I asked my friend Margarita, who is a fashion model, a humanitarian and spends her summers in Ibiza,to share some of her favorite places there.Here is what she has to recommend…
The Sunset Ashram (Cala Conta, S/N 07829,Sant Agustí Des Vedra,Ibiza;tel. +34 (0) 661 347 222) is the top “must go” place in Ibiza (or Eivissa). As the name indicates, this place is the dojo for those who love beautiful sunsets, music and Indian food. Different DJs create festive, but at the same time meditative ambiance.
Chimichurri (Cala Bassa 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza; tel. +34 971 80 42 15 ) – for those who love meat. If you are a vegetarian, the choice on the menu will be very limited. It’s famous for it’s Argentinian meat. The portions are very rewarding, so if one is planning to have a 3 courses supper, it might be challenging. Impressive choice of beers, rustic yet impeccable service.
Juan y Andrea in Formentera.(Carretera de Sant Franscesc al Cabo de Barbaria 07860,tel. Formentera;tel.+34 971 32 33 30) It’s not in Ibiza, but the boat trip to Formentera is really worthwhile. Beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, rocks surrounding the restaurant, which is famous for it’s seafood. I had a delicious lobster, sitting on the terrace and enjoying the sea breeze. Somehow it reminded me Club55 in Saint Tropez.
Anita (Plaza de la Iglesia | Sant Carles de Peralta, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza;tel. +34 971 335 090) – a seventies hippy bar. The food menu is quite humble, but it’s definitely worth paying a visit. At Anita bar you will end up chatting with the same people, who moved to Ibiza in the 60’s-70’s and listen to their entertaining stories. The entire neighborhood gathers there to pick up their mail, like it used to be in the old days.
Las Dallias (Carretera Eivissa-Sant Carles, Km. 12 07850 Santa Eularia Des Riu,Ibiza) The hippy market, definitely, a legendary place. Every Saturday it gets really crowdy there. You can buy CDs, homemade jewellery, bags or clothing items. Live music, drinks with some snacks attract approx 20000 visitors during the peak season!
Blue Marlin (Cala Jondal Beach, Ibiza;tel.+34 971410117 ) Something similar to Le Costes chain in Paris. Not a fan of the food, though the possibility to have a nice drink before or after dinner and dance to live DJ’s music with the view of the sea is quite tempting.
Pasha (Avenida 8 de Agosto, s/n 07800 Ibiza ) A fun place to go, but for a certain age or mood…
Amante Beach Club (Sol Den Serra C/Fuera SN 07849 St Eulalia, Ibiza;tel.+34 971 196176) A posh place with a breathtaking view and fresh fish.
P.S. I’ve posted about Ibiza here
Photograph courtesy of Margarita Svegzdaite