“Ibiza in the summer with the gals” – we couldn’t get any more twenty-something-years-old and cliché if we tried but, what a place!
I could go on and tell you all about the different clubs, however, I’m sure some hardcore “ravers” could give you a much better insight… So, I’ll just ramble on about the best bits, beaut places to eat and things to do!
As for our week, we booked our accommodation pretty last minute and pretty low-budget so we weren’t expecting anything amazing… much to our surprise: kitted out with new furniture, decent pool and 20 meters from Café Mambo!
My favourite day was definitely Ocean Beach’s 6thBirthday Party. We booked tickets and somehow ended up with sun loungers on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the DJ booth – I’d definitely recommend getting loungers or a sunbed, so you at least have somewhere to go back to, leave all your drinks or take a lie down if you’re too bevved too soon, ha. The whole beach club and atmosphere is ace and the change from day to night is buzzing. Shock, me being me, I’ll now tell you that the food is lush, and the sushi platters are the ONE.
Another ‘must’ is watching the sunset at Café Mambo, it really does live up the acclaim. We booked a table and you get 3 hours there so make sure you book it during the time of sunset because the views are unreal! And Hot Since 82 were DJ’ing, which just made a sick night even better. However, you can still watch the sunset from the beach surrounding Café Mambo to save yourself some money ready for the ridiculously expensive €20 drinks in the clubs…
Ibiza is such a naturally beautiful island, we took a boat to Cala Bassa Beach for the day for a sunbathe and a few bevvs. We have a habit of forcing Poppy (world’s most seasick person) onto a boat on every holiday we go on, ha. The sea is so clear, and the beach is surrounded by sail boats, lush beach clubs and little boutique shopping stalls.
Our 2 favourite eating spots in Ibiza:
Villa Mercedes –Its located in a beautiful villa-garden setting overlooking the harbour and they do a great daily set-menu that’s delicious and inexpensive! Also, the strawberry daiquiris are a dream…
The Skinny Kitchen – We convinced Liv to join us here for breakfast and then broke the news to her that it wouldn’t be “your standard fry up and cup of English breakfast tea”…It’s perfect to refuel if you’re feeling fragile and caters for a variety of dietary and fitness needs. You definitely need to visit here to bring yourself back to life in Ibiza! It was sooooo delicious that we had to eat there twice!
Now for the funniest thing we did in Ibiza – Ocean Mania inflatable waterpark and it only costs €15! We were getting geared up ready to go, only to realise that the worker dressed the gals and I in children’s life jackets but not anyone else…
We then had to swim to the inflatable course and TRY to climb onto it. You don’t realise how weak laughing makes you until you try to pull yourself up onto a waterslide wearing a life jacket. I closely resembled a chubby penguin sliding on ice.
For the whole session I’d managed to keep our locker key bracelet on my arm, until the last giant slide… I zoomed down the slide, flew off the end and so did the key… right to the bottom of the sea. You should have seem my face when I told the lifeguard and she said “get some goggles and dive for it if you want”. Ace.
A 45-minute session is more than enough, we were shattered. However, we could have watched for a good few hours longer just to laugh at everyone ungraciously falling off the inflatables, pure hilarity.
“The island is waiting” – Together
Let me know what you think!
Mar I Vent Apartments
Trip Advisor – 3.5
Booking.com – 8.6
Ocean Beach Club
The Skinny Kitchen