Back to the White Isle

The last leg of our mini European tour was Ibiza. If you’ve read my posts from last year’s trip or follow me on Instagram, you’ll only know what a great time we had on this incredibly glamorous party island.

Just a two-hour flight from Rome and we were descending over the beautiful turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.

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And within just a ten minute taxi ride from the airport, we’d arrived at our hotel. As you may have seen, last year we stayed at the magnificent Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza and so we were little apprehensive about what a different hotel would be like. Despite being in the same area of Playa d’en Bossa, we knew we’d been spoilt last year so were intrigued to see what Migjorn Suites and Spa would be like.

But we needn’t have worried – it was lovely! We had our very own suite across three floors, there was a spa, two swimming pools, and we were soon at home sipping daiquiris and eating sushi from the pool bar. Heaven after a busy few days exploring Rome (it’s a tough life on holiday, we know!)

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We’d timed our few days in Ibiza to coincide with BBC Radio 1’s legendary Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend. This hedonistic weekend sees Radio 1’s major dance DJs take over a series of Ibiza venues to put on free music much to the pleasure of the crowds. We’d managed to get our hands on a couple of Ushuaia tickets, where various DJs would be doing back to back sets to thousands of keen clubbers. Sipping on limoncello we’d bought that morning from the airport in Rome, we prepared for a long night ahead.

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There’s nothing quite like an Ibiza sunset.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see how excited we were for the night ahead!

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It was an amazing night, and we carried the party on through to Space, one of Ibiza’s most iconic nightclubs which recently sadly shut (sob!) which was hosting Creamfields Ibiza. Te line-up included some incredible names like Alesso, Roger Sanchez, Armin Van Buuren, MK, and Pete Tong – perfect if you have an appreciation of dance music like we do.

Having had a very late night, we were very much looking forward to the breakfast served up in our hotel. And oh my – I think it’s the best buffet breakfast I’ve ever had! There was everything you could possibly want: a proper fry-up, champagne, caviar, smoked salmon, an omelette bar, pastries, fresh fruit, cereal… the list goes on. I’d honestly go as far as to say it’s worth staying at the hotel just for the breakfast! Nice one, Migjorn.

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Feeling a little delicate, we rented one of the pool’s cabanas and sipped smoothies and cocktails throughout the morning.

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Working up an appetite – hey, sunbathing can be hard work – we decided to wander up Playa d’en Bossa to our favourite beach club from last year. You may recognise it from last year’s Hard Rock Hotel posts. The Hard Rock’s Beach Club has such a lovely, chilled vibe with relaxed house played from a resident DJ, and delicious food and drink.

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We remembered just how good the seafood paella was last year, and had to go for it again.

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The sun was soon due to set, so like last year, we took a taxi over San Antonio to watch the sunset in what is argued to be the best – and most famous – spot in the island, and to check out what Radio 1 were up to in this part of the island.

We arrived to a crowd listening to acts including Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, and Katy B – it’s amazing what you’ll just come across in Ibiza. It was lovely just sipping cider and absorbing the vibes whilst watching the sun set.

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What’s even more special is the whole crowd applauding the sun once it disappears. But the party continues…

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After stopping for some food on the strip, we had to go back to our hotel to pack, feeling very upset to end another amazing holiday! One thing you have to do in Ibiza, however, is catch the sunrise before you leave, so we did just that…

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Until next year, Ibiza!

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