Dining, dancing and Deverell Smith

Deverell Smith in Ibiza

Twice a year, our CEO whisks away the best performers and sometimes the entire company for a three day weekend in the sun, to rest, recoup and have serious fun. Our recent trip was to our favorite holiday destination….Ibiza! It went a little bit like this…

We arrived at the biggest villa we had ever seen, fit for movie stars and Deverell Smithers alike.  Nestled in the hills on the north side of the island, the villa overlooked Benirras beach, arguably the best beach on Ibiza. Even though it had only been a few hours before that we were in rainy grey London, here we were basking in the sun around the jaw dropping pool. For our first meal we were whisked away for a sangria soaked lunch at Elements Benirras.

Andrew takes food very seriously and this beautiful beach restaurant did not disappoint. The clear blue sea was reassuringly only feet away, in case we needed to take a cooling dip as the sun beat down. We dined on fresh fish and incredible salads.

As eating, drinking and dancing really were the only activities on our agenda we headed to back to the villa for a little more boozing by the pool, then dinner at Café Macao, voted the best restaurant in Ibiza, this small intimate restaurant makes the best pumpkin ravioli on the planet. The evening continued into the early hours as wine stocks diminished rapidly on the island this night.

Saturday was the boss’ birthday and time for real celebration! We attended the closing party at Nassau beach club, we sat in the sun sipping champagne and dining on truffle linguine and incredible fresh tuna. The day quickly turned to night as we danced the night away on the beach.

Sunday lunch we headed to the laid back La Paloma. The waitress told us she used to travel across the island for their lamb flatbread with Tzatziki, which we all subsequently ordered! Again the food was unbelievable and the atmosphere, like everywhere on this breathtaking island was chilled and so alive.

Well fed, watered and partied out, with plans to somehow return immediately, we reluctantly headed to the airport and then home!