Notorious for its 24/7 nightclubs and never-ending beach parties, the infamous party island Ibiza is increasingly appealing to a new set of island-goers set to challenge the reputation this beautiful island in the Mediterranean has for decades held true. On what is often referred to as the ‘other’ side of the island – a wellness hub has been slowly and steadily emerging. From spas, retreats, fitness bootcamps and healthy eateries – we are super excited to report on what is fast becoming one of the key wellness destinations in Europe. Below we have rounded up four of our favourite Hip & Healthy Ibiza landmarks to add to your itinerary for your next visit…
Passion Cafe: Known as the ‘Home for health and happiness’ – boasting four juice and superfood smoothie cafes and restaurants around the island, Passion Cafe is a must-visit for any healthy food lover. With a menu focused on vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, local and raw dishes, Passion Cafe is our top foodie destination for anyone seeking a delicious and nutritious plant based meal to compliment their healthy holiday. A must-try is their raw, vegan ice cream and range of nut milks boasting flavour and freshness that keep us going back day in and day out – we love!
B London Boutique: Newly opened and stocking the most gorgeous luxury swimwear on the island – B London boutique is our one-stop-shop for all things beach and beauty. The perfect mix of carefree yet chic resort wear and bold yet sophisticated swimwear, you’ll want to ensure you leave room in your suitcase for bikinis, sunglasses and a bucket-load of jewellery as this gorgeous boutique is impossible to leave empty handed. Brands to definitely check out are Melissa Odabash, Camilla Loves, Paloma Blue and the covetable beach jewellery collections by Californian brands Blee Inara, Tai and Italian designer Amanda Marcucci.
Santhosh Dance Retreats: Hosted at the luxurious Casa La Vista, a beautiful private villa located on the north side of the island – Santhosh luxury dance retreats are the perfect place to venture with a group of friends and get your sweat on in a fun and unique way. Expect lots of dancing alongside daily sunrise yoga, forest hikes, pilates, therapeutic massages as well as optional life coaching sessions all hosted by expert instructors – as well as healthful, nutritious food made by a chef on site using organic, local, seasonal produce.
Balearic Bootcamp: Hosted by renowned ‘body transformation’ coach Hugo Martini, this bootcamp with a difference is a fit destination for anyone from athletes to new mums. Featuring a range of activities such as cross-training by the stunning pool, paddle boarding in the sparkling Mediterranean and mountain biking through the forest to name a few – with such stunning scenery and enjoyable activities you’ll forget you’re even working out! To top it all off, there is a massage therapist, physiotherapist and chef in residence, with nutritional talks and educational sessions available to provide a holistic reboot to partied out island-goers or those simply looking to increase their wellness and vitality.
Spa La Posidonia: Named after the protected seaweed that grows around Ibiza and Formentera, The Hotel Haciendas beautiful Thalasso spa in La Posidonia is our pick of the crop if a serious pampering session is what you’re after. Dedicated to enhancing the spiritual and physical wellbeing of its guests – this luxury destination provides panoramic views of the ocean from the eight heated, filtered sea-water pools that embellish the cliff-edge. Located within the spectacular hotel are the treatment rooms, where guests can indulge in full body massages, steam baths, facials and health and beauty rituals – heavenly!
By Zsa Zsa Vella