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Ibiza: Top ten things to do
  • Luxury travel company Formentera Yoga, hidden in the island’s pine-clad rural north, launched Ibiza’s first naked yoga break in 2013. Its new technology detox Love Your Body Retreat (September 6-13 2014; further dates to be confirmed, from £1,087) involves early meditation walks on the retreat’s 20-acres of land, daily massage and yoga, plus a hill trek and an exploration of the local coastline at sunrise in a transparent kayak. 
  • The island's most talked about hotel opening exploded onto the Playa d'en Bossa beach scene last month. It is the Hard Rock Hotel's first European outpost and is filled with the usual Hard Rock memorabilia including items once owned by David Bowie, plus a programme of open-air concerts featuring Snoop Dogg and Ellie Goulding, a Teen Spirit Club to keep the 12-17 year olds entertained and Sublimotion, the world's most expensive restaurant, headed up by two Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero. From £189. hrhibiza.com
  • Sushi, one of the island’s preferred cuisines, can now be delivered direct to your apartment, villa or hotel door. New culinary company Sushiboy will also organise a private chef to lead two-hour lessons. This is a particularly popular pastime with families, health retreats and stag and hen parties. A typical lesson will include a demonstration of four sushi types, including inari, nigiri, maki and uramaki. 
  • Atzaro hotel, built inside a whitewashed century-old finca and surrounded by an orange grove, is one of the island’s oldest family-run hotels. Its beachside restaurant in Cala Nova in the quiet Es Cana resort has recently reopened after a nautical paint job. The restaurant’s location on the east of the island means visitors are guaranteed views of tiny Tagomago island while eating dishes such as sautéed squid with mayonnaise foam, seafood croquettes and shrimp kebabs with sea urchin mayonnaise. Mains from £20, atzaro.com 
  • It was only a matter of time before Rude Chalets, a collection of seven ski chalets dotted around the Alps, moved from the mountains to the beach. This summer the company opened their first six-bedroom villa in the small town of Puig d’en Valls, a short drive from Ibiza Town. It has a simple quintessential Spanish design and an island chauffeur who is on hand from noon to 1am six days a week. From £163 per week. www.rudechalets.com
  • The younger, sassier sister of Spanish hotel brand Melia has finally opened in Santa Eulalia. The 200-room property has ME+ suites, with plush extras including Jacuzzis and plunge pools, plus five Nikki suites that include a Nikki Beach playlist ready to download and the option of a packing service for when you’re too partied out to do it yourself. From £240, melia.com 
  • Amante Beach Club, tucked away on a rocky cove on Sol d'en Serra beach, just north of Ibiza Town, is home to a restaurant, bar and outdoor cinema that is popular with the older, stylish crowds. The Midnight Movies programme, perfect for those who are all danced out, is new for 2014. Films such as Now You See Me and Dallas Buyers Club will be projected onto a giant screen throughout August and September with the cove’s towering floodlit rocks as the backdrop. 
  • The 112-room Aguas de Ibiza hotel on the island’s east coast, one of Europe's first eco-luxury hotels, has a new rooftop, a new menu and a new design. Barcelona-based Futur2 design company has helped create a different feel for each of the rooftop’s zones, from the bar to the pool to the dining area and Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola has brought his Vi Cool dining concept: ‘Vi’ is a reference to ‘vino’ and ‘Cool’ – for a cool setting with simple, tasty food.