Hot, hip and happening
With a view to die for, cutting-edge cocktails and a boho spirit that recalls the Ibiza of the 1960s, Experimental Beach is in high demand among the island’s cool crowd.
Located at the back of Ibiza’s Salinas beach, where the salt flats meet the sea, Experimental Beach gets top marks for its setting and sunset vistas. But it’s more than just a pretty face.
The venue comes from the collective behind the Experimental Cocktail Club, which has outposts in London, Paris and New York. Yet the only similarity it shares with its city counterparts is the cocktails – and it’s here where the beach club lives up to its name.
Most of the cocktails on the menu feature rare and unusual spirits paired with offbeat ingredients for incredibly creative flavour combinations. The margaritas, for example, are injected with cumin and dill while the gin gets the green tea and grapefruit treatment.
As well as a stand-out drink selection, the venue also excels in its gourmet offering. Centred on Mediterranean and Spanish flavours, top options include charcoal grilled black cod with sautéed pak choy, the catch of the day crusted in salt and big cuts of beef.
Design comes from Dorothée Meilichzon who, although behind Experimental’s city venues, has created a look and feel in keeping with the Mediterranean. Bright, breezy shades match the hues of the ocean while natural wood furniture keeps things rustic chic.
An Ibizan enclave
The ethos here is certainly one of low-key, laid-back luxury. Throughout the summer (from April to October), live DJs play a sunset set every evening until 1am – but an impromptu party has been known to kick off on man a night in true Ibiza style.
A private wooden jetty makes it easy for those on a luxury yacht charter to arrive by tender. For more information on paying Experimental Beach a visit on a superyacht vacation, talk to your preferred charter broker.