Paradise in Ibiza

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Part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Seas, 93 miles off the coast of Valencia, Ibiza remained virtually unnoticed until the 1950s under the shadow of its bigger neighbor, Majorca. The island’s art colony grew its popularity, making it a favorite island resort among those looking for a laid-back life. White sandy beaches, jagged coastlines, secluded bays and whitewashed houses add to its seductive appeal. With about 300 days of sunshine a year, Ibiza is sweltering hot in July and August, making it the perfect springtime destination to fly to in a chartered jet.

Sleep

Cas Gasí | Santa Gertrudis

Situated on a country hillside in a late 19th-century manor house, Cas Gasí is a welcome retreat after a busy day. The inn offers picturesque views of the island’s only mountain, Sa Talaiassa, and the ultimate in privacy, as the restaurant and spa are exclusively for guests to enjoy. Book the Deluxe Suite for its beautiful garden views.

Can Curreu Hotel Rural & Spa |San Carlos

With whitewashed architecture that will remind you of a Greek village, Can Curreu is a rural accommodation with citrus groves, horse stables and architecture that dates back 200 years. The on-site restaurant has an exquisite five-course tasting menu. The hotel has no shortage of luxury rooms, each with its own distinct theme.

Hotel La Ventana | Dalt Vila

A hillside hotel within Dalt Vila’s medieval walls, La Ventana is a chic accommodation with views of the harbor and old town. The rooms are painted in soothing pastel colors accented by plush canopies draped over four-poster beds.

Eat

Sa Cornucopia “Chez Paul” | Santa Gertrudis

A charming restaurant with four intimate rooms that were renovated in 2015, Sa Cornucopia is a local staple that features dishes by Chef Oscar Bueno. The menu is a mix of Provençal, Ibizan and North African delights with serving sizes that ensure that you’ll never leave hungry.

Restaurante S’Oficina | Playa d’en Bossa

A mile outside Sant Jordi, S’Oficina serves up some of the best Badque (vasca) cuisine on the island. The nautical-style décor complements the restaurant’s specialties, such as kokotxas (cod cheeks) and lomo de merluza con almejas (hake filet with clams).

El Portalón | Dalt Vila

Located in Ibiza’s old own, El Portalón is an elegant restaurant with two dining rooms that offer the best in international cuisine. One room has medieval-inspired décor, and the other is more modern and sleek. The terrace is perfect for alfresco dining. Popular dishes include dorado (sea bream), pato con salsa de moras (duck with blackberry sauce) and rape (anglerfish).

Play

Party until the Morning

Ibiza’s club scene is one of the world’s most extravagant, biggest and wildest. The island’s most popular clubs include Space, PrivilegeKeeper, Amnesia, and Pacha. Keep in mind that some clubs don’t open until May.

Ses Salines

While there are no shortages of beaches in Ibiza, Ses Salines at the southernmost point is a local and tourist favorite. The mile-long stretch of pale sand in a wildlife conservation is home to trendy bars and restaurants with outdoor DJs and servers that bring you drinks as you relax on the sand. Walk toward the watchtower to see if you can find a small private cove to enjoy.

Catedral de Santa María d’Eivissa

A site used for religious celebrations since the time of the Phoenicians, the ancient cathedral dates back to the 14th century. City planners set aside the space in 1234 after overthrowing the Moors. The cathedral, which was renovated in the 18th century, features a Baroque nave, or sanctuary, and a Gothic tower. It also has a museum with religious artifacts and art.

 

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