The Insider’s Guide to Ibiza

For an Unforgettable Autumn-Winter Visit

The Insider’s Guide to Ibiza

For an Unforgettable Autumn-Winter Visit

Ibiza Hike Station

Ibiza has always been close to our hearts. So it’s very special for us to see Beauty Disrupted’s consciously crafted products at some of the island’s finest hotels and retailers. To celebrate, we’ve created the ultimate insider’s guide to the White Isle.

Compiled by writer and editor Nicola Corfield, who’s lived in Ibiza since 2014, our insider’s guide showcases the local people and places we love. From gastronomy to nightlife, arts, wellness and more, discover the lowdown on Ibiza’s hotspots and under-the-radar gems.

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

Cala Saladeta ©Benn Pinto

Ibiza Hike Station

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

Cala Saladeta ©Benn Pinto

Refuge, paradise, playground – Ibiza is many things to many people. This tiny Mediterranean island has enchanted diverse visitors for millennia. Ibiza is now home to a cosmopolitan community of creatives, visionaries and pioneers in the fields of design, wellness and sustainability, who are all defining a new way of living.

While many think of Ibiza as a summer island, it’s an extraordinary destination at every time of the year. Fewer crowds, balmy weather and a still-buzzing atmosphere make autumn a favorite for insiders, while winter has a unique tranquility. Here, we share our insights into the people and places that make the island so special.

Colors of the Balearic Sea, by Six Senses Ibiza

Colors of the Balearic Sea, by Six Senses Ibiza

Beaches

Ibiza’s natural beauty is breathtaking. With warm temperatures and fewer visitors, autumn-winter is an ideal time to enjoy the island’s tranquil bays and hike around the wild coastline. This season also boasts the most spectacular sunsets, with dramatic cloud-streaked skies.

Under-the-radar coastal picks include Es Calonet, a tiny cove with turquoise waters surrounded by fishing huts. Set in the island’s south-west, this peaceful bay is a favorite with local families, who gather to enjoy meals on the embarcaderos.

Es Calonet ©Benn Pinto

Es Calonet ©Benn Pinto

Just along the coast is Cala Saladeta, a dreamy haven that’s a short climb across from its larger twin cove, Cala Salada. Framed by rocky headlands, the calm, transparent waters of this naturally protected bay feel like a sea-pool.

Islanders also love Punta Galera, a spectacular site with large flat stone formations jutting out from the cliffs that are perfect for sunbathing. Dive off the stones into sparkling waters and take a snorkel to explore the surrounding rock pools.

Further north, don’t miss S’Illot des Rencli, with its ruggedly beautiful coves and unusual eroded rock structures, and the neighboring Cala Xarraca, a picturesque beach with azure waters and a sandy shoreline. A busy summer spot, Xarraca comes into its own in the quieter season.

Just along the coast is Cala Saladeta, a dreamy haven that’s a short climb across from its larger twin cove, Cala Salada. Framed by rocky headlands, the calm, transparent waters of this naturally protected bay feel like a sea-pool.

Cala Saladeta ©Benn Pinto

Islanders also love Punta Galera, a spectacular site with large flat stone formations jutting out from the cliffs that are perfect for sunbathing. Dive off the stones into sparkling waters and take a snorkel to explore the surrounding rock pools.

Further north, don’t miss S’Illot des Rencli, with its ruggedly beautiful coves and unusual eroded rock structures, and the neighboring Cala Xarraca, a picturesque beach with azure waters and a sandy shoreline. A busy summer spot, Xarraca comes into its own in the quieter season.

Cala Xarraca ©Benn Pinto

Cala Xarraca ©Benn Pinto

Cala Saladeta ©Benn Pinto

If you’re feeling adventurous, head to Sa Pedrera de Cala d’Hort, better known by islanders as Atlantis, a former coastal quarry that provided stone for the walls of Ibiza’s historic Old Town, Dalt Vila. With asymmetrical walls left by cuts in the rock and angular seawater pools, it has a sculptural, otherworldly quality. Reach it by sailboat, or scramble down the steep path – it’s worth the trek back up. Round it off with a visit to Torre des Savinar, an 18th-century watchtower set on the cliffside above, where you can enjoy a magical sunset overlooking the neighboring island of Es Vedrá, a site steeped in local myths and legends.

Cala San Vicente ©Benn Pinto

Cala San Vicente ©Benn Pinto

Restaurants

From five-star fine dining to relaxed bites, Ibiza’s gastronomy covers all tastes. Standout venues include Experimental Beach Ibiza, an ultra-chic beach club and restaurant by the Las Salinas salt reserve from the renowned Experimental Group. From laid-back lunches to sunsets and beyond, this dreamy spot offers Balearic-inspired cuisine, exquisite cocktails and a vibrant ambiance with live DJs.

Relaxed luxury is also in plentiful supply at the beach restaurant Jondal. Here, the extraordinary skill of chef Rafael Zafra – formerly head chef of Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli – and a picturesque setting draw island insiders and A-listers alike.

Ibiza Food Studio Taller Sa Penya ©Daniel Balda

Ibiza Food Studio Taller Sa Penya ©Daniel Balda

Inland, Ibiza’s farm-to-table scene is gathering pace, with stellar venues that offer a fresh take on sustainable gastronomy. In the cobbled former fishermen’s quarter of Dalt Vila, don’t miss Ibiza Food Studio’s Taller Sa Penya. Created by Noma alumnus Boris Buono, its ‘glocal’ cuisine combines Scandinavian and Mediterranean influences with premium global products for an inventive take on Ibiza’s local produce.

Look out also for the newly launched Juntos House in the rural village of San Mateo. Set in an ancient finca, this beautiful restaurant is part of a far-reaching regenerative project that comprises 70 hectares of farmland, sustainable food products and an artisanal boutique. Delicious dishes, including superb vegan and vegetarian options, are crafted with products from its own land and other local suppliers, for farm-to-fork dining with a contemporary twist.

Juntos House

Close by in San Lorenzo, head to restaurant and natural wine bar Casa Lhasa. This pretty spot has gained a name among islanders for its colorful seasonal menu, using ingredients sourced from nearby farms, and an impressive array of organic and low-intervention wines.

On the island’s northern tip, visit The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza, a hip new dining, music and entertainment venue showcasing some of the island’s top creative talent. Its stylish restaurant combines carefully sourced Ibiza produce with Latin American-inspired flavors. There’s also a 20-seater Bar Secreto, while occasional live music performances and DJ sets make for spirited energy late into the evening. Check online for restaurants’ autumn-winter opening schedules.

Juntos Farm

Juntos Farm

Wellness

Ibiza’s wellness scene has blossomed in recent years, and the island is now as well known for its healthy vibes as its hedonistic side. In the idyllic setting of Balàfia, a historic rural village near the town of San Lorenzo, head to Oinni Garden. Part of the Can Quince de Balafia hotel estate, but open to visitors, this enchanting enclosed garden offers everything from yoga to qi gong, breathwork, dance and live music. With a wooden deck surrounded by wild greenery, it’s a transportive experience.

Oinni Garden ©Vincent Meurin

Oinni Garden ©Vincent Meurin

Ibiza Hike Station

For a premium take on health and fitness, look out for personal training by Tom Bevan, one of the island’s most sought-after fitness coaches. Inspired by a passion for nature, Bevan also curates Re Earth experiences and retreats. From movement to ceramics workshops, beekeeping and regenerative agriculture classes, these grounding activities help you reconnect to the earth and balance mind, body and soul.

For a fresh perspective, take to the waves for a stand-up paddle-boarding session with Paddle Ibiza. From SUP yoga to sunset tours, explore crystal-clear waters, hidden caves and deserted coves accessible only by sea, while toning muscles and releasing tension.

Continue the natural highs on a walking adventure with Ibiza Hike Station, founded by Swiss-born Manuel Ehrensperger, who knows the island’s wildest and most hidden spots. Take in dramatic views of pine-clad forests and jagged coastlines as you discover Ibiza’s best-kept secrets, from old fishermen’s trails to untouched rural sites.

For a premium take on health and fitness, look out for personal training by Tom Bevan, one of the island’s most sought-after fitness coaches. Inspired by a passion for nature, Bevan also curates Re Earth experiences and retreats. From movement to ceramics workshops, beekeeping and regenerative agriculture classes, these grounding activities help you reconnect to the earth and balance mind, body and soul.

For a fresh perspective, take to the waves for a stand-up paddle-boarding session with Paddle Ibiza. From SUP yoga to sunset tours, explore crystal-clear waters, hidden caves and deserted coves accessible only by sea, while toning muscles and releasing tension.

©Paddle Ibiza

Continue the natural highs on a walking adventure with Ibiza Hike Station, founded by Swiss-born Manuel Ehrensperger, who knows the island’s wildest and most hidden spots. Take in dramatic views of pine-clad forests and jagged coastlines as you discover Ibiza’s best-kept secrets, from old fishermen’s trails to untouched rural sites.

Ibiza Hike Station

If you’re looking to retreat, try Wylder, founded by yoga teacher Charlotte Townend. Set in beautiful venues, including Six Senses Ibiza, these luxurious retreats are an immersion into the best of local Ibiza. Four-night getaways feature the island’s top well-being therapists and practitioners, alongside Cinema Paradiso movie nights and excursions in Ibiza’s natural landscape.

Six Senses Ibiza

Six Senses Ibiza

Arts & Culture

Home to settlers as diverse as the Phoenicians, Moors and Catalans, and long a creative hotspot, Ibiza has a rich history and thriving contemporary arts scene. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town Dalt Vila, with its historic buildings, winding streets and lively restaurants, shops and galleries, and take in the panoramic views across the bay of Ibiza Town.

For a unique take on Ibiza’s ancient culture and folklore, look out for performances by Theatre of the Ancients. Blending giant puppetry, mask theater and visual storytelling, its dream-like events have gained a cult following among island insiders.

Theatre of the Ancients ©Juan Barte

Modern creativity can also be found at Ladio Ceramics, by the young Ibiza-born artist Laura de Grinyo. Channeling classic Ibicencan and contemporary influences, her ceramics are making waves on the international design scene, from a collaboration with Loewe at London’s Harrods to editorials in Financial Times How to Spend It, AD España and Vogue.

Look out also for Another Round, an innovative new company giving empty glass jars and bottles from local bars and restaurants a second life. From drinking glasses to candle holders, vases and more, its artisanal upcycled creations are a pioneering take on sustainable design.

Marie Su Loher ©Sayana Cairo

Ladio Ceramics

Ladio Ceramics

Other must-sees include the just-opened Art Lab Ibiza in Siesta, curated by multi-disciplinary artist Roseline de Thélin. The gallery showcases her extraordinary paintings and light sculptures, as well as hosting live events and de Thélin’s Expressive Arts training. Next door, the new La Luna Gallery, founded by artist and conscious creativity coach Marie Su Loher, is a luminous space featuring exhibitions by local artists, as well as workshops and coaching by Su Loher.

If you’re feeling inspired, head to L’Atelier No. 74, a chic boutique, restaurant and creative space in the center of Santa Gertrudis. Offering workshops in everything from ceramics to macramé and natural incense-making, it’s a stylish space to hone your creative skills.

Other must-sees include the just-opened Art Lab Ibiza in Siesta, curated by multi-disciplinary artist Roseline de Thélin. The gallery showcases her extraordinary paintings and light sculptures, as well as hosting live events and de Thélin’s Expressive Arts training. Next door, the new La Luna Gallery, founded by artist and conscious creativity coach Marie Su Loher, is a luminous space featuring exhibitions by local artists, as well as workshops and coaching by Su Loher.

Marie Su Loher ©Sayana Cairo

If you’re feeling inspired, head to L’Atelier No. 74, a chic boutique, restaurant and creative space in the center of Santa Gertrudis. Offering workshops in everything from ceramics to macramé and natural incense-making, it’s a stylish space to hone your creative skills.

L’Atelier No. 74 ©@mariasantosphotography

Marie Su Loher ©Sayana Cairo

L’Atelier No. 74 ©@mariasantosphotography

Nightlife

Ibiza’s reputation as a world-leading nightlife destination remains undimmed. Following closures during the pandemic, the island’s clubs have reopened in force. Most offer events and closing parties throughout October, while some stay open year-round.

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

With an illustrious heritage as one of Ibiza’s first-ever clubs, Pacha is an island institution, loved by locals and visitors alike. From its iconic Flower Power night celebrating the island’s free spirit, to the spectacular new El Baile by Storytellers, which combines music, entrancing visuals and theatrics, the venue is one of the island’s hottest tickets.

Close by in Marina Botafoch, new nightspot Club Chinois – a spin-off from the opulent Park Chinois restaurant in London’s Mayfair – launched this summer to acclaim on the island. Connected to the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, this chic club has a decadent Shanghai-inspired aesthetic and a stellar DJ roster including Luciano, Satori, Ida Engberg and Pablo Fierro.

With an illustrious heritage as one of Ibiza’s first-ever clubs, Pacha is an island institution, loved by locals and visitors alike. From its iconic Flower Power night celebrating the island’s free spirit, to the spectacular new El Baile by Storytellers, which combines music, entrancing visuals and theatrics, the venue is one of the island’s hottest tickets.

Pacha El Baile ©Raul Sanchez

Close by in Marina Botafoch, new nightspot Club Chinois – a spin-off from the opulent Park Chinois restaurant in London’s Mayfair – launched this summer to acclaim on the island. Connected to the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, this chic club has a decadent Shanghai-inspired aesthetic and a stellar DJ roster including Luciano, Satori, Ida Engberg and Pablo Fierro.

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

Pacha El Baile ©Raul Sanchez

Club Chinois ©David Montes Aldea

For a magical ambience, head to Woomoon at Cova Santa, an open-air venue built around an ancient cave. Blending imaginative production and music from underground artists, its eclectic day-to-night offering includes live art, theater and interactive performances alongside delicious healthy food, for a festival-style experience.

In the island’s north, visit Akasha, an intimate 300-capacity club set in Las Dalias, one of Ibiza’s original music venues and bohemian hangouts. A firm favorite with islanders since launching last November, the club’s stylish art direction is inspired by natural elements, with hypnotic wall projections and a DJ booth in the center of the room that hosts an impressive international line-up. Check out its weekly Nido events on Sundays, with a mix of live acoustic music and organic electronic house, as well as the monthly Pareidolia and Ethereal events, all of which radiate vibrant energy year-round.

For a magical ambience, head to Woomoon at Cova Santa, an open-air venue built around an ancient cave. Blending imaginative production and music from underground artists, its eclectic day-to-night offering includes live art, theater and interactive performances alongside delicious healthy food, for a festival-style experience.

Akasha

Woomoon

In the island’s north, visit Akasha, an intimate 300-capacity club set in Las Dalias, one of Ibiza’s original music venues and bohemian hangouts. A firm favorite with islanders since launching last November, the club’s stylish art direction is inspired by natural elements, with hypnotic wall projections and a DJ booth in the center of the room that hosts an impressive international line-up. Check out its weekly Nido events on Sundays, with a mix of live acoustic music and organic electronic house, as well as the monthly Pareidolia and Ethereal events, all of which radiate vibrant energy year-round.

Pacha ©Raul Sanchez

Pacha ©Raul Sanchez

Akasha

Woomoon

Where to Find Beauty Disrupted

Beauty Disrupted’s consciously crafted beauty and haircare products are now available in some of Ibiza’s most inspirational venues. We love these forward-thinking hotels and boutiques, which share our passion for sustainable luxury.

©Benn Pinto

©Beauty Disrupted

Pick up some beauty bars in the spa at Six Senses Ibiza, a peaceful sanctuary on the northern tip of the island with spectacular views across Cala Xarraca bay. The first sustainable BREEAM-certified resort in the Balearics, the hotel combines elegant design with an ecological focus. Exquisite facilities include farm-to-table dining, live music, wellness and sustainable fashion, alongside a wide creative and cultural programme.

Further south, you can find Beauty Disrupted’s products in the Open Spa at Ibiza Gran Hotel. In the sleek surrounds of Marina Botafoch, this luxurious hotel is an urban oasis. With a Michelin-starred restaurant, world-class facilities and uber-chic design, it has a strong commitment to sustainability and supports environmental initiatives on the island and beyond.

Six Senses Ibiza ©Assaf Pinchuk photography

In San Mateo, look out for Beauty Disrupted’s beauty bars in the gorgeous Juntos House Boutique. From silk kimonos hand-dyed with natural pigments to ecologically crafted candles, gourmet food products and more, this consciously curated space showcases artisanal and sustainable craftsmanship from Ibiza and beyond.

Beauty Disrupted’s products are also available in the stylish Raco Verd boutiques in San Jose and Santa Eulalia. A must-visit for their traditional Ibizan products and beautiful clothing from local and global designers, these chic boutiques also host regular fashion shows, as well as showcasing some of the island’s finest art and photography.

Juntos House Boutique

Ibiza Gran Hotel

Caring for Ibiza

Beauty Disrupted donates 20% of proceeds from sales in the Balearic Islands to IbizaPreservation. This environmental foundation promotes the conservation of Ibiza and Formentera by protecting and regenerating the islands’ incredible landscapes and marine environment. This includes the extensive Posidonia seagrass meadows, which are up to 100,000 years old and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’re proud to partner with IbizaPreservation to help preserve the natural beauty of the Balearics for generations to come.

©Benn Pinto

©Benn Pinto

Meet some of our favorite Ibiza Insiders

Charlotte Townend

Charlotte Townend is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and founder of Wylder Retreats. Originally from London, she teaches private clients in London and Ibiza. Inspired by her long-standing connection with the island, Wylder offers immersive wellness retreats showcasing the best of local Ibiza.

Charlotte Townend

Charlotte Townend

What is your connection to Ibiza?

I’ve been coming here since I was 10 years old. My father used to have a sailing boat that he kept in Mallorca, and my parents now both have houses on the island. I spent time here every year throughout the summers. I love Ibiza – we’ve had so many experiences here as a family. This April, my boyfriend and I moved here full-time with our young daughter.

Why is Ibiza special to you?

For so many reasons. It’s an island where everyone knows each other, everyone’s interconnected and there’s a real feeling of community. I also love that if I go to a party or event, there will be people of every age, and it’s so family-oriented. It’s beautiful to be surrounded by nature here too. The scent while you’re walking through the pine forests is amazing. Being in this landscape helps me to be present and to create space in my mind. I feel relaxed and peaceful in Ibiza, as it’s a simpler rhythm of life.

Where are your favorite places on the island?

I love Cala Mastella, which is an enclosed bay with beautiful water. There’s a great chiringuito there, which is a true locals’ spot. They don’t give you a menu, they just tell you what’s available that day. The food is exquisite as everything is so fresh. If I have friends visiting, I always take them to the chiringuito at Pou des Lleo their mojitos are the best on the island. I also love teaching on the rocks at Punta Galera early in the morning, when no-one is around,and the water is so still and clear.

Where are your top sunset spots in Ibiza?

We often go to Portinatx – we like Los Enamorados for dinner and sunset drinks. We also like to rent paddle boards and explore the little hidden bays around the coastline there. Sitting on the rocks at Cala Escondida to watch sundown is wonderful too. The other day, we rented a little boat around Benirrás for sunset. There was no one in the bay, just us and the sea and the beautiful landscape. That’s a very special Ibiza experience.

Connect with Charlotte at @char_yoga and @wylder.retreats

Tom Bevan

British-born health and fitness coach Tom Bevan trains high-profile individuals from the worlds of film, technology, music and finance, in Ibiza and internationally. Driven by a passion for beekeeping and the environment, he has also launched Re Earth, a range of Ibiza experiences and retreats reconnecting people to nature.

Tom Bevan with client

Tom Bevan

British-born health and fitness coach Tom Bevan trains high-profile individuals from the worlds of film, technology, music and finance, in Ibiza and internationally. Driven by a passion for beekeeping and the environment, he has also launched Re Earth, a range of Ibiza experiences and retreats reconnecting people to nature.

Tom Bevan with client

What brought you to Ibiza?

I first came to the island in 2018. I’d always assumed Ibiza was just a party place and there was nothing for me here. A friend convinced me to visit for a weekend and I fell in love with it. I realized there’s a whole other side to the island that is so beautiful and so in line with what I care about. I moved here soon afterwards.

Why do you feel Ibiza is special?

It’s an extraordinary place. It also has some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met – and I’m fortunate that my work allows me to meet many of them. Even though my clients are very diverse and work across many different industries, there’s always a common theme: people are here because they want to do good. They see that things need to change on a global scale. Ibiza is a catalyst for change.

What do you enjoy most about living in Ibiza?

It’s a beautiful life here. I feel healthy and free. I’m also inspired by the regenerative farming movement that’s happening on the island. I’ve been exploring the different projects here, learning more about permaculture and looking after the soil. I’ve also started growing my own vegetables and keeping chickens. Reconnecting to the land and caring for our environment is so interlinked to wellness. There’s a huge beauty, particularly on an island like Ibiza, in opening our eyes to how amazing our natural environment is.

Where are your favorite places on the island?

I love the Can Jordi Blues Station, which has live bands. The music and atmosphere is fantastic – it’s so relaxed, a real locals’ place. Casa Lhasa is another favorite, with incredible fresh local produce and natural wine. I also love hiking around Santa Agnes, which has some spectacular sites. Picnics and sunset swims with friends are very special too. Sometimes we’ll head to Cala Conta – the main beach gets very busy, but you can head further along the cliffs and find secluded little bays where you can be completely alone. I’m always discovering something new here. That’s the magic of Ibiza.

Connect with Tom at @tom_bevan and @reearthyourself

Massage by Tiziana Campanellino at Re Earth

Marie Su Loher

Marie Su Loher is the founder of Ibiza’s La Luna Gallery. Born in Kaliningrad, she has lived in many countries and worked in international design schools, fashion brands and art galleries from Tel Aviv to Paris and London. She now works with expressive arts as a conscious creativity facilitator, visual artist and design consultant.

Marie Su Loher ©Sayana Cairo

Marie Su Loher ©Sayana Cairo

How did you come to live in Ibiza?

I first visited in my late 20s. My husband and I have been coming to Ibiza for the past 10 years, and we got married here. In 2019, after my son was born, we moved over from London. I’d been working in art and fashion and had my own sustainable luxury swimwear label. It was incredible but also very demanding, and I wanted a change. In Ibiza I felt this freedom that I couldn’t feel anywhere else. I’ve always had this expansive feeling in my heart here – a sense of coming home.

What captivates you about the island?

What holds me here is Ibiza itself. Not the fun parts, the shiny things – that’s nice, but it’s not really why I’m here. Going into nature and meditating in special places on the island gives me balance. I’ve also found a path of conscious creativity here – a space of transformation, wellness and wholeness. Ibiza is a place where I’m able to connect with that side of myself. It’s not a given to be here though, it’s not always easy. It’s a choice.

How does Ibiza inspire you?

You can dive into so many worlds within Ibiza. It’s tiny but so huge in other ways, there are so many possibilities. That’s why I love it: it’s a multidimensional space. The community that lives here is super diverse and international. What I like is that there is no class system. I feel free here – it doesn’t matter who I am, or what I have. That’s really unique. It’s also a powerful place for collaboration and co-creation. People are more relaxed and more able to be open here.

Where are your favorite places on the island?

There are some beautiful restaurants – La Paloma for lunch has a great vibe and feeling of community. For me though, the most precious thing is always being in nature. I love to hike from the port of San Miguel up to the watchtower on the cliff. The view of the sky merging with the water is breath-taking. There are so many places like that here, where you can’t believe the beauty. Sunset by Es Vedrá is another special place. Walks, incredible beaches, going on boats, finding a secret cove with nobody there – it’s a dream. The closer you are to the land, the more you feel the spirit of Ibiza.

Connect with Marie at @mariesuloher and @la.luna.gallery

©Sohar Villegas

Nicola Corfield is a freelance writer and editor specializing in lifestyle, culture and wellbeing. Formerly full time at Financial Times How To Spend It, she’s written for titles including L’Officiel, Sunday Times Style, Queen of Retreats, Yoga Magazine, Nativ and others, and also collaborates with premium luxury brands in the wellbeing industry. Originally from England, she moved to Ibiza in 2014, and continues to be captivated by its beauty and diversity.