Now that summer is nearly here and we can't wait to book that long-awaited holiday, we thought, where better to visit than Ibiza? With the endless blue sea, the white sand beaches and the free-spirited culture, there's so much to see and do. Whether you want to enjoy boozy beach bars and gorgeous wineries, or relax on stunning beaches with a cocktail - it's hard to squeeze everything into one weekend. But with the help of Mary, our Content Producer who used to live on the island, we've created a guide on how to spend a weekend in Ibiza.
Morning - Visit the Dancing Leopard store
Where better to start your Ibiza holiday than by visiting the official Dancing Leopard store in the heart of Ibiza Town? Fun fact: Dancing Leopard was originally based in boutiques on the island, and our founders, Jade and Jack, still live in Ibiza today! Browse our collection of bold and fabulous pieces, and why not pick out some clothes to wear on your holiday?
Address: Carrer Manuel Sora, nº: 18, Planta Baja, 07800, Ibiza
Afternoon - Work on your tan
Once you've got your outfits sorted, it's time to take a well-deserved rest and head to El Chiringuito, a gorgeous beach bar and restaurant that sits on the beach of Es Cavallet. Relax and soak up the rays on the beach, or head inside to the restaurant where there’s loads of cocktails and delicious, locally-sourced food to choose from
Address: Playa Es Cavallet, Ibiza, 07830, Islas Baleares
Evening - Explore the local markets
During the summer in Ibiza Town's Harbour, you'll find the daily night market, the oldest artisan market on the island. Here you will find a wide variety of items, from handmade jewellery to arts and crafts and leather goods. You can pick up souvenirs (or treat yourself) before carrying on with the night.
Address: Plaza de Antoni Riquer & Plaza de Sa Tertulia
Evening - Watch the sunset and boogie the night away
There’s no better way to end your first day in Ibiza than by visiting the famous Cafe Mambo in San Antonio. Watch the sun go down over the Mediterranean sea as you get ready to dance the night away in Ibiza style, with amazing electronic music sessions from some of the best DJs from Ibiza and the rest of the world. Have a cheeky drink for us!
Address: Vara de Rey, 40, 07820 - Sant Antoni de Portmany
Morning - Take a wine tour
If you like a more cultural outing, then look no further than Can Rich de Buscastell Winery. Established in 1997, the winery and vineyard has grown ever since, producing a large selection of ecological products, including, of course, wine. Here, they use organic farming techniques to respect and work with the natural environment. To organise a visit, they simply ask that you call them to organise a guided tour and tasting.
Address: Camí de Sa Vorera, 07820, Sant Antoni de PortmanyWebsite: http://bodegascanrich.com/en
Afternoon - Cocktails on the beach, anyone?
After you've enjoyed everything that Ibizan wines have to offer, take a moment to relax and order a lazy lunch in the stunning open-air terrace at Cala Bonita. This decades-old but the recently restored restaurant sits right on top of a beach, overlooking the sea, so you can enjoy the view while you dine. Even better, soak up the sun on the beach and order a cocktail straight to your sunbed with Cala Bonita's beach service. You are on holiday, after all.
Address: Playa de s'Estanyol, s/n, 07819
Evening - Experience cinema like no other
This might seem like an out-there choice, but hear us out. An open-air cinema under the stars, right on the shoreline, with a comfy full-length bean bag and blankets. Make sure you check out the showings to see what's on, but for €55, you can enjoy your film with a glass of cava by Anna de Codorniu and unlimited popcorn. Sounds like the perfect way to end your holiday.
Address: Amante Ibiza, Cala Sol Den Serra, 07849, Santa Eulalia des Riu, Ibiza
Now all you need to do is start packing...