North, South, East & West. Only three days in Ibiza but that was enough time to see loads of the island as its so small and only takes 40 minutes or so to get from top to bottom. We were there last week at the beginning of May, which was a lovely quiet time to go before the ‘season’ opens later on in the month. There was plenty of warm sunshine, delicious food outside, lazy daytime drinks and not a club in sight. Perfect.
We booked some cheap flights to Ibiza for £40 return each a few months ago on a bit of a whim, and plucked to stay North of the Island at San Micheal (below.) A beautiful spot with a spectacular beach surrounded by forests. The hotel, although large was recently refurbished and fine for basic stuff. As the hotel was off the beaten track, we made full use of local taxi and bus services to get around as San Micheal was very small only with a small number of bars and cafes and other than gleaming some free processo we didn’t want to hang out at the hotel for meals. I can’t believe how cheap the buses were only a couple of euros to travel right across and even taxis when we couldn’t use buses, weren’t more than 30-40 euros for a long ride.
So here’s my visual diary of our lush mini holiday to beautiful Ibiza. Looking forward to returning all ready! Loved all the winding streets in Old Ibiza Town and riding cool hidden bars, and doing lots of window shopping. I didn’t find any vintage shops unfortunately except for one small boutique selling 80s sequin tops and jackets for vast prices. It makes me want to search out empty shop spaces and head out for the summer.. ..now there’s an idea.
One day the weather wasn’t exactly bright blue skies we thought we’d get a boat over to Formentera for the day. We picked a fast ferry from Old Town, 40 euros each for a 30 min high speed crossing. It was so bumpy, like being on the Irish Sea and that was a relatively calm crossing. When we got there we got a taxi to a small place we could have some lunch, and explore a rugged looking beach. It was so quiet and stunning coastline, I bet on a sunny day it would have been spectacular, but I don’t think I will be doing that boat ride any time soon.
If we were going back I would either hire a car and stay somewhere rural and remote with a pool and gardens for a lazy relaxing holiday or I would plump for Saint Eularia which had a bit of everything, sweeping golden sandy beaches, a sea front promenade, a harbour, petty parks and spaces, cool bars and restaurants, little streets and the best place I thought for boutiques and shops I think we found. Win.