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Zara Simon’s insider guide to Ibiza with kids

If there’s one person who knows about Ibiza as a family-friendly destination, then it’s jewellery designer Zara Simon. Holidaying there for the last 21 years – first as a child, and now with a child – she knows almost all there is to know about what to do and where to go with kids in tow. *Warning* This will make you want to book a holiday RIGHT NOW….…

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Ile de Re. With kids. Without kids. Just go…

I have, for the past few years, been in the grip of a love affair with the Ile de Re. I know: I am not the only one. But I have, truly, dedicated time, money and effort to pursuing the acquaintance. I first discovered it on a a blissful week in June when my husband was my boyfriend and we were young, footloose and full of fancies (like staying in bed til 9, listening to the swallows swooping into the eves overheard); then I took my mum for a blissful long weekend when I was first pregnant (we stayed in a darling little attic apartment – with views over La Flotte – and I started every morning with a pot of apple sauce to stave off the nausea). It was here that my husband and I had our first solo weekend, post-baby; and then, last year, our little family spent a blissful week pottering around the hollyhock-lined lanes, eating moules frites, and sipping wine, watching the sun set over the sea. Think Cornwall with better weather (and less in the way of Camerons and Hoorays), an island out of the 1950s criss-crossed with bicycle paths; beaches with swathes of golden…