Ibiza is great for a short break. It is just a few hours flight away if in Europe, good weather, and a wonderful hippy chill vibe to get you straight in a holiday mood. I have been several times and still can’t get enough.
A main thing in Ibiza are of course the beaches and its beach clubs. It is pretty clear that if you go for the ones with a party happening you go South and the ones more relaxed you go more up North. I have my favorites by now, please find them here…
El Chiringuito, Es Cavallet – a really well decorated beach club. And although in the South it has a chill vibe, a lovely restaurant, great sand beds and wonderful waters for a dip. Even if you go on a not so sunny day it is worth a visit for a great lunch.
Elements, Benirras – up in the North challenge the curvy road and go for a lazy chill. This one is on my top 10 favorite beaches list and so worth a visit. Elements has a lovely atmosphere, great food and some tunes in the back ground. There is a hippy market on certain days, which is announced at the beginning of the season.
Cala Conta beach – a 15 minute drive from San Antonio in the South it might get crowded here. Cala Conta or Platges de Comte is the place to be for a sunset. There are several beach tavernas around where you could get a great view on the sun setting between the tiny islands scattered in front of this coast.
Sa Trinxa, Salinas – Salinas is probably one of the most well-known beach stretches. This is where some of the famous beach clubs are based. Sa Trinxa is a more underground one, although really busy over peak season. It is a basic beach club, good restaurant with a few beds, and I attended one amazing performance there. With my feet in the sand, 3 artists playing their tunes, we danced away the sun set.
Blue Marlin, Salinas – Blue Marlin is a well-organized bigger beach club on this beach. If you want to go for their lounge beds you either come early or try to make a reservation (which actually applies to all of the clubs on this beach during high season). An institution with their CDs and party nights, Blue Marlin is worth a visit.
Tropicana, Cala Jondal – Tropicana beach club situated in a nice bigger bay, has a chill and relaxed vibe. It has a nice restaurant and is set at that amazing blue sea we know from Ibiza.
For accommodation in Ibiza I often used Eliza Was Here. They offer some off the beaten track accommodation, and are able to organize a car and flights also. Via them I stayed in Can Fuster in San Joan, which is pretty much in the middle of Ibiza and with a car everything is close enough. Another one I stayed once was Can Marti, which also has an organic pool and some real farm live happening around you. When we were there we witnessed a donkey being born just 30 minutes after we arrived. If you are looking for agriturismo locations The Guardian also noted a few charming ones.