Famed for its nightlife and home to the world-renowned Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza is one of the most celebrated islands in Spain. There’s nothing better than, after having had a night on the tiles, relaxing on the acclaimed sandy beaches which line the shores, sipping on a delicious concoction of colourful, fruity, alcohol. As well as sheer hedonism, Ibiza holidays will offer diverse scenery in which to indulge, whether you’re looking to experience the wild nightlife or unwind from the stresses and strains of everyday life with the family – this eclectic island is sure to meet your needs. Situated off the coast of mainland Spain, versatility is of the essence with locations such as San Antonio and Ibiza Town offering a dose of escapism among some of the world’s most revered clubs, or allowing you to stroll along the coast, soaking up the sun while engrossing yourselves in views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Blissful Beaches and Outstanding Allure
If you can’t manage to procure your spot in the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, or would rather steer clear of the lively antics themselves, all is not lost. A villa stay in Figueretas will provide panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea while welcoming all ages, groups and families to enjoy the varied scenery which the area has become so loved for. Ibiza Town isn’t far away either if you fancy changing things up with a more exciting adventure into the island’s main city during your holidays to Ibiza.
The evenings in Ibiza Town are understandably lively, but there are also a number of restaurants which serve traditional Spanish cuisine for an authentic take, mainly serving sea food which has been caught locally. Here you will also find the captivating culture beneath the all-night party ethos that permeates the cobbled streets; unique architecture and olde-worlde buildings look out over Ibiza Port where you can see lovely boats bobbing along the crystal clear waters that envelop the island. With mild winters and scorching summers there’ll always be an opportunity for water sports and things to do after the sun rises on the night before.
Ibiza holidays wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the exciting activities that are available throughout the coastal towns and villages; jet skiing, parachuting and water skiing all being firm favourites for adrenaline-infused enthusiasts and those wishing to try something new, while diving and snorkelling offer relaxing alternatives. Playa d’en Bossa presents the largest stretch of sand and you’ll find solace among secluded spots here, whereas the busier parts will be crammed with alluring attractions should you wish to take advantage of the vibrant water sports scene on your holidays in Ibiza.
Rock Out with Ibiza Rocks
If you’ve been waiting for the long anticipated Ibiza Rocks line up to be announced before booking your holidays to Ibiza then you won’t have been disappointed to hear about the array of talent to take to the stage later this year, and with it being the 10th year anniversary, the home of live music is going to be even better this time around! Charged with providing the electric vibes in headlining at Rocks Stage will be The Libertines, while dance anthem mainstay Fat Boy Slim is set to return in what is sure to be one of the most exciting line ups to have graced the infamous event. Your Ibiza holidays are sure to be extra special after having heard rock legends The Courteeners are rounding off the festivities at Ibiza Rocks, but with dance music aficionado, Sigma, as well as electronica trio and BBC Sound, Years & Years completing the line-up, this is the perfect chance to have the most memorable party season yet!
Top Ibiza Attractions
Most people associate this party-crazy resort with all-night escapades and all-day sleeping, but there are so many more things to do in Ibiza that’ll allow you to enjoy the very best of the island. The beaches are truly beautiful, and the sunsets in many resorts have to be seen to be believed. For history buffs, the spectacular Ibiza Castle will be of particular interest.
You’ll find a great many resorts which cater to the tourist trade here, ranging from the versatile San Antonio to the picturesque Playa de Talamanca. Large areas of the island remain unspoilt, and as such they offer some exceptionally good walking trails for the more energetic visitors.
Wine and Dine
For a welcome change of pace, head to the port area and sample some of the delicious seafood dishes which are waiting to tempt you. This region is one of the more iconic Ibiza attractions, and it has a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere. The waterfront cafés and restaurants are popular with both residents and visitors alike. There are plenty of opportunities for fine dining in Ibiza, including the delightful Sa Punta in Talamanca, from which you can enjoy the stunning sunsets. If you’re in the mood for a little Japanese influence, try the fare at Kama Sushi, which is to be found in San Antonio.
Action and Adventure
With so much here, you will need to plan your holiday well. One activity that needs to be on your agenda is snorkelling, especially in the crystal clear waters of Cala Martina. The undersea world here is truly fascinating, and there is a wonderful sense of freedom about heading beneath the waves on a voyage of discovery.
You will also find a great many other water-sports on the island. Parasailing is a must-try if you have a head for heights, and sea kayaking is a great way to enjoy the wind in your hair and the spray in your face. The main beach at San Antonio is a great venue for many water-sports.
There are so many things to do in Ibiza for family groups, ranging from exciting beach activities to peaceful parks. Both San Carlos and Es Caná have street trains for the youngsters to ride on, and many of the island’s resorts offer a superb selection of water-sports which even the youngest kids can enjoy.
There are times on holiday when nothing beats a boat trip, so head across the sea to visit Formentera, where you can hire bikes and explore this beautiful location. All the family will love the excitement of the Aguamar Water Park, which is an Ibiza favourite and can be found at Playa d’en Bossa.
For many people, the vibrant, pulsating clubs are what Ibiza is all about. The ultimate party island offers everything from ultra-cool bars to huge outdoor venues, many of which attract the cream of the world’s DJ talent throughout the summer.
Names such as Space, Amnesia and Ibiza Rocks have become almost as famous as the island itself, so if you like to dance until dawn and beyond, this is undoubtedly the place for you. All tastes are catered for here, so take a look at the posters and flyers, make your choice and get ready to party.
You’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to stay on dry land to have a good time. There are a great many boat parties to enjoy as well. Of all the things to do in Ibiza, this is the activity that perhaps guarantees the best time of all.
Recharge and Relax
Ibiza is bursting with knock-out attractions, but when the time comes for a little well-earned relaxation there is one place you simply have to visit. Es Vedra is a small island off the south-western coast, and it provides the perfect spot from which to gaze at the most romantic sunsets you are ever likely to see.
You’ll find plenty of beaches on the island, each of them giving you a golden opportunity to unwind at your leisure. One of the most impressive is at Cala de Boix, and as a generally quieter beach, it’s the perfect spot to relax in tranquillity.
For the ultimate in relaxation, be sure to check out the local spa venues. Touring the Ibiza attractions can be exhausting, so set aside time to enjoy some indulgence at Atzaró Spa in the north of the island, or perhaps the excellent spa facilities at the Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena in San Miguel.