You just made the best decision of your life and you're heading to the White Island: Ibiza, Spain. Now the question is, what are you going to do? We spent some time there this summer and learned a few things. Here's our guide:
Where To Stay
Ibiza is a tourist and party destination. So do your research before you book a hotel. You don’t want to stay next to the hottest club if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway. Generally speaking, San Antonio, Ibiza is where the younger college and post-college vacationers stay. If you're looking for a quieter experience but would still like to be near restaurants and clubs, consider staying in Ibiza town, located on the east side of the island.
Outside of Ibiza town and San Antonio, there are plenty of beautiful hotels. And if distance to the nightlife or restaurants is not a concern, consider booking a place in either the south or north ends of the island. You get more bang for your buck, quieter accommodations and are only a short drive from Ibiza town. Get the ocean-view room, too.
What To Do
Ibiza is renowned for its beautiful beaches. The best way to explore the island is by car. Rental cars are plentiful throughout the island. And automatic vehicles are readily available. Rent a car, activate your iPhone's international data plan and start exploring. With so many beautiful beaches it's hard to say which one is the best. Check out White Ibiza’s guide to the best beaches. We are partial to Cala D’Hort and Las Salinas.
Ibiza is synonymous with epic nightlife. Prepare for your regular hours to shift a bit. Headliner DJs don't start spinning until 3:30. Pacha is Ibiza’s hottest club. Pacha has been keeping partiers happy since 1973 so they must be doing something right. Also, Hi and Ushuaiai are respectabe places.
Ibiza cuisine is just the best. Be careful though. There are a million good places and a lot of bad places. We are here to save you from an awful experience so if a place boasts about offering hamburgers, pizza and tapas - walk away. Conde Nast has put together an awesome list of restaurants throughout the island. We wholeheartedly approve of their recs. Check it out here.