- Ibiza Luxury holidays
The Balearic Island of Ibiza is one of the world's best known and much loved party destinations, but in recent years it has also matured beyond such a simple perception, and has plenty more to offer besides. While it is still possible to party all night, the clubs must close before 6am, and many revellers are more likely to celebrate the sunset than the following morning's sunrise. At the same time, new hotel constructions are required to be of a very high standard, which is adding more luxury accommodation to the island's resorts all the time.
Ibiza's Old Town
Ibiza Town itself offers a cultural distraction from the busy beaches and noisy nightclubs, and the Dalt Vila or Upper Town is the oldest part, easy to find thanks to its raised elevation on a small hill close to the sea. It's an iconic picture postcard view, with the cathedral at the very top, and you might want to save enough time to trek back down to sea level in order to snap a few photographs looking back up towards the whitewashed buildings.
The cradle of Columbus?
Christopher Columbus is possibly the most famous explorer in the history of the world, so it is no surprise that several places claim to be the location of his birth - and in fact, more than one place claims to hold at least part of his remains, too. In the case of Ibiza, the western coastal town of Sant Antoni de Portmany - commonly known to tourists as San Antonio - marks its claim to Columbus' birth right with an egg-shaped statue, complete with a model of his ship the Santa Maria placed in a hollow section in the middle of the statue. It's found in the middle of a roundabout, but if you're staying in the resort anyway, it's worth looking out for.
When should I visit Ibiza?
Ibiza has a similar climate to the rest of the Balearic Islands, and the Mediterranean as a whole - and that means the warmest weather is in the traditional summer months of July and August, with averages in the mid-20°C and highs up to about 30°C. The winters are mild, usually staying in or close to double figures, and throughout the year the months each have an average of six or fewer days of rainfall. This all combines to make great summertime sun-soaked beach holidays, and warm, more peaceful out-of-season breaks.
What's on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays are all about you. If you want to sip cocktails on the beach, it's there waiting for you. If you want a room with a view over Ibiza's spectacular coast so you can watch the sunset, your luxury hotel will make it happen. The whole point of a luxury holiday is to provide you with everything you desire, so you can relax and enjoy an unforgettable experience. So paying a little extra for a truly memorable holiday is well worth it. Ibiza offers an attentive yet unobtrusive level of service that is so typical of luxury holidays, and while you may not have views of snow-capped mountains, you will have some of the finest scenery in the Mediterranean, right on your doorstep.