We loved Lilly Lovelett's Cannes and Glastonbury adventures so much, that when we heard she was jetting off to the White Isle, we insisted she give us her essential guide upon her return. And she didn't disappoint -
"What happens in Ibiza, stays in Ibiza . . .
. . . Or so those loud groups of guys and girls' slogan t-shirts say. Here is my guide, I'm going to break the vow of 'what happens in Ibiza' silence and tell you what to see, where to go, what to eat and most importantly, how to cope!
Ibiza Fact #1
All rumours of saving up a gazillion pounds for one week's holiday are true, true, true . . . You will spend, spend, spend. I was there 4 nights and I still managed to spend an unhealthy, spine numbing amount of money that I cried!
Ibiza Fact #2
It is potentially a really beautiful island with beaches, sunsets, parties and backdrops that melt in your mouth. Don't sit on the same beach all week, or sleep off your night's mayhem in a hotel room. Explore and take in the beauty on offer, and I don't mean hottie watching (although that is easily done).
Ibiza Fact #3
Pacha gets it right every time. In every city, Pacha has partying down to a fine art. From stunning outside spaces to beautiful dancers and places to sit, you can do it all in style. In short, Pacha, as a club, throws the biggest, most glamorous parties and is actually worth the 40-50 euros to get in.
Ibiza Fact #4
Everyone has fake boobs . . . (ok, slight exaggeration but boobs that defy gravity are 10 a penny). Hold yours up with a great bikini.
Ibiza Fact #5
It is definitely 110% a holiday to enjoy with the girls. You will come back with a stomach toned from laughter, silly sayings and ROFTL. It's not funny in the real world but Ibiza is not the real world.
Ibiza Fact #6
You can wear (within reason) whatever you want without feeling like a brazen hussy . . . it's hot, it's hot and it's Ibiza. Have fun, dress up. Where else are you going to be able to strut around in hot pants, plunging neckline dresses, or lace leotards and a slightly orange tan, without feeling like a wannabe Burlesque dancer? DO IT!
Ibiza Fact #7
IBIZA ROCKS. PERIOD.
Ibiza Fact #8
Do sleep on the beach. If you party all night long and come home at 6, 7, 8, or 9am and feel tempted to dive into bed under the darkness of your apartment shutters, don't. It's sunny out there, even if you're comatose in a deep sleep, at least do it under a parasol by the pool or near the sea. Wake up to the sounds of the party starting once again, because at around 4 the Playa d'en Bossa beach turns up the speakers. PARTY!
Ibiza Fact #9
Get over, very quickly, the fact that you will have to pay to lie on sun loungers at your own hotel. It's not right. But it's ok . . . It's not ok, but that was the first musical reference that sprung to mind!
Ibiza Fact #10
You should go to Defected at Ushuaia Beach Hotel. A brand new, 5 star, luxury beach hotel with a poolside area that can accommodate 5,000 party people. Each event is like a mini festival with it's Glastonbury style stage area and incredible vibe. Defected throw a Pacha warm up party every Saturday from 5pm.
Where to stay: Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
Where to eat: Cafe Mambo - watch the sunset and the party begin
Where to party: Defected at Pacha
Must See: The sunset in San Antonio
You can follow Lilly's latest adventures by reading her blog - www.lillylovelett.com