Aaa my last holiday of freedom…
It was confirmed quite early that I wanted to go on a ‘BABYMOON‘ as I felt it was really important to first of all spend time just the two of us and also to try and get some rest. You are probably all thinking I have been away LOADS this year (which I have…but they were hen dos) not the most relaxing when your pregnant. I really wanted to go back to IBIZA again, it’s the third time I have been since being pregnant however I wanted to explore a different side of the island this time round…
We stayed at ‘HOTEL ANFORA’ which was in the Es Canar area, I wouldn’t actually stay in this area again and would stay in Santa Eulalia (which is only ten minutes away) as we found pretty much ALL the restaurants were very British and sports bar esque which wasn’t exactly the vibe I was going for!
The hotel however was fabulous, I couldn’t fault it. The décor was gorgeous too + was very Ibiza, lots of beige + white, macramé, wood, wicker + palm prints.
MY IBIZA MUST DO’S + SEES.
LAS DALIAS NIGHT MARKET
We spent an evening here and the atmosphere was really chilled. There were lots of stalls to look at, musicians to see, food to eat etc. It’s definitely a must see although I much preferred the original ‘HIPPY MARKET’ which I will mention later.
I have been to Ibiza town previously but trying to shop was like being on supermarket sweep and I was on a tight time frame. I spent a whole afternoon trawling through all the gorgeous boutiques + got some AMAZING bits. I could have spent a week just doing that. My favourite purchase had to be my handmade pink POM POM slippers from a really cool brand called Jeffrey’s Ibiza. There’s SO much to look at in each store and you literally don’t want to miss anything, I was giddy with excitement!
If you are someone that loves the beach + sea, you cannot come to Ibiza without a trip to Formentera. Crystal clear waters + white sand, it is an absolute DREAM. We hired bikes once we’d got off the ferry (I was not impressed), I probably hadn’t ridden a bike in about ten years + wobbly was an understatement. The trauma of nearly mowing down this poor man was the perfect excuse to have a glass of sangria so it wasn’t all bad.
THE HIPPY MARKET
The one good thing about the Es Canar area is that it is home to the original hippy market. This has been on my must see list having seen it so much on Instagram and it’s on every Wednesday.
There are hundreds of stalls and it’s a bit of a maze so give yourself a couple of hours! I was exhausted after walking round and had to keep having sit downs due to my delightful burning pelvic pain I’ve had since being pregnant but there was no way I wasn’t going to rifle through every single stall. The stalls are a real mix of clothing, jewellery, homeware and there’s also quite a lot of vintage. I fell in love with this one stall which had racks and racks of vintage broderie anglaise + cotton dresses, unfortunately I couldn’t buy anything as the vintage clothing can be pretty pricey. I’ll know for next time though!
Santa Eulalia is a really lovely area with loads to see and do, this was generally our go to place for food in the evenings as there was much more variety – we had tapas, indian, seafood etc. there’s tons of choice.
Oh yes. THAT restaurant on Pinterest that we ALL have on our boards right!? It’s definitely been on mine for a good few years + I couldn’t wait to actually visit. I pre-booked as it can get quite booked up in advance. Sa Punta Ibiza actually has three restaurants but Patchwork is the one that caught my eye most and I also LOVE Lebanese cuisine. We booked to eat just before sunset which was perfect as the views are BEAUTIFUL but they are also open at lunch times too.
I can’t wait to go back next year + explore this beautiful island with my bohemian baby in tow.
PEACE, LOVE + COCONUTS.