The Mediterranean islands are yet again amongst the most popular summer holiday destinations this year, with the beautiful Ibiza in particular receiving a lot of attention from a range of people looking to escape the gloomy UK over the next few months.
Whilst there’s no doubt that Ibiza remains a clubbing mecca, and one of the best places for lovers of the nightlife to visit in Europe, it seems that the island is also finally starting to attract a wider range of people to its sunny shores, including families and couples looking for a quieter, more relaxing beach break. Its reputation as a rowdy place for drunken youngsters has lifted, giving it greater appeal to a cross-section of the holiday-going public.
There are areas of Ibiza that appeal to everyone, so it’s well worth considering this gem of the Med if you are thinking about booking your holiday in the next few weeks. Here’s our guide to where you should think about staying:
The 18-30 crowd
There’s no doubt where the best place to stay is if you are young and looking to party on your Ibiza holiday. San Antonio is renowned across the world for its amazing nightlife, with clubs like Es Paradis and Eden leading the way. Numerous international DJ’s regularly make appearances here throughout the summer season, so whenever you travel over you’re bound to catch one of your favourites. San Antonio is also on a stunning shoreline, meaning you can relax on the beach all day after a long night partying hard!
If you decide San Antonio isn’t for you, you can also find other nightclubs across the island, including Pacha close to the historic Ibiza town, as well as Amnesia and Privilege – both of which are found close to San Rafael in the centre of the island.
With the clubbing areas confined to certain parts of the island, a majority of Ibiza is suitable for a family-friendly summer break. One of the most popular destinations is Es Cana – found on the north east coast of the island. It’s a bustling resort which is home to a weekly hippy market where you can find a range of authentic souvenirs. You’ll also find one of the biggest beaches on the whole island, as well as smaller coves which are ideal for those with children of a younger age.
Alternatively, Cala Llonga is a relaxing resort which is brilliant for families. Its beach is long and with shallow waters it means you don’t have to worry too much about younger children playing in the sea.
Santa Eualia is one of the best options for couples looking to take a trip to the island, and is another resort which revolves around its two beautiful beaches. Here you have a range of great restaurants – ideal for those wanting to book a cheap holiday to Ibiza on a self-catering basis and experience the range of cuisine on offer. The water sports and activities on offer are bound to give you some fantastic memories to take home with you.
For couples wanting a romantic, more secluded getaway then Cala Tarida is a bit of a gem. There are lots of bars and restaurants in the resort, yet it doesn’t attract the bustling crowds that some of the larger, more well-known areas like Es Cana do. It also has a lovely beach which is ideal for snorkelling.