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Holidays in Ibiza
With a coastline of coves and sandy bays, lush pine forests and traditional whitewashed villages, Ibiza holidays have something for all. Many of the resorts boast fantastic beaches, while San Antonio Town provides lively night-time entertainment. Its clubs are legendary – but life on this Balearic Island also moves at a wonderfully slow pace.
Late spring when temperatures are warm but resorts are relatively uncrowded.
Ibiza has one airport, which is about 6km southwest from the capital, Ibiza Town.
Book a Thomas Cook holiday in Ibiza for unforgettable nights in some of the world’s best clubs and chilled-out days on the beach.
Ibiza’s best resorts are scattered all around the coast of the island. Ibiza Town combines a historic UNESCO-listed old town with some of the best nightclubs on the island and nearby beaches within easy reach. Small friendly Es Cana is in the east and is home to Ibiza’s oldest and biggest hippy market. On the north-west coast are quiet San Antonio Bay and its buzzy neighbour San Antonio Town. For family holidays in Ibiza head to the east coast to Santa Eulalia and its broad sandy beach. Near the northernmost tip is the tranquil resort of Portinatx and its trio of beaches.
It’s impossible to resist the allure of the sparkling clear waters and soft sands of Ibiza’s beaches. More than 80 of them are dotted around the island, offering everything from blissed-out days in the sun to exhilarating watersports. Head inland to discover exquisite whitewashed villages like San Agustin and San Juan set in pine-clad hills. Browse the handmade crafts at the hippy markets that recall Ibiza’s trippy days of the 1960s and 70s. And, of course, there are the clubs: some of the wildest, most exuberant and energetic places you’re likely to find in the Mediterranean – if not the world.
The world’s top DJs keep the music pumping all summer long in the best places in Ibiza for clubbers. Thousands of people pile into clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, Space and Ushuaïa. Pace yourself, because the party doesn’t even begin until midnight in the hottest places in Ibiza. You can avoid the queues by buying your ticket online. Watch live bands every week at Ibiza Rocks during the summer. Have a nautical night on a boat party sailing from San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. Time it to catch sunset and enjoy one of the most beautiful things to do in Ibiza.
Quiet coves, buzzing beach bars and celebrity haunts – the best places in Ibiza are strung out all over the island. Dramatic cliffs and pine forests hover over the white pebbly beach at Cala Jondal on the south-west coast. It may be one of the trendiest places in Ibiza, but the atmosphere here is very relaxed. Spot the celebrities at Los Salinas south of Ibiza Town, where beach clubs build up the party atmosphere. Head north to the white sands of the gorgeous bay of Cala Xarraca, where you can sink into the healing mud bath sheltered by rocky cliffs.
You’ll feel like James Bond as tiny jets propel you over the water on a flyboard – one of the most exciting things to do in Ibiza. Head into the peaceful heart of the island on a 4x4 safari to get close to some of the most breathtaking natural attractions in Ibiza. But the fun isn’t just for grown-ups: there are plenty of adventurous things for kids to do in Ibiza too. They’ll love the Acrobosc adventure park where they can zip-line through the forest or scramble along the high platforms and rope bridges connecting the trees.
San Antonio Bay, Ibiza
Whether you're looking to experience the famed nightlife of Ibiza, relax in the sun or check out the sights, the San Remo Hotel won't disappoint. Centrally located in San Antonio Bay, the hotel is a short walking distance from all of the bars, restaurants and attractions that have made the resort a winner for visitors from all over the world. Perhaps best of all, the beach is right next to the hotel. ,Guests can also enjoy the facilities of the neighbouring S'Estanyol Hotel, which is part of the same complex. Getting to and from your hotel is relatively simple, as Ibiza Airport is located less than 20 miles away. ,FACILITIES:,If you can't quite manage the incredibly short walk to the beach then there is an on-site swimming pool where you can hang out till you turn wrinkly! If you're bringing the kids then you'll be pleased to know that there's a separate pool just for children. There is also a variety of games to keep them occupied on dry land if they're not too confident in the water yet. ,If you fancy trying your hand at a few water sports then you can do so down at the beach, and when you've worked up an appetite come back for some Mediterranean and international cuisine at the buffet restaurant.
The Marconfort El Greco Hotel in Ibiza overlooks an idyllic sandy beach and has all the amenities needed to enjoy a break in the sun on this vibrant and beautiful island. You get a wide range of facilities all under the one roof. Cala Portinatx is a busy area but this modern, stylish hotel is tucked into a lovely quiet area of it, so you get the best of all worlds here. The local shops are great for picking up souvenirs and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the beach area. ,FACILITIES:,The buffet restaurant is spacious and open, and the menu includes international favourites as well as traditional cuisine, with regular show cooking sessions. Enjoy a selection of deep- and shallow-pan offerings in the hotel's cheerful pizzeria, and a snack with refreshments in the pool and lounge bars. ,Activities on offer include all the old favourites like tennis, volleyball, darts and a games room. There's also an on-site water park that the kids will adore, as well as the mandatory large swimming pool with sun-beds and parasols. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
San Antonio Bay, Ibiza
Enjoy a sun filled holiday in Ibiza by booking your stay at the attractive and comfortable Aparthotel Rosamar. The Aparthotel Rosamar is situated in San Antonio Bay just 200 m from the beach and crystal-clear waters of the island paradise of Ibiza. This is a terrific hotel for couples and families featuring 112 studios and rooms with modern amenities. Guests to the Aparthotel Rosamar can relax on marvellous beaches and explore countless tourist attractions and facilities such as shops, restaurants, pubs, and discos. For an affordable holiday in a priceless location, the Aparthotel Rosamar fits like a glove! The official rating of this hotel is 3 stars.,Getting to the hotel: Ibiza Airport (IBZ) is 18 km from the Rosamar Aparthotel.,Local tips: The port is just a few minutes away, where visitors can take boats to the various beaches and to Formentera. There is a bus service to the beaches just beside the complex.,Please Note: A refundable breakages deposit of €150 per unit may be required on check-in at manager's discretion (paid cash or card).,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: All Inclusive accommodation. The main meals are served daily in the restaurant: breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the snack bar serves cool drinks, sandwiches, hot dogs and pizza slices when the restaurant is closed. 2 lounges with Satellite TV. Lunch picnic baskets are available on request for guests who wish to explore the Island.,AI service ends at 12pm on the date of departure. Guests can request late check-out availability at reception., ,Sports, games and activities: Swimming pool with sun terrace, pool table, table tennis, entertainment programme. Free shuttle bus to Cala Bassa Beach., ,Additional: 24 Hour Reception with multilingual staff, currency exchange, taxi service, car and bicycle hire, WiFi (extra charge), Internet corner, elevator, luggage room, babysitting (with charge), CCTV security, doctor on call, car park, laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes, disabled facilities, late check-out (extra charge under availability).
Scenery lovers: Cruise the western coastline against the backdrop of the sun descending into the sea.
Shoppers: Visit the oldest and biggest hippy market in Ibiza.
Night owls: Join the non-stop party in one of the world’s biggest clubbing capitals.
Language: The language spoken in Ibiza is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used in Ibiza is Euro (€).
Local time: Ibiza is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Ibiza has one airport, which is about 6km southwest from the capital, Ibiza Town.
Flight time from UK: About 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Ibiza tourist information can be found at www.ibiza.travel/en/
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Ibiza.
Temperatures: In the high 20s to 30s (°C).
Best time to visit Ibiza: Late spring when temperatures are warm but resorts are relatively uncrowded.
Ibiza has a typical Mediterranean climate, with long days of sun from May to September. Summers in Ibiza are hot and dry. Autumn weather in Ibiza is pleasantly warm, with temperatures usually in the mid-20s. October can bring quite heavy rains.
By bus: Getting around in Ibiza is relatively simple thanks to an efficient bus network that connects Ibiza Town with most of the main towns.
By Discobus: From June till September, clubbers can use the night-time Discobus service that goes to the major clubs.
By taxi: You can find taxi ranks easily in towns and bigger villages.
By hire car: To see the best places in Ibiza at your own pace, it can be more practical to hire a car.
Colourful processions Easter brings colourful processions and pageants through the streets of Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia.
For clubbers Ibiza’s clubs reopen one by one for the season in May, with the biggest reopening usually held by Space at the end of May.
Summer fiestas Fiestas get into full swing in late June with the festival of St John the Baptist, and carry on all summer long with almost weekly processions.
Closing parties The party season ends with a bang in early October when the big clubs like Pacha and Space hold their closing parties.