Es Cavallet is one of Ibiza’s beach gems. Off the road to Salinas, the small cove, with its deep white sand and almost turquoise water, is a busy destination for those in the know and home to El Chiringuito, one of the most popular beach concepts on the island. There is a strong community feel to El Chiringuito, and not just because so many islanders head there whenever they get a chance, but also because the venue has been welcoming clients back year after year, ever since they first stumbled upon the chic experience. From the minute you enter El Chiringuito, once you have managed to drag yourself out of the boutique that is, it has a familiarity about it. Everyone has a smile for you, from the staff working hard to make sure everything runs smoothly, to your fellow patrons, infected with the happiness that it delivers. The open kitchen makes for a great feature overlooking the terrace where tables of diners chat loudly, cool lounge tunes wash across the tables, loud enough to get the heads nodding and toes tapping but not so loud as to become intrusive. Huge white day beds lie invitingly on the white sand, the blue sky and bright waters of the Med make for a stunning backdrop and you can’t help but relax your face muscles and let the grin take over. In the height of the summer, booking in advance is a must, El Chiringuito could sell out twice over most days!