Ibiza is commonly known as the party island. However, there is a side to it far from the music and image it might portray to the outside world. If you’ve ever been put off of going to this island because of this reason, especially if you have children, it could be time to reconsider it as a holiday destination.
Aside from the lively party areas, there is a world of exquisite resorts and peaceful havens just waiting to be explored. So if you’re planning a family getaway this summer, take a look at why Ibiza should be on your list.
If you’re looking for the ultimate sun-drenched haven, then this destination has it in abundance. The charming ambience of its quieter locations offers a peaceful vibe alongside spectacular scenery and azure waters. The selection of villas in Ibiza provides makes for a comfortable and private stay, and they can be found dotted around the island. A popular spot includes San Agustin, which sits in Ibiza’s west region. This pretty village boasts traditional architecture and a backdrop of undulating countryside.
It’s not surprising that Ibiza has some of the most spectacular beaches in the Balearics. Many of these locations are ideal for families too. Spots such as Cala Bassa beach in the west have a shallow sweeping cove, which acts as a huge swimming pool with its clear and calm waters. In comparison, Llonga beach is one of the prettiest on the island and has plenty for kids to do, including a nearby children’s playground and amusement park.
Go on safari
You might not be out in the wilds of Africa, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring what the island has to offer on a Jeep safari. There are a number of tours available that take you through the beauty of the island’s landscapes both inland and along the coast. Plus, the kids will love learning about the wildlife and birds you see on this adventure. This is also the perfect activity for children over the age of six if you have to keep them occupied on a cloudy day.
Who doesn’t love a waterpark! The kids will undoubtedly love this day out, and it also gives you a chance to kick back while they ride the slides. The Aguamar Water Park in Playa d’en Bossa is a fantastic option for families with children of any age, and there are plenty of sunbeds to go around. You’ll also find play areas and picnic spaces so you can enjoy a bite to eat. However, there is also a selection of restaurants if you don’t want to self cater. Plus, you can also check out the nearby beach.
Plenty to do
There are tons of other activities that are perfect for the whole family in Ibiza, including:
- Coastal cycling
- Paddleboarding and watersports
- Zip-lining and climbing at Acrobosc Adventure Park
- Cave tours at Port de Sant Miguel
Ibiza also makes a great family holiday outside of the peak season, where you’ll also find a truly different vibe to its party persona.