Nadia El Ferdaoussi the daily s'elf travel blogger Essential Walking Ibiza


I joined the donation based ‘Short and Sweet’ (there’s tea and homemade cake at the end) two hour long walk from Isla Blanca in the north of the island on an overcast Wednesday morning. I caught up with tour leader Sheila from Walking Ibiza, who is founder Toby’s mother, at the meeting point and she introduced me to some of the other walkers, some new and some regulars. Toby started organising tours after walking the entire coast of the island in 11 days with just €1 relying on generous donations of food and drink from locals and now runs tours around the island and shorter trips on a regular basis.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi the daily s'elf travel blogger Essential Ibiza Michael Vanarey photographer drone kaiser baas delta drone gopro ibiza by air


Wow, there’s something magical about watching this footage of Ibiza by air by videographer Michael Vanarey. He manages to show us a totally different perspective to the white isle.

Have a look at this montage of aerial footage Michael filmed on our press trip with Essential Ibiza in May 2016 and some of the stunning locations they brought us too.

I spy Surf Lounge, Hostal la Torre, Babylon Beach Bar, Tropicana Beach Club, Atzaro Hotel and a vineyard near Pikes Hotel.

We used the Kaiser Baas Delta Drone with GoPro gimbal from Harvey Norman in Ireland to capture these images, enjoy!

Nadia El Ferdaoussi Michael Vanarey Photography Hotel Torre del Mar Ibiza Marks and Spencer Bikini Capsule Summer Wardrobe


I get massive wardrobe envy everywhere I travel, but especially in Ibiza when the style rating is off the charts. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m just not the kind of person who will ever be “fashionable”, so I’m focusing more on style and staples to make dressing and more importantly for me, packing easier. I’ve created a bit of a capsule summer wardrobe that allows me to mix and match and look as pulled together as possible with minimal effort.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi Jodie DS Photography for Essential Ibiza Tropicana Beach


Right, let’s just talk about Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel for a second. It’s where the infamous Wham! Club Tropicana music video was filmed at the pool and the walls are adorned with pictures of famous faces who’ve stayed there.

Arriving, it might seem underwhelming, but just give it a minute. Checking in was enough to convince me of the rock n roll ways of this long lived establishment. Apparently the venue fell out of fashion for a few years, but with the Ibiza Rocks brand taking hold they’re well and truly back on the scene.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi Michael Vanarey Photography Hostal la Torre sunset Ibiza


I don’t know how I’ve made it this far in Ibiza without having a little splash about. Well actually, the jellyfish hampered our efforts when we went over to Formentera and any other chance we’ve had I’ve chosen to hit up the wifi instead and get some work done, freelance life yo! Trust me, I’m not complaining.

But you simply cannot come to Ibiza and not go for a swim, so we got up early and did a no-phone power hour of jumping in the pool and a lazy breakfast with no technology. Bliss.