It may be the party capitol of Europe but Ibiza really is far more than just nightclub central and offers its millions of visitors a satisfying taste of the Balearics that will linger on the tongue for long after the holiday is over. This Mediterranean paradise has certainly embraced modern tourism and offers the millennial sun seeker everything they have come to expect. Yet somehow Ibiza has retained a laid back, distinctly Spanish personality and maintained its traditional attitudes and way of living. Renowned for having some of the best beaches in Europe, the island also boasts 5 world-class marinas with a combined capacity of nearly two and half thousand berths. Add to this some of the cleanest and most exciting waters in the Med and you realise exactly why Ibiza attracts yachts and pleasure boats by the thousand virtually all year round.
Ibiza Town is the place most widely associated with the island, it’s after dark shenanigans having become the stuff of legend for dance obsessed night owls the world over, but look further a field and you’ll find something to suit every type of sunshine holiday-maker. The islands gastronomic and cultural centre, Santa Eualia enjoys an idyllic location on the banks of the Balearics only river, the Beaulieu and is a family favourite. There are numerous quiet beaches to choose from, Portinax, Tarida and Cana to name just a few and the interior of the island offers some truly magnificent countryside and places of interest. It seems almost a shame that the majority of Ibiza’s guests never get to see the true magic on offer.
In truth, Ibiza has developed into ‘destination zero’ for the young, free and hedonistic and that doesn’t look like it’s about to change anytime soon. But, on balance, it has to be said that for those looking for a sea, sand sailing holiday who have the stamina for some truly dazzling all-nighters, the Balearic’s ‘White Island’ has to be the amongst the best places in the world.