My oldest friend is getting married in just three weeks time, and to celebrate her final few weeks as a single lady, a few of us all jetted off to Ibiza! There was six of us in total and we booked the whole thing about a year ago through a travel agency called Maximise who specialise in stag and hen weekends.
Hen Party in Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza
I was a bit dubious about booking through them as you don’t get to find out your accommodation until a few weeks prior to departure. This makes planning things a little bit difficult and the control freak in me prefers to have an exact location in my head! But in the end it all turned out just fine and we had the most wonderful time!
They had arranged the transfers from the airport, the dinners in the evening, a beach day, club entry along with drinks and a special surprise of a drawing class featuring a naked male model! Oh la la!
The accommodation we were given was the Bon Sol Apartments in Playa d’en Bossa which was an ideal location as it was only 4km from the airport and a 25 minute drive to San Antonio, although there was plenty to see and do in the little town itself.
We weren’t bowled over when we arrived at our apartments, they could have done with a refurb, but they were clean and large enough for us so we settled in just fine. The apartments were also just a very short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants so it was perfect for us!
We spent most of our days at the beach, walking around the town, and going for lunch. The place had a really nice relaxing atmosphere and I wish that we could have stayed for longer than our 4 nights! The local beach at Playa d’en Bossa was lovely although the water was not always clear due to the waves. But my favourite day was visiting Las Salinas beach which I highly recommend! It’s a bit out of the way so there’s not many tourists around but plenty of locals, which is always a good sign.
The sea there is so beautiful and clear and the sand is fine and golden and it’s the most amazing place to just relax and unwind on a sunbed. There were lots of sellers on the beach offering all sorts from drinks to massages (one of the girls did pay 10 euros for a massage on the beach!). I opted to buy a fruit cup on two occasions which were filled to the brim with fresh fruit for only 5 euros! Yum!
There were lots of lovely restaurants to eat in as well as a KFC and Burger King for the walk home after a few too many shots. I would highly recommend stopping by Ibiza Rocks Diner for a chicken pitta! It was only 13 euros for a pitta stuffed with chicken breast plus two sides (including cheese and bacon fries.. yum!) and it was so good! We also enjoyed a lovely Italian meal at Ciao Ciao which included some amazing home made pasta (I had lasagna!) and desserts.
My favourite meal of the trip was at Sissis which is a grill restaurant on the main street. Our dinner was included in our holiday package so we weren’t sure what to expect, and we weren’t offered an menus. Firstly they brought us out fresh foccacia bread, garlic mayo and some chorizo slices, along with a glass of cava and jugs of sangria!
Next up was our starter which was the most delicious goats cheese salad which I thoroughly enjoyed! Our main meal was a mixed grill which I certainly wouldn’t normally pick but it was really tasty, although I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that much meat in one sitting before! And finally we were brought out a vodka lemon sorbet drink. We were a bit boozy by this point…
In the evenings we got dressed up a bit and went out for dinner and then onto a bar or club. We did go to one of the superclubs Space for their opening Glitterbox night, but I hated it and left shortly after! What a party pooper! I much more enjoyed our nights out at Linekers bar in San An and Swag nightclub! The staff in Linekers could not have done more for us. The girls working there were so attentive and we had our own little booth and they always made sure we were having a great time.
We also found a couple of really good value bars where drinks were so much cheaper than in the clubs. One bar called El Mojito were offering two spirits with mixers plus two sorts for only 10 euros. Whereas the main clubs were selling drinks for 15+ euros each! One night we also went to an open bar called Tantra which was drink as much as you want for 40 euros.. that was a messy night!
One evening we got taxis from our hotel to San Antonio which took about 25 minutes and cost us around 30 euros. We went for an amazing curry meal which was a set menu for only 14 euros which pretty much included everything and it was so good! Afterwards we went towards the beach to watch the sunset which was beautiful to see over the water, and then we went onto the main strip for drinks.
As we were only going for 4 nights I just took a big bag as my hand luggage and tried to pack a capsule wardrobe. This idea didn’t really work and ended up taking about 3 outfits for each day along with 4 bikinis and 4 pairs of shoes. Oops.. but check out these two co-ords which I’ve been dying to wear! I bought them last summer in the sales (sorry!) but I love them!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ibiza for a hen do but it perfectly combined both the chilled out day time with the lively nights out. We all had the most amazing few days and I would love to go back again one day to explore a bit further!