One of the brightest jewels in the Mediterranean, Ibiza, is also one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. World-famous for its reputation as a party hotspot, there are many different sides to Ibiza, and they’re all worth exploring. If you need further encouragement to make a trip the White Island, then here are some of the top reasons why you should.
The Hidden Beaches
You might think that on an island as visited as Ibiza that there’d be few – if any – hidden gems left. Well, you’d be wrong. Ibiza is blessed with many small beaches and coves dotted all around its coast. And many of them are so rarely visited that they can feel a whole world away from the tourist focused and well-developed hotspots.
Secluded beaches like Cala Xuclar and Cala Boix can feel like private beaches at times due to how quiet they are. Ses Belandres is another, and if you dare to climb the wooden ladder down to it, you’ll be greeted by one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. The small rocky cove of Sol d’en Serra is another scenic and peaceful spot. Though with a strong current and rocky shore it isn’t the best placed for families, but that just means more peace and quiet for you! White Ibiza has listed the island’s best beaches here.
The Party Beaches
While lounging on a quiet beach is all well and good, sometimes you need to let your hair down, and there’s nowhere better in Europe to do that than Ibiza. Its nightclubs are legendary, with superclubs like Pacha, Space and Amnesia being known all over the world. But the best way to enjoy the party is to try one of the actual party beaches. With the mix of late nights, dance music and soft sand, hitting the beach after hours is the best way to make a night of it.
One party beach you can’t miss is Las Salinas. Named for the nearby saltwater lake, this popular haunt attracts revellers all year round thanks to parties that spill out from the clubs that line its mile-long shore. Playa d’en Bossa is another unmissable spot. By day the beach is the longest and one of the most popular for loungers and watersports enthusiasts. But by night Playa d’en Bossa becomes the focal point for the island’s clubbers thanks to its club Ushuaia.
Café del Mar
Ibiza is home to plenty bars, cafes and restaurants, but there’s one that is worth the airfare on its own. Café del Mar is something of an institution, and the café’s record label has released several chill-out mixes that have come to define the quieter side of the island. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of San Antonio, the café is one of the best places to spend your time and the sunsets from the terrace are extraordinary. Read more about Café del Mar here.
Ibiza’s capital is another reason to visit the island. It offers a welcome change of pace from laying on the beach and partying into the wee small hours. With a delightful blend of history and sunshine, Ibiza Town is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll. Walk up to the Dalt Vila (literally ‘upper town’) and visit the beautiful Ibiza Cathedral and enjoy the beautiful views down to the whitewashed buildings, winding lanes and harbour below. Thanks to the pleasant climate and shelter of the bay, you can enjoy the outdoors at open air restaurants like La Oliva, and the town even has an open air cinema.