De La Vali’s Founders Share Their Insiders’ Guide To Ibiza
De La Vali’s Founders Share Their Insiders’ Guide To Ibiza

De La Vali’s Founders Share Their Insiders’ Guide To Ibiza

Fashion label De La Vali is the brainchild of Ibiza natives Jana Sascha Haveman and Laura Castro – and it perfectly embodies the island’s free, bohemian spirit. Here, Jana and Laura open their little black book, sharing everything from what to wear to the best places to shop, eat and stay on the White Isle…
By Sapna Rao

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Ibiza’s vibe is free and effortless. The easiest way to reflect this in what you wear is to find versatile pieces that will take you from the beach to dinner – then to a party, and an after-party after that. Spontaneity is part of Ibiza's charm, so keep that in mind when you’re packing for a trip. If there was any kind of dress code it would probably be ‘less is more’ – but if you want to go all out in the evening, that’s encouraged too. The common theme is this bohemian flair, which is mirrored in the way people dress, no matter their style. 

There are some essentials you should always take with you. A great summer dress is first. Go for something short and playful by day, then opt for a long bohemian piece for dinner. If you want to bring some drama, a bit of sparkle is perfect for events and parties. Espadrilles are another hero. They feel so effortless and authentically Spanish – and you can kind of wear them with anything in the summer. A woven basket bag will always be in style – plus, you can find them in every size imaginable in Ibiza. The micro mini ones are ideal if you just want to take a phone and keys. 

Brown and sequins are two key trends this summer. Team the darker shade with gold accessories or brighter, bolder tones like lime green. To wear sequins in a grown-up way, opt for bolder, brighter tones. We have some great lace-up styles in the DLV shop, as well as some incredible hooded sequin gowns which are a real statement. For the day, add a mega pair of sunglasses, a great bikini and a basket bag.  



The best shopping is in Ibiza Town centre. One of our favourite places is our direct neighbour who owns a vintage shop that’s been there for years. There’s also a handful of cool concept stores as well as Elisa Polmar – an incredible jewellery brand founded in Ibiza and inspired by traditional Ibicenco jewellery. It is so reflective of Spanish culture. The pieces look best with a pretty printed dress or a crisp white shirt. 

The boutique to know is Ganesha. It’s owned by Vincente who is one of Ibiza’s biggest characters. He’s owned the shop for decades and makes the most stunning Indian printed cotton items that feel unique. He also has an amazing vintage archive, including iconic pieces from Paula’s. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss are regulars. 


Antonioli is another cool concept store. It stocks a great mix of designer clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. It's in an urban industrial district of the island – so it feels a little random and out of place – but that only makes it cooler. Our friend Benedicte also runs a sustainable label called Supernaturae. Everything is handmade using natural fibres. 

The vintage scene in Ibiza is unmatched. There are so many interesting and eclectic people that live on the island – when they start clearing out their cupboards, you’re guaranteed to find some real treasures. The best place to go is the Hippodrome flea market.  Annie’s Ibiza is great for one-of-a-kind pieces.

The perfect shopping day starts with the Hippodrome market in the morning. Then it’s straight into town. If you need alterations, head to La Aguja Mágica. Then come by the De La Vali store – you get to walk under stunning bougainvillaea to get there. 



Macao in Santa Gertrudis is one of Ibiza’s best restaurants. It’s a chic Italian that feels like home and never changes. Order the paccheri. Another must-visit is Sa Cova. It’s a little restaurant up in Dalt Vila with a French kitchen that turns out seriously authentic food. The meat is such quality. Finally, Cala Xuclar is a little beach restaurant in the north – go for the fresh fish. 

Another must-visit is La Paloma. It’s in San Lorenzo – a small village in the centre of the island, set outside in a bohemian garden. The tables are lit by candles and fairy lights under the citrus trees and the menu is always small, inspired by Tuscany and a lot of the produce is locally grown. Elsewhere, Juntos is a new opening to know. It’s a farm-to-table concept that’s becoming very popular. 

The coolest suntrap is S'Illot. It’s a tiny beach in the north of the island which is easy to get to. You can lie on rocks and play backgammon before enjoying a dip. If you’re looking for somewhere fun to go with girlfriends, head to the Plaza del Parque for cocktails and shopping. 

Los Enamorados is the best hotel – luxe but charming. If you’re looking to unwind, there’s the spa at Na Xamena. It’s on the hill of Sant Miguel, with rockpools on the cliffside overlooking the sea – breath-taking.

Benirras beach has the best swimming on the island. Whether you’re lying on the rocks with your favourite book or spending time with friends listening to music, it’s a favourite among locals and tourists for a reason.



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