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Ibiza Spotlight celebrates 40 years

Groundbreaking Ibiza guide hits milestone anniversary

Ibiza Spotlight turned 40 this year and as a thank you to all our loyal supporters, we held a special celebratory party to mark the event at the gorgeously-styled Hotel Santos Ibiza Coast Suites in Playa d'en Bossa.

Over 150 people came from all over the island to honour what is now the Number One guide about Ibiza in the world. Our founder Norman Skinner, who recently passed away, lived to see his groundbreaking guide reach this momentous milestone birthday. We're proud to be part of his legacy.


We started out as a paper only guide in the ‘70s, and over 20 years later, Norman met our Managing Director, James Ledden, which led to Ibiza Spotlight going online in 1999. Both men had been quick to recognise the potential of the internet with James at the time developing his own online guide - they decided to join forces and the rest is history. Today, Ibiza Spotlight receives four million unique visitors each year.


As well as our 40th anniversary, the party was the perfect time to take a deep breath at the end of the summer to reflect on the success of the season. Music was supplied by Ibiza legend, Paco Fernandez with his unique flamenco sound. Laughter was provided by all the guests having a rip roaring time, clinking glasses and sharing stories.


We had such a great time this year celebrating and we thank all of you for helping make us a success - here's to the next 40 years! Stay tuned for more island insights from the Ibiza Spotlight team.


WORDS | Julian Heathcote PHOTOGRAPHY | Peter Young