Travel

Ibiza – my new love

Ibiza - Cala Xarraca

Cold days are approaching,but my mind is still in summer, thinking about beautiful beaches and turquoise water. If you followed my summer on my Instagram account, you probably know that I spent several days in Ibiza and I had absolutely delightful time. Sounds tacky but it’s true.

We arrived on 14th of July, and of course, it was right in high season. One thing you should know about Ibiza: in July and August it’s very expensive. Get ready to spend quite a lot of money as there is a lot of demand for hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. Make sure you book a table for lunch and dinner in advance.

So the day we arrived we got our car from the rental company, it was an adorable Fiat 500 (unfortunately forgot to take a picture), could not ask for any better car in Ibiza, it was very easy to park and to access some of the private beaches. After we drove to our B&B, in the north-east of the island, in Saint Joan, close to Cala Xarraca. This was my personal wish, when we were looking for places to book, I decided that I wanted to stay in the middle of the island and did not want to be in front of the beach. This way I would feel and appreciate the countryside much better.

Once we were at our place, we left our luggage in our room and we went to the other side of the island, to Cala Tarida. It was a beautiful place, but quite crowded with a lot of people. The sun was going down and you could appreciate the colors very good. After staying on the beach a little bit, we went to have a drink at Cotton Beach Club, and it became our first favorite spot in Ibiza. All white, of course, this place directly gives you the feeling that you are in heaven. Plus you have one of the best views in Ibiza to watch the sunset. There is a white Vespa in the entrance of the club, one of the most instagrammed place in Ibiza. I took some pictures too, of course 🙂

Ibiza - Cotton Beach Club
Ibiza - Cotton Beach Club
Ibiza - Cotton Beach Club
Ibiza - Cotton Beach Club
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Later we decided to go to a legendary place to enjoy the last moments of the sunset, at Sunset Ashram. I have to highlight this place, because it is, so far, my favorite spot on the island. A lot of people go there to enjoy the sunset, talk and even play some music. There is a big restaurant with some delicious modern Mediterranean food, and they even had sushi, so it’s for all kind of public. In the entrance of the restaurant there is a boutique-shop, where you can find some Ibiza style clothes, accessories, etc. There were so many things I loved, but I did not get anything, to be honest. I found the prices bit too expensive (like in all beach-club shops, as I discovered later). The dinner was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed some quality time and the music that the Dj was playing in front of us.

Ibiza- Sunset Ashram
Ibiza - Sunset Ashram
Ibiza - Sunset Ashram
Ibiza - Sunset Ashram
Ibiza - Sunset Ashram
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The day after we went to the closest beach, to Cala Xarraca, and let me tell you how much a loved this place: a lot! So here is what happened: we saw some cars parked next to the road so we thought that was the correct way.We followed the path and went down where we discovered that it was a kind of a nudist beach. We, of course, stayed super cool, and kept on walking. We passed the cute fisherman houses and discovered the cutest private beach on the whole island. It was such a perfect place for the two of us and our umbrella. We stayed there the whole day and nobody would bother us. I guess the reason why the people did not come to our little beach, was because of these rocks. Unfortunately we weren’t all that lucky in the end and some people from the boat saw us and approached the beach. They found their perfect lunch spot and we were not alone anymore. I was quite unhappy but luckily they left soon. I fell so much in love with these place, that we came back the day after, and I’m sure we will go back the next time too.

Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
Ibiza - Cala Xarraca
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In the afternoon we went to Cala Bonita (located between Ibiza city and Santa Eularia) to have tapas. The beach there was a little bit different, full of seaweed but the water had very beautiful color. The restaurant was very nice though. It was already late when we arrived and we couldn’t get late lunch, but we had tapas and it was really good. This spot is 100% recommended for lunch. Later in the evening we went to Ibiza city, where we walked around Old Town Ibiza and snapped some colorful houses. Meanwhile I was enjoying my ice cream, Sebastian was looking at some boats and yachts in the port. Ibiza’s port is a great place to spot some of the most famous Yachts of the world, as a lot of them come to fuel up and continue their journey.

Ibiza - Cala Bonita
Ibiza - Cala Bonita
Ibiza - Cala Bonita
Ibiza town
Ibiza town
Ibiza town
Ibiza town
Ibiza town
Ibiza town
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They day after we decided to discover the newly opened place – Aiyanna Ibiza. Owned by the same group as Amantes Ibiza. This place was absolutely amazing. Loved the decoration, the service, the food, the view, the location… We had very good lunch, and as we wanted to stay more, we went to have dessert and chill in the butterfly chairs. Later I went down to the beach, where I was trying to get tanned, while Sebastian stayed at the restaurant to have a few more desserts :)) Later in the evening we drove again to Sunset Ashram as I wanted to enjoy a little bit of more of the sunset colors.

Ibiza - Aiyanna Beach
Ibiza - Aiyanna Beach
Ibiza - Aiyanna Beach
Ibiza - Aiyanna Beach
Ibiza - Aiyanna
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Our last day in Ibiza was a bit chaotic. We discovered that we lost our video camera so we had to go to the local police office and make a declaration and this took quite a long time. When we were finished we decided to get some lunch, but while driving we discovered this crazy market called Sluiz. It is a huge market, where you can find anything you are looking for:decoration, fashion, art, and some very very weird things. In the entrance it looked like an old hospital. So from the beginning you already know you are entering into a weird magical world. They also have a café, and even though it is very kitsch, somehow it is very beautiful and you’ll probably end up taking thousands of pictures. SLUIZ is a totally must visit in Ibiza. After we only had time to have lunch together, as Sebastian was flying later. We decided to stay somewhere close to the airport and we went to El Chiringuito Es Cavallet. I might say that this was the most traditional restaurant we have been in Ibiza during these four days. The food was obviously traditional Mediterranean and I loved it! I am a huge fan of Spanish cuisine, what can I say. After the lunch, Sebastian took me to my last beach, called Sa Caleta and he went to the airport. I had 5 more hours so I enjoyed it as much as I could. Before leaving, I had a shower next to the restaurant and I felt like in Hawai myself. The service in the restaurant was very friendly, they called a taxi for me (several times as it was being late). I’ll definitely go back to Sa caleta, next time for a lunch.

Ibiza - Sa Caleta
Ibiza - Sa Caleta
Ibiza - Sa Caleta
Ibiza - Sa Caleta
Ibiza - Sa Caleta
Ibiza - Sluiz
Ibiza - Sluiz
Ibiza - Sluiz
Ibiza - Sluiz
Ibiza - Sluiz
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Here concludes my 4 day trip in Ibiza, short but intense. We have seen and discovered some really cool places. I have to say, it was my third time in Ibiza and I’ve never had some much fun before.
Can’t wait for the next summer to go there again, or maybe a new destination? Any suggestions?

Lot’s of love.
Xx
Kristi

P.S. We did not have time to go to hippy markets, but this is a must do thing when you visit Ibiza. My vote goes to las Dalias, one of the best places to go shopping.