PachaBar CostaBlue MarlinBenirrasIBIZAChiringuitoMalibuBenirras at Sant Joan is a great place for snorkelling inthe shallows and walking in the hills. You can anchoryour yacht just inside the cliff walls of the bay and headoff for a day of activity in the sun.Drive inland to the tiny village of Santa Gertrudiswith its peaceful square, whitewashed church and charming boutiques. There are some unmissableeateries here, too. Stop for a coffee and pan con tomate(fresh tomatoes on toast) with a little Manchego cheeseand jamon Serranoto compliment it - Bar Costa is agood choice for this. Dine on the street by day and bynight disappear into the intriguing, cavern-like interiorof the bar, which is strung with vast cured hams andeclectic artworks.The Blue Marlin on Cala Jondal is known as the "sexyqueen" of Ibiza's beach clubs. Crash out on lowleather couches with ice-cold drinks lined up on chunkyrustic tables, or curl up on a sleek circular sun bed for aprime view of the beach and sea. It has a huge open-airlounge where you can linger before and after the sungoes down to soak up hip tunes, dip into divine food and indulge in people-watching.Ibiza Town is a must-visit spot day and night. There are some great independent fashion and interiors boutiques along the narrow, winding backstreets, andplenty of cafés and bars for a cool beer or plate of tapas.Weave your way up to the castle and battlements fromwhere there are amazing views of the town, harbour and16th-century church of Santo Domingo.No trip to Ibiza is complete without sliding byMalibu. Options abound - you can dress up anddine in the beachfront restaurant, slip on a sarong forcocktails at the bar, hire a sun-bed and chill out in stylewith waiter-delivered refreshments, or throw down atowel and watch the world go by - which at Malibumeans beach volleyball, massages under palm trees,festival-style nightclub reps parading along the beach,and superyachts floating at anchor in the distance.Anything goes here - whatever your age or style.42Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2012NFor information on chartering around Ibiza, contact your Camper & Nicholsons charter broker, see page 6
AtzaróSink your feet in the sand and your fork in the biggestbowl of paella you've ever seen at El Chiringuito onPlaya Es Cavallet. Just be warned that by day the beachis nudist, with no modesty spared. A little further alongthese famous white sands, follow lanterns on the beachto La Escollera, which has to be one of the finest-locatedrestaurants in the world, set right on the edge of thesea, with a fantastic Mediterranean seafood menu andrustic-chic decor.Don't miss Pacha nightclub - which has been goingstrong for over 30 years and is now an internationalbrand with leading DJs fronting the entertainment.Atzaró, a hotel hidden amid orange groves, is allabout white sun-loungers, soothing spa treatmentsand blissful pools by day, and cocktail bars, DJs andsushi lounges by night. The decor of Ibizencan, Asianand African influences means acres of cool white-stonewalls, Aztec-red upholstery and scatter rugs andcushions begging you to relax. Drop by for lunch and a two-hour, hot-stone massage then prepare to partybeneath the stars with Champagne and island music.islandlifeNicknamed the White Island, Ibiza isachingly hip - the perfect place togen up on style at the clubs and winddown with sangria at the beach bars SNAPSHOT IBIZASPRING-SUMMER 2012I sea&iI43spanish balearicsFor alternative Balearic charm, head just off the east coastto the tiny private island of Tagomago, where you canrent an exclusive five-bedroom villa offering seclusion,extensive terraces and a large pool. The property also has aprivate staff in a separate house, and guests have access to aMangusta 108 for boat trips around the island and for theten-minute hop over to Ibiza. For more information, pleasecontact your Camper & Nicholsons charter broker, see page 6.