The island of Ibiza has long been a haven for partygoers the world over. Are you sick of people returning from the dance music Mecca declaring ‘if you weren’t there, you’ll never know’? Are you starting to feel that as each year ticks on, that unforgettable trip to Ibiza is starting to slip out of grasp? Well, fear not because loveholidays.com has you covered! Your trip to the White Isle for 2019 is just a few clicks away.
While the island itself is small, you get more than enough bang for your buck if you’re looking to sizzle on the beach all day and go clubbing every night. But there’s far more than meets the eye to this paradise island and each year Ibiza lures in up to seven million visitors from around the world with its indescribable magic. Seven million people couldn’t be wrong so go on, get stuck in!
At a glance
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- Average flight time: 2h 45m
When to go
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During some down time, why not take in some of Ibiza’s rich cultural heritage and take a stroll through the breath-taking Dalt Vila area. The ancient ruins of a medieval castle lie alongside all sorts of romantic restaurants and cute souvenir stalls. Or venture further into town for the most glamorous of designer stores and boutiques. With Ibiza a steady favourite of the rich and famous, you never know who you might brush shoulders with.
For a truly authentic experience that you won’t find anywhere else on the island, head down to the Fisherman’s Quarter for an incredibly fresh seafood dinner by the waterfront. Then head back to prepare for the night ahead - a bit of calm before the storm shall we say! With spectacular views of the sea and the marina, and a number of interesting museums and galleries on offer, the Dalt Vila is perfect for those looking to escape the madness of Ibiza’s wilder side – if only for a moment!
Without a doubt, all that partying is going to build up an appetite, but you’d be remiss if you resigned yourself to burgers and chips for the holiday. Plenty of fine dining opportunities are available and what could be better than getting the gang together for a nice sit-down meal to talk about (or piece together) last night’s events!
You’ll find seafood bars and restaurants, local chiringuitos (beachside taverns) and trendy dining establishments, each serving up the freshest seafood and flavoursome local Mediterranean dishes. A classic choice is tasty paella washed down with sangria. If you want some expert advice from us, why not ask the establishment if you can take your food out to the beach for the ultimate al fresco experience. You’ll feel like royalty!
Often overlooked for the big family holiday of the year, Ibiza is in truth a magical place to bring the kids. From the spooky stalactite Can Marca caves and amazing Cap Blanc aquarium, you’ll find no shortage of things to keep them entertained for the duration of your stay. Along with the huge number of beaches for them to splash around on, specialised play parks and areas for kids can be found in most resorts. Kids’ clubs, bouncy castles, swings, carousels and other amusements are all on hand to ensure they have fun.
For those little adventure-seekers among your clan, Ibiza offers many water sports including parasailing, windsurfing and diving. Or you could rent a pedalo if you’d prefer to keep an eye on them. If that hasn’t got their pulses racing enough, you could also treat them to a day out at Aquamar Water Park, with all sorts of white-knuckle slides and wave pools for them to explore.
Action & Adventure
Although this island may be small, the presence of a beautiful coastline means that there are plenty of opportunities for activities that get your heart rate up. Easily accessible on beaches like Cala Llenya and Punta Galera are water-skiing, body-boarding, kite-surfing or our personal favourite, jet-skiing! For the really daring amongst you, there’s also plenty of cliffs for jumping off and deeper waters for snorkelling in Ibiza’s azure waters. Whatever you’re in the mood for, the island’s sandy playgrounds will provide. If you prefer to get your thrills on dry land, you can detox some of that sangria by partaking in some beach volleyball, crazy golf or a cycle around Ibiza Town down. And don’t worry, chiringuitos are always on hand if you happen to get thirsty exerting yourself.
You’ll need a bit of respite from the crowds and clubbers, so when it comes to sun, sea and sand its best to base yourself around Ibiza Town. In fact, it’s pretty much best to base yourself here for everything. With the surrounding golden crescents of Talamanca and Figueretas within easy reach, simply load up on sunscreen, hop on the number 12 bus and you’ll soon be recovering from last night’s hangover in the sunshine! Or if you prefer to get the pulse racing to get re-energised for the night ahead, why not grab a snorkel and explore the White Isle’s seas. Most of Ibiza’s beaches have powder soft sand, shallow water and gentle slopes, making them ideal for families with young kids. With all the amenities you need also on hand (shops, clean bathrooms, sunbeds and shaded areas), what more could you ask for?
As the sun sets, revellers will begin to think of the night ahead and with a holiday to Ibiza, you truly are spoilt for choice. If your clubbing days are long behind you, you may want to stick to the more low-key areas in Dalt Villa and Plaza del Parc, where you can enjoy a few drinks while soaking up some scenic views before the party really gets going.
If you’ve been waiting all year for this trip and want to party into the wee hours, you’ll have a number of options with the (in)famous venues around the waterfront. Whatever your poison, Ibiza will have it in spades from cocktail bars to beach clubs to the Pukka up boat party, which sets off once a week. We haven’t even mentioned Ibiza’s world famous clubs yet. Awe-inspiring, unforgettable and with the world’s best DJs spinning every night, each one has its own unique charm. We can’t say much else, you’ll simply have to experience them for yourself!
While Ibiza has played host to many stories of blossoming holiday love on the dance floor, if you already have your other half in tow then Ibiza is a top notch place to rekindle or reconnect. Awash with an incredible number of scenic spots and cosy waterside restaurants, it’s the stuff of every Casanova’s dreams. This Balearic paradise is home to breath-taking vistas, secluded coves off the beaten track, and gorgeous restaurants that are sure to stir up some romance. You never know how the night will end, maybe your way of saying ‘I love you’ is taking your partner to one of the island’s top clubs. Whatever you do, be sure to lock arms with your beloved and take a stroll in the moonlight as the waves lap gently in the background. You could even grab a blanket and head out for a bit of stargazing! Probably best to brush up on your knowledge of the constellations first though...
If you think Ibiza is only for clubbers, you’ll soon think again when you take a stroll around Ibiza Town. The island’s rich historic quarter is chock full of ruins, ancient walls and ramparts. It’s easy to forget about the island’s reputation for hedonism when you drink in some of Ibiza’s cultural heritage. Don’t be surprised if you lose an afternoon ambling around the narrow cobbled streets and cutesy cafés. Don’t be afraid to stray away from the resort scene, as you’ll be richly rewarded with impressive architecture and fantastic museums, particularly in the Dalt Vila area. This is truly the peaceful life of the locals and seems a million miles away from most people’s first impression of a holiday to Ibiza. All that ambling around should be making you hungry so don’t forget to sample some genuine Balearic cuisine and treat yourself to a huge portion of paella!