It’s been over a year since I went to the White Isle, but it was one of the most fun weekends of my life and it definitely should be on your list for a girls trip or a holiday with your other half as it offers so much.
Ibiza has a reputation of being a bit of a party island, and although there are some of the world’s best super clubs housed across the place, it has so much more to offer and is definitely a destination that should be on your list to visit.
Today I’ve rounded up some of my reasons why Ibiza should be your go-to holiday destination.
1. It Doesn’t Take Long To Get To
The great thing about Ibiza is that you can get to it from most UK airports and the flight time is somewhere in the region of 2h 30 minutes which gives you enough time to get a glass of fizz and relax.
When we flew there last year, the flight times were pretty good as well: we flew on a Friday evening and came back on a Monday evening so had three full days there, which was the perfect amount of time if you were after a weekend girls trip or a longer holiday.
2. Beach Clubs
What could be better than lying on a sunbed having sangria delivered to you? In my eyes, absolutely nothing.
The beaches in Ibiza are some of the most stunning I have ever seen so that in itself should be a reason to visit, but the fact that you can listen to great music, eat amazing food and get suitably tipsy as well is just even more of a bonus!
There are loads of beach clubs across the island ranging from slightly pricier options to ones for those on a budget. As we went slightly off-season, a lot of the bigger beach clubs weren’t open, but we did find Malibu Beach Club on Ses Salines beach, which was gorgeous and had such attentive staff: I’d highly recommend giving it a go.
3. The Nightlife
If the party-style nightlife does appeal to you, Ibiza has some of the best clubs in the world. From Pacha to Amnesia and everything in between, there is definitely something for everyone.
We stayed in the old town, which was more bars and restaurants, but there are good transport links all over the island, as well as organised trips to other areas which you can organise before you arrive. The taxi service is also really good and reasonably priced so that’s another option too.
4. The Weather
Ibiza is notoriously known for its gorgeous weather, and it’s easy to see why. We visited in late April and it was around 23-25 degrees and sunny the whole time we were there.
There are loads of lovely squares and outside areas to soak up some rays and dabble in a bit of al-fresco dining and of course the glorious beaches. The water also is quite warm compared to other Spanish islands I’ve been to, and is so gorgeous and turquoise that you’ll want to dive straight in.
We actually had our best food recommendation from a local, who was in the lift with me and my friend Sophie at the time, and he was not wrong when he said it was the best pinchos in Spain – the restaurant was full of locals, eating and drinking to their heart’s content, and had a real Spanish feel about it, including the way you picked what you wanted off the counter and indulged in some delicious tapas.
We didn’t have a bad meal during our stay there, and there is definitely an abundance of restaurants, ranging from gorgeous, quaint tapas ones, to beautiful sushi and Thai places. There is a huge range of different cuisines, for all different price tags.
6. Old Town
The Old Town of Ibiza is such a beautiful and quaint little place, and if you don’t stay around there, it is definitely worth a visit. Take a walk up all of the winding roads to the castle and marvel at how stunning the views are.
There are also traditional Spanish shops in this area and it’s where you’ll find some of the best restaurants too. Definitely, one to visit if you like to see the traditional side of a destination.
7. Not as expensive as you may think
One of the things I was worried about when I found out we were going to Ibiza was the cost of it. I’d heard previously that everything was super expensive over there, but from someone who has visited, I can assure you that it is really not that bad. Obviously, there are places which cost more than others, but you just have to have a look online or go to a few different places in order to get a fairly priced meal.
My advice would be to go off the beaten track and away from the tourists as this is usually where you’ll find the cheaper options and best deals and have a look online before you go to see if there are places you can book. If you are staying in an apartment too, I’d suggest getting some food in for breakfast and lunch so you don’t have to spend as much money out in the day and can save it for the evenings.
On our first day there, was took a ferry out to the island of Formentera which took just under an hour. The island was absolutely stunning – think crystal blue waters, national parks and beautiful coves – and it was a lot less busy than mainland Ibiza. We took a taxi to a beach on the other side of the island and spent the afternoon in the sunshine, eating paella and drinking wine.
As Ibiza is an island, there are loads of different boat tours you can do, including hiring your own and going to secluded beaches, and what better way to spend a day than that?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about all the different reasons to visit this diverse island!
Have you been to Ibiza? What did you think?