Ibiza is an ideal destination for a family holiday thanks to its warm sunny weather, sandy beaches with calm and shallow waters, and lots of fun activities for all ages. The island is compact with just around 600m2, so you can travel everywhere in under an hour. It is also safe, clean, and there is a wide range of accommodation in terms of both style and affordability.
The ideal family holiday is different for all of us, the beauty of Ibiza is that it can cater for pretty much everyone. Situated in the western Mediterranean, the island is a short flight from most European countries to the capital city of Ibiza Town. There are also frequent ferry services from mainland Spain which are very convenient if you want to bring your car and all the baby equipment with you on your holiday; the fastest services take just over three hours from Denia or Valencia.
As to when to visit, summer temperatures can climb to around 30ºC in July and August, and around 26ºC in June and September. Humidity is highest in August, with the spring and autumn months perfect for enjoying the great outdoors and the quiet beaches.
Beach holidays remain the most popular for families during the summer, with many of the best beaches located in family-friendly resorts. The choice of accommodation ranges from five-star luxury hotels to great value self-catered apartments. If you're on a budget, one of the all-inclusive resort hotels may suit, you'll find all you need on your doorstep in one of the bigger resorts like the bay of San Antonio (although we would recommend you avoid the town centre during peak season) and the nearby resort of Cala Tarida, or Santa Eulalia with the neighbouring resorts of Cala Llonga, Cala Llenya and Es Canar.
Peace & quiet
Not likely with kids, but still... If you want something quieter but well priced, go for a small rural hotel inland. It feels like a world away in these small, traditional converted farmhouses, and the kids can play in the countryside or by the swimming pool instead of the beach. A villa in the hills, many of which overlook the coast, is always popular with families and the choice is great.
If you have older kids who enjoy being active, Ibiza is a holiday haven for sporty families. You can find hiking, cycling, watersports, tree-top adventures and adventure playgrounds all over the island and these experiences can create lifelong memories for the children. There are still some wild places to explore on the White Isle, with protected natural parks, untouched beaches and a rural heartland that remains blissfully undeveloped. Or, for sea lovers, try a sailing holiday in the calm waters that surround Ibiza, there are many hidden coves to discover.