Ibiza is a small Balearic island found just under 80km off the coast of Valencia in Spain. Ibiza is also considered to be the world's best party destination as hundreds of thousands of people across the globe flock here during the summer months between July and September to soak up the party atmosphere.
There is a wide range of accommodation on the small island, from luxury boutique hotels in the countryside to party hotels by the main beach resorts. However, a majority of the hotels can be found along the coast.
Ibiza Airport (Aena Aeropuertos) is located just over four miles away from Ibiza Town and is the only single airport serving the island of Ibiza and Formentera. Also, many of Ibiza's hotels are not far away from this airport.
There's plenty of low-cost accommodation dotted around the island whether you want a hostel or a self-catering apartment.
Hostal Apolo is found on San Antonio Bay and is only a 25-minute walk to the West End of Ibiza. Whilst La Ciguena is situated in the resort of Portinatx, and is only open during the summer months from May to October. However, this popular hotel is perfect for sun worshippers as it offers an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.
Another cheap option to think of is Hostal Mar y Huerta in the beach resort of Es Canar. This is one of the oldest hostels in the area as it opened over 50 years ago when tourists first began to flock to this island. Hostal Marino is located in the center of Ibiza and overlooks the beautiful port. This is a great place to stay to be close to all the action going on in the island.
There's a wide range of self-catering accommodation in Ibiza from low budget apartments to high-end villas.
Ibiza Sun Apartments was recently renovated in 2012 and has now transformed into a stylish and trendy complex. These minimalist apartments are located just 3km from Ibiza town and 200m from the seafront. The BA Style Apartments are found in Cala de Bou and offer an outdoor swimming pool, complete with a solarium and loungers.
Santos Ibiza Coast Suites are situated in Playa d'en Bossa and every room is equipped with a kitchen and speakers for your iPod. Many of the rooms are also themed and named after famous rock stars or Ibicenco saints. If you want to get in the party mood stay at Apartamentos Lido, which is found on the seafront next to Ibiza's Figueretes Beach. Every apartment also includes a kitchenette with a fridge, hob and coffee making facilities.
These type of hotels tend to be more expensive but they usually feature a large range of facilities, so you can sit back and relax knowing everything is paid for.
Tropic Garden Aparthotel is located next to the beach in Santa Eularia and features two swimming pools. Live evening entertainment is held at the hotel twice a week and if you fancy doing a bit of shopping Ibiza Town is only 15km away. Whilst Presidente Hotel is just a short walking distance from the Portinatx Beach resort in Northern Ibiza. This is a great family hotel as all kinds of sports are on offer from football to archery.
Marconfort El Greco Hotel is located in Cala Portinatx and offers a swimming pool complete with an outdoor pool. There are also shops and newsstands on site if you run out of essentials. On the other hand Intertur Hotel Miami Ibiza is located in Santa Eulalia Del Rio and has direct access to the beach. You also won't have to worry about the kids getting bored here, as there's a play area on site and two swimming pools. Another option to think of is Sirenis Seaview Country Club in Port des Torrent. This fun and colourful hotel is only 150m from the beach and Sirenis Aquagames Water Park is housed here, which features exhilarating water slides and a Caribbean Pirates-themed children's area.
On the beach
There are many hotels located along the seafront, but they don't always have to be expensive.
The Marina Playa Apartments are located just 50m away from the bay of San Antonio where you can find a variety of water sports from kite surfing to sailing. Or there's also the option of staying at Hotel Village by Isla Blanca. This four-star hotel is nestled away from the busy tourist centers of Ibiza, so this is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and tranquil holiday.
Can Skye in San Carlos sits in the midst of fruit trees and herb gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of Ibiza. Whilst, Hotel Osiris Ibiza is found next to Es Puet Beach at the south of San Antonio Bay. On site there's a tennis court, a volleyball court and a children's play area. Another option to consider is Fiesta Hotel Don Carlos, which is for adults only. This exclusive hotel is located on the beach front of Santa Eulalia and offers free tickets to Mondays at Space and Saturdays at Amnesia.
There are plenty of high end four and five-star hotels located in Ibiza, ideal for families or couples.
Hotel Rural Can Pujolet is a tranquil hotel located next to the two small villages of Santa Ines and San Mateo in the north of the island. This is the perfect place to retreat to for a relaxing walking holiday around the cliffs of Santa Ines.
Ibiza Gran Hotel is located next to the Paseo Maritimo and features all the facilities you could possibly wish for such as a top end casino and luxurious spa. Or there's the four-star
Hotel Village located close to Isla Blanca which houses stunning sandy beaches and nature conservation areas away from the popular, overcrowded tourist areas.
Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila is situated in the heart of the historic Dalt Vila area in Ibiza. This five-star hotel offers the finest gastronomy, surrounded by the old city's historical walls and buildings. If you are looking for a hotel by the beach stay at the Grupotel Santa Eularia Hotel, just a few meters away from the marina. This four star hotel is considered to be one of the best hotels on the island and features plenty of facilities including nearby tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool.
With a spa
If you feel like you need a relaxing getaway, Ibiza is definitely the place for you. There are many spa hotels and resorts located around the island.
Stay at the luxurious and contemporary Insotel Fenicia Prestige Suites & Spa in Santa Eulalia Del Rio. This five-star hotel features an exclusive spa and wellness centre including an outdoor hydro-massage pool and a fully equipped gym. Or there's Torre del Mar hotel, situated on the seafront of Playa d'en Bossa. This is one of the trendiest beach clubs in Ibiza, equipped with a heated indoor pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel is another adults only hotel, located on Playa d'en Bossa Beach. This renowned hotel offers a spa and two outdoor pools, accompanied with Balinese-style sun lounger beds. This recommended hotel also hosts live world famous DJ performances from the likes of Pete Tong, David Guetta and Avicii.
Ibiza has no shortage of family friendly hotels in Ibiza, from beachside hotels with water parks to more relaxing getaways with plenty of sports facilities.
The three-star Hotel Gran Sol Ibiza offers a wide range of facilities from a fresh-water swimming pool to the small sandy beach and cove of Calo des Moro, just 100m away. Or there's Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde, located by the beach of Es Figueral. The little ones will really enjoy this place, as there's bicycles available for hire and the Pirate Island Water Park on site.
Intertur Hotel Hawaii Ibiza is located on the bay of San Antonio and offers stunning views over the turquoise ocean. There are many activities here including a children's playground, table tennis, an outdoor swimming pool and a kid's club. Another option to think of is Insotel Fenicia Prestige Suites & Spa, situated in Santa Eulalia Del Rio. This five-star hotel offers a mini club for the children, including a wading pool, clubhouse and TV room, whilst the parents can relax at the Thalasso Spa or head to one of the exclusive bars by the pool.
Hotel Club Augusta has access to Playa de S'Argamassa beach and features a program of sports activities and evening entertainment for the whole family including 5-a-side football, archery, tennis and volleyball. Part of the Palladium hotel group is Fiesta Hotel Tanit, located in the cove of Cala Gracio. This charming hotel was especially designed to cater for families as it includes a baby club, splash pool and buffet style restaurant.
There are a lot of romantic hotels in Ibiza, however these tend to be at the higher end if you want an adults-only hotel.
Es Cucons Hotel Rural is a rustic romantic farmhouse built in 1652 and renovated in 1997, set in the valley of Santa Agnes. It's also not far from the beach of Cala Salada, only a 10-minute drive away, or if you fancy a romantic walk along the cliffs of Ses Balandres, this is only a 10 minute walk away. Another option to think of is Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, set in a unique location, 180m high over sea level, not far from Port De Sant Miquel. This whitewashed hotel features a refreshing spa and swimming pool, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Ca Na Xica is just a 30-minute drive from Ibiza airport and is located in the countryside of Sant Miquel de Balasant. This small charming boutique hotel is perfect for couples who want to get away from the busy tourist areas. Another place for panoramic views over the countryside is Casa Datscha, which is also located near the bays of Cala Salada and Punta Galera. However, if you would rather stay somewhere more lively head to the famous Ibiza Rocks Hotel in Sant Antoni de Portmany. This hotel is the venue for Ibiza Rocks gigs and We Are Rockstars (WAR!). So if you want to spend you holiday partying, this is the place to head to.
If you're looking for a charming bed and breakfast or a boutique hotel, Ibiza has it covered.
Agroturismo Can Planells is located in the coves Sant Miquel de Balasant and offers an outdoor pool, with a solarium and beautiful garden. This is the perfect place to stay at if you are into agro-tourism and eco-tourism. Or there's Hotel Rural Es Trull de Can Palau, located in the heart of the Ibiza countryside. This recently restored old house offers a beautiful landscape and a tranquil atmosphere.
Can Sastre Ibiza is a traditional farm estate located in the middle of Ibiza, just 15 minutes away from San Antonio and 20 minutes away from Ibiza airport. Another boutique style hotel is The Giri Residence in the quiet northern area of San Juan. This unique getaway offers five unique suites, designed to create an atmosphere of tranquility and warmth.
Near the airport
Ibiza airport is the only hotel on the island and can be found in the southwest of Ibiza. There are many hotels within a short drive to here.
Part of the Palladium Hotel group is Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort, found on the beachfront of Playa d'en Bossa. This group also offers a transfer service from the airport on the day of your arrival and when you leave, as Ibiza airport is only a 15-minute drive away. Or there's Fiesta Hotel Playa d'en Bossa, found a short distance away from Figueretas Beach and Aguamar Water Park. This large hotel is only a 10-minutedrive away from the main airport.
Fiesta Club Palm Beach is another hotel close to Ibiza airport, as it is only 5km away. This Palladium group hotel also offers animation shows for children and an outdoor pool, complete with a Jacuzzi. Another option to consider is Hotel Club Bahamas Ibiza in Playa d'en Bossa, which is approximately a 20-minute drive away from the airport.
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