April 29, 2019

Memoirs: Storms and Solo Self Care in Ibiza 

Why Ibiza? 

Why not? If I’m honest, its not somewhere I ever wanted to visit. I was never one for the party life and if I was going to pay the peak Ibiza prices, I’d rather go elsewhere. I always think that if my trip to somewhere in the EU is going to cost as much as the US, I’d rather go there. Anyway, I originally booked the week of 2019 Easter off to make the most of the double bank holiday and tick off another destination on my 12 in 12 challenge… 

How much?

I’d been looking at flights for a while and I didn’t want to spend loads obviously and I came across £47 return flights to Ibiza. I must remind you that these were on a bank holiday and weren’t horrible flight times either. Of course… they were with Ryanair, so if you’re not fussed on airlines, there are plenty of travel bargains to be had.

Read more: 10 Things You Will Always Experience When Flying Ryanair

In terms of hotel, my trip was for 4 days and I didn’t want to book somewhere reminiscent of The Inbetweeners movie so I paid a little extra for somewhere “nice”. I settled on the Ibiza Corso Hotel and Spa booking a single room for a total of £220 which included breakfast. I always wince when I have to pay the full price for a hotel room, but this is the price of peace, right? 

Saturday 20th April, 9.30pm

I arrived in Ibiza late on the evening on Easter Saturday after a smooth flight where I caught up on plenty of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Ibiza airport was relatively small and getting through the border and into the taxi took a matter of minutes. 

My hotel was around 15 minutes from the airport and I’d done my research knowing it would roughly be €20 in a taxi and it was. I always have Google Maps open when I’m on my way so 1) I know I’m not being scammed 2) On the cast of Taken 4.

9.50pm

Check in at the hotel was quick and my single room for a single life got upgraded to a double room with a sea view. I didn’t even ask? Not that I’m complaining but the benefits of going to a destination off peak means you’re more likely to be upgraded. 

10.10pm

I’d arrived in Ibiza in the middle of a storm whereas London was going through a mini-heatwave. You can’t make this sh*t up. Only me, right?

You always take the weather with you

My last day in Ibiza gave me blue skies and sunshine which is pretty ironic considering this is what I came for. But if there’s one thing (amongst many) that is out of my control, it’s the weather… 

So I took myself for a late brunch a Mama Fun Kitchen which involved the best tuna tacos and mojitos I’ve ever had and my other favourite pastime, solo dining. 

The next few days…

Thankfully I didn’t have a solid plan for what I wanted to do in Ibiza. All I wanted was some alone time. Time to do nothing, time to be self indulgent and not feel guilty about it. 

Travel is self care and self care is travel.

Solitude, stillness and silence.

Its important to take time out for you, be still, breathe and just “be”. You don’t have to go somewhere and see everything, sometimes you wanna be alone in a beautiful place to figure things out.

That’s exactly what I did and I have no regrets.

Would you ever go away solo? 

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Char xo 

3 responses to “Memoirs: Storms and Solo Self Care in Ibiza ”

  1. Cate says:

    when I travel to ibiza last summer I was so surprised about the humidity! too much! And even though I am not the biggest party girl in the world, I loved the island so much<3

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

  2. Jess says:

    A chilled Ibiza..that’s a nice perspective ☺️ I might do more solo Europe trips this year Char, who knows…

  3. I genuinely feel like being on holiday is the only time I can ever truly relax – unfortunately it all seems to erase within hours of being home!

    http://www.itsgemmaedwards.com

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A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.