P H O T O G R A P H Y: Leanne Lim-Walker & Malibu PR
W O R D S: Zoe London
Earlier this week, Malibu treated myself and Leanne Lim-Walker to a little sunshine in our lives by inviting us over to Ibiza to experience life on the Balearic isles, Malibu style. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Malibu I think of exotic far away shores, and the sun-soaked vibes that accompany the totes beautiful-in-pina-colada rum. So to actually live that and head to Ibiza with them was a total dream, and I savoured every minute.
Our itinerary was jam packed and featured all kind of fun from heavenly beachfront lunch spots, to private yachts landing on quiet shores. We walked VIP into Pacha, and my DJ dreams came true as I watched Diplo, Martin Solveig and surprise guest Mark Ronson play to the masses live in front of me at 4am as the sun began to rise over the iconic island.
I’ve wanted to go to Ibiza for as long as I can remember, but i’ve just never made it over. Being a DJ now i’m constantly looking to the scene for inspiration and to find new jams, tunes, trends and the general atmosphere of the clubs here is world class. Malibu knew all the best places, all the little hangouts and the nicest food and it was like having a local in my pocket being with them.
We stayed at the infamous Ibiza Rocks hotel, as it’s home to the best Tuesdays on the island – the Malibu Colada Club. Lounge in the giant coconut chair with your mates, sippin’ on Malibu infused Pina Coladas (the very same I mentioned earlier) from a coconut cup, and muse over how great life is at that precise moment in time. Leanne and I loved a early evening pre-club drink here and couldn’t resist snapping a few golden hour photos as the hotel began it’s transformation from chilled out by the pool to club night, with the stage hosting the legendary De La Soul later on – which we had side stage seats for.
They even let me up in the poolside DJ booth to experience the setup! I loved everything about this trip and if I could go back tomorrow I would be boarding that flight in a flash. Everything about that Malibu lifestyle just works with what I enjoy in a holiday and Ibiza surpassed my expectations and more.
I’ll be daydreaming of this day spent in the heat with chill house tunes in my ears and the Malibu coconut cocktail in Ibiza for a long time to come.
Have you been here? Would you head to Ibiza any time soon?