The event planner and DJ is the ultimate guide for your Ibiza getaway.

This week, Sarah Hardan (@sarahardan), the stylish event planner and DJ, shares her Ibiza travel guide with KHAMSA. As someone who lives life to the fullest and regularly travels to Ibiza, there’s no one better than Hardan to provide you with the itinerary. Enjoy an absolutely thrilling time with Hardan as he shares the hottest spots to visit throughout your day and night in this paradise. If you are looking for an electrifying night or a peaceful morning, she’s got you covered.

As a bonus, Hardan couldn’t resist sharing a special playlist to accompany your Ibiza adventure.

Top must-visit food spots in Ibiza?

For Breakfast, I love Passion; it has fresh options with re-energising shots and smoothies full of goodness, perfect for rebalancing a night out. 

Also, for breakfast, Terra Masia for farm-to-table authentic food and a calm experience.

Es Boldado for lunch with my favourite Sangria and a island view.

Los Enamorados for an Eclectic experience!  

Zitya, has a beautiful outdoor garden and amazing Mediterranean/ Greek bites and cocktails. 

Jul’s is also a cool place for dinner; it has a mix of a modern/bohemian vibe.

Es Torrent with a beautiful swim and amazing Paella. 

Best places for shopping?

I love to shop from the small stores that you find at the beaches, and restaurants such as the store at Sunset Ashram, Jul’s , La Paloma…also at Ibiza town, some of my favourites would be Taar Willoughby, Ikinita, Gimaguas, Zizanie,TomTom, and Jeffrey’s for men.

You can also visit the Hippy Markets of the island, such as Las Dalias or Benniras. 

Must-visit cultural spots?

Besides the obvious Ibiza Castle in the old town, you can visit Pikes for a drink or a party; it’s an iconic Ibiza institution, a 25 rooms hotel known for its rock and roll history, where Freddy Mercury celebrated his infamous 40th birthday! 

And most importantly, magical Es Vedra , you can get next to it by boat and take a dip in all the magical caves around it. 

Underrated places?

Sa Trinxa Beach has an amazing atmosphere with good music and vibe.

What should you avoid?

I believe this is a very subjective thing, but my husband and I stopped doing the commercial parties in big format clubs, as we believe it kills our days the next day, we love the days in Ibiza more than the nights, and we love sunsets and cosy dinners and drinks with friends. And if we want to party, it’s either at private parties or at Circoloco on Mondays (if we like the lineup) 

Must-pack items? (clothes, skincare…up to you)

Light and colourful silk or linen clothing, swimsuit bottoms ;), Hair oils, skin moisturisers, comfortable sandals, and electrolytes. 

Any tips and tricks to tackle Ibiza and its traffic?

Make sure you rent a small car cause taxis are available but not easy to secure at all times. We always rent a convertible, which gives us a better drive and view of the island. 

Bonus:

A very important one! Ibiza Playlist! 

Summer in Ibiza: 
Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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