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How to party in Ibiza like a grown up

The White Isle has a lot more to offer than just its famous nightclubs…

Amante beach club

Daytime

Amante beach club is a lovely relaxed spot to spend an afternoon.  Enjoy the beach views over lunch in the restaurant and then take a dip in the impossibly blue sea (or just lounge in the shade with a glass of rosé).

El Chiringuito is rather more stylish than the beach bar translation of its name. Go for a tasty seafood lunch and then sleep it off on one of their beach sunbeds.

On Es Torrent beach, the aptly named Es Torrent is a more rustic chiringuito. Book ahead for a paella or whole grilled fish to share, and enjoy the chilled beach vibes.

Cotton Beach Club has a chic all-white terrace restaurant serving local dishes, and a rooftop lounge overlooking the beach at Cala Tarida.

Cala Tarida

Book into the spa at Na Xamena for a chilled afternoon enjoying their ‘Cascadas Suspendidas’: eight different massage pools with fantastic views over the cliffs.

For a day posing around the pool, don your fanciest swimwear and order some magnums of AIX rosé at Nikki Beach 

At Salinas beach near the airport, beachside Jockey Club is busy and fun, serving salads and pizzas.  Further around the pensinsula is Experimental Beach, a relaxed beach club with a good cocktail menu.

Hire a boat and head over to the Caribbean-like shores of the small island of Formentera.  Book ahead to ensure a spot at Juan y Andrea for lunch.

The cliffside spa pools at Na Xamena

Day to night

Blue Marlin is an Ibizan classic, book a bed on the beach on a Sunday and then dance until sunset.

There aren’t many reasons to head to the Brits-behaving-badly mecca of San Antonio but Café del Mar is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the sea while listening to their DJs spinning chillout tunes.

Sunset at Nikki Beach

Chilled evenings

Choose from European or Japanese menus at KM5 then have after-dinner drinks in one of the lounges off the central garden or head inside to dance until the small hours.

Bambuddha is a low-lit large pan-Asian restaurant decorated in the style of a temple with stands of bamboo.  Don’t miss the interesting shop and bathroooms!

Where to stay

Stay in an agroturismo and make the most of the tranquil Ibizan countryside.  These converted farmhouses retain much of their old charm and there are plenty of beautiful rural boutique hotels to choose from.

The pool at Can Pere Sord

Frequently described as one of the most beautiful places to stay in Ibiza, Atzaro has stunning rooms and grounds, a very good restaurant and a spa.

Can Gall is a family run agroturismo in the North of the island serving good quality Ibizan food in their restaurant.

Can Pere Sord is a small peaceful hotel with a pool, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Es Cucons is a relaxed and family friendly hotel in a 17th Century farmhouse, surrounded by almond groves.

What you should know

Flight time from UK: Around 2hrs30

Currency: Euro

Plug adaptors: Continental Europe (2 round pins)

Time difference:  GMT + 1 hour

Language: The official language of Ibiza is a Catalan dialect called Ibicenco, but Castillian Spanish is widely spoken as is English

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