Words Maya Boyd
Tucked away deep in Ibiza's 'Golden Triangle', that hallowed few kilometres that encompasses the Blue Marlin, Es Torrent and Las Salinas, yet is a mere hop and skip from the aiport and Ibiza Town's marina, Can Tumasi is a true labour of love. The villa's owners and creators, Georgina and Will Penn, left London 10 years ago after honing their skills as a fashion editor (her) and location manager (him). They built Can Tumasi out of the ground, allowing the curve of the land and the sweep of the forest to influence their plan. What they have now is a superbly modernist, 10-bed property tempered by Georgina's eye for textured, organic décor – think skulls, skins, bamboo and a host of seventies-inspired pieces including 'The Gucci Chair', a vintage piece sourced for the label's campaign during George and Will's current incarnation as Ibiza's hottest production duo. The muted tones and sleek Palm Springs-esque lines are a design buff's dream, and if you've ever fancied an olive tree growing through your living room floor, now's your chance.
Can Tumasi, Carretera Es Porroig, San José. email@example.com Villa (sleeps 10) from £3560 per week.
B London Boutique
Finally Ibiza has what it's long been waiting for – a cutting edge swimwear store that doubles up as a one-stop shop for all your beach essentials. Unsurprisingly, that store hails from London, where its Barnes branch is a hit with hip jetsetters prepping for their hols (there's an in-store spa). The Ibiza branch is located aptly in Marina Botafoch, the island's swankiest waterside address, and is crammed full of swimwear by Mara Hoffman (psychedelic print perfection), Beach Bunny (those fluoro crocheted bikinis), Varley, (my current personal fave) and much much more. There's also a slew of on-point accessories, including Maslin & Co's covetable zebra-print towels, and some seriously stylish cover-ups form the likes of Vix and Saint-Tropez fave, Pampelone.
B London Boutique, Marina Botafoch, Ibiza Town
Russ DeLeon's 50th
Photo: Instagram: andrew_dax
The hashtag #DeLeon50 spread like wildfire last week as the island prepared for the social event of the summer – Californian online poker magnate Russell DeLeon's 50th birthday celebrations. Organized by Andrew Dax of Dax Ibiza, the impossibly glamorous throwdown was held at Ibiza's exclusive clifftop Blue Bay estate, where canapes, drinks, dancers and DJs all adhered to the 'tropical' theme. Being mid-August, it felt as though the whole world was there, and it certainly looked that way as the sun came up over a dancefloor still peppered with the likes of Poppy Delevingne, Charlotte Tilbury, and Zara and Andy Valmorbida. And the look du soir? Floor-skimming lace dresses by hot new Ibiza design duo, Vali. You heard it here first.
Dax Ibiza , Villa sales and rentals , +44 7841 249 666
Marion Stone Divine Detox Pamper Ritual
God did not create all spa treatments equally, which means that there are facials, and there are Marion Stone Divine Detox Pamper Rituals. Marion's name is already synonymous with luxury organic skincare in Ibiza, and even her 'regular' facials feature lymphatic drainage and a gravity-defying Bee Venom Mask, but her unearthly new treatment is a thing of wonder. From her arrival (she's ethereally youthful and always dressed in white), to her kit (think luxurious massage bed, fresh flowers, and dreamy plinky-plonk music), Marion is like a breath of calm in your home (or boat). The ritual begins with reiki (another of Marion's superpowers), and progresses variously through hot cloth cleansing, incandescent massage and acupressure, before ending with a deep cleanse and massage of the feet and legs. At almost two hours long, the treatment is divinely indulgent, and it may just be the most generous thing you ever do for your body and soul.
Marion Stone Divine Detox Pamper Rituals, + 34 648 715 383
The pedestrianisation of the pretty plaza in Santa Gertrudis a few years ago was a dream come true for the restaurants surrounding it, whose pretty facades now peep out from shady awnings. Just off the main square is Mikado, Ibiza's newest Asian restaurant and surely a contender for the hippest of the summer. Outside the terrace is all sculptural bamboo lanterns, white tablecloths and Soho House-style salvaged chairs, painted uniformly in sea green. Inside, a scorching kitchen has perfected the art of pan-Asian delicacies – think soft shell crab, perfectly sliced sashimi and a bikini-friendly, no-rice salmon roll. Mikado is owned by Fabrice, the charming Belgian patron of Santa Getrudis's other foodie hotspot, Bistro Plaza, and whose predilection for a good wine (and sake) list is apparent here. Book now or regret it.
Mikado, Carrer Venda de Poble, Santa Getrudis, +34 647 053 518