… Or any other night for that matter – the fun doesn’t end at weekends in Ibiza!
Long famed for its reputation as a party island, Ibiza is a magnet for clubbers and world-class DJs. You might be surprised to learn that Ibiza has another side, one that is perfect for families and those looking for a well-deserved chill-out break. For anyone that gets the chance, hiring a car and getting out into the countryside is certainly recommended, with many small towns and villages to explore, such as D’Alt Vila, with more than a hint of old Spanish charm.
Of course, most people heading to this Balearic Island during the summer months are wanting fun in the sun and a good dose of hectic nightlife full of yellow balloons. There are many low cost flights heading to Ibiza during peak season, and many a bargain to be had. Check out airport extras to lower your costs even further, which for me would mean guilt-free shopping at airport Duty Free! I speak from experience here, as I’ve found many a cost-cutting deal on airport parking in the past, such as Luton airport parking. There are services available country-wide, and you’ll not only save money, but your stress levels will be nowhere near as high as if you’d had to get to the airport via public transport, or an expensive taxi.
Getting around this sun-soaked island is relatively easy, with good public transport during the day and night. There is a regular disco bus that does the circuit of super-clubs at night, so it’s easy for revellers to get from club to club and back again.
Relaxing on the beach during the day, if you’re up in time that is, would be my plan, however in peak season, the beaches do get packed. Cala Llonga is probably the best resort on the island for families, as it’s relatively quiet here, away from most of the party animals, as well as the charming resort of Santa Eulalia. However, for the best beach, in my opinion it would have to be Playa d’en Bossa – a good blend of busy and quiet.
San Antonio is the liveliest part of the island, and it’s here that most of the night-life is based. You’ll also find the famous Sunset Strip, with Cafe Del Mar – the perfect place to watch the sun set with a drink in hand.
Of course, night-life is famous on Ibiza, with huge clubs such as Pacha, Space and Amnesia to name a few. The clubs are expensive, there’s no getting around that, but for clubbing memories, it has to be done. If you don’t fancy the super-club experience, there are many other bars around the island, with a slightly less raucous atmosphere, and even some quiet restaurants where you can enjoy some tapas and a nice place of paella, with a few drinks to wash it all down.
Ibiza may have the clubbing reputation, and this is very accurate, but there are other, quieter sides to this beautiful island that are certainly worth exploring, and it’s also a great destination for families, however I would recommend staying away from San Antonio in this case!
A holiday to Ibiza, if you’re there for the clubbing, will probably cost you, but those cost-cutting extras will go some way to saving a little, meaning more fun on holiday.