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  1. 5 Must-See Terraces in Ibiza

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    Beautiful views make a good meal even better and Ibiza is blessed with many restaurants featuring stunning terraces where you can enjoy a great meal while taking in the wonderful sea views. 

    We scoured the island from north to south, east to west, to bring you this list of five superb terraces with mouth-watering food and breath-taking views.

    North Coast

    AYIANNA

    Located on the calm East side of the island, Aiyanna Ibiza offers a wide terrace overlooking the beautiful Cala Nova Beach. The venue has a relaxed bohemian vibe and the cuisine is a modern twist on the traditional Mediterranean gastronomy, offering fresh flavours, organic local produce, superfoods and innovative sharing plates.

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    South Coast

    JOCKEY CLUB

    The iconic Jockey Club was founded in 1990. Since then this beach restaurant has become a favourite spot among the jet-setters that every year flock to the island. Glitzy tunes, fresh food and good cocktails are part of the experience as you have lunch and enjoy the wonderful view. 

    EXPERIMENTAL BEACH

    The hottest sunset spot in the South. Experimental Beach is located right in the heart of Ses Salines salt flats. The restaurant boasts stunning views across the wide bay of Es Codolar to the very tip of Es Vedra. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a meal while the sun goes down.

    East Coast

    AMANTE

    Amante is one of Ibiza most well-known summer terraces on the east coast.

    Perched on the cliff overlooking the secluded bay of Sol D’en Serra, this restaurant is a true hideaway piece of heaven surrounded by beautiful nature. Amante captures the essence of the stylish Ibiza, with modern décor, fine food and the island’s best cocktail creations.

    West Coast

    HOSTAL LA TORRE

    The best choice for those looking for some chill out vibes on the vivid west coast. The hostel is located right on the sea and offers a terrace where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset in absolute calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the buzzing San Antonio town.

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    Take a look at our Ibiza Restaurant Guide to discover more restaurants in Ibiza.

     

  2. Discover the undiscovered side of Ibiza.

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    One of the things most people love when they are on holiday is to discover new places. So today we look at some places which, despite their beauty, have remained unspoiled and off-the-beaten-track.

    CALA LLENTRISCA

    Probably the most famous “hidden gem” on the island. Surrounded by pine forests and some fisherman’s haunt, this beach feels like a true escape. Getting there is not for everybody and this keeps visitors number low. Before heading to the beach make sure to buy some food and drinks as there aren’t any amenities available nearby.

    ES PORTITXOL

    This is the right place if you seek seclusion. Es Portitxol looks like a lagoon surrounded by unspoiled nature, the beach is almost circular and the water of a beautiful green and turquoise colour, perfect for snorkeling. Getting there involves some serious hiking so make sure to be prepared and bring all the essentials.

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    CALÓ DES MOLTONS 

    Located on the North of the island near Port de Sant Miquel, Caló des Moltons is a quiet bay with flat rocks and pebbles, boathouses, and cool, still water. Easily accessible by foot on the side of San Miguel beach. While it has the feel of a private find, the inlet has its own chiringuito: Utopía – a pretty wooden beach bar and surprisingly upmarket place, with good cocktails and sardine specials.

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    CALA LLENTIA

    Known also as the venue where are the Ibiza Stonehenge sits, this hugely impressive sculpture is well worth taking a wander around and is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset, so consider staying put until the evening. Want to know more unspoiled spots to watch the sunset? Read this: 5 natural sunset spots in Ibiza

    This unspoiled beauty and calm charm are further enhanced by our exceptional secluded villas on the islands. Choose yours and begin an Ibiza journey of discovery, far from the crowd.

     

     

     

  3. 4 Activities for Adventure Seekers in Ibiza

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    Partying and lounging on the beach might be enough for some people, but if you love adventure, we’ve got a few fun activities for you to look through while here on holiday in Ibiza.

    Experience the thrills & spills of Ibizan adventure tours!

    JUMP ON A QUAD

    Who doesn’t love an off-road adventure? Discover the beautiful beaches and hidden spots of the island with a quad. If you don’t feel confident driving a quad bike by yourself and would prefer to go with another person, then a beach buggy is the ideal option for you – they are overall bigger than quad bikes and provide more protection around the outside. Don’t forget to take some pictures of this unforgettable experience, because let’s face it, we all look pretty cool on a quad, right?!

    Dia de quad y sol en #ibiza 😁 #quadtour #buggytour #emoveibiza

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    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Although it’s a relatively small island, Ibiza offers a wide variety of terrains and trails for mountain biking that will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside landscapes with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean. Not to mention that Ibiza’s well-stocked cycling shops and knowledgeable local guides are a bonus!

    GO ON A JEEP TOURS

    An experience for those who like it rough and rugged is a jeep safari – it takes you off the beaten track to places that would do some serious damage to your hire car! During the tour, you will get to discover the island’s iconic landmarks as well as some beautiful hidden spots. Some tours also offer a range of 4×4 trips that last for several hours, with as much on or off-road as you like.

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    DIVING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

    The island’s coastline is dotted with many diving centres that will take you to Ibiza’s protected marine areas to discover its beautiful underwater worlds. Want to know the best scuba diving spots in Ibiza? Read our previous blog Top 3 dive sites in Ibiza.

    If you want to book an adventure tour to make your holiday in Ibiza even more exciting, just let us know and we will arrange it for you.

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  4. Top 3 Dive Sites in Ibiza

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    Ibiza boasts more than 20 diving sites but let us introduce you to our three favourite spots.

    THE DON PEDRO

    The name Don Pedro looks like coming from a gangster movie but it’s actually the name of the biggest shipwreck in Europe. 142 meters long and 20 meters wide, this wreck lies on a sandy bottom near Ibiza’s port. Don Pedro is a must for all divers with Advanced Open Water or higher. With a depth ranging from 25 metres until 45 metres this “Monster of the Med” is full of life and with crystal clear water and no surprise that Don Pedro has been named as one of the top 100 dives in the world and one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world.

    EL DADO PEQUEÑO

    Dado Pequeño is a dive that worths the trip! At first glance, the small rock that emerges on the surface does not look like much, but once underwater, this site has a lot to offer: depth, shallow waters, fascinating topography and abundant marine life. Its “structure” of walls and rocks, its labyrinth with fantastic light shows, is the refuge of thousands of fishes such as barracudas, octopuses, moray eels, congers, groupers and many multicoloured nudibranchs.

    FISH FACTORY

    Located on the way to Formentera you will find La Platforma, a fish factory that collapsed in a storm in 1997. Underwater, one easily understands what attracts underwater photographers and wreck lovers. This structure, worthy of a sci-fi movie, serves as a refuge for a wide variety of fish species. Hexagonal, giant, reinforced concrete, it begins at 11 meters deep to finish 33 meters deep. The platform serves as an artificial reef for many marine species. The most represented is, without a doubt, the barracudas – hundreds of barracudas swim around the structure and are hardly intimidated by divers!  

     

  5. The Authentic Chiringuitos in Ibiza

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    With its sunny days and beautiful beaches Ibiza is home to many beautiful beach bars (or chiringuito as they’re called in Spain), usually more relaxed than a beach club and generally rough-and-rustic in style, once you find one you like, you’ll want to keep going back!

    Here are some of our favourites charming chiringuitos in Ibiza to kick back with a cocktail.

    EL BIGOTE

    This traditional venue is located in the quiet bay of Cala Mastella. The chiringuito is one of the most old and authentic on the island, with more than 40 years – the venue is so rustic that they still cooking only with firewood! Very popular among residents and tourists, we advise making a reservation if you want to go there and enjoy its famous and delicious Bullit de Peix. Check out their Tripadvisor page.

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    CALA ESCONDIDA

    The perfect place to celebrate the sunset in a more intimate way as the chiringuito is located on the quiet satellite beach of the worldwide known Cala Conta. Run by a young crew with a very strong sustainable vision behind, they use only solar panels for electricity, biodegradable products (no plastic & glasses) and has composting toilets. The place unfolds its magic as soon as the sun starts to set and dresses the bay in its reddish colours. As this venue is open only during the summer months, make sure to check their Facebook page.

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    SA TRINXA

    Home of the legendary DJ Jon Sa Trinxa who arrived over 40 years ago, Sa Trinxa is one of the oldest beach bars in Ibiza and one that still manages to retain plenty of its 80’s island vibe. A wooden beach hunt located in the vivid Las Salinas beach. Don’t leave without trying their famous jug of Sangria!

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    UTOPÍA

    An off-the-beaten-track chiringuito, Utopía is a true hidden gem nestled in the unspoiled nature near San Miguel beach. The food is any fish-lover dream, cooked directly in front of you on a grill! The chiringuito its famous for its sardines as well as sea bream, prawns and delicious octopus salads. But if you fancy meat the choices are not less delicious! Utopía opens only through the summer months, so make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for the opening times.

    If you love having lunch on the beach check out all these 9 restaurants with beautiful sea views. If you prefer sipping cocktails while the sun goes down then check out these iconic sunset bars.

  6. Child-Friedly Restaurants in Ibiza

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    Ibiza, like the rest of Spain, is generally super child-friendly, with restaurants often having a children’s section on the menu (or happy to do a children’s portion) and spacious terraces or gardens where kids can play.

    While there are a few super posh restaurants you probably wouldn’t want to take your kids to, there are some places that rise to another level when it comes to keeping the kids happy while you enjoy the food. Here’s a list of our favourite child-friendly restaurants around the island:

    LA PALOMA

    Located in the quiet north of the island this stunning countryside restaurant is a family favourite one. The whole venue is a playground itself with plenty of spaces for kids to run wild among orange and lemon trees while you enjoy some delicious food. Top tip – make sure to book a table as the restaurant gets very busy no matter what time of the year you are coming.

    More info: La Paloma, San Lorenzo

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    CAN JAUME 

    Located on the family-friendly beach of Cala Vadella, Can Jaume is the perfect venue for a casual family lunch on the beach – with enough space to keep kids of all ages entertained. You can indulge in some delicious fresh seafood while your kids play safely on the beach.

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    EL CHIRINGUITO 

    Absolutely stunning beach restaurant in Es Cavallet. Fantastic food and drinks and wait for it – there is also a kids club! Supervised by a member of staff, in the shade and they also had their own supply of sunscreen just in case you forgot yours. With comfy sun-beds, this is the kind of place you can easily spend the whole day! Top tip – Book your table to be able to enjoy the valet parking. The car park gets very busy and ideally, you want to park as close to the beach as possible!.

    PURA VIDA BEACH RESTAURANT

    Amazing sandy beach, family friendly, clear waters and relaxed atmosphere. You had a choice of hiring a sun lounger or a double bed as long as you had lunch at the restaurant which is right on the beachfront. Great restaurant and service – try the Sea Bream! You can add the cost of the double beds to your lunch bill and pay on your card – very useful when you don’t have cash. The children’s menu is fantastic and they had very good kids club! Easy peasy lunch in the sun.

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    TANIT BEACH IBIZA

    You will never expect a child-friendly beach restaurant in the vivid Playa D’en Bossa, but Tanit Ibiza is the ideal place for the whole family. For the little ones the restaurant features a fantastic pirate ship adventure playground and an entertaining kids clubs, for the adults the restaurant offers comfy lounge sunbeds perfect for relaxing, enjoying cocktails with beachside views and great music. 

    Take a look at our Ibiza Restaurant Guide to find out the best restaurants in Ibiza.

  7. Reasons To Visit Ibiza in May

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    Finally, Spring is in full swing and the island is starting to get back to its buzzing life. Ibiza in May is something special! The weather is changing and it’s the perfect month to squeeze in a cheeky getaway to satisfy that thirst for holiday that’s already kicking in.

    So let’s have a look at what makes Ibiza so special in May!

    OPENING BEACH RESTAURANTS & PRE-OPENING CLUBS

    There is no better time to catch Ibiza in a cheerful mood. Not only has warmer days replaced the shower’s of April but there’s also a raft of opening parties to enjoy – from beach restaurants and cafes to some pre-opening of clubs in late May.

    TIME TO EXPLORE

    May is the perfect time of the year to visit Ibiza before the sweltering days of summer kick in. You can spend some time exploring rather than simply baking on the beach. Visit Ibiza old town to discover art galleries & museums – you can get happily lost in millennia-old narrow streets that seem to go on forever, opening up into plazas built around historical buildings. Or drive around Ibiza, stopping at vineyards along the way to enjoy the local delicious wine.

    FEWER TOURISTS

    The season hasn’t officially kicked off in May so wherever you go, to the beach, in the shops or at restaurants, you are assured that is not crowded – you can enjoy each space without being squeezed in or waiting too long in a queue.

    WONDERFUL WEATHER

    May tends to be the month when the first bikinis are spotted on the beach. The sea is still too chilly for most of us to indulge in anything more than a quick paddle, although the bravest ones are starting to take the plunge. If you are visiting Ibiza during this time of the year, we would advise booking one of our villa with heated pool.

  8. 5 Stunning Natural Sunset Spots in Ibiza

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    Ibiza is known worldwide for its beautiful sunset and there are plenty of bars & restaurants where you can enjoy this wonder of nature. But if you’d like to find somewhere special to watch the sun go down while being surrounded by unspoiled nature – here are or suggested 5 sunset spots in Ibiza that are open to the public.

    ES VEDRA
    Located on the South West coast, on the outskirt of Cala D’Hort beach, there are few different vantage points perfect to watch the sun setting behind the iconic islet of Es Vedra. 

    BENIRRAS
    This is the only spot in the North from where you can enjoy the beautiful Ibiza sunset. Benirras beach is beautiful every day of the week, but it’s famous for its Sunday Bongo session, that goes on until the sun goes down.

    LAS PUERTAS DEL CIELO
    Located near Santa Agnès Village. If you are looking for a peaceful sunset spot, a short walk from the restaurant takes you to a secluded area where you can enjoy a scenic sea view at the aptly named ‘doors to heaven’.

    LAS SALINAS
    There is nowhere else quite as unusual as Salinas for a sunset – watching the day disappear above the glistening salt flats until there’s no light behind the hills, is something difficult to replicate.

    CALA LLENTIA

    On the South West coast of Ibiza, you can find this less known spot where sits the wonderful piece of art “Time & Space” by Australian artist, Andrew Rogers. This is a beautiful place to have a picnic and watch the sun go down.

  9. 4 Must-Visit Museums in Ibiza

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    Ibiza is a small island packed with many exciting things to do and see. But what about the history of the island? What about the culture? All around the island, there are museums that highlight all of these things and so much more.

    Discover the rich history, have fun and experience the interesting collections at these must-see museums in Ibiza.

    ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IBIZA

    Located in the old town of Ibiza, the Archeological Museum has one of the most comprehensive and beautifully curated collections of the history of Ibiza and Formentera. The permanent exhibition displays objects covering more than 3,000 years of history and is divided into the following sections: Prehistoric, Phoenician, Punic, Roman and Islamic.

    MUSEUM OF PUIG DES MOLINS & NECROPOLIS

    Puig des Molins is the best-preserved necropolis in the Mediterranean, housing up to 4,000 tombs. Next to the Necropolis sits the Museum dedicated to the concept of the funeral and the associated rites of Phoenician, Punic and Roman cultures. The collection allows to discover and learn about the tight relationship among art, culture and death in the Phoenician and Punic cultures.

    ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF IBIZA 

    Located in Santa Eulalia, this museum aims to preserve the typical elements of the island’s rural life. It’s hosted in a traditional Casa Payesa, named Can Ros. Here visitors can get a peek at what rural life was like. Apart from the structure of the house, the visitors can check out utensils, farming equipment, typical dresses as well as jewellery and musical instruments of the past.

    MADINA YABISA

    This museum is hosted in one of the oldest houses in Dalt Vila, Casa de La Cúria. The house was built around the old Andalusian wall and shows, by using modern audio-visual technology, Ibiza town when it was a medieval Muslim town called Madina Yabisa, an important Muslim city during the Middle Ages.

     

    For more art & culture check out these Art Galleries in Ibiza.

  10. The Best Rooftop Bars In Ibiza

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    If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of in Ibiza, it’s bars: from exclusive cocktail lounges to traditional beach bars and, of course, fantastic rooftop bars. Whether you want to admire the town from above or watch the sun goes down, check out our guide to the best rooftop bars in Ibiza.

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    ROOFTOP BAR ME HOTEL

    The beautiful ME Hotel is a place oozing with luxury and class. Not a place for loud music or the glitterati, the terrace is instead an oasis of calm, and its adults-only roof terrace is the right place to be if you are after some tranquil time. You can have a stroll around the infinity pool or relax on the comfortable Balinese beds while being surrounded by beautiful views of the sea and Ibiza countryside.

    VI COOL COCKTAIL BAR – AGUAS DE IBIZA

    Located on the rooftop of the luxurious Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa Hotel, VI COOL is one of the most glamorous rooftop bar in Ibiza. The rooftop space is divided in two areas, open from 10.30am until 2am daily: the poolside casual lounge area, where you can snack, sunbathe, swim and chill out; and the more formal dining area – a sophisticated setting with the distinctive Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa five-star feel. Here you can enjoy a delicious dinner while the sky turns pink over the Santa Eulalia Marina.

    West

    RIO ROOFTOP BAR

    Rio Ibiza is the new hotspot in the San Antonio harbour. The venue includes a rooftop bar with a welcoming environment and friendly staff – a perfect location to watch the beautiful Ibizan sunset whilst sipping delicious cocktails! They also serve fantastic sushi dishes on the rooftop, prepared by a master chef, making a great evening meal.

    ROOFTOP NINE – SOL HOUSE IBIZA MIXED BY IBIZA ROCKS

    Technically run by Ibiza Rocks, Rooftop Nine is located on the last floor of Sol House Hotel. Standing proudly at the very end of San Antonio Bay, in Punta Pinet Beach, the bar offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding Mediterranean. By day, you can enjoy some relaxing time by the pool, then as the sun goes down the bar transforms into a lively music lounge.

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    PATCHWORK – SA PUNTA RESTAURANT

    A favourite with the Ibiza ‘Gyp-set’, Patchwork offers a comfortable environment for you to kick back and enjoy the stunning view right across the sea and harbour to Ibiza Town. Starting at 7pm every day, it’s the perfect place for a late afternoon spent soaking rays or evening chilling out since Sa Punta stays open until 03:00 in the morning. Patchwork is more than just a cocktail bar, however; it’s also the first and only Lebanese restaurant on the island with a great selection of mezze and grill choices.

    THE NINTH – HARD ROCK HOTEL

    Hard Rock Hotel is located on the island’s longest beach of Playa d’en Bossa, the height of this building makes you feel like you are standing on a cloud! Its rooftop sky lounge, The Ninth, is the ideal place to snuggle on a sofa with a glass of bubbly and admire the 360-degree views around this special island. Stylishly furnished, the venue has a chic decor reminiscent of an expensive yacht.

    UP IBIZA SKY SOCIETY – USHUAIA HOTEL

    When it comes to design, there is nowhere quite as funky as the Ushuaia Beach Hotel – Up Ibiza Sky Society has all that style plus perfect panoramic views of Playa d’en Bossa, Dalt Vila and Formentera! You can also take a look at the parties going on downstairs at the Ushuaïa hotel while enjoying the amazing spectacle of the lights and music. Because of the popularity, we strongly advise to reserve it.

    TIRA PALLÁ

    It’s not so much about the view at Tira Pallá as it is about the vibe — this is without a doubt one of the coolest places to be seen in Ibiza. Loved by locals for its popular drinks + mix of music – featuring classic rock, indie and Spanish tunes playing in the background – this hip hangout is decked out with simple but cosy seating areas. Immersed in the stunning views of the historical Ibiza old town, you will enjoy a friendly atmosphere. This rooftop bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink at the end of a day touring around Ibiza town.