Urbanologist member Rande Gerber and George Clooney have recently launched their award winning Tequila Casamigos in Ibiza. Boisdale Life asked Rande to name his and George’s top nine spots on the island.
Set in the north of the island, this rustic-chic hotel and restaurant offers elegant, palm-tree filled surroundings. A hidden gem, great for a leisurely lunch or romantic dinner, the views are amazing and bring a sense of calm and relaxation. It is both a local favourite and regular go to destination.
Ushuaia Beach Hotel
Ushuaia will always hold a special place for Casamigos Tequila as myself, George Clooney, Mike Meldman and our wives (Monica Gamebee, Cindy Crawford and Amal Clooney) hosted our launch party here last summer on the rooftop UP! Surrounded by friends and sipping Casamigos Tequila is the best way to experience this venue. The crazy décor will blow your mind but seems to make sense at one of the infamous Sunday pool parties. The day party is thriving. We were lucky enough to see Avicii play classics both old and new and the crowd went wild. Finishing at 12am, it provides a fun-filled day, but also a sensible bed-time for those that want to take it.
Set to amazing DJ performances, this is a great spot for a vibrant outdoor dinner, yet is more relaxed than some of the island’s other dining offerings. A brilliant place to hang out – either in the white bedouin tent, outside on the terrace or at the bar inside to soak up the energy and party atmosphere. You can even have a little dance if the mood takes you!
An iconic beach restaurant that became last year’s favourite amongst the locals and ‘those in the know’. Sadly, the all-night party licence has gone but the vibe, setting and beauty still remains and is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails at sundown.
The iconic Steakhouse brings its latest offering to Ibiza with the vibes to match. Another great place to have dinner and especially useful if you are in a larger group as the licence until 7am means you can drink, dine and dance in one venue. It is also paired with the island’s only 5 star hotel, so book yourself in for a little luxury or if you can’t face the ride home.
Lio is the MUST go-to for global travellers, right on the sea front licked by waves and lit by the lights of Ibiza Town. The cabaret performance brings a sense of magic to the venue that is filled with beautiful people, making it a great option for dining with friends who want something a little smarter or are celebrating a particular occasion.
Ibiza is famed for its roaring nightlife and you can’t really get better than Pacha. With so many rooms playing different music, a terrace and a chill out area, this is an Ibiza Super Club for everyone. For those after extra luxury, go to David Guetta’s residency on a Thursday, reserve a table, dance, have fun or sit with a Casamigos on the rocks and take in the amazing show that will be before you.
Hotel Ocean Drive
For me this is an easy option as this hotel is open all year round and is a regular destination for Ibizan locals. At walking distance from the port and in the hub of the action, Hotel Ocean Drive hosts amazing out of season brunches which really capture the party spirit and bring a meeting point to those who live there in the winter months.
I almost don’t want to give up this spot as it is such a find – we almost feel like it is our secret hideout. Hidden beneath the trees on the waterfront, this is a really ‘those that know, go’ kinda place with beautiful fresh fish (caught that day) and the friendliest of staff. An ideal safe haven away from the island’s party vibe.
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