Ibiza was once known solely for hosting the wildest party holidays in Europe, where the dance clubs attract the world’s biggest DJs and visitors hungry for raucous nights out. These days, most holiday-goers realise that Ibiza is an island of variety, offering picturesque whitewashed villages, a Blue Flag coastline dotted with gorgeous bays, plus street markets, traditional Spanish cuisine, and more. If you are looking for natural beauty, Ibiza has it in droves: with lush pine forests, ocean coves, and the underwater marvel of the Posidonia Meadows, which you can see by snorkelling or scuba diving.
Visiting this fantasy island also offers you a short route to Formentera, which you can reach by ferry whenever you want a taste of the smallest Balearic island and a peaceful, laid-back day trip.
Clubbers – There are some of the world’s biggest, best, and most exciting megaclubs in Ibiza.
Nature lovers – You’ll find enthralling mountains and natural parks across the island.
Beach fans – You can enjoy the Balearic sun in Ibiza while relaxing on the powdery sand, on either bubbly beaches or quiet coves that are far from the crowd.
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If you are looking for a less party-packed, more serene resort, Cala Llonga is perfect for visitors looking to stay somewhere that’s tailor-made for relaxation and indulgence. This seaside resort is ideal for families, with hotels catering for mums, dads, and children, and attracts visitors from across the whole of Europe. It’s a great spot for English travellers who want to stay close to familiar places to eat, as well as having great shopping opportunities and relaxing beachfront bars.
Portinatx is one of the most picture-perfect holiday destinations you could wish for, with a coastline you have to see to believe. S’Arenal Gros is the largest beach in the resort, and offers both sunbathing and exhilarating watersports. You can also relish the sight of the historical landmark Portinatx Lighthouse from there, which rises from the cliffs like a stick of rock candy.
By day, the pristine beachfront of Playa d’en Bossa beckons, while by night Ibiza’s famous nightlife crackles with energy and excitement. There are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy here if you are bringing the kids, with bouncy castles and trampolines to be found on the beach and with most pubs welcoming children. If you’re visiting for the clubbing experience, you certainly won’t be disappointed with famous venues such as Ushuaia and Bora Bora staying open until morning.
This stunning walled town is large and edged by placid or lively beaches, depending on which you visit. The castle and churches are impressive historic structures that complement the picturesque piazzas that pepper Lagos. The nightlife here is colourful and at times wild, offering visitors bars and clubs that range from elegant to pumping. Boat trips and mountain bike rides are ideal ways to enjoy the scenery.
This is the other main Ibiza resort to consider if you are seeking a holiday filled with megaclubs and hardcore partying. San Antonio Bay is quiet and laid-back and ideal for families, but across the water you’ll reach San Antonio Town where the main nightclubs can be found, and where clubbers from across the world gather for endless nights and some of the best DJ sets on the planet.
Ibiza Town is the slickest, most stylish area on the island, where contemporary chic shops and excellent restaurants line the New Town, and traditional cobbled streets and boutiques filter through the Old Town. This is another section of Ibiza where the nightlife is legendary, but there is still plenty of charm and quirk to Ibiza Town so that visitors staying here will find themselves just as mesmerised by Ibiza’s cultural heritage as they will the dance clubs and DJs.
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