There's a wide range of restaurants in Ibiza to suit all tastes, and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat in Ibiza and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.
The food on offer ranges from the truly spectacular, to the spectacularly over-priced. There are, however, a few places where you can get good honest food for less than the Greek deficit, but you have to know your way around. And if you have no deficit to worry about at all, then you have plenty of gourmet restaurants to choose from, where you can rub shoulders with the holiday elite.
The abundance of beach clubs around Ibiza's beautiful coastline means that no matter where you are you will probably find a great place for lunch. Many of these establishments are set up for you to enjoy your whole day there and this is indeed a very fine idea. You can keep it simple with a sunbed and umbrella and then wander up to the restaurant for lunch or go all out and get served all day long on your private bed, and have that table brought to you. Some of the more upmarket beach clubs are also set up to serve the clientèle who arrive by private yacht, so you can be assured of fantastic service, and probably a glimpse of some A list celebrities.
On the west coast you will find the relatively new and extremely popular Cotton Beach Club. This bright, light and airy club has been an instant hit with locals and is always busy for lunch so best to book in advance for this one. Vallet parking helps in the tiny car park or you could park further away and walk to it along the beach.
For those on more of a budget you will find that the local chiringuito (or outdoor bar) is a better option and fresh seafood will always take pride of lace on their menus. A healthy helping of paella for lunch is very traditional and a great way to keep you going for the rest of the afternoon of water and beach sports!
Although probably better known for cocktails, there is no harm in having a little nibble with your Sex on the Beach or your Long Island Iced Tea. The west coast is well known for the stunning sunset views and bars such as Kumharas, Sunset Ashram and Elements are great places for watching this natural event. Most places will offer tapas at this time (Spanish people would not normally eat dinner until 10pm or even later), but due to the sheer amount of British and other foreign tourists you will be able to get a decent dinner at this time too.
You will find that many hotel bars in Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia are on the rooftop so you can enjoy the views and the cooler breeze at sundown as you enjoy a selection of dips, mixed olives and cheese, or even chopitos, which are battered and fried baby squid!