Ditch hedonism for health, beach clubs for spa stays and embrace a slower side to the white
isle with our travel guide.
When you think of Ibiza, there are usually a few things that come to mind – and it usually
begins with busy nightclubs, even busier day parties, and hedonistic activities which we
probably don’t need to go into.
But beyond the happy chaos that can be found in Ibiza is a tranquil side that is perfect for
rest and relaxation – something which isn’t often associated with the island but can be found
in abundance if you look for the right places.
Luckily for you, we’ve managed to do the work for you in a bid to create the perfect guide to
‘slow Ibiza’ – from where to stay and what to do to have a truly restorative stay on the island.
Where to stay
When you talk about wanting a slice of paradise in Ibiza, Talamanca has to come up. The
peaceful resort is only a 15-minute walk from Ibiza Town, making it perfect for people who
want to chill but dip their toes into the lively atmosphere that Ibiza Town has to offer. Here,
you’ll find a stunning sandy beach with turquoise-coloured waters which is popular for
swimming, kayaking and other water sports. It’s also home to Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, one of
Ibiza’s most desirable hotels, boasting chic Mediterranean interiors, two sleek swimming
pools and the famous Six Senses Spa to truly take your chill Ibiza holiday to the next level.
If you truly want to immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of Ibiza, venture into Es Canar, a
small resort town on the northeast coast of Ibiza. The town is known for its quiet sandy
beaches and crystalline waters, along with the famous Hippy Market, which is the oldest
handicrafts market on the island and sells everything from artisanal wares to food. While the
town offers a range of boutique hotels and apartments, the W Hotel is perfectly located on
the palm-fringed main beach of Santa Eulalia and boasts everything you’ll need for a
relaxing and luxurious stay, from a spa, state-of-the-art gym and classes to get your yoga
and pilates fix, and three restaurants set on Santa Eulalia bay.
Escape the intensity of Ibiza nightlife in Portinatx, a quaint town filled with quiet bistros,
boutique shops and three stunning beaches perfect for unwinding and truly unplugging from
the world. The idyllic location is on the north side of the island and is known for its peaceful
atmosphere where visitors can forget about their worries and bask in the beauty and charm
of the town. And the town isn’t short of luxurious accommodation options – if you’re looking to
splurge, Six Senses Ibiza is located at Xarraca Bay, and is filled with lush surroundings
including seafront coves, a 1,200-square-metre spa and so much more.
What to do
Take in the views from Puig de Missa
If you’re after a bit of history and culture, Ibiza has that in abundance – and for those staying
in Santa Eulalia, you don’t have to venture too far to find it. Puig de Missa is a fortified 16th-
century church, perched 52 metres above sea level and is a cultural landmark for those
visiting the town. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk to where the church is situated learn
about its rich history and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the coast. Here, you’ll be
able to bask in the beauty of the whitewashed houses scattered across the island and take
in a sea view that is not to be missed.
Visit Sea Salines Natural Park
Nature girlies – I’ve got you covered. Ibiza has some great spots to explore, and Sea Salines
Natural Park is one of them. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ecological sanctuary is
known for its salt marshes, breathtaking flora and fauna and landscapes that will leave you
feeling at one with nature. You can even take a dip near the beach and enjoy the sunset
while you’re at it.
Enjoy an Ibiza Food Tour
If there’s one thing I Iove to do when travelling, it’s trying new dishes and cuisines – and for
fellow foodie lovers, doing an Ibiza food tour is a must. They’re a fascinating way to explore
the island with an immersive culinary experience that allows you to see and taste what Ibiza
has to offer. Make your way to the Old Town and enjoy an evening walking tour which will
take you through the various restaurants, markets and shops while meeting local business
owners and chefs to get a truly immersive foodie experience.
Where to dine
Nestled in a cliff AND overlooking the sea? It truly doesn't get more dreamy than Amante
Ibiza. While the restaurant may boast spectacular views, it doesn’t fall short when it comes
to food, offering a selection of fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients to create the
ultimate foodie experience.
For immersive dining fans, Sublimotion is a must-visit. Located in the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza,
Sublimotion combines fine dining with technology and art to create a multi-sensory journey
that awakens the senses with each bite.
If locality is what you’re after, El Portalon has to be on your list. Situated in Ibiza's Old Town,
the restaurant offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu utilising local ingredients produced on
restaurant owner Anne Sijmonsbergen’s organic farm, Can Riero, along with other artisan
producers on the island. The restaurant is also set on the ground floor of the UNESCO
World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila, adding an extra dose of charm to your dining experience.
Where to relax
Cotton Beach Club
Nothing says relaxation like a chilled-out beach club – and Cotton Beach Club offers that and
more. From the all-white furnishings to the stunning sandy beaches and delicious a la carte
menu, you'll find it easy to unwind here and in style.
Ojo de Ibiza
If you’re in the mood for a little wine tasting, venture over to Ojo de Ibiza. Surrounded by
sprawling trees, it's easy to feel at one with nature here – while enjoying a selection of wines
from their very own vineyards of course.
Where to go for a quick party experience
Now, if a part of you wants to tap into Ibiza nightlife, there is one place to truly get that
experience – and that’s Hï Ibiza. Voted The World’s number 1 Club in DJ Mag’s Top 100
Clubs poll, the globally-renowned venue has played host to many of the world’s best DJs
including Black Coffee, Eric Prydz, FISHER, Honey Dijon, and more and is perfect for those
wanting the ultimate party experience. Experience the state-of-the-art design and pioneering
sound technology that truly makes Hï Ibiza one of the most technologically advanced clubs
in the world – if you’re only going to do Ibiza nightlife once, this is the way to do it.