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Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019
Bars, pool parties and mega-clubs playing thumping music into the small hours of the morning – yes, Ibiza is still the ultimate party destination. What many people don't know, though, is that the island also has a quiet side, with hotels scattered throughout historic towns and found in idyllic spots located along the coast.
Ibiza Town (officially known as Eivissa) is the capital of the island and is more than just a gathering place for party people. The historical centre, Dalt Vila, with its quaint houses and narrow streets, is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Of course, there are still places to dance the night away around here. Privilege, according to Guinness World Records, is the largest nightclub in the world. It sits alongside Amnesia and Pacha Ibiza, two other iconic nightlife spots.
The selection of hotels in Ibiza Town is diverse, ranging from two-star apartments with an outdoor pool to luxurious four-star hotels near the historic city centre.
A few kilometres south of the capital is Sant Josep de sa Talaia, a town that sits at the foot of Sa Talaia Mountain, the highest point of the island. If you’re keen on nature and walking, looking for hotels near Sa Talaia is a great idea. This area is also close to tourist hotspot Playa d'en Bossa, one of the longest beaches of Ibiza.
You’ll find several hotels in Sant Josep de sa Talaia located along the beach, or at least within walking distance. Others offer a shuttle service.
On the west of the island lies San Antonio (or Sant Antoni de Portmany), probably the island’s top place to party. Highlights include The Egg, which is an art installation dedicated to Christopher Columbus, and famed bar strips, the West End and Sunset Strip.
The hotel supply in this area is large and includes a number of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, and beachside accommodation. Most hotels in San Antonio have a two- or three-star rating and provide air conditioning, a swimming pool and fast Wifi.
Ibiza’s Santa Eulalia offers holidaymakers a quieter break, away from the parties and booze. It’s known as the island’s cultural and gastronomic centre, having art galleries and some of the island’s best restaurants. Go for a walk along the palm-lined promenade, chill by the marina with a cocktail and relax in style. The choice of hotels in Santa Eulalia is as wide and varied as it is elsewhere. If you’re looking for something special, book a luxury spa hotel.
To have the most freedom on your trip to Ibiza, you might want to hire a car or scooter. Public buses are a good option too, but keep in mind that there are several different companies in operation on the island, and their timetables aren’t always as well coordinated as you might hope.
Taxis are plentiful and offer a good way of getting to and from clubs. However, for the full Ibiza experience, you really must try the Disco Bus at least once. This is the shuttle service that runs to the major clubs and back, and for many, the party starts here.
When you’re booking hotels in Ibiza online using the Expedia site, you will normally be asked to pay upfront by credit or debit card. Some hotels in Ibiza will allow you to just make your reservation online and delay paying until you actually arrive or check out. If you go for this option, you might want to check in advance if the hotel takes card, though in the vast majority of cases it will.
ATMs are also found across the island, so having to withdraw cash isn’t the end of the world. Keep in mind, though, that as with all withdrawals made abroad, you may be charged by your bank.
Spain's Balearic Islands are among the best destinations in the world for a beach holiday – especially if you’re looking for a party vibe. For some other ideas for sunny, lively beach holidays, why not take a look at our hotels in Mallorca, just a ferry ride away from Ibiza? Or travel further north and stay in one of our hotels in Menorca.