Ibiza needs little introduction and for many of us, it will conjure thoughts of epic parties, wild nights and stunning sunsets that draw us back to the island year after year. In so many ways Ibiza is a misunderstood island that isn’t just all-night partying and sparkly drinks. Yep, partying has most definitely got its place on the island but there’s so much you can include on your holiday… you know, on those down days when you just want to relax and enjoy the island.
Ibiza’s breathtaking beauty, award winning restaurants and rugged northern coast can sometimes be hidden behind these blow out parties… but it needn’t be, parting and exploring don’t need to be mutually exclusive – in fact, they compliment each other pretty darn well.
Take a look at some of the best spots to enjoy on your next trip to Ibiza…
1.) Watch the sunset at Es Vedra
One of Ibiza’s most stunning spot to watch the sunset has to be overlooking Es Vedra. Head 20 minutes out of South West of the airport and you’ll reach Torre d’es Savinar, where you’ll stroll a few hundred metres to the cliff edge overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Grab yourself a bottle of prosecco, a designated driver and a good dose of excitement for one of the island’s most picturesque spots – perfect at sunset.
Alternatively, head across to Cala Comte and watch the sunset across the Illa Des Bosc. 🙂
2.) Shop till you drop at The Hippy Market
Every Wednesday, the Hippy Market in Punta Arabí opens its stalls to locals and visitors alike. Take a wander around midday, grab a bite to eat from one of the local stalls and discover a whole treasure trove of arts and crafts within the market itself. The whole area comes alive with dancers, musicians and lashings of enthusiasm.
3.) Head on a luxury yoga retreat
Discover another side of Ibiza in the very best Yoga Retreat in all of the Balearics! At Soulshine Retreats Ibiza, you can relax in one of the islands secluded luxury villas, whilst enjoying the benefits of yoga and a scrumptious food – all cooked by the villas private chef! You’ll leave feeling energised, refreshed and recharged.
4.) Party until dawn
Visiting Ibiza in the summer season usually means that you’re spoilt with choice, especially when it comes to night life. The south of the island comes alive with some of the biggest, boldest and hedonistic parties in all of Europe. Head to some of the well-established party spots such as Pacha, Space and Ushuaïa for some non-stop partying… alternatively, head to some of the smaller venues that line the streets in and around Ibiza’s main towns.
5.) Eat in Ibiza Town
All that partying and sunshine will no doubt have you craving a good bite to eat! For a quirky, award winning, take on Spanish Tapas, head over to Sa Brisa Restaurant. Here you’ll eat off china ballon dogs, trees, vintage cars and even out of porcelain heads! It’s an immersive experience filled with delicious food and an absolutely more-ish cocktail list!
6.) Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat
If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay whilst you party it up near Space – you should check out the all-suite Migjorn Ibiza Hotel. This ideally situated hotel and spa is the perfect place to unwind after a long night of partying.
They’ll even bring you breakfast/dinner/supper right to your kitchen too (if that hangover is just too much). :-). Read more on the Migjorn Ibiza, here.
Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat the the UNIC restaurant whilst you’re there. You can see more on UNIC in our post here.
7.) Explore old towns and grab a cocktail in San Juan
San Juan is a beautiful little village in the northern part of the island. Perched within the Mediterranean olive groves and dramatic hills, San Juan is a beautiful town to visit on a lazy Sunday when the local market arrives.
Head through the cobbled streets and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat and locally produced cocktails from the Giri Cafe – all their herbs and spices are grown directly in the gardens, making your cocktail as fresh as possible.
8.) Open your mind at the holistic Body Camp Ibiza
If you’ve partied like a beast, why not give your body and soul a little rest and recuperation at the Body Camp Ibiza. Here, you’ll not only learn the best ways to exercise and look after your body, you’ll also have nutritional classes, learn de-stressing techniques and leave feeling invigorated and vitalised. Stay a week, or drop in for the day.
Read more on our time at The Body Camp Ibiza here where managed to lose over 8 pounds in weight in under a week!
9.) Relax at The Giri Residence
Looking for a little luxury whilst staying in Ibiza, then look no further than the Giri Residence, where you’ll be wined and dined within the beautiful north of the island.
Consisting of 5 rooms, the Giri Residence offers its guests a friendly and bespoke hotel experience that is truly amazing and absolutely stunning. Each and every meal is catered to your exact requirements, all within a beautiful Mediterranean property.
10.) Eat like a local in Mar A Vila Restaurant
Mar A Vila Restaurant is one place that is loved and adored by locals! This beautifully traditional restaurant offers some of Ibiza’s most delicious Spanish cuisine. Head across around 10pm for an evening meal that’ll make each and everyone of your tastebuds tingle!
11.) Hike across the unspoilt north
The unspoilt north of Ibiza is a complete contrast to the party towns of the south. For a tranquil experience, head across one of the northern coastal paths that are marked and identified with ease. Take a good pair of shoes, lots of sunblock and a great deal of enthusiasm for those uphill rambles.
12.) Enjoy the quieter crystal clear bays
If you’re a driver (or you’ve managed to drag a driving significant other or friend with you to Ibiza), don’t forget to rent a car – even if it’s only for one day. A 24 hour rental can cost less than 30 Euro and open up a huge array of hidden spots that might be out of reach normally. Take a drive across the north-western portion of the island, where you’ll discover an array of small coves, pristine hillsides and beautiful little villages.