A quiet Ibiza holiday? Yes! Yes they do actually exist and they are so beautiful and chilled it’s bliss! I went on a big family holiday with the in-laws to Ibiza back in 2014. It was a place I had always wanted to visit – but not peacefully, I wanted the clubs and DJ sets with the pool parties and drinking till 5am but being the wrong side of 25 with no stamina like when I was a student I greeted the tranquility with open arms! We stayed at The Hotel Presidente which is perfectly located on the northern part of the island. It comes with a splash pool for the little ones and an adult only terrace for those wishing to escape and drift off.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk downhill to a beautiful little beach which is just serene and stunning.
We did a lot of lounging around by the pool, sleeping, eating and drinking but there are some really nice short walks to some beautiful places and adventures to be had.
On one of the days Mr M and I ventured out with a backpack full of water and towels to see what we could find. We walked for around 30 minutes and came across a small beach on the most northerly part of the island. It was a challenge to get to, but not impossible as there were two sun loungers unclaimed, waiting!
The Punta Arabí Hippy Market
The hippy market is everything you’d imagine it could be. It happens every Wednesday in Es Caná. The colours are amazing, and the people friendly definitely a stop to pick up some gifts or travel treasure. It does however get *very* hot and *very* busy. We found a beautiful metal incense burner in the shape of a wood burner which looks like it’s smoking when the incense burns! I love it.
Ibiza has strong artistic roots going back to the early ’60s when artisans, painters and designers flocked to the island to experience its unique atmosphere, light and freedom of expression. All this comes through in the markets held on the island where handmade items of clothing, jewellery and artifacts can be bought.
Ibiza Old Town – Dalt Vila
I love experiencing the history of the places I visit and Ibiza is a treasure trove of mystery and discovery. To enter Dalt Vila (Upper town) you have to walk up a sloped pathway that leads to a dramatic entrance guarded by two stone statues. Through the entrance you are greeted with an ancient cobbled stone courtyard. The streets are narrow and sloped leading up to the cathedral which sits at the top. The views from the bastions are magnificent and it’s definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Ibiza! Top tip: wear comfortable shoes and carry lots of water!
Ibiza has so much to offer and its perfect for all ages, not just the 18-25 clubbers. There’s so much to explore, discover and do it’s a definite must for everyone.
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