The Glossy Guide to a European Summer 

By Glossy Magazine

The Glossy Guide to a European Summer 

Spring’s here, which means it’s time to start planning your summer escape. See our guide to Europe’s best destinations to visit this year – from partying in paradise to relaxing in nature and everything in between.

W Ibiza


The lively spirit and sun-kissed shores of Ibiza keep the visitors coming and the ‘white isle’ remains a popular destination for visitors looking to party in San Antonio or soak up the boho spirit of Santa Eulalia.

Stay: W Ibiza

Regarded as the gastronomic and cultural centre of the island, Santa Eulalia shows off the slower side of Ibiza, filled with hippy markets and art galleries. W Ibiza makes the most of this location and is the perfect halfway house between a relaxing and party atmosphere – plus it is the only luxury hotel with direct beach access.  

New this year, the hotel will be launching its very own beach club just down the road. Hotel guests have exclusive use of cabanas and sun loungers which offer bottle service and a snack menu to keep revellers going until the evening. If you’re after something a bit more hearty, the new SEU Pizza @STEPS is the ultimate Italian adventure. From Italy to Ibiza, the SEU Pizza Illuminati team will be serving up their Roman-Neapolitan style pizza (rated some of the best in the world) to guests in the technicoloured STEPS, an outdoor restaurant filled with parasols and designed for socialising. 

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Eat: Zuma Ibiza

Returning for its third season, Zuma Ibiza offers the best views on the island from its rooftop location over the marina. Indulge in Zuma’s iconic contemporary izakaya menu, including fan favourites such as miso-marinated black cod, while the sun goes down, with cocktail in hand and resident DJ spinning chilled beats. 

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Sardinia is the perfect summer getaway, offering captivating coastlines, crystal clear waters and a charming Mediterranean atmosphere. 

Stay: Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia, Chia Laguna Resort

Located within the nature-filled Chia Laguna Resort along Sardinia’s southern coast lies the Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia. Perfect for families and couples alike, guests can spend the

day relaxing on some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches: Monte Cogoni and Dune di Campana. While the kids enjoy sporting academies run by the likes of 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta, escape to the Conrad Spa for some well needed R&R. 

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Eat: Osteria La Torre

Located in the central Piazza degli Ulivi at Chia Laguna Resort, Osteria La Torre is a charming and casual restaurant. This year will see the launch of a new Trattoria offering seafood and live grill with a focus on fresh ingredients. This is the perfect place to watch the world go by, the vibrant square features live shows and original performances for those long summer nights. 


Whilst it has long had the reputation of being an island solely for partying, the tides are changing and the ‘island of winds’ is becoming a hotspot for people wanting to soak up its whitewashed architecture and natural scenery.


Mykonos is growing up, and nowhere encapsulates the island’s sophisticated side better. than BILL&COO. A boutique collection of two properties – The Coast (adults only) and BILL&COO, guests can choose for themselves which takes their fancy.  

The Coast is an ultra-private beachside escape with sea-facing suites. For the big family trip, reserve the Grand Coastal Villa. Having opened for the first time last year, the villa offers indoor-outdoor living with four bedrooms, a private infinity pool and a dining area overlooking the panoramic coastline. 

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Eat: Beefbar Mykonos 

The Mykonos outpost of the well-loved Beefbar offers the perfect vibe for lunch or dinner. With a sushi menu and the original founder of the Kobe beef gyro, guests can enjoy everything from fresh fish to prime cuts of beef under the shady pergola with the sound of the lapping waves. 

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