The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Ibiza town is the main nightlife hub on the island and Figueretes, a stylish resort in the suburbs, is home to the closest large beach. Most guys to Ibiza stay in one of these areas, or in the Dalt Villa old town. It’s about a half-hour walk or a 15-minute taxi between Figueretes beach and Calle de la Virgen (also known locally as Carrer de la Mare de Deu), the main gay street in Ibiza town. Choose between beach or town vibes for your stay, or meet in the middle with something near the center of Ibiza town.
Sant Antoni, on the western coast of the island, is a lively resort town with great nightlife, fabulous sunsets, and a wide range of water sports and adventure activities. There are no gay bars or clubs in Sant Antoni, but there are two popular gay Ibiza hotels, which makes it exceptionally easy to meet fellow gays. Plus, the lively nightlife is incredibly gay-friendly.
All of the hotels on this list are popular with gay visitors and most have outdoor swimming pools. There are stylish designer hotels and five-star suites for luxury lovers, cozy apartments and residences for those who like to feel at home, and friendly simple stays for budget travelers who haven’t come all this way to stay in their hotel room.
As a world capital of party culture with an ever-growing gay scene, Ibiza is about as gay-friendly as you can get. Gay visitors are welcome throughout the island, and you’ll find increasingly more spaces labeling themselves as “hetero-friendly”.
As a whole, Spain is a very tolerant country of homosexuality. In fact, a 2013 study found it to have the highest rate of homosexual acceptance (88%) of all countries polled.
Most of the island’s gay nightlife is located in Ibiza town. Most gay visitors book hotels near Ibiza town and neighboring Platja de ses Figueretes (Figueretas beach) for this reason.
In Sant Antoni there are two exclusive gay hotels. Sant Antoni sits 20 minutes drive from Ibiza town and is a second lively resort town with great (non-gay) nightlife. Ibiza is a large island, so hopping in a taxi between the gay hotels in Sant Antoni and the main gay nightlife in Ibiza town can get expensive and difficult. If you are keen on both experiences, we suggest booking a few nights in each area to allow you to really make the most of gay Ibiza.
♥ Welcoming “hetero-friendly” vibe – ideal for mixed groups of friends
♥ Fabulous beachfront location with sunset views
♥ Sky Bar with rooftop pool and cocktail bar
♥ Spacious, modern suites and apartments sleeping up to 8 people
AxelBeach Ibiza is part of the iconic Axel hotel chain, the world’s largest gay hotel brand. Axel hotels pride themselves on being “hetero-friendly”, which means that while the vibe is definitely gay, everyone is welcome. In this Ibiza gay hotel in particular, the crowd is more mixed than in some of the other Axel hotels across Europe. The hotel is located right by the gorgeous Sant Antoni bay and its large beach, making for some exceptional views from many of the rooms. The accommodation is made up of spacious suites and apartments, all with modern decor and balconies. Each sleeps between four and eight people. The Sky Bar has a fabulous pool overlooking the sea (and a 2×1 happy hour every evening), becoming a lively gay meeting spot at night. The hotel also boasts a trendy Asian-Latin fusion restaurant and a beautiful glass-fronted spa.
♥ Gay-only, adults-only hotel in Ibiza
♥ Fun contemporary decor throughout the hotel
♥ In-room glass showers available for couples
♥ Cool outdoor pool area
The Purple Hotel is the only gay-only hotel in Ibiza, making it a perfect choice if you want to fully surround yourself with hot gay guys while in Sant Antoni. It features fun and colorful design with a contemporary minimalist feel. All the rooms are exceptionally comfortable and well-designed, even the simple “Essential” rooms. The City and Pool View rooms add more space and a terrace, while the Premium Room and Suite have the especially sexy addition of a glass shower in the middle of the room. The outdoor pool is lovely and chilled-out, with a small pool bar and selection of pool snacks. The Purple Room is in the center of Sant Antoni town, about a 10-minute walk to the beach.