This guest post is from our UK contributor Julia of Stylonylon.
Any excuse is a good one to visit the magical island of Ibiza – and a beach wedding has to be one of the best. No closing parties and superclubs for us, this trip has been all about soaking up the most beautiful parts of the island. It’s said there is a special energy in Ibiza – a combination of the energy hotspot of the Es Vedra rock and high levels of quartz in the soil which helps with healing, channeling and harmonizing energies.
I love meeting people who come to the island, not for the superstar DJs and club scene, but for the exquisite cove beaches, sapphire blue water, boutique agro-turismo B&Bs and unique restaurants. Our trip has just been a few days but I’ve loved every minute and I wanted to show you my photo diary to give you a little introduction to the island!
Ibiza is home to many beautiful white villas (often old quintas) and we’ve been staying with friends at their lovely new Ibiza place near San Lorenzo in the middle of the island. Lazy mornings, lounging around by the pool and kicking back in hammocks has been the perfect way to embrace the Ibiza vibe.
Old friends saying their vows on one of the most beautiful Ibiza beaches Cala Xuclar will go down as one of my favourite Ibiza memories. Barefooted perfection and champagne on the sand made for one of the coolest wedding ceremonies I’ve ever been to. Details like LOVE spelt out on the rocks and a dressing table on the sand are ones I won’t ever forget.
One of the island’s best-loved restaurants, La Paloma in San Lorenzo serves up delicious Mediterranean lunches and dinners. After a wonderful evening with the wedding party – a menu of seafood risottos and mouth-watering tuna starters – we returned for a laid-back lunch of hummus and bread, goat’s cheese salad and burgers. The lime tree groves, kids play area, and shabby chic tables made me want to stay forever!
Even though it’s the beginning of October, it’s perfect sunbathing weather and we hit the beach at the end of day for swimming and pizza. Ibiza has so many beautiful beaches (often clothing optional!) and this is one of my favourites – the secluded bay of Bennirás with its pebbly sand in the north of the island near San Miguel. One of the best things about it is the spontaneous drumming evenings when anyone can join in to ‘drum down the sunset’.
A sunset view from the stunning Casa La Vista where the wedding party danced the night away by the pool in sequins and headdresses. Only in Ibiza! I hope you enjoyed the photos and if you’re thinking of making a visit, there’s lots of lovely places to go and stay in this guide I helped write.
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