Ibiza

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Renowned though it may be for its buzzing nightlife and never-ending parties, Ibiza offers a great deal more than first meets the eye. Go beyond the clubs and throbbing party scene and you’ll find clean sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and white-washed villages. Plus some of the best places to stay in Ibiza are some of the best you'll find in the whole Med.

Ibiza is an island of contrasts – of colours, sounds, sights and atmosphere. Yes, there are the modern resorts, but amongst the best places to stay in Ibiza there are also delightful rural agroturismi, homely fincas and acres of unspoilt countryside.

While the resorts may be a non-stop burr of noise, you’re never far from peace and quiet, where the silence is disturbed only by waves lapping the shore and the gentle chirping of crickets. Even the capital, Ibiza Town, is a place of contrasts with the old and new neighbourhoods side by side.

Gone are the days when La Isla Blanca was just for the young; there’s a healthy mix of ages now, and the island has something for everyone – the chance to get away from it all, adapt to the local pace of life and seek utter relaxation.

The best places to stay in Ibiza

Rural Ibiza

Dubbed (alongside its little neighbour Formentera) the Islas Pitiusas - the islands of the pine trees - by the Greeks; this moniker still rings true today, with much of the island clothed in not just pine trees, but olive groves and many other species too.

There is much to explore away from the tourist hotspots: there are miles of coastal trails to be tackled on foot or bike, with plenty of tiny hidden coves to check out on the way.

A good portion of the best places to stay in Ibiza can be found in rural spots - there are plenty of hidden gems, tucked off the beaten track. Our favourites are:

  • Cas Gasi - a rural, luxury, eco friendly retreat in the heart of the island. Activities for all the family including two pools, yoga, and sailing can be arranged on its private yacht.
  • Es Cucons - a relaxed agriturismo that is perfect for those who want to explore on foot. There is a lovely pool and garden and dinner can be served under the almond trees.
  • Hacienda Na Xamena - This luxury property is situated within a nature reserve and is very special indeed. Come here for the ultimate romantic break

Ibiza Town

Ibiza town is a prime example of the island's contrast of old and new. The old town has been a World Heritage Site since 1999 and is well worth a visit. It is still protected by the walls the Phoenicians erected in the 1500s to keep out the Turkish pirates.

It boasts mediaeval mansions, a cathedral and castle and a handful of the best places to stay in Ibiza including:

  • The Mirador de Dalt Vila, where traditional style is complemented by all the modern comforts you'd expect from a 5 star luxury hotel.
  • The Hotel Ocean Drive overlooks the marina in Ibiza Town. It is retro chic in style and has a fabulous roof top terrace bar to soak up the scene.

Ibiza for Families

Ibiza's image as party central my still ring true in some of the larger resorts, but step away from these places and the island is a great destination for a family holiday. The locals are renowned for their hospitality, and the gentle pace of life is perfect for those with younger children in tow. For the best places to stay in Ibiza that are child friendly check out:

  • Agro Can Gall is a boutique retreat created from a 200 year old farmhouse in the north of the islands. It's perfect for families or groups with only nine bedrooms. Great facilities for all including tennis court, large pool, jacuzzi. Only 10 mins to the nearest beach.
  • Les Terraces works for both families and couples. It offers two pools, tennis court and is just 10km from Ibiza Town if you fancy a spot of nightlife.
  • Can Planells is a family run agriturismo, where guests are treated like family! Lovely gardens with pool, bikes to hire and riding close by.
  • Can Talaias is a superb agriturismo (one of the island's first) located just above the village of San Carlos. The property is not beachside, but there are numerous coves and beaches a short drive away.

What to do on Ibiza?

Beach

The obvious answer to this would be hit the beach, but that would short change all the other activities on offer. However if a beach is what you're after then we'd suggest you seek out Cala Llentrisca, a quiet cove that is often deserted or for those who like to people watch try Las Salinas at Playa d'en Bossa where the celebs often hang out.

Hippy Markets

Don't forget to take in the original HIppy Market at Es Canar or its main competitor at Las Dalias. You might not be able to pick up a bargain these days, but the laid back vibe is still very much there!

If you prefer your retail therapy to be shop based, there is also plenty on offer from designer outlets and boutiques to the usual chain store suspects.

Diving

With its stunning coastline and crystal clear turquoise waters, there is plenty for divers or snorkellers. Indeed the sea bed in Las Salinas National Park is another World Heritage site and definitely worth a visit.

Browse our list of the best places to stay in Ibiza and start to plan your visit.

 
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  • Les Terrasses

    Ibiza

    A slice of French elegance set within the Ibizan countryside, full of character. Super chic Bohemian bolt hole, totally laidback, with good food that attracts locals. Light, airy rooms, two pools and tennis, good for couples or families, house party feel.

    10 rooms from $162
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
  • Can Domo

    Santa Eularia, Ibiza

    A lovely rustic farmhouse with the bare necessities. Simple chic rooms with traditional elements and lots of white linen. Lovely gardens and pool. Next to a golf course. A no frills choice, purely for relaxation.

    8 rooms from $175
    Golf  -  Con Domo is on the edge of a golf course.
    Quiet
    Views  -  Lovely views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside from its hilltop position
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
  • Can Planells

    Sant Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza

    A family-run country agroturismo, where guests become part of the family. Simple but elegant decor, tranquil orchards and gardens, a pool, with bikes to hire and riding nearby. Good value and would suit families.

    8 rooms from $189
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Can Pujolet

    Ibiza

    An idyllic agroturismo with fine gardens and sea views, quiet, with self catering options. A good value base for families or couples. Meals on request. Traditional, rustic decor, pool and terrace. Excellent coastal walking from the door.

    10 rooms from $189
    Great walks  -  Excellent cliff walks.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
  • Can Talaias

    San Carlos, Ibiza

    One of Ibiza’s first agroturismos and a horticultural heaven. Created by British actor Terry Thomas, this wonderfully tranquil place has large, chic and airy bedrooms, stunning seaviews and a relaxing pool. Good for exclusive groups or weddings.

    6 rooms from $202
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Full of character
  • Can Pardal

    Sant Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza

    A peaceful and pretty hideaway hotel of just five rooms. Family run, lovely details, most rooms with terraces and direct pool access. Quiet and intimate retreat.

    5 rooms from $206
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Vinya d'en Palerm

    San Miguel de Balanzat, Ibiza

    A traditional farmhouse in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Simple rustic rooms with stone walls and private terraces. Lush greenery, swimming pool, bikes to borrow, and general relaxation. A no frills spot for couples and families.

    5 rooms from $208
    Total relaxation
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Atzaro

    Ibiza

    A gloriously hip and chic hotel in a rural setting. Beautiful individually decorated suites are rustic and romantic. A fantastic restaurant, extensive Balinese spa, yoga, and zen grounds with a lagoon style swimming pool. Sleek, luxurious, relaxing, but still lively.

    21 rooms from $216
    Spa  -  Fabulous 6 room Balinese spa.
    Foodies  -  A spot where A listers lunch.
    Spa breaks
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, CN Traveller
  • Agro Can Gall

    San Lorenzo, Ibiza

    A 200-year-old farmhouse turned boutique hotel with authentic Ibizan charm, surrounded by mountains. Ideal for families, with pool, jacuzzi and cool, crisp rooms. Bike rental and hot air ballooning available and a beach 10 minutes away.

    from $236
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Es Cucons

    Ibiza

    A relaxed rural retreat – agroturismo at its best. Tranquil in lovely countryside, ideal for hikes, with chic and stylish decor, cool rooms and lovely garden pool. Good food served under shade of almond trees. Cosy and charming.

    14 rooms from $263
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Full of character
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Can Curreu

    Santa Eulària del Riu, Ibiza

    A stunning finca in Northern Ibiza. A white washed farmhouse renovation set in lush grounds. Chic rooms and suites with all the mod cons, private balconies, and kitchenettes. A fabulous restaurant, extensive spa, pool, and boat to charter. A glorious spot for honeymooners.

    17 rooms from $263
    Riding  -  Stables on site
    Luxury
    Honeymoons
    Foodies
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith, CN Traveller
  • La Torre del Canonigo

    Ibiza Town

    14th century tower built atop the walls of the Roman acropolis providing chic city centre accommodation in the heart of Ibiza Town. Eight stylish rooms feature four poster beds with floaty canopies and cool terracotta floors. Some have terraces with the best view in town. Very romantic.

    8 rooms from $310
    Views  -  Stunning views over Ibiza Town and its harbour
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Ibiza's Old Town. Built in the grounds of the city's Roman Acropolis
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the suite for your own private jacuzzi on a terrace overlooking the city
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Can Lluc

    Sant Rafel, Ibiza

    A rustic chic farmhouse surrounded by hills. Rooms, suites, apartments, and one villa cater to families, couples, and groups of friends. Traditional in style with stone walls, wooden beams and four poster beds. Lush gardens, good restaurant, and pool. Charming, and close to the best restaurants.

    125 rooms from $337
    Families
    Romantic Break
    Beach Life
    Great walks  -  Jogging and hiking trails on the doorstep
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Mirador De Dalt Vila

    Ibiza Town

    A fusion of old and new – a quiet but super comfortable luxury hotel in the historic walled part of the old town, with a mix of classic traditional and modern decor. Fine views, good food, great base for sightseeing or a quick weekend.

    13 rooms from $391
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Cas Gasi

    Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza

    A luxury rural eco-friendly hotel with plenty to do, set in a rural setting in the middle of the island. Two pools, a private yacht, treatments and yoga, set in extensive grounds. Good food and peaceful.

    12 rooms from $398
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Johansens
  • Hotel Ocean Drive

    Ibiza

    Retro Ibiza-chic hotel overlooking the Marina in a lively location. Contemporary designs - rich leathers, white washed walls, and all the mod cons. The roof top terrace bar is a highlight as it overlooks the Marina and the hills of Ibiza.

    40 rooms from $486
    Close to nightlife
    Beach Life
    Views  -  Views of the Marina.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
  • Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena

    San Miguel, Ibiza

    Luxury, seclusion and relaxation at this special hotel sited within a nature reserve. Infinity pools, stunning views, fine dining and a sumptuous spa. Perfect honeymoon spot or for a romantic escape.

    from $628
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity pools.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Spa
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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