It takes a lot to put a smile on our miserable faces, and even more to render us speechless with delight. So we’d like to offer hearty congratulations to the people behind The One&Only Royal Mirage’s new bar, The Jetty Lounge, because we were nothing short of mesmerised by the discovery of this new watering hole. A short walk along the beach through the Palace segment of the hotel, it’s as though someone ordered a chic European lounge that was accidentally delivered to the beach. But it works, and it’s better than anything we’ve laid eyes on this year. Miraculously, there wasn’t a pretentious idiot in sight during our visit; instead we joined a sprinkling of the post-work crowd and a few tourists soaking up the twilight and excellent drinks Ã‚— even the cheapest grape on the menu is delicious. So civilised is this spot, even teetotallers won’t feel intimidated. It’s exactly as we’d imagine an Ibiza for grown-ups would look: comfy corner sofas and loungers, flickering candles and side-lighting (overhead lights are a sin against ambience), plus background Karma KafÃƒÂ©-esque chill-out tunes at just the right decibel.