Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, and probably the best known. Offering average highs of 26 degrees through to 27C in September, and still 23C in October, the Island offers great weather and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Everyone knows about the clubbing Ibiza has to offer, but few people know about Ibizaâ€™s cultural side with a calmer pace of life. Here are the best of both.
Clubbers Holiday â€“ Ibizaâ€™s nightlife is nothing short of legendary. The pinnacle of destinations for clubbers due to its wide array of clubs with Pacha, Space and Amnesia some of the most popular as well as Privilege, the worldâ€™s biggest club! Since 2005 Ibiza Rocks has transformed the Ibiza party scene, with live music from Prodigy, Kaiser Chiefs and the Arctic Monkeys in the courtyard of Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Radio 1 focusing their annual Ibiza broadcasts around the event. Cafe del Mar is a must see when he sun goes down as visitors flock to have a few drinks, hear some chill-out tunes and watch the sunset. In terms of accommodation there are plenty of private villas to rent which offer good privacy and a more exclusive feel, but also come at a higher price. Most visitors choose to stay in hotels, with companies such as Thomas Cook offering great deals on Ibiza holidays that include flights and accommodation.
Cultured Holiday â€“ Ibizaâ€™s softer side is less well known but certainly no less impressive. The old city of Ibiza Town is simply stunning, with part of it sitting high on a cliff overlooking the calm blue sea and with old fortification walls surrounding it. As with Menorca, Majorca and Formentera, the islandâ€™s popular Balearic neighbours, Ibiza has some wonderful hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Little coves and small sandy beaches offer a perfect getaway where you can enjoy the sun. Cala Mastella is a lovely, secluded cove surrounded by cliffs and lying at the base of two mountains with pine forests to the north. Sâ€™Argamassa is a beach popular with a mix of locals and tourists, and offers watersports with windsurfing, sailing, parasailing and canoeing all available. Doing just a little research will uncover a whole plethora of unspoilt havens and local favourites away from the crowds and the clubs. And letâ€™s not forget that Ibiza is still one of the Balearic Islands, meaning you can enjoy the many fiestas which are held in the summer and involve fireworks, food and jousting.
With so much to discover in Ibiza itâ€™s a great destination for clubbers, families or couples, and the airportâ€™s number of daily flight connections means the Island is easier to get to than many other holiday favourites.