Where the famous flock. Where when the sun goes down, the sound goes up. Where ladies donned in hippy chic and hippy chi-chi float from beach to bar to boat. It’s the island for everyone. It’s the ever epic, ever glamorous, Ibiza. Dropped in the Mediterranean off the Spanish coast, this Balearic Island is the European epicenter for summertime revelry. Best-known for its beautiful beaches, hippie history, and lively nightlife, Ibiza lures the likes of stylish elite. Past visitors include Kate Moss, Beyonce, Kate Hudson, and Naomi Campbell, many of whom returned last August for Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci’s extravagant Ibizan bday bash. Assuming you’ve planned your Ibiza journey for the peak summer season, be sure to pack your Anna Kosturova beachwear for daytime carousal in the warm white sand. White lace is a beachy Ibiza staple, not to mention a great look on your newly bronzed skin. When the sun starts to dip (circa 9:30pm…), slip into something sexy and sophisticated for evening cocktails at one of the stylish beach clubs overlooking the sea as vibrant pink and orange tones light up the sunset sky. With your martini glass empty and the sun below the horizon, it’s time for dinner and dancing. For the best restaurants and clubs, you’ll want to put your most fashionable foot forward. Think Jonathan Simkhai with a Stella McCartney clutch and a Castaner wedge or stiletto. You’ll know you’re really dressed like your finest self when you’re cutting the club line with a fine bachelor and swept away to the Pacha VIP tables.
But wait, before you non-clubbers give up and stop reading, know that Ibiza has plenty more to offer. Take a break from the Ibiza Town scene to explore the more serene island areas (your liver and your mother will thank you). Within the island also lie ample boutique hotels, peaceful villages oozing cultural history, and quieter beaches where you can finally dive into that book your aunt got you for Christmas (that, or whatever Chelsea Handler writes up next). Intimate sandy coves beneath piney rocks and hills line the Ibiza coast, beckoning you on a romantic getaway or an exploration with the girls. If you’re looking to get real zen, you can channel 1970’s Ibiza and try out a yoga retreat (new ones are popping up every month). For a nice happy medium, take a trip to the charming old town of Dalt Vila, lined with shops (!!!) and cute cafes.
Whether you’re jetting in for revelry or relaxation, with our ins-and-outs you’re sure to spend your Ibiza vaca dripping in style and sea-spray (Balmain, that is). Your A-list island awaits.