Famous for being the party HQ of the Balearic Islands, the truth is, Ibiza’s club scene accounts for only a small portion of what this pretty Spanish island has to offer.
Step away from the busy hub around San Antonio and you’ll discover quiet beaches, hillside hideaways and if peace and lots of space float your boat, Ibiza’s northern beaches offers both – in spades.
While the celebs soak up the sun on their whitewashed yacht decks in the island’s tiny hidden bays, head to the north of the island and you’ll find some of the most beautiful parts of the coastline and clear waters tinted a deep turquoise blue.
The south-east of the island is the place to soak up the hip, hippy-chic vibe of Ibiza Town, with its secret eateries, boho fashion boutiques and 24/7 buzz. The most popular beach in this area is Playa D’en Bossa.
Best Beach Eats
Ibiza caters for everyone from the backpack brigade to the five star set, so you won’t have a problem finding a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets.
Ses Salinas beach is the setting for Ibiza’s see-and-be-seen Jockey Club, or for an alternative beach bite, try El Chiringuito on Es Cavallet beach with its relaxed beach bar and Med-influenced menu.
And there’s a new Nikki Beach in Ibiza, too, near Santa Eularia, complete with chillout soundtrack, chilled champagne and those signature stay-all-day lounge beds.
World food favourites include the Moroccan-themed El Ayoun between Playa D’en Bossa and San Antonio, while Japanese food fans will want to book a table at Ushuaia where dinner is served alongside the live entertainment.
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