The best things to do in ibiza
After over 15 years of making friends with some of the most influential and famous people in the world thanks to teaching them watersports onboard their yachts during the summer months on Ibiza and Formentera we have had the chance to visit practically everywhere Ibiza and Formentera have to offer. Following are the top 3 places & things to do for the following:
- Daytime activities
- Dinner with show
- Night clubs
(1) The best top 3 places for Breakfast in Ibiza
- CAPPUCCINO IBIZA
Cappuccino Ibiza is the most amazing breakfast in Ibiza. It is located inside Marina Ibiza, right next to Lio ibiza. Breakfast is on the terrace right infant of the water and with the most spectacular views to the old town of Ibiza. Their kitchen doesn’t close so you can eat at any time. They serve a full breakfast menu from healthy options such as Muesli with yoghurt & fresh fruits to a full english breakfast. Prices are expensive but well worth the quality and the view!
2. PASSION CAFE IBIZA
Passion café has varios restaurants around the island of Ibiza. We recommend the one infront of the main entrance of Marina Ibiza. You will find a huge selection of healthy breakfasts & fresh juices.
3. SA CALMA IBIZA
Sa Calma is also located next to Lio ibiza, inside the port of Marina Ibiza. Beautiful front line view of Marina Ibiza and a wide range of breakfast options. We recommend the melted cheese toast!
(2) The best top 3 Daytime activities in Ibiza
(1) YACHT WATERSPORTS EXPERIENCE – Ibizas numer 1 daytime activity
After 30 years experience at a professional level in waterskiing, wakeboard & Flyboard and having given Flyboard, Waterski, Wakeboard, HoverBoard, Jetski and Jetpack lessons to some of the most influential business & famous people of the world, the owners of this company came up with a unique concept called “Yacht Watersports experience” where unique VIP all included trips are made onboard luxury designer yachts and customers get to experience the most amazing watersports activities in the world such as Seabobs, Jetskis, Flyboard, eFoils & more.. at an amazingly low price! Definitely a unique must do experience for anyone to make if they are visiting Ibiza.
2. FORMENTERA BOAT TRIP
There are many companies that offer trips to Formentera. Depending on your budget you can charter a yacht or buy a ticket onboard one of the Catamarans that go to the most famous beaches of Formentera such as Es Palmador or Illetas.
3. JEEP EXCURSION
A jeep excursion is one of the most original ways to discover the island of Ibiza by land. Only with one of these excursions you will be able to discover some of the magical spots the island has to offer which normally are very hard to find.
(3) The best top 3 beaches in Ibiza
- SALINAS BEACH
Salinas beach is a beautiful beach located on the south east side of the island, it is inside a nature reserve and accessing can be a little complicated in the summer. Here you will find many beach clubs such as Malibu, Beso & Guaraná where you can have lunch and chill out on one of the bali beds they rent out.
2. CALA COMPTE BAY
Located on the north west of the island, Cala Compte is a beautiful bay with cristal clear blue waters. You will find a couple of restaurants and beach bars here. Access is by car, bus or taxi. If you drive there by yourself it will be very difficult to park the car during the summer months.
3. PORTINATX BAY
Located on the north side of the island, Portinatx bay is one of the less touristic bays. Not so many tourists visit this bay as the others as it is quite a lot further away from Ibiza than other bays.
(4) The best top 3 real local restaurants in Ibiza
- CAMI DE BALAFIA RESTAURANT
Typical Ibiza family owned restaurant
This restaurant is owned by a typical Ibiza family, it is located in the middle ion the island near the town of San Lorenzo.
The restaurant is basically a typical Ibiza terrace surrounded by plants and trees.
The food they offer is grilled meats & salad. There is no menu, customers are told by the waiter what food is available on the night!
Prince of Saudi Arabia at Balafia restaurant
Although this is not a luxury restaurant we went together with one of the crown princes of Saudi Arabia in 2011 and it instantly became his favourite restaurant in Ibiza!
Although there is not a wide selection of food to choose from I can guarantee that the food you will have here will amaze you!
The menu offers grilled chicken, grilled lamb chops, sirloin & entreat steak.
All of these are home grown and when you taste them you will ask yourself what you are being given when you eat these elsewhere
Food is served with french fries, the most amazing crispy french fries you will taste in your life!
When you sit down they bring typical Ibiza bread and the strongest home made allioli you will ever try!
For starters they have a tomato salad with the most amazing home grown tomatoes you will ever try. When you eat them you will ask yourself what you are eating when you eat tomatoes somewhere else..
There are 2 home made desserts which are a must try, they are called Flan de chocolate and Graixonera. Don’t take any notice of what information you find if you search for these online, the ones they will serve you at Balafia are completely different!
2. ES JARDINS RESTAURANT
Typical Ibiza family owned restaurant
This restaurant is owned by a typical Ibiza family, it is located just next to the town of San Lorenzo.
A typical ibicencan stone house made into a restaurant with an exterior terrace and a huge marquee tent for weddings and events.
The family that owns this restaurant used to own the famous Yemanja restaurant until they sold it to the owner of Blue Marlin beach club in 2013.
Food at Es Jardins restaurant
You will find a wide range of food, from local fish to meats, Paellas & grilled meats. All the food here is amazing!
3. SA CALMA RESTAURANT
Typical Ibiza family owned restaurant
Owned by 2 locally known families from Ibiza, this restaurant is located inside the port of Marina Ibiza, right next to the famous Lio restaurant/ club.
They opened 10 years ago when the port of Ibiza nueva was reformed into Marina Ibiza.
Sa Calma offers the most spectacular view of Ibiza old town, front line on the waters edge.
If you have dinner here in the evening you will have a parade of some of the most amazing yachts and super yachts in the world which are coming back to port generally after spending the day at the island of Formentera.
The food offered is a mix between typical Ibiza & mediterranean food. Fresh fish is one of the most popular options.
(5) The best top 3 dinner show restaurants in Ibiza
- LIO IBIZA
Lio Ibiza is the top restaurant in Ibiza which combines a spectacular show during the dinner with the most amazing views of old town Ibiza & the super Yachts that are spending the night inside Marina Ibiza. After midnight Lio changes to one of the most popular & glamorous cubs in Ibiza.
Heart is located right next to the Casino Ibiza, on the main promenade in front of the port. The owners are 2 business partners are Ferran Adriá (one of the most important cooks in the world) and Guy Laliberté, owner of the famous Cirq du Soleil. Together they have achieved this unique concept with dining & show.
3. COVA SANTA
Owned by the same owners as the famous Amnesia night club, this is a restaurant set into the woods on the south side of the island between Ibiza and San Jose. They offer dinner with shows & live music. Under the restaurant they have a spectacular cave and make the most amazing full moon party on the island.
(6) The best top 3 clubs in Ibiza
Opened in 2011 and is voted one of the best clubs in the world. Ushuaïa ibiza is a daytime club set into a hotel. During the summer months they receive the most important DJ’s in the world such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix & more. Ushuaïa ibiza is located on the south of the island in the Playa den Bossa area.
Opened in 2017 this night club is across the street from Ushuaïa Ibiza. It is the old location of the famous Space Ibiza club. Hï ibiza is owned by the same owners as Ushuaïa ibiza. This used to be the famous Space Ibiza club but after their contract finished Ushuaïa decided they would make a club of their own. Hï Ibiza is famous for having DJ’s in the toilets!
Dating back to the 60’s, this was the first night club on Ibiza and the first Pacha in the world. Located in the area of the main port of Ibiza close to Lio ibiza & Heart Ibiza. Pacha is most famous for its Flower Power party with music from the 60’s and 70’s.