Ibiza: So Much More Than A Party Destination
What Ibiza did for me, totally unexpected!
A weekend in Ibiza had always been on the top of my bucket list. The blue baleric waters, beautiful people, boho vibes, and of course, the best nightlife on the planet! This year I decided it was time to live the Ibiza dream, and so my search began. The opportunities presented to me were endless, but everyone seemed to be offering the same: hotels, parties and lots of alcohol. Which, don’t get me wrong, is a brilliant combination… but I was after something a little more authentic and chilled for my first Ibiza experience. That’s when I stumbled across Stoke Travel. Bingo. Camping in a tee-pee, watching the starry sky at night, yoga lessons each morning, stand up paddleboarding during the summers sweet afternoon sun, freshly prepared healthy meals, and the option to add unlimited booze to my stay… where do I sign up?
The campsite was everything I imagined and more. Our tee-pees were set up for our arrival, and the beach was just a minutes walk away (which we pretty much had to ourselves for the whole week). The swimming pool on site ticked all the boxes and was exactly what we needed after getting salty from the much-needed vitamin sea.
Each morning there were yoga sessions at the beach camp, which got me super flexible for the evenings antics… The yoga instructor was awesome (and cute), and designed a class perfect for us beginners. One day we headed to a hippie market nearby where we bought all kinds of Ibiza goodies and enjoyed the laid back island ambiance. Other activities included volleyball, beach soccer, stand up paddleboarding, beach running, and of course, hanging out with a bunch of international legends.
Come sunset we’d pop open the beers, and swap stories of our travels around the main Ibiza beach camp. As the week came to an end, I got that feeling… you know, the one where you never want the holiday to end. I was so glad I opted for a chilled Ibiza experience and explored the island instead of sweating it out in a club each night. Breaking away from the norm definitely proved that Ibiza is much more than a party destination, and I can’t wait to return.