My first ever all-inclusive holiday! I’ve never been on one of these before (although, I have been on a half-board holiday). I went with two friends (and it happened to coincide with my 25th birthday, which we hadn’t planned but it worked out 😀 ) and we managed to book a really nice, cheap place through Thomson (it worked out at around £400 each for the four days that we were there).
So, because I seem to think I need to take the kitchen sink with me, I packed my suitcase chock full of stuff that I wouldn’t even use. At least half of my outfits weren’t taken out of my suitcase. I was away for four days and I packed three (three!) pairs of sandals. Why would I do that??
Anyway, since I seem to be so disaster-prone, I was sick on the plane on the way there. I don’t know why this is suddenly happening to me. First Prague, now Ibiza. I’ve never been sick travelling before, so I really hope that this isn’t going to be a regular thing. It was horrible – the toilet was busy, so I actually had to use a sick bag (ugh…). Thankfully, the only good thing to come out of it was that one of the friends I was travelling with hadn’t even realised that I’d been sick until my other friend and I were talking about it at the hotel. So, that means I was quiet right? I wasn’t that passenger…was I?
Moving on! After that incident, I felt fine! So, we arrived at the airport, grabbed our suitcases and boarded the bus. Luckily, we were the first stop and, even though we were about five minutes from the airport, the planes flying overhead barely made any noise.
Once we’d checked in, sorted ourselves out and got our towels from reception, we headed to the pool.
And that was pretty much how we spent the next four days (I told you guys, I’m not a very experienced traveller). In the evenings, we did go exploring, which was lovely. We walked up to Ibiza Castle. It was really nice, even though my body thought the steps were really confusing. They were super wide and on quite a slope. My friends had fun watching me trying not to fall over backwards.
I know Ibiza is meant to be a party island and my friends and I aren’t the biggest party-goers but we were excited to experience it. However, we’d booked it in October and we didn’t realise until we arrived that all of the clubs were closed. We managed to make it to one closing party – in an Irish bar – so that was something. It’s gives me a reason to go back!
All in all, it was a very good 25th birthday 🙂