A recent trip to Ibiza ( or as it’s known by the locals “Eivissa” ) turned out to be much more relaxing as I’d previously anticipated! Upon arriving to the beautiful island at 7am on a Saturday morning, my expectation was that the streets would be buzzing with life already, the beaches would be peppered with people and the bars and coctail lounges would open at a respectable time like 10am ( for someone that’s on holiday!) But no. Much to my dismay, I had set foot on the island too early in the year as party season was due to start towards the end of May ( instead of April) and would last until the end of October.
The island seemed so small on a map, but from the sky I could see it was much larger than one would think! In fact when a friend suggested we rent a car a few weeks earlier, I laughed, thinking we’d be able to cycle everywhere.. silly!
Anyhoo, after 2 days by myself, two of my girl friends from the UK joined me for a few days to soak up the sun and enjoy the easter bank holiday weekend somewhere different.
We went for walks, caught busses everywhere and just enjoyed each other’s company ( as you do!).
One day we were all laying on the sun loungers at a rooftop hotel in Sant Antoni de Portmany and a fellow sun worshipper volunteered to take a picture of us together. We then got chatting and she mentioned she had spent the previous day at a beautiful natural spa in the middle of the island.
By day 2 we woke early and decided we were going wherever the sublime sunshine would take us.
After a 20 minute bus journey from Ibiza Town to Santa Eulària des Riu (2.50 EUR), we hired a taxi for the journey inland, which took all of 10 minutes (12 EUR) and dropped us at the entrance.
All we could hear was peace and quiet, crickets, tadpoles and moving water. The entire day at the spa and full use of the facilities cost all of 20EUR each which believe me when I tell you, was nothing compared to the value one receives in a place as serene as this.
We ate a beautifully presented lunch, sipped delicious coctails, swam in the luke warm turqoise pool, did back flips and water bomb dives, sun bathed topless, listened to nature, chatted and laughed for hours and then enjoyed the hamman, the sauna and a gorgeous cool shower before heading back to Santa Eulària for dinner. BLISS. And no one even lifted an eye brow.
As we headed back, all three of us were debating on which of us were to get married there first as it quite rightly so, was one of the most perfect wedding ceremony and reception locations I/we have been to thus far.
Atzaró is a stunning agrotourism establishment set in an orange tree orchid in the heart of Ibiza. The family run, traditional farmhouse is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary as one of Ibiza ’s most popular boutique hotels with a beach restaurant and health spa.