Holidays in Ibiza obviously come with a reputation for revelry, and while it’s true that the nightlife here is up with the world’s best, there’s more to Ibiza than just its one party trick.
The mellow beachfront of San Antonio Bay is a case in point. It’s just a boat ride away from lively San Antonio yet the atmosphere is radically different. It’s a great place for family holidays as the protection of the bay keeps the waters calm, and there are plenty of activities at the children-friendly bars in the area.
It makes the contrast with San Antonio all the more stark. Truly a partygoer’s paradise, you’ll be set up for the evening watching the sun go down at the Sunset Strip and the night just goes on and on from there in the West End. Holidays in Playa d’en Bossa are also geared towards clubbing, but with water parks and playgrounds nearby they’re a little more versatile.
If it’s unspoilt countryside and idyllic beaches you’re after, then the north of Ibiza won’t disappoint. Holidays in Es Cana keep things understated whilst still being close to plenty of attractions and historical sights. Clubbing, countryside and culture combined – that’s holidays in Ibiza.
Wherever you choose to have your holidays in Ibiza; there are some essential highlights you won’t want to miss. Many of these attractions are worth making excursions and day trips for.
Firstly, we’ll begin with the nightlife – you simply must visit the Sunset Strip in San Antonio. Watching the sun’s fading amber rays sink into the sea whilst listening to the soothing sounds of Cafe del Mar and Cafe Mambo is a real unforgettable experience. When it comes to clubbing, many of the world’s best are all on this enchanting island, with the VIP experience of Pacha in Ibiza Town and the beachside terrace at Space in Playa d’en Bossa both deserving special mention.
Or instead, maybe you’re looking to just relax and unwind during your holidays in Ibiza? There are several coastal hideaways far from the main resorts. Some are so remote they can only be accessed by boat! For sunbathing bliss head to the white shores of Cala Vadella in the south-west, the curving pine-covered coastline of Cala Bassa close to San Antonio Bay, or the radiant turquoise waters of peaceful Portinatx in the secluded north of Ibiza.
Resting on a beach may give you the energy to take a cultural tour of Ibiza. You’ll find that the capital, Ibiza Town, and its 16th century Dalt Villa will offer the richest treasures here. Walk the steep inclines of the cobbled roads to the top of Dalt Villa and you’ll reach Eivissa Castle with spectacular views across the Mediterranean. There’s a 13th century cathedral Nuestra Senora de las Nieves and the Phoenician cemetery Puig des Molins here too. But cultural highlights are not only found in the capital, Santa Eulalia on the eastern coast is home to a Roman Bridge, an Ethnological Museum about old Ibizan agriculture and the 17th century church Puig de Missa. In need of some retail therapy after all that sightseeing? Ibiza has its own unique answer – the Hippy Market in Es Cana. The fragrant spices and colourful fabrics make it a real feast for the senses.
But if you really feel you’ve built your strength up, you may want to take part in something a little more active. Aguamar is the only major waterpark in Ibiza and it’s based right in the centre of Playa d’en Bossa. The various sports facilities at Club Fiestaland are also based here. And if you’re having holidays in Ibiza on the eastern coast, there’s a fairground in Cala Llonga that stays open throughout the summer, as well as it being closest to Roca Llisa Golf Club – the national golf club of Ibiza.