The north coast of Ibiza is truly beautiful with little hidden beaches and a landscape similar to that of Mallorca and some parts of Provence. You meet less tourists here and more of the local people or expats who have settled in with the locals. People are friendly, there is a positive vibe, that can’t be missed. It is highly recommended to rent a car and go exploring those hidden areas.
We stayed in the middle of the island in a villa outside the very trendy Santa Gertrudis. In this small town you can find hip shops and restaurants. Santa Gertrudis has a lot of international people who have settled down, since there is an international school. In the middle of the town there is a big playground for small children, which makes the town children friendly at the same time.
One day we visited a stunning resort called La Granja. This place is truly unique .
Wildly enveloped by the pastoral verdure of Ibiza’s heartland, La Granja is a 10-hectare farmstead, featuring 20 tiered acres of pine and citrus forests and fertile gardens, overseen by a master farmer and an all-knowing pig. In collaboration with the Ibiza Preservation Fund (IPF), La Granja aims to preserve the natural beauty of the island through local initiatives and programs supporting organic farming. Here, among the heady scents of ficus and figs, is the real Ibiza. The one untouched by time and tourism, the one of rambling roads, brooding mountains and peerless ocean vistas.
The food in the restaurant is simply gorgeous including the organic wine. The staff were very welcoming and when a woman in our group asked for a few more flowers to eat from their impressive garden, we got a big basket full of these delicious flowers. The outdoor kitchen and eating area was very inviting with a relaxed and very casual atmosphere.
This place is on my dream list for places to stay in the future.