Spain, Ibiza

Although Ibiza is renowned for being home to some of the best nightclubs in the world, the ‘White Isle’ also has an absolutely beautiful coastline with dozens of tiny coves to discover, not to mention some of the most stylish hotels in the Mediterranean. To put it simply; if you take away the nightlife and you would still have an exceptionally beautiful Balearic Island, making this a destination that’s ideal for families and club goers alike.

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Ibiza Destination Guide

The Weather

The coast and countryside in Ibiza experience some truly beautiful weather from the mild spring, through to the warm summer, before things begin to cool in the milder autumns, making spring and autumn ideal for those who get more of a boost from walking or cycling, rather than partying on the beach.

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Please note that these temperatures are average highs for Ibiza and were correct at the time of writing.


Current Prices

Check out the following deals from Loveholidays:

Puchet Hotel
Puchet Hotel
Puchet Hotel

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £193 pp
Azuline S'Anfora & Fleming
Azuline S'Anfora & Fleming
Azuline S'Anfora & Fleming

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £148 pp
Arenal Hotel
Arenal Hotel
Arenal Hotel

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £208 pp
Piscis Hotel
Piscis Hotel
Piscis Hotel

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £208 pp
El Cortijo Apartments
El Cortijo Apartments
El Cortijo Apartments

Es Cana, Ibiza

from £128 pp
Del Rey Apartments
Del Rey Apartments
Del Rey Apartments

Portinatx, Ibiza

from £163 pp
Florencio Hostel
Florencio Hostel
Florencio Hostel

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £134 pp
Azuline Llevant Hotel
Azuline Llevant Hotel
Azuline Llevant Hotel

San Antonio, Ibiza

from £129 pp

 


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Estimated Transfer Time

By Coach: 40 minutes

Ibiza Airport (IBZ) can be found on the south side of the island, but as this Balearic Island is so small; everything is relatively close by, with Ibiza Town and Playa D’en Bossa being only 5 kilometres, or around 10 minutes away, and Bora Bora usually only being an additional 5 minutes-drive.

 

Food

All-inclusive resorts throughout Ibiza know well that they might have guests that don’t keep regular hours, and because of this, you’ll likely find that meal times are quite relaxed, with some hotels offering snacks throughout the day. It’s worth checking with your tour operator first if you plan on staying out all night, as some hotel restaurants serve lunch from around 2 pm and dinner from 9pm.

 

If you like fish, then the local cuisine on this Mediterranean island is sure to please, with local favourites such as Bacalao (Cod), Merluza (Hake), Emperador (Swordfish), Raya (Skate), Mero (Grouper), Lenguado (Sole) and Rodaballo (Turbot) often being readily available. Spanish cuisine is also full of shellfish dishes, ranging from more commonly found Gambas (Prawns) and Langostinos (King Prawns), to Bogavanta (Lobster), Cigalas (Smaller, local chaps), Cangrejo (King Crabs), Calamares (Squid) and Pulpo (Octopus).

 

Other local favourites can also include paella; a traditional dish consisting of saffron rice, meat and seafood, as well as traditional snack sized portions of tapas, and of course, plenty of sangria. If the local cuisine isn’t to your taste, you’ll be pleased to know that the all-inclusive hotels are very accommodating to tourists, and you’ll likely find that an international menu is available to you.

Entertainment

Ibiza is famous for partying, dancing and clubbing, and while many hotels will offer their own discos and nightclubs, and quite probably a few live shows and bands, the real draw of this Mediterranean island is the club-scene. Lively resorts such as Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio are home to some of the big dance-music names who dominate the decks but don’t be afraid to seek out some of the islands alternative music scenes as well.

 

For those who prefer to take the less frenetic path to holiday enjoyment, you’ll be pleased to know that many of the all-inclusive hotels have excellent swimming pool facilities, with many catering for children and adults, with some even offering onsite water parks.

 

Expect to find facilities for a few sports if you want to burn off some energy somewhere other than the clubs, or for a more chilled out pace, you’re likely to find that pool tables, darts and even the occasional arcade machine or video games should be available.

 

With miles of stunning coastline, it’s unsurprising that there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in a few beach activities, from boat parties to more family friendly opportunities to make the most of the abundance of sun, sea and sand on offer.

Beaches

While Ibiza became famous as a mecca for dance music, it’s equally as famous for its beaches, and with the majority of all-inclusive hotels being located either on or close to the beach, you won’t have to go far to get your fill.

 

Salinas is one of the more famous beaches, and for good reason. Featuring a mile of white sands and some of the most idyllic coastal views that this Balearic Island has to offer, this is one strip of beach that is worth visiting, especially as sun loungers can be hired for around €8, plus an additional €8 for an umbrella.

 

If you want to avoid the beach party scene, then we recommend looking into Aguas Blancas and Cala Llenya, which have remained family favourites for years, featuring soft sands and a more relaxed atmosphere that is ideal for holidaymakers with younger children.

Who Goes There?

Ibiza is home to an almost unique mixture of natural beauty and an electric dance scene, meaning that it appeals to a broad cross-section of people. Expect to find people who are seriously into their music alongside happy-go-lucky party people, as well as people who are just there for a break, alongside families taking their annual holiday in the sun.

 

Ibiza is very popular with British holidaymakers, but that doesn’t mean that they’re the only visitors. Historically Germans have made up the largest number of visitors to the island, followed by British tourists, as well as holidaymakers from Latin American, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Taxi

While there are quite a few reliable bus routes in Ibiza, there are also quite a large number of taxis throughout the island, making it tempting to use them to get around. It’s important to keep in mind that they aren’t known for providing great value for money, but that doesn’t mean that you necessarily need to avoid them, as transport between cities usually works out at around €20 to €30 euros.

 

There are two types of taxis available; those offering fixed cost journeys where you pay a set amount for your fare and those that run on a traditional meter. It’s generally accepted that the metered taxis offer the best value for money, as some journeys can work out to be around 50% cheaper than their metered counterparts.

Excursions

Ibiza has an international reputation for night entertainment, but there is actually a surprising amount to do during the day. It’s great for water sports and activities, plus there’s even a few historic landmarks for those of you that like a bit of culture.

      

    Great for families and big kids

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    Make a splash at Aguamar Waterpark – Located in downtown Play d’en Bossa, Aguamar Waterpark is a great day out for the whole family, featuring a range of swimming pools, slides and white knuckle water rides.

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    See Ibiza from a hot air balloon – Ibiza is home to some truly stunning scenes of natural beauty, and one of the best ways to take in those scenes is from the sky. Companies such as iHoppers offer hot air balloon rides around the island, offering you perfect opportunity to take in your surroundings, as well as capture a few awe-inspiring pictures to show off back home.

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    Take on a motorised water sport – There are plenty of companies offering motorised water sports excursions, from parasailing to jet and speed boating, diving, jet skiing and even zipping around on a jet pack over the sea being on offer.

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    Explore the ‘Hippy Markets’ – There is an abundance of markets around Ibiza, including the popular ‘hippy markets’ at Las Dalias on Saturdays, and at Punta Arabí on Wednesdays. Speak to your holiday rep about the nearest one to you when you arrive.

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    Discover Castell de Eivissa (Ibiza Castle) – Located in Ibiza Town, the Dalt Vila (Ibiza citadel) surrounds the Castell de Eivissa and outdoor museum. Great for curious young minds and older history buffs alike.

     

    Great for adults and teenagers

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    Dance at the clubs – If you haven’t realised by now, the big draw of Ibiza is the electronic dance music and clubs, including Amnesia, Pacha, Ushuaïa (formerly Space), DC-10, Eden and Privilege. If you know where you want to go, then go for it, but if you’re unsure don’t be afraid to ask your holiday representative, or find out if they offer an excursion that includes one or two as part of the tour.

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    Recharge at a yoga retreat – If you just need some time to find some inner peace, then it might be worth treating yourself to a yoga retreat. Ibiza Retreats has tailored packages that are ideal for groups from yoga-pros to healthy hens.

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    Rent a yacht – Want to experience Ibiza like a superstar? If you’re on holiday with a large group of people; renting a private yacht could be more affordable than you might think. A luxury yacht can be rented for 8 hours by 12 passengers from companies such as Smart Charter Ibiza for around €1,900, and speedboats cost around €500 for 8 people. Usually, these rentals include a crew, snacks, water, beer, soft drinks, some cava and practically everything that you could need.

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    Visit Catedral de Eivissa (Ibiza Cathedral) – With origins dating back to the 7th Century, the Catedral de Eivissa can be found in the Ibiza Old Town, and in addition to featuring incredible views over the sea, the Ibiza Cathedral is home to some breath-taking examples of architecture and religious art.

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    Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art – If you want to unwind and culture yourself one day, the Eivissa Contemporary Art Museum (MACE) in the Old Town is a great way to relax and learn a little about the local art and culture, beyond what the clubs have to offer.

       

    *Details correct as of March 2017, however, errors can occur, deals can expire and facilities can change. Please treat this information as a rough guideline. If you notice an obvious error or a better price, let us know and we’ll update this page.

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