Drumming on Benirras (Justin Wilkes)
Blog Words : Insider Secrets | 08 June

Your guide to cool Ibiza

Kiss FM DJ Justin Wilkes opens his little black book to reveal five cool places you must visit in Ibiza... and that David Cameron didn't!

1. Catch rays at Benirras Beach

My favourite beach on Ibiza, and probably the most bohemian on the island. Benirras is a gorgeous sheltered sandy cove on the north-west coast not far from San Miguel. Great for snorkelling, loungers are still less than 10 Euros for the day, and if you stop by for sunset on a Thursday you'll be serenaded by bongo-playing locals.

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KM-5 Ibiza

2. Drink at KM5

This is a Moroccan-themed outdoor bar and restaurant situated 5km out of Ibiza Town on the San Jose road. Centred around an old farmhouse, the transformation is amazing. The decor is mind-blowing, and don't be surprised to see the odd stilt walker, trapeze artist or clown as you soak up the ambience.

It's also where you'll find the island's top DJs hanging out before their sets. Great music, great cocktails and a seriously stylish crowd.

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Play D'en Bossa

3. Eat at Sands Playa D'en Bossa

A fantastic place to pitch yourself if you're staying on Playa D'en Bossa. The food is arguably the best on the island, combining fusions of Japanese and Iberian cuisine from some of the best chefs in the world. My favourite? The Ibizan Stew of Iberico pork cheek and monkfish in tomato and orange sauce with braised rice.

If you're lucky you might even catch Carl Cox making an impromptu appearance on the decks. As well as guest DJs, they even have famous guest chefs making an appearance throughout the summer.

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Santa Gertrudis

4. Visit Santa Gertrudis

This isn't a normal stop on the tourist trail but it's a gorgeous little town that, if I lived on Ibiza, would be my location of choice. There's a vibrant square, some cool boutiques, a great tapas bar and new little restaurants opening every year. Don't forget to try the cured ham from one of the pavement cafes. The town is famous for it.

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Es Paradis

5. Party all night at Es Paradis

Es Paradis is my summer residency and the only old school night on the island. Come to Kisstory on a Thursday night at Es Paradis, San Antonio and you’ll be guaranteed more hands in the air moments than anywhere else on the island.

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Justin WilkesJustin Wilkes is one of the UK's most respected dance music radio DJs. He presents weekday mornings on Kiss 100 featuring his legendary 'Kisstory' hour.  You can follow him on Twitter @justinwilkes.

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