The wonderful Alex Stedman has just got back from the white isle we called home – Ibiza. AND we are over the moon that she had an amazing time and now knows the beautiful island is far more than mega clubs and beach bars but has a side to it that embraces a unique hippie culture with incredible scenery, amazing restaurants and lots of little hidden gems that are truly special.
If you want to find out more on the local offerings, insider places to visit and some delicious food recommendations from The Frugality herself, then carry on reading…
Firstly, the beaches in Ibiza are like nowhere else in the world. From sunsets at Benniras and Las Salinas to the soft, white sand at Es Cavallet and Cala Pada, each beach is very beautiful in their own, unique way.
Where to eat?
The Fish Shack, Talamanca.
This hidden gem on the island is the perfect little place to relax over lunch. Made up of beach chairs and located on the rocks by the sea where you can sit and watch the waves crashing against the coast. Offering no menu you sit and await their fish of the day. Not only is this exciting but it’s probably the best and freshest fish you’ll ever try – helped by the delicious Ibiza salt of course.
La Bodega, Ibiza Old Town
Located in the heart of the city, with beautiful views of the castle and pretty terrace, you can’t visit Ibiza without having classic Tapas from La Bodega. What used to be an ancient Ibicenco storehouse and a stable has now been transformed into a cozy restaurant and sparkling cocktail bar. Alex suggests the delicious Padron Peppers and Patatas Bravas – YUM!
Up the road from Las Dalias, Bar Anita is known for being favoured by the resident hippies and artists in the 70s. Packed with great atmosphere no matter what time of day, serving great seafood, delicious pizzas and the best ailoli you will ever taste…
On the outskirts of Santa Gertrudis there’s a very special shop called Sluiz. It’s filled with bits and bobs from clothes, accessories, home décor and furniture as well as it’s own café and restaurant. This unique hub of kooky, humorous yet utterly tasteful products is definitely worth a visit! The only problem will have when going to Sluiz is your baggage allowance for your journey home!
Ibiza’s most traditional hippie market will not disappoint you. Lots of stalls, locally made clothing and accessories along with some delicious juice bars and food stalls – a great place to collect a few really authentic, beautiful pieces to take home and cherish.
A trip to Dalt Vila in Ibiza Old town is an absolute must! The fortress is full of buzz, friendly locals with beautiful views over the cities.
Ibiza is known for its beautiful spas, retreats and locations for relaxation – who wouldn’t love this! It’s all about finding the perfect poolside with comfy sun loungers, Balearic beats and of course, a bar! Alex recommends: Sensatori Resort in Cala Tarida and ‘The Retreat’ spa.
Keep posted for further recommendations on Ibiza as there are so many places we want to share with you!