Travels: Ibiza

April 17, 2016

Daily Digest, Lifestyle

Travels: Ibiza

Pictured above: the view from Can Carlos restaurant on Formentera island

In a life B.C (before children) we spent a week in Ibiza and it was definitely one of the most scenic and coolest places I’ve visited in Europe, and I’m not even into clubbing! We rented an apartment on Airbnb which was slap bang beside Playa den Bossa and hired a car for 2 days to get around the island. It’s worth venturing outside Ibiza town if you have the time and Formentera island is a must visit.  We are hoping to return sometime soon with the bambina but in the meantime, here are my top tips for restaurants, bars, eateries and clubs to visit in Ibiza and Formentera.

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Blue Marlin

This beach club is worth a visit, especially on Sundays where people party on outdoors to top DJs (it’s usually a continuation of Saturday night). This is an outdoor vibey place packed with (very glam) people drinking and dancing. Sundays can get crazy in peak season, so, for those days, book in advance. I would suggest also booking 2 of the large daybeds (5 people each) for after the DJ session, as the beach gets packed. This place is not cheap – 150E for a day bed which includes a bottle of champagne.

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Mambo

Sunset at Mambo is a classic thing to do when in Ibiza. Pick your night depending on your musical taste – they host all of Pacha’s pre-parties, so whoever is playing Pacha that night will be playing Mambo first. Tip: Book a VIP table –for a minimal extra cost you get a far superior experience. Mambo gets packed with young partygoers so booking that table is so worth it!

El Chiringuito

(translates as ‘the shack’). The food here is divine and it has a great wine list. Tip: Book a large bed for afterwards to relax.

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Cala D’Hort

The views of Es Vedra (above) at Cala D’Hort are other-worldly.

Es Boldado restaurant there is great. Go before the local Spanish diners (9pm) for an early for sunset dinner – the view alone is worth it!

Can Berri Vell

This is a lovely low key little bar. Rustic and classic.

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La Oliva in Ibiza town

This is a corner of Provence in Dalt Vila in Ibiza town. Just fab.

La Paloma in San Lorenzo

Sensational Italian restaurant in a candlelit garden in the countryside. Everyone who’s anyone loves this place.

Can Balafia – San Lorenzo

A 100% authentic, rustic terrace that only does grilled meats and salads. INCREDIBLE.

The Giri Cafe in San Juan

This Uber-design restaurant is located in tiny San Juan. Loved it.

La Bodega- Ibiza Town

La Bodega is a tapas restaurant in Ibiza Town.  It’s located beneath the Old Town walls and the food and wine rock!

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Sa Punta – Ibiza Town

A dreamy waterside restaurant just outside Ibiza Town. Very cool with a great rooftop cocktail bar.

Pacha Restaurant

Not to be missed! It’s amazing… and all the DJs eat here.  Free club entry with a table.

Lío

Pacha’s chic baby sister cabaret/restaurant/club. The hottest ticket in the Med right now. Go for the whole evening – its amaaaaaaazing! Super luxury.

B.For Sushi

Ibiza’s best sushi, outdoors, near Pacha. Great for star-spotting and people-watching.

El Ayoun

Very hot Moroccan styled resto/club in San Rafael. Full of ‘faces’. Stays open very late.

Fishy Lunch at Nassau

Fishy Lunch at Nassau

Lunch spots in Ibiza

Tropicana – Cala Jondal

A fabulous beach bar! Chilled, low key, gorgeous water, great wines. Opposite end of the beach to Blue Marlin.

Destino

New Pacha resort, great for a day/night poolside.

Jockey Club – Salinas

A classic – book the massive table at the end of the terrace. It’s Awesome.

Yemanja – Cala Jondal

Great beach food. Tasty paella.

Es Torrent

Super posh seafood restaurant in a quiet cove. Beach beds outside.

Es Xarco

Deceptively low key waterside resto which serves the Best sea bass in the world.

Sirocco

Playa den Bossa. Great, sceney food.

Nikki Beach

A beach club which wasn’t open when I visited, but is now open in Ibiza.  If you love Nikki Beach in Marbs then you’ll probably love this place too.

Clubs in Ibiza

Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a must visit. It’s an outdoor, Miami-style poolside rave. It’s glam, expensive and brilliant!

Pacha

Go to see David Guetta

Solomun

Solomun on a Sunday is great. Tip: Book a VIP table for all of the clubs!

Formentera

Any trip to Ibiza must be coupled with a day trip to Formentera. It’s an island off Ibiza, reached by boat and iy is one of my favourite places in the world for sheer take your breath away beauty.

Boat – if you’re living it up, you can hire your own boat complete with captain to get to Formentera but for most people, boats leave daily from Ibiza.

When you get there, where you step off the boat, hire a moped between two people to get around the island.

Lunch in Formentera

Juan y Andrea

The most famous beach restaurant in the Balearics. EVERYONE goes here. Toes in the sand and always full of celebs. A must visit – opens in the summer season only.

El Tiburon

This is a relaxed, Tiki style place with great food.

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Dinner in Formentera

Can Carlos

Definitely a favourite restaurant of mine anywhere in the world. This place is amazing and the views if the deep blue sea are better than anywhere I’ve seen.

 

All photos in this article taken by @whatshewears

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