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Maya Boyd

Travel journalist, history geek and Formentera junkie

The British travel writer lives in Ibiza's old town with her husband and two sons, Cassius and Balthazar. She writes for titles including Condé Nast Traveller and Elle UK and is the founder of Ibiza Insights, a series of weekly lectures covering Ibiza's history and culture.

Maya's Top Tips:

  1. We spend as much time as possible in Formentera, either bobbing around on a boat or staying at Es Ram, an idyllic coastal hideaway. We grab a picknicky lunch at Gran Iberico then spend the day on Playa Illetes. At night we head to Can Carlos for romantic courtyard suppers.
  2. I've found tons of treasures at Saturday morning's San Jordi Flea Market. It's packed with antiques, art and collectibles, along with tons of questionable dusty junk. My husband hates it!
  3. I just adore Tira Palla, a hidden rooftop bar in Sa Penya that serves the best G&Ts to a supercool soundtrack of the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. The views of the floodlit castle walls are spectacular and the whole place feels like a naughty insider secret.