About staying in Ibiza
The island of Ibiza, also known as the White Isle, may be small but it certainly has a big personality. There are plenty of options for where to stay, depending on your needs, wants and mood.
Ibiza Town accommodation
The island's iconic capital, Ibiza Town, is the place to stay if you want to experience the cultural heart of the White Isle. Located on the southeastern tip of Ibiza, it's full of history as well as and all the modern conveniences of a cosmopolitan city. It boasts shops, pop-up luxury boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well as its very own local beaches in Talamanca and Figueretas.
Dalt Vila - Charming boutique hotels
Ibiza Town's old centre, also known as 'Dalt Vila' (Upper Town) is a maze of medieval cobbled streets that run across a hill dominated by the city's Gothic cathedral. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site, this is the place to come to experience the island's rich history and its hippy heritage with the most original shops, restaurants and bars at your doorstep. There is a great selection of charming boutique hotels inside converted townhouses within the medieval walls.
Ibiza Town's Marina - Contemporary hotels
The ultra-modern area of Ibiza Town's marina is where the rich and famous come to play. Full of fine restaurants and trendy nightclubs that overlook the superyachts berthed in the port of Ibiza Magna Marina, here you have your choice of modern luxury hotels. The perfect place to stay for a night out in the city.
Talamanca Beach - Luxury beach hotels
Talamanca and Figueretes are the closest beach resorts from Ibiza Town, located to the north and the south of the city respectively. While Figueretes is reachable on foot from town, facilities here are quite basic, mainly made up of budget apartment blocks. Talamanca, on the other hand, is a hotspot for luxury beach hotels and a very popular destination for families. The beautiful sandy beach is backed by a lovely wooden boardwalk dotted with restaurants, beach clubs and fabulous modern hotels.
Also see: Ibiza Town City Guide
North Ibiza accommodation
Ibiza's northern area is the island's best-kept secret. Still quite wild and untamed, there are no big towns or resorts, only small villages like Sant Miquel and its port-side sister town of Port de Sant Miquel, as well as a few resorts popular with families such as Portinatx. Nature here is quite breathtaking, with Mediterranean forests that hide the rugged northern coast where small coves open up unveiling beautiful secluded beaches.
Sant Miquel & Port de Sant Miquel - Stylish boutique hotels and villas
The rustic town of Sant Miquel de Balansat was built surrounding its whitewashed medieval church, the village's main attraction together with the summer weekly market. A couple of artisanal shops and international restaurants can be found here as well as a selection of stylish boutique hotels and the celebrity favourite Hacienda Na Xamena.
Originally a fishing port, Port de Sant Miquel lies at the bottom of a sheltered cove, surrounded by magnificent cliffs. Now turned into a small beach resort, it is very popular among families as there are plenty of restaurants and bars on offer, as well as watersports. The beach is lined with hotels and apartment blocks while the forests that back the town hide some gorgeous villas.
Portinatx - Family-friendly apartments & hotels
The small beach resort of Portinatx attracts those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza's famous nightlife. This quiet area offers a wide range of facilities including bars, restaurants and shops, as well as three beautiful beaches ideal for practicing watersports. There are a few charming hotels perfect for couples and apartment blocks very popular with families, as well as a handful of child-friendly hotels with lots of facilities for the little ones.
East Ibiza accommodation
The east coast of Ibiza is another haven of peace and quiet, attracting those who are looking for a relaxing holiday as well as families with children. This area is known for its divine sandy coves, including Cala San Vicente, Cala Boix, Cala Llenya, Cala Nova or Cala Llonga, as well as the hippy markets of Las Dalias and Punta Arabí which retain the authentic leisurely feel of the old Ibiza.
Eastern calas - Resort hotels & luxury villas
Ibiza's western coast hosts a series of coves that open up into small calas or larger beaches. Most of these are backed by quiet, family-friendly resorts, from the northern village of Cala San Vicente to Cala Llonga, closer Ibiza Town. They offer a good choice of bars, restaurants, while accommodation comes in the shape of family-friendly hotels and luxury villas perched on outcrops atop the surrounding hills.
Santa Eulalia - Modern hotels & rural retreats
The island's third largest town after Ibiza Town and San Antonio, Santa Eulalia offers a more relaxed pace of life than the other two making it great for families. Well-known for its gastronomic offering, lively cultural scene and boutique shops, the town has a nice sea promenade that surrounds its white sandy beach. Accommodation here ranges from contemporary 5-star hotels with luxury facilities to quaint rural fincas in the neighbouring countryside.
South Ibiza accommodation
The area south of Ibiza Town is notorious worldwide for its large sandy beaches and unbeatable clubbing scene. This is the area to choose if you want to experience the infamous Ibizan holidays that all the youngsters dream of: days on the beach and nights in the clubs.
Playa d'en Bossa - Trendy hotels & apartments
Just to the south of Ibiza Town is the popular beach resort of Playa d'en Bossa. A mecca for those who love dance and electronic music as it is home to some of the best superclubs on the planet. This long stretch of beach offers numerous watersports, beach clubs and bars so you will want for nothing. Chic 4 and 5-star hotels aimed at young crowds are what you will find here, including a few famous party hotels like the Hard Rock Hotel and the Ushuaia Beach Hotel.
San Jose - Luxury villas
Sant Josep de Sa Talaia still retains its authentic village feel. Located in the south west of the island, it is close not only to Ibiza Town but to some of the best beaches on the south coast, some of them with views over the magical Es Vedra. This is one of the prime locations to rent a high-end villa in Ibiza.
West Ibiza accommodation
San Antonio - Beachfront hotels at Ibiza's party hub
The second largest town on the island, San Antonio has the liveliest atmosphere in Ibiza thanks to its array of restaurants, bars, beach clubs and legendary nightclubs. This is also the home of some of the best sunsets on the White Isle, not for nothing is its promenade called the 'Sunset Strip'. There are tons of things to do here, but party boats and watersports are particularly popular. Hotels here tend to cater for the party people, although there are also a few family-friendly resorts right by the seaside.
Central Ibiza accommodation
The lesser-known area of central Ibiza encompasses the island's original rural area. Almond trees, Mediterranean forests and bushes, and vineyards grow inland. Traditional towns like San Rafael, well known for its pottery and its underground clubbing scene, or Santa Gertrudis where artists and hippies still dwell are well worth a visit. Accommodation here comes mainly in the form of finca hotel, renovated old farmhouses that offer rustic-chic rooms, gourmet restaurants and extensive gardens with infinity swimming pools. Perfect for those searching for some peace and quiet or visitors who want to explore the authentic Ibiza.