Ibiza regulars are a very rare breed of cool. In a place where a little bit of insider knowledge goes a very long way, you need to know you’re being taken care of. OD Talamanca is a hit with both regulars and locals, so you know they’re doing something right. We checked in to check out the OD Sky Bar opening party to find out exactly what…
On first glances, the building looks more like a modern art museum than a hotel, but through the lobby (which actually does regularly house art exhibitions), the space opens out onto a dazzling deck with split-level pools and a bar serving Champagne.
Upstairs, all of the rooms make the most of the stunning views across the bay, but if you can, try and get one on the fifth floor to make the most of it. Each room comes luxury as standard, yet geared towards a different kind of stay. If you’re down for a steamy romantic getaway, some suites have large double bathtubs right there in the room. Obviously not ideal if you’re sharing with your Gran, in which case the Deluxe Rooms offer more privacy.
The show stopper is the rooftop Duplex Suites which come with their own private terrace and rooftop pool. If you were looking for an excuse to have a party – this is it. The rooftop OD Sky Bar plays host to live music every Friday for sundowners during the busy summer season and they really do know how to get the party started with the epic views to match.
Many wouldn’t associate the high octane beats of Ibiza with a self drive car (for obvious reasons), but tackling the chill side of the island means you need to get around. Upgrade your room and it comes with access to a Smart Car.
That said, if you’d prefer to swap your car keys for some whiskeys, the hotel is totally walkable from Ibiza Town. It overlooks the stunning Talamanca Bay, where you can catch some of the best sunsets over the med, without the hordes of sunburned revellers.
OUT AND ABOUT
One thing that’s often overlooked about Ibiza is its outstanding heritage. Ibiza Town, or as the locals call it – Dalt Vila (which literally means Upper Town) – is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with history spanning over 2,500 years. If you’re more KISStory than history, the town is regularly home to music festivals and parades, and has some of the best clubs you’ll find anywhere in the world.
For a mix of vibes and views, Sa Punta fine dining restaurant sits at the furthest point of Talamanca Bay. During the day, the restaurant is alive with a chill atmosphere for white wine and classy lunches, but after sunset, DJs give the terrace that achingly cool relaxed party atmosphere.
Beso Beach Club
Speaking of which, Beso Beach Club is the epitome of the Ibiza Dream. Hidden out of the way in between sand dunes, the rustic club, with its palm clad roof and powdery white sand floors is an escape to one of Ibiza’s most loved exclusive beaches.
Hostal La Torre
Cap Negret is a private destination in Ibiza. For some, it’s casual countryside – for us, it’s the kind of place Victoria Beckham would live. Hostal la Torre has become famous for its sensational sunset views, and as commonplace as this has become in Ibiza, this one really took our breath away.
If you’re going to follow our advice and take to some of Ibiza’s most exclusive hangouts, you’re going to need to look the part. Blowout Ibiza is a salon-come-island-haven for any beauty need. They partner with some of the best brands in the world to ensure your hair, makeup and beauty needs are taken care of.
Standard room rates at OD Talamanca range from 270€ (approx. £233) to 420€ (approx. £362) per night, depending on the time of booking. Rates include wifi, breakfast and soft drinks in the minibar (first refill), service charges and VAT. For room upgrade and Smart car access, rates start from 310€ (approx. £300) per night.