If you’re looking for somewhere nice to take the family on holiday this year, but you’re on a tight budget, Ibiza is seriously worth checking out. Although most people consider this island to be a “party paradise”, many don’t realise that thousands of families descend on its beautiful beaches every year. With some of the most stylish hotels within the whole of the mediterranean, Ibiza is often overlooked by people with children. However, thanks to it’s fantastic coastline and inviting climate, this is changing rapidly.
This guide will fill you in on everything you need to know about this gorgeous little island.
When Should I Go?
The main season runs from May To October, but don’t let this stop you from visiting at other times. Tourists claim that the area is particularly nice in the spring, so perhaps you should consider booking to travel in April, as you will almost certainly save some cash. Although you risk missing the sunshine if you visit in the Autumn time, many people looking for activity holidays do just that.
If your children like animals and wildlife, a trip to the island in September will provide you with the best chances of catching a glimpse of exotic birds and unusual vegetation.
How Do I Get There?
As with all other islands in the area, flights run almost daily from every UK airport, so you should have no trouble traveling from your local one. Try searching online for last minute deals, as many people manage to fly to Ibiza for less than £100 using this method. Just make sure you sort out your transfers in advance. If you’re travelling in a group, pre-book a minibus from Ibiza airport.
Where Do I Visit?
As mentioned previously, Ibiza supports miles of beautifully tranquil coastline, which is always a massive hit with families looking to spend a relaxing week in the sun. Also, try to book a hotel in the North, as this is the area where you’re most likely to avoid the clubbing scene. With gourmet restaurants at every turn, you’re certain to find something suitable for your family, no matter how fussy your children may be when it comes to food.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Yes. Like most places, Ibiza has some local laws and regulations that you should pay special attention to. For instance, local law states that tourists must carry their passports at all times. This is due to the sheer amount of fraud that the island had to deal with in the past. Whenever you pay for anything with a credit or debit card, you will be asked to show your passport, but don’t think of this as a bad thing, it really is for your benefit.
So there you have it my friends. A quick and simple guide to help you and your family have the best possible time on the Balearic island of Ibiza. Although most families like to avoid the clubbing scene, remember there is nothing stopping you participating once the kids are in bed.