Ibiza – the pull of the white Isle

I broke my Ibiza virginity last year after going there for my 40th. I had put seeing the sunset from Cafe mambo and do an all nighter on my 40 at 40 list. I completely fell in love with the island. It’s a place that draws you back.

When you mention you are going to Ibiza, people instantly say “you going clubbing?” The party area is a small area of this beautiful island. I naively thought that Ibiza was called the “white Isle” due to drugs and not the white painted buildings!!

Last year I stayed at Santa Eulalia which was a lovely town to stay but was quite a trek over to San Antonio. So this time I stayed in San Antonio bay with a short water taxi ride over to the party zone.

I love Cafe Mambo and went 3 times this holiday. It’s great people watching and got to see some top DJs and DJ in the mambo booth.

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Even got grabbed for a dance, still got the moves!

We did a near all nighter when we went to Pacha to see David Guetta. He didn’t come on till 3am. Not too old to party just takes a few days to recover. In future think will book to go to Mambo as most of the DJs do there pre party there. Plus it’s finished by midnight far more sensible!

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Whilst on holiday, I love just lying on my sun lounger absorbing myself in my kindle, reading trashy magazines or planning my next adventure.

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I do however drag myself off my lounger to go and explore the island. One of my favourite places is Portinax, it’s a beautiful bay and in the cove there is a fantastic restaurant. The best paella washed down with champagne sangria.

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The island is so beautiful and full of aqua blue coves.

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Ibiza old town is definitely worth a visit. Walking up the countless steps to the top of the castle was the most exercise I had done in a few days!! So worth it for the views.

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After all that exercise got to have refreshments!

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This holiday I managed to complete 2 things off my new fabulist! First, was ride a bucking bronco. It was a bargain at €1 a go!!

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Second, was to go parasailing. Time to face my fear of being over open water and heights. It was amazing and I really enjoyed it.

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I’ve just fallen in love with Ibiza so don’t be put off by it being “the party island” if you get the chance go 🙂


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