Updated January 2019
Always wanted your own pad in Ibiza? Book a villa holiday and you’ll come close to seeing what living on the island is really like. With your hire car ready for your early-morning bakery run and your swimming costume packed for an afternoon beach visit, spend the rest of your time unwinding inland with your own pool and outdoor barbecue in one of these traditionally-decorated Ibiza villas. Pick from villas near Santa Eulalia or San Juan to find your perfect set-up.
Santa Eulalia villas
Santa Eulalia is Ibiza’s third largest town – and one of its calmest. There are no mega-clubs here; instead, the vibe is sleepy. People saunter down the promenade or lounge on the beach. There’s a handful of restaurants, and a hippie market on Wednesdays in nearby San Carlos. However, all that might be about to change: the area is on the cusp of hipness now that the W Beach Club has opened. Plus, the famous Nikki Beach beach club is just outside town.
The fanciest villa residents use Ibiza Delivers to stock their larders, though you might find that the Santa Eulalia shops suit just fine. Santa Eulalia might be an increasingly popular tourist destination, but it’s also a working town and you’ll find it’s well stocked with stores. If you thought Ibiza was a golf-free zone, you’d be wrong. The island’s only club is nearby: Golf de Ibiza, which has two courses of 9 and 18 holes. There’s also a great nearby spa, at Aguas de Ibiza hotel.
Ca'n Joan d'Urban – three bedrooms
Lying just west of Santa Eulalia, you'll need to hire a car when you book this lovely three-bedroom villa, but the nearby bus stop is handy if some of your group want to pop out to Ibiza Town, while others want to drive straight to the beach. Set against a backdrop of olive and citrus trees, this traditional almost-bungalow has a smattering of lovely furnishings. You’ll probably end up eating most of your meals al fresco on the large, covered terrace thanks to your outdoor BBQ, but you can also walk to nearby restaurants: Es Caliu serves lovely lamb.
Farm to table
There are plenty of island delicacies to try from the comfort of your own outdoor table. Ibiza has lovely local cheeses, almonds, honey and herbs..Book a stay at Casa Laia Y Erika
Casa Laia Y Erika – three bedrooms
Set squarely between the Hippie Market and the Santa Eulalia port, Casa Laia Y Erika is perfect if you want to spend time by the pool. The gorgeous outdoor area, featuring a daybed under a bougainvillea-heaped pergola, is the best place to spend your afternoon. The property is named after the owner’s two daughters and sleeps six. There are two bathrooms, one of which is set in a charming domed room – think of that traditional whitewashed Mediterranean style. It's a memorable finishing touch to an already very pretty villa.
Villa Atzi – one bedroom
Share a romantic space together at little Villa Atzi. With just one bedroom, it’s perfect for a couple who want their own peaceful hideaway – and the garden area has more space than two people who like each other actually need. Spend the day lolling around at your pool before eating a meal under the stars. Villa Atzi is found on the road between San Carlas and Santa Eulalia, so you have the choice of the small town or the larger one for supplies. Drive just ten minutes and you’ll reach Es Figural beach – a pretty stretch of sand backed by wild hills and exclusive resorts.