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Bold, captivating and invigorating, Ibiza’s breath-taking beaches modern music and innovative gastronomy make it one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Our carefully curated guides, created with scene insiders Urban Junkies, share the secret hotspots and local hangouts of authentic Ibiza. Discover the intrigue of the unexpected with our insider’s destination guide.
Ibiza’s secluded hidden beaches, signature cuisine, spas and legendary nightlife are icons of the global scene. Our Urban Junkies destination guide covers it all.
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La Paloma - Haute hippy Tuscan feasting in a converted finca
An Ibiza institution, La Paloma is where you'll find everyone from supermodels to shamans, artists to aristos, all drawn to the beautiful candlelit garden terrace in tiny San Lorenzo. The food is simple, beautiful and local, with perennial favourites like an oozing aubergine parmigiana, colourful antipasti and daily-changing homemade pasta. Service is excellent (it's family-owned) and the atmosphere pure Ibiza magic.
During the day it goes by the Paloma Café moniker, with superfood salads, organic cheeseburgers and a sunny, kid-friendly vibe.
Cala Boix - Charcoal sand and a cracking fish restaurant
Ibiza's only black sand beach is tucked away in the north, far from the touristy crowds. There's a steep flight of stone steps to get to the beautifully rugged, enclosed cove, where a simple wooden chiringuito sells ice-cold mojitos. The water can be choppy near the shore but that means it's never overcrowded.
La Noria, the pretty restaurant at the top of the steps, serves a mean salt-baked fish on its pine-shaded, sea-view terrace.
Ses Boques - Laidback lobster shack that's frozen in time
The precipitous drive down from Es Cubells is as hair-raising as Ses Boques gets – once on the pebbly shore you're enveloped in a languid 1970s glow. Come for the garlic-and-parsley-packed lobster stew, the cushion-strewn beach and the extraordinary sea views (Ibiza's best?) across to a smudgy mainland horizon. Husband-and-wife team Joan and Lourdes (he's in the kitchen, she's up front) have been doing their rustic thing here for over 30 years.
The pine-shaded chiringuito can be hired for private events and seaside weddings.
Macao Café - Cosmopolitan Italian in buzzy Santa Gertrudis
This well-established village-centre Italian manages to be both upmarket and ultra laidback – a favourite of discerning locals and visiting celebrities alike. There's a large indoor area for cooler nights, but come high summer, it's the fairy-lit garden terrace where the action happens. Homemade pizza and pastas are excellent, as is the house-baked focaccia, and #UJloves the summery platter of grilled vegetables. Hard to beat.
Book a late (11pm) table and you'll be sipping limoncello under the outdoor lanterns until the small hours.
Ibiza Food Studio - Speakeasy-style fine dining behind a secret doorway
Knock on the unmarked wooden door to gain entry to this atmospherically restored Sa Penya townhouse, now home to Ibiza's most exciting dining club. Headed up by Noma alumnus Boris Buono, this is what he calls 'casual fine dining' – expect six daily changing, market-fresh courses, with just a handful of options per course. Everything from the rugged, almost Alpine decor to the music to the wine pairings are part of Buono's vison – surrender to it.
Book the buzzing chef's table – it seats six and is tucked right up alongside the open kitchen.
Hostal la Torre - Newly restored sunset classic from the Café Mambo team
This traditional cliff-top hotel is home to arguably Ibiza's best sunsets. After a much-needed facelift from San Antonio party pioneers Mambo, it's now the north coast's hottest spot to watch the sun dip into the drink. Settle into one of the white-cushioned nooks as the more experienced of Mambo's DJs – Pete Gooding, Jason Bye – bring classic sunset tunes to the dizzying terrace.
Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins playing off nearby Cap Negret
Discover the full guide at mebymelia.com.
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