1 With more than 50 stunning beaches surrounding this Mediterranean gem, you’ll never tire of exploring the hidden coastline that makes Ibiza so popular. The diversity of each of the island’s coastal areas means there’s something for everyone – private resort beaches (Playa d’en Bossa), packed strips of sand where the beautiful people go to see and be seen (Playa de Talamanca) and hidden inlets (Cala d’Hort). Ibiza has coastline to suit every beach bum.
2 Take a walk through Ibiza Old Town on a lazy summer morning and take a trip back in time. Gorgeous whitewash buildings that have been called home by Venetian, Carthaginian and Arab conquerors dot the stone streets, while the imposing cathedral of Our Lady Of The Snows crowns the historic Old Town. Separated from Eivissa by a monstrous stone wall, it’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of the Med’s biggest party island.
3 Yes that’s right, the Med’s, if not the world’s, biggest party hotspot. But you knew that, right? Superclubs, superstar DJs and super-hot clubbers have made Ibiza infamous for decades. Throughout the summer, Ibiza’s clubs play host to the world’s biggest and best club nights, and days. Just try to resist – you don’t stand a chance.
4 Knock that hangover on the head with a lazy late lunch, liquid or otherwise, in the countless bars that dot Eivissa’s marina or San Antonio’s beaches. Sunset drinks at the latter’s world-famous Café Del Mar is a must.
5 In the market for a bargain? Head to Sant Carles, in the heart of the island, for a taste of the hippy life that drew many thousands here three decades ago. Wander the markets in search of a bargain. Jewellery, clothes and kitsch souvenirs, it’s all here.