For generations, Ibiza has been a magnet for explorers and dreamers, attracting creative and free-spirited minds from around the world. They still come, of course, but the islands is attracting an internationally diverse group of entrepreneurs, movers and shakers who not only want to experience all the White Isle has to offer, but also want to leave their mark in a collaborative and sustainable way. Here are just a few of our wonderful friends who are doing just that…

“The soul of the world is stirring. The definition of luxury travel is changing first and Ibiza is at the heart of it – it’s all about the people, the community, the experience…”

Founder of Hotique and founder of Likeminded People Alexea Grech has accumulated a curated list of her Trailblazers favourites on the island. When she first landed on the White Isle, Ibiza was already a trailblazer in the travel industry, and the luxury travel expert shares her top picks…

La Bella Verde: Pioneers of green boating worldwide and my favourite boating experience. Green, silent, wild, authentic sailing on catamarans operated by solar panels and a team of beautiful captains

La Paloma: My favourite haunt for nourishing lunches from farm to plate under the orange trees and amongst beautiful souls in the San Lorenzo hills

Las Dalias: For local markets, artists and magical nights under the stars! Thanks Sena and brother for bringing another authentically Ibiza outdoor venue back in vogue

Ethereal Nights: Dancing under the stars amongst art and local DJs at pop up venues including Nagai, Markus, Elements, Las Dalias and Cova Santa

A Mi Manera: Delicious candlelit dinners in the North with seamless service, farm to plate homemade food and Italian charm

NATIV: For island stories from Ibiza native islanders

Can Guimo: The perfect pit stop on the San Juan for a healthy bite and fresh juices
Green Bikes Ibiza: To whizz through the traffic silently in the peak summer months

La Granja: For evenings under the century old tree away from the madding summer crowds with their beautifully curated crowd, Jaime Fiorito and friends

Can 7: Home from home for me on the beach in Formentera for likeminded people amidst art & nature, nominated for the best Art Hotel & Cultural Destination by LCD, Leading Cultural Destinations in the world

World Unplugged: The worldwide creative movement of musical experiences designed with passion

Crystal Mountain: For crystal lovers, collectors and good vibes

Ritual: For designing inspiring, innovative and breathtaking performance and experiences around the island

Bamboo: For his simple and oh so effective and beautiful art projections and installations in nature

World Family: The most inspiring Ibiza World family Alok & Merel, founders of Namaste, trailblazers in fashion and community, love, beauty and everything Ibiza

Can Curreu: One of my favourite local agroturismos to switch off in nature and just be

Cala Escondita: The most authentic environmentally sensitive beach bar on the White Isle

Casa Maca: Run by the Mambo brothers for a campo feel just outside Ibiza town

Heart: A feast for the senses with food by the Adria brothers, cirque du soleil performances and world class artists including Satori, Be Svenden and Bedouin performing live. Guy Laliberte has been legendary opening his private art collection and love for music and special gatherings in Can Soleil for the islanders

The Food Studio: The brainchild of food artist and genius Boris Buono

The Fish Shack: When Samar starts service fresh fish on the rocks it’s a sure sign summer’s here

The Ibiza Preservation Fund & Ibiza Produce: For preserving Ibiza and Formentera and connecting farmers with businesses

The Hub: Ibiza’s answer to work spaces to keep island entrepreneurs inspired and together

Musicians , Artists & Radio Stations: Who make Ibiza, with their music and energy, OHM G, Lenny Ibizarre, Medusa Odyssey & Bahramji, Maricha, Lasse Be Svendson, Lulilu, Jo Mills, Graham Sahara, Sarah Main, Valentine Huedo, Daniel George Blackbeard, Sylvia Opere, Sascha Weisz, Jaime Fiorito, Alfredo Fiorito, The Mambo Brothers, Melon Bomb, Scott Gray, Juan Corby, Andy Baxter, Bushwacka, Paco Fernandez, Miles Winter, The Ibiza Orchestra, Mark Feathers & Musicians, Victor Spinelli for his diver up inspired in Ibiza and his iconic Manumission photos, Jerome Ferrier for his art captured in B&W island photos, Malambo for his sculptures dotted around the island, Ibiza Sonia, Open Lab and Ibiza Global Radio, The Village of Sta Gertrudis, and its people for keeping its slow paced village life in a fast paced world,

Alexea Grech, island connector and experiential wizard, worked in the worldwide luxury travel industry for the last 20 years and shares some of her insights on how Ibiza is at the forefront of how luxury travel is changing.

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