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The Little Black Book: Joey Ghazal's Favorite Places in Ibiza
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by Lydia Medeiros 5-minute read June 13, 2023

Discover some of Ibiza's hidden gems.

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No matter how many travel guides we read, there’s nothing quite like word of mouth to find out where to go in a new city. Hearing that someone you know — or follow on social media — has been to (and swears by) a certain restaurant, salon, cafe, or attraction immediately earns the space a spot on your bucket list. So we’re doing the work for you. Our new series, Little Black Book, takes us through our favorite celebrities, influencers, and cool girls and guys’ favorite spots in their hometowns, for us to get to know them and their city better.

Joey Ghazal, commercial developer, 'serial gastropreneur', and founder of Dubai's award-winning and beloved New England brasserie The MAINE, may have been born in Montreal, but he's had a love affair with the Spanish city of Ibiza since he was 18 years old. Perhaps this is why he is opening his newest restaurant in the iconic city of the Balearic Islands this June. While Ibiza has garnered somewhat of a reputation for being a party island, it is actually surprisingly rural, full of secret beaches, vineyards, idyllic charm, agro-tourismos, and independent restaurants. But as Ghazal would say himself, the best thing about Ibiza would have to be the sunsets, which are striking and beautiful from any corner of the island.

Below, you will find his favorite places to eat, sleep, shop, visit, and have fun on the island.

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Fashion & Beauty

My Favorite Design Store Is...

Can Castello. One of the most beautiful furniture stores I’ve ever seen.

My Favorite Independent Boutique Is...

Siempre in Santa Gertrudis.

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Food

My Favorite Cuisine Is…  and My Favorite Place to Eat This Cuisine Is… 

Greek and Lebanese food and my favorite place to eat this is at Zitya, a beautiful Agean restaurant in Sant Josep.

My Favorite Place to Get Coffee Is...

Passions in Marina Botafoch. Great for people-watching.

My Favorite Night Spot Is…

The bar at Laylah Ibiza on Av. 8 d'Agost because of their amazing signature drink.

My Favorite Place for Weekend Brunch Is...

Juntos House. Make sure to try the charred cauliflower.

My Favorite Hidden Gem Is...

Nudo, a small beachfront restaurant in Es Figueral.

My Favorite Restaurant Is...

The MAINE Ibiza. Obviously.

My Favorite Place for Comfort Food is…

Bar Anita in Carles de Peralta.

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Fun

My Favorite Place to Chill Is...

The sundeck at Los Enamorados Ibiza hotel in Portinatx.

My Favorite Spa Is…

The Six Senses Spa in San Juan Bautista.

My Favorite Beach Spot...

Would be in Cala Tarida in Sant Josep.

My Favorite Gym/Workout Spot is...

Bfit Ibiza Sports Club.

My Favorite Staycation Spot Is...

Can Sastre hotel – a boutique agro-tourismo in the center of the island.

My Favorite Place When I Need Quiet Time Is...

Watching the sunsets at Mirador des Es Vedra.

My Favorite Place to Drive Around is…

The northern countryside, which is full of local vineyards that you can visit.

My Favorite Landmark Is…

Walking around the ancient streets of Dalt Vila.

My Favorite Neighborhood Is…

Santa Gertrudis, with its small independent boutiques.

My Favorite Lunch Spot...

(Other than Maine Ibiza!) is Yemanja with its laid-back sea views.

My Favorite Place to Take Tourists Is…

The rooftop at the Standard Hotel with its magnificent views of the old town.

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