Christmas in Ibiza is a glorious time for gifting, feasting and friends. Here we give you our low down on how to make a proper Ibiza Christmas.


Making your own wreath can be a gorgeous winter activity. Once you have your base you can weave whatever you choose into the design. In Ibiza we are surrounded with rich smelling pine trees, these branches are perfect for adding as the base of your wreath.  Then add springs of wild gathered rosemary. Rather than traditional red berries why not integrate beautiful pink bougainvillaea flowers to add a special Ibiza touch. 

Serena’s handmade wreath


Shop independent is our Ibiza motto and we are spoilt for choice on this island. We just love gifting stunning kitchenware and ceramics from Es Cucons, trinkets and treasures from La Galeria Elefante, and for the most difficult to buy for we always find something perfect in Sluiz.  Sending beautiful Christmas decorations to friends and family far and wide always means a trip to Olivers Decoration in Ibiza Town.

Eating Out 

Christmas Day in Ibiza is a little different as usually it is warm enough to sit out in the sun, so we will be heading to one of our favourite alfresco dining spots to enjoy our festive lunch. We would recommend you consider Macao who are opening especially this year, Casa Jondal for their king crab and hollandaise sauce, Yemanja for their squid with Ibizan sobrasada, Cala Bonita for their Tuna Tartar, Sa Caleta for their seafood platter or Casa Maca for braised beef. 

Casa Jondal photo from kelly Behun

Burning It Off 

After feasting like a king try a walk at one of our favourite places to explore during the winter. Starting at Salinas, walk the length of the blissfully empty beach over stunning white undisturbed sand (who need snow!) and continue all the way to the lookout tower Torres de ses Portes (passing many secluded little locals favourites coves on the way).

Des Cavellet by Ibiza LGBT

Then head north along to Platja des Cavellet this beautiful beach is magical in the winter, continue along to El Chiringuito before taking the small path in the car park that will lead you through the beautiful samphire lined path back up to the tower. 

Indulging At Home

When you return home why not indulge in homemade Triffle with a glass of warm mulled wine in front of the open fire.

Serena tells us the secret to her Pear, Almond, and Pomegranate Island Trifle is that she uses Pan D’or from the local deli Mangiamo Italiano for her sponge and local Goldtooth Vermouth for her booze. Cream is swapped for alpro vanilla yogurt and she took full advantage of Tesco opening on the island by using Tesco’s finest custard.

For her mulled wine Serena blends Ibizan herbs with her traditional English spices to create an island Christmas Classic. 

The seal of approval from Jesse