As the face of MedSpa Ibiza – and more importantly, a long-term Ibiza resident – our founder Nina Peter-Väth is constantly asked for her island recommendations, from clients and friends alike, with the number one question asked being, ‘What’s your favourite beach?’
Like most Ibiza dwellers, Nina says it is impossible to choose just one beach, when the island’s stunning coastline is peppered with so many amazing seaside locations – each one different from the next. Here she narrows it down to three of her favourite locations.
Cala Bassa: This stunning long stretch of golden sand on the island’s west coast gets Nina’s vote on the tail end of the season. “I love Cala Bassa in June and September,” she says, citing its crystal clear water as her inspiration for visiting. ”There aren’t too many people around and it’s ideal for to go with my son.” With plenty of easily accessible parking, a beach club boasting three different restaurant spaces plus water sports and hiking trails nearby, it’s a great family-friendly location, with some pretty spectacular sunsets too.
BEACHOUSE Ibiza at Playa d’en Bossa: The recently revamped beach of Playa d’en Bossa has always been popular with tourists, but it was the introduction of the chic beach club BEACHOUSE Ibiza that inspired Nina to start spending time on the island’s south coast throughout summer. “The menu is so diverse and the food is sublime,” she says of her favourite Bossa lunch spot. “They also serve the best coconut mojitos!” Nina recommends Sundays at the beach club, as a party atmosphere picks up as day turns to night, with some of the world’s best DJs behind the decks – an authentic, feet in the sand Ibiza party experience.
Cala Xuclar: When the island is at full capacity and the urge to retreat from the world strikes her, Nina heads north to the secluded, secretive and oh-so relaxing beach of Cala Xuclar – a true local’s secret, where there is blissfully no mobile phone reception! “I love to hide on this hidden little beach,” she admits. ”I just lie on the rocks and disappear from everything for a while.” Despite its diminutive size, Cala Xuclar is serviced by a quaint little chiringuito, serving up fabulous freshly caught fish and Ibicenco basics. It’s not much, but it’s all you need until you have to return to reality.