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Under the radar

WooMooN at Cova Santa

What to wear: Bangles, beads and glitter

Nestled in the pine hills, a little way off the San José road, Cova Santa is a sprawling dance and restaurant complex, built over a natural system of underground caves. In recent seasons, the popularity of the venue has soared, mostly thanks to WooMooN, an authentic hippy party that takes place every Sunday.

Timeless: Sample a hippy vibe at WooMooN

This mystical event caters for everyone, largely thanks to international DJs like Spain’s Uner and Canada’s BLOND:ISH, who both provide a timeless soundtrack. £26.65, until Aug 26,

Rumors at Destino

What to wear: Abstract prints

Destino Pacha resort is hidden away in the hills above Talamanca beach, just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza Town, which makes it feel like it’s in a completely different time zone to Ibiza’s superclub scene. All you can hear at the pristine white beach club overlooking the Mediterranean is the wind — except on Sundays, when Israeli superstar DJ Guy Gerber holds sway over Destino’s festival-sized soundsystem. Gerber’s Rumors parties are free and curated for discerning music fans. Book a daybed and a massage and stay for the party. Free, until Sep 30,

Saga at Heart

What to wear: Anything from tailored shirts to hot pants

The heart of noise: New York City DJ duo Bedouin host their Saga party

With a capacity for around 1,000 clubbers, post-midnight partying at Heart feels as personal as it does refined. Architecturally the venue (which is located in front of the bustling Marina Botafoch) looks part disco, part Dubai, yet the crowd and the staff are reassuringly down-to-earth. Especially on Sundays, when New York City DJ duo Bedouin host their weekly Saga party here. Don’t expect epic drops and excruciating noises at this one. Instead, Bedouin’s sacred take on deep techno comes infused with bongos, flutes and jangling sitars. £30, until Sep 30,

Mischief at Atzaró

What to wear: Cut-offs and fringing

Set in an idyllic 20-acre orange grove in the middle of the island, Atzaró luxury natural hotel and spa in Santa Eulãria Des Riu is a fully refurbished Ibicenco farm complex turned lavish boutique hotel that taps right into the authentic spirit of Ibiza’s hippy-chic heritage. Saturday nights at Atzaró belong to renowned party brand Mischief, known purveyors of deep, sexy house music. Arrive at this beautiful rustic sanctuary at 8pm for dinner and drinks, then hit the glam yet totally unpretentious dancefloor, powered by DJs Lisa Chadderton, Tom Grimes, Blackbeard and Joshua. Free, until Sep 1,

Wax Da Jam at Las Dalias

What to wear: Handstitched electric kaftans and T-shirts

Las Dalias, better known as the home of Ibiza’s world famous Hippie Market, is actually Ibiza’s oldest nightclub. The venue is quaint and typically Balearic, which makes it the perfect setting for George Evelyn’s unique Wax Da Jam party. The music fun begins outdoors at 8pm in the low-lit courtyard, with live monthly recitals from downtempo mega-act Nightmares On Wax. Order a seafood platter from the on-site restaurant, then, after dark, head inside to the intimate club room. £22.20, Aug 16 and Sep 6,

Cosmic Pineapple at Pikes

What to wear: Crochet and a feather boa

Dance parties promoting health and wellness are very much in vogue but many promoters are simply jumping on the bandwagon. Cosmic Pineapple at Pikes hotel in San Antonio, however, is the real deal. Start your chakra-themed afternoon practising yoga, pilates and tantra in the on-site geodome, where specialists like integrative hypnotist Morgan Yakus will transform your thoughts and expand your world view. In the evening, grab a quinoa burger from Room 39 restaurant, then catch top-tier international DJs like Josh Wink and Cassy performing beside the infamous ‘Club Tropicana’ pool. Free entry with charitable donation, Sep 6,

Take a ferry to Formentera


With its prime position on Playa Migjorn, a recent revamp and a promise to be plastic-free by the end of 2018, Gecko Hotel & Beach Club is one of Formentera’s hottest properties this summer. The 30-room hotel has rooms offering a mix of sunset and sunrise views, free morning yoga six days a week and a sea-blue lobby complemented perfectly by a gold-hued palm-tree lamp. From £208 per night, including breakfast,


The best way to enjoy Formentera’s translucent waters and rocky coves is to bob about by boat. Sa Barca de Formentera has a collection of local wooden fishing boats that range from small and simple with cushion-strewn sun decks, to slightly larger four-bed vessels with small kitchens. From £230 per day,


See the sun off for another night with a drink and a dance at Blue Bar, so-called for its blue walls, tables and chairs. Oh, and it also has an alien theme (why not?) with special ‘alien shows’ every Tuesday and Friday. It’s something of a Formentera institution and has been sitting on a sand dune on Platja Migjorn, which stretches for five miles, since the 1960s when Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix reportedly popped in.

Clean break Healthy, eco-friendly Ibiza

Pure House Ibiza hotel

Above Ibiza Town

Has organic food, tropical gardens and shiatsu treatments.

Project Social

In Santa Eulària

Serves gluten-free and vegan dishes, ecological wine and 30 bottled beers.

Terra Masia

In the Santa Eulària outskirts

The organic farm has a food market and private dining experiences.

La Paloma Restaurant

In San Lorenzo village

Offers farm-to-table food surrounded by a citrus orchard.

Walking Ibiza

Offers guided walks around the island that reveal its healing powers. Selected by