Ibiza has much more to offer than the nightclubs and paella-and-chips package holidays normally associated with this Balearic island. Leave the tourist trail and discover the hidden Ibiza provincial towns. The island, a paradise for walking, riding and swimming in clear seas, is best visited before or after the onslaught of summer clubbers.
1. Nobu Ibiza Bay Hotel
Looking for the best way to spend the day in Ibiza? Some sea views combined with a relaxed poolside setting is what we are dreaming of all winter, right? At Nobu Ibiza Bay you can get it all.
Jul’s dishes up delicious, modern Greek food in a beautiful space. There are pendant lights and a twinkling bar with lots of outdoor seating. Everything on the menu is organic and local, from the homemade flatbreads, houmous and baba ganoush to a Bloody Mary that arrives on a slice of wood with fresh cherry tomatoes, sea salt, chilli flakes and lemons for DIY seasoning.
3. LA ESCOLLERA IBIZA
Take a seat here and you will feel instantly at home. For over 25 years, ever since their Yaya —the Catalan word for granny— started cooking her famous paellas, this piece of paradise in the middle of the Ses Salines natural reserve, with marvelous views over the island of Formentera, Es Cavallet beach and the Mediterranean Sea, has attracted people from all over the world. But especially the locals.