Encircled by yachts and with an offer of a generous sea view, the glamorous waterside district of the Marina is Ibiza’s new-build destination for up-scale shopping. Servicing luxury through a cul-de-sac of curated boutiques, designer stores and brand pop-ups, the hotspot’s removed – yet still accessible – location on the far side of Ibiza Town’s curving promenade sets an unmistakable tone of exclusivity. With a panoramic display of Dalt Vila that surrounds the cluster of shops, bars and restaurants, the elegant and immersive set-up makes for a shopping experience in a league of its own.
And, with Ibiza renowned for delivering the crème de la crème when it comes to the finer things in life, catering to its dazzling visitors – the jet-set, celebrity and beyond – with illustrious garments on demand is one that’s taken in its stride. Whether it’s a day on the speedboats, a date at one of the island’s many distinguished eateries or an invite to the hottest party, statement pick-me-ups for those on the go are all on tap at Marina Ibiza. Equally for the fashionistas who enjoy trawling for new treasures to add to their wardrobes, a world of exquisite design and sought-after buys await. Expert assistants are on hand throughout the stores to advise on the best pieces from their ready-to-wear collections. Dolce & Gabbana and Dior are some of the global labels that can be discovered on the grounds as well famed accessory brands Bvlgari and Guiseppe Zanotti for adding the finishing touches to any get-up.
Peppered in-between by further names including Italian Ermanno Scervino – who champions luxurious glam-rock – to island-based Blue Ibiza by Elena Estaun, everything from boho-luxe to sharp night-time looks can be bagged. Keeping the excitement alive, one-off pop-ups feature throughout the summer inviting visitors to marvel in artisanal worlds. Stella McCartney is a one-off that has shown face several times on the island, opening its doors to the sleek, sports-influenced designs that is signature to the brand. With Ibiza being a destination for all things beauty, enchantment and fanfare, a fashion powerhouse is never far from bringing their wares to the discerning traveller that is more and more making up Ibiza’s demographic.
At the Marina, decadence abounds in more ways than just the glimmer of the storefronts. A day to night experience can be revelled in with a savvy concoction of sea-front eateries and bars to keep flagging shoppers sustained. Starting the day off at café and restaurant Cappuccino for breakfast is anyone’s winner. Sporting first-rate views of the harbour, an extensive menu offers quick bites as well as wines and spirits for relaxing into the serene atmosphere. At the district’s centre, Blue Marlin Marina welcomes guests to delight in its exceptional fusion menu and bar serving indulgent cocktails; perfect for drinks before taking in the surrounding activities. With Gran Hotel’s spa, the casino and medley of superclubs just a stone’s throw away, a daytime of shopping can easily be followed up with an occasion to get dressed up for.
Further delights can be found in the way of contemporary Italian dining-house It Ibiza and the renowned cabaret-infused restaurant Lío that oftentimes has waiting lists to get in. At night, the dazzle in the Marina truly comes alive with a flurry of activity and sensational buzz. With the air electric and the streets trawling with the stylish and glitterati, there’s no reason to have to leave for post-shopping celebrations. Whether you’re looking to kick your feet up and be waited on hand and foot or to immerse in the many curated worlds, The Marina is the ultimate destination when it comes to luxury.