia), New Year’s Day is a washout fit only for bacon butties and all-day TV binges but come January 2, real nourishment is required. Head to the north of the island and book a table at Casa Lhasa for what has been dubbed an ‘epic after party recovery lunch’ by those in the know. From 2pm through to 8pm, the kitchen will be serving up roast dinners and other delights while the bar will be popping corks with a dedication not seen since New Year’s Eve. Nurse your residual hangover and debate the usefulness of resolutions over excellent food and exquisite natural wines at this cosy San Lorenzo bolthole.
5pm – Monday January 02, 2023
The annual festive fun fair – for kids and grown-ups alike – lights up the fairgrounds on the cusp of Ibiza town and Can Misses with its plethora of rides, games, food stalls and more. Take a ride on the Crazy Worm, challenge your friends on the dodgem cars, scale new heights in jail (‘El Carcel’), jump aboard the Viking Boat, relax on the classic merry-go-round, bounce on the trampolines and try your luck in one of the many game booths – you never know what you’ll win! In between your adrenaline-pumping adventures, fuel up on hot dogs, cotton candy hot chocolate and churros, roasted chestnuts and barbecued goodness. Fun for families and friends of all ages, it’s open from 5pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am on Sundays and fiestas until January 15, 2023.