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We stayed at Ibiza Bay, a Nobu hotel with our three children. Our girls were 8 and 9 years old and our baby boy was 10 months. We stayed in April 2022 for three nights as part of our Easter adventure around Spain. We arrived the very day the hotel opened for the season.
A luxury, family-friendly hotel in Ibiza
Ibiza Bay is a luxury family hotel in Ibiza, part of the Small Luxury Hotels Collection. Located on Talamanca Bay on the East coast, just 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Ibiza Town. It’s an excellent, quiet location for a luxury family holiday in Ibiza. I highly recommend hiring a car so you can drive to the town, the hippy market and explore the other gorgeous beaches in Ibiza.
When you arrive at Nobu Ibiza Bay you’ll be greeted by incredibly attentive door staff and a breathtaking view straight through reception to the pool and sea beyond. A welcome drink on check in and friendly staff make your arrival feel super special.
Ibiza Bay is a very high end boutique hotel and I did have people questioning whether it was child-friendly. The resounding answer is YES Ibiza Bay is great for kids!
Take a look at my Reel showing the hotel highlights from a family perspective.
The hotel is gently divided into ‘adult’s only’ and ‘kid-friendly’ spaces. I say gently because there’s not an official line as such, there isn’t a space that children will be escorted away from but there is a clear distinction. On the children’s side of the hotel you’ll find interconnecting rooms, the kids pool (which is no less gorgeous than the adults pool), the kids club and the beach club, Chambao. On the adults side is the bar area, the adults only pool and the Nobu restaurant. Families naturally stay over in the more family-friendly side because it’s designed to attract families!
You’ll also find a spa and a gym on site.
A hotel with interconnecting rooms in Ibiza
As a family of 5 it’s really important to me that we have enough space. Interconnecting rooms work very well for us because the bigger kids get their own room so the baby doesn’t wake them at night all while being within a safe distance from us.
I booked Interconnecting Junior Suites. In our room we had a double bed, Max’s cot and a lounge area. The girls also had a double bed plus the lounge space but the hotel also put in a single extra bed. I think they originally had this bed in mind for Max but he is too small for a bed and it meant the girls could each have their own bed. They end up bickering if they have to share a sleeping space!
There is also a good space for suitcases and buggies by the entrance to the suites. The rooms are an excellent size for families and beautifully decorated in calming seaside colours.
We were upgraded to Sea View rooms and I’m so pleased we were. They’re worth the extra cost if you can afford the upgrade because the view is stunning! I’m not sure exactly what the ‘garden view’ is like as I didn’t see them but there is no way any view could rival the sea view from Ibiza Bay.
The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. We were welcomed with a range of gifts from the hotel and kids club. The kids were all given sun hats, flip flops, buckets and spades and more. And even the grown ups were given gifts! I loved my fan, olive oil and beautiful Ibizan wicker basket bags.
We had a bottle of champagne in the room for the adults, special juices for the kids along with giant cookies and macarons. I’m fairly certain these sweet treats made this hotel the kids fave. We took our champagne down to the pool one afternoon and the team brought over an ice bucket and glasses for us to enjoy a drink while watching Max play on the beach.
I’m not sure how normal it is to get so many gifts as we did – I think some of them are due to us arriving on opening day!
Restaurants at Nobu Ibiza Bay
We stayed ‘Bed and Breakfast’ at Ibiza Bay. Breakfast was served in Chambao, the beach club restaurant. Breakfast was a combination of a la carte and buffet. You could order your hot breakfast from the menu while helping yourself to fruit, pastries and off cold delights. There were plenty of yummy options including vegan and gluten free options. I thought the breakfast was excellent.
Chambao is also open for lunch at the hotel to both hotel residents and people just popping in off the beach. You find delicious Mediterranean options offered here. You can order lunch to poolside as well from a slightly different ‘bar menu’ which also includes some Japanese inspired dishes from Nobu alongside the Mediterranean meals.
For snacks through the day you can order from the pool bar menu. Perfect for some sweet potato fries to take the edge off hunger pangs between meals. They also offer healthy protein shakes, smoothies and detox juices alongside the less healthy alcoholic beverages.
Nobu is open for dinner and offers incredible Japanese food. They have children’s Bento-style boxes which my kids loved. Nobu needs to be pre-booked as it gets very busy.
Other than Nobu there is no evening restaurant in the Ibiza Bay hotel. When we visited there weren’t many other replaces open within walking distance for dinner either but that’s because it was the very beginning of the season. In the usual way there are plenty of beach from cafes to eat at and Ibiza Town is well worth driving into for dinner options. Ask the concierge to help you with bookings.
Activities for kids at Nobu Ibiza Bay
Ibiza Bay has a fabulous kids club. As well as having a lovely range of toys for little ones this kids club caters really well for tweens and younger teens. Over the weekend they held parties each evening – the girls loved the White Party and getting out the wigs for the disco themed party. They also had mani/pedis, and decorated wicker baskets and hats. Just like the ones they saw in the hippy market.
A highlight for the girls was their DJ lesson. This is at an extra cost. The kids club arrange for a DJ to come in and give a personal DJing lesson to the children and my two thought it was amazing.