Ibiza, Spain is an amazing destination with something for everyone which is why I love the place so much. You can do there to party and dance or with your young children to enjoy the incredible coastlines. Yes, Ibiza doubles as a family destination! This article will explain where to stay in Ibiza if you’re there for parties or to have a wholesome trip with the family.
“Need to Know” Ibiza Facts
- Ibiza was first (at least the earliest we know of) settled by Carthaginians in the 7th century B.C. who founded Ibiza Town which is the main town.
- The island was also settled (by way of conquer) by the Romans, Barbarian Goths, Arabs, and finally by the Catalonians, but is now independent.
- It is an island in the Balearic Sea nearby to Mallorca and practically touching Formentera
- It is not part of Catalonia, but was settled by Catalonians which is why you’ll see signs in Spanish and Catalan.
- The island is know for parties, but doubles as a family destination. It depends on where you stay and when you go!
- Ibiza is a UNESCO world heritage site for its biodiversity and culture.
- Ibiza is a very enviromentally consciuos island. Be ready to recycle, compost, and ideally learn their ways and bring them home!
Why Visit Ibiza? It is a beautiful island with diverse coastal beaches, amazing geography, fascinating culture, and lots to do. There are clubs, which I won’t really cover as I have only gone there as a family destination, but also beachside lounges with great music. I will definitely cover the lounges as I LOVE taking my kids to them so they can dance on the beach!
How long should you visit Ibiza for? Minimum 7 nights. I stayed there the last time for 7 days and we left feeling like we explored a lot but had a more to do. I would likely plan my next trip for closer to 10 nights.
Where to Stay in Ibiza
To make things more manageable, I’ve broken down the island into a few regions that I love. They are in order of my preference and the hotels & rental properties listed below them are my top choices.
My friends who spend their summers in Ibiza all tell me the place to be for great beaches is the southeastern coast. On the map, it would be from Sanrta Eulària des Riu to Cala de Sant Vincent. This area has amazing beaches, waters, and things to do. I am 100% going to try this area out on my next visit and recommend it for anyone’s first visit.
Prices appear to be higher in this area for good reason.
Aguas de Ibiza
€€€€+ | 5 Star | Pools | Very Posh
Aguas de Ibiza is a mega-luxurious hotel on the outskirts of Santa Eulària des Riu which is a small town on the southeastern shores of Ibiza. The hotel features 3 amazing pools, posh finishes, and contemporary bars and restaurants. It is a super-cool hotel that I would most definitely want to stay at with the wife.
Iberostar Selection Santa Eulalia Ibiza
€€€ | 4 Star | Beach Access | Pools | Incredible Value
While I would love to stay at many hotels in Ibiza, I could actually afford the Iberostar and it is a very nice hotel. I can definitely imagine myself here with the wife and kids having a great time.
€€€€+ | 5 Star | Pools | Super Luxurious
ME Ibiza is one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels on the island. Perfect for couples or groups with strong budgets looking for relaxation.
Bless Hotel Ibiza
€€€€+ | 5 Star | Pools | Beach Access | Family Friendly
Bless is another super nice hotel in Ibiza, but unlike the other two listings, it has great beach access. You’ll pay a pretty penny, but if you can part ways with $500+/night then maybe its worth it! Coastal views here are amazing so try and get a high-level room.
AzuLine Club Cala Martina
€€ | 2 Star | Pools | Beach Access | Family Friendly
AzuLine is listed as a “2 Star” hotel but you cannot compare it with a Motel or Roadside Inn. The hotel is expansive with lots of pools and areas for kids to play. It is a great option for budget travelers looking for family-friendly accommodation.
Invisa Hotel Club Cala Blanca
€€ | 3 Star | Pools | Family Friendly | Beach Access
Invisa is a great family-friendly choice for budget travelers. It probably offers the best bang for your buck on this side of the island. It has a luxurious & contemporary feel plus tons of activities to keep the kids busy.
The western coast of Ibiza is one of my favorite areas for many reasons but above all, I love the beaches and it is close to Ibiza town. The beaches here are surrounded by cliffs and have beautiful blue waters. You’ll also enjoy a nice view fo some of Ibiza’s smaller coastal islands from beaches like Cala d’Hort and Platges de Comte. One of my happiest memories was from a day spent on Platges de Comte with my wife and first daughter.
The feeling on this end of the island is slightly more isolated which I love, but you are a 30 to 40 min drive to San Antonio and Ibiza Town which makes it a great location. On my next trip, I will likely stay in this area or on the southwestern corner of the Island.
€€€ | 3 Star | Pool | Epic Views | Adults Only
Hotel Petunia is one of those calming places where you can sit near people and not talk for hours and remember it as one of the greatest experiences of your life. It’s manicured, but rough which gives it this amazing all-natural feeling which goes well with its view.
€€€ | 3 Star | Pools | Great Views
Great hotel with spacious rooms, great views, and solid amenities. The hotel is nearby to a couple little restaurants which makes it convenient but you’ll want to rent a car. Great for people who want to explore!
€€€€ | Villa Rental
Luxurious and spacious 6 bedroom villa with pool and contemporary amenities. Beautiful property that will make any trip to Ibiza more memorabl!
Hotel Playasol Cala Tarida
€€ | 3 Star | Pools | Family Friendly
Great value on this family friendly resort with lots of pools, activities, and amenities.
Ibiza Town (Evissa)
Ibiza town is by far my favorite place to visit in Ibiza, but I am probably not going to stay there. Why? To experience Ibiza you should rent a car and stay close to some great beaches, but that is one man’s opinion. That said, I would likely spend two to three nights out in the area.
If you choose a hotel southwest of Ibiza Town know that the beaches are crowded and not as nice as other areas. We booked a hotel here on one visit and didn’t spend more than a day on the nearby beaches. That said, we got a great hotel at a reasonable price with lots of takeout choices nearby. We rented a car which allowed us to explore and it was a great trip.
Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza
€€€ | 4 Star | Ibiza Town | Pools
Nice hotel just a few blocks away from historic Ibiza which will give it that old world European feel.
Sir Joan Hotel
€€€€+ | 5 Star | Ibiza Town | Pools
Chic and Beautiful 5 star hotel in the port of Ibiza which makes all of the towns main attractions and restaurants an easy walk.
Hotel La Torre del Canónigo
€€€ | 4 Star | Ibiza Town | Pools
This is the only hotel that is physically in historic Ibiza town which makes it special. Definitely for people who want to be in the thick of things.
Destino Pacha Resort
€€€ | 4 Star | Great Pool & Views!
This is a good party hotel nearby to Ibiza town. You won’t be able to walk into town but easy to get there with transport or a taxi.
Apartamentos Playasol My Tivoli
€€ | Apartments | Pool
This is an interesting choice for youth travelers looking to party. Its right on Platja d’en Bossa which is known for parties. It is inexpensive and close to lots of bars, restaurants, and clubs. Decent parking nearby if you are renting a car.
San Antonio is also a cool town with a great port. The “vibe” of San Antonio feels more “party animal” but you can get away from that. We rented a catamaran from San Antonio and it was the greatest day ever! The area is also home to Cafe del Mar which is just about the most famous lounge on Earth which you should not miss. They claim to have the most beautiful sunset on Earth.
Hotel THB Ocean Beach
€€€ | 4 Star | Pools | Party Hotel
This is a cool hotel choice if you are looking to live at the party. During normal times they have some sort of pool event daily with lots of people. Good fun, but wouldn’t recommend it for families.
€€€€ | 5 Star | Eco Retreat
If I were to stay in San Antoni, this hotel would be an attractive option. Not just because its 5 star, but because the decor gives a feeling of deep relaxation but there would be low key parties too.
Bellamar Hotel Beach & Spa
€€ | 4 Star | Pool | Beach Access (across street)
a great option if you aren’t looking to stay at a big party hotel but want to be close to all the parties.
Hostal La Torre
€ | 1 Star | Great Vibe | Great Views
I am a huge fan of isolated hotels because I like to stay in a peaceful place near the action. This hotel has no pool and no beach but it has a lot of zen. Rent a car and drive to nearby beaches, but stay here and get amazing value.