On the outskirts of San Antonio, set on the rocky, rugged outcrops of Cap Negret, La Torre Ibiza is the reincarnation of what was once an old school cheap Spanish hostel, bar and restaurant with a view to die for. The view remains of course, but the revamp – courtesy of island sunset specialists Mambo Group – has seen it return to its former glory, and then some.
The rooms are divine with a California feel and the terrace restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, though it is a sunset when La Torre Ibiza really shines. With a truly Balearic, emotive soundtrack courtesy of some of the island’s best resident DJs, fabulous cocktails and great food, plus uninterrupted over the glistening Mediterranean Sea, it’s the ideal place to swerve the sunset crowds.
As intense, fiery skies ripple with hues of violet, fuschia and god, the clarity of the sunset here is truly breathtaking. Starting with pastel haze of blue, as the horizon meets the sea and the sun’s reflection casts a violet tinge onto the water, the blazing ball of orange sun then casts gorgeous burnt amber hues onto the sea and rocks before melting into the sea. The unspoilt surroundings make it easy to imagine what the sunset strip must have been like, back before it was discovered by music-loving tourists.
Despite its relative secret status, the intimate size of La Torre Ibiza means you’ve got plan ahead and make a reservation in summer. Winters are a more relaxed affair, though it’s a little chilly on the cliffside terrace so be sure to wrap up!