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Holidays in Ibiza

Ibiza is an iconic high-end European destination abounding with soft, sandy beaches and endlessly entertaining nightlife. Whatever your style, whatever your speed, there’s an Ibiza holiday that will float your boat.

Play ‘I spy’ in Ibiza and your eyes will rove across plenty of stunning scenery. Some of the beaches stretch out long, while others are tucked into quiet little coves, but all are met by tantalising turquoise waters. Whether you make for a public beach or buy your way into a swanky beach club, you’ll feel perfectly at peace.

But there are Bohemian vibes on the island, too. You’ll find plenty of free-spirited yogis at the hippie markets and aboard glass-bottom boat cruises near Es Vedra. The island sits two miles off the coast of Ibiza and its towering limestone formations reach almost 400 metres. Many mystical myths surround the area, which is said be the 'tip of Atlantis'.

Most visitors to Ibiza, however, are looking to experience the unparalleled nightlife. Whether you book into a designated 'party' hotel with decked out on-site venues or you plan to visit a variety of nightclubs, you can easily dance your way until dawn with epic music and vibrant visual displays.

Travel to Ibiza in winter or stay in Ibiza Old Town to connect with the local laid-back lifestyle. Take it slow as you roam the historical streets, admiring the medieval architecture in Dalt Vila and the atmosphere of smaller traditional villages.

Whatever your travel style – you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained on the White Island, so book your flights to Ibiza now.

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How to see Ibiza on a budget

Ibiza invokes glamorous images of infinity pools, yachts and endless bottles of bubbly during evening outings. However, you can splash out with VIP service or you can find plenty of ways to spend your days without spending a dime. See our budget planner to plan your ultimate holiday.


Hotel Gran Sol will not break the bank, and it still provides excellent personal service. Check-in here and enjoy the nearby seafront promenade or walk 10 minutes to the peaceful sandy coves of Gracio and Gracioneta.

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Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or fresh ingredients to make a delicious home-cooked meal, stop by the New Market (known locally as Mercat Nou) in Ibiza Town. You’ll find plenty of fruit and vegetables, fish and meat in addition to cheese, bread and paella.


Enjoy the historic Ibiza old town, Dalt Vila. You can wander around the narrow, cobble-stoned pathways whilst admiring the Renaissance military architecture. The fort is the highlight with drawbridges and a set of cannons.


Spend sunny days on the beautiful terrace at Torre del Mar – or wading through their swimming pool, which surrounds an ancient tower and looks across to Playa d’en Bossa, the Walls of Ibiza and the island of Formentera.

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Like all islands, Ibiza is home to great seafood. El Clodenis serves sturgeon with samphire, monkfish with creamy rice and king crab with razor clams. Other dishes include Iberian pork loin with mushrooms and the rack of lamb alongside smoked eggplant.


For a change of scenery, make your way to Formentera. The nearby island is much less developed and much less frequented than Ibiza, so enjoy the sandy white beaches in serenity. There's a popular promenade by Es Pujols if you begin to long for company.


Book a sophisticated spa-centric stay in Santa Eulalia. Whether you seek an exclusive retreat, or you simply need a nice place to recover after long nights out, Aguas de Ibiza will treat you well. You will love this luxury boutique hotel with three outdoor pools and sunbathing terraces.

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Ibiza is home to a wide variety of flavours, and a tasting menu is a great way to try as many as you can. El Portalon offers a chef's premium tasting menu with lobster, mackerel escabeche, Galician clams and prawns. Plus, they serve lamb chops and decadent Crema Catalana.


See Ibiza by sea and rent a yacht. You can cruise around the other Balearic Islands – or you can simply float stationary a bit off shore. Your private party will be the envy of all the beach-goers. For a romantic touch, opt for a sailing yacht.

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Where is the best place to stay in Ibiza?

Ibiza neighbourhoods are all quite different, so make sure to select the best area for your holiday.

If you would like a laid-back island holiday, stay in scenic Santa Eulalia and spend your days on the beach. It’s classy and there’s a great gastronomic scene.

History buffs and culture vultures will most enjoy staying in Ibiza Town, part of which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meander the cobbled streets and enjoy the famous Medieval Festival – if you time your holiday right.

Travellers who prioritise destinations with stellar parties should book a hotel in Playa d’en Bossa. You can club from dusk until dawn, listening to tracks from top DJs with other merry revellers.

Beach lovers will adore Portinatx. It’s three great beaches (Playa Porto Beach, S’Arenal Gros and S’Arenal Petit) all have lifeguards and sunbeds. Scuba divers and snorkelers will enjoy the clear waters, too.

If you’re after stunning sunsets, make your way to the San Antonio on the west coast. Spend days cruising across the waves with water sports and enjoy the nightlife at clubs like Eden.

For more details about where to stay, and what to eat while you’re there, see our Ibiza neighbourhood guide.

Old Town, Ibiza. © Jan van Suilichem.

Top five things to do in Ibiza

You may be headed to Ibiza with the sole intention of having a good time, but there are a variety of ways to enjoy your holiday. Whether you’re interested in the beaches or the nightlife, Ibiza is a dream destination.

  1. Lounge at a luxurious beach club.
  2. Take a boat ride to view the island from the sea.
  3. Party from dusk until dawn at inexhaustible night clubs.
  4. Stroll through quiet villages like Santa Gertrudis or Ibiza Town.
  5. Join an afternoon excursion to pristine Formentera.

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Which is the best Ibiza beach?

When in Ibiza, you’ll be spoilt for choice with more than 50 beaches. However, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Start with these top five Ibiza beaches.

  1. Las Salinas – This is one of the island’s most popular beaches, frequented by beach-goers looking for food, drinks and music.
  2. Sa Caleta – The red cliffs here make for a dramatic background behind the pebble beach, while the shallow water is perfect for wading.
  3. Cala Jondal – If your idea of the perfect beach day is an afternoon parked on a sun lounger, don your chicest swimwear and laze the day away.
  4. Talamanca – Make your way over here to enjoy the local flavour with a bunch of laid-back bars and restaurants.
  5. Cala Conta – This beach features both sand dunes and a rocky coastline, and it’s a great spot for viewing brilliant sunsets.
Es Pujols beach, Formentera. © Pola Damonte.

Car hire in Ibiza

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There is more to Ibiza than the coast. The coastline is a great place to begin your explorations, but then you’ll want to move inland to explore the traditional villages, like Santa Gertrudis. Save money on your holiday with British Airways when you book your flight and car hire together.

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