Shopping on Ibiza offers a unique experience. During high season, many shops in the old quarters of Ibiza Town stay open until well after midnight, allowing you to have that siesta during the afternoon and take advantage of the late opening. Check out the Calle Aragon, with its delis, shoe shops and boutiques, as well as numerous bars. The port area is transformed in the evening by street stalls selling a variety of goods including jewellery, music and clothes. In general, department stores and hypermarkets stay open all day while smaller stores and boutiques will close up at siesta time. Across the island you'll find a selection of outlets, most of which stay open late. Hippy markets provide the ideal opportunity to sample this much-loved Ibizan culture. Colourful stalls sell exotic batik wraps and clothing, tailor-made leather moccasins and a tantalising variety of east Asian silver jewellery and trinkets. Trendy boutiques are famous for their 'ad-lib' fashions, whether you go day or night-time shopping in the Old Town of Ibiza on your villa holiday. Art galleries and local crafts are also in abundance here.
Ibiza's cuisine is very similar to that of mainland Spain and the other Balearic Islands. You can tuck into a tasty paella, a rice-based dish often served with meat and vegetables as well as the usual fish and shellfish, or a scrumptious Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions. Gazpacho is an island favourite - an Andalusian soup flavoured with peppers, onion and garlic, and served chilled. The shimmering waters that wash Ibiza's shores provide the island with an abundance of fresh fish, and fish soups and stews adorn most menus. If you've a sweet tooth, make sure you try ensaimada, a light cream-filled pastry sprinkled with sugar, or flao, a mint-flavoured cheesecake. To wash your meal down enjoy a glass or two of a full-bodied red wine or a glass of the fruity Spanish favourite, sangria, a tantalising concoction of red wine, brandy and fruit juice. For those who never stray from British cuisine, there are an abundant of eateries serving everything from a full English breakfast to fish and chips, and you'll find these particularly in and around Ibiza Town and San Antonio.
Be prepared to party hard and fast in Ibiza! There are more clubs and bars in Ibiza than you could possibly fit into one holiday! With the resorts of San Antonio, Ibiza Town and Playa d'en Bossa being the biggest clubbing towns on the island, home to the infamous clubs of Manumission, Amnesia, Pacha and El Paradis all offering legendary water and foam parties and top DJs playing the best music in the Med. Why not take in Space?, this after-hours club opens at six in the morning and stays open until the afternoon. It's the ideal place for party goers who don't want to stop just because the sun's come up! Here there's no escaping the fact that Ibiza is the world's clubbing capital. With its contemporary and unique nightspots, this Balearic Island remains one the most fashionable destinations in Europe. Don't fret, if hardcore partying is just not your thing, you'll find a variety of stylish and traditional low-key bars and restaurants all to be found all over Ibiza. Here you can spend hours sampling delicious fresh seafood or typical tapas while lounging on luxurious scatter cushions. Tiny little bars line the windy lanes of the Old Town of Ibiza, while those on a family holiday might venture to quieter northern coastal resorts.
Ibiza holiday resorts
|San Antonio Bay Holidays||14 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|San Antonio Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Santa Eulalia Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Es Cana Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Portinatx Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|San Miguel Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa d'en Bossa Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Talamanca Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|San Rafael Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Es Figueral Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Figueretas Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|