Sun-kissed Ibiza with its turquoise-blue waters and white-sand beaches is pretty much Spain’s all-time-favorite gay hotspot. Notwithstanding the season, the Spanish island is one of Europe’s most popular beach getaways. About an hour’s flight from Madrid, the island really never sleeps. There are plenty of gay hotels in Ibiza which has accommodation for all kinds of budgets, from chic beach resorts and charming countryside boutique hotels to affordably priced inns in the heart of town. While some of the most popular gay hotels are in Ibiza town, you can also stay in other popular areas on the island like San Antonio and Figueretas.
In the last decade, Ibiza’s status as a gay-cation destination has reached mythical proportions, and there are no signs of it abating. Although the Catholic Church still is important, the Spanish island is progressive and quite liberating for LGBTQ+ people. The five-day Ibiza Gay Pride is the island’s biggest event today, complete with beach events, talks, concerts, parties, and color. The island is also home to one of the best lesbian festivals in the world, Velvet Ibiza. And who can forget the famous gay beach, Es Cavallet?
From swimming at the beaches and walking around town to exploring historic sites and partying hard at night, it’s got it all. If you’re drowning in the sheer number of options for gay hotels in Ibiza, here’s an amazing list we’ve come up with. From superb budget accommodation to comfortably luxurious ones, check out the top 11 gay-friendly hotels in Ibiza.
The Purple Hotel
The adults-only gay-friendly Purple Hotel lies in the heart of San Antonio on the western coast of Ibiza. Featuring a warm, mostly-LGBT staff, Purple Hotel boasts trendy and tranquil rooms. A wonderful art lounge and a lively pool area buzzing with fellow LGBTQ travelers are great ways to socialize. The buzzing bar is a great place to grab a cocktail, and the hotel even presents guests with free tickets to nearby clubs.
Purple Hotel lies two blocks from the harbor, and the main promenade and beach are easily walkable. San Antonio’s famous Sunset Strip and its fabulous bars are a short stroll, as is the island’s famous nightlife. In fact, the clubs Eden and Es Paradis are just 10 minutes away.
Stay in a warm, family-friendly environment at Hotel Cenit, one of the most popular gay hotels in Ibiza. Sitting on a hill in a peaceful area in Figueretas, Hotel Cenit is where LGBT travelers to Ibiza come for peace and tranquility. Guests will love the sweeping views of the Balearic Sea from the rooftop pool-bar, which happens to be one of the best gay pool-bars in Ibiza. The heavenly massages and treatments at the beauty center will wash off all your tiredness and hangovers. Rooms at Cenit are gorgeously modern-Mediterranean in character, and all of them feature spectacular views of Ibiza or the coastline.
The beaches and town center of Ibiza are a five-minute walk, and a 20-minute stroll gets you to Old Town, the gay area of Ibiza. Grab a bite or enjoy the evening and night at one of the many gay bars in the neighborhood.
Part of the European Axel chain of hotels, Axel Beach Ibiza enjoys a fantastic location right on the beach in San Antonio. Featuring a mixed clientele, the hotel feels warmly gay-friendly without a cruising atmosphere. Guests have the choice of choosing from multiple chic and comfortable apartments that feature kitchens, living rooms, and even private terraces. The spectacular Sky Bar is perfect for tanning, people-watching, and enjoying a drink while watching a gorgeous Ibizan sunset. Its also great for meeting new people in a comfortable, gorgeous setting.
While the beach is right outside the hotel, San Antonio’s sunset strip and gay scene are a 20-minute walk away. Staying at the Axel also allows you to explore the great outdoors of the stunning Balearic island. For a fun-filled, easy experience, we recommend this guided e-bike tour full of fantastic photo-ops. You’ll even have the opportunity to cool off on a remote beach!
Hotel Ibiza Playa
For a beachfront, amenities-filled hotel in Ibiza, head to the gay-friendly Hotel Ibiza Playa right across from Figueretes Beach. Featuring sea-view sunbathing terraces and a pool in the neighboring apartments, the hotel is perfect for travelers looking to unwind and explore the island. Rooms at the hotel are comfortable and spacious, with some featuring terrific sea views and even balconies.
If your idea of holidaying in Ibiza is making sure that you go everywhere, then staying at Hotel Ibiza Playa is perfect. The breath-taking Playa d’en Bossa is just a 10-minute drive down south, while Ibiza Old Town is a 25-minute walk. However, if you don’t want much fuss, the jetty right outside the hotel sees small ferries leaving for both Playa d’en Bossa and Ibiza Old Town. What’s more, some of the island’s most interesting sights such as the Ibiza Castle is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
THB Los Molinos Hotel
If you seek decadence away from the hustle-bustle of the town, stay at the adults-only, gay-friendly Hotel THB Los Molinos. Located at the eastern end of the lovely Figueretes beach, this is one of the few hotels in Ibiza to stay open throughout the year. The hotel’s tempting pool is great for a relaxing swim. The spa with its sauna and hot tub is where you head after a night of partying and revelry. Canopied sunbeds and loungers on the outdoor terrace are great for random meet-cutes and conversations. Rooms at Los Molinos range from single rooms to the luxurious top-floor suites, with all sea-facing rooms featuring balconies with dreamy views.
Although Hotel THB Los Molinos is not in the center of town, it’s just a short walk from the gay area of Ibiza in Old Town and its fabulous bars. If you’re an ardent fan of photography and selfies, head to the Instagram-worthy Sunrise Ibiza. Party and dance lovers will love the decadent club Pacha, a 10-minute taxi ride away from Los Molinos.
The charming, affordable, and adults-only Hotel Marigna is easily one of the best gay hotels in Ibiza Town. Rooms done up in blue-and-white themes emanate a distinct seaside vibe. The terrace Jacuzzi with views of the sea has delightfully relaxing vibes. While the hotel doesn’t have its own pool, there’s free access to the pool at the hotel next door. What’s more, the staff is pleasantly friendly and helpful for any questions you have about town.
Staying at Hotel Marigna is perfect for those who want to explore the legendary gay nightlife of Ibiza. Some of the best bars of Ibiza such as longtime institution JJ are a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Even if you want to get some sightseeing done, you won’t have to go very far. The riveting Necropolis del Puig des Molins archaeological site and museum is five minutes from the hotel, while the historical landmark of Sa Capelleta is a 10-minute stroll.
Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila
For a luxurious Ibizan getaway with your partner, stay at the enchanting Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila, one of the most romantic gay accommodations in Ibiza town. The 5-star Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila’s 19th-century-townhouse ambiance clashes brilliantly with the surrounding historical walls of Ibiza Old Town. Exclusivity is of the essence here, with only 12 well-designed, sophisticated rooms, each of which features a decadently spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Guests can swim in the small pool, or ask the hotel to drop them off at their favorite beaches. The hotel even offers free passes to Ibiza’s largest fitness club, the B-Fit Sport Club.
Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila is the perfect base for exploring the UNESCO Heritage Site that is Ibiza Old Town. While it’s fantastic to walk around on your own, we recommend that you take this great 2-hour Ibiza city tour. On this tour, you’ll hear stories of amazing sea adventures, long-gone-by medieval tales, and the history of how Old Town came into being. After the tour, saunter off on your own and explore Old Town and its cluster of gay bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Gays traveling to Ibiza for some hedonistic fun should head straight to Casa Alexio, a male-only, clothing-optional paradise just five minutes north of Ibiza Town. The designer gay guesthouse has a slew of communal spaces which make it great to meet new and interesting people. A shimmering outdoor pool is great for people-watching on the sly, while the Jacuzzi can result in some steamy romances. The guesthouse has many green spaces for guests to lounge around and enjoy the sun. From the terrace, you can catch great views of the center as well as the island of Formentera.
Casa Alexio is a 10-minute drive from Ibiza Old Town. However, there’s a posse of gay clubs and bars in Talamanca, like the famous Heart with its gay night every Wednesday.
Sir Joan Hotel
Catch stunning views of the Port of Ibiza from the gay-friendly hotel Sir Joan, a private five-star paradise in the center of town. The free-spirited yet intimate hotel is one of the best boutique gay accommodations in Ibiza Town and reflects its vibrant sensuality. Rooms and suites are soundproofed with blackout blinds and feature nautical elements and balconies. The center of all action is the sleek, triangular plunge pool lined by cabanas. It is a great spot to people-watch, with sounds of Ibiza floating in from the road below.
However, it’s Sir Joan’s proximity to all that Ibiza is most known for, like restaurants, nightlife, and beaches that make it so popular. The Ibiza Marina and Old Town are a 10-minute stroll. Additionally, Talamanca’s beaches and flamboyant nightlife are a stone’s throw away.
La Finca Ibiza
If you don’t want the hubbub of Ibiza town around you, step into the gay oasis that is La Finca, housed in a stunning, converted 400-year-old farmhouse. This oasis of homocentric calm is a cheap and quick 15-minute cab ride into Old Town, the gay area of Ibiza, so you don’t need to worry about being too away from the gay scene either. Rooms are charming to the hilt, and La Finca even has a sauna.
However, its the gloriously blue pool that is the guesthouse’s highlight. Surrounded by an indoor bar, blossoming flowers, sunloungers, and erotic sculptures, the pool is probably the best place to de-stress on the island. For gays looking for a chilled break in Ibiza with all the frills, look no further than La Finca.
Boutique Hostal Salinas
If you’re looking for an absolutely offbeat gay hotel in Ibiza, you might want to consider the superb Boutique Hostal Salinas near the white sands and hip bars of Las Salinas beach.
The stylish boutique hostel sits in a lovely garden with flowering Mediterranean plants. The rooms are spacious and simply furnished, but staying at this hostel is more about what’s outside. There’s a marvelous swimming pool, lots of secluded corners, and the restaurant has a lovely outdoor terrace with million-dollar views of Las Salinas beach and the ocean beyond. The bar and the hotel are famous for their music, with parties going on late into the night.
The location of the hotel couldn’t be more perfect, for the island’s best beach, Las Salinas, is right out front. The famous gay beach Es Cavellet, with the fabulous gay-friendly bar/restaurant Chiringay, is right at the end of Las Salinas. The picturesque Playa d’en Bossa is just a 10-minute drive or taxi ride, while Ibiza Town is 15 minutes away.
Just So You Know:
- Ibiza’s gay scene isn’t new. In fact, the island had one of the first organized gay scenes in Spain during the 1960s! Although they were clandestine and not out in the open, the island’s history with the LGBTQ life and people goes way back in time.
Get Some Culture in Ibiza:
- Gay Pride Ibiza: Ibiza Pride is one of the most important events on the European LGBTQI calendar. It features everything from fun in the streets to musical performances and drag shows. Everything takes place around Ibiza Town’s gay street of Calle de la Virgen. In fact, the Ibiza Pride parade is known as the “Great March for LGTBQI Rights.”
- Velvet Ibiza: All the gorgeous lesbian women of the world descend on Ibiza during this five-day party. Velvet is all about clubbing, beach, sports, music, and pool parties, and many, many gorgeous women.
Best Gay Bars / Clubs in Ibiza:
- Chaos Bar Ibiza – A cute café bar with a great local LGBT crowd with cheap drinks.
- Sunrise Ibiza – One of the most popular gay hangouts on the famous gay street of Calle De La Virgen in the gay area of Ibiza, Old Town. It has a welcoming atmosphere and is great for pictures.
- Mad Ibiza – Featuring a hot, hunky staff, this chilled-out cocktail bar is another Ibiza Old Town mainstay.
- JJ Bar – JJ is one of Ibiza’s original gay bars, and has been around for more than 25 years. Today, it still is one of the best places for views and cocktails.
- La TROYA @ Heart Club Ibiza – Heart Ibiza is a gay club that’s all about music and food. Every Wednesday night is gay club night “La Troya” with sexy dancers and drag queens.
- Pacha – Pacha is what Ibiza and its clubbing scene are known for. It remains one of the go-to places for partying in Ibiza to date.
- Eden: This superclub is one of the biggest clubs in San Antonio, Ibiza.
- Es Paradis: The Es Paradis club is famous for its “infamous” Fiesta Del Agua water party.
Best Gay Saunas in Ibiza:
Ibiza’s gay sauna scene isn’t as developed as its gay bar scene has. However, you can choose to stay at one of the fabulous gay hotels in Ibiza with their own sauna and make the most of it.