Ibiza and the Balearics – Not Just Party Islands

Of course there is nothing wrong with partying from the minute you leave for your holiday to the minute you return. 7am lager anyone? But if you’re a bit long in the tooth for a two week hangover, then you might have written Ibiza and certain parts of the Balearics off as holiday destinations. This guide should help you see the error of your ways!

Mesmerizing sunsets

Agreeably Ibiza sunsets may feature heavily in chillout music videos, but they can be enjoyed by everyone. However, avoid world renowned Ses Variades in Sant Antoni if you’re looking for a less populated experience. Instead head to Platges de Compte, Cala de Bou, Cala Vedella, Benirrás, Puig de Missa or Cap des Falcó.

If you do come across a seemingly vacant, bikini-clad youth wandering aimlessly towards the horizon, be a dear and point her in the direction of the music and she’ll be fine. Remember sunsets and sunrises are easy to mix up when you haven’t been to bed for several days. There are areas of Majorca and Menorca which are party towns, but as long as you know where they are, they can be avoided if you wish!

White-washed churches

Obviously we won’t mention worshiping at the great porcelain altar, as this is strictly for young island revelers  What we will mention are the many unique churches in Ibiza and the Balearics. Originally used as fortresses against pesky pirates, the churches’ white exteriors are fairly plain, but still worth a look inside. Discover Sant Miquel’s Puig de Missa, Santa Eulalia’s Puig de Missa as well as Sant Antoni, Sant Jordi, Es Cubells and Sant Augustí on your travels. Palma in Majorca is a popular historical city well worth exploring if you like a bit of culture mixed in with amazing architecture.


Puig de Missa
Santa Eulalia’s Puig de Missa in Ibiza, Spain

Es Vedrá

One of Ibiza’s landmarks is the uninhabited Es Vedrá rock, which juts out of the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of the island. You can take in its vast beauty from the beach at Cala d’Hort or from the ferry, which will take you around its entirety.

Of course these beautiful islands have many other hidden attributes, which is why you’d be silly not to benefit from all inclusive holidays to Majorca or other destinations which are just over an hour or so away from the UK.

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