Why should I go now?
The summer family crowds have left the island and the weather is perfect, and less scorching.
What’s the lowdown?
The ME is in a quiet cove on the south side of the island; step through the open lobby on arrival and you are greeted with a view across the huge pool, across the bay, to the mountains beyond. It’s right next to Nikki Beach, but there’s no reason to go there when you have your own poolside and an even more exclusive and panoramic pool on the rooftop.
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The cuisine is Ibizan chic, grilled fish and meats, a little north African influence; there’s a cool but understated party scene at the Radio ME rooftop bar. This isn’t a hotel for the desperate aspirationals; more for those at peace with themselves. And there’s enough of a choice of hangouts that you don’t feel forced to party, or to chill; while the party was going on upstairs, we had a quiet meal by the sea downstairs.
Décor is minimal white Ibizan but without suffering preciousness or impracticality; our room was on the small side, but the open-plan bathroom and a beautifully-selected array of materials made it comfortable, not over-designed.
The food could have been even simpler, to suit the minimalist ethos; and the service was occasionally a bit laid-back, but this is Ibiza. The club scene at Ibiza Town is a 25-minute taxi ride, and the beach clubs at Cala Jondal a little further – but once you’re at the ME, you’re unlikely to want to leave.
Rates: From 240€ ( approx. $300/ £200)