As expected.

Booze, boobs and boogying - the Ibiza I expected and the Ibiza I saw.

If you're not into the nightlife, then check out my previous posts!
Though a trip to Ibiza without going to at least ONE big club might be a wasted trip in my opinion.

You don't have to be off your face to have a great time out there (or anywhere), I reckon there were as many sober people - including myself  - as there were not so sober. Probably because the prices of the drinks.

Have you been to Ibiza or any other party island? How was your experience?
  • 29.8.16

Dalt Vila: Ibiza's Hidden Gem.

When you think of Ibiza, your first thoughts are probably sun, sangria and a bunch of other S words. It's all about the clubs, the drinks, the beaches - people go there to see the David Guetta's and the Kygo's of the world, right?

I love getting away from the main tourist hotspots and exploring the local towns when I'm abroad; I didn't appreciate it enough when I was younger but now it's a top priority on my itinerary, although I didn't expect to do it in Ibiza.

We - my friends and I - passed through Ibiza Town (Eivissa) before the second leg of a one-hour bus journey and had a quick stroll around the shops to kill time. A few days later, we made a day trip of it and headed towards an old castle we spotted previously.

 They didn't stay white for very long during this trip...

Little did we know that the castle was part of Dalt Vila, Ibiza's Old Town. Here you'll find a museum, cute caf├ęs, quaint houses and the most amazing views of the island. Great if you want to burn off a few alcohol or junk food induced calories as there's a good amount of walking involved. Our journey didn't reach the top near the clock tower so I imagine the views are even better - if possible.

 Admiring the views whilst crying inside as my flight home was the next day.

If you ever visit Ibiza, a trip to Vila d'Eivissa (Ibiza Old Town) is a must do!
You'll not find better views of the island anywhere else and it's the perfect setting to wind down before or after a night out.

As dramatic and millennial as this sounds, this little discovery refuelled my desire to work abroad. The concrete jungle can get pretty boring after a while. I wouldn't mind these views more often...
  • 15.8.16

Ibiza - not just a party island.

I've been back home for almost a week now. I've caught a cold, went back to work and spent ages looking at beach photos - you know, the usual holiday blues.

Anywho, Ibiza was great, I had such an amazing time! 
The perfect break; chilling at the beach by day, losing my voice and my hearing by night.

It was and wasn't what I expected it to be. The clubbers, the constant dance music and the boozy nightlife were of no surprise, but discovering the old town certainly wasn't on my list.

Of course you go to Ibiza for the clubs, but the island offers more than that, something I learnt nearer the end of my trip. Though, it's not the most child-friendly destination (as you can imagine), so the herds of families vacationing there did confuse me a bit.

I didn't take my camera as I wanted to experience it instead of capturing it but having said that, I still took over 200 photos on my phone...

Saw the sunset every night...

Best. Prawns. Ever. From Marina Playa Restaurant.

 New perfume discovery....ginger or orange to try!

 Holiday magazine discovery...great read at breakfast.

We stayed at the Marina Playa Hotel in San Antonio Bay and I couldn't recommend it enough. 
It's a 30 second walk from the beach, the hotel workers are some of the nicest I've ever met and the crisp white walls and teal accents highlighted the hotel's cleanliness. It's close enough to all the action (or transport towards the action) but also far away enough to get a decent nights sleep and a bit of peace. It was one of the best parts of the holiday, I plan to go back!

My proposed Ibiza Photo Diary post has been split in three, this being the first and the next due on Monday all about the island's hidden gem.

Have you been to Ibiza before? If you haven't, then you should :)

  • 8.8.16