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 Ibiza diaries: May 30 – June 05, 2023

Our editor selects the best things to do in Ibiza from May 23 to June 05, 2023, including new restaurant openings, art exhibitions, free parties, markets and much more.

Our editor selects the best events in Ibiza this week.

Words: Sophie Mac

The Little Mermaid (V.O) Screening at Cine Regio

8.45pm – Tuesday May 30, 2023

Forget risking an alfresco restaurant when there’s the chance of rain and slide into the blissfully air-conditioned surroundings of the cinema to simply chill out instead. There’s no finer place than the beautiful old school movie theatre, Cine Regio in San Antonio, to make yourself comfortable as you settle in for a screening of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem. The live action adaptation of the Disney animated classic only screens in English at 8.45pm today, so be quick! There’s still time to snap up tickets, make your way to the cinema and get your popcorn before the credits start rolling – more info at the link.

Ida Engberg presents Mystik Opening Party at Club Chinois

11.45pm – Tuesday May 30, 2023

Swedish techno DJ and producer Ida Engberg launches her first solo residency – the first ever female solo DJ residency in Ibiza – at Club Chinois tonight. With such a credible techno-head at the fore, expect some strong guests to be joining Ida each week, as Ibiza Marina pulsates to the boom of the beat. Now ready for its second Ibiza season, Club Chinois looks set to continue where last year left off, wowing tourists and visitors alike with stellar line-ups, first class installations and an underground and intimate crowd like no other. Plenty to keep you dancing all night long.

Terra Masia Market Corner at Rooftop Nine at INNSiDE by Melia Ibiza

1pm – Wednesday May 31, 2023

Rooftop Nine at INNSiDE by Meliá Ibiza is a gorgeous extension of the seafront hotel’s chic interiors. Slick white sun loungers and Bali beds line the alfresco terrace and comfy bean bags are dotted about the deck. A central bar gleams in the sunlight, and the picturesque infinity pool shimmers invitingly, drawing eyes towards the endless blue horizon across the bay of San Antonio. Every Wednesday, Ibiza’s largest organic farm, Terra Masia, visits with a pop-up market corner showcasing the homegrown seasonal fruits and vegetables behind the exclusive cocktail and smoothie menu offered at the hotel. During the day, sample juices, smoothies and organic lemonades and teas, then as the afternoon unfolds, the Rooftop Nine mixologists craft a variety of cocktails including exclusive creations featuring Terra Masia’s own organic gin.

Pikes Presents… Goldie in Freddies at Pikes Ibiza

9pm – Wednesday May 31, 2023

This Wednesday night sees music legend and Metalheadz boss Goldie step up into the hallowed DJ booth of Freddies at Pikes. The second in this season’s series of Pikes Presents parties, these events offer a hand-picked selection of major league headliners the chance to dig deep into their musical archives and treat clubbers to a night of their favourite tunes in an intimate setting, just like at the start of their careers. Don’t miss out when this particular British music producer comes to town – join his legions of loyal fans and get your name on the guestlist to guarantee entry to what is sure to be one of the most special nights of the summer.

Sanctum Awaken and Self-Heal Retreat at Six Senses Ibiza

Thursday June 01 to Monday June 05, 2023

Six Senses Ibiza plays host to the Sanctum Awaken and Self-Heal Retreat led by founder Luuk Melisse from Thursday until Monday, for a long weekend full of mindful movement practices designed to awaken your mind and open your heart, using influences including Kundalini, Native American vision quests, Buddhist therapies, primal movement, t’ai chi and ‘ha’ chanting from Japanese martial arts. The luxury resort’s multi-bedroom residencies will host retreat participants for the duration of their stay, which includes daily Sanctum classes, nutritional menus, mindful walks and hikes, fire ritual and sunset ceremony, and an optional dance release celebration at DC-10 at the end of it all.

Carlo Amen Exhibition at Juntos House

7pm – Thursday June 01 to Sunday June 04, 2023

Every evening from Thursday to Sunday this week at Juntos House, your dinner or drinks will be served with a side of captivating artwork, thanks to talented artist Carlo Amen. The multidisciplinary French Cubist artist will be exhibiting a selection of his works in the beautiful garden from 7pm until 10pm nightly, pieces that play with black or colourful lines and ranging from paintings and sculptures to large murals. Exclusive pieces are available for sale, made from ceramic, steel and wood, in addition to chic t-shirts made exclusively for the Juntos Boutique. Sip on a cocktail in the Pergola, dine on delicious cuisine from the kitchen and be sure to find time to chat to the fascinating artist about his inspiration, Ibiza and all things art while he’s in residence.

Season Opening at Noja by Cotton

7pm – Thursday June 01, 2023

Discreetly tucked away in a side street in the heart of Ibiza town, Noja by Cotton takes discerning diners back to the roots of ancient Japanese cuisine. The intimate fine dining restaurant is the first of its kind in Ibiza – a refined and elegant space with a capacity for just 24 diners at any one time (14 at the bar and five additional tables of two), where the highest quality ingredients are prepared on the spot using age-old techniques in a way that is akin to fine art. This summer season sees the restaurant welcome renowned sushi chef Pedro Farinha, who trained in top Michelin kitchens and is certified by AJSA (All Japan Sushi Association) to the kitchen, as he strives to elevate the already exceptional cuisine to the next level – reservations are essential.

Restaurant Opening at Marea Ibiza Club

7pm – Thursday June 01, 2023

Decorated in turquoise hues reminiscent of the Med, Marea Ibiza Club has a relaxed and convivial alfresco atmosphere and reopens this Thursday night, ready to welcome diners back to the end of the port in Ibiza town. Boasting a spacious and stylish open kitchen, the Ibiza restaurant’s focus is on high-quality, sustainably caught seasonal fish and seafood. At the heart of it all is visionary Argentinian chef Patricio Negro (of Sarasanegro, Mar de Plata fame), known as the very best chef for fish and rice in his home country, who brings his expertise and passion to the shores of the white isle, and directly to your plate.

Omakase Dinner with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

7.30pm – Thursday June 01, 2023

For the first time since 2018, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay this week for two special evenings of omakase-style dining for hotel guests and island residents and visitors. The stunning restaurant on the shores of Talamanca plays host to an exclusive Omakase Dinner on Thursday and Friday night, led by executive chef Enrico Maimonte and featuring a seven-course menu inspired by the world-famous culinary creations of Chef Nobu. The menu is priced at 195€ per person with two seatings at 7.30pm and 11pm each evening, and places are very limited – be sure to make a booking as quickly as possible to secure a seat at one of these unmissable gourmet events.

Back to Mine with Gok Wan at Pikes Ibiza

9pm – Thursday June 01, 2023

The iconic Back To Mine albums are a staple in any music lover’s collection – the soundtrack to countless afterparties, the musical accompaniment to the mornings after, the must-have playlists for a road trip and now, the must-visit parties at Pikes Ibiza. Once again this summer, Back To Mine hosts a series of events in Freddies, where guest DJs are encouraged to dig deep into their record boxes and pull out anything and everything from the last five decades to keep you on your toes until the early hours. This Thursday, fashion guru and DJ Gok Wan steps into the revered DJ booth for a night of fun, frivolity and fabulousness. Guest list essential – register at the link below.

Cotton Social Club at Cotton Beach Club

7pm – Friday June 02, 2023

Friday nights are all about Cotton Social Club at beautiful Cala Tarida restaurant Cotton Beach Club, when live music complements the idyllic sunset across the beach and friends gather for cocktails as the dusk turns to darkness. Along with sensational Mediterranean views, guests are treated to jazzy soulful vibes from the Half Blood Productions quartet before DJ Mr Doris and vocalist BLONDEWEARINGBLACK ramp up the dancefloor friendly tunes and get the party started. Settle down for dinner with the jet-setting international clientele or mingle at the bar with a craft cocktail or two as the weekend gets started.

Cuban Nights at Hotel Riomar Ibiza

8pm – Friday June 02, 2023

Que bola! The season in Santa Eulalia Bay is just going to get hot, hot hotter, as Hotel Riomar Ibiza invites one and all to join its Cuban Nights every Friday. The entertainment starts early, with DJs spinning the soundrack before sunset, until Kandela Mi Son take over and perform timeless Cuban music from 9pm until 10.30pm on the terrace beneath the stars. Come for the music – stay for dinner! The hotel’s signature restaurant, Ocean Brasserie & Bar, is the perfect setting for an alfresco meal, where hand-picked produce is fused with fresh and robust flavours in a creative culinary offering that’s ideal for sharing with friends. Afterwards, DJs continue until midnight – all the more reason to order another round of mojtos!

Five Year Anniversary Extravaganza at 7Pines Resort Ibiza

7.30pm – Saturday June 03, 2023

It’s been five years since 7Pines Resort Ibiza threw one of the most-talked about parties the island has ever seen, and to celebrate their milestone fifth anniversary, the luxurious west coast resort is getting set to host yet another extraordinary soiree – and this time, everyone’s invited! From 7.30pm on Saturday, the Extravaganza Party fuses the best of the resort’s settings, spaces, cuisine and entertainment for the one-night only event overlooking Cala Codolar and the mystical rock of Es Vedrá. Expect incredible live music and DJs, jaw-dropping performances, live cooking stations, free-flowing champagne and dancing late into the night. Tickets are priced at 150€ per person and include food and selected drinks throughout the night – book yours at the link below and be quick, so you don’t miss out!

Full Moon Night at Atzaró Beach

8pm – Saturday June 03, 2023

Also known as the Strawberry Moon due to the seasonal fruits ripening at this time of the year, this Saturday’s Full Moon Night at Atzaró Beach is the perfect place to witness the deep, red-hued moon rising from the sea on the eastern side of the island. Reserve a table at the chic and contemporary beach restaurant for a magical evening of dinner, drinks, music and entertainment under the luminous light of the moon on the sandy shores of Cala NovaDJ Ruben supplies the soundtrack, with live music from Imane Jade and magic courtesy of Jiroh, while Hadas Luminosas provide the celestial entertainment.

Portside Free Party with Luciano at Ibiza Port

7pm – Sunday June 04, 2023

There’s nothing quite like those balmy summer nights in the port of Ibiza town, especially with the addition of a big stage, some lighting and a major league headline DJ spinning the soundtrack. This Sunday, Luciano headlines the Portside Free Party, where international clubbers, island residents and purveyors of fine music can unite beneath the Balearic sky, with the superyachts bobbing in the harbour behind the stage from 7pm until late. The Cadenza label boss is joined by Franky Wah and Manu Gonzalez for an open-air extravaganza you’ll never forget, powered by Club Chinois. Our top tip is to reserve a table at Casa Sudaca or Marea Ibiza Club as a homebase for pre-party cocktails and post-rave dinner – be quick, tables are already booking up fast!