Even as a fairly recent convert to the wonders of the iconic ‘white island’ of Ibiza, I am as aware as anybody of its unique diversity and appeal. From the numerous exquisite cove beaches (calas) to the Renaissance history of Dalt Vila, the souk-like walled city overlooking Ibiza town, the entire island is a thing of beauty.
And, of course, when it comes to entertainment and nightlife, where else in the world would we rather be? Ibiza has long been a haven for hedonists, famous for both its hippie culture and as the mother of all dance music scenes, but the island is also home to one of the most gorgeous casinos in Europe.
Unique island experience
The waterfront promenade of Passeig Joan Carles, directly across the Eivissa Harbour from Ibiza town, is known as the ‘Golden Mile’, with is marinas capable of providing moorings for over 400 yachts and boats.
Towards its northern end is the uber-luxurious Ibiza Gran Hotel, the most exclusive on the island, and home to Casino de Ibiza, independently owned and the only casino on the island.
A truly spectacular creation
The Ibiza Gran Hotel is a truly spectacular creation, providing its discerning clientele with levels of luxury that must be experienced to be believed. An art hotel concept, containing more than 400 contemporary works of art, it provides 187 guest rooms and suites, in 10 spectacular categories. Facilities include a choice of five stunning and diverse restaurants, a boutique, spa, pool, gym and, of course, Casino de Ibiza delivering an incredible combination of contemporary luxury and gaming excitement.
Contemporary luxury and gaming excitement
Fully redesigned and renovated in 2015 by the internationally renowned Patricia Urquiola, described by the New York Times as “possibly the most lauded and in-demand industrial designer in Europe,” the casino
is both wonderfully glamorous and intriguingly contemporary. The objective is to have the senses indulged but also to have fun and experience the excitement of the games.
The Gaming Room
The casino occupies 1,200 square metres and includes a Gaming Room, a Slot Machine Room and a Poker Room. The Gaming Room is a luxurious space, designed to ensure that guests enjoy an exclusive experience as they enjoy the table gaming excitement of American Roulette, Blackjack and various forms of poker, including a private poker room which guests can reserve.
The Gaming Room also houses an elegant bar, where visitors can enjoy an extensive food and drinks menu designed exclusively for Casino de Ibiza.
The Slot Machine Room
The wonderful team at Casino de Ibiza is committed to offering the latest innovations in gaming, and the Slot Machine Room is evidence of this. Featuring over 100 different games from the world’s leading manufacturers, including IGT, Novomatic, Konami, Spielo and others.
In addition to individual use machines, the casino offers five multi-seat units, including a 12-seat electronic roulette and four iTables, each with seven seats and attended by croupiers. There is also a VIP Slot Area, located within the main casino, for players who wish to play discreetly and for higher stakes.
A year-round experience
Casino de Ibiza is open every night of the week and all year round. With its stylish and understated design and ambience, location within the beautiful and luxurious Ibiza Gran Hotel, and proximity to the Marina Ibiza and a host of luxurious apartment buildings, it is the perfect place to spend, or end, a wonderful evening on the White Island.