Quiet breaks or raucous raves, Ibiza holidays have it all

Making up one quarter of the largest Balearic Islands, Ibiza has been a popular holiday destination for years and in recent times has become especially favoured by young sun-seeking partygoerswho visit to experience the famous nightlife. Yet despite this reputation for debauchery and merriment, Ibiza actually has plenty to offer for those who are looking for something completely opposite, so check out our buyer’s guide below to help you book the perfect summer escape in the Mediterranean.

It’s not all raves and parties

Over the years,Ibiza has earned itself a reputation for foam parties and beach raves,but there is a lesser-known, softer side to Ibiza teeming with historical places of interest and rustic, old-town charm. In Dalt Vila, a warren of quaint cobbled alleyways flanked with stone offers a treasure trove of tiny artisan boutiques, cafes is overseen by the cathedral and thegrand castle sitting proudly atop the steep hill. On the seafront, restaurants can be found offering freshly caught grilled fish and tiny white boats bob in the harbour. There are plenty of small traditional guest houses and larger hotels in Dalt Vila – perfect for long weekends or lazy weeks away.

All-inclusive fun or a relaxing taste of local life?

Ibiza offers a wide range of accommodation options for holidaymakers. The famous party capitals of the island Ibiza Town and Sant Antoniooffer a number of exclusive hotels for revellers wanting the complete luxury Ibiza party experience – however for those looking to do their own thing or perhaps enjoy a quieter pace of life with an authentic touch would probably prefer torent.If you don’t fancy cooking your own meals and you’re going for the luxury hotel experience complete with infinity pools, champagne cocktails and private beaches, then there is also plenty to choose from – including trendy boutique hotel Ca Na Xica and the upmarket ME Ibiza. Then there are of course the famous themed hotels, such as the Hard Rock Hoteland partygoer’s choiceUshuaia Hotel. Ibiza is in fact a popular haunt of the rich and famous, with Kylie Minogue and P-Diddy having frequented it shores on numerous occasions.

A place for everyone, and every budget

Ibiza is a great choice for all types of holiday, whatever you’re looking to spend. A sizeable villa or apartment sleeping 4 can be sourced for around £400 a week and even larger villas with pools can be found for less than £1,000 – these often sleep more than 6 people, so they can actually work out very cheaply when the cost is shared. Hotels range from the basic at around £25 to £65 a night, but if you are looking to splash out at one of the aforementioned then prices start from £150 a night for a room at peak times. Check out sites such as Easy Jet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook for good deals, particularly out of school holidays.

All in all, whatever side of Ibiza you do wish to explore, you’re sure to have a wonderful time, whether that’s soaking up the rich culture and warm sun on a deserted beach, or drinking in the nightlife and downing shots in some of the world’s most renowned nightclubs.

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