The Spanish island of Ibiza is a quick 45 minute flight from Barcelona, off the east coast of Spain. The island is actually known for its party scene—they have some of the best nightclubs in the world! But if you’re like me and that’s not your vibe, it is also the perfect place for a serene and peaceful getaway on the Mediterranean. Read on for some of our favorite spots on this stunning island.
WHERE WE STAYED: Can Domo
Can Domo is a 17th-century farm property that’s been turned into a bed and breakfast. It also has a Michelin-star restaurant that draws people from all over the island. There are only 8 rooms and they are each completely unique. We stayed in the “Domo,” which was an old storage structure previously used for the farm. It was gorgeous and comfy, and had a fully outdoor bathroom and lounge area behind the actual dome. If you’re looking for a place to unwind, disconnect (seriously, there’s no internet in the rooms), and relax this is the place to go.
WHERE TO LOUNGE:
There are several beach clubs you can visit around Ibiza that offer sun-beds to rent for a day of lounging. Some are more chill than others, and we found Aiyanna to be a perfect setting. The restaurant was delicious and the beach was quiet and peaceful. Others that were recommended but we didn’t make it to were Experimental Beach and Amante.
WHERE TO EXPLORE:
Ibiza Town is the capital and port city of the island and worth a visit (or several!). The streets are filled with restaurants, bars, shops, and buzzing nightlife. You can also climb up the Castell de Eivissa (Ibiza Castle) to find stunning, expansive views of the island at the top.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Can Domo: A splurge for sure, but worth every penny if you’re into experimental, high-quality cuisine.
Mimi Pizza Bistrot: Delicious pizza in an outdoor garden surrounded by mountains. Try to go around sunset!
Sa Finca: Drive up the hill to this restaurant for wide views of Ibiza on their terrace and a classic menu with Dutch and French influences.
Sluiz: A magical warehouse-sized store filled with quirky items and beautiful home goods, many designed or made in Ibiza. Look for the circus (you’ll know what I mean once you’ve made it!).
Es Cucons La Tienda: Find furniture, baskets, rugs, clothing in more in this curated shop in Santa Gertrudis.
Can Vinyes: Look no further for woven bags — They have every shape and size at very reasonable prices. Located in Ibiza Town.
FOR A LITTLE ADVENTURE:
Catch a boat out to Formentera, an island near Ibiza with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. We bought a ticket for a day-trip with Formentera Explorer, and it included delicious paella for lunch (made on the boat!) and drinks. We stopped at a few different beaches to swim and relax before heading back to Ibiza.