Our arrival in Ibiza was straight off the heels of our time wine tasting draaanking in Slovenia and, seeing as we wanted to make the most of the time there, we made the decision to leave on one of the earliest flights out of London to Ibiza.

This seemed like such an amazing decision till we realised we would only have a few hours turn-around in London – which in turn meant very little sleep. Needless to say, I arrived in Ibiza ridiculously tired after a couple hours of sleep.

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Despite the sleep though, arriving at the amazing hotel in Ibiza was definitely an experience that perked me up more than a double espresso would. I’d been looking forward to going to Ibiza for quite a few weeks now (especially as my main plans for the rest of the week were all about the many ways I could chill in the sun).

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (3)

After a quick wander around the Migjorn Ibiza, I equally quickly succumbed to my need to snooze and didn’t stir for ages! Now, you would think that snooze would set me right for rest of the day but I could think of nothing better than indulging in some spa time, watching the sunset and eating my weight in delicious Spanish food. (And yes, I know this isn’t exactly an exciting plan for a weekend night in Ibiza but in fairness to me, I’d been drinking for almost 4 days solid so I needed this! 😉 )

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I stretched that spa time for as long as I could!

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…before eventually deciding to head out to watch the sunset!

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Es Vedra is one of the most iconic spots on the entire island and the last time I was here, I’d missed out on seeing this spot so this was the very first place we decided to head out to!

You can’t drive up to it (unless you’re on a motorcycle) so you’ve gotta drive as close as you can and finish the rest on foot. (It’s just a 5 – 10 minute walk).

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Es Vedra is as stunning as they said it would be and the cliffs here are pretty sheer too! It allegedly gets really busy here in summer so to get to see it without the crowds here was pretty sweet too!

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (9)

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (11)

That photo above looks calm and serene but what it doesn’t show is how terrified I was to be close to the edge! (Note how I’m sitting down and not standing. I pretty much crawled to the edge to get this photo.)

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (13)

If you veer to the left though, it starts to get less steep…

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…and if you wander off far enough, you start to find caves (where it appears people live in).

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (18)

We stayed as long as we could to watch the sunset but had to leave just shy of the sun disappearing over the horizon as it was time for dinner! A dinner I’d particularly been looking forward to too!

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (20)

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We made our way back to the San Josep where we would be having dinner at the UNIC Restaurant.

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The restaurant is actually located right next to the hotel which was perfect for how lazy I’d been feeling all day! Funny that, when we travel, we’re almost always on the go from dawn till nightfall and the opportunity to just do sweet nothing is something I am seriously starting to relish more and more. 🙂

The deets are below:

Address: Carrer Ses Begònies, 18. 07817, Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Ibiza, Spain

Phone: +34 971 39 35 73

Website: www.unicrestaurantibiza.com

Leaning even further into the lazy/indulgent haze that had taken over me, I decided to go for the 10 course tasting menu! In the past, I’ve stretched up to 7 courses but never as much as 10 so I was really intrigued to see how this would go (and pretty hungry so I was VERY ready for this).

We started off with the Brioche with duck rillette and pickle mayonnaise…

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (26)

…swiftly followed by foie gras

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… and the oysters with pigs trotters and shittake mushrooms!

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Each course as tastier than the next! At this stage, I knew I’d definitely make the right choice going with the 10 courses.

We carried on with some langoustines and chicken with gnocchi in a delicious broth!

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All amply aided with a lot of fizz (if you were on snapchat at the time, you’d know what I mean)…

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… followed by red prawn cannelloni…

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (32)

… and beef sirloin with ashes tataki.

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Then came my absolute favourite – the pork loin with mango and sweet and sour pears! This disappeared in micro-seconds!

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We move on to the goasts cheese and “Malacosta” jelly… At this stage, I was definitely starting to feel rather stuffed but in the name of research (i.e. greed), I knew I decided to press on. Also, I don’t know how to say no to delicious food – if you ever find out how to, please do let me know. 🙂

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset In Ibiza AND Where To Go For An Amazing 10 Course Gourmet Dinner! (38)

Dessert came in the form of Citrus supremes with olive oil ice cream.

I know what you must be thinking “Olive oil ice cream???” Turns out, it’s surprisingly really good and not quite what I imagined it would be.

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… and a white chocolate and passion fruit sphere (which as I write this, I realise I forgot to take a photo off  – whoops!).

Seriously can’t recommend this place enough – every single item that came out tasted amazingly, the chef here used to work for a Michelin star restaurant in France and decided to come back home to set up shop here and boy are we glad he did! 🙂



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  • Love your expeditions. Enjoy!
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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much Yvonne 🙂

      xx

  • You’ve made ibiza looks so beautifully stunning! I would give anything to visit. Also, I downloaded your 101 things to do in london. Me & my mum are taking a visit next week and using it for much needed inspiration and ideas! Thankyou for creating that ^_^

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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! You’re going to LOVE London Katie – we hope you find our little guide helpful! 🙂

      If you do have any questions or need some advice on where to go, just pop us a message… happy to help if we can 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • 10 course dinner! Book me a reservation!! Ibiza has been on my list of places to visit and now even more after I’ve seen these photos =o)

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    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s so lovely! Honestly, the whole island is so picturesque – totally fell in love with it! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I seriously need to visit these places in Ibiza! I’m taking a week out to go to Ibiza in October to Cala Llonga, have you ever been? If so, do you have any recommendations as to where we should visit or restaurants we should check out?

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    • Hi Isobel! We went to a restaurant called S’espartar near Cala Tarida that was AMAZING. Bar Anita in San Carlos is a must as well. Have fun!

      • HandLuggageOnly

        Just googled them Inma – they look amazing! We’ve got to try those next time we visit!

        xx

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You’re going to love it Isobel! We didn’t visit Cala Llonga.. whish we had.. it’s such a great place to be; close to the action of Ibiza Town and the picturesque north of the island – you’ll love it!

      We visited two other amazing restaurants too;

      Sa Brisa Restaurant in Ibiza Town http://sabrisagastrobar.com/en (they serve really unique tapas and it’s amazing!

      Mar a Vila Restaurant is much more rustic and really popular with locals – such a great place!

      You’re going to love it! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I was there at the end of August and it was very crowded but there was something special about sharing that beautiful sunset with so many people. Everyone was quiet looking at the sea and it was amazing! This brings me all the memories from last summer!

    Inma x
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    • HandLuggageOnly

      The whole island does get so much busier in the summer months, for sure. So glad you liked it as much as we did – it’s such a special place isn’t it! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • That dinner looks incredible, especially the olive oil ice cream ;-). I’d love to visit Ibiza and see the less commercial side of the island as you did

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It was so fantastic Suze – we saw a totally different side to the island. So much delicious food and such pristine natural beauty. I swear I put on a shed load of weight after that meal! 😉 Haha!

      Yaya xx

  • Jessica Fletcher

    Es Vedra is a beautiful spot, I didn’t get there last time as locals said it was quite tricky to get to without hiring a car, but it’s an excuse to visit again. Great pics!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You definitely do need a car (or a taxi) to get there… and that can start to get expensive. It’s well worth renting a car for even a day to explore Es Vedra! It’s such a stunning view Jessica and so picturesque…

      … plus, you’ve then got a car for the rest of the day to discover more of the island! 😉 We picked up a small rental car for £20 a day

      xx

      • Jessica Fletcher

        I looked into a bus but they only went so far south. At a small cost I suppose a car is the best bet, it’ll be on the list for next time 🙂

        • HandLuggageOnly

          Definitely, make sure to pop across around sunset for sure! 🙂 xx

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