Juan y Andrea, Formentera
Formentera is one of those magical places. It’s only a short boat ride from Ibiza – the island we all know I’m quite a fan of by now – but it seems almost a world away. The pace is a little slower, the sea is the most amazing pale blue, the music is a little more mellow, you eat lunch with your feet tucked into the warm sand under the table… It’s just a little more relaxed and yet there’s still an incredible atmosphere, the most delicious restaurants and plenty of rosé. We chartered a boat for the day and headed across to Playa de Ses Illetes for lunch at the famous Juan y Andrea. After a feast of padron peppers, jamon Iberico, anchovies, gambas and paella we were ready to hit the water, with the inevitable jumping in off the back of the boat and squealing, before our captain took us off to show us a couple of hidden treasures the island has to offer. Quiet bays, rocky cliffs, caves… and most importantly, the Mojito Man. He pulls up alongside your boat as the sun starts to lower in the sky, just when you’re ready to up the ante a little, and makes the most delicious mojitos from his little box of tricks. A truly heavenly day.
I’m sending my apologies for a distinct lack of posts for the past couple of weeks. My MacBook has been out of action, which is a blogger’s worst nightmare. I’ve had stacks of photos and no way of getting them online… Anyway I’m back up and running and I have lots more exciting posts to catch up on and share!
Photos: Caroline Peers