Until the 60s Ibiza was known for pine trees, figs, almonds and olives. And the more rural regions haven't changed that much, but these days in Ibiza Town you're hardly ever more than a few steps from a bar or club, which is what the island is now best known for. With the clubs, bars and restaurants have come the stylish or boutique hotels, and the best places to stay in Ibiza Town include several really interesting properties.
But in Ibiza Town you're also protected by Heritage Listed Phoenician walls, built in the 16th Century to keep out Turkish pirates, and surrounded by traditional, white architecture and medieval mansions, which has earned the the town World Heritage Status. Along with the island's extremely diverse sea life.
If you're here for the clubs you won't be disappointed. Pacha is still going strong (since 1973!), Privilege is still the world's largest club, with twenty bars and space for ten thousand clubbers, and Space can pack in as many as forty DJs all at once. And if you're here for the sun, sea and sand you'll be just as readily rewarded. But there are also plenty of interesting local sights.
Don't forget that the best places to stay in Ibiza Town will be absolutely heaving during the busy summer months. So if you want to guarantee yourself a room, get organised and book early.
A chic all white hotel on the sea face. Funky Art Deco rooms and suites have private balconies and sea facing views. Restaurant serving excellent Mediterranean cuisine, roof top terrace, and an enormous pool. A lively spot for a beach holiday.
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.
A fusion of old and new at this tranquil luxury hotel in the UNESCO Heritage walled part of the Old Town. A mix of classic and modern decor. Fine views, excellent and innovative Mediterranean cuisine. A well situated and romantic option.
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.