Ibiza is many things to people, to some it’s the world’s party capital but to others it’s so much more than an island filled with legendary clubs. With crystal clear, paradisiacal waters and its picturesque port city overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this island is the perfect place to soak up some rays and make the most out of the Island this year before it returns to its party island next summer.
Here’s a little bit of history for you… Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands, one of Europe’s prime island getaways. It was founded in 654 BC by the Phoenicians. The Island was aptly named after the Phoenician word ‘Iboshim,’ in honour of the God; Bes – a god of dancing and music. In all the years that have followed, Ibiza has been invaded and conquered by many different people and it wasn’t until 1975, following the death of Dictator: Franco, the Island returned to Catalan speaking territory. Ibiza then grew as a major holiday destination. In 1999, UNESCO recognised and declared Ibiza Old Town (Dalt Vila) as a world heritage site.
So, whether you’re planning a family trip to this beautiful Island or a little getaway with some friends or your partner, then we’ve rounded up the best things you can still do to make the most out of this beautiful Island.
Beach clubs are the way forward this year
We know most iconic nightclubs such as Ushuaia and Hi Ibiza have closed their doors for the 2020 summer season and won’t reopen until 2021, but don’t worry you can still get a taste of the nightlife (or should we say day life) from some of our favourite beach clubs like Ocean beach and Cala Bassa beach club. There’s also a fabulous new beach club in town called ‘Bam bu Ku’ which is perfect for families, they even host their own family brunch on Sundays and did we mention they have their own surf wave riding machine?
Cala Bassa Beach Club – located on the most beautiful beach in Ibiza, with soft white sands, crystal clear waters and three individual restaurants to choose from. The Beach Club is a unique gastronomic experience. Spend the day relaxing on the linen-covered loungers and embrace the beauty of Ibiza.
Ocean beach – You probably have already heard of this one, every social media influencer you can ever think of comes here! Ocean beach offers you a unique and lavish beach club experience with world class entertainment. All in an aesthetically pleasing background. Beds for the day can cost from €500 up to a whopping €1800 for a VIP experience.
Bam Bu Ku – Book one of their family brunches held every Sunday up until the end of September. Prices for adults range from €50 – €89. Prices for children between the age of 3 – 17 is €30 and under two’s go free! Price includes entertainment, a range of fun activities for your little ones, and a variety of food to suit you and your little ones.
Day trips out
A day trip here will leave you feeling like you’ve just visited the Caribbean. The beaches on Formentera are among some of the best in the world and if you’re looking for somewhere a little off the beaten track, then the deserted coves are the perfect spot. Snorkelling and diving are also very popular on the island due to the crystal-clear waters. How you can get to the main island you may ask? Take a ferry or boat trip from Ibiza town which will take you directly to Formentera’s port – La Savina.
No holiday to Ibiza is complete without exploring the Islands famous historical Old town. Ibiza town – otherwise known as Dalt Vila is a UNESCO world heritage site taking you back 2500 years of fascinating history. During the 16th and 17th centuries the islands suffered continuous Ottoman pirate attacks. Walls and towers were built, surrounding the Dalt Vila. Ibiza Old town is also a great place to wonder around and get lost around the narrow cobbled streets.
Where to stay
Our stylish holiday homes and warm hospitality offer a unique Ibiza escape. Choose from Villas hidden in rolling valleys with nothing but the sound of crickets and the wind whistling through the trees or perched on clifftops with the famous Ibicencan sunset dipping into the ocean.
Villa Can Felix – Villa Can Felix lies in the campo (countryside) just up the hill from the smallest village on Ibiza, Forada. It’s right at the end of at a long private driveway, and this means that you are completely secluded! The villa has a grand rustic style with open beams, terracotta floors very well stocked kitchen and five bedrooms including three ensuites so we feel it can accommodate 2 to 3 families with ease.
Casa Isabella – This Villa is designed for those seeking luxury, serenity and the pleasures of Ibiza. The interiors are minimally styled with fresh bursts of colour. Views that stretch out towards the blue Bays of San Antonio during the day and colourful sunsets at dusk. Located in the beautiful area of Can Garma, just a short 5-minute drive to the sunset strip of San Antonio.