Looking back on Ibiza 2018
It’s time to take a look back at Ibiza summer 2018 as the final parties take place and the summer bars, restaurants and hotels close their doors for one last time.
This summer in Ibiza has seen the start of change in a huge way, the way tourists interact with the island, a change in music tastes a change in how the island allows itself to be exploited, a change in attitude from locals and tourists alike. It’s a change that runs deep and across the island. Read more
Christmas in Ibiza
Christmas in Ibiza is somewhat different than what we all face in the UK and represents more of the true spirit of Christmas.
Forget the stress and costly present hunting, the crowds of shoppers, the panic buying of groceries which will last you until mid March in Ibiza it is a much more relaxed affair.
Modest gifts, time with family and friends and long lazy days spent eating drinking and if there is a rare chill in the air cosying up alongside a roaring fire with a glass of Herbias or two. Read more
Ibiza in October
Ibiza in October is a real chalk and cheese month from start to end and is regarded as the end of the summer season for the island.
It starts with the Super Clubs holding their grand finales, the closing parties where the great and the good have one last big day & night to end the season on a high.
The line ups are always as impressive as the clubs themselves and many travel to the island just for the music as they did back in early June for the opening parties. Read more
Amistat Hostel Ibiza review
I recently returned to Ibiza for another amazing trip, but this trip was a little different to previous.
It was part of a month-long journey around Europe and called for some serious budgeting, especially because Ibiza was the final stop!
Of course, it’s not the world’s easiest task finding a decent place to stay on the island during high season that is budget friendly… but for me Amistat offers just that!
During my trip I stayed in some pretty amazing hostels, as well as some pretty ropey places. Amistat was up there with the best of the bunch, however, it was by far the most expensive (by a country mile) but was it worth it. Read more
The West End in 2018
This year we saw some monumental changes made by San Antonio council to the times that bars were allowed to have their terraces open and when they had to close. So honestly, what effect has it had and what is the West End Ibiza like in 2018?
For those that don’t know the West End is not Ibiza. It does not define Ibiza as much as the British media would like you to think.
It is actually defined as only 4 or 5 streets in San Antonio just off the waterfront and, for the past 30 plus years, it has been the epicentre of where many of the first timers to Ibiza head for a great laugh, cheap drinks and a choice of bars and venues to while the early hours away until 5am. Read more
Love Ibiza Now
Every single day you read online or see somewhere on social media the impact that plastic is having on our oceans and environment. Plastic is a huge, global problem, and finally we are waking up to the cause and effects it is having, RIGHT NOW, on the world’s largest eco system, our ocean.
Today we wanted to talk to you about a non profit organisation, Love Ibiza Now, created to inspire a movement for a cleaner future. Read more
Stay safe in Ibiza
We all know that Ibiza is famed for its clubbing, partying and simply as an amazing holiday destination, but with several tragic but avoidable deaths each year across the island here are a few tips to help make your trip to Ibiza that little safer.
First and foremost look after your mates and those who are travelling with you, make memories that last a lifetime not nightmares.
Ibiza in August
Ibiza in August is the month, the month when the world, his wife, his children and his grandparents descend onto the island like a swarm of locusts.
To say it is busy is an understatement, from the moment you arrive with the queues for taxis at the airport, to getting a table at your favourite restaurant… there are just people everywhere.
Many who live and work on the island call it Angry August, as everyone seems to have lost their usual cool laid back demeanor, the work is that little bit harder, the weather that little bit hotter and the customers that little more demanding. Read more
My love affair with Ibiza
My love affair with Ibiza and this blog began by pure chance, about 10 years ago a dear friend of mine gave me some podcasts to listen to which included Trance Around The World as it was then by Above and Beyond and I loved it and became a fan of theirs.
A couple of years later we got the opportunity to see Above and Beyond live at Brixton Academy in London and had one of the best nights ever. We had our children young so clubbing and going to gigs had never featured in our lives but from the euphoria of that night we were desperate to see Above and Beyond again.
We looked through their tour dates and the only one which worked childcare and work wise was Amnesia in Ibiza flying out of Bournemouth on Monday and returning Friday with the gig itself on Thursday night so we booked without hesitation. Read more
Ibiza in July
Ibiza in July is traditionally the start of the peak season for the island, with the start of the month being relaxed and laid back and as the traditional summer holidays begin towards the end it is much busier and truly the peak of the season as August approaches.
It is a great month to visit because of this though as early – mid July the weather is hot, the waters are warm and without fail everything that’s going to open this season is well and truly open. Read more