By Sophie Elsaalabi, March 12, 2019
How do you do Ibiza?
Ibiza is the island that never stops giving. Known for its phenomenal nightlife, idyllic beaches, spiritual history and tasty cuisine, this little magical gem has so much to offer so planning ahead is key to a successful trip!
Every year tourists flock from all over the world each with a different agenda, including couples looking for a romantic getaway, large groups of friends wanting to let their hair down and forget their 9-5 and the solo traveller looking for new experiences excited by who they might meet and where the island might take them.
Using our knowledge of the island we thought we would make your lives a little easier by giving you tips on where to visit depending on who you’re with.
For couples look no further than Ginger located in Sa Punta with breathtaking views of the sea and Dalt Vila, this restaurant is the perfect location for a romantic meal. Not only is the Asian inspired menu full of flavoursome delights but the brightly coloured contemporary decor creates a clean and inviting feel for you and your loved one to enjoy.
Every dish is presented so beautifully with the freshest ingredients bursting with colour. Each plate is nothing short of a piece of art. With this in mind try and resist the temptation to get your phone out and instead enjoy the moment soaking up the ambience and sights with the one you love the most.
For the party capital of the world finding a fun lively restaurant for groups is easy, however narrowing it down to just one is a task. With so many on offer and full of life it’s not hard to find a bustling restaurant with a tasty menu and a buzzing atmosphere.
When it comes to immersive entertainment then we have to take our hats off to Lio’s. This open- air venue is decorated to the highest standard, making you stop for a minute while you are in awe of your surroundings and picture perfect views of Dalt Vila. The entertainers will take you on a journey from the moment you arrive, and your group will almost become a part of the performance without even realising – and before you know it you will be up dancing with the other customers.
The food is to die for and expect nothing less than quality entertainment with the highest service from the staff. This is a night you won’t forget!
If you’re travelling solo then venturing up Dalt Vila could be perfect, this historical heritage site based in the heart of Ibiza Town, homes a number of fantastic restaurants, bars and shops making it the perfect place for an evening out. It has a buzz about it with visitors and locals sitting outside restaurants enjoying the food, and the architecture is beautifully authentic adding to the ambience.
One restaurant definitely worth a visit is S’ Escalinita. It is on a set of steps leading up Dalt Vila with brightly coloured bean bags arranged outside making it feel warm and comfortable. With stunning views of the town it is the perfect place to grab some tasty tapas and a caña while chatting with the friendly staff, as you watch the world go by.
What better way to start the evening than with one of Ibiza’s stunning sunsets to set the mood. Romantic isn’t even the word as every evening this little white isle puts on a show that never gets old. It’s legendary sunsets are enjoyed by thousands so the only question is where should you watch it? Golden Buddha is the perfect sunset bar situated along the beautiful S’Arenal waterfront in San Antonio. You can choose to snuggle one of their comfy chaise lounges with a glass of wine or cocktail as you take in the flawless views of the Mediterranean Sea.
For groups looking to cut loose and have fun true Ibiza style then look no further than Itaca . Located on the seafront of San Antonio this is bar you can go to for pre-drinks and food (they do an amazing strawberry daiquiri ) or a destination venue you can stay in for the night. Some nights the venue can stay open as late as 5am and they always have a DJ playing a great eclectic mix of music including house, 80’s, disco and RnB.
Paradise Lost is a quirky bar nestled in Ibiza town, if you’re a solo traveller looking for the real essence of old school Ibiza, this place is perfect. The decor is fascinating and full of character, every inch of the wall tells its own story, so if you are on your own, you can sit back observe and get lost in its charm. As it’s only a small venue it is a great place to strike up conversations with the bar staff and other customers. Their cocktails are crafted to perfection and their rum selection is fit for the finest connoisseurs.
You are never too far from a beach in Ibiza!
The island is home to so many wonderful beaches all snuggled in various corners, each different to the last. If you and your loved one are looking to relax with an iconic Ibiza backdrop then Cala D’hort is the best spot. Not only does this little beach have an extremely popular fish restaurant but it is overlooked by Es Vedra rock which is considered the third most magnetic place in the world.
Las Salinas beach named after the salt lakes on the south of the island is ideal for groups. Known for attracting party people expect colourful and cool characters. If you’re looking to catch a tan while socialising with friends over a few beers then this is a great choice for you, however remember it isn’t the quietest so although you can relax don’t expect to have complete tranquility.
This beach is bustling with many restaurants and bars to choose from including Jockey club which you will most likely hear before you see with the house music spilling out onto the beach from their bar. If you walk further along the beach you will find quieter parts for anyone wanting to have a little snooze by the sea.
For the solo zen seeker wanting to refuel on good Ibiza energy, then Benirras beach on the north side of the island is a spot worth visiting. If you go on a Sunday be sure to get there early and set up a nice spot as crowds gather later in the day for hippie drumming at sunset. This is a place full of free spirits and soul seekers so a great place to talk to other nationalities and locals.
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