The Rooses

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The Rooses are a wanderlust laden family of four. Chris and Tanja both work passionately for Nectar & Pulse and their two sons, Jonathan and Victor, come along on every journey, be it near or far. The Rooses love contrasts and discovering the world in all its different aspects. They are deeply in love with each other and their adventurous (and often crazy) life.

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Our 24 Hours in Ibiza West

We start our perfect 24 hours on Ibiza’s western side with a delicious breakfast, some yoga, and a swim at our beautiful eco finca which we booked at FeWo-direkt. It’s located 20 minutes north of Ibiza Town and close to San Rafael – a cute little village.

Today we feel like hanging out at the beach, so we head to a small bay at Cala Tarida on the island’s west coast. Make sure you choose one of the small bays right next to the main beach where you’ll meet less tourists and more locals. It’s a beautiful day and this place is perfect for snorkelling and playing in the sand.

After a while we start to get hungry and decide to walk over to Cotton Beach Club for a bite. From there, we have a beautiful view over the beach and the ocean. If you prefer something more simple and personal, head to family-run restaurant Ses Eufabies.

We continue our west coast tour at Cala d’Hort from with great views of the thalassic rock Es Vedrá. There are many myths and legends about this mysterious rock. Some people even claim they saw UFOs circling around the little island. It has a strong magnetic field and you’ll definitely feel a certain mysterious force surrounding the place. Go and see for yourself! 🙂

Since we’re on the west coast, we definitely don’t want to miss the spectacular sunset, which we enjoy sitting at Sunset Ashram. With a drink in our hands we watch the sailboats and a lone stand up paddler with his son.

To end this perfect day we have dinner at beach restaurant Ses Boques – the drive there is spectacular and the fresh baked fish with a salt crust is too good to be true. While waiting for the food we toss some stones into the water and enjoy the cool breeze.

On the way back to our holiday home we stop for a drink at Destino Tapas Bar. Fulfilled and happy we fall into our beds. Thank you, life! What a beautiful day.


Cala TaridaCarrer Posta de Sol, 21, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

This is the perfect beach to visit with children, with a wide section of shallow water next to the shore.
Cotton Beach ClubCarrer Posta de Sol, 21, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spanien

You will think this is heaven - white interior all over, a stunning view, and mouth-watering cuisine.
Ses EufabiesCarrer Tarida 1, 19, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

A cozy, down to earth beach restaurant offering a great menu.
Sunset AshramCala Conta, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

This is the place to be for breathtaking sunsets and sundowners.
Cala d'HortCala d'Hort, Balearen, Spanien

This beach is very popular, even with locals, and has a great view of the legendary island Es Vedrá.
Ses BoquesEs Vedrà i es Vedranell, 07839 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

This restaurant is located directly at the beach which means while you're enjoying the most delicate fish, your kids can play in the sand right next to the table.
Destino TapasCarrer sa Talaia, 14-16, 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

Have your nightcap and dessert at this authentic lovely tapas bar.
‘Salt in the air. Sand in my hair.’
  • Starting the day reading a book about airports to the little travellers.
  • Excited in our cabrio going to Cala Tarida.
  • The clear turquoise water is like a big pool.
  • Holiday mode is >>on
  • Cala d'Hort.
  • Heading toward Sunset Ashram for some drinks and beats.
  • Sun, sun, sun...
  • JVR enjoying a drink at the beach.
  • Find a perfect sundowner at Cala Conta.
  • Peaceful beach at the restaurant Ses Boques.
  • Table is set and we are ready for our delicious fish.
  • ...and here it is, the freshest fish in a salt crust at Ses Boques. Don't miss it!

Our thoughts about Ibiza West

What do you love about your destination?

The west coast of Ibiza has some of the most beautiful beaches. The sunsets here are amazing and the vibe surrounding Es Vedrá is truly magical. You find both small authentic restaurants, as well as posh beach clubs.

A peaceful reading nook in our eco finca.
The magical rock Es Vedrà, as seen from Cala d'Hort.
On tour with our Beetle.
This light!
Kissing and throwing stones with my son and one baby inside my belly! Best moments in life.
Goodnight beautiful Ibiza – what a perfect day!

Take a vacation into Our life

What’s your background?

We are a family of four currently based in Berlin but we love to go on adventures near and far. Tanja (with both Swedish and Austrian roots) started Nectar & Pulse in 2010. Chris (originally from Hamburg) and Tanja met in 2011, fell in love, got married, and became parents to their beloved kids, Jonathan and Victor. Chris worked for BMW and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering but switched over to working at Nectar & Pulse in 2015. We are soulmates with a shared love for family, business, travel, transformation, fashion, music, exceptional hotels and wonderful places made with love. From luxury trips to getting up close and personal with nature and locals, we love it all. Come along and follow us! ☺ We love to show you the world from our perspective.

What is the best moment of the day?

Oh so many, but mostly the tiny little moments in between, when we realise we’re living the life we always dreamed of.

What inspires you?

People of all kinds. Smart people, happy people, passionate people, funny people, successful people, small people (=kids ☺ ), old and wise people, people who dare to be pioneers and do something really well or love to do it.

Travelling. Nature. Sex. Urbanity. Fashion. Photography. Music. Films.

Each other. Love.

How would a good friend describe you?

Soulmates who just HAD to meet! Make babies, business and life together. ☺

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Love. Family. Business. Wanderlust. Nectar&Pulse.

Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?

Books by: Haruki Murakami, Susan Sontag, Amelie Nothomb, Martin Suter, Thomas Bernhard, António Lobo Antunes, Benedict Wells.

Books about: Entrepreneurs, business stories, photography, brands, design. Biographies.

Magazines: brandeins, Zeit magazine, sz-Magazine, Vogue, Stern, Monocle, Interview, i-D, 032, Travel Almanac, the gentlewomen, Another Man, Harvard Business Manager, Business Punk, New York Times Mag, Kinfolk, Cereal, Vanity Fair, AD, The Weekender, Numéro, apartamento, Suitcase, Elle Traveller.

Newspapers: Zeit, FAZ, SZ, New York Times.

Online: Zeit, Spiegel, Monocle, Refinery29, Huffington Post, New York Times, Guardian, Twitter, Harvard Business, Süddeutsche,..

Blogs: Mit Vergnügen, A Cup of Jo, Little Years, Journelles, Man Repeller, bleubird, Mother Mag, Romy and the bunnies, Lillies and León, Primer & Lacquer, This is Jane Wayne, Daily Dose, ohhhhmhhhh...

Which films blow your mind?

Films: City of God, most by Quentin Tarantino, Lost in Translation, Magnolia, Before Sunset, Schmetterling und Taucherglocke, Woody Allen Films, Ziemlich beste Freunde, Nowhere Boy, Peaceful Warrior, Margarete Steiff, Into the Wild, Interstellar, Darjeeling Limited, Blow, Das Leben der Anderen, Victoria, Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot, Gegen die Wand, die Verurteilten, Der Pate, Forrest Gump, Grand Budapest Hotel, Garden State, Wie ein einziger Tag, Amelie, Her, Babel, Herr der Ringe, 12 years a slave, Wall Street, Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu, Entdeckung der Unendlichkeit, Twice Born,...

Series: True Detective, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Love, Chef's Table, Homeland, Die Brücke, Narcos, Mad Men, Suits, Last Chance U, The Affair,...

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Each other.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

Sweden, Iceland, California, Austria, Walchensee, Japan, Lago Maggiore, Italy, New York, Maldives, Berlin, Hamburg,...wherever loved ones are.

Your life philosophy?

You only live once — make it a grand journey. Taste the NECTAR. Feel the PULSE.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

All three. Tanja: Suitcase. Chris: Weekender. Boys: Backpack. ☺

Travelling is…

broaden our horizons.

Life is…

a fulfilling journey.

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