Ibiza restaurants: Elements Ibiza – Sunday rituals

Sunday – the day of rest… for some. For others, it’s the day of fun. For Ibiza, it’s the perfect day to head north to the iconic sands of Benirras beach, where Elements Ibiza provides all of your Sunday needs. Start with a quick dip in the azure Mediterranean and give a little wave to the Hand of God rising up rockily out of the water before settling in at a table or on a lounge – the choice is yours.

Those with a booking at Elements Ibiza can skip the new Benirras park-and-ride options and head right down to the beach in their own car. Pick out a detox juice or superfood smoothie with a booster shot on the side; relax with a freshly-baked pastry followed by coffee and let the Sunday scene on Benirras unfold in front of you. The lapping of waves and the gentle chatter of people soaking up the rays accompany the smooth tunes of the restaurant. Summer has well and truly arrived.

Be sure to book in for a massage in the cute healing room and relax under the professional hands of the Elements Ibiza masseuses. Mums will delight in a one-hour Mother Life massage, while anyone and everyone can get into a Thai Fusion, Osteo-Flow, Four Hands, Deep Connection or the signature one-and a-half-hour Elements massage.

Lunchtime rolls around quicker than you think at Elements Ibiza and surely it’s time to indulge – after all, you’ve worked so hard and it’s Sunday. Grab a few starters to share such as mussels marinara, burratina with rocket, caramelised cherry tomatoes and basil, sea bass Carpaccio with pesto, radish and lemon vinaigrette or fried baby squid served with a tangy yoghurt and lime sauce. And then, wash it all down with a crisp white or natural beer.

Mains feature fresh seafood and delectable meat dishes plus a range of hearty salads. The homemade made spaghetti in an aromatic sauce topped with juicy local lobster is sublime. Opt for a mixed fish grill for two or more people or choose a succulent entrecote served with grilled green peppers and slow-cooked potatoes. Follow up with a heavenly cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries and a sweet berry coulis or a meltingly indulgent chocolate fondant with mango sorbet.

While the Elements Ibiza food menu is bursting with flavour sensations, the cocktail menu is truly a work of art. Cocktail hour is never far in Ibiza and as the sun begins to sink, casting its golden glow across the beach, there’s nothing better than a colourful, icy drink in a tall glass. The setting sun marks the beginning of the Benirras Sunday ritual – an experience that is not to be missed.

The Elements Ibiza audio-visual team bring together artists from across the globe to create pockets of surprises throughout the restaurant. There’s no apparent schedule and no obvious theme but guests can be guaranteed astonishing theatrics in the shape of music, performance, circus and art. The anticipation of the unknown is almost as good as the happenings themselves, harking back to the days of creative abandon.

Benirras is, of course, famous for the group of Sunday drummers who convene on the sand to commune with the natural beauty of the bay through the beat of the drums. It started as a peaceful anti-war protest in the 1990s and has morphed into one of the defining events of the Ibiza summer. Stroll over from your perch at Elements Ibiza and take in the vibe as musicians from all over the world jam and spontaneous dancers weave in and out of the crowd.

Back at Elements Ibiza (following a quick evening dip), it’s time for the final meal to round off the ritual of a Benirras Sunday. Don’t forget to pick up a memento at the Elements Ibiza Boutique before you leave. Wine, cocktails, delicious food, excellent company and that striking view of the sea encapsulates island life. Carefree excellence is the Elements Ibiza vibe and it’s ready and waiting each and every Sunday throughout summer.