Forget the chaos of summer festivities and discover another side to Ibiza. Here, a taste for good living is cultivated in restaurants overlooking the sea, trendy new hotels and decor boutiques and galleries off the beaten track.
Text: FRANÇOISE LEFÉBURE Photos: ALBERT FONT
Espacio Micus – Spotlight On Art
German artist Eduard Micus settled on Ibiza in 1972. In 1985, he built a grand architectural space; 800m2 of light and stone. Fifteen years later, Micus’s daughter, Katja, took ownership of the property and transformed it into a gallery, which is only open on Sundays from 11am to 2pm, or by appointment. Micus’s work is on permanent display on show, alongside contemporary artists like Linde Bialas. Four temporary exhibitions are organised throughout the year. The gallery – a testament to island culture and artistic freedom – is worth a visit.
Carretera Jesús Cala Llonga, Jesús (+34 971 19 19 23) espacio-micus.com
Los Enamorados – A Boutique Hotel With Ambience and Style
This old fisherman’s cottage from the 1960s has been decorated in a joyful new style, bursting with colour. Los Enamorados boutique guesthouse was reimagined by Rozemarijn de Witte and Pierre Traversier, two ‘compulsive hoarders’ who redecorated the cottage with a lot of attention to detail. The result is trendy, laid- back luxury. The nine bedrooms face the sea and have a singular harmony. At Los Enamorados, everything is for sale – from the Tom Dixon lights and Piet Hein Eek table to the plates from Tamegroute in Morocco. The terrace has 300m2 of space on which to take a nap, have a drink next to the bar, or enjoy a fresh meal. Vénda de Portinatx 103, Portinatx (+34 971 337 549) losenamoradosibiza.com
Les Terrasses – A Charming Finca
Half hotel and half private house, this haven of serenity has been open since 1988 and is now almost iconic. However, Les Terrasses wouldn’t be what it is today without owner Françoise Pialoux, a fine cook whose recipes are set to be published in 2018 in a book called Éditions de la Martinière. Pialoux has injected a very special and familiar atmosphere into her finca (Spanish for ‘estate’). There are a dozen very chic and bohemian bedrooms, two swimming pools and a magnificent garden. Breakfast and dinner are served throughout the day, wherever you would like to enjoy them. Don’t miss the couscous on Thursdays.
Carretera Santa Eulalia, Santa Eulalia Del Rio (+34 971 332 643) lesterrasses.net
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