If Ibiza were to be given a star sign it would be Gemini: the twin, the zodiac with the double sign. The duality ascribed to a Geminean is very much apparent in Ibiza: on one hand the crazy 24/7 party crowd, on the other the beautiful natural scenery.
During Franco’s fascist rule of the mainland, the island became the refuge and home of many artists and political liberals trying to escape the dictatorship; but it was in the 60’s when Ibiza was crowned queen of the hippy scene, with people such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell moving there to enjoy its tiny deserted coves and citrus groves. This quieter, more romantic side to Ibiza is made up pine forests, dusky olive trees, sand dunes, hidden little villages and windmills. For over 100 years these charismatic buildings brought water from the depths of Ibiza’s soil to give life to its people.
One of the best preserved of these is in Cala Jondal, and offers a tour to however wants to get to know the village side of Ibiza and understand its history. The sails of these pretty windmills are white and blue, to represent Ibiza’s colours: the white of the island and its sandy beaches, and the blue of the sea and sky surrounding it – although the old ibizencos believe that the blue wards off the evil spirits. This colour scheme can be found in most villas and houses on the island, giving Ibiza its own unique and characteristic style.
Recapture the essence of free love and free thinking of the 60’s hippies by wandering around the countryside of Ibiza’s peaceful side.
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The island of Ibiza has something mystical. With its pristine sandy beaches and awe-inspiring natural beauty it attracts wealthy visitors from all over the world, but at the same time it is known for its notorious hippie scene and everything related to it.
Bambuddha Grove is a restaurant / bar / store / art gallery that somehow is able to combine this unique mixture into one Thai temple with Japanese garden. As you stroll past carved Buddha statues beneath a luscious canopy of bamboo, you will discover flushes of the Ibiza luxe: in the middle of ancient erotic artifacts and sumptuous furnishings you will spot the most fashionable crowd sipping on one of the many Bambuddha Grove cocktail creations like Karmapirinhas, Bamboozles or Shivalingas. There are a couple of outdoor oriental sanctuaries that offer a truly extraordinary atmosphere. The Thai building, by the way, is authentic and was especially imported and built by (also imported) architects on the spot. This temple without walls, just a multi-faceted rood and pillars, is one of the architectural sights of the island. The interior is always different, depending on the different bars, rooms, lounges and boutiques that make up the place. You might find yourself in a gorgeous pink setting in the middle of bamboo haven, at a magic red carpet leading you into another magnificent world, or staring in the cold eyes of one of the many stone Buddhas watching over you. The three main Buddhas were chosen by the owners because to them, they represent respect, freedom and tolerance. As everything in the temple suggests, this grove wants to promote a tolerant, peaceful, loving, free, shameless, guiltless atmosphere; coinciding with the meaning of the Buddha.
And not only the design is special. Offering delicious trademarked MediterrAsian Food, Bambuddha Grove has a fusion of culinary types. Like the interior, the food is a mix of styles. Thai Curries and Japanese specialities, Sushi and Sashimis, and Fusion recipes that were inspired by the ancient Spice route from Spain to Asia can be found. Especially their Bambuddha Buffet that lets you try a little bit of everything is famous. Owner John Chetano Moon’s restaurant was orginally Balinese inspired, but it offers an array of ambiance. The Goa Lounge and Siam Cocktail Bar have a large assortment of unique and delicious cocktails that are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste. These bars also have DJs that play fitting music late until to the night, offering fine sensorial experiences in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Plus, there’s an art gallery exhibiting local artists!
Spectacular looking and spectacular tasting, Bambuddha Grove is worth a visit. To really experience the mystery of the island, try this fusion restaurant. Come take a look at our great apartments in Ibiza and get ready to try some MediterrAsian specialities in this unique temple.