Ibiza holidays

Ibiza spring diaries: May 16 – 22, 2022

Our editor selects the best things to do in Ibiza this week.

Our editor selects the best things to do in Ibiza from May 16 to 22, 2022, including restaurant openings, exotic banquets, cosmic happenings, full moon events and much more.

Full Moon at W Lounge

8pm – Monday May 16, 2022

The chic W Lounge within the vibrant W Ibiza in Santa Eulalia Bay is the place to be for fun-filled nights with a discerning soundtrack, and when the full moon begins to rise dramatically from the sea tonight, you can guarantee islanders and holidaymakers alike will be vying for a front-row view. To celebrate the full moon in all its majesty, DJ Kiko Navarro serenades la luna with feel-good, afro-latin sounds and house music until late. Reservations essential.

Sunset at Hostal La Torre

7pm – Daily, May 2022

No week in Ibiza should go by without witnessing the sunset at least once, and there’s no finer place than the stunning La Torre Ibiza. Set on the cliffside of Cap Negret on the west coast of Ibiza, the venue exudes old school Ibiza vibes thanks to its rustic chic décor, laid-back vibes, breathtaking views and its exceptional DJ roster. Take a seat on the terrace or on the quaint tables and chairs set on the rocky headland and enjoy the seasonally inspired menu, fantastic cocktails and an emotive soundtrack that may bring a tear to the eyes as the blazing red sun melts into the sea.

Cosmic Pineapple at Pikes Ibiza

4pm – Tuesday May 17, 2022

Now in its seventh sparkling season, Cosmic Pineapple is like a mini-festival taking place across the grounds, tennis court, poolside and Freddies at Pikes Ibiza this Tuesday. Weaving together cosmic and creative tribes and traditions from across the globe, there’s a host of activities including the Once Upon a Time market, sound healings, meditations, cosmic activations, workshops and much more. The line-up for the Space Rave in Freddies is, quite simply, out of this world, including a special performance by Mathew Jonson featuring XX Isis XX live, plus Cici, Ben Westbeech, Lex Wolf, Moojaa, Speaking Minds, Paola Poletto, Baybjane and special surprise guests – always a sell-out, sign up for guest list now so you don’t miss out.

Miso Hungry at Bambuddha

7pm – Tuesday May 17, 2022

One of the island’s longest running restaurant institutions, Bambuddha is a must-visit destination for holidaymakers and island residents alike and this Tuesday night is your last chance to enjoy the popular Miso Hungry event before the high season arrives. Boasting an all-you-can-eat trademarked MediterrAsian menu served directly to your table for just 42€ per person and 20€ for children up to 12 years of age, island residents also receive a 15% discount at the bar and restaurant with proof of residency. Created using as much local and seasonal produce as possible, in addition to organic meat and ethically farmed fish, it’s a true fusion if ever there was one.

One Day at Pure House Ibiza

Ongoing, May 2022

An oasis of calm just a few minutes’ drive from Ibiza town, Pure House Ibiza is situated on 12 hectares of secluded private countryside with exotic tropical gardens and olive groves. Once an insiders’ secret, the venue quickly earned a reputation as the perfect island escape via word of mouth between discerning international travellers. That being said, with only a handful of super stylish suites in the finca, it’s not always easy to score a reservation, however in 2022 those who fancy a day in paradise can book a sunbed plus lunch in the restaurant to enjoy the Pure House Ibiza experience for a full day. Day passes are issued on a first come, first served request basis and are very limited, so get in touch quickly to ensure you can visit on your preferred holiday dates.

Cocktails & DJs at Paradise Lost Ibiza

9pm – Wednesday May 18 to Saturday May 21, 2022

Ibiza’s favourite drinking den, Paradise Lost, opens its big wooden doors from Wednesday to Saturday this week, inviting one and all to take a seat on the terrace or get cosy on the snug sofas indoors for a night of fine cocktails, great music and plenty of good banter. It’s the place to be in the gypsy quarter of Sa Penya in Ibiza town if you’re looking for a place to while away the hours from 9pm until 3am while the island’s best resident DJs are on rotation inside.

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Champagne Lunch at Cotton Beach Club

1pm – Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22, 2022

The famous Champagne Lunch event at beautiful Cala Tarida restaurant Cotton Beach Club returns this season, and it’s a return to the glamorous days of Ibiza’s past, when dressing up for lunch was de rigueur. Along with simply spectacular Mediterranean views, guests are treated to a sensational lunch with plenty of bubbles, as the name of the event suggests. Resident DJs spin a smooth soundtrack for the jet-setting international clientele, and the event takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, from lunchtime through until sunset and beyond. Table bookings are highly recommended.

Family Weekend at Chiringuito Blue

1pm – Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, 2022

The team behind Chiringuito Blue in Santa Eulalia Bay host an amazing kids’ club on Saturdays and Sundays – supervised by one of the island’s premier child-minding services – that includes games, face-painting, arts and crafts, sandcastle building and more. There’s even a dedicated kids’ menu that goes above and beyond expectations. Each week has a fun new theme to keep things interesting – this week is all about farm life so expect a whole lot of animals, tractors, veggies and farmers in the mix. Speaking of mixing, resident DJs on duty are DJ Pippi on Saturdays and DJ Vidal Rodriguez on Sundays, bringing beats to the beach that everyone will enjoy. For parents trying to chill out on a beach holiday, this is the very definition of bliss.

Karaoke Night at Lydia’s Smokehouse North

9.30pm – Saturday May 21, 2022

If you’ve ever fancied belting out your favourite power ballad, country music anthem, rock classic or questionable 80s pop fave in public, but couldn’t quite find the right venue in Ibiza, look no further. Lydia’s Smokehouse North – the classic American diner-style eatery on the San Juan restaurant road – welcomes one and all to its classic Karaoke Night on Saturdays from 9.30pm. Gather a group of friends, book a table, fill up on the island’s best burgers (vegan ones too!) and throw down a little Dutch courage before hitting the stage alongside like-minded islanders all looking to unleash their inner rock star. Reservations are essential – this night is a big hit with locals.

Rumors at Beachouse Ibiza

6pm – Sunday May 22, 2022

Up next in the series of moonlit dinner experiences at Beachouse Ibiza is the launch of the all-new Rumors residency, with Guy Gerber bringing his concept back to its spiritual home on the beach of Playa d’en Bossa for the first of six dates this season. Taking place from sunset until late, the dinner experience sums up the barefoot bohemian luxe spirit of the island, with like-minded souls gathering beneath the sky and stars to the sounds of world-renowned (but always unannounced) special guest DJs. Reservations essential.