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SHINE's Paul van Dyk picks his favourite things on Ibiza

Ibiza's pure Trance party opens tonight at Eden.

Trance legend Paul van Dyk has been coming to Ibiza to wow audiences for as long as we can remember. A favourite fixture here in the clubbing calendar for many a year, it's fair to say that the SHINE head resident DJ knows his way around the island.

Ahead of tonight's epic opening party at Eden, we thought what better time than to ask the man himself about his insider tips.

If you've got a loose end to fill before the party, or maybe you want some advice on how best to handle a post-SHINE hangover, here's Paul's top tips.

Island activities

A man after our own heart, Paul likes nothing better than spending a free day on Ibiza visiting our gorgeous sister island in the Pityuses and exploring the waters that surround us.

"Boat day to Formentera or around the south west coast of the island where all the best beaches are, perhaps stopping off for some freshly caught fish for lunch."

You can find details on how to get to Formentera here and info on boat charters here.

Afternoon beach

Instead of cruising around the Mediterranean, you might just want to slouch it out on the beach? We take both options in equal measure - and Ibiza is certainly not short on quality beaches. Paul has picked one of the most popular bathing spots and it's hard to disagree.

"Like Formentera, Cala Conta has beautiful turquoise water, lots of nice restaurants and a great little chiringuito hidden away. It's perfect for sunset drinks."

Click to learn more about the delights of Cala Conta or for an extensive list of the beaches on offer, head to our dedicated page.

Sunset dinner

After an afternoon lazing on the beach and soaking up some sun, you'll surely have worked up an appetite. Thankfully, Cala Conta has a great choice of restaurants practically on the sand. Paul has chosen a firm favourite.

"Sunset Ashram has a really unique vibe, does great food and is the perfect spot for sunset."

You can find our recommendations on the best sunset restaurants here.

To make choosing and booking your reservation as easy as possible, why not download our extensive restaurants app?

Morning coffee & lunch

Ahh, the day after the night before. You might be feeling a little delicate, perhaps a bit disorientated? No point wallowing in self pity. You're on Ibiza! You need to get up and level up (and replace those lost electrolytes!)

Paul has a few final recommendations to help you through.

"Cappuccino (bottom) in Ibiza Marina gives great view across the port to Dalt Vila. For lunch, I like La Escollera (top). Lovely food and incredible vistas over Es Cavallet beach."

In case it needed saying, Paul only has one recommendation when it comes to which club night to attend.

SHINE, of course! Paul van Dyk begins his residency tonight, where he'll be joined by fellow Trance heavyweights Ferry Corsten and Alex M.O.R.P.H. for a party of outrageous proportions.

He's also back to front the party a further seven times before the end of summer - and it's the only place you can catch him on Ibiza this summer.

To join him tonight or any of his other dates, head below to find your tickets.

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