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 …recently spending a week on the White Isle, we can confirm that the season is now well and truly open. And on the agenda this year for us (as well as others, more on that later) is a focus on wellbeing. Hikes, spas, sound baths: you name it, we’re mixing some yin with our yang. We’ve got our eyes on the recently launched Xscape Studio, and also drop in fit options. Other than that, this year we’re excited about names like Peggy Gou and Virgil Abloh – both feeling fresh on the isla, Bottega Il Buco – hot off the boat from NYC, and, once again, we love the non-tryhard glamour of Pacha.  
Photo: © Katie Sallows DALT VILA (IMS)
IMS Highlights
We came, we saw, we had a great time!
Another year, another IMS! Our 10th (of 11) years in attendance, this year, it felt like there was definitely change in the air. Starting the conference was a heartfelt tribute by Pete Tong to Tim Bergling, aka Avicii – ‘we weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream’, he said – and the summit continued with topics that showed a real sense of ‘we have to look after ourselves, and each other’: things like mental health, sexual harassment, and parenting, along with other, more industry-focused topics such as the 2018 Ibiza Debate. On the party front, highlights included the Underworld Legends dinner at Heart, the Dalt Vila finale that included a B2B by Jackmaster and Peggy Gou, the opening parties, and the 25 Years of Sónar chat, celebrating the Spanish festival’s success. Another topic that resonated with us was how creative brands – including party brands like elrow – can expand globally while retaining their core DNA. It’s a question that’s definitely not unique to the music industry. Our conclusion, once again? Three days at IMS, whether you work in music, for a brand, or just like electronic music, is always time well spent.
IMS website
New, New, New!
Check out what’s fresh this season
Want to know what’s new in Ibiza this year? Check out our website. As a teaser, there’s Idris Elba’s Sunday night residency at Lío, the Mambo family’s three (!) new hotels and two transfers: Beso Beach from Formentera and Bottega Il Buco from New York, both now with permanent residences in Ibiza.
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Sir Joan Ibiza
Five-star boutique digs in the heart of Ibiza town
Opened late last season, Sir Joan is one of the new kids on the five-star block. A stone’s throw from Pacha, with harbour views, two restaurants, luxe accommodation and insider experiences, this is a great option for those wanting to stay in the heart of town.
Read our review
Circoloco Turns 20
Celebrate good times!
20 years is an achievement for any business and in the case of Circoloco, it means it’s time to celebrate! The opening saw all the Ibiza heavyweights (25 artists), and the rest of the summer will continue in a similar vein. If you’ve never been before, expect great talent, a killer (new, custom) soundsystem, and outdoor raving til midnight. If it’s a Monday night and you’re in Ibiza, there’s nowhere else you should be. And now with Cocoon moving to Wednesday night at Pacha, there’s really no excuse. See you in the Terrace; check their Facebook for lineups.
Circoloco website
2018 Party Calendar
Mixmag Contributing Editor Ralph Moore’s picks on where to go
Yes, there’s a lot on – but not all parties are equal! Check our our party calendar, scribed by the one and only music sage, Ralph Moore.
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Walking Ibiza
Hit the hills
You’ve heard it before: there really is another side to Ibiza: the beautiful, wild, nature side. But unless you know your way around, it’s difficult to figure out where to go. With Walking Ibiza, choose guided hikes based on routes, duration and difficulty. They also have community walks if you feel up for making friends, kayak tours and foodie walks. Feel like a challenge? Toby Clarke runs a walk-around-the-island challenge, shorter, four-day challenges and team bonding trips. Toby has a wealth of knowledge, pointing out everything from wild garlic to curry plants, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth – and then some. Book now!
Walking Ibiza website
All Eyes On Pacha
The refurb looks great
Who doesn’t love less VIP and an XXL DJ booth? Pacha’s refurb has given the club a gloss over, and it’s a good one! Sure, we miss some of the old finca-style bars (when you walk in), but the Pacha spirit remains the same, and the dance floor feels more fluid. Key nights this year are, of course, Wednesday for Cocoon, Friday for Labyrinth, and Sunday for Solomun + 1.
Pacha Ibiza website
Casa Maca
Ibiza’s newest agroturismo is one to watch!
The Anadons, otherwise known as the Café Mambo family, have opened not one, not two, but three hotels this year, and leading the way on our hotel-dar is Casa Maca, their finca-style agroturismo. Rustic vibes are sky high here, with the main house being a 300-year-old farmer’s house that’s been restored, complete with antique trull (aka olive press) still intact. The grounds are vast, rooms simple but spacious (each with its own terrace), and the F&B will have that usual Mambo flair. We have our eyes on their version of an eggs benedict – spied on Instagram – that would be worth the trip alone.
Casa Maca website
Upcoming Events To Note
A couple of things on our radar
If you’re after something different than the usual big club night, Pikes is running some great events as usual this season. 15th June sees Jamie xx with special guests, 18th June is Honey Dijon for Deputy of Love, and 21st June the launch of FLASH, with drinks by the pool from 8. Check their website or links provided for details on RSVPing. Over at Blue Marlin, 14th June sees Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream Party launch its residency (four events), with Lee himself and Yokoo. On the sake front, next Tuesday 19th June there will be an ENTER.Sake tasting at @vinoycoibiza (RSVP to m.vives@entersake.com, event is 6-9PM), see you there! Lastly – Happy Birthday Bushell!
More 2018 recommendations
Dom Pérignon Island
3 Michelin star experience with Dom Pérignon pairings
Time to treat yourself? Of course it is! From 14th-20th June, Dom Pérignon is taking over Sa Ferradura, an island on the north coast of Ibiza, for a culinary extravaganza. Choose either a lunch or dinner experience, where three Michelin-star chef Quique Dacosta will serve a bespoke menu paired with Dom Pérignon Champagne. Choose lunch if you want to chill in the sun (and make use of their pool/jacuzzi/sauna); evening if you’re more into sunset-to-dining vibes. There’s a resident DJ on hand and 25 rooms at the villa (subject to availability), should you be feeling flush. Book exclusively through Clos19 using the link below.
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Plus Ones
The names we’re excited about this season
Yes, you’ve heard of all the big names in Ibiza, but this year we’re excited about the new ones! A recent last-minute special guest at Blue Marlin, with Pete Tong and Black Coffee – Virgil Abloh – felt fresh, as does the ever charismatic Idris Elba at Pacha-owned restaurant/cabaret Lío… if there was ever going to be something to get us to Lío, Idris would be it! Lastly, DJ Tennis, a big name in the States, less so in Ibiza, is on more line-ups than we’ve seen in years past. Three nice guys injecting a much-needed fresh spirit to the Ibiza scene: we approve!
Party calendar
Five Star Retreat
ME + 38 Degrees
Want to do a retreat but can’t manage a full week? The three-day retreats run by much loved 38 Degrees North at the five-star ME Ibiza in Santa Eulalia are a great place to start. Book in and receive a nutrition consultation, 45-minute PT session, a range of different workouts, downtime, and access to all the hotel’s amenities. Cuisine is, of course, healthy, and evenings are free (repeat after us, must stay away from the clubs). If you want to drop in for a day, email for prices and availability, and if you’d like to DIY some fitness without a PT, check out 38 Degree founder James Davis’ Top 10 list of Ibiza activities.
More wellness inspo
Los Enamorados
Movies under the stars
After being one of the first to discover Los Enamorados, stumbling upon it (the nose knows) before it opened when we were at The Body Camp years ago, we’re embarrassed to say we STILL haven’t made it to stay here. BUT we have watched the Instagrams come in, fast and furious, and heard rave reviews from friends with good taste. If you’ve also seen photos of their idyllic cove in Portinatx, you’ll know that their movie nights are a thing to travel here for. Leave your email on their instagram if you want to be updated (next movie is Sunday, June 17).
Los Enamorados website
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