Ibiza is often regarded as a playground for clubbers , hedonists and music lovers, but apart from the island being undeniably the BEST place for any of these pastimes, Ibiza has many, many more experiences to offer all ages!
The island is full of surprises which never fail to amaze at all times of the year. Get off the beaten track and explore!
Have you heard about the island’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, blinked twice at the rustic charm, drunk in the breathtaking beauty, and smiled at all the “fun in the sun” things you can do?
How about some sports, private bike trails, guided walks, private yacht hire, people-watching on cobbled street pavement cafes, lolling in the most turquoise waters you will ever see this side of the Caribbean? Long cool drinks are the order of the day ( and night) at most times of the year, and dining out ranges from the “expensive-but-worth-it” to the “cheap and cheerful”! Some of the best sunsets and sunrises you will ever have the privilege to see are to be had in Ibiza!
Sun, sand, surf and sangria are all here, as is the unique ambience nightlife with world-class famous DJs, but Ibiza can show you some unforgettable holiday sights, sounds and experiences too, whatever your tastes…… memories to treasure for always are just a click away!
Years ago, many people decided to celebrate their wedding day on faraway shores, but now more and more people are finding the perfect location right here in Ibiza!
Many of our villas are perfect venues for your special day, and we can also tell you about some highly recommended dreamy picturesque spots around the island too!
Sunrise? Sunset? Countryside with mountain range vistas? Waves lapping at your feet or distant sea views to be mesmorised by? Your perfect venue and your own style exists here and is waiting for you......
And, once your villa is booked, any friends and family who book another villa quoting your booking reference for some or all of your stay, will receive a special discount on their villa booking! We can help them choose their ideal holiday spot, and organise their transport to you on the BIG day too! You can check out our wedding villas here!
Its hard to beat Ibiza island for nightspots, music and ambience! Ibiza has some of the best and biggest most famous clubs in the world and attracts the very best DJs and personalities to play in them, offering you your favourite music, and an uncomparable atmosphere of fun, all in a carefree total “letting your hair down” day or night out!
Not just clubs, but many pre-club bars , select restaurants and chillout bars will entice you into their establishments, with favourite themed parties and special event nights. Here are a few of them……
Diverse music, special visiting Djs and the very best sound systems to make you feel the music , this will always figure as one of the most popular clubs. Between Ibiza town and San Antonio. Visit www.amnesia.es
In a super-league of its own, this is now a superclub bigger and better than ever before! Complete with special effects, terraces, a soundproofed isolation room, and a world class list of visiting DJs like Dave Pearce and Judge Jules, just to name a few, all have their own nights at Eden. In the centre of San Antonio. Visit www.edenibiza.com
Overlooks the bay of San Antonio, this is easily recognized by the pyramid shape with a smooth line interior Many themed party nights, don’t miss the famous Water Party, which mixes light, music, water, sound and colours! Visit www.esparadis.com
The world famous cherry logo that is married to Ibiza! Some of the most famous DJs in the world play regularly here ( like Pete Tong for example), and is open all year round. The club boasts 15 bars, shops and restaurants and a terrace plus the main music rooms, you can walk round and be busy all night, or dance….. In Ibiza town just behind the Gran Hotel and Casino. Visit www.pacha.es
For days and nights! In the centre of Playa den Bossa, this is the place you can always go to, to carry on dancing when everywhere else is closing the doors at all hours! ( this is open 22 hours a day!) Famous terrace, indoor rooms and lots of things happening to keep you going all day and night! Legendary parties! Visit www.spaceibiza.com
The largest nightclub in the WORLD! A totally unique experience, you have to go at least once to say you have clubbed in Ibiza! The ceiling is 25 m high and is usually adorned with acrobats and giving amazing show pieces to amaze! There is also a huge pool inside and several dance floors! Between Ibiza and San Antonio, near to the village of San Rafael. A must – do experience ! Visit www.privilegeibiza.com
One of the most prestigious pre-club and sunset bars in the world! On the famous “Sunset strip” ( near Café del Mar, another favourite haunt for watching sunsets, along with the Buddah Bar, a few streets behind), this couples up the sunset to the great music. It is know as the “warm-up” bar for Pacha! Love the sounds of Roger Sanchez, Defected records, Erick Morillo? Then get down to Mambo! Visit www.cafemamboibiza.com
VILLAS NEAR CAFÉ MAMBO: BACHATA
On the Ibiza Nueva Marina, Ibiza town. Right on the waterfront, commanding unbeatable views over to the Old Town, this showtime spectacular venue offers different nights of LIVE concerts, Cabaret dinner shows and club nights too! Visit www.lioibiza.com
Find time to party on the beach of Playa den Bossa! Beach party party party, and dance on the tables, the sand, or just wave to the planes coming in overhead! Great pre-party airs on a Sunday for We Love Sundays at Space, just across the road! Resident DJs include Alex Miles and Heath Holme. Relaxed atmosphere, affordable, and always hundreds of people dancing! No charge for entry! Visit www.boraboraibiza.net
Only a few years old, this is Playa den Bossas amazing openair hotel party palace! It has an events programme like no other, and amazing stage productions, glamorous dancers and is a favourite haunt of many members of the jetset , VIPs and Millionaires Club! No charge for entry but prepare to get dressed up! Theres also a rooftop Flight Area – exclusive and amazing views! Visit www.ushuaiabeachhotel.com
Set in the back of San Antonio town, it all happens in the courtyard of this hotel! LIVE music groups, acts, bands, rock n roll, and everyone often ends up in the pool to cool off! Visit www.ibizarocks.com
Take a look at the map below and click on the stars to see what the location has in store for you and why you should visit.
Holiday resort boasting several coves and bays and crystalline waters, with a stunning backdrop of pine clad hills
Sleepy village with a sprinkling of bars, trendy eateries, and artisan craft shops. Sunday craft and local produce market.
Holiday resort with some great dining al fresco opportunities on the beach. Caves open to the public.
The village you pass through to get to the port and the beach of the same name. A few bars, and shops.
Small but picturesque, colourful bay with crystsalline waters, and a few spots to eat or drink at on the beach front.
Marina, International ambience, cosmopolitan shops and a wide choice of restaurants, plus beach!
Home of the Saturday hippy market and key to several beautiful coves nearby. Craft, artesan and gift shops in the village centre interspersed with pavement cafes
Family beach resort with three beaches, and plenty of bars and cafes. Home to the Wednesday Hippy market.
Family beach resort with crescent shaped beach, gently sloping waters.
Exclusive Urbanisation named after the Golf Course.
Islands capital. The Old Town is well worth a visit by day and by night, it is a UNESCO site, and the cobbled streets, port, and Marinas are ideal for people watching, a wide choice of dining opportunities, and some retail therapy!
Almost a city beach! `Only 10 minutes walk into the Ibiza town Marinas, from where you c an walk around the port to the town or even take a 7 minute ferry ride over the water to the town centre.
Nearest villge to the airport, this village holds the weekly flea market and is the gateway to the infamous Salinas and Es Cavallet beaches of the South. A few good shops and cafes too
Escapists and photographers dream! Clifftop coastal views in peaceful surroundings.
Gateway village linking the South and West, (and all the stunning beaches imbetween!) this upbeat village is well worth stopping at, for its varied selection of stylish chillout bars and cafes.
Famous for its nightlife, and choice of bars and meeting places, it also boasts a great variety of easily accessible bays and coves nearby, all easily reached by ferry boat or local buses.
Small village with a couple of fabulous well known must visit restaurants, and church whose courtyard has fabulous views towards Ibiza town and sister island of Formentera island.
Almost in the middle of the island, this village is both picture postcard style, and a melting pot for the International visitors and residents alike, complete with a few craft and hippy style shops, and pavement cafes mentioned in the island guide books! Sleepy by day, buzzing but laid back by night, some highly recommended restaurants will tempt you to stay longer!
Lively fun resort with the longest beach on the Island with lots of day and night clubs. Great place for young people!
Put this on your “Must Do, Must See” wish list! The beaches of Illetas and Mitjorn are made of dreams, with tbeir powdery white sands, and turquoise waters, and will linger in your memory as you get through those wintry days back home! The island has salt flats and a few villages, but the stunning attractions here are the beaches, views and never ending dunes. The island is easily reached from Ibiza town and many other resorts on the island by ferry in an hour or less, and a great day out for all ages!
The number of restaurants, cafes, bars and eateries on the island is vast! In the heat, stay out of the kitchen, and enjoy eating out, or outdoors at your luxury holiday villa! Why not hire a chef for the night or have a Hog Roast done for you on site?
The choices of places to eat out at is dazzling! Choose to eat on the quayside, up in the hills, on the beach, in the town, or in a tiny village! Plenty of variety keeps the competition on their toes to entice you with the good quality they offer, combining great cuisine with unique settings and often panoramic views! Dine in style! Or why not grab a picnic and get out onto the water to enjoy it on one of our many boat options for a memorable day out?!
Spanish cuisine is based on fresh produce, and Ibiza boasts several of her own specialities, which you can see out and about in some local shops, alongside International produce. Look out for “ensaimadas” soft doughy coils of sweet bread, usually had for breakfast with your morning coffee!
With Ibiza being a Mediterranean island, one of the things Ibiza does best is fish and seafood! Fresh and tasty, it is possible to sit at the waters edge and savour the catch of the day direct from the boats. Try lobster, swordfish, crab or prawns in garlic!
Another speciality of Ibiza is local lamb, and is often served in the many open-air grill restaurants, with sweet grilled peppers, alioli mayonnaise, and olives, with locally baked unleven bread. Tapas is fast becoming a worldwide phenomena, and are small portions of various delicacies, ( cheese, seafood, salads, olives, chorizos, squid etc to name but a few) which are usually enjoyed with a long cool drink as a mid-mealtime snack, or a meal in itself if you order several. Just take a look at whats on offer in each establishment and make your choice, if you can!
Vegetarians are well catered for on the island as many restaurants offer pasta and rice dishes, tortillas (omelettes with potatoes), fish options, and some offer fresh vegetables from their own gardens! Rice dishes are always on offer, not just paellas of various forms, but also hearty homemade soups and casseroles with rice in, like the traditional “guisat de peix” fish stew. Local sausages like “sobrasada “and “butifarra” are made locally and rich and often spicy, to be found in most delicatessens and some butchers.
Wine is also made on the island and growing in popularity from the Can Rich vineyards on the West Coast.
International fare can be enjoyed in many places around the island. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, German, French and Dutch, plus of course British influenced establishments as well, are all around Ibiza, some with their own night-scene and DJs playing whilst you eat! But it is always possible just to enjoy the quiet laidback ambience of enjoying a “bocadillo” sandwich of cured ham or local cheese with a glass of good wine ! The choice is yours!
It need not be expensive to eat out in Ibiza. You can find in most places a daily changing “menu of the day” a set three course meal with a drink for around 10 euros or less, so eating out daily is a distinctly easy possibility on your holiday!
Locally produced beer, wine and spirits, plus local liquers are widely available as are cocktails, and plenty of cold drinks like smoothies and crushed ice drinks made from locally grown fruit too. Prices vary from the cheap and cheerful, to the most elegant and memorable locations with a real WOW factor, to cater for the super-visitors, for that very special day or night out! We will be happy to give you some local recommendations on arrival of recommended places to visit to eat out at! Bon Appetit, or as they say here in Ibiza “Que aproveche!”
Flights direct to and from Ibiza from many UK airports for 2014 can be purchased from the following airlines:
You can fly easily into Ibiza from Palma de Mallorca island, and the mainland of Spain (particularly Madrid and Barcelona with several regular daily flights), with WWW.IBERIA.COM, WWW.VUELING.COM, WWW.RYANAIR.COM, WWW.AIREUROPA.COM
If you are looking to travel specific dates, check www.skyscanner.com for lists of all airports flying on that day!
You can also sail into Ibiza from the mainland of Spain, via the ports of Denia, Alicante or Valencia, by ferry! Take a look at www.trasmediterranea.es
and www.balearia.com for timetables, routes and prices!
VAMOS A LA PLAYA BEACHES!
Get yourself down to the beach! Ibiza island can only be described as being “blessed” with so many different beaches to suit your different moods! Ibiza has over 30 miles of spectacular coastline and mor than 80 beautiful beaches! Choose from quiet coves in the North and East to super showoff poser paradises in the South and lively fun beaches in the rugged West! You will be lucky if you can get to them all this holiday, but here are some we can highly recommend to you to try.
Broad and sandy with gentle shelves into the sea, it has a great diving and watersports centre and is good for children. Next to the upmarket Nikki Beach and Cala Pada is popular with the Germans.
One of our favourites. A melting pot for all nationalities and has a vast expanse of sand, next to the woods. Very relaxing and laid – back, safe and fun for children of all ages. Scenic setting and clean waters.
South side of the island, it is ideal for families one end, and is the hanging out “place to see and be seen” at the other, with the hip beach bars like Blue Marlin, Tropicana, and Yemanjah , often with LIVE music. It has great sand and very expensive sunbeds, but the action on the beach goes way past the sunset hours. It is the favourite haunt of the jetset yachts and superboats to drop anchor too. Superclear waters!
North of the village of the same name, it is the epitome of a family resort in the North of the island, with lots of watersports, boat hire and at the back of the beach a large sports area for games and football goals.
This is where the A list hang out! People watching here is like being on a set for a catwalk, only the strong hard and tanned bodies survive! Famous restaurants like the Jockey Club compete with the best music beach bars for their airspace sounds, and the beach itself is sandy and waters as beautiful as the people ! Surprise! Not much lacking here!
Other side of the headland to Salinas beach, this is one of the most established gay beaches in Europe. The sand is exceptionally fine and soft and the beauty of the place is exceptional. Locals and visitors alike love it.
You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, this is the place where the drums beat on a Sunday afternoon working up to a frenzy in the evening as you watch the sunset, along with fire-jugglers! Popular with all nationalities, and all ages, drawn to the paradisical colours of the water. Rocky shoreline but well worth a visit. Grab a traditional bocadillo sandwich at the shack on the far left, or a great paella meal at the other restaurants on the beach too – favourite haunt of the famous!
West Coast lovely wild beach complete with rock pools and turquoise waters. Amazing sunset place and fabulous panoramic views too.
Family beach also popular with young clubbing daytrippers, looking for a quiet snooze spot!. Has a backdrop of pinewoods, offering some shade and watersports available, the new CBBC beach club is worth checking out too!
Strenuous walk down, but worth it! Rocky, rugged and a little wild, this draws hippies, ( usually discreet )nudists at the far end, and if you need something to look away to, check out the rock carvings.
Steep to get to, but this gets its fame for being directly in front of the mysterious rock of the legendary Es Vedra, said to be a point in the Spanish Bermuda triangle, and distance shots of the South Pacific in several films.
Stunning photostop for many passing by on the hill road above from Portinatx, , this small picturesque bay is quiet and secluded, with nature at its best. A photographers dream, with its rugged wild scenery and crystalline waters, take your snorkels!
We couldn’t NOT mention Ibiza’s sister island, could we? Rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, put this on your WISH LIST of things to do! Catch one of the many ferry boats over from Ibiza town, or other resorts and plan for at least a day trip there. The ferry trip is only ½ hr ride away from most places, and the island is pretty flat and under developed, but the beaches, ahhhh the beaches….. Try Illetas, and Mitjorn, or for something more developed Es Pujols resort. Gazing at the colours of the waters which are so breathtaking , you wont believe you are in Europe! 110% worth the trip! Hire a car, walk to the beach of Illetas from the port, or take the local bus tour. Or enjoy the main transport of the island / a bike, to get around!