Best of Ibiza

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Ibiza
All-night revelry at celebrity-filled nightclubs have long drawn hedonists from every corner of the globe to this scintillating Mediterranean island. However, there’s much more to Ibiza than just DJs and dance parties. Spain’s third-largest Balearic Island (after Mallorca and Menorca) is home to lovely beaches and tranquil seaside villages, with parts of Ibiza protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

Previous kimkim travelers have enjoyed uncovering the past on self-guided tours at Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s fortified old town first settled by the Phoenicians. You can escape the crowds by heading to the wild northern region of Ibiza, home to secluded coves, forest-covered hills and sleepy white-washed villages. Don’t leave the island without reconnecting with nature at the Parc Natural de Ses Salines. Snow-white beaches and crystal-clear waters are reminiscent of the Caribbean, and you might spy flamingos and 200-plus other bird species while walking along the salt marshes.
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Ibiza Essentials

Enjoy the countryside at this agriturismo hotel (photo courtesy of Agroturismo ATZARÓ)
The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Can Lluc Hotel Rural
The 8 Best Rural Hotels in Ibiza

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.

The best pool hotels in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Torre Del Mar)
The 8 Best Hotels with Pools in Ibiza

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.

Stylish bohemian rooms (photo courtesy of Hotel Petunia Ibiza)
The 8 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Ibiza

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.

One of the best sandy beaches in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Riomar)
The 6 Best Beachfront Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Lounge poolside at ME Ibiza with views of the sea
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Photo courtesy of Agroturismo ATZARO
The 11 Best Boutique Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Opt to stay in Sant Antoni de Portmany (photo courtesy of Hotel Portmany)
The 6 Best Urban Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Stylish standard apartments in Ibiza (photo courtesy of Hotel Portmany)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels in Ibiza

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.

Ibiza Itineraries

Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
Map of Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days
Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days

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.

Sunset in Palma de Mallorca
Highlights of Spain and Portugal - 19 Days

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.

Other popular travel destinations in Spain
Madrid · Andalusia · Catalonia · Barcelona · Seville · Granada · Basque Country · Córdoba · Balearic Islands · Canary Islands · Costa Brava · La Mancha · Mallorca · Toledo · Santiago de Compostela · La Rioja · Pamplona · Marbella