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
August fireworks display in San Antonio Ibiza
On the 24th of August, a huge fireworks display will light up the skies over the harbour of San Antonio Ibiza at midnight.
The celebration is part of the Fiestas de San Bartolomé similar to our patron saints day although being Ibiza they make the Fiesta last several weeks.
The Fiesta involves a programme of diverse activities running from mid August until early September.
These ranging from live music and culture events to sports competitions and entertainment, through to acts of a more traditional nature as well as of course the huge firework display. Read more
Ibiza 2018 What’s on When
Ibiza 2018 What’s On When is probably the most spoken phrase for many planning their summer trip to the White Isle.
So we are listing here every event as they are confirmed. Already this year is lining up to be one of the island’s busiest and best yet, with some major shuffles, new days, new nights and a host of returning parties that everyone wants to attend.
We shall be updating this blog on a regular basis, so add it to your favourites and be the first to know who is playing where and when this summer. 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
BBC Radio 1 Ibiza 2018
BBC Radio 1 Ibiza 2018 will take place on its usual weekend being the first in August. Radio 1 will be taking over Cafe Mambo on Friday the 3rd and Sunday the 5th bringing the Radio 1 dance crew to the iconic sunset venue.
Annie Mac, Benji B, B.Traits, Danny Howard, Monki and Pete Tong will be hitting the White Isle with a huge list of special guests (listed below) for this iconic weekend.
For those that cannot make it they will be broadcasting live at 6pm Ibiza time 7pm UK time on both evenings, those that can the show is free to attend and no tickets are required.
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
Jet2 extends Ibiza season
In a bold move flight and tour operator, Jet2 extends the Ibiza late and early season flight and holiday schedule for 2018 and 2019.
As many of us know travelling to and from Ibiza at the start and the end of the main summer season we have limited options from UK regional airports especially in late October early November and then again in early April.
Jet2 are looking to plug this gap in the market by adding more flights from several of its UK regional bases being Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle with some flights operating as late as the 4th of November (Birmingham). Read more