Ibiza foodies

Retreat to ME Ibiza this summer

A tranquil haven on the island’s east coast where food, wellness and fun combine for unforgettable Ibiza holidays.

Set on a tranquil and picturesque corner of Ibiza’s east coast, ME Ibiza is a place where you can retreat from the crowds and still experience the very best the island has to offer – food, wellness, music, fun, sun and style are all right on your doorstep.

Words: Kristie Rogers

High summer is here, and it seems Ibiza is once again the holiday capital of the world with its beautiful beaches, buzzing gastronomic scene and renowned laid-back lifestyle attracting discerning travellers from across the globe. While hustle and bustle can be part of the island’s appeal, it’s also reassuring to know that there are still quiet corners to be discovered; places where you can retreat from it all and still enjoy the finest cuisine, soak up the Balearic sunshine, relax and indulge in wellness experiences, and sleep in style – all without leaving the comfort of your home away from home. ME Ibiza, the luxurious resort set on the coast of S’Argamassa on the island’s east coast, is such a place – the kind of place you check in and never want to leave.

A hotel that’s about so much more than just sleek and chic rooms and suites (that’s simply a given with 174 rooms and 26 suites plus the private villa style Three Bedroom Ultimate ME+ Suite with Private Pool and Sea View to choose from), ME Ibiza brings the best of Ibiza directly to guests through its Aura Team – an in-house concierge service specialising in local culture, cuisine and creativity. The essence of Ibiza is woven throughout the hotel’s spaces, from art and design to fashion and gastronomy, so that from the minute you arrive you feel embraced by the island’s true spirit. The Aura Team is on hand 24/7 to help you experience an alternative side to Ibiza, that once discovered, will never be forgotten. Whether that’s within the hotel, or out and about exploring the island, is totally up to you.

Set on a tranquil and picturesque corner of the east coast, ME Ibiza is a place where you can retreat from the crowds and still experience the best of Ibiza.

Foodies will love the plentiful choices on offer at ME Ibiza, starting with luxe buffet-style breakfasts complete with show cooking at Bianco Mare. Dip in and out of the pool between fresh fruit, eggs as you like them and freshly brewed coffee to start your day off right, then head to the beach where you can listen to the sound of the crystalline waters gently lapping the shore. Just a few minutes from the buzzing town of Santa Eulalia, yet worlds away in terms of peace and tranquillity, S’Argamassa feels like the retreat of your dreams, with perfect water for snorkelling, swimming or simply taking a midday siesta on the sand.

When lunchtime rolls around, take a few steps back into the chic surrounds of the hotel and make a beeline for the Origens Restaurant, where the panoramic sea views are matched by contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and a relaxed boho style. Dishes are fresh and light, made with local, seasonal ingredients and perfect for a hot summer day – teamed with icy cold jugs of sangria, chilled rosé, it’s easy to linger long after lunch is over to just enjoy the vistas. Of course, if you’d prefer to try one of the island’s famous chiringuitos (beach restaurants), The Aura Team can arrange for smooth transfers, the best tables and even recommend what local delicacies to try.

No matter how you choose to spend the day – on the beach, by one of the pools, being pampered in the Thai Room Spa & Wellness, or exploring Ibiza – it’s always a pleasure to return to your suite and get ready for the evening ahead. As the sun starts to go down, there’s no better place to enjoy the ambience at ME Ibiza than the spectacular RADIO ME Ibiza Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, where you can start with expertly shaken and stirred cocktails before sitting down to a deluxe dinner of freshly grilled fish or meat dishes to the sounds of a chilled-out soundtrack courtesy of resident DJs. Alternatively, head back to Bianco Mare for hearty and wholesome cuisine, ranging from delectable homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas to fresh fish and classic Mediterranean dishes.

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to skip your wellness routine, and The Aura Team can arrange private yoga classes, meditation, personal training, guided hikes, massages, treatments or any other kind of self-care you’re looking for. Each morning, guests have the chance to take part in ME Ibizas signature wellness classes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, designed to challenge your mental and physical limits while encouraging a sense of calm and helping to connect you to the magic of Ibiza. And speaking of the island’s magic, if the magnetism of the famous Ibiza party scene is calling, you needn’t look any further than your own backyard at ME Ibiza. The Ibiza outpost of iconic global beach club Nikki Beach is right next door to the resort, meaning you don’t need to worry about transport, taxis or queues when the party mood strikes.

At ME Ibiza, fantastic food, wellness activities, Balearic music, plus fun, sun and style are all right on your doorstep.

Ask The Aura Team to book you a table for lunch or a daybed for enjoying the vibrant atmosphere at the legendary Amazing Sundays party, where special guest DJs and artists are joined by saxophonists, electric violinists, and percussionists that are guaranteed to get you up and dancing, or pop in on Thursdays in July and August for Waves & Moves, where DJ Grazze spins Balearic-inspired sets that connect you to the island’s spirit. In September, Thursdays are all about Roots & Bites, as Terra Masia – Ibiza’s leading organic farm – teams up with the Nikki Beach Ibiza kitchen for a culinary collab like no other, and then on October 1, the venue gets set to close for the season but not without The Last Sunset – a day of non-stop music, dance and celebration.

Back in the chilled-out sanctuary of ME Ibiza, days and nights blissfully merge into one as you immerse yourself into island life. The same relaxed pace, personalised and attentive service, high-level cuisine and amazing views that make the resort a true holiday haven are also the elements that make ME Ibiza a dream destination for weddings. An expert in-house wedding planning team creates tailor made events (including pre-wedding cocktails, bridal party pampering, boat charters, post-wedding brunches and much more) that your nearest and dearest will remember long after their summer suntans fade away, and the hotel’s varied backdrops and sea views make for the most stunning photo opportunities.

The beauty of ME Ibiza is that there’s something to suit all vacation styles within its oasis-like setting. With plenty of serene corners for chilling out in private, romantic dining settings plus the adults-only rooftop infinity pool, it’s a beautiful escape for couples; meanwhile for families, there’s a fun kids’ club to keep little ones entertained while parents relax and unwind under the shade of the poolside palms and umbrellas.

For friends or families looking to experience a villa-style group holiday without having to forgo the luxuries of a five-star hotel, booking a stay in the Three Bedroom Ultimate ME+ Suite with Private Pool and Sea View gives you the best of both worlds – your own private holiday home with all the comforts and indulgences of ME Ibiza, including the services of The Aura Team, on your doorstep. ME Ibiza is an island retreat that allows you to experience Ibiza at your own pace and make summertime memories that will last forever.