Peace and love
We weren’t the first to discover the calmer side of Ibiza. In the 60s, the island was a hippie paradise, and the flower power movement lives on today. Hippie hotspots include Berirras beach, where the drums beat out twilight rhythms, and markets such as Las Dalias in San Carlos.
But such seclusion is not always so easily achieved. Loved-up couples looking to escape the summer crowds and find an intimate spot usually have to leave their cars behind and follow hidden paths down to secluded beaches. But it’s well worth the effort, especially if you find a beach like Cala d’en Serra at the end of the path. Surrounded by cliffs and woods, and scarcely 45 metres long, it’s famed for its warm, transparent waters, home to sea urchins and the perfect place to go snorkeling. If you time it right, you will only have to share this perfect beach with marine life and a solitary Caribbean-style refreshment stand.
Thankfully, you don’t need to forego comfort in order to enjoy a little peace and quiet on Ibiza. The island is a long-standing favourite with Hollywood royalty and other celebrities, who famously guard their privacy tightly. The dining room at Sublimotion
, the most expensive restaurant in the word, has just 12 seats, all around a single table. So, only a dozen diners at a time can enjoy the gastro-sensory experience that double Michellin Star-winning chef Paco Roncero prepares every night. As well as culinary delights, diners are treated to a show like no other: several screens cover the dining room walls and, with each course, the scenery is transformed to create the illusion of the seabed or a hippie party. The perfect way to enjoy fine food? Or a meticulously staged illusion with just some food to accompany it? If you want to judge for yourself, then dinner costs €1,500.