Ibiza – Is it the coolest place on the planet?

Becky Hayes, our roving Travel TV presenter has just returned from a short visit to Ibiza. Here she describes where the coolest places to visit are on the island of Ibiza.

There is one place that transforms like no other in the summer months and that is the white isle of Ibiza!

From May – Sep it hosts the best parties and club nights that you will probably ever see. Celebs and top name DJ’s flock here and there are amazing parties going on every night of the week.

I’ve been to Ibiza 3 times in total; once with the girls which was a proper party holiday and twice with the husband which was a bit more chilled out. The nice thing about Ibiza is that you can party as much as you want or just relax. I’ve just returned from a weekend there and I did a bit of both so here are my top places to go.

Café Mambo

This sums up Ibiza and everything that it’s about. It’s in San Antonio and the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a cocktail. They have top name DJ’s on the decks and Radio 1 regularly broadcast from their studios upstairs. In the evening hoards of people gather here to watch the sun go down over the med.  You can do this 1 of 2 ways; the expensive way or the cheap way! The expensive way is to grab a table for dinner with cocktails (I highly recommend the strawberry daiquiri as it’s the best I’ve ever tasted) or you can bring a takeaway pizza and pre bought bottle of wine and perch on the rocks in front of Café Mambo. Either way is great!

Blue Marlin

This place is one of the coolest places I have ever been! It is very expensive but worth it. Myself and my husband went here for dinner on our last night and had the best night we’ve ever had in Ibiza. It’s situated on Cala Jondal beach, about half an hour away from San Antonio and 15 minutes from Ibiza town. It is a luxury beach club, bar and restaurant.

For a cocktail you will pay a minimum of 15 euros and dinner is about £80 per person. The food is fantastic! We had the duck liver parfait and crab rolls followed by wok fried soy and ginger lobster which was to die for! It has a great atmosphere and is all open air. Whilst you eat, the coolest DJ’s play funky house and you can watch people dancing in the bar. If you have the money to spend then it really is the place to go. The only one thing is that it’s a nightmare getting a taxi afterwards. They won’t order them for you so you have to wait until one randomly pulls up which isn’t very often so I’d defiantly pre book a taxi next time or drive there yourself.


 If you are looking for white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters then this is the place to head to. You’ll need to get a boat trip here and it’ll take you about an hour to get there. The island is beautiful and pure relaxation. There are 2 restaurants on the island and both are quite expensive so if you don’t want to pay out then I’d take a packed lunch with you. Boat trips leave pretty regularly too.

David’s Pizzeria

 This is one of the most famous restaurants on the island, everybody knows Davids! It’s in San Antonio and is very reasonably priced but most importantly the food is always fantastic! You can have pretty much any pizza or pasta that you like and they also do some amazing salads like foie gras and breaded cheese salad. Here is a link to their website if you fancy checking out the full menu  – davids pizza Ibiza

Ibiza Discovered

Ibiza is famed as the party isle that never sleeps – synonymous with golden beaches, lashings of tequila, throbbing clubs and intense nightlife.Possibly the world’s most renowned fantasy destination, it is frequented by thousands of partygoers each year, including Elle Macpherson, Kylie and Danii Minogue and P. Diddy.Having said this, there’s much more to Ibiza than just booze and good times. Aside from its pulsing discos, the capital boasts some charming architecture and genuine life, but it’s away from the saturation of Ibiza’s big towns that things really become interesting.

Platja de ses Salines, an area to the south that takes its name from the saltpans used by Carthaginians in times gone by, boasts plentiful beaches and lapping crystal waters.Families in search of more beaches will also be keen on the small north eastern town of San Juan, which is surrounded by stretches of golden sand and offers excellent facilities for kids along with scenic vistas.To the west, the Cova de Can Marca, near the Port de San Miguel, constitutes a beautiful collection of caverns and offers visitors guided tours. More serious holidaymakers are bound to be enthralled by the incredible stalagmites and stalactites on view.

Now is the perfect time to really discover Ibiza, before the summer crowds overwhelm the island!

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