I am finally making my reappearance onto WordPress! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you are probably aware (you have spent the past week being forced to know) that I have been on holiday in Ibiza.
It was a crazy week that has left me with a horrific cold and a need for smoothies and soups. Going with my sister, we are now super-close and have managed to address many of our issues together. From day-time parties to 1am opening nightclubs; I have done it all and I am going to give my ultimate guide – for those of you curious or actually considering this place for your next vacation.
To me, this was nothing more than a premium party destination. Upon arrival however, my thoughts entirely changed. Ibiza is a small Island that takes about a 25 minute drive to get from one side to the next. Depending on what you are looking for, it is either the perfect escape for relaxation or to let your hair down and dance until 7am.
The day-time is family friendly and I came across a funfair, a variety of parks and kids riding up and down in the bike lanes overlooking the sea. It is also dog-friendly and it was not unusual to come across a dog-walker or two.
My favourite thing in the day was to head to the pool parties; Ocean Beach being one of the most famous and popular. Here, you could lounge around all day, drinking cocktails and dipping your feet into the pool. When I was there, Kisstory was on set with the DJ mixing all these classic tracks. As it turned to the evening, people walked over to the dance floor and then screamed like crazy because Conor McGregor arrived. These pool party events usually start at 12-2pm and finish at around midnight.
The beaches are plentiful and I was somewhat surprised by all the different names of them. I stayed in San Antonio Bay which is known for being one of the most beautiful locations in the Mediterranean.
I and my sister went out to Blue Marlin which is a kind of beach resort. I highly recommend this place. You can rent a sun lounger or beach bed and receive food and drink throughout. The views here are simply stunning. By far, Blue Marlin offered some of the most prettiest views that I have seen.
Evening and night
The benefit of staying in San Antonio Bay is that you are in the perfect position to watch the sunset. The strips in Ibiza are filled with spacious bars, cafés and restaurants that all overlook the beach.
I dined in an authentic, enchanting, Spanish restaurant which did not open until 8.30pm. Many of the local tourist spots only offer a limited amount of food, so it is worth spending an evening away somewhere more exotic.
If clubbing is not your phenomenon, there are plenty of bars that stay alive into the early hours. I did go clubbing nevertheless and went to Amnesia, Hi, DC-10 and Sankey’s.
Clubs like Amnesia and Hi are very crowded and large. They feature an array of performers from stilts men to acrobatics. I am not the biggest fan of dance/trance music, but as the DJ’s are extremely talented out there, it was not that difficult to get into. Even if you are not someone who enjoys clubbing, I would go to at least one; they have an amazing atmosphere and vibe.
In conclusion, I had a fantastic holiday. I would not reverse or do anything different. Ibiza has the views, parties and fun that I could want on a getaway. Since returning, I have been dreaming about being back there.
- If you are after partying and clubbing, stay by the resort Playa den Bossa. This is where the main clubs are.
- In terms of where is the most attractive, I would suggest San Antonio Bay. Here you can watch the sunset but you do need to take the disco bus which is 3-4 euro’s to head to the main nightlife. The taxi would be around 36 euro’s.
- Ibiza is very, very expensive. One entry in to a club can be 50 euro’s with a drink costing 20. I would save on accommodation and look for café’s away from the strip for breakfast.
- The water contains traces of metal so you need to purchase bottled water. Again, water is expensive and can cost 10 euro’s for a bottle. I would buy a large amount from a supermarket which is much cheaper.
- Most tourists are British and this means plenty of food places offering roast dinners and sausage with mash. You have to do more searching among the strip for Spanish cuisine.
- Plan an itinerary before leaving. Once out there, you will be bombarded with selection on what to do and where to go.
- Do be sure to watch the sunset.
- Early September is a good time to travel. August is the busiest month.
Have you ever been to Ibiza before and would you like to go?