The island of Ibiza, which sits just 79km off the coast of Valencia, has garnered an extraordinary reputation over recent years due to its fun-going nature and breathtaking scenery.
It's excusable to assume Ibiza is visited only by wild party goers and students enjoying a summer vacation, but the truth is the Mediterranean island offers fun, relaxation and enjoyment for the whole family.
When to go
Close to 5 million visitors flock to the island each year, making it one of Spain's most visited destinations. Of those visitors, two main groups exist. There are those looking for culture, exquisite scenery and respite, while there are those looking for loud music, flowing alcohol and late night bars.
The latter of the aforementioned groups will enjoy peak season, when Ibiza's main clubs are rocking and many of the world's top DJ's can be found doing their stuff in front of thousands of jumping clubbers.
The off-season brings with it a different vibe. The area is generally much calmer, and hotels, bars and restaurants are all much cheaper to visit.
What to do
The wonderful thing about an Ibiza holiday is that the choice of things to do is virtually limitless. Want to stay on the beach all day? Well you're in the perfect place. Want to get out and enjoy some of that Spanish culture? Ibiza has a wide variety of it ready to be experienced.
A cruise around Es Vedra can be a pleasant way to spend several hours. On board a modern boat, sailing off into the sunshine while sipping champagne is as holiday-esque as it gets. Alternatively, D'Alt Vila can provide some of that Mediterranean culture to those who crave it. Its historic buildings, shops and landmarks are a world away from the club-hopping scene, and will get maximum value out of that camera.
Holidays in Ibiza wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the famous Ibizan nightlife. For those looking for light refreshment, quaint little bars & restaurants can be found all across the Island. The San Antonio region offers a more vibrant scene, with bars such as Lineker's and Ibiza Rocks situated near the beachfront.
Where to stay
As with most of Spain, more expensive accommodations can be found along with budget hotels. The same is true with Ibiza holidays. Regardless of budget, there's a place for you to stay on the island that will allow you to get a restful nights sleep and a cup of coffee in the morning.
There are many cheap deals to be had, such as the Apartmentos Atlas Ibiza and Orvay, which are just two of the more recommended budget accommodations in Ibiza.
For middle of the range hotels, the Gran Sol and the El Greco both provide a clean, comfortable option which won't break the bank.
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