What to do in Ibiza If you don’t want to party 24/7
Theres a laid-back side to Ibiza I’ve recently been able to discover. Where bohemian lifestyle, gastonomy and nature take precedent over partying.
One of my favourite things to do is go to a place known for one thing and prove that there’s more to it than that. Take Ibiza, for example, it’s probably the biggest party island in Europe. DJ’s from around the world have residencies here each summer. What you don’t hear as much about is the amazing food, hidden beaches and chilled out locals.
Now I’m not saying it’s strictly about not partying, I’m just merely stating you shouldn’t miss out on what else is on offer.
Ibiza is full of places to eat and it is a spotlight for up and coming chefs as well as veterans in the industry. The few restaurants I tried out there were just delicious! From contemporary modern to stripped down and laid-back, there’s something for every palate. If you really want to splurge, why not hire a private chef to cook for you at your villa?
La Paloma– A vegeterian friendly restaurant set amongst citrus trees. The food here is home made and prices are quite affordable. You can feel the love here as soon as you arrive.
Nagai– A trendy sushi spot you’ll definitely want to try. Artsy decor and super cool staff. A World Luxury restaurant Award Winner.
Amante– When I ordered some bruschetta and a bottle of wine here without looking at the prices I was a little nervous when I asked for the bill. Surprisingly it didn’t break the bank! The cliffside restaurant is stunning and is set on multiple levels.
Ibiza has some of the most amazing and luxurious spas. For me, a spa day is what makes a holiday complete.
La Posidonia Spa, Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is where I was hoping to go but sadly it had not opened yet for the season. (I went in May) The spa pools here are on the side of a cliff, setting you up for amazing views.
Revival Spa, Aguas De Ibiza is where I ended up trying and for 40 euros for a day I had full use in their top of the line spa facilities. A nice added touch was the refreshments bar, offering an assortment of teas, flavoured water, fruit and dried snacks.
The white island has an amazing bohemian vibe and style that I adore. There are a ton of boutiques on the island as well as the famous Hippy Market in Punta Arabi.
Cotton beach Club, Beachouse, Elements, Atzaro Beach are some of the most famous boutiques you’ll find.
The Hippy Market runs every Wednesday from April to October more than 500 craftsmen and artists offer a variety of their most unique creations. If you’re not bothered about shopping, go for the food.
Walk to epic viewpoints, discover hidden beaches, quad around the island, or take your pick of watersports. There is plenty to keep you busy and active on Ibiza.
You have your pick of small beaches, big beaches, popular beaches and secret beaches. Why not rent a car and hit up a few! Ibiza is not a very big island and its quite easy to drive around it.