Ibiza may be well known as a favoured destination for those who enjoy the nightclub scene, but the third largest of the Balearic Islands, after Mallorca and Menorca, has so much more to offer including a choice of over eighty fantastic beaches.
Talking about the nightclubs on the island first. One of the most famous is perhaps Pacha, which is a large venue and the only club that is open all year round, with others not opening until late May. The claim of being the largest club is now owned by Privilege which has an unusual history. The club started life as a local swimming pool which became popular after a bar was added and it started playing music under the name Club Rafael. Name changes, storms, closures and new investment has brought the club to where it is today, the biggest nightclub in the world.
But not everyone comes to Ibiza for the music, especially at times outside the peak season. The climate on the island is very favourable. It has milder winters than its near neighbours but also has slightly cooler summers which make it perfect for family holidays. An ideal example of the family friendliness of Ibiza is the Es Canar beach on the eastern side of the island. The beach there is perfect for small children to dig in the sand all day long. There is a wide choice of hotel and apartment accomodation, hundreds of cafes and restaurants and the famous Hippy Market every wednesday for that shopping fix if required. Those wanting to explore more of the island can take one of the many boat trips on offer that take you south to the town of Santa Eulalia or further down the coast to Ibiza Town.