Ibiza has a well-earned reputation for being a massive clubbing destination. But this Baleric beauty spot has so much more to offer than DJs and super-clubs. If you want stunning coastal views and tranquil crystal waters then leave the crowds and head to the north of the island.
Portinatx is a charming little resort on the northern tip of Ibiza near the old town. Characterised by sprawling rocky cliffs, fine white sand and idyllic lagoons it is equally suited for a romantic getaway as it is for a quiet family holiday. Now is a good time to grab a cheap flight – Jet2 are on of the bigger airlines running great summer deals.
Life’s a beach
The beaches in Ibiza’s busier resorts can be slightly underwhelming and generally littered with hung-over clubbers. But Portinatx has some of the most unspoilt coastline on the Island. Arm the kids with a bucket, spade and flippers for a day of fun in the sun. The beaches are fine white sand and the waters are shallow and calm so you can rest easy while they tire themselves out.
Just the two of you
S’Arenal Grand is the largest with plenty of the hustle and bustle of holidaying families. If you’re after a more secluded spot you may want to head to Playa Porto or S’Arenal Petit. This quiet hideaway with its golden beach and dramatic cliff-line is perfect spot to waste away the hours.
Get your money’s worth!
Another benefit of staying in the north of Ibiza is that the hotels offer much more than a bed to rest your head. Many are all-inclusive with onsite restaurants, bars, spa facilities and in-house children’s entertainment.
The Club Vista Bahia Hotel is one such spot. Cut into the cliffs looking out over the clear waters this all inclusive spot is ideal for couples or families. It has two outside pools for the grown up’s as well as a children’s pool and play area as well as a tennis and basketball court.
Let’s face it everyone is tightening their belts lately. With all-inclusive packages that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks you and yours can eat like kings knowing it isn’t costing you an arm and a leg. And you don’t have to go far into Portinatx for restaurants and bars if you fancy a change of pace.
So go off the beaten track and head to the north of the island and discover a new side to Ibiza this summer.