Discovering why Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna love Ibiza

Should you thought Ibiza was all wasted, semi-naked millennials, you couldn’t be farther from the reality.

Jet-setters and celebrities now flock to the paranormal White Isle in ever higher numbers, edging and pricing out the cheesy ravers.

Ever since Errol Flynn moored his boat to celebration there with the Hollywood crowd at Sandy’s bar in Santa Eulalia within the Swinging Sixties, the island has had a showbiz celebration popularity.

Sarah White checked into the five-star Atzaro Resort, the place Princess Beatrice celebrated the £70,000 marriage ceremony of shut pal Eveie Longdon to Max Sangster

Now it attracts stars together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna and Kylie Minogue.

After seeing each side of the Balearic island final summer season for work and for pleasure, I made a decision to see what the resort was like low season on a weekend.

I stayed on the five-star Atzaro Resort, the place Princess Beatrice celebrated the £70,000 marriage ceremony of shut pal Eveie Longdon to Max Sangster, the son of horse racing magnate Robert Sangster, in 2017.

So it was by no means going to be horrible.

Atzaro features several indoor and outdoor dining terraces, landscaped outdoor pools (one is 43 metres long) and a spa area

Atzaro options a number of indoor and out of doors eating terraces, landscaped out of doors swimming pools (one is 43 metres lengthy) and a spa space

Celebrities including Shakira, Goldie Hawn and even Rihanna (who once hired out the whole restaurant for a meeting) have all sampled Atzaro’s ‘authentic Ibiza’

Celebrities together with Shakira, Goldie Hawn and even Rihanna (who as soon as employed out the entire restaurant for a gathering) have all sampled Atzaro’s ‘genuine Ibiza’

Leonardo DiCaprio on Vladimir Doronin's boat in Ibiza in 2013. Leo's mother, Irmelin, is also on board (in leopard print shirt)

Leonardo DiCaprio on Vladimir Doronin’s boat in Ibiza in 2013. Leo’s mom, Irmelin, can also be on board (in leopard print shirt)

Leonardo DiCaprio on holiday with friends in Ibiza in 2009. The White Isle is clearly a white-hot favourite with him

Leonardo DiCaprio on vacation with pals in Ibiza in 2009. The White Isle is clearly a white-hot favorite with him

Madonna on holiday in Ibiza in August 2014

Madonna on vacation in Ibiza in August 2014

In round 4 hours I’d flown from London’s Metropolis Airport – surrounded principally by rich holidaymakers aged over 40, and households – and arrived by taxi at what regarded like paradise basking in 14C February sunshine.

The sweeping entrance with marriage ceremony pergolas, waterways and discreet, white buildings welcomes you into a number of indoor and out of doors eating terraces, landscaped out of doors swimming pools (one is 43 metres lengthy) and a spa space, the place you’ll be able to sit in an outside sauna pod and watch bushes blowing within the breeze.

I had a room with its personal terrace, log fireplace, four-poster mattress and palatial rest room with a shower sufficiently big for 2.

In the meantime celebrities and high-net-worth people have their very own utterly enclosed properties close by oozing ‘pure luxurious’ with non-public swimming pools and huge terraces.

Celebrities together with Shakira, Goldie Hawn and even Rihanna (who as soon as employed out the entire restaurant for a gathering) have all sampled Atzaro’s ‘genuine Ibiza’.

Our first meal there was a deliciously easy salmon with house grown Mediterranean roasted greens, washed down with a lightweight Albarino wine. The restaurant was solely half full, principally with native guests.

Sarah and her boyfriend enjoyed 'deliciously simple salmon with home grown Mediterranean roasted vegetables, washed down with a light Albarino wine' courtesy of Atzaro's excellent restaurant

Sarah and her boyfriend loved ‘deliciously easy salmon with house grown Mediterranean roasted greens, washed down with a lightweight Albarino wine’ courtesy of Atzaro’s wonderful restaurant

The rather splendid entrance to Atzaro's spa, where Sarah and her plus one enjoyed full body massages

The moderately splendid entrance to Atzaro’s spa, the place Sarah and her plus one loved full physique massages

Being passed out in the sun on various day beds scattered around the Atzaro complex was the order of the day, writes Sarah

Being handed out within the solar on numerous day beds scattered across the Atzaro complicated was the order of the day, writes Sarah

Then my boyfriend and I had a full-body therapeutic massage collectively in the identical room, which he stated after he’d completed loud night breathing was one of the best therapeutic massage that he’d ever had.

Though the resort was totally booked up for the Valentine’s Day weekend that we stayed there, we barely noticed anybody. We spent plenty of our weekend handed out within the solar on the assorted day beds scattered across the complicated.

I additionally managed to discover Ibiza’s countryside, because of my well-informed information, hiker and artist Timothy Cairns, who has lived on the island since he was a child.

For 3 hours we toured the hills, checked out some palatial property porn, historic wells and olive presses.

Sarah's room had its own terrace, log fire, four-poster bed and palatial bathroom with a bath big enough for two. Pictured is a similar boudoir

Sarah’s room had its personal terrace, log fireplace, four-poster mattress and palatial rest room with a shower sufficiently big for 2. Pictured is an identical boudoir

In the meantime Tim regaled me with tales of Ibiza’s bohemian residents, together with Swiss artist and mathematician Hans Hinterreiter, who constructed a farm there within the 1940s and put an advert in a Swiss newspaper for a spouse – oh the romance of these pre-Tinder days.

However when girls got here to remain they ended up shifting on to the Australian who lived on his farmland as a substitute. ‘It gave the impression of the ladies had way more enjoyable with the Australian than they ever had with the artist,’ Tim stated.

Atzaro – a 13-hectare property nonetheless owned by the household of Victor Guasch who was born there – runs one to three-night biking or strolling getaways with picnics offered from 240 to 660 euros.

However as a former raver I didn’t go to the birthplace of home music only for the flora and the fauna.

Opulence abounds: The hotel's interior is swanky and rustic - a luxury farmhouse feel

Opulence abounds: The lodge’s inside is swanky and rustic – a luxurious farmhouse really feel

I went to celebration, too.

So after a night of ingesting the agro-tourism resort’s home-produced Orangecello liqueur, dinner and wine tasting, my accomplice and I acquired a cab to the island’s iconic Pacha super-club in Ibiza City to relive our misspent youths.

At round 1am we arrived to seek out that the membership that I’d danced the evening away a few years earlier was closed, regardless of its declare of being open all yr round with free entry out of season.

I’ve by no means been extra gutted and relieved on the identical time!

So please all the time do verify earlier than you journey, significantly in winter.

TRAVEL FACTS 

Atzaro has rooms from 155 (£135) to 460 euros (£400) an evening from November to February, excluding the Christmas interval. For additional particulars go to www.atzaro.com.