We at Ibiza Summer Villas can barely believe that another fantastic year in Ibiza is already drawing to a close, and as we prepare for the festive period, our Christmas spirits are high, and we are also feeling mounting excitement for the many New Year´s Celebrations which will take place on the island. As we all know, nowhere in the world knows how to throw a party like Ibiza, and this year is no exception as an increasing number of venues are throwing open their doors to invite island residents and visitors alike to celebrate the arrival of 2018 in true Ibiza style. Here is our pick of the best.
NYE at Hotel Montesol – 31st December 8pm – 4am
We can think of nowhere in Ibiza more elegant and enchanting to see in the New Year than the emblematic Hotel Montesol. This historic building has recently undergone a glamorous refurbishment and has fast become one of the coolest places to wine, dine and dance throughout the winter months. On New Year´s Eve, their skilled team of chefs will be preparing a sublime seven course menu, which is guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Including of course the traditional 12 grapes which are to be eaten on the strike of midnight, an old Ibicencan tradition said to bring good luck for the year ahead, the menu also includes an exceptional wine and champagne selection, including Champagne Moët Chandon, Vino blanco Jerman Pinot Griggio (D.O Friui- Venezia, Italia) , Miraval (D.O Provence) and Vino Tinto Ánima Negra (D.O VT Mallorca) . Booking in advance is highly recommended for this very special celebration. The price of the menu is 190€ per person, including drinks.
NYE at Heart Ibiza with Luciano – 31st December – 11pm until 6am
If combining decadence and deep house music is your idea of the perfect New Year´s Eve, then you should head to Heart Ibiza located above the casino in Marina Botafoch, Ibiza Town. This luxurious venue artfully combines fine dining with some of the most cutting edge music on the island, and is a favourite destination for those who love to combine great food in a sumptuous setting with some dancefloor action. In charge of the soundtrack for this New Year´s Eve is the island favourite DJ Luciano, who will bring with him his own inimitable musical style, ensuring that everyone in the house will be on the dancefloor! Tickets are 50€ and available to buy in advance.
NYE at LaMuella Ibiza – 31st December 8pm until 4am
Up in the north, the much loved bar, restaurant and club, LaMuella will be hosting a culinary extravaganza to celebrate the end of yet another successful year. Here, guests will be treated to a 4 course set menu including a welcome drink for 99€ per person. After feasting on their fabulous offerings, indulge in some specially created cocktails and then dance the night away to the music of DJ Danyel who will be playing classic funk, soul & disco to see you through till the early hours.
CircoLoco at DC10 – 1st January from 4pm until 6am
Of course, the real music aficionados may well be staying at home on New Year´s Eve in order to preserve their energy for what many consider to be the biggest and best date on the Ibiza nightlife calendar the now legendary Circo Loco New Year´s Day fiesta. Always a roadblock, this year will be no exception, and the Circo Loco crew have pulled out all the stops to provide a stellar lineup of underground musical talents to keep your feet moving until the dawn. The cast includes DC10 stalwarts such as Seth Troxler, Apolliona, Tania Vulcano, Andrea Oliva & Richy Ahmed. The infamous red walls will undoubtedly be packed to the rafter with revellers who love to get down and dirty to some serious underground beats.
Vino & Co New Year´s Day Dive – La Salinas – 1st December – 11am until 3.30pm
Of course, New Year doesn’t have to be all about partying, and if you are feeling fresh (and brave) enough, or need to wash away the cobwebs after a heavy night, then head to La Salinas beach for this event which has become something of an Ibizan institution. Hosted by the family who run the excellent wine bodega Vino & Co, they began to organise this event 8 years ago with just a small gathering of friends and family to celebrate the first day of the year with a nod to a tradition from their home country of Holland, where it´s normal to take a swim in the sea on New year´s Day. Thankfully the weather in Ibiza lends itself perfectly to this tradition, and the event has grown over the years to attract literally hundreds of people, who flock to this natural beauty spot with friends, family and children, and from midday until 3om, on the hour, those who dare strip down to their swimwear and run into the sea! It’s a truly unforgettable experience, with a friendly and fun atmosphere and something anyone who is in Ibiza this New Year should experience for themselves. Are you brave enough?!
So, whatever your culinary or musical tastes, there is something for everyone to enjoy this New Year in Ibiza, the only problem you will have is choosing which event to attend! We at Ibiza Summer Villas wish you all a very Merry Christmas and New Year full of health and prosperity.