Alluring Ibiza – a magical island to discouver 19 juni 2017
Have you ever been to Ibiza? If you haven’t I highly recommend it. And if you have, but maybe only discovered the infamous party side of Ibiza, then I invite you to discover this multifaceted gem of an island.
For me Ibiza is magical, mystical, breathtaking, alluring and a place I feel at home every time my feet land on it’s soil. There’s a tangible vibration and energy to Ibiza. For me Ibiza is about health, organic, nature, harmony, inner peace and a slow combined harmonic pace. All of which can be spiced up with sensual beaches, beautiful people, pulsating nightlife and a seductive variety of restaurants, bars and cafés.
I try to visit Ibiza at least once a year and it will nearly almost involve a week of yoga, finding my center and reconnecting with my spirituality, my core, my breath, my thoughts and coming home to me and my center.It might sound a bit over the top for some people, but this is what the island brings to me.
It’s a seductive island, that can also test you, challenge you as well as encourage you to re-discover yourself. If that’s the journey you are on.
A word that comes to mind when I think about Ibiza is: freedom. The sense of feeling alive, being playful and free to be who you are. Others words are hippy chic, goddess, femininity, sensuality, flow, loose hair, flowey dresses, dancing barefoot in the sunrise to the beating and melodic drums on Benirrás Beach... etc
Despite the island’s relatively small size, there is a lot to discover, it has a rich history and offers an abundance of plant life, vines and almond trees. And each area/town has it’s specific charm and setting. My favourite places/towns are Santa Eularia,Can Verru, Sant Josep, Roca Llisa and the old town of Ibiza. In addition to these is of course always an excursion to the beautiful island of Fermentera.
Ibiza has 4 cities San Antoni, Ibiza Town, Santa Eularia and Sant Josep and a lovely boat ride away lies the smaller island Formentera with the most turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The architecture of Ibiza is showcases an organic, living relationship between it’s people and nature. And it offer a serene space to work, think and play.
A quaint little fact, that you may not know, the port in Ibiza Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Another aspect that makes Ibiza so intriguing is it’s people. Everybody who comes to Ibiza and decides to stay has an interesting, compelling or unconventional story to tell. I’ve always been intrigued by storytelling, which is one of the reasons I enjoy my work that also includes interview (or hosting a conversation as I prefer to call it), interesting, dynamic and inspiring thought leaders, thinkers, philanthropists, culture leaders etc.. We can all get inspired of someone’s life story, and Ibiza holds several life stories.
A couple of my choices of hidden gems on Ibiza:
Es Torrent -Located at Platja d’es Torrent lies this adorable restaurant that you only find if you know about it. It’s hidden away but always attracts an eclecctic group of people. Food, beach and service puts a smile on your face and a lifts your spirits.
The restaurant is located in the cove of Es Torrent, on the south coast of Ibiza, between the beaches of Porroig and Sa Caixota. The nearest towns are Sant Josep and Es Cubells.
Cas Gasi – This is a gem of a family run, eco-friendly, agrotourism hotel located centrally on a off beaten road close to the village of Santa Gertrudis. I love this place. It truly is a home away from home with that understated luxury and attention to details, offering a feeling of there being nothing to miss.
It’s quaint, serene, lush and tranquil. A 12-room property surrounded by lush nature, that winds down a hillside smothered in almond, fig and carob trees. Attracting high-profile guests who love its secluded location and it’s adept at meeting each guests’ individual needs.
Every morning you can enjoy an outdoor yoga class with the lovely Bettina, followed by a breakfast that is a dream for a healthy lifestyle practitioner like myself with a colourful palette of biodynamic food, own organic fruits from the gardens, free-range eggs, fresh ginger teased water and a meny that will make your tummy happy. The same goes for the dinner, with meat and fish coming from local farmers and fishermen and newly picked vegetables directly from the gardens and delicious olive oil pressed from the olives growing on the grounds, are just some of the choices on the menu.
The attentive and charming staff, together with Cas Gasi’s passionate owner Margaret Von Korff, strongly contribute to the unique experience of Cas Gasi. Suitable for couples and families and singles looking for the chill and authentic harmonious beat of Ibiza that syncs with nature.
Once you’ve stayed at Cas Gasi, you are prone to long back to visit again.
A handfull of my favorite Beaches:
Cap D’es Falco – one of my favorite spots for chilling and absorbing some unspoilt Ibiza scenery and generously gets one of the best sunsets on the Island. Need to add that this offers a great chillin place for a glas of wine, after beach or lunch at the family Fabbri’s Italian sea fronted restaurant. It’s more a rocky beach. But the sunset is worth the visit.
Cala d’Hort – has the best view of Es Vedrà – the mystical rock that rises dramatically out of the sea at the island’s south-west tip, said to be the third most magnetic place on earth. There are also boat trips to Es Vedra.
Formentera’s Beso Beach – beautiful island and beach and food that tease your tastebuds.
Blue Marlin – This is a classic when on Ibiza. Epic beach club.
I will be sharing more tips and suggestions on Ibiza shortly. Interested in experiencing a yoga retreat on Ibiza? Don’t hesitate just do it! Tomorrow I will share 3 of my favourite yoga retreats on the Island.