I started going to Ibiza with my boyfriend, now husband in 2003 and instantly fell in love with the island. My husband and I were married there in 2009 and with the help of our amazing wedding planner Gemma Bowman (www.ibizawedding.com), we discovered even more beauty on the island.
One of the major advantages of the island is that you can have whatever type of holiday you like. You can party, go on a yoga retreats, eat brilliant food, have a romantic break and it’s also great for kids.
Where to stay
We would usually stay around the Talamanca area. It’s close enough to the Old Town which you can access by a taxi boat and has a gorgeous beach. There are quite a few hotel options to suit a variety of budgets including the newly opened Nobu Hotel Ibiza. If you’re looking more of a party scene Playa d’Bossa has the Hard Rock Hotel and the Ushuaia Beach Hotel.
A great area to stay with families is Santa Eulalia and there is a beautiful hotel called the ME.
To really experience relaxation and a more chilled vibe you can slightly more inland to Atzaro Agroturismo - this is where my husband and I had our wedding.
Where to eat
The Old Town has a great variety of restaurants and shops. One of my favourite restaurants is La Olivia and I would highly recommend booking.
For something a bit different Bambuddha Grove is a more of an experience than a restaurant. MeditterAsian food hidden behind a canopy of bamboo, as the restaurant mentions you could be forgiven for thinking you are in Ubud or Goa, rather than the Ibiza countryside. For daytime bites Sa Punta is great as is Marina Botafoch.
What to do
There is a great selection of beach clubs in Ibiza my favourite is El Chiringuito.
A visit to the hippy market in Las Dalias is one of the top things on my list. It’s filled with gorgeous items. We fell in love with a band we saw play in the market and had them come and play at our wedding a few days later.
The island of Formentera is a must if you have the time for a day trip. You can rent a boat or get the ferry and is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
There are also plenty of hikes, yoga retreats and pilates holidays. This company looks incredible and for yoga breaks https://ibiza.soulshineretreats.com/. Recently I saw recently an Irish instructor was running a pilates break to Ibiza which I would love to do at some point https://www.pilatesplusdublin.com/ibiza-pilates-yoga-retreat
I hope this answers some of the questions I received and if you are going, have a brilliant trip!