One of the most famous cities in the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is well-known for its music mecca status. It’s the ultimate place for all socializers, party freaks and music fans – pure paradise. The crème de la crème of renowned DJ’s makes the island a holy ground for clubbers. However, there is one side to Ibiza that one has yet to discover. More than its outrageous nightlife, Ibiza is home to numerous magnificent rock formations overlooking crystal blue waters and mysterious caves. Despite Covid-19 restrictions and all the clubs shut this summer, Ibiza’s beauty has its everlasting charm even without it. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its buildings, shoreline, sea life, and composed of several islands from Santa Eularia des Rui to Sant Josep, Ibiza is a series of island worth discovering. Since crystal blue waters surround it, Ibiza creates an atmosphere where one could seek refuge in times of great distress. There are beach resorts covering Ibiza coastline which offer myriad water sports activities during the day, tranquil Bali beach beds and calm music at night. There is always something to look forward to in the Ibizan Islands. Undeniably, a visit to Ibiza will open your eyes to the wonders of nature and the marvelous life creations one cannot fail to admire.
Es Vedra, the mystical island
One of Spain’s most mystical spots and a beautifully breath-taking sight that’s a true emblem of Ibiza, Es Vedra floats less than two miles off the coast of Cala d’Hort. Often compared to the Lost City of Atlantis; the mystical island has long been flaunted as the tip of the long lost city and sees no shortage of visitors who come to investigate each year. Standing at 413 meters high, it is Ibiza’s must-see sights. Known as the island of myths and legends, with a popular theory stating that it is the third most magnetic spot on earth and also often thought to be home to the Sirens of Greek Mythology.
However, beyond all the myths, the Es Vedra sunset is simply out of this world. If you’re lucky enough to pay a visit at dusk, you’ll get one of the best, most romantic and awe-inspiring views of the sun melting far into the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean beyond, with the rock looming large before you like a mysterious miracle of nature. This small, yet hugely beautiful rocky island is without a doubt one of Spain’s best kept secrets!
Following the beautiful heritage and nature of Ibiza, here are few of the best spots to enjoy on the coastal island.
Lío Ibiza, a mix of restaurant and cabaret where you can have dinner while watching live performances and shows (dancers, contortionists and much more), a true spectacle yet elegant and chic. Lío also offers a romantic environment with candle-lights and boasts spectacular views and gastronomy with lobsters served on vintage telephones, as well as exotic seafood to excite your taste buds. Located in a real privileged spot, at the former El Divino night club, in the heart of Marina Botafoch, Ibiza. Set adrift from Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, Lío is one of the highlights on an Ibiza yacht charter itinerary, and promises an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Beso Beach, (also known as kiss beach) a popular beachfront hut with a subtle style, Beso Beach opens for lunch with a nice selection of sea food. Situated on the beach of Cavall d’en Borras, in the Illetes area in Formentera, this beach club serves Mediterranean and Basque cuisine and delicious cocktails as well as waterfront events. Think black rice paella, lobster, fresh grilled fish on charcoal, mussels, chuletón and other tasty Basque meats and cuisine. After lunch-time, the party starts, occupied and attended by A-listers, footballers and international celebrities. Beso provides the kind of beach bar vibes most people dream of when planning an exquisite Mediterranean escape.
Roto Restaurant, located on a spectacular platform on one of the piers in Ibiza Marina. Offers quality cuisine in a smart setting and relaxed atmosphere with traditional flavors and a 1970’s style theme. Roto is said to revoke the spirit of yesterday. Traditional cuisine that will take Ibizan locals back to their childhood memories of their grandparents, with modern nuances as well as fresh salads and well-shaken cocktails. The restaurant is certainly known for its panoramic view with Formentera visible on the horizon.
Nobu Beach Club, directly next to the beach in Talamanca Bay, this 5 star hotel is co-owned by actor Robert De Niro and offers world class service and facilities. Directly next to the beach, the spacious rooms and suites are a mix of extensive modern artwork. Grand suites on the first floor/rooftop offer a private sanctuary and the ultimate luxury. Nobu beach club also offers the best cuisine, with different restaurants including the world famous Nobu restaurant with its unique Japanese cuisine, Chambao restaurant offering beachfront chiringuito which serves fresh sea food and high quality Mediterranean cuisine, and Bay Café offering healthy smoothies, salads, brunches etc. The pool bar and lounge bar turn into the perfect spot to enjoy an after dinner cocktail, making your Nobu staycation an ultimate and unforgettable experience overall.
Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza. With its 16,000-square foot spa, huge indoor and outdoor pool areas with DJ’s, luxury rooms with ocean views and suites with swim-up pools, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is one of true luxury hotels in Ibiza. The Hard rock draws a horde of celebrities and A-list stars and hosts live performances by top DJ’s and regularly throws popular pool parties and various events. The hotel’s eating and drinking spots include eight pool bars plus Ibiza’s highest roof terrace, The Ninth. Located right on the beachfront in Playa d’en Bossa, Hard Rock also offers an array of restaurants serving the ultimate gastronomic experience with Tatel, Sessions, The Beach and Sublimotion (reputedly serving world’s most expensive dinner). The hotel is also extremely family friendly- and offers activities for kids with a kids club & pool, teen area, and playground.
Tatel Restaurant, offers modern Spanish cuisine and privileged sea views. Founded by famous celebrity partners Enrique Iglesias and Cristiano Ronaldo (to name a new), this restaurant in Ibiza is the third chain that opened after Madrid and Miami. Tatel serves authentic Spanish recipes boasting a chic 1920’s dining area. Specialised in seafood and classic Mediterranean dishes including fresh fish, oysters and caviar, and Chef’s special, Nacha Chicharro’s famous truffle omlette and veal. The restaurant offers a wide range of cocktails which are enjoyed at the open terrace facing sea view.
Yacht Adventures and Water Sports by VIP Martin Group
Boat parties have become an important pillar of the Ibiza clubbing scene and no Ibiza holiday is truly complete without having experienced at least one party out in the sea. Pick your favorite boat, and enjoy your day out on the Mediterranean. Dancing to the biggest tunes played by the biggest DJ’s in the sunshine, with the view of the gorgeous Ibiza coastline with people all around you, it truly doesn’t get any better than this. Yacht trips in Ibiza is something to look forward to. Yacht and water rentals are widely provided all around the island, incorporating private luxury yacht charters and luxury yacht rentals to corporate large groups as well as individual clients from the deck to the boat, being one of the most famous ways to enjoy in the warm waters of the Balearic island of Ibiza. Considering the Covid-19 situation, public parties are prohibited, but private crazy yacht parties are still on going. Water sports is the most enjoyed activity by tourists, said to be the most magical way to travel between islands of Ibiza and Formentera, while enjoying the spectacular Mediterranean views.
VIP MARTIN GROUP is the best boat rental and luxury concierge in Ibiza, offering large, medium as well as small sized yachts according to customer preferences. In addition to their yacht charter, they also offer other water sport rentals including Fly-board, Seabobs, Kayaks, Paddle Board, Aquatic bikes, and small waterparks exclusively built for the youngest. They also offer a wide range of water toys which you can enjoy both in and out of water, making the whole experience absolutely extraordinary.
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