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Last week, I profiled Barcelona, Spain, this week we are staying in Spain, this time highlighting Ibiza an island that is part of the lovely Balearic Islands! It’s true to many travelers Ibiza is known more for its’ enormous night clubs than for interior design.  When I visited Ibiza, I have to admit I was young, single and the nightlife was certainly the draw.  In Ibiza, one can literally be in a nightclub 24 hours a day. When I vacationed in Ibiza with a group of girlfriends, a typical day went something like this.

9:00 am Hit the beach .. stake out a space, sun, have lunch at the beach, sleep

5:00 pm Head to the hotel, change and hit a bar for sunset cocktails

6:00 -10:00 pm “Disco” nap

11:00 pm-3:00 am Hit the night clubs

3:00 am Dinner

4:00 am Return to the night club

7:00 am Head back to hotel

8-9:00 am Breakfast

I visited Ibiza in the summer of 1999, now let’s fast forward to Ibiza today. While Ibiza is still the world mecca for nightclubs (many can hold more than one thousand people), Ibiza also has a modern appeal with an influx of luxury and yes, design hotels as well as fine dining. Ibiza is one of those unique and special places where different people can have a “different” vacation. No matter your budget or interest Ibiza may be, like it was for me, an unforgettable experience.

Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs on location in Ibiza, Spain

Many of the hotels in Ibiza are small and quaint.  There are also an impressive number of furnished apartments and villas available for rent. Most come with hotel amenities such as daily maid service.  When I visited Ibiza, we rented an apartment on popular Playa D’en Bossa.

The view from La Torre del Canónigo high above Ibiza Town.

Photo credit: http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com

ibiza-la-torre-del-canonigo-290091La Torre del Canónigo

Photo credit: http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com

The Nikki Beach franchise — think South Beach and St. Barths is now on the island of Ibiza. As someone who has visited the South Beach and St. Barths locations, I assume the location on Ibiza is similar, smart, hip and full of beautiful people. Oh.. and the food is always good, although a bit pricey.

9306760594_d4e17da557_zNikki Beach Bar in Ibiza

Photo credit: http://www.white-ibiza.com

Migjorn Ibiza Suites & Spa is one of the newer, lush hotel offerings in Ibiza. Again, instead of traditional rooms, the property offers apartments

Montauk Steakhouse at Ushuaia Tower is a place to truly indulge in fine dining and sumptuous beef!


When I was in Ibiza, my girlfriends and I stayed at Jet Apartments on Playa D’en Bossa, although it may seem modest compared to where you can stay elsewhere it was spacious (there were three of us) super clean and in the heart of all the action!!


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