The 60 Second Guide - Ibiza
Think Ibiza is all glow sticks and house music? Then you'd definitely be mistaken - the undiscovered side of the gorgeous island has stunning white sand beaches, a chilled boho vibe and seafood dishes that were literally caught hours before. We chatted with Sheradene Rose from our wonderful stockist, Nassau Tanit Beach to get the scoop on the other side of Ibiza.
Who should visit?
It's an island that has something for everyone. Very popular with families and couples. It's really not just about the party scene, Ibiza has so much to offer and a real tranquil, peaceful side to it that's not to be missed.
What to see?
Dalt Villa - Ibiza’s famous fortified ‘old town’, it was officially named a World Heritage Listed Site by UNESCO in 1999 – a stunning example of classic Renaissance military architecture, within which lies the historical remnants of the many cultures who have called Ibiza home over thousands of years. It's magical at night. A visit to Las Dalias hippy market is always great fun for everyone.
What to eat?
Tapas - at La Bodega in Ibiza town, it's an institution and as good for its atmosphere as food. Paella - can Jaume in Cala Vedella for Sunday lunch on the beach while the kids play in the sand. Ses Escoles on the San Juan road for great local food with just the right touch of sophistication.
What to pack?
Sun cream & swimwear! A good beach dress or Kaftan, flip flops and comfy shoes for exploring. Sunglasses and a hat, something colourful and fabulous for a night out.
Salinas - but go early in peak season. Cala Bassa for its crystal clear aquamarine water
What the kids can do?
Swim everywhere as most beaches are shallow and family friendly. Water sports, cycling, horseriding, lots of beach clubs have kids clubs and facilities, nearly everywhere you can go to eat out welcomes families. Take a day trip to Formenterra and for everything that's on check out kidsinibiza.com
Typical weather forecast?
Great temperatures from May to Oct of mid 20s, July and August gets hot, hot, hot with temps rising to 35
When should we visit?
I say avoid the crowds if you can. Sept or Oct is beautiful weather and more chilled.