Each and every summer, a mass of fun-loving bohemians and hedonists makes the annual pilgrimage tour to Ibiza. A lot of folks come to party at one of the best island’s beach clubs, earlier wet up the sunset at Café Mambo – which honors its 20th anniversary this year 2014 .
Europe’s former Hard Rock Hotel has opened in last month on Ibiza’s lengthy liveliest beach, Playa d’en Bossa. The five-star pile has 500 suites, featuring music memorabilia from stars such as David Bowie. Unusually, the hotel is also ideal for younger guys and girls to thanks to its Teen Spirit kids’ club and Teen Spirit Terrace, equipped with ping-pong tables and a cinema screen.
Middle of Party People:
Some of the island’s best beach clubs have recently added hotel extensions, meaning you can dance all day downstairs without needing to call a taxi once the party’s over. New for this season is Ocean Beach’s four-star retreat overlooking San Antonio harbour.
For Retail Remedy:
Explore the island’s laid-back lifestyle by browsing the hippy markets. The main ones are Las Dalias on Saturdays in San Carlos (lasdalias.es) and Punta Arabí on Wednesdays in Es Caná (azulinehotels.com), both from 10am until around 6.30pm. Between June and September, the former also hosts a night market on Mondays (8pm-1.30am), with exotic jewellery, bohemian clothing and live music.
In Laid-back Luxury:
On a quiet cove north of Ibiza Town, upmarket beach club, Amante, boasts an award-winning restaurant that serves seafood against stunning views of Sol d’en Serra bay.
Out of Mass:
To retreat from the flashing lights of the south, join a walking tour with Ibiza-born Toby Clarke, who offers half-day rambles and two-week tours for €180/€1,400pp (walkingibiza.com).
News Release @ independent.co.uk