Ibiza is one of the favorite hot-spots for jet-setters to visit during summer-time in Europe. If they are yachting, location-wise it’s perfect and has got a comfortable set-up to access with a boat.
Secondly, Ibiza is popular with the rich and famous and all kinds of creme de la creme to come with friends and let their hair down for some party time. Mind you, Ibiza is more “boho-chic” and the vibe about the island is more relaxed then in other jet-set hotspots, so you do tend to see certain types of jet-setters and not everyone (the conservatives stay home).
Best time to come?
People go to Ibiza for the opening parties (end of may/beginning of June) and closing parties (end of September/first week of October), but I personally find that time of the year to be irregular weather wise and not necessarily the best time to go. I think June is a wonderful month for Ibiza, same goes for July. August is the very peak and can get a bit too touristy.
Best areas to stay?
The Marina Botafoc or Talamanca area (where you have El Destino, Nobu etc). Many jet-setters stay on their yachts or rent a villa somewhere one the island.
What’s the crowd like?
It’s a mixture of everyone! Even extremely gay-friendly! The old money Europeans (older clientele) tend to go more to the South of France, although occasionally you have a few coming down to Ibiza.
How should I dress?
Boho chic, white dresses, nothing too conservative or too dressy. Casual smart is fine, and many girls even skip the heels. Overall, you can dress however you want, as Ibiza is one of those few places “where anything goes”. But if you want to properly blend in, then think a luxury hippie style / boho chic.
Places to recommend?
I used to live in Ibiza back in the days when I was 20 years old, so I know the island very well. Loads have changed since, but I’ve been going there every second year, and last time I went was this year! (2018) So I feel quite up to date with the latest hotspots that I want to share with you today:
Ibiza Gran Hotel
Hacienda Na Xamena (outskirts location)
Atzuro Agriturismo (outskirts location)
Day-time Lunch Spots
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Hacienda Na Xamena
Es Boldado (wonderful sunset view over Es Vedra)
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(the sister island of Ibiza, popular for a day-trip excursion)
Juan y Andrea
Moli el sal (amazing for sunset)
Music On – Amnesia
Solomun – Pacha
Circo Loco – DC10
Rumors – El Destino hotel
(Most JetsetBabes only go to Amnesia, Pacha and El Destino out of the big major clubs)
▸ Go and spend a whole day (or even a night) in Formentera. It’s the sister island to Ibiza, very small and quiet, with only a few places to visit. But the water there is turquoise and they have an area with mud that is supposed to be good for the skin if you go there and do a clay mask.
If you don’t know anyone who can take you on their yacht there, you can either rent a boat for the day or go on the public transport boats that will get you there in 30 min.
▸ Spend a quiet evening strolling around in Ibiza town. It tends to be too hot during the day during peak season, but in the early evening, it’s extremely cozy before all the tourists come for their evening promenade.
▸ If you’ve never been to a big Ibiza club, then you should at least try it once! Be prepared to see a lot of people on drugs, wear comfortable shoes (flats or wedges) and dance like there is no tomorrow. Ideally, you should go there in a group and get into the VIP section.
▸ If you’re partying and get an invitation to an organized after party in a villa somewhere remote, then you might have been invited to a traditional “after” Ibiza style! Please be careful though and make sure you go with trustworthy people. These parties do continue until morning/lunchtime (sometimes longer) so bring your sunglasses!
▸ Ibiza is not only about sex, drugs and rock’n’roll even though that’s what the island is known for. You have fantastic nature and countryside that should also be explored, together with a hippie culture organizing markets and events. Do rent a car and explore a bit on days you want to chill out, this is something nobody ever regrets!
▸ Watch the sunset. It’s just a thing in Ibiza. People gather somewhere, watch the sunset together and clap their hands when the sun sets.
▸ Hiking is amazing in Ibiza if you’re into walking and beautiful nature. Go the trail where you have an amazing view over the mythical island Es Vedra and take some epic Instagram shots.
▸ Drink their local “Hierbas” or “Sangria” and munch away on paella. Be prepared that in the fancy jet-set places the lunches and dinners will be very costly, so if you’re on a tight budget, make sure you do your research before making reservations.
▸ Another popular thing in Ibiza is health & well-being (as a contrast to the hardcore party culture). You will be able to find healthy vegan/vegetarian restaurants, green juices, acai bowls and all kinds of spiritual/new age/hippie stuff if you’re into that kind of things. There are many retreats on the island where people come to detox, get fit or connect with their spiritual self.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Ibiza guide, and let me know in the comments below if you’ve been to any of these places – or if you want to add a name to this list!