Miles of walking trails, nightlife that never stops and some of the best beaches in Spain – Ibiza holiday packages offers countless hours of enjoyment.
Party playgrounds of San Antonio and Playa de’n Bossa
Top-line DJs and famous clubs that stay open until the wee hours of the morning – it's easy to see why night owls from all over Ireland like to holiday in Ibiza. And the legendary and lively party scenes of San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa show no signs of slowing down.
Historical Ibiza Town
Although it’s rightly earned its crown as the nightlife king of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza holidays aren't all about partying. In fact, the old section of Ibiza Town, also known as Elvissa, is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll along the cobbled streets of this walled town-within-a-town, be sure to take a close look at the ancient stone walls which contain fragments of Carthaginian, medieval and Moorish structures.
Santa Eulalia’s laid-back and lively charms
For those who are admirers of a happy medium, Santa Eulalia might appeal. It's one of the more laidback resorts on the island, with sophisticated bars, boutiques and hotels. And, the long stretch of white, sandy beach is really family-friendly.
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Cala Llonga may be only a 20-minute drive from Ibiza Town, but this chilled-out place feels a world away from the Balearic Island's famous club scene. It’s a small, compact town surrounded by pine-covered hills that seem to melt into the sandy cove below. And it’s also blessed with a fine selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Of course, if you do fancy a night out in Pacha or Privilege, the capital is right at hand.
Sun-seekers pick Cala Gracio based on its back-to-basics principles. You'll find it on Ibiza – the most nightlife-centric of the Balearic Islands. But, it's in a hushed spot on the island's west coast, where the priorities are chilling on peaceful beaches from dawn 'til dusk. Despite its scenic backdrop, though, it's not completely out in the sticks – the White Isle's buzziest town is just around the corner, without actually coming into earshot.
Everything that drew people to this Balearic Island prior to the party scene can still be found in Portinatx. This small village on Ibiza’s northernmost tip has a picturesque horseshoe bay, backed by sweeping pine forests. And with its seafood restaurants and bars overlooking the bay, it’s got the chill-out formula down to a T.
San Antonio Bay
San Antonio Bay's on the west coast of Ibiza, which makes it one of the best places on the island to catch the spectacular sunset. There’s a chilled-out vibe here, with quiet sandy coves, relaxed bars and lots of waterfront restaurants. Postcode-wise, it’s just south of the Balearic Islands' party capital, San Antonio Town, and very close to the capital’s UNESCO-rated old town.
Santa Eulalia's a classy little resort on Ibiza’s south-east coast. It’s earned a reputation for being the island’s gastronomic centre, and also comes with art galleries, designer boutiques and high-end gift shops. There’s a sophisticated marina here, too, with more restaurants and bars. And the spotlessly clean sand keeps up the standard on the resort’s two beaches.
Es Cana is a small picture-postcard resort on the east coast of Ibiza. It’s a fairly relaxed place, with a tiny working harbour overlooked by whitewashed houses and a cluster of waterfront restaurants. Evenings here revolve around lively bars – though the real buzz comes from the famous weekly hippie market.
Playa d'en Bossa
Set on Ibiza’s south-east coast, Playa d’en Bossa's a real all-rounder. Its clubs have a reputation that extends around the Balearic Islands – with names like Ushuaia and Bora Bora – but it also comes with a great waterpark and the longest beach on the island. And that’s not all – it’s only about 10 minutes’ drive from the sophisticated sights of the capital, too.
A few decades ago, San Antonio Town – or Sant Antoni de Portmany, as the locals call it – was a sunny little fishing town, host to the odd hippie traveller. That all changed in the Eighties, though. Nowadays, this place is the loudest postcode in the Balearic Islands – with elegant dining spots and great shopping to top off its clubbing crown.
Cala Tarida curls around a bay on the west coast of Ibiza. Behind it are rolling hills coated in greenery, while in front are some of the best sunsets in the Balearic Islands. It’s in peaceful surroundings, although lively San Antonio is only a short drive away if you fancy upping the tempo.
Port des Torrent
This old port village on Ibiza’s west coast is the exact opposite of its fast-living neighbour, San Antonio Town, just five kilometres along the coast. Port des Torrent's a tranquil place, with days spent relaxing on the little sandy beach and evenings chilling out at a traditional taverna. And, of course, ‘San An’ is always on call for livelier bars and clubs.
Cala Pada is a shy-and-quiet spot on Ibiza’s eastern edge. It’s named after its beach – a wide, horseshoe-shaped curve of sand backed by bottle-green pines. With only a handful of beach restaurants and cafés to its name, it’s worlds away from the loud-and-proud party towns that the Balearic Island's known for.
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