Ibiza has a well-earned reputation as the ultimate party destination, but the island has so much more to offer, from world-class cuisine to intrepid hikes
Why go to Ibiza …
In just a few days in Ibiza we managed to pack in loads of different activities, from hiking in the rustic, stunning countryside in the island’s north to pool parties in the south, with fantastic meals and massages in between. This place really has something for everyone.
The best time to travel to Ibiza is from May to October, but there is something happening on the island all year round!
For a real destress, head away from the main drag stay at Aguas de Ibiza on the east side of the Island. Here you’ll find the Clarins Revival spa, an oasis of relaxation. Work your way through the extensive list of treatments or simply float about between the sauna, rain shower, jacuzzi and whirlpools. The hotel pool has a chilled vibe, with double sun beds better than most hotel room beds, and you won’t miss a beat whilst waiting for the friendly staff to bring your next cocktail, thanks to the pool’s underwater speakers.
If you prefer to be more in the thick of it, head to Playasol Hotel Bossa Flow. Close to some of the most famous clubs and the longest beach on the island, it serves a great breakfast to sort you out after the night before and an inviting pool with palm trees to relax by before you get ready to do it all again.
With beach bars, rustic tapas and party restaurants there is something on the island to suit everyone’s taste when it comes to dinning. Here are a few of our favourites…
For an unrivalled Ibiza dinner experience get your party dress on and head straight to one of the top dinner destinations on the island, STK Ibiza, where a night of high energy dining awaits you. Spread over two floors in the heart of Ibiza town this venue has a reputation for entertaining jet setters, celebrities and fashionable VIPs. STK Ibiza hosts an exciting music residency each night, with mesmerising dancers and their flamboyant outfits mixing with impressive magicians to entertain guests. The chef here means business bringing world class cuisine to the island, specialising in a wide selection of steaks and seafood that are out of this world. Don’t forget to try the truffle Mac and cheese and wash it down with some of the best cocktails the island has to offer. This is the place to pre-party.
Head to Destino for the perfect al fresco destination with stunning views over the sea. The chefs create Michelin star gastronomic delights in the open kitchen while you watch a performance. Destino is a must and a real dining experience.
If you’re looking for a laid back meal with chilled vibes and sea views, the Aiyanna Ibiza on the north of the island is a great place to unwind and relax over a lazy long lunch. Set in a perfect location along the coast offering fresh, bold, seasonal food with influences from the eastern Mediterranean regions, this is beach dinning at its best. Pro tip: try one of the refreshing cocktails that look so healthy that they must be good for you (right?!)
The ultimate travel in style experience. For a serious treat, hop on a private jet with Surfair to Ibiza, the world’s first all-you-can fly membership airline. There is only one airport on the island so if you can’t quite face the hundreds of overexcited party goers this is your answer! This really is the most luxurious way to travel, from the moment you enter the lounge and are handed your glass of champagne, you immediately relax. Everything is taken care of, all you have to do is concentrate on climbing aboard your private jet and getting comfy in your state of the art executive seat without spilling your fizz! The staff are so attentive and our pilot was very friendly. On top of this, there’s no waiting around or fuss: you can arrive just 15 minutes before you fly!
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If you fancy some extra pampering to get you party ready give Belleza Natural call and they will come to your hotel room and give you a set of eyelash extensions that will last the length of any pool party! Or for a great blow dry or an up-do that will last into the early hours give Blowout Ibiza a call and they’ll get you sorted.
If you decide to go to only one pool party then make sure it’s Ocean Beach Ibiza for an unrivalled beach club day. A stone’s throw away from the sea with a huge pool in the centre of the action, this place offers a deluxe party experience pulling in the VIPs and celebrities. Trust us: you won’t want to miss the explosive shows complete with acrobats, contortionists and incredible dancers. It’s also a great place for people watching, chilling on the garden beds to the Balearic soundtracks and sipping a cocktail out of a huge bronze pineapple before you jump in the pool and have a dance! This place knows how to throw a party and has hosted world famous parties for the last 5 years on the White Isle.
While you’re there…
Take a break from the party scene and get away from it all in the north of the island.
If you find yourself looking for a break from the party scene but not sure what to do why not leave it up to Active Ibiza. They have the best contacts to organise anything from horse riding to paddle boarding to mountain biking. Hiking through the stunning country side in the north was a great way to see another side to the island and our guide was very relaxed, keeping us going with great facts along the walk. We even met a farmer herding her goats.
Yogis need to look no further than Ibiza Retreats. Set in a stunning location in the hills far away from any interruption, this place transports you to instant calm and reflection offering a range of retreats; everyone we met was totally blissed out. We attended a sunrise yoga session and even without much sleep and a slightly fuzzy head it was just what the doctor ordered. We came away totally refreshed and ready for more Ibiza fun!
Finally, if you don’t have much time or can’t face leaving your hotel, reconnect with yourself right by your hotel pool with The Wellness Source who offer a wide range of yoga and massage. Claudia’s voice alone is enough to sooth your hangover. She is full of positive energy and so calm her pool side massage left me feeling amazing!
No matter what you want from a holiday, Ibiza has got it covered. With flight times less than three hours, what are you waiting for?