Ibiza off-season tips – travelling in October

I love Autumn, but as my full-time job includes sitting in the office for long hours I didn’t really enjoy much of the summer sunshine this year. And so, I and my friend have decided to prolong the summer for a while this year and we flew to Ibiza for a week, the second week in October. You probably know that already if you follow me on Instagram, as I have posted quite a few pictures. (And talked about it quite a bit in last month, ha ha!)

We didn’t start it off very successfully thanks to the French strike. (thank you very much) In the end, we had to pay three flights each to arrive a day later! But eventually, we arrived in the beautiful Ibiza town. Eivissa, if you wish!

Ibiza town

I am not yet experienced traveller, but I thought I would share some tips with you, which might come handy:

When to go:

I travelled off-season as it was cheaper. It did work out when I went to Rome this spring. (You can check a little gallery here.) But on a tiny island like Ibiza, you better go with paying more and stay over peak time if you want to do something more adventurous. If you are more about to lie on the sandy beach, ride the wave on a plastic doughnut and drink sweet cocktails, you will be just fine. We still had over 25C every day in the middle of October.

If you travel off season be aware of:

  • Some bus routes/times will be very limited. Careful while planning a day trip and check your way from/to airport.
  • Water sports on some places might finish even when the weather is still hot.
  • If the club season is still on (Closing parties), you might have to pay for a taxi. Popular Disco Buses finish end of September / beginning of October.

Where to stay:

  • I would suggest finding a hotel away from main towns, such as Ibiza town. I stayed in two places, Ibiza town in a cheap apartment and in San Antonio Bay ***Hotel all Inclusive. And you can get much better deal staying away from the centre. Boat taxis can get you across the bay or around the island on any famous beach you like. Or you can get a bus across the island. If traffic is not too busy it will not take more than 20-30 minutes to drive across the island.
  • If you are on a budget and plan to visit some of the beaches such as Cala Conta or Cala Bassa, I recommend taking a picknick/snack with you. Prices of food there start somewhere on 20€. For a starter!

Budget (off-season prices):

  • If you find a good last-minute deal on All Inclusive you save a lot of money. (We paid for 3 night in an apartment with no food and 4 nights in the hotel all incl. around £250 in total, each.)
  • By eating out in a restaurant you will probably spend around 10-15€ per person for a meal and drink. One whole pizza is usually around 8-10€ in a restaurant. (I don’t share a pizza! :D)
  • Drink in a club (Pacha, Amnesia,…) will cost you a bit. Most clubs allow you to pre-book drinks before you arrive, on their website. We bought few drinks before going out in a supermarket. 200ml bottle of water in Pacha cost me 9€.
  • Closing party ticket to a big club if booked online will cost you around 40€.
  • Buses and boat taxis are super cheap. They charge you based on travel time. Boat across the bay was 3€ one way, boat trip on Cala Bassa beach (around 40mins way from San Antonio Bay) was 10€ return. Bus across Ibiza between 2-3€.

A trip to Ibiza Castle. The view was stunning.

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Ibiza Town

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Bondi in San Antonio

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San Antonio

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I really hope this was a little helpful for you. Have you ever been to Ibiza? What part have you visited? 🙂

 

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The Liebster Award

So it happened, that I have been nominated by wonderful Alexa Ceza for The Liebster Award. Like, I don´t even know how that happened, but I love it. A huge thank you for you Alexa and her post. For all the new bloggers, this is an opportunity to feel a bit more like you belong there. Like we are all in it together.

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Shopping at Whittard of Chelsea

If you know me or just follow my Instagram you would know, I am crazy about tea! Every time I go back home to see my family in the Czech Republic my mum would buy me tons of boxes of my favs teas and filled my suitcase with them completely!

I have tea for everything! I have maroon red fruit tea for cosy evenings in, green tea with pineapple for summer weekend mornings, rosehip tea full of vitamin C for autumn colds and so on and on…

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My hometown photo gallery – Autumn

As mentioned in my previous post My 25th Birthday I did celebrate my birthday here in Brighton. And it was the first time I have not been with my family. Yes, I was sad, obviously. I missed blowing candles on a cake and having that secret wish on my mind. Yes, I missed my beautiful dog helping with opening my presents. But, for the first time, I felt like I am celebrating my birthday like a grown-up woman more than a little girl.

Anyway, as much as I love my life here in the U.K. on the beach, I do still miss woods and mountains I grew up around in my homeland. So, I have decided to share with you a little gallery of snaps I took in September a year ago.44D972EB-87A9-46B1-97D9-DEFEED7F4616

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My 25th Birthday

A week ago on Saturday, I turned 25. That´s big one. I mean, no I still do not think about marriage, children or getting a mortgage. Like most of those, I know in my age. I think about, where my next travel adventure will be and how to tick another line in my bucket list.

And I also think about what I have learnt in 25 years of life.

  1. Only love is sometimes just not enough. People need so much more. Trust, honesty and care. Ability to compromise and space to grow. Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it will never be enough. Don´t hurt yourself. Have your heart open, but choose wisely. And always love yourself!
  2. People come and people go. And that´s okay! I used to be upset a lot about losing friends. It is so hard to make new friends once you are grown up. But I have learnt that there is no need to be upset about it. You move on with your life, your interests change, you choose different life paths and that´s okay. It doesn´t mean you do not care about each other anymore.
  3. Trying to fit in or look the same like everyone else is a waste of time. Only go to a gym to be healthy and if you find it fun. Not because of all the butt pictures on Instagram. If you wanna cut your hair really short, just do it! Fancy a green lipstick? Wear it!

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Where to go for one day trip in South West England

I have moved to England almost three years ago and I must say I do know it here better than I know my home place. But there is still so much to discover. I am a total junkie when it comes to something natural. A hundred years old tree, the very first blooming flowers in spring, the feel of sea waves on your feet or tiny bees collecting sweet nectar.

Summer in England can be pretty hot (Yes, they do have summer here.). But no, it does not last long. So if you wake up on your day off work and you see the sun shining on you through the window, you have to use it. It might just be gone as quickly as it came. Continue reading “Where to go for one day trip in South West England”

Cosy coffee shop in Burgess Hill

On the Park

(155 London Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 8LH)

I do attach to places a lot. Usually because of the people. When I moved over here to the UK lots of little things in my live were these “first-time” pleasures. The first date, first time making a friend “from scratch”, first time moving to a share house… And every single place, bar, a town I have visited felt all new and ready to make memories.

Last Saturday I went to a cafe here in a tiny, tiny town I live, where I haven´t been over a year. It was called different, decoration was different, but the feeling remained.

Waiters are really sweet, food is nice and fresh, all home cooked… and all those cakes!  If you are passing by, this place is worth giving up few minute in your busy lives.

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