In Ibiza, rules are few and far between – it’s one of the reasons the island is loved so devotedly by free spirits. Nevertheless, there are some rules worth abiding by, one of them being the idea that if you work hard, you also play hard. After all, what’s the point in being cooped up in your workplace all day if the reward doesn’t involve letting loose a little? Letting loose is where this Balearic island excels and those looking for a venue that specialises in non-stop, sun-drenched, feel-good fun should look no further than Nikki Beach Ibiza.
Located on the shores of S’Argamassa on Ibiza’s spectacular east coast, Nikki Beach Ibiza is also just a stone’s throw from the bustling marina town of Santa Eulalia. Step inside this stylish beachside venue however, and you’re going to find it hard to leave – the unique blend of cosmopolitan vibes, upbeat music, fine food and stunning views here are totally magnetic. The iconic global brand recently bestowed a series of stylish improvements on its white isle outpost, making it even more of a must-visit on any epicurean tour of Ibiza.
“The unique blend of cosmopolitan vibes, upbeat music, fine food and stunning views at Nikki Beach Ibiza are totally magnetic.”
As we ease into summer 2019, Nikki Beach Ibiza has just unveiled a completely fresh look and feel. Brand new wooded decking has been installed, which means lazy sun lounger days have become even more Instagrammable. Even better for those guests dedicated to having a great time come rain or shine is the news that there’s a glass partition covering the restaurant area so on the very rare days it rains in Ibiza, the party can always continue. Such is the dedication to good times at Nikki Beach Ibiza – satisfaction, as always, is paramount.
It’s not just the look and feel of Nikki Beach Ibiza that has had an upgrade this season – the already stellar menu has also been revamped with a focus on sharing plates and social dining. After all, conversations with friends over a plate of delicious food and a glass of champagne is what this venue is really all about. Fish lovers will adore the sushi platters such as the Dragon, which features tuna rolls, salmon rolls, nigiri, sashimi and wakame salad – the perfect light lunch for two. Or dive straight in with the Nikki Beach Famous Sushi & Ceviche boat, which further includes Koh Samui vegetable rolls, Ibiza rainbow rolls, tropical seafood ceviche and a whole host of other treats designed to nourish up to eight people.
Other sharing plates include the delectable Dubai Mezzeh, loaded with hummus, falafel, tabbouleh and olives, and the Piscine Boat brimming with Angus beef sliders, chicken quesadillas, lobster tacos and Mediterranean flatbread. Traditionalists will be keen to try out the Mediterranean seafood paella with lobster, red prawns, scallops, artichoke and bomba rice, or the Balearic tapas platter, which features multiple island favourites like Iberico ham, chorizo, cured sausage, Mahon cheese, Menorcan sobrasada, crushed tomato and padron peppers – Nikki Beach Ibiza offers plenty to satiate a wide variety of appetites. In keeping with today’s health-conscious and socially-conscious mindsets, the menu has also been updated to cater for vegetarian and vegan tastes.
The Vegan Bo Ssam platter for two people, for example, consists of mixed lettuce leaves, kimchi, mushrooms, smoked tofu, rice, ssam sauce, garden herbs and pickle – it’s the perfect, light accompaniment to a hot afternoon spent in the sun. The Dubai Grilled Cauliflower, meanwhile, is a great option for non-meat eaters; served with green harissa, sliced almonds, golden raisins, marinated olives, arugula, herbs and a lemon and tahini dressing, it’s an undeniably mouth-watering option and one you can rest assured your carnivore friends will want to sample. The Nikki Beach Ibiza restaurant is open from 12pm to 7pm daily (with the venue itself open from 11am to 8pm), so there’s plenty of opportunity to sample as much or as little as you’d like.
“Conversations with friends over a plate of delicious food and a glass of champagne is what this venue is really all about.”
Then, of course, there are the famous Nikki Beach Ibiza parties. Centred around the venue’s stunning pool, with the Mediterranean glistening in the distance and upbeat tunes reverberating round your ears, hours spent here soon turn into memories. The week begins with Less Monday, More Summer – a retro-inspired beach bash that’s all about bidding farewell to the Monday blues – and Nikki Beach Ibiza does its bit by offering everyone a complimentary sunbed. On Tuesdays, it’s Ladies First, when the female of the species is unashamedly celebrated.
Summer Lovers take over Nikki Beach Ibiza on Wednesdays, when a two-course lunch featuring the venue’s signature dishes costs just 50€ per person and includes pool access and a beach bed, subject to availability. On Thursdays the Sintillate crew take over, showcasing a unique approach to music and entertainment that leaves guests with grins plastered across their faces. They’re back again on Fridays for the Deluxe Pool Party, only this time with more palm trees and pool floats. Rosé Saturdays invite you on a journey to cloud wine and Amazing Sundays is all about a luxurious champagne brunch.
In addition to the regular events, there is also an entire calendar of one-off, special events running throughout summer. One of the key season highlights takes place on Wednesday August 7, 2019, as Nikki Beach Worldwide turns 20, and to mark this momentous anniversary Nikki Beach Ibiza is hosting a spectacular afternoon showcasing signature music, dining and dancing, with a few surprises thrown in along the way. On July 12, 2019, the venue hosts its ever-popular White Party – with a strict dress code of course! And while it may seem like quite some time away, it’s worth blocking out Sunday September 29, 2019 in your diary now, when Nikki Beach Ibiza closes the summer season with its annual Red Party – obviously, the dress code is red.
1Keep your eyes on the White Ibiza Events Calendar and the Nikki Beach Ibiza website for more events taking place during summer 2019. The venue is also available for private hire, so whether you’re part of a large group hoping to band together to celebrate a birthday milestone in true Balearic style, or you prefer a quiet, intimate corner to enjoy a relaxed family lunch, everyone’s requirements can be catered for. Whatever you decide, just remember to throw out the rulebook and indulge yourselves – the only stipulation here is that you have the best possible time with your loved ones by your side, and preferably a cocktail in hand.