Next up on our list of summer destinations is the magical island of Ibiza. For most of us, Ibiza is synonymous with endless parties, however there is another side to the Island that boasts beauty and serenity.
So similarly to our other posts we will guide you to our ultimate hotspots for you to enjoy a peaceful or hectic holiday.
Now that you know what to pack, here are our recommendations and where to stay, shop, eat and tan!
WHERE TO STAY IN IBIZA:
–Destino Pacha Ibiza resort: is the new boutique resort concept by Pacha. Practical for its where about, Destino is at close vicinity from the buzzing port of Ibiza. This minimalist décor hotel overlooks the cliff top of Cap Martinet in Talamanca bay offering a sweeping view of the Mediterranean Sea perfect for a romantic get away.
Destino Pacha Ibiza, Avenida Cap Martinet S/N, 07819 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
–Atzaro: is the perfect option if you are look for serenity and tranquility. Built on a century old unique farm this 5 star hotel oozes character and charm. Atzaro also happens to serve the best gluten free pasta on the island. Perfect for celebrity spotting.
Atzaro Boutique Hotel – Ctra. Sant Joan KM 15, ibiza
–Ca Na Xica: Is a very small hotel with very few rooms. Situated in a picturesque location outside town, it is surrounded by 100-year-old olive trees giving you the impression of staying in a friend’s private villa. This hidden gem is the perfect choice for an outdoor oasis of relaxation.
Ca Na Xica, Crtra de Sant Miquel, km10.2, 07815,Sant Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza
– Cotton Beach Club, opened very recently. Situated at Cala Tarida, cotton Beach club is the ultimate destination for daytime glamour. With an all white décor it is the perfect place to spend the day. We recommend you book the beach beds in advance as they fill up very quickly. You can enjoy lunch from their terrace or aperitivo from the rooftop terrace where you can admire the most breath-taking sunset. Cotton Beach club is ideal for private functions such as wedding receptions.
– Blue Marlin, party people this one is for you! Blue Marlin is a melting pot of stylish people who want to have fun. With sumptuous bed lounges and a great cocktail bar there is not much to dislike. So whether you want to watch the jet set dance away into the night or simply listen to the beats of international DJ’s, this upbeat beach won’t le you down.
– Aigua Blanca is ideal for early risers. It is in my opinion one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with crystal clear waters and golden sand. Only downfall is that the sun has a tendency to go quite early, but we are not going to complain when everything else nears perfection. We recommend access by car.
-Cala Bassa Beach Club: Ideal for families, this beautiful beach stretches across 250m. CBBC offers four different restaurants with a great selection of sushi to enjoy under the beautiful and protected Sabina trees. Feeling full of energy? You can enjoy various types of water sports including paddle and Jet Ski.
WHERE TO SHOP?
-Las Dalias hippy market is a must see. On every Saturday from 10 am , you are bound to find something you like from the white hippy dress to ethnic jewelry.
-Vicente Ganesha, is an affordable vintage shop filled with bohemian tunics, quirky sunglasses, and retro furniture. Regular shoppers include Kate Moss, Charlotte Casiraghi and Naomi Campbell.
– IT Shop: precious handmade ethnic designs inspired by Native American tribes and bohemian lifestyle. Wondering where Anna dello Russo got her Indian feather crown?
WHERE TO WATCH THE SUNSET?
– Sunset Ashram: The one and only place for you to enjoy a spectacular sunset in a spiritual surrounding.
WHERE TO GO FOR DINNER?
– Trattoria del Sole: A charming and calm dinner destination. Set in a courtyard lit by tea lights, this delightful little restaurant serves up some great Italian food made from Italian produce.
– Cipriani: Home away from home. Not your typical Spanish restaurant but delicious nonetheless. Located on the port of Ibiza Cipriani specializes in Italian food and is the place to be seen (or watch as the case may be as it is the ultimate celebrity hotspot). The ambiance is superb and food exquisite. Quite pricey but worth every penny!
-Sa Caleta Restaurant: A cute seaside restaurant, which serves up the best seafood and paella, I have ever eaten. Frequented by the locals Sa Caleta is a hidden gem and the ideal place to dine on your last night on the island. It can get quite windy so don’t forget to bring a sweater!
-Yemanja: Perfect place to grab a bite after a drunken day at Blue Marlin as it is located right next to it. With a great selection of seafood and cocktails it is a perfect place to end your evening. My favourite meal there was the steamed mussel and the octopus.
WHERE TO GO OUT ?
-Pacha: is host to the famous Flower Power. Although quite disorienting the club is great fun and the music is fantastic. I would describe Pacha as the most commercial on the island. I recommend you buy your tickets on the port before heading there. The party gets going around 2 am so I would advise you to have a late dinner beforehand.
-Circo Loco @ DC-10: The craziest and most hardcore party, which I would not recommend to the faint hearted. We are talking, two rooms filled to the rims with music lovers. Party starts at four pm and finishes at four am. Note you can come and go as you wish. Small tip, wear closed shoes boots or trainers to avoid people stepping on your toes. Time to rave to some awesome sound!
If instead you are just looking for some relaxed drinks head to KM5 it is a tropical oasis perfect for couples and singletons to mingle and enjoy a couple of drinks. There is great sound just not to the intensity of a night club and you can enjoy a great shisha outdoors.