The fashion crowd has already been gravitating to Six Senses this summer, where Loewe recently threw a party to celebrate its ongoing collaboration with the island’s original bohemian boutique, Paula’s Ibiza. (Incidentally, Net-a-porter.com has seen searches for Loewe X Paula’s Ibiza pieces spike by 130 per cent since April alone, so expect to see plenty of those basket bags and colour-block espadrilles on a lounger near you.) But the real jewel in the resort’s crown? The spa, which Vogue’s European beauty and wellness director Jessica Diner name-checks as the best on the island. Its visiting practitioners include osteopath and acupuncturist Boniface Verney-Carron (who also happens to be Mr Arizona Muse), and breathwork expert Sapphire Leena, who was born and bred on the island. Explore the organic gardens after your massage and sea salt scrub – or just bliss out on one of the plush daybeds.
As places to spend some quality time with your summer reading list go, they don’t get much better than Amante, near Cala Llonga. Book a lounger ahead of time and arrive early to get a good spot overlooking the stunning cove. Staff will be on hand to top up your rosé, so the only reason to move is for a dip.
Poppy Kain recommends seeking out Cala Carbo, a hidden beach that’s home to two good restaurants, one more casual than the other. “Same owner, same fish,” says Poppy. “The difference at the cheaper restaurant is that you sit on plastic chairs – but the menu is basically the same. Have a long lunch, go for a swim, and watch a pink sunset from here.”
If you’re making a day of it, pack a towel in your beach bag and hop on the ferry for the 30-minute trip to the island of Formentera (or better yet, charter your own boat – the Sir Hotel group’s 60ft Sir boat can accommodate groups of up to 12 people, and can be hired for the day for €4,000 in high season), a bohemian baby sister to glitzy Ibiza. Hire a bike once you get there to explore the glorious beaches – the almost Maldivian white sand of spots like Migjorn and Llevant put even Ibiza’s gorgeous coastline in the shade. When lunchtime rolls around, skip the famous but underwhelming Juan y Andrea (unless you’re on the hunt for an A-list sighting – virtually guaranteed on this terrace), and book a table at Beso Beach instead.
Poppy’s other tip? La Galeria Elafante in Santa Gertrudis, “a beautiful treasure trove of global beauty, with different rooms filled with decorations and pieces from around the world, from Indonesia to Guatemala. This is my favourite place to shop and hang out,” Poppy says.
And if you’re in need a special outfit for a night out, make a beeline for Annie’s Ibiza in the Old Town, where Kate and Lila shop for designer vintage on family holidays. “It’s easy to lose hours rifling through the precious vintage dresses, as well as new season pieces selected by founder Annie Doble,” says British Vogue’s digital fashion writer Alice Cary. “When she’s not travelling, Doble is on hand to help you choose between sparkly Area looks, vintage slips and her own line of corseted minidresses. Some nights it’s open until the small hours, which is perfect in a fashion emergency – like when you make the spontaneous decision to hit the club.”
Thought arriving by private jet was strictly for the one per cent? Not any more. Aero is a self-styled “semi-private” jet service operating between London and Ibiza. (And between Ibiza and Mykonos, if you’re really pushing the boat out.) Rather than having the plane all to yourself, and taking off at the time of your choosing, the flights are scheduled, and you’ll share the 16-seater with other small groups. With passengers paying from £990 per seat each way, it’s still a big financial leap from an economy airline ticket, but certainly more affordable than the £30,000 it would cost to charter your own PJ, Kardashian-style. Plus: no queues, no threat of lost luggage, and the on-board products are by Dr Barbara Sturm. The stylish way to avoid airport chaos.