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What to do in Ibiza in 3 days: the best things to do in San Antonio Bay

All you need to know for a long weekend in Ibiza

Lauren Connolly

As a party getaway Ibiza needs little introduction. It has been at the forefront of Europe’s dance music and clubbing scene for at least 25 years now, making its super-clubs and bars legendary. Almost every celebrity has spent a summer break on the Ibizan sand at some point, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kate Moss, and if you want to holiday like a celeb - here’s how to explore Ibiza’s San Antonio in 72 hours.

1st day

Morning: Exploring boutique hotel Las Mimosas

San Antonio Bay is the hub of the action in Ibiza, and the home of the brand new 4* boutique hotel Las Mimosas. Located only 3km from the centre, it’s a quiet oasis of peace and tranquility on the bustling party island. If you are looking to enjoy the sun and the sea, the hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beaches of Es Pouet or Pinet Playa, and a 15 minute drive to Cala Bassa and Cala Conta.

Las Mimosas is a family-orientated hotel, it was completely renovated by the Anadon family, who are most well-known for Ibiza’s famous sunset spot, Café Mambo. Their sons Christian and Alan (known as DJs Mambo Brothers) spent a lot of time when they were growing up at the original Las Mimosas, often visiting for breakfast with their grandparents. When the previous owners decided to retire, it seemed like a perfect opportunity for the Anadon’s to take on a new project and create something special in a place that holds so many great memories.

Afternoon: Sunset dinner at Café Mambo

Café Mambo is an essential stop if your holidaying in Ibiza, nestled in the centre of what has become known as the sunset strip in San Antonio. Located only 10 minutes away from Las Mimosas by car, it is the place to be to enjoy the island’s jaw dropping sunsets and parties. Attracting the likes of Paris Hilton to Coleen Rooney there's no questioning why its been awarded ‘Best Bar in Ibiza’ on countless occasions. The venue has played host to many DJ legends over the years such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta and Bob Sinclair, so check who’s performing before you visit. Arrive around 7pm to get a good spot before sunset to soak up the atmosphere, recommended with a Mambo strawberry daiquiri in hand.

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Evening: Pacha nightclub

Pacha is inextricably linked with Ibiza - as a result, it's a club that's held dearly in the affections of locals and a must visit if your making your Ibiza debut. Pacha Ibiza is the place where you would like to be seen or if you would rather... never be found. Best known for House Music, but it embodies five different rooms incorporating other musical styles. The Main Room hosts the best international DJs and parties and features unimaginable performances. Make sure you get some fresh air now and then upstairs on the Roof Terrace to enjoy the lounge music, cocktails, the moon and the stars!

2nd Day:

Lunch: Tacos and Margaritas at Palapa

For lunch visit Palapa. With a privileged location overlooking the port of San Antonio and directly across from the famous Egg Monument, Palapa is an ideal meeting place and convenient stop as we found if you’re waiting for your sunset cruise. It’s open all year round and offers a menu inspired by the street food of Mexico. Soft shell tacos are the house specialty along with the Jose Cuervo frozen margarita, made with the only Jose Cuervo ‘slush’ machine on the island.

Afternoon: Cruise tour with sunset boats

If you’re not one for clubbing, hiring a boat is perfect during the day to explore what the beautiful island has to offer. Sunset Boats Ibiza is a new boat charter company in San Antonio, and offers the best experience in power boats in the Mediterranean Sea! With quality drinks, luxury soft mocha upholstery, dark tinted screens and even a toilet. You just have to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride or to cool down use the snorkeling equipment and inflatables on board to explore the hidden coves in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean. Watch out though for any possible celebrities as you pass the many mega yachts anchored at sea.

Evening: Dinner at Villa Mercedes with live music.

This converted Villa built in 1901 is the perfect location for an elegant Mediterranean dining experience. With a fusion menu and polished service the once simple villa is now a stylish and elegant restaurant of the highest caliber. There’s an outdoor cocktail bar where you can enjoy live music, (acoustic sets), and a large chill out area views overlooking the Marina in San Antonio, perfect for an al fresco dining experience.

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3rd Day:

Relaxing in the spa

Make sure you find time to recoup especially after partying. If you’re staying at Las Mimosas you can spend the day relaxing on the Balinese beds by the pool, with tranquil music playing it’s the perfect place to disconnect before a flight home. There’s also an intimate spa, which offers a range of specially created treatments at an extra cost.

Where to stay in Ibiza

Las Mimosas: For a four-star hotel in the heart of Ibiza, you won't be disappointed. This hotel has 11 junior suites and 6 suites, with a Mediterranean-inspired decoration. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, and a terrace with pool or sea views. Prices for a Junior Suite start from £190 per night based on two people. For more information and to book, visit http://www.lasmimosasibiza.com

How to get to Ibiza

There are non-stop flights from airports across London each day, while flights are also available from Birmingham, Manchester, and Norwich. The flight time is typically 2hr 30 and budget tickets are available with airline Jet2.

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