It’s gotta be said, lazy days in Ibiza, feel like they’re almost mandatory.

Doesn’t matter where you are on the island or even why you came, there’s always a more chilled vibe during the day time in Ibiza (swiftly followed by a manic, borderline-crazy energy at nights) which is so different from everyday life back at home but this is what you came for, right? 😉

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After a long lazy day filled with nothing but cocktails and pool time at the Migjorn Ibiza, we decided to re-visit an old favourite in Ibiza – Cala Comte.

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Cala Comte is an absolutely stunning beach by day (with a handful of brilliant restaurants and bars within walking distance) but its an absolutely essential spot to visit when you’re in Ibiza for its amazing sunsets!

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The sun seems to shine brighter from this amazing viewpoint and watching it paradoxically glow brighter and brighter as it dips over the horizon is absolutely fantastic!

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Heads up though – this starts to get popular amongst other sunset fanatics so arrive early for a decent spot. 🙂

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After watching the sunset, we headed off to what promised to be a brilliant find in Ibiza – Mar a Vila restaurant which is also in the heart of Ibiza’s old town and again, had been raved about by locals and tourists alike.

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And that isn’t just some broad claim I’m making up either 🙂 – this is number 15 out of 437 restaurants in Ibiza so we’re talking top 3% here.

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On arrival, we made our way to the outdoors bit(which was covered up at the time) and promptly started off with the cocktails…

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…which were swiftly followed by cured meats, cheeses and a dusting of pistachio!

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Needless to say, I’m a HUGE fan of that Spanish ham! *licks lips*

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We kicked things off with a wooden box, housing a special (and surprising) little treat…

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…nut covered black pudding, served with two dips.

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Confession – I’ve never been a fan of black pudding so I was skeptical at first but all of my skepticism disappeared at first bite!

But seriously though, moments like this remind me again and again never to judge a book by its cover as typically, I would have skipped past this on a menu and I’m so glad I didn’t skip it!

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The picnix box was home to thin breads, apple slices and crisp breads…. along with foie and preserves!

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A perfect little picnic combo!

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We moved on to the grilled octopus, which I loved so much… (yes, I may have had an extra bite of Lloyd when he wasn’t looking).

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We moved on to a crispy crackling with tomatoes in a dip which was eclipsed by my favourite of the lot…

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…miniature lamb kebabs!!! Shredded lamb, tiny little bread holders (not their official name, just what I resorted to calling them) and they even had the mini vegetables to go with it!

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It was absolutely brilliant!!!

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We took a little pre-dessert detour with a palate cleansing cocktail called a lazy donkey! Its a Spanish take on the Russian mule and its absolutely fantastic. (It goes down faaaar too easily! 😉 )

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This Is Where To Go For The Most Amazing 'Alternative' Pintxos In Ibiza (32)Even dessert came in cockatil-esque form with a cake and ice-cream topped with a delicious fruity and creamy liquor…

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… followed with mint and vanilla ice cream along with chocolate pieces.

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There was a brief stop in the proceedings for a digestif (or two)…

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…before finishing off with caramelised nuts, marshmallows, chocolate and honeycomb!

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Definitely one of my favourite ways to spend an evening in Ibiza! 🙂 🙂 🙂


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  • If you get a chance, go to S’Espartar near Cala Salada. It was incredible x

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! That’ll have to be on our list for next time… thanks so much for your suggestion, Inma 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Those Ibiza sunsets are just gorgeous!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      They really are, aren’t they Angie -we never get bored of them! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • theadventuregang

    Ibiza sunsets are actually like the 2nd best in the world aren’t they?
    I went a few years ago and I loved it, wish I was going back again this year.
    Looks like you had a lovely time, so jealous!

    love, roz xx
    http://www.theadventuregang.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      They are pretty special! Though, you’ve now got us totally intrigued to hear you best in the world? What is it? 🙂

      Ibiza is so stunning – so glad you love it too, Roz!

      big hugs

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Images from Heaven…

    • HandLuggageOnly

      So glad you like them Alfredo! Ibiza is such a special island and the food was delicious! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂

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