Primpied by Luciano Russo
Gipsy at all costs
When luxury crowds the Isla
For sure it is my favorite island: I mean, the flight lands, your feet touch the ground and you immediately feel a flow of energy. Well, it isn’t a movie but what I feel in Ibiza, la Isla.
Unfortunately, its heart beats time only six months a year, so fasten your seat belt and let’s go.
It is the perfect place to be alone, with friends, single, engaged, married, with kids or dogs (except dachshunds!). Ibiza tries to please everybody and suits all budgets.
Beaches are breath-taking, from the wild to the touristic ones, it’s a perfect cocktail where you can mix relax and movida. If you, like me, are a no-stop party addict, it looks like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: fiesta begins in the afternoon and people meet for a pre-dinner cocktail hour, then it goes on in the night and it’s time to enjoy the party.
During the latest years – and believe me, I’m used to go there for ten years! -, new opening nights are organized. They are too posh and, in my opinion, are even modifying the gipsy mood that always characterized the island and made it different from Saint Tropez, Capri and more.
Here another place where a t-shirt, two necklaces, a pair of shorts and flip-flops are not enough: Rolex, heeled-shoes by Christian Louboutin, outfits by Saint Laurent and boy bags by Chanel appeared.
The question is always the same: “what should I wear?”, and so let’s get the fashion game started: it needs to create many looks from the beach club to the after party in a villa with an infinity pool.
But if for you it’s the first time, here five places you can’t miss, because #luxuryliving never stops shining, also where you least expect it!
1) Il Cotton Beach Club is one of the most suggestive places to enjoy wonderful sunsets in Ibiza, a delicious lunch on the sun bed or a cocktail. If you are bothered by the acrylic that is conquering the world, this is an oasis where everything is 100% made of cotton. Blue of the sea and azure of the sky blend with the color of the sand and tablecloths. Which is the best thing in addition to fried oysters and champagne? The window that looks onto the sea, the perfect location for photo-sets even for Steven Meisel.
Address: Carrer Posta de Sol, 21, 07829 Cala Tarida, Islas Baleares, Spain
2) Blue Marlin is inside one of the most beautiful and appealing bay, Cala Jondal. It’s the right place if you arrive by boat or would like to go sailing. When I say ‘boat’, I mean at least 35 meters. Tenders are for fishermen; do you want to feel sick and miss the opportunity to dance and enjoy the DJ sets? From the after-bender lunch to the aperitif with Moet Ice Imperial or Veuve Cliquot, from the sun beds to the boutiques, it’s the perfect place to be fleeced, ops cuddled. If even Cara Delevingne shaved her head, who are we to say no?
Address: Cala Jondal, s/n, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
3)It is on the seafront promenade of Marina Botafoch, Lío looks onto the port of Ibiza and the view onto the historic center of Dalt Vila is astonishing. It was known as El Divino, nowadays Lío is part of the lobby created by the Pacha group and so is able to mix sophisticated food, art, live music and clubbing. Year by year, the shows over the walkable pool cover become more beautiful, directly proportional to the check at the end of your meal. But if you are straight, single and want to find a girl for the night or for the entire holiday it is the best place to approach.
Address: Puerto Deportivo Marina Ibiza, Passeig Joan Carles I, 1, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
4) Dc10, the Circoloco, its name metaphorically contains everything we can say about it. These are the only #happymondays that I know: you wake up and feel a different energy even if you danced until 7 a.m. at Pacha enjoying the music of DJ Solomun. It’s the only club where tables, small tables or patio furniture don’t exist. The costs of the tables for openings/closings fluctuate between 10.000 and 30.000 euros and at the same price you could buy Ikea furniture for a three-room apartment or a living room by Natuzzi, here you spend 50 euros and we are all equal. You can sweat close to Kendall Kenner and breath the same air of Riccardo Tisci or even queue at the bar with Stefano Gabbana.
The coolest moment? While the lineups with the best DJs play loud, the planes fly over the terrace and in this case, you can really say: Circoloco #makesmefly more than Rovazzi feat. Gianni Morandi.
Address: Diseminado es Moli, 9448, 07818 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Islas Baleares, Spain
5) Hacienda na Xamena, is the place to reborn between the sea and the sky. It’s the locus amoenus where to live an ascetic life like Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet after crazy days in Ibiza. In addition to the facility, the service, the position, etc., the most magic thing is the Spa, called las cascadas suspendidas. You will feel like suspended over the water and enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Ibiza. You should bring the person you love where the sun dives to set into the sea framed by the rocks. It’s the best way to seal your love, more than a ring by Boucheron (almost). Don’t make my same mistake, it is one of my biggest regrets, PROBABLY the only one I had after my holidays in Ibiza.
Address: Na Xamena, s/n, 07815 San Miguel, Islas Baleares, Spain