Secret Ibiza

Jane Anderson, Honeymoon expert Jane's verdict
Ibiza is one of my all time favourite islands as it has that rare combination of laid-back escapism and artistic energy that infuses the fincas, the restaurants and the boutiques. You can feel a million miles away from everyone in a pine forest by the sea, yet join the hippest party at nightfall. It feels like Bali has handily come to the Mediterranean!

Recommended travel company: i-escape

i-escape says

The secret side of Ibiza is a world away from all the clubs and lurid headlines – it’s a land of peaceful, rural beauty and stylish, small hotels with excellent agro restaurants. Wander through pretty fields of almond blossom and potter in bohemian villages and you’ll feel a million miles from the crowds; it’s pure honeymoon heaven.

  • Boutique hotels
  • Hip retreats
  • Wedding parties

The glorious northwest is all pine forests and staggering long vistas – hike and bike along valley trails, and take a day trip to secret beaches with crystalline waters. Or just stay put at this laid-back, romantic finca, where the gardens teem with lavender and cacti, and the food is fabulous.

Ibiza’s north is famed for its calm, alternative vibe – think hippy markets, yoga enthusiasts and wellness retreats galore. If you’re here on a Sunday, head to Benirras beach to watch bongo drummers serenade the sunset; quite an amazing sight. This decadent finca is an ideal base for the area with its stylish rooms, a sublime restaurant and speedboats for hire. Or try this boho agriturismo with sensational sea views.

Want to actually get married in Ibiza? This tranquil finca is a popular venue, with beautiful grounds and the warmest welcome on the island. Or book a gorgeous villa with a group of friends and family, to celebrate in style.

And if you can’t resist a slice of the ‘other’ Ibiza, this seriously hip retreat offers the best of both worlds: a luxurious six-temple Balinese spa, three agro restaurants (one on the beach) and day-bedded chill-out areas with DJs by night. It’s where the glitterati stay.

Wherever you go, we’ll give you honest advice and the very best rates – plus (at most hotels) an extra something to congratulate you on the happy occasion.

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