Whoa! We’re going to Ibiza! Along with Majorca , the small Balearic island is best-known as a party destination for the rich and beautiful – and is home to the world’s largest disco. So i f you’re looking to do some serious partying, then you’ve come to the right place. But there’s another side to Ibiza just waiting to be discovered, that has nothing to do with high-octane pandemonium, but is still a massive amount of fun: the island boasts beautiful beaches and an impressive natural environment.
Rich and beautiful: Ibiza, high temple of partying
Summer, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Thousands of people push forward onto the terrace of the Café del Mar . They’re all waiting for the same spectacular event: the famed Ibiza sunset . The crowds listen to the chill-out music Ibiza has become so famous for and sip on their cocktails until the moment finally comes for night to arrive – and greet it with thunderous applause ! The sun in Ibiza sinks slowly beneath the Mediterranean waves, in a thousand shades of lurid orange, and the party night begins.
Sant Antoni de Portmany is Ibiza’s second-largest town and the top destination for young, party-seeking holidaymakers. The town is also famous for its promenade beside the harbour – elegant yachts included. The best-known and most spectacular clubs in Sant Antoni de Portmany are Eden (renovated in 2013 , and now boasting modern design with two floors and 13 different bars), and Es Paradis (the island’s loveliest club, with breathtaking design, a pyramid-shaped roof, 10 bars, 3 dancefloors and a water party, or ‘Fiesta del Agua’). The entrances of the two clubs are directly opposite one another.
If you want to do the world’s largest disco, meanwhile, you need to head for Sant Rafel . Just outside the town is Club Privilege , where anything up to 10,000 guests a night party through the summer months. Highlight : at the heart of the club is a swimming pool, where the DJ does his or her thing on an island jutting skywards out of the pool. 😉
Quiet and beautiful: Ibiza as natural idyll
One spot in Ibiza particularly prized by families and couples is Portinatx . The heavenly landscape here is simply lovely, the town itself is quiet, and you can choose between three great beaches. As if this weren’t enough, the beaches are particularly good for kids, because they’re very shallow. There’s one especially lovely beach to be found in the west of Ibiza, at Cala d’Hort. This small, sandy beach can get pretty busy, but the water’s as clear as glass. You just have to see it, and it also offers an amazing view of the mysterious craggy island of Es Vedrà .
For nature lovers, meanwhile, we recommend the nature protection area of Ses Salines in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, down at the southern tip of Ibiza. It’s home to a vast range of different eco-systems, including saltwater swamps, or ‘salines’, beaches, groves of centuries-old cedar trees, steep cliffs and rocky coastal areas. You can also observe rare birds such as shovelers and even flamingos in the nature park.
Finally, a visit to the old town of Ibiza Town (‘Eivissa’ in Catalan) is an absolute must, no matter whether you’re looking for a party or a quiet natural idyll, ! The old town district of Dalt Vila is particularly impressive, and has been named a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO with good reason. Make time to have a look around here, whatever you do. With myHoliday we fly you directly to Ibiza – a high temple for partygoers and natural idyll all at once! 😉