I have been back from Ibiza now for over a week and have just about mustered enough motivation to be able to write this post. Don’t get me wrong the legendary Ibiza blues are still here, but I don’t quite feel like throwing myself off the nearest bridge as I did last week, the curbing of the blues has been due to booking a round two Ibiza trip in September… bring it on!
The week we had I can honestly say was the best week of my life, spent with amazing friends in a truly mind-blowing destination. For some reason I had a few hesitations before I went about what I was to expect on the white isle, but once that plane touched down these were soon forgotten about.
I want to share a few tips to any newbies heading out there, as I would have appreciated these pieces of information and advice…
FIRSTLY being the fashionista’s that so many of us are, I spent the months leading up to my holiday pondering over that perfect clubbing outfit and drop-dead gorgeous beachwear and consequently way too much money in Topshop and Zara.
The fail-safe outfit at night was simple… shorts and crop tops, because believe me those clubs get VERY hot! And definitely sandals/ trainers, although i repeat again it’s very hot! If you want to wear heels and be the ONLY one sat down in a 5,000 capacity club wanting to leave at 2am when you should be partying until 7 (and preferably after!) then go for it, but take my advice and leave the stiletto’s at home.
Day wear is simple as the weather is gorgeous in Ibiza, lush bikini’s and stylish kaftans. Throw in a flower headband posey if you really want to push the fashion boundaries.
TOP TIPS for a smooth week
1. You cannot take digital cameras into big clubs, so beware you will have to pay (yes they take them off you AND you have to pay to keep them in lockers until you leave) and of course we all want our cameras with us so place them in your tops or down your shorts but prepare to be frisked.
2. Drinks really are as expensive as the rumours say, so drink plenty before you go, condoning binging who’d have thought it? And be prepared to pay around €20 for single vodkas and mixers. We took miniature bottles of spirit in…again down our underwear!
3. If going to Ocean Beach Club make sure you book sun beds BEFORE you turn up as they all get reserved in the week leading up to it. The prices range from €10 – ridiculous prices! Personally I would not recommend the place, but hey if you fancy spending a day with pretentious people then go for it!
4. When going to Zoo Project be careful of the painting you get as often some of them look cheap and do not last. There are official painters at the venue or I would recommend Kiss My Fairy who do a face and full arm for €35.
5. DO NOT get in unofficial taxis, you often get people coming up to you asking if you need a taxi but we got alot of people telling us (especially girls) not to get in them, just get in the taxi queue’s no matter how long the line is.
MY TOP THREE EVENTS
The sunset at Cafe Mambo is a must! Along the sunset strip people congregate to watch the spectacular sunset every evening over the island, either take down some drinks of your own and sit on the rocks or treat yourself to a meal (expensive but worth it) at Cafe Mambo. And yes people really do applaud as the sun sets.
We were lucky to be there for the Cream opening party at Amnesia, which was unbelievable and unlike any club I have been in before. All the clubs in Ibiza are an experience in themselves, with Hardwell and Laidback Luke playing it truly was a night to remember. (€50 ticket, every Thursday)
Zoo Project is somewhere everyone has to try if you’re heading to Ibiza, get yourself painted up and enjoy the food, drinks, music and crazy surroundings that is Zoo Project which runs during the day 12-12. (€35 ticket)
Everyone has to experience Ibiza, and I could not recommend it enough. It is not as expensive as everyone seems to believe and truly is just a mind blowing week… are you still here? Go and book and I will see you in September!