Despite being the smallest of the three main Balearic Islands, Ibiza has just as many beaches as Menorca and some of the best stretches of sand in the archipelago. The island's hotels take advantage of the coastline and offer several beachfront lodgings. Many of our recommendations come with perks like private areas of the beach, spas, fine-dining restaurants, and multiple outdoor pools.
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The island is also famous for its vibrant nightlife, which has its roots in the 1960s when hippies began flocking to the island. Today, Ibiza is a top destination for electronic dance music (EDM) enthusiasts, with numerous nightclubs and beach parties that draw in crowds from around the world. On the other side, Ibiza's culture is also characterized by its laid-back, bohemian lifestyle, strongly emphasizing wellness and spirituality. Many visitors come to Ibiza to practice yoga, meditation, and other wellness activities, while others are drawn to the island's natural beauty, including its stunning beaches, clear waters, and scenic countryside.
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To truly embrace Ibiza's bohemian, hedonistic vibes, you might want to add an outdoor pool to your hotel must-have list. It's challenging to find lodging on the island without a pool, but some options stand out from the rest, with multiple pools, incredible views from the sundeck, private options in rooms, or even personal terraces with hot tubs.
As a small island with a bohemian past, Ibiza is home to many eco-friendly lodgings, most with a focus on sustainable food. By booking one of these accommodations, you'll stay in a hotel using local, seasonal food, perhaps from its garden, and employing initiatives like reducing waste and energy and water use. This all comes together to create an authentic stay in harmony with Ibiza's heritage.
Though a relatively small island with a reputation for beach clubs and partying, Ibiza has a surprisingly large focus on agritourism. It's also known as the "rural island" compared to others in the archipelago, so you'll have plenty of choices for idyllic countryside stays with fun perks like farm-to-table eateries and outdoor yoga sessions.
Thanks to Ibiza's cultural heritage of indulgence, even its mid-range hotels offer perks that you might expect at a luxury property. You can save a bit on your budget while still enjoying amenities like outdoor saltwater pools, yoga sessions, spas with water circuits and hammams, sunrise rituals, and sustainable eateries.
Ibiza's luxury hotels elevate those five-star perks and add the island's bohemian and hedonistic heritage to the mix. Enjoy fine-dining restaurants that embrace "slow food" and use local ingredients, stay in villas with private pools and chefs, or relax at spas with entire water circuits or at multiple outdoor pools.
Ibiza has some of the best boutique hotel options of all the Balearic Islands, thanks to its bohemian history and hedonistic heritage. These cultural aspects bring the island's roots into your hotel room with natural decor and rustic furnishings. And to truly indulge the Ibizan way, enjoy perks like spas, fine-dining eateries, infinity pools, live music, and even sunset rituals.
As a small island, some travelers prefer to use one of Ibiza's cities as a start or end point or a hub for day trips. Luckily, the island's two cities, Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni de Portmany offer plenty of history, culture, and gastronomy, so they're worth a visit even on their own.
Ibiza's reputation as a coastal beachfront oasis and party scene means you'll find plenty of glitzy, posh lodgings. However, you can still find a handful of standard hotels offering comfortable and unique stays, ranging from urban to rural options and stylish to niche designs.
This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e. tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation.
For most travelers, about eight days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in both Barcelona and Ibiza. It's also possible to hit the highlights in five to seven days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Madrid, Mallorca, or Valencia. See more ideas for Barcelona and Ibiza itineraries below.
This 19-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions of Spain, including Madrid, Basque Country, and Catalonia, as well as the Balearic Islands and Portugal. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, wine tours, a flamenco show, historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Ibiza and Mallorca. You'll also fly into Portugal to explore the cities of Porto and Lisbon, as well as the wine region in the Douro Valley and the famous palace of Sintra.
Madrid · Andalusia · Catalonia · Barcelona · Seville · Granada · Basque Country · Málaga · San Sebastián · Córdoba · Balearic Islands · Bilbao · Costa Brava · Ronda · Menorca · La Mancha · Canary Islands · Toledo · Mallorca · Valencia · Santiago de Compostela · La Rioja · Pamplona · Marbella