However, like I mentioned in my previous post I am a big believer in taking a balanced approach to health and fitness and there is no way that I could go to Ibiza without experiencing their world famous clubs. One of the highlights of the holiday was dancing the night away to David Guetta at Ushuaia with my brother.
Overall though the week was mainly spent relaxing, eating delicious food and discovering the island. I took the opportunity to discover as many healthy eateries as I could and despite what you may think Ibiza has a lot to offer!
My top 3 places to eat:
- Passion Cafe: There are multiple Passion Cafes around the island and I was fortunate to visit two of them; one in Playa d’en Bossa (where I was staying) as well as their branch in Santa Eulalia. The menu changes slightly depending on which one you are visiting, but in general they offer delicious, fresh and healthy food and have something for everyone. This made it the perfect choice to visit with my family, as I could enjoy a delicious wholesome salad, whilst my brother tucked into the chicken pasta after asking the waiter if it was ‘bigger’ than the burger. They also have a fridge stocked full of goodness that you can take home with you. I devoured their raw balls as my afternoon snack one day, and purchased their ‘Rawnola’, which I had for breakfast almost every morning.
- Bio Bites: Another restaurant with an abundance of fresh and healthy options, ranging from delicious salads and mezze boards, to one of my personal favourite combinations: rye bread with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. What makes this place stand out though apart from the impeccable food is the location. It’s situated on the Marina Botafoch providing breathtaking views of the harbour and the old town.
- Santos: This is located right on Playa d’en Bossa beach and has stunning views of the ocean. It has a classy yet relaxed atmosphere with a DJ booth and pool in the centre of the restaurant. I had one of my favourite meals of the entire holiday here; a quinoa salad with mixed vegetables and grilled chicken. This is something I make a lot at home so I thought I knew what to expect, but the flavours they used were amazing and completely blew me away.
Apart from eating amazing food we also tried out a few activities that have been on my bucket list for a while now. I think holidays are the perfect time to get creative with your exercise routine and do things that you usually don’t have the opportunity or time to do!
My top 3 things to do:
- SUP (Stand Up Padde Boarding): I tried this out with my brother thanks to the Aloha SUP School. I found the team here really friendly and supportive and would definitely recommend them if you are interested in giving this a go! I was surprised by how challenging this sport is, you really do get a full body workout in, as you use almost every muscle. It’s particularly good for training your core as you work to stabilize yourself on the board. I even attempted some SUP yoga at the end of my session, and managed to get into a wheel position.
- Morning Yoga: I went to the Amante Beach Club where I had the most enjoyable yoga session that I have ever done. The location was phenomenal, nothing can beat getting into a downward dog whilst the sun rises above the mountains and you can hear the sound of the waves lapping against the shore just below you. Yoga isn’t something that I usually do and it felt great to do something different. I felt much more relaxed after the session and felt that it really helped to stretch out my muscles. We then got to tuck into a delicious healthy buffet; think juices, whole wheat breads, eggs and a vast array of fresh fruit!
- Cliff jumping and swimming in Cala Salada: I couldn’t write a blog post about Ibiza and not mention Cala Salada! It was hands down my favourite place and somewhere I would definitely recommend visiting! This spot was full of locals enjoying the stunning scenery and the most beautiful, clear water on the island. Although I was hesitant at the idea of cliff jumping at first, there were absolutely no rocks to be careful of when jumping in and it was fairly easy to climb out and do it all again. This was one of the highlights of my trip by far!