As many of you will know by now, last week we came back from a couple of days away in Ibiza. Okay, I know, I’ve been talking about it a lot, I’m sorry, but I did promise to share the details with you all so here they are.
We spent four days in Ibiza (from Thursday to Monday) so really it was just a long weekend but we still managed to pack a lot in over our few days. We there to celebrate my sister’s birthday, and she had it all planned out for us which was amazing as it was our first time there.
My first impression of Ibiza was that it is incredibly beautiful in parts. We didn’t really know what to expect, it has such a big reputation of being a party island, which it is, but there is another side to the island too which very laid back and full of beautiful restaurants, streets and beaches.
We stayed in a small boutique Agrotourismo hotel in the hills just ten minutes from Ibiza old town called Can Guillem. These Agrotourismo hotels were once working farms that have been transformed into tourist accommodation and they are just full of Spanish charm.
White washed stone walls covered in beautiful flowers greet you when you arrive, and are everything you would expect from an old Spanish building. The outdoor courtyard where they serve breakfast in the morning is equally picturesque and there is also a nice pool area where we were able to while away a few hours each day soaking up the rays.
While it was nice, I don’t think we would go back and stay there. It was more like a B&B as they don’t serve lunch or dinner and there is no restaurant or bar. However, for this trip it was the perfect place to lay our heads as it was very close to the venue where my sister’s party was being held.
One thing I was really looking forward to about the trip was experiencing a beautiful Ibizan sunset as I had heard they were amazing. I do love a good sunset, and being the hopeless romantic that I am, I was very excited to go for sunset drinks on the Friday.
We went to a beach club called Experimental Beach and it was incredible. It’s based on the salt planes and to get to it, you have to drive over the planes out in the sea meaning the views here are just insane. You couldn’t be closer to the edge of the island if you tried!
As I knew we’d be out late, I decided against wearing beach wear and instead opted for a boho style maxi skirt with a bardot top.
When we arrived around 6pm many of the day’s sunbathers were packing up to go so we managed to get some great sun loungers and chairs right at the front of the beach, a prime position to watch the sun go down.
The atmosphere was so relaxed; chill out dance music was playing in the background, the cocktails were delicious, and best of all, the sunset did not dissapoint.
The evening that we were there also happened to be their opening party of the summer season and they had a photographer there to capture all the nights events. Luckily for us, he got some great shots of our group so I have borrowed them from their Facebook page to give you all a proper look at the beach club itself:
Our sun loungers on the beach:
Me and my two sisters, Dave and my future brother-in-law relaxing at our sea side table, just about to realise our photo was being taken! Not the most flattering photo of me I know, but I had to put it in as it’s a great shot of us all sipping our tequila cocktails getting ready to watch the sun go down:
A gorgeous view of the sun setting from the beach bar:
Our beach fun on Friday was only a precurser to the main event on Saturday, a pool side party planned for my sister’s birthday celebrations. It was a joint party for her and one of her friends and was being held in a fabulous bohemian style hotel in the Ibizan hills.
The hotel just screamed boho chic. Vintage, mismatched furniture, hammocks and luxurious sun loungers, all meshed together in that effortlessly cool modern/bohemian way, that I just couldn’t help but fall in love with the quirkiness of the place as soon as I arrived.
We spent the afternoon sipping cocktails by the pool before sitting down to a lovely Argentinian style BBQ in the evening which set us up to party and dance the night away.
In keeping with the venue, the theme for the party was boho chic and if you read any of my blog posts before we went, you’ll know that I was struggling to decide what outfit to wear. I ended up going with a blue floral ZARA midi dress, a coin style headpiece and lots of layered accessories.
As there was so much going on with my outfit I kept my makeup look simple by going for a soft eye. This is a much simpler eye than I would usually apply going to a party, but to bring out the colours in the dress, I opted to go for a strong lip instead.
This lip colour is one of my all-time faves, YSL’s Le Orange, which you may have heard me talking about before.
It was such a great night; needless to say we partied into the early hours and woke up with very sore heads on Sunday morning from all the rosé consumed (or at least I did anyway!). As a result, Sunday was spent lying by the pool relaxing before our early flight home on Monday morning.
Although our trip was short and sweet, we really enjoyed it. I’m not sure when or if we’ll go back for another visit, but if we do, there’s plenty more for us to see and do that we didn’t get to this time around.
There’s a little bit of everything in Ibiza which is probably why I liked it so much. And it’s another new place that we can now tick off our Year of the Holiday list!