When you mention Ibiza to anybody, a picture of nightclubs, beer, loud music and wild parties emerges. But before the invention of the DJ, Ibiza was a very different place, and still there are some enchanting locales on this small island that allows you to get away from it all and relax. Believe it or not, Ibiza is a perfect place for kids and makes a great holiday destination for families. In this blog we explain why, and where to head to if you want a great family fun time.
There are over eighty beaches on Ibiza, so there is bound to be some space for you somewhere. Cala Llenya is a great place for beach activities as it has a long stretch of sand and even the locals adore it. The white sand is protected by shady pine trees which are ideal to set up your picnic area and light your BBQ.
If you don’t like preparing food in advance, then don’t worry, as there are plenty of small cafes and restaurants all around the beach area. If you fancy a walk, take the paths that lead around the cliffs, as these offer stunning views.
Getting away from your resort or hotel in a jeep is a great idea, it can easily fit most families and you can take your time to explore the island. There are some truly unforgettable landscapes to see and experience all over the island: both on the coast and inland. Stop at the occasional cove to rest on the beach or to take a cooling dip in the sea.
There is a great adventure park in S’Argamassa called Acrobosc that is ideal both for kids and adults. Situated in a pretty location with pine trees and plenty of room, the park offers all manner of activities, including zip wires, ladders, nets, slides, climbing walls, trampolines and a host of other great things to keep a family occupied. The level of difficulties is graded depending on how old the kids are, and there is tuition on all the apparatus, with safety a priority.
Although not one of the biggest and most recent, there is a good water park at Aguamar that has plenty of activities to keep all entertained, the usual rides, shutes, slides, and tubes are set among pools of varying sizes, there is also lawns and kids play areas.
You can even take your own food to enjoy whilst spending the day in and out of the water, but there are also plenty of reasonably priced restaurants if you cannot be bothered to prepare picnics in advance. The designated picnic areas are away from the sunbed and lawn areas so you can make as much noise as you want and will not disturb the sun worshipers.
In part two of why Ibiza is so great for kids, we take to our bikes to go coastal riding, do stand up paddling and visit Cala Bonita where we take time out for lunch somewhere between Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia, which all show the diversity of Ibiza that sets it apart as a great destination for family holidays.