Hotels in Ibiza, Spain
If clubbing were to have a Mecca, Ibiza is it. “Eviessa” is one of the four major Balearic Islands off the east coast of Spain in west Mediterranean Sea. Internationally renowned for macro-clubs, 5 star hotels in Ibiza, and the jet set that they attract, Ibiza and the sub-culture it gave birth to is a fitting throwback to its Phoenician origins as the land of “Bes,” the god of music and dance. If you are looking for places to stay in Ibiza, there are 3 main cities – Ibiza Town, Sant Antoni de Portmany and Santa Eularia de Riu.
Where to Stay in Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is synonymous with wild bohemian parties that last well after sunrise, an appropriate progression for an island where rave music was born. Europe’s club scene – and the world’s largest dance floor – is most riotous here, where international DJs often introduce new sounds to test the waters. The West End in Sant Antoni de Portmany, one of the island’s three cities but otherwise known as the clubbing capital of the world, overflows with bars and clubs. The liveliest of live parties happen in the grounds of upmarket Ibiza Rocks Hotel within a stone’s throw of Sant Antoni’s famed Sunset Strip.
As nightlife usually starts late and “disco sunrises” are more the norm, you may want to prime your after-hours with a daiquiri at the original sunset bar Café del Mar where it coexists with a long line of plush cafes, expensive restaurants and the best hotels in Ibiza, Spain in chaotic harmony and overlooks sparkling blue seas broken here and there with tiny islands.
If you’re not keen on getting a room overlooking crimson skies but want to be within striking distance of natural and historical attractions, book cheap hotels in Ibiza in the island’s two other cities on the north- and south-east coast. The 4 star Hotel Grupotel Santa Eulalia and Spa Ibiza overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and puts you squarely before spectacular sunrises. Five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel and trendy Hotel Garbi Ibiza, in plusher surroundings, are 20 minutes south and bring you closer to a Phoenician settlement to the west and the wetlands to the Old Town’s north.
For long-term stays, there are plenty of apartments in Ibiza on this side of the island, particularly in Santa Eularia des Riu and the capital, Old Town, locally called “Vila” to the south.
Villas in Ibiza, Spain
A hedonist’s paradise, Ibiza is equally stunning by day. Endowed with 40 kilometres of coast, well-maintained walking trails and heavily pine-scented woods – Ibiza is the “island of the Pine Trees” after all – the island offers delightful escapes from the auditory madness going on in the west coast. There are villas to rent in Ibiza scattered about the island, either nestled in the pine forests to the north or within close proximity to the Phoenician settlement to the south. The ruins at Sa Caleta, 10 kilometres west of Ibiza Town, have been reduced to their foundations, but its importance is far-reaching and thus named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Another UNESCO designated site is the Ses Feixes Wetlands north of Ibiza Town, a critically important wintering ground for migratory birds in increasingly marsh-less Mediterranean.
Like migratory birds, you may want to escape Ibiza altogether to another island (of the Pine Trees) Formentera, the least disturbed of the Balearic isles surrounded by the cleanest and bluest waters of the Mediterranean. This is where nature in the Balearic Islands most captivating, and having a spot all to yourself, at least outside of July and August, most possible.