The quieter months have arrived a little earlier than usual, after a very short season (yeah, thanks Covid..)
“These are very strange times” has probably been one of the most heavily-used phrases of 2020 – and with very good reason. It has been a season of unknowns; of cautious optimism, measured excitement followed by crushing disappointment for some, while for others the season has delivered with one hand, but taken away with the other.
We have seen so many groups – both retreats and family holiday groups – who have held out until the last minute then had to cancel, along with others who didn’t think their plans would come to fruition but were finally able to arrive in Ibiza. Some of our UK guests had to quarantine on their return but everyone one of them said it was a relatively small price to pay for their time on the island. It has been challenging all round, full of highs and lows.
Yet, still enquiries are arriving – not only to us, but to other accommodation providers we’ve been talking to, and people are asking us about the possibility of coming to Ibiza for some late Summer / early Autumn sunshine. Perhaps it is the fear of imminent lockdowns in some European countries that are making people think “Well, I might as well get away while I can!” The temperature on the island is in the balmy mid-20’s, with plenty of sunshine but none of the humidity of the high summer months.
Autumn in Ibiza is a very special time of year, much-loved by island residents and visitors alike. What was once an insider’s secret is now well and truly ‘out of the bag!’ October and November can be a glorious time to come. Empty beaches skirting the sea, which although a little fresh is still welcoming to swim in. Many of the tourist venues have shut up shop for the season, due to challenging and restrictive nature of this very unique season, but the stalwart all-year-round cafes, restaurants and bars are still open as usual.
This time of year is a gift for nature-lovers, as the easier temperatures are more suited for hiking in the stunning countryside and seeing the often talked about ‘other side’ of Ibiza. While there are a few windy days here and there in October, the joy of being on a small island is that there is never too far to travel to find a sun-drenched cove for a beach picnic, or an area of still water for paddle-boarding or kayaking.
And of course, with relatively few people around, it’s very easy to observe social distancing – in fact, out in the countryside or out on the water, you may not come across anyone at all!
Contact us for full details of your options for an off-season visit to Can Verru in Ibiza, and we’ll make sure you get the very best from the island at this wonderful time of year.
(SUP photo credits @sarahandthesea and Luke Percy @paddleibiza)