Spectacular natural beauty, great Mediterranean weather, a nightlife and music scene worth staying up all night for – Ibiza’s multifaceted nature attracts a truly international clientele, seven million strong every year.
The first thing you notice about Ibiza when you start wandering around is its dramatically stunning coastline – golden sandy beaches, pebbled beaches, turquoise waters and coves surround the island offering a wealth of options for different types of holidaymakers. You can find beaches with all facilities including sunbeds, showers and beach bars pumping out soothing Buddha Bar-style music, or equally, you can stumble upon utterly wild beaches without the facilities and inevitably with a smaller crowd competing for space. The island also still has its secrets and you can discover it at your own pace, cruising through the seas to beaches accessible only by boat.
210 kilometres of beautiful coast such as this offers an abundance of activities including sailing, boat trips, paddle boarding, jet skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Despite the number of visitors here each year, the marine life is still rich with creatures.
The island certainly has its glamorous side in the south, attracting some of the world’s top celebrities who come here to both party and relax. The name Ibiza is actually an old Spanish word meaning ‘party till you drop’, and it certainly lives up to its name. Year on year, the biggest international DJs flock here to play to thousands of people queuing up to dance the night away. Big name clubs always boast a star-studded line-up, offering an electronic music scene which is unparalleled in the world. It’s on the south side that super yachts cruise around beautiful coves soaking up the party atmosphere.
But the island also offers a lot of downtime for those who’d rather relax than revel. Away from the main strips and towns, the northern side is more wild, with quieter and authentic villages, which provide a haven of calm with many choosing to take up position in downward dog at one of the many yoga retreats available. The variety of ambiance and atmosphere on offer accommodates a diverse range of travellers and visitors, so you’re sure to meet people from all walks of life.
With an ever-increasing popularity, Ibiza is having to adapt to keep up with tourists’ demands. In order to support the high-end market, the airport is adding a new €16m extension to cater for more private planes and a new marina will be constructed with enough berths for 16 super yachts.