We all know Ibiza for the 24-hour parties and some of the world’s top techno-spinning DJs, but with endless white sand beaches, unparalleled sunsets, a foodie paradise and UNESCO World Heritage streets to explore there’s so much more to Ibiza than meets the eye. So if you’re thinking of heading to the White Isle this summer and want to avoid the nightlife, why not try to hunker down in your hotel spa for a deep tissue massage, indulge in plates full of pintxos created by top chefs or go kayaking?
Discover a different side of the island from what you may have previously experienced with our insider’s guide to Ibiza.
• There’s no menu and you’ll sit on plastic chairs, but enjoy some of the freshest fish around and stunning hilltop views at Sa Punta Fish Shack.
• Vegan or simply need a healthy food boost? Try Caos.
• For a flavourful meal where quality ingredients are key, head to Es Terral.
• Sharing? Take your foodie friends to Tapas Restaurant & Lounge Bar in Sant Antoni de Portmany.
• Tip: For a sweet treat, try Ibiza’s famous Flaó pastry
• Kick back, eat, drink, tan and repeat on the popular Cala Saladet.
• Jump into the sea from the flat rocks of Punta Galera.
• With dramatic red cliffs in the background, Sa Caleta Formentera is a horse-shoe shaped beach with some killer paella in the local restaurant.
• To get away from it all, tiny Cala Xuclar is the place to go. It’s just you and the fishermen’s huts. Or look for the natural cave, Atlantis.
• Drive north and walk the coastal path or hike until you stumble on the “Goddess Cave”.
• Stroll through the Old Town, Dalt Vila, for panoramic views and a peak into Balearic history and architecture.
• Kayak over the calm sea to explore hidden caves once used by smugglers.
• Armed with a cold beer, watch the world pass by as you relax in Plaza del Parque.
• For rural luxury looking over villages, ocean, vineyards and Mediterranean pine forests, Can Talaias is the place to book.
• Want to stay in the middle of the action? Try Ibiza Rocks Hotel.
• Arty type? You’ll love the décor, friendly atmosphere and outstanding food at Les Terrasses.
• One more tip? Hop on a ferry (or yacht) for an unforgettable day trip to neighbouring island
We hope you can make good use of our guide to Ibiza. What are your favourite spots in the Balearic island? Let us know on Twitter at @CornerstoneHQ.