Just had a great two day break in Ibiza. Second year in a row we've done this (got a 1 yr old and a 2 yr old at home - so needs must etc.) and again it was fantastic.
No clubbing, it just doesn't fit with two days, so we wanted to seek out good food, nice beaches and bar hopping.
Arrived at our hotel, (the Simbad in Talamanca - third time there, really nice place and location) about 2.00pm.
It was HOT!!! Only been in May, June and September, took me by surprise.
Couple of arrival drinks on the terrace bar then a stroll to Sa Punta for a lovely meal to celebrate our arrival, sat next to two promoters anxously worrying in loud voices about what they will do career wise when "it all ends". Amusing.
Left Sa Punta a few hours later feeling relaxed after soaking up lots of wine and the views across Talamanca Bay and went for a walk along the Talamanca boardwalk.
Had a few beers in the bars and then headed to the hotel to quickly get changed and head over to San An for the sunset.
Had given the sunset strip a miss the last few times i'd been to Ibiza. But I'm glad i went this time, stunning sunset. Even though I'd seen it numerous times over the years, it was a good one.
Sitting with my better half, sharing a bottle of rose, laughing and chatting away watching the constant stream of characters walking past, we managed to unwind in a way we find really hard when at home.
Afterwards we had a reservation at Villa Mercedes, which was great as usual. Nice bit of live flamenco as well!!
Up early and got the 10.00am Baleria Ferry to Formentera. (90E for two return).
35 mins later we were on Formentera at La Savina, wondering which beach to go to.
Got a bit confused (all the previous day's wine) and just jumped into a taxi and asked him to take us to Migjorn beach. (thanks James).
Stunning beach, and outstanding setting. Found a great restaurant called Vodemal?
Long lazy lunch out of the mid day sun, then some swimming and beach time, got attacked by a strangely aggressive lizard (bit a chunk out of the missus' havianas!) then off to the port for the ferry back.
Formentera is beautiful, it should be part of anyone's trip to ibiza.
Scrapped our evening restaurant reservation and walked up to Marina Botafoch and had a big jug of sangria at Madrigal (nice refit and great staff) watching all the yacht set pulling up in their boats.
Jumped on the water taxi to ibiza town and it started to get a bit messy, very quickly. we went round loads of the bars we used to frequent in our clubbing hey day(all the gay ones up the top), the missus decided to get a tattoo mid session, while i befriended lots of randoms. Vagabundos parade crew were great fun and in general Ibiza town still delivers as a great, friendly, random night out.
(Can't beat it for offers for guestlist and free tickets too!)
Felt surprisingly good, so headed to Jockey Club for lunch. Love it there. Had a few beers and fully intended to take it easy, given we were leaving for the airport at 6pm. But one jug of cava sangria later was snoozing happily on the beach.
Shower, plane home, Ibiza fun over for one year!