March 2020: Boo Ibiza 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 in the magical moments of dusk. Book a bed for cocktails at Experimental Beach in Playa des Codolar Salinas, relish the unique vibe of Sunset Ashram in Cala Comte or head southwest to Mambo’s Hostal La Torre in Cala Gracio. Venture northwest to the luxury spa hotel Na Xamena in San Miguel, sip a cocktail on the stunning terrace and channel your inner James Bond.
On a balmy evening, sit under a canopy of orange and pomegranate trees at Bar Can Berri in San Augustin and taste Mediterranean specialties made with local produce. Located close to San Lorenzo is Balafia, which serves a simple menu of tomato and onion salad with the fieriest aïoli, exquisite lamb chops, the best handmade chips on the island and perfectly-balanced local red wines.
Find time to explore Dalt Villa and the Plaza del Parque – enjoy an aperitif and fresh locally-sourced oysters. Follow the ancient ramp to the UNESCO heritage old town and meander through its cobbled lanes. At the top, take in the spectacular views of the bay of Ibiza and Marina Botafoch. Boo and her team will book perfect alfresco dinner spots like Boris Buono’s Taller de Tapas and La Brasa.
For further information about Boo Ibiza’s private homes and services available for the season, please visit www.booibiza.com, call