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Follow the Balearic Beat to The Standard Ibiza

by California Chaney
The Standard Ibiza's rooftop terrace. All photos courtesy of The Standard.

The Standard Ibiza
Ibiza, Spain
$$, Hip 

If ever a hotel and a destination were made for each other, it's these two. The Standard Ibiza debuted on the legendary white isle during the summer of 2022 in a former movie theater along the Old Town's Plaza Vara de Rey, mere steps from the port. The unassuming white facade may blend seamlessly into the sun-baked streets, but behind its shutters lies a party-ready hideout that befits the island's hedonistic reputation. DJs make their way to the rooftop pool to sunbathe after their night-long set, while the fashion throng struts through the lobby on their way to see and be seen at weekend brunch. Whether it's your first time in Ibiza or you're Balearic-bound every summer, the hotel's lively yet laid back energy welcomes all to the party. Case in point: The hotel's most convenient and Ibiza-appropriate amenities include flexible check-in and check-out times and a booking app for last-minute (aka wee hours of the night) room reservations. As for the hotel's nearby Casa Privada — a group-ready private residence with 14 guest rooms, a gym, pool, and bar — let's just say its more proof that the party never has to stop. 

Casa Privada's private pool and garden lounge.
Aerial view of The Standard's rooftop and Ibiza port.
Jara's tropical-inspired restaurant.
A suite's lounge.
King guest room.

At a Glance

The Vibe: A lively, yet still tranquil city refuge where anything goes. 

Standout Detail: The views from the rooftop terrace overlooking the Old Town's 12th-century Castle d'Eivissa, the port, and surrounding Balearic Sea. 

This Place Is Perfect For: Travelers jonesing to be in the center of the party when they come to Ibiza.

Rooms: 67 rooms and suites are simply dressed with plush white beds, plenty of greenery, and long drapey white curtains to draw for siesta time. One block away, Casa Privada is the hotel's 14-room private residence with two terrace suites with outdoor hot tubs, a rooftop pool and bar, gym, and private lounge. It's the perfect home base for a friends or family takeover: You get the privacy and seclusion of a villa coupled with the atmosphere and amenities of the hotel. 

Food + Drink: Street level indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar, Jara, follows the Standard's effortless all-day model, flowing from boozy brunches into sundowners, pre-club dinner, and wee-hour nightcaps. The rooftop's UP poolside lounge and bar is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving the Mediterranean's fruits de la mer, aquachile, and Japanese-Mexican fusion tacos. 

On Site: Rooftop lap pool and day club with the brand's signature lively programming of tropical-house DJ sets, acoustic concerts, boozy bingo, and chess nights. Offsite, the hotel partners with adventure outfitters around the island for scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, guided hikes to secret swimming coves, pop-up picnics at several beaches, and hot air balloon rides. 

Casa Privada's pool.
Left: Hotel exterior. Right: Guest room details.
Around the hotel.

What to Do Nearby

The hotel is steps from the port, where you can hop on a 30-minute ride to Formentera for a beach day and return in time for the clubs. And here's an insider's guide to the island from The Standard Ibiza's top concierge.

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