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Ibiza: the island that makes everyone happy

Nights and music festivals. But also relax in beaches far from the crowd. And a surprising campaign. Discover all the faces of Isla Blanca

Who did not think at least once in the life of spending a vacation in Ibiza? Isla Blanca has always been one of the most popular summer destinations, especially among the Italians. It will be that the star of the Balearic Islands is the island for everyone. Nightlife, entertainment, clubs and discos where to get up until dawn are not the only attraction: just knowing the right places and Ibiza is a suitable destination for those who do not like the crowds, a perfect place to relax and retrieve energies, walking, pedaling, paddling and swimming, without being overwhelmed by tourists.

A holiday in Ibiza can not be missed by Dalt Vila, the acropolis of the Ibiza / Eivissa capital, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site: a maze of narrow streets enclosed by impressive walled enclosures filled with restaurants and locals. Vibrant at any time of day and night, the old town is the perfect place to have fun and make some healthy shopping. Among the historical monuments that come along the trail, the Almudaina Castle, the Cathedral Santa Maria de les Neus and the Teatro Pereyra where every summer evening is attended by live music concerts. You must climb to the top of one of the seven bastions that intercept the walls to admire spectacular views of the bay surrounding the city and contemplate Formentera in the distance. For a break, the choice falls on La Comida San Juan, a local institution, an authentic osteria with rustic atmosphere where you can eat a great fish of the day.

The beaches of the capital are Talamanca and Playa d’en Bossa. And in its vicinity is also the famous Sa Caleta. However, it is necessary to move to the municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia to come across a dream sea and in particular within the Ses Salines Natural Park. Here, the Es Cavallet beach, chosen from the gay community as a meeting point for the gay community, is now mainly popular with nudists, while Ses Salines is famous for multicolored water and soft dunes. For the more sporty, the beautiful park is perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Also worth a visit is the beach of Cala Lentrisca, known for its green turquoise waters and the Mediterranean scrubland. When you return, after a sunny day, sit at Fish Shack tables, a restaurant hidden in the rocks of Playa Talamanca, to admire a spectacular sunset and enjoy fresh fish.

You travel along the west coast to reach Cala d’Hort, from where, with two hours of kayaking, you will reach the islet of Es Vedrà, majestic rock rising from the sea on which stories and legends flow, part of a nature reserve. Another “legendary” place nearby, Sa Pedrera, a kind of cliff overlooking the sea, which is famous for its name Atlantis and linked to the history of the island, colonized by hippies in the 1960s.
Along the west coast, but further north, here is the quiet Cala Vedella and the most world-famous Platges de Comte, which gives postcard water and sunsets. From here to Sa Conillera Island, the step is short: if you like to isolate yourself in nature, this is the place for you.

Urban art lovers do not miss a stop at Sant Antoni de Portmany where for some years street artists are invited to leave the mark on the city walls and the result is a rainbow of colors that illuminates the village.

The north-eastern part of Ibiza, between Santa Eulària des Riu and San Joan de Labritja, surprises inside: the real show, in fact, here is the campaign. Oranges, lemons, mangoes, almonds. Narrow trails, non-existent traffic and a thousand shades of green: the Ibiza you do not expect.

From June to September all the most famous venues of the island host internationally renowned Djs and themed evenings. To have fun in great style, the famous Pacha, Ushuaïa and Amnesia remain the three compelling steps. The Bloop Festival, as well as the Lonely Planet as one of the eight best urban art festivals in the world, will be on the agenda from August 23 to September 16 in Sant Antoni.

Being a very famous and tourist island, it is not difficult to find accommodation in Ibiza suitable for all tastes. For a postcard sea view you need to book a room at Hotel Torre del Mar in Eivissa city (double b & b from 100 to 130 €). Las Mariposas (double from 80 to 150 €), instead, in the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany, is a typical ibizenca finca converted into b & b and managed by an Italian family. A true oasis of tranquility, with lovely colorful rooms and a swimming pool where you can even swim at night. Nature lovers can not book a room in Can X

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Spend heavenly days sunbathing on the chic mahogany deck.

Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters of the private heated infinity pool or recline with a drink on the sun-kissed verandah.

Take the villa’s snorkeling gear to your private beach and experience the unrivalled feeling of being at one with the mystical Ionian Sea.

Relax in the resort’s brand new Waterfront Spa situated right above the sea and enjoy rejuvenating treatments.

When it’s time to eat, fire up the charcoal barbeque for laid back alfresco dining.

Or choose a seat in the open-air Club House restaurant, a romantic stilted pergola that serves up exquisite Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with waves lapping gently in the background.

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A private sandy beach beckons daily, while the island’s historic capital is within easy reach.

With a private beach at your doorstep, enjoy the meditative rhythm of the sea as you bask on a comfy lounger.

Stroll to the nearby tennis court and serve up some aces. Zakynthos city and harbor are also a short drive from the villa.

A cultural, shopping and gastronomic hub, the city is also rich in historical architecture.

The airport is just five miles away, while the private VIP transfer is the ideal beginning and end of your stay in Zakynthos.

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The house, built with the typical Cycladic architecture, comprises of three levels and a terraced well-kept garden.

A spacious outdoor terrace shaded by a traditional Greek pergola surrounds the main entrance floor. The main entrance opens to a cozy

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There is also  a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with a comfortable bar area. Located on the same floor is the main guest bedroom with

twin beds (pushed together can create a double), with access to the terrace with sea views.

The upper floor is dedicated to the master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, and access to a spacious roof veranda with great

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The property’s private infinity pool was built on the lower floor and is surrounded by green trees and a garden with a spacious outdoor

pergola and sundeck. From the pool patio there is access to another attractive separate guest bedroom with double bed, en-suite

bathroom and sea views.

There is a smaller stone studio on the pool level with a sofa bed turned in twin beds and private bathroom, ideal for teenagers or nanny.

The studio can serve as cool sitting room of the pool area as well.

Justin Bieber: his dream house that costs a fortune per night

The stars seem to be fixed with the houses, so that their dwellings are generally an ode to luxury and excess also hard to imagine. Justin Bieber is no exception, and his stay in New Zealand has not really spared no expense.

What Justin Bieber does not die of hunger is acclaimed, but the villa he rented in New Zealand is truly one of the most luxurious and excessive things that have ever been seen.

Justin Bieber flew to New Zealand where they expect new dates of Purpose Tour: obviously the singer needs a place to stay in these days of “away”, but if you think he rented a normal apartment or a quiet house you are totally out Street. Justin has in fact decided to rent one of the most luxurious residences of New Zealand, for the modest sum of $ 23.270 per night: at this price the star can enjoy a huge swimming pool, a tennis court and even a golf course. The house is part of the prestigious complex called The Lodge at The Hills, Queenstown: accommodation designed exclusively for VIP, which in high season can cost as much as USD 32 thousand per night (thank goodness Justin decided to go there in March …). The Lodge at The Hills is rented for a minimum of five nights, and includes a range of pampering for guests that are included in the price: a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a private chef, a night watchman, a selection of beers and characteristic fine wines of New Zealand and the access to the golf course and gym. The residence is located next to a forest, and the pool is surrounded by a large garden, while inside there are six suites, each decorated differently. The common areas were decorated with sculptures and artwork. Not a bad place to relax during Purpose Tour, although it will not be a bit ‘too much as a choice? What is certain is that, given the wealth of Justin Bieber (which would be about 260 million dollars), pay these amounts of money for him is not a problem at all.

Trip on the river and jump into the void
What Justin Bieber wants when he is away from home, you have a little ‘relaxation (goal virtually impossible since it is regularly attacked by fans). Arrived in New Zealand, the Canadian singer has tried to enjoy the beauty of the place and do some ‘tourists: so he took a ride on the Shotover River to admire its canyons and experience the thrill of bungee jumping, and the evening is Queenstown went to a bar to have some fun ‘before starting to work. At the local it gave a very funny scene to his fans, dancing shirtless with an old lady who seemed very appreciate Justin transportation.

Two tattoos in one month may be enough
The surprises do not end here: last month Justin Bieber has decided to decorate his body with two more tattoos, not really small: a bear on your chest and an eagle with spread wings on the stomach. A drastic choice (and painful) which shows how Justin Bieber does not intend to stop with tattoos. Most of the designs that are on his skin are of religious inspiration: how many of Justin’s fans know, the singer is very religious, so much to get to a small cross tattooed on his face, symbolizing his way to God.

NEIGHBORS CAN NOT PAY THE RENTALS

There is no one alive in Ibiza

The price per square meter has soared in the last two years. In the island they begin to have problems to replace the positions of doctor or police

“The rent has risen so much in the last two or three years, spurred by the increase in tourists, that we can not afford to live in. I know people who have to share a flat between five or six People, even doctors, because few can afford a rent of 1,600 euros for a two-room apartment. In Ibiza we are going to die of success: this summer there will be more tourists than employees, we may not be able to maintain the services. ”
This summary of the dramatic situation suffered by the island is signed by Luis Gonzaga, a spokesman for the platform affected by rents, an association that brings together 8,000 citizens around the need for a regulation on rents. They have gone out on numerous occasions to the street, starring in the front pages of the local press, but have not yet obtained a clear response from the Insular Housing Counseling. “The institutions are people who own property and have their interests,” said the spokesman.
The figures are strong in this respect. At present, Ibiza has no vacant public housing and, what is worse, the price of the square meter soared two years ago and has no prospect of letting up. According to data from the real estate portal Fotocasa, the island of the Mediterranean already has the most expensive soil in Spain with 12.34 e / m2, ahead of historical figures such as San Sebastián (12,17 e / m2) or Barcelona (11 , 58 e / m2). Thus, a house in Ibiza of 80 m2 has an output price of 987 euros, which has to add the usual surcharge because it is a top tourist destination. “The average price is 1,600 euros per month, a barbarity if you compare it with the main cities of Spain,” laments Gonzaga.

It is not, as in the case of the Costa Blanca and other inland summer resorts, a phenomenon affecting only certain areas. A study by Idealista shows, taking three reference municipalities such as the center, Santa Eulalia del Río and Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, that rentals have grown by around 30% on average since 2013.
The situation is so profitable for homeowners who are allowed to change furniture every year. This dizzying rise of the island has confronted the neighbors; It is the old conflict between landlords and tenants, a sort of Marxist class struggle with brick-colored dyes. To the former the situation favors them enormously. Hector P. has two houses in the Port of San Miguel, in the north of Ibiza. Thanks to the first, she was able to buy the second one: “In 2012, after having housed a family for nine years in my house, I decided to dedicate myself to tourists alone. With the family I would pay around 7,500 euros a year, and the first summer using it As tourist housing, in just two months, I made more than 6,000, “he explains to this newspaper.
Few owners want to talk to the media. Héctor, who prefers to preserve his family name, understands the situation his neighbors live in, although he asks respect for the owners: “We are all day sticking to Facebook and news forums, do not they understand us? Between May and October I earn a lot more than before, triple, even if I have the house empty during the winter.Not even bother about the typical things of a landlord: I buy every season all new furniture in Ikea and throw them at the end, Because it is a very profitable situation and I take it legally.Will they [the neighbors without properties] not do the same if they were in my place? “, Sharp ditch.

For Gonzaga there are three causes why the rents have been disbursed. “With the sinking of similar destinations such as Tunisia due to security problems, Ibiza has become saturated with holidaymakers. The demand is so great that any space is rented, even if it is a terrace or A bed for 500 euros, many times breaking the law, “says the spokesman. “A string of intermediaries are also emerging, landing on the island, renting a house for a whole year and being re-sold to vacationers inflating the price even more,” says Gonzaga. Finally, from the affected platform they lament that there is a large bag of empty houses while many citizens are unable to find an economic ceiling, but simply a lease for a year.

The other months are “season”, the lapse of time in which the Ibizans make their August with Germans and Britons. Most of the owners play it to have empty the house during the winter because the accounts come out to them. At this point, the Balearic Housing Institute (IVIBA) wants to act: “We are in the process of filing a law, which is in the stage of allegations, which has as its object that any housing that has been vacant for two years must be transferred to the park. Public housing, “they say from the institution. The idea would be to check the supplies (light, water) to check if the property houses life and, if not, to set for it a regulated price at the same level as the official protection. In addition, the housing counselor has expressly asked the Ministry of Development to transfer to Ibiza 20% of the homes acquired by Sareb after failed real estate developments. Alexandra has been forced to live in a tent with her youngest son AgeThe case of the Belgian Alexandra Duchateau serves to evidence the housing deficit. She arrived 23 years ago to the island to work as a child cheerleader in the hotels in the area. For years he was changing his address every summer paying as much as 600 euros a month “and it was already expensive,” he says. In 2006 he moved to England for a few months, and on his return the situation had changed: “It took me a long time to find a flat in San Antonio, and it cost me 700 euros. There I started to see a big change,” he told the newspaper. “At the time I was a cashier, I paid 800 euros and I could not keep my two children, so I had to move to a single room for 500 euros.” Here he began his ordeal. The social services of the Balearic Islands showed up at his house and told him that he would lose custody of his youngest son if he did not find a building that had at least two rooms. “I got a job at a real estate company and I moved to a flat offered by my boss. Then I discovered that the whole building was seized by Hacienda, every time they came from Endesa because we had the light hooked up we had to hide in the kitchen my children and I, “he explains. In the face of such a scenario, Alexandra threw the towel and went to Italy with a sister: “But my little son wanted to return, he grew up in Ibiza, there are his friends, his basketball team … and we come back”. Which Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live in. The store where Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live landed in the Pitiusas in June 2016. This time they found no floor. “She was willing to pay up to 900 euros for 20 m2, but nothing. For months she was living in a tent installed in the garden of a lady who cared for the children.” The landlords in Ibiza are very attentive to the number of people Who live in every house. If they think that there is more than one family, they immediately raise the rent, so I preferred to be in the garden so as not to cause problems, “says the Belgian, who even gives an image of the meager supplies with which he lived at that time. “Put ads, leave papers in the empty houses and try to rent the few homes that went to the market and were placed in 20 minutes,” Duchateau found where to live with his son for 600 euros a month.Has trick: the owner, a British citizen , Only signed him until August, but he has repented and wants to evict her. “He says that I have to go with the excuse that we live 50 people, but we are only two, and most of the day we are out.” The reason is, Once again, the lucrative summer ibicenco: “It has offered me to stay the six months of season for 12,500 euros, to more than 2,000 euros per month” says the Belgian, who to the top has discovered that it is re-negotiated.Renounce the work for lack of ceilingIsabel Llácer has worked since 2007 as an Italian teacher at the Official Language School of Formentera, the island bordering Ibiza. At first, like so many other teachers in the Balearic Islands, I shared a flat with a partner for 500 euros. Two years later she moved alone; Paid 600 euros for a room, but he could afford it with his payroll of 1,900 euros net. “At the time my landlord told me that I had to leave because I was going to sell the flat. It was a lie, the next year I rented it for a lot more money,” says Llácer.Llácer, in his last stay in Ibiza Llácer, Ibiza Three years ago, she had a child and was forced to discard the studio apartments, the big rent-a-car on the island. “I could not get in with my partner and the boy in a single room, so I started looking for nothing, but nothing.” We had to accept a small apartment in Platja d’en Bossa for 700 euros that came from salt water taps. And, of course, only until April, because

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The property is located in the exclusive area of Puig den Redo, a pine covered hill in between Cala Jondal and San Jose on ibiza’s beautiful south coast.

it is located near the highest point of the hill and the villa has wide Southern views to Cap des Falco and to the island of Formentera.
It is perfectly located being close to the village of San Jose and Ibiza town and only minutes from the best beach restaurants on the island.

A sanctuary in the lagoon. Polynesia, here is the most booked hotels in the world

The news of these days: the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia (yes, the one where Jennifer Aniston spent the Honeymoon!) Received the largest number of reservation requests on TripAdvisor among hotels worldwide.
A dream come holiday. In addition, an icon dell’mmaginario. An archetype. The Four Seasons in Bora Bora. Already landing close to the tiny airport in Bora Bora, in the heart of the Pacific, in the archipelago of Society Islands, French Polynesia. seeing the spectacular lagoons with incredible nuances, you realize what paradise is coming! After all we are in a land myth, supermodels in the Victoria’s Secret lingerie you have just been to the last photo shoot!
Then, the Four Season’s staff comes up to me with the classical and fragrant necklace welcome tiare flowers and takes me to the boat that, in about twenty minutes, leads me to the destination.
Sure, it’s not a destination for everyone. And not just because it is not affordable for all budgets. The journey is not easy: after the long trip from Papeete fact then you have to take a small plane to Bora Bora and then make a final stretch speedboat.
Then, however, the view is unforgettable. The resort – just past the headlines for the Moon of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux last summer Honey – lies on one of the longest and picturesque beaches on the island, is located in an idyllic location in the lagoon in front of Mount Otemanu, a volcano off. Surrounded by the embrace of a lush tropical vegetation contains within it a private lagoon, The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, with more than a hundred species of colorful fish. Dive in these waters is like swimming in an aquarium. We organize tours, also for children, with a marine biologist who gives lessons on how to graft a coral, feed the octopus and the Polynesian ecosystem.

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115 the “shelters”, of which between 15 and 100 water bungalows suites and villas with private pools. All built in a style that reflects the local architecture, with characteristic high ceilings and roofs covered with pandanus leaves, teak furniture and Polynesian artifacts. And coveted, on the Tripadvisor site is by far the most booked hotel on the planet in 2015.
Mine is an Over-Water Bungalow Suite with views of Mount Otemanu. 100 square meters with separate living and bedroom, a bathroom, and a terrace which leads directly into the water. Diving into this sea turquoise directly from its terrace, being at one with nature, fall asleep with the sound of the sea is extraordinary.
There are four restaurants. The Arii Moana, overlooking the waters of the lagoon and overlooking Mount Otemanu, elegant and romantic, open for dinner only, for an international creative cuisine with seafood dishes, contaminated with local flavors. The Tere Nui, near the beach, which offers international cuisine with Mediterranean influences and particular grill. The Farè Hoa Beach Bar, close to the pool and beach prepare tropical cocktails and fresh salads. Finally, the Sunset Restaurant & Bar offers Asian-inspired dishes with sushi.
Of course, during the day or night, you can always order lunch or dinner in the privacy of your bungalow or private villa. Do not miss the breakfast, served in its own terrace, which comes directly from the sea, on a typical Polynesian canoe. A show of colors and scents! For the well-being is a holistic spa which features a sauna, jacuzzi and 7 rooms, Polynesian style, treatment, also the torque that can be applied on request, at the beach or in villa. There are many activities that can be practiced during the day: sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, hang gliding and paddling.