Ibiza Holidays – Size doesn’t matter
Ibiza Holidays – Resort guides
Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, covering just 225 square miles (585 square km), but in recent times it has become the best known of the archipelago and a hugely popular destination for young revellers and middle-class European package tourists whose collective character imbue the island with a chic and trendy atmosphere that is at its most colourful in the frantic nightlife.
Ibiza has plenty to offer besides night clubs - its jagged coastline contains dozens of dreamy white sandy beaches, hidden coves and bays, villages of white-washed houses tumbling down cliff sides, and a green, hilly interior landscape decorated with fig and olive trees. The island's main town is the port of Ciudad de Ibiza - known as Eivissa to the locals and Ibiza Town to the Brits. Located in the south, it is the centre of the island's nightclub scene and has a lively marina and quaint old quarter with some great restaurants. It lies close to the beautiful beaches of Figueretes, Es Cavallet and Ses Salines.
San Antonio is the main resort town of the island and is blighted with high-rise hotels and apartment blocks though it is making efforts to clean up its tarnished image. The main attractions for many British holidaymakers are the two clubs of Es Paradis and Eden but there are also some beautiful coves nearby with glorious beaches. It's best to get there early to reserve a spot. Just three miles (5km) offshore is the 'satellite' island of Formentera, a little haven reached by ferry, with less crowded stretches even in the height of the sweltering summer season.
Ibiza is the most hilly of the Balearic islands, with a dramatic rocky coastline and some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. Away from the bustle of the main tourist resorts on the coast, Ibiza is an island of quaint little villages with white-washed houses set amongst terraces of almond trees and olive groves. Away from the coastal developments, many old farmhouses have been converted into holiday villas, which has helped to preserve the unspoilt nature of the interior of the island. In spite of its popularity as a tourist destination, Ibiza Town has managed to retain much of its ancient charm and character, particularly the Old Town area with its lively harbour, narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses.
Ibiza Holidays – Nightlife
Ibiza is known as the party capital of Europe, and with good reason. Ibiza Town and San Antonio host the world famous Pasha, Space and Amnesia where the party starts at midnight and continues well into the early hours. For a less frantic area, Ibiza Old Town guarantees evenings with a more typical Mediterranean feel. Tiny bars and excellent restaurants overlook the bustling harbour, where evenings are spent wandering the cobbled streets and soaking up the unique Ibizan atmosphere.