Ibiza Town is the beating heart of the island. It has a fantastic nightlife scene, if you choose to partake in it. But there’s so much more to Ibiza Town than nightclubs – it’s also a cultural and culinary hotspot. Find a beachfront café, sip a refreshing Sangria and take in the dramatic sunset over the marina as you watch the world go by. Or take your time meandering the well-worn cobbles of Ibiza Old Town – in the shadows of the Catedral de Santa Maria you’ll find the UNESCO listed Dalt Vila fortress, dating back to the Renaissance era.
To the east, lies Santa Eulalia, offering a more laidback experience. Locally known for having the best restaurants on the island, you can ponder which one to choose as you stroll down the peaceful and scenic riverfront walk. Take advantage of the freshly caught fish, straight out of the pristine ocean, with the traditional dish of Paella.
A 30-minute ferry ride away, Formentera is a secluded oasis. Crisp sea air, fragrant pine trees and immaculate beaches make this a day trip well worth taking. Escape the heat for a few hours with a spot of snorkelling in the sea. Spend your evenings sampling the chiringuitos, looking for that hidden gem to tell people about.
A short flight from the UK, plus a plethora of places to explore, means Ibiza truly has something for everyone.
When to go
The best time to visit is between early May and late October.