Ibiza in September. I wore big sunglasses, bikinis, sandals, and shorts almost every day. The streets aren’t as hot or as busy as the summer months and you will find lower rates on accommodations. it was the best place for a girls weekend getaway! And just to be clear, the only pill this girl took in Ibiza was an Advil and I’m okay with that!
Stop and Take In the Views
Don’t pass up a moment to feel like you’re on top of the world! A major benefit of renting a car, we were able to pull over, be amazed and then get back to our jam sessions. As we drove along the coast, Cala Vedella and Cala Comte were two of my favorite spots to snap some amazing pictures and have a little snack.
Best Place for Lunch
When we needed a place to recharge after a night of dancing, Amante Ibiza was the place to be. We called ahead to make a reservation, rocked our favorite sundress, and enjoyed lunch by the sea. Spanish cuisine, strong coffee, stronger cocktails, warm sun, deep tissue massage, cute waiters, you name it. This place has it! Amante Ibiza is perfect for a bunch of girls needing some TLC. We could have literally spent all day there. Pack your swimsuit just in case you’re feeling spontaneous! The moment that sealed the deal for me was when the staff made our birthday girl felt extra-special by bringing out a complimentary dessert with a candle. This thoughtful gesture had her smiling ear-to-ear and I was so happy to be enjoying this time with my friends. Amante is a place I will forever dream of returning to.
More Sunsets, Please!
When looking for a memorable place to watch the sun go down, my absolute favorite spot was Es Vendra Rock. It was peaceful, breezy, and the view was breathtaking. I’m not one for crowded beaches and photobombers so we passed on Café del Mar this time and found our way to this magical place in the southern tip of the island. Wine, snacks, a blanket and my friends were all I needed to make this a time I’ll treasure forever. We reflected on the day, laughed, took the must have insta-selfies and relaxed before taking on the nightlife.
No Shame in the Pre-game
Our goal was to have an amazing time, dance all night and watch the sunrise every morning! How you ask? We downloaded the “TG Ibiza” app and were able to read details on different parties we wanted to go and bought our tickets ahead of time. There are also plenty of vendors throughout the city, so you can buy tickets from them too for the same price. Entry fees ranged from 20-80 Euros and the average drink was 20 Euros so unless you plan on making it rain at the club, it’s best to do a bit of pregaming. Our nightly mini-bar consisted of vodka-Fanta Orange, strawberry gin and Sprite, or vodka-Redbull. There’s no shame in my pre-game. We saw the sunrise - shoes and dignity in hand - every morning before going home.
When the sun goes down, the sound goes up!
Ibiza is known for its EDM/House Music scene, but it was our first night out and my friends and I were in the mood for Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. We bought our tickets from a street vendor, paid a 20 Euro entry fee and marched into Privilege ready to dance. It was not the typical body-to-body, underground, rave were thinking it would be. We were a bit skeptical walking in, but after a few songs we realized all we needed were each other and good music. When the clock struck 6 AM we piled in the car and our adventure continued in search for the sunrise. We took the best wrong turn and stumbled upon a hidden gem: Cala San Vicente. At the north point of the island, Cala San Vicente, was waiting for us. Snuggled on the beach with my girlfriends, toes in the sand, eyeliner gone, yawning and laughing the whole time as the sun came up - cue the GROUP HUG!
One evening we wanted somewhere special to celebrate my friend’s 21st birthday and found Hi-Ibiza. The large patio, good crowd, and the lights made it a worth staying and having a few tequila shots. We scoped out the place and found the party spot for the night. We learned then that anything goes when it comes to expressing yourself with your outfit. Bikini top and boots? Done. Fishnets and leather bra. Check. Army pants and flip-flops? You go girl! We loved meeting so many different people and it made for an amazing night!
It is our last chance for romance in Ibiza so we went for the FULL MONTY! Kygo’s closing party at Ushuaïa Beach Club & Hotel. Huge crowd, glow bracelets, laser lights, smoke and fireworks! We walked around the venue, had a few drinks with kind souls and found our way to the middle of the mosh-pit. This is it! That Ibiza party we’ve seen in movies and dreamed about. To be honest our feet were hurting and so tired from the lack of sleep but we didn’t care. We pushed through the crowds and danced like no one was watching. Side Note: I sat down to rest my feet for a second only to see they were giving massages in the VIP section. Help me, I’m poor. Anyways, once back in the crowd I was so proud to see my friend on top of some guy’s shoulder singing her heart out. You go girl! The party ended at midnight so we left and contemplated where to go next. Then, someone said those 3 words: I AM HUNGRY. We opted for McDonald’s drive-thru and took ourselves home for munchies on our patio. Monty is a bit disappointed but we were more than satisfied.
The Island of Formentera
It is our last full day in Ibiza and we couldn’t wait to see the island of Formentera. Two words: PINK SAND. For only 20 Euros and an hour ferry ride we were in another paradise. However, from getting caught in a storm on the ferry to “trying” to learn how to drive manual on an island in a foreign country, everything was going wrong! We were delirious and uncontrollably laughing at this point. We ended up renting bikes for 8 euros and rode 20 minutes to Illetes beach to see the pink sand and have lunch. During all the commotion and a bumpy bike ride, my friend’s tuna salad spilled in her purse. Tuna was everywhere! In her make-up bushes, on her passport, everywhere! Y’all, it is time to go home!
Bye for Now
Our last day was full of stress and laughter but I wouldn’t change any part of the trip. We boarded the plane with smiles and tuna still in my friend’s purse! Like most, we were only there for a weekend and it is impossible to go everywhere, but stop stressing trying to see everything! The way to having the best time in Ibiza is going with the flow, laughing with your friends and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Traveling alone has been the scariest, most liberating, and life-changing experience of my life, so I thought I would document it. My blog is named Table For 1 to inspire others to lose the fear of being alone and to get rid of any self-doubt. You deserve anything and everything you work hard for.