By Sam Divine
I’ve been partying in Ibiza for more than 10 years and it is my second home now. It's where I've had some of my best clubbing moments, my favourite gigs and where I met all my best friends. If you're heading there this summer, take some tips from me - these are are my top eight places to go.
Fade Hair salon
When I land in Ibiza, my first stop is always to Fade hair salon in San Antonio for a wash & blow dry and a facial, ready for the weekly Defected party. They have DJs playing live in the salon every week, so it really gets you in the party mood.
Fade Hair Salon, Carrer De Cervantes 46, San Antoni, Ibiza +34 971 80 42 32
Amnesia Defected in the House/Together party (Ctra. Ibiza a San Antonio,
One of my favourite clubs in the world. I¹ve had some of my best nights out in Amnesia. The atmosphere is electric and I can¹t wait to play on the terrace this summer for Defected.
Amnesia, Km 5, 07816 San Rafael, Ibiza, +34 971 19 80 41
Cafe Mambo Sunset
This is probably most famous sunset viewpoint in the world. A trip to Ibiza is never complete without heading to Mambo for a strawberry daiquiri sundowner
Cafe Mambo, Carrer de Vara del Rey, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza , +34 971 34 66 38
Ushuaia Beach Hotel
I absolutely love this hotel. The staff are so friendly and have thought about everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. My favourite room is the Pioneer suite, where they have decks and speakers.
Ushuaia Beach Hotel , Platja d'en Bossa, 07800 Ibiza, +34 971 39 67 10
If you¹re feeling a little worse for wear the morning after, you¹ll love their smoothies and super-food salads: they bring you back to life instantly.
Skinny Kitchen, Carrer del General Prim, 8, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, +34 6036 9846
This is my favourite restaurant on the island. I love the atmosphere, the staff and the food, my absolute top dish is the tempura prawns and Goan seafood curry:
Delicious. They also do some of the best cocktails on the island. The fresh fruit Daiquiris are a must.
Kumharas Restaurant, Carrer Lugo, 1, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza , +34 971 80 55 74
Punta Galera beach
I love this little hideaway north of San Antonio. The views of the sea and sculpted rocks are staggerinly beautiful. The small rock pools attract the most amazing colourful fish, which makes it a snorkeller’s heaven. I love
meeting up with friends who live on the island, packing a picnic and chilling all day. Perfect.
Punta Galera beach, 07820 San Antonio, Ibiza
The Hacienda's spa ( above) has unbelievable views from a cliff top. It's my go-to place for a lazy day's pampering with girlfriends after a night out. My top tip is the Aloe Hug, which does what it says on the tin - a body wrap which gives you 25 minutes of pure aloe vera bliss.
Hotel Hacienda, Na Xamena, s/n, 07815 San Miguel, Ibiza, +34 971 33 45 00
Over the past 10 years Sam Divine has played at Pacha, Amnesia, Booom, Eden, Es Paradis and Privilege, and has had residencies at Hush, Cafe Mambo, Ushuaia and Savannah. She also has a weekly show on Ibiza Global Radio, as well as a six- year residency with Defected.
She will be in residence at Together & Defected In The House, on Tuesday 7th July at Amnesia Ibiza.