Monday 20th January 2020: Private office Boo Ibiza (www.booibiza.com) is a dynamic agency that creates exceptional experiences on the ‘White Island’. Founder Louise ‘Boo’ Gibney, a connoisseur of grown-up glamour and well versed in stylish living, has curated an exclusive portfolio of spectacular Ibiza properties available for rent and sale. As an Ibizan insider, she knows the hottest beach clubs and restaurants, the sleekest yachts, the most elegant boutiques, where to be seen or not.
Knowing Ibiza for over 20 years, Louise has her finger firmly on the island’s pulse. Her black book is bursting with local contacts and friends, ensuring that she always delivers authentic Ibiza. A consummate professional, Louise has an impeccable reputation for discretion and confidentiality, and her fluency in Russian, English and French and Spanish has earned her a global clientele. Her local knowledge, coupled with her business acumen – having been an investment banker in New York, Russia, London and Zurich – is the reason Boo is Ibiza’s go-to trusted guide.
Boo Ibiza nurtures personal relationships with its clients, anticipating their needs, understanding their preferences and exceeding their expectations. The team at Boo Ibiza matches each guest with a carefully-curated portfolio of properties from 400-year-old fincas to 14-bedroomed palazzos, modernist palaces to stylish villas situated on rocky outcrops.
Alongside property, Boo Ibiza offers a comprehensive range of VIP concierge services: chefs, butlers, drivers and security, daily or weekly yacht charter. Weddings and events are meticulously planned and executed, and renowned for exceeding the clients’ expectations.
In anticipation of Spring/Summer 2020, here are Boo Ibiza’s recommendations on the perfect way to make the most of a few days on the island:
Kick-off with a delicious breakfast at Cappuccino in Marina Ibiza. Mega superyacht spotting served up with a mesmerising view of Dalt Vila will set you up for the day.
Take out a boat on the crystal-clear aquamarine waters and explore the island’s hidden coves dotted with traditional fishermen’s huts. Lunch at El Bigotes in Cala Mastella and savour freshly-caught delicacies – rotja, denton, mussels and prize calamari served in their ink. For grilled sardines, go off-the-beaten-track to Utopia beach shack, a 200m easy climb from the Port of San Miguel.
Spend a day on the quieter beaches in the North of the island. Boo’s favourite hangouts include Utopia and Kiosko in San Miguel, Cala Xuclar and Xarraca and Cala d’en Serra in Portinax. Other beaches not to miss are Es Cavallet, Sa Caleta, Cala Comte, Cala Nova, Agua Blancas and on Sunday, head to Benirras for the sunset drumming.
Plan a late afternoon stroll around the charming village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, where local life meets a cosmopolitan international crowd resulting in a unique community spirit. Wile away a relaxing hour in the church square and order the Serrano ham bocadillo at Bar Costa, an institution in its own right. Leave time to browse the fashion boutiques.
Sunset hour is an Ibizan rite, and Boo has her favourite locations from which take