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Escape: How to party and where to recover in Ibiza 2018

Writing from his compound in the Ibizan hills, Johnny Lee has all the latest hotel, restaurant and clubbing news from the spanish island that keeps reinventing itself

Paradiso Art Hotel

Paradiso is Ibiza’s answer to 1970s Las Vegas with a little bit of Miami’s South Beach thrown in too. There’s a real sense of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas about this new adults-only art deco hotel in San Antonio, created by the team behind the tropical Santos Suites in Playa d’en Bossa. Flamingo-coloured furniture fills the lobby, and Marshall brand speaker systems and cocktail bars fill the 60 retro suites. The swimming pool is, naturally, entirely pink. From £135 per night,

Chiringuito Blue

This Santa Eulalia restaurant opened last month, serving seafood dishes such as raw red shrimp and Cantabrian anchovies. Cocktails are made from natural, organic and locally grown produce, likewise the homemade fig jams and freshly baked gluten-free bread. Build up your appetite with an evening stroll around the Iglesia del Puig de Missa, Santa Eulalia’s picturesque hilltop church. Mains from £15,

Meditate & Move

Reboot your mind and recharge your body with a new hour-long tailored session that could be a smart option for a chilled-out hen party. Meditate & Move was created by Suzee Wood, who will lead you through an HIIT training session using equipment that includes free weights and resistance bands, and a guided meditation with a little chakra balancing thrown in if you fancy it. Sessions take place all over the island, from the hidden coves near Cala Gracioneta to the nearest beach or even your own villa. From £75 per person per hour,


When this historic nightclub first opened its doors in 1973, the venue was an unassuming Ibicenco farmhouse frequented by locals and transient hippies. Today, Pacha Ibiza is a globally renowned superclub and home to international superstar DJs like Hot Since 82 and David Guetta (pictured). After a comprehensive winter refit, the dancefloor has been expanded and remodelled. Likewise the party line-up, which now includes Sven Väth and his legendary techno party Cocoon. Yet despite the reboot, Pacha remains whiter than white and has lost none of its Balearic charm. Entry from £26,


You’ll find this recently opened boutique endorsed by Jaime Winstone and Melanie Blatt within the historic walls of Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s style-focused district. Choose from one-of-a-kind Chinese silk jackets, flared jumpsuits, satin shirts by Never Fully Dressed and hand-painted shirts, scarves and dresses by exciting designer Jessica Russell Flint. Then head down towards the port for evening cocktails on the Calle de la Virgen.

JoGa Beats

Eager to get spiritual in Ibiza without losing your sense of humour? Then book a place on JoGa Beats’ recently launched four-day Reset Rebels holiday retreat. The schedule includes plenty of music-led flow yoga, meditation, sunbathing and sunrise-seeking at a very secret spot on Es Canar beach. Plus, you’ll also spend one night exploring WooMooN, the island’s number one nomad party, where alternative music and mysticism merge against an alfresco backdrop. From £657, August 11-14,

Cubanito Ibiza Suites

Another new boutique hotel to land on the west side of the island is this Havana-themed hideaway, within walking distance of tranquil Cala Gracio beach. Formerly the Apartamentos El Coto, this 31-room complex has been recast in sun-bleached reds and banana-leaf greens to lend the hotel a flamboyant Caribbean hue. Order a mojito from the rooftop bar and watch the sun fall away against the horizon. From £140 per night,