Articles posted in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Why The Stars Choose Ibiza


For decades celebrities have been flocking to the The White Isle, and it’s not difficult to see why. The island is host to pristine beaches, high end restaurants and legendary nightlife.

Back in the 1950’s Ibiza was the playground of Hollywood’s finest, Errol Flynn would moor his yacht on the waterfront and head into The Old Town, where he was a regular. In the 1960’s Elizabeth Taylor and Ursula Andress used to grace the sunkissed beaches, and Terry Thomas, Denholm Elliot and Leslie Phillips held infamous parties in the hills of Santa Eulalia. In the 1970’s The Bee gees bought Casa Isabella, a beautiful property in San Antonio. Today, Ibiza is as much a celebrity haunt as it’s ever been with A-listers such as Kate Moss, P-Diddy and Christiano Ronaldo sailing in for a summer break.



The reasons for such an influx of the rich and famous are the same now as they were in the 1950’s; the stunning scenery, secluded cloves with their white sandy beaches, the exclusive nightlife and the ability to escape the paparazzi.

So if you fancy a little star spotting this summer, why not take a look at the incredible properties we have available, including the aforementioned Casa Isabella, former home of the Bee Gees.


Casa Vista


Villa Can Felix


Casa Isabella


Ibiza – Hot Shops!

Like a true shopaholic, I will find any excuse to hit the shops while away on holiday, I like to tell my partner that ‘I’m soaking up the culture’ (works every time), spending my money is by far my favourite activity.

I have been very lucky to visit many beautiful countries such as Morocco, South Africa and Thailand and many, many more, but Ibiza has to be my absolute favourite shopping experience. Ibiza offers us shoppers so much variety from interior design to quirky boutiques to local food stores.

At STAY YNA we have put together our Top Shops to visit!

NOTE – Please to be prepared to purchase extra luggage for all your fab buys!

Gecko Ibiza

Individually crafted jewellery, inspired by Ibiza. You are personally received at the artist's studio near Cala Salada where he offers a private consultation and can make a unique piece of jewellery based on your own design needs. His craftsmanship is discernible in every one of his pieces. A large selection of his pieces can be ordered online via his website.



SLUIZ. stands for beautiful and exciting products that make your lifestyle more colourful. It’s a magical place, an adventure, an experience and an inspiration.

The endless homewares include Moroccan leather pouffes, metallic cowhides and antique glassware. There's a groovy café-bar on site, too.

Stay in Style!

No holiday is complete without a stylish pad and at STAY YNA Ibiza we have just the right one... Our secluded haven Villa Can Felix! Don't miss out, Book now!



Don't forget to can check out all our homes, shops, beaches and activities to do in Ibiza on our STAY YNA APP!


Life In…Ibiza

Pip and Fred Kirkby moved out to Ibiza to start STAY YNA last November. Having gone through the winter they are enjoying the island waking up to warm weather, celebrations and the opening of beach restaurants, an integral part of life in Ibiza! Written by Pip Kirkby. 


Warming Up!

2017 has enjoyed a late Easter, and the island is waking up early for the summer.  It's definitely worth considering an Easter break as the beaches are lovely and not so busy, even if the sea is a bit bracing!  The Easter celebrations are very special,  Semana Santa (Holy Week) really does go on for a week, and the uninitiated can be caught by surprise by the businesses closing for the Easter break from Maundy Thursday.  The processions of “penitents” which take place in both Ibiza town and Santa Eulalia are worth seeing on one of the nights that they move through town.  





Food Food Food! 

Eating out in Ibiza is a real pleasure and now the weather is warmer the restaurants are coming alive again. Tucked away down a long Camino is the little beach of S'Estanyol and the amazing Cala Bonita restaurant. It's 5 minutes from Jesus but it feels as though you're in the middle of nowhere.  It's not cheap but the cooking is amazing and the fish is practically flapping as it lands on your plate. 

Beautifully decorated, and overseen by Ana it is the perfect place for a lazy weekend lunch. We shared squid, the creamiest burrata and tuna tartare to start, and went on to have sea bass and denton on delicious roast vegetables with house potatoes. Puds were yummy: an amazing selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets, a deconstructed cheesecake and a lemon mousse/curd. And as a really nice touch homemade ice lollies for the children as they played on the beach…

Bar Flotante is practically in the sea (it is well named!) on Talamanca Beach it offers no messing good food. With a menu that has probably not been updated since the 80s you're on safe ground with anything you order. A proper old school chicken salad was super fresh (and the way to eat it btw is to cut everything up and mix it with the pink dressing), and lenguado (sole) and chips was great. It is super reasonable and popular with locals. You can now (sometimes) book a table, just ask for one enfrente de la mar.

We'd been waiting eagerly for Sa Carboneria to reopen after its winter break, and it was worth the wait!  The best steak we've had on the island and the most delicious sweetbreads too.  It was a chilly March evening so we ate inside but there is a great little garden which beckons for summer nights. It is tucked away down one of the streets of Santa Eulalia and definitely worth a visit!



Welcome Villa Can Felix

StayYNA Ibiza also have a new villa in our Ibiza collection. Villa Can Felix is a gorgeous home in a peaceful countryside setting. The pool is outstanding and it's short drive to the best beaches and restaurants. If you're looking for a relaxing break then this really is the place for you! 

New Year… New Destination… STAY YNA Ibiza!

E300 off your first booking at STAY YNA Ibiza.


It’s easy to pigeon-hole Ibiza as a clubbers mecca or millionaires paradise, but its reputation is changing as at STAY YNA we bring you a different side to the island.

Ibiza is renown as the small island with a big personality and is home to breath taking beaches, gorgeous countryside and diverse and divine food and drink! Have we peaked your interest? Hire a car and you’ll find it quick and easy to get around making it so much more than a beach holiday.

With the perfect combination of Eating, Drinking, Relaxing and Exploring! We think it’s the perfect location for independent STAY YNA travellers who will love discovering a different side of this captivating island.

With inexpensive direct flights taking about 2 ½ to 3 from major airports across Europe it doesn’t have to be just a summer vacation – it can be the perfect short break too!

STAY YNA IBIZA specialises in villas and apartments in and around Santa Eulalia, Sant Carles, Cala Nova, Cala Llenya: the east and north east of the island. It’s less discovered and more unique just like all our STAY YNA destinations.

We will be bringing you something a little bit different, homes with bags of personality in the heart of town, by the beach or tucked away in the hills away from it all. Check out our first home Villa Casa Arcadia with a very traditional look and feel it has a pool to die for.

As a special introductory offer we’re giving Euros 300 discount for all bookings of 7 nights or more in 2017. This offer is available until the end of March.

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