I’m just back from a wonderful, relaxing holiday in Northern Ibiza.
It’s not a big island, measuring 28 miles long by 16 miles wide but we were worlds away from Privilege, Amnesia, Pacha, and all the other clubs the island is famous for.
The north of the island is beautiful and unspoilt, with sandy beaches and tiny coves, crystal clear water and amazing snorkelling.
It remains a bohemian enclave, from the original Las Dalias hippy market….
to the wonderful Benirras beach; where each Sunday the setting of the sun is accompanied by beautiful drumming.
The countryside is undeveloped with many smallholdings and farms. The place we stayed was built by the owner’s grandfather and the large garden is still planted with oranges, apricots and grapefruit trees, together with olives and carobs (the latter for the donkeys, we were told). We plucked fresh fruit for lunch and it tasted exquisite.
The house was cool and dark with cedar wood beamed ceilings that smelt divine
a resident lizard who’d lost his tail and a small oven set high up at the far end of the garden became familiar sights.
The view of the sun setting behind the hills opposite the house each night, accompanied by the sound of cicadas and supper on the terrace by candlelight was perfect.
Now that we’re back, after a good break and a lot of time to think, I’ve decided to take a break from writing a blog. I can still be found on Instagram, @sally_moonsilver
I look forward to reading the blogs I love and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who follows, reads, likes and, especially, for the comments that have been so lovely to read.
Hoping all your dreams come true