Our Summer in Ibiza 2015
This year we were lucky enough to visit Ibiza in May, June, July, August and September although sadly not in one go, it was split over 3 fantastic trips totalling almost a month on The White Isle.
Our first trip was somewhat last minute in late May and we flew in via Palma after finding some very good priced flights. It did take a little longer but saved quite a few euros and we still arrived at the Hostal Marino by lunchtime on day 1.
A couple of lessons were learnt on this trip, the evenings get much cooler after sunset so something a little warmer to wear is required and the sea is a bit colder than you think.
Although it was pointed out that only beers are cold and the sea is “fresh” by Vincente from Chilli Pepper Charters who seemed to enjoy laughing at me every time I jumped off the boat, hitting the water and letting out a shocked scream.
We did lots of exploring and meeting people on this trip, the blog was in its infancy and I have to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported us and the blog over its first few months. Apologies must also go out to all those I never managed to catch up with over the summer, despite our best intentions.
Something that anyone who wants to do business on the island soon learns is that time is of little relevance, meetings will start late or be postponed at the last minute and meetings which do take place tend to either be very quickly over or go for hours and hours.
So if you are thinking of starting or doing business on the island be prepared to change your plans, make new arrangements at the last minute or lose hours for no apparent reason. Above all don’t let it stress you out, go with the flow and you will soon understand its just the Ibizan way.
Our second trip was a full family affair and we spent over two glorious weeks relaxing and enjoying a real family holiday with beaches, boat trips, great food, great company and the most incredible views and experiences you could imagine.
Ibiza has so much to offer, not only to the clubbing fraternity it is famed for but for those of all ages whether you want a true beach holiday or something a little more energetic or something in between Ibiza has it ready and waiting for you.
During August this year, it has to be said it was extremely hot and very humid at times, which curtailed a few family activities as in the heat all the family wanted to do was sit by the pool or on the beach. Not a bad thing of course and we really did get a chance to soak up the Mediterranean sun day after day.
Our last trip this year was to celebrate our eldest turning 18 so we did it in style with a 28hr marathon of activities on only 4hrs sleep and we all loved every moment of it.
I have to say, personally, September is my favourite month on the island that I have experienced so far. It’s a little quieter than June, July and August but everything is still open and the weather is just right (we were very lucky it turned out) and everyone is starting to relax and enjoy the island after the busy months.
We have made so many life long friends and incredible memories over the past year and of course in the previous years that we have visited the island.
Ibiza holds a very special place in our hearts and my thanks goes to each and every single person that has welcomed us and looked after us be it locals, ex-pats, workers and visitors and have made all of our visits perfect and so memorable.
As to our plans for 2016 nothing is finalised as yet but we will be back and will continue to write and support this truly magical island as it develops into the jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean.