Guide to travelling to Ibiza



With Ibiza now added to the UK’s green list this has quickly become a highly searched destination in recent days with those looking to get away, escaping the dreaded isolation period on return to the UK.

When you think of this lively Balearic Island, for most, they will associate it with all night partying! Ibiza has so much more to offer than this.

Firstly, let’s talk travelling to Ibiza during Covid-19 (the pandemic can not be avoided at this time!)

On July 2nd 2021 Spain changed its rules on Brits entering the country due to the rising infection rates of the Delta variant here in the UK. Those travellers over 12, looking to enter the island of Ibiza, are now required to either produce proof of vaccination (must have had both jabs, with the second being done 14 days before arrival) or a negative certificate of an active infection diagnostic test or as we recognise it these days a RT-PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA. In addition to this a health check form must be completed before you arrive. For more information on the entry requirements follow this link to the Balearics Tourist Board.

On return to the UK, you will be required to produce a negative covid-19 test result. The UK border control will accept the private rapid antigen tests which can be performed online in the comfort of your hotel or accommodation by companies such as Breathe Assured or Qured. These tests are cheaper than the PCR ones. You are then required to do another test on or before Day 2 of you arriving back in the UK, and lastly complete a passenger locator form.

With your entry and return conditions taken care of now let’s talk about this beautiful island in the Mediterranean.


Family Friendly

Ibiza is a great option for a short haul family holiday. With its short flight time of two and a half hours from London, if you are travelling with toddlers this makes for a great option to avoid the long flying time with small children. High season here is between April and October with plenty of scheduled flights offered via budget airlines to choose from.

With average temperatures reaching low to high twenties, it makes for a more comfortable break when getting away with the children.

The island has idyllic beaches to relax on and views to saviour. Suggested resorts to stay in with the family include Santa Eulalia, Cala Tarida, Es Cana, and Portinatx.

Suggested hotels to stay at include Insotel Tarida Beach Sensatori Resort in Cala Tarida, Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa in Playa D’En Bossa. Both offer a 5* all-inclusive option for guests to enjoy.



There is no getting away from Ibiza being one of Europe’s premier partying scenes. World famous DJs flock to this island in the height of the season to entertain the ever-growing crowds.

San Antonio is renowned for being the clubbing capital of the island. Here you will find a whole mix of places to sample; from the real laid back to the more hardcore venues you will not be short of nightlife options to choose from. For the ultimate sunset viewing on the island be sure to visit Café Mambo. Enjoy dinner or a drink or 2 while taking in the sun going down with a background of chilled Ibiza tunes. This is always very popular around the time of sunset so be sure to prebook on arrival.

Over the years Ibiza Town has grown in stature and is proving to be the hotbed of late-night revelry. Close to Ibiza airport, here you will find the iconic Pascha and Amnesia. In recent times Ibiza Town has seen the emergence of glitzy, upmarket venues attracting big celebrities to the area. Be prepared to break the budget to make a visit to Lío but the experience is second to none. Another place to note is Heart which fuses gastronomy, music and art all under one roof. Be sure to check these out for the alternative to all night raving!

For those who prefer to party during the day the island has several beach and pool parties to sample. O Beach (owned by the famous Wayne Lineker) is described as the ultimate day club experience and has recently added to its portfolio Bam-Bu-Ku, a family friendly day club for adults and children alike to enjoy. For anyone lucky enough to have been and seen O Beach you will know it lives up to its description! Other day parties available include Ibiza Rocks , Blue Marlin, and for a more laid-back vibe head up to Santa Eulalia where you will find Nikki Beach situated next to the very swanky W Hotel.


Other Things to Do

It is highly recommended if you don’t mind travelling by boat to venture over to the neighbouring island of Formentera. It takes approximately 40 mins and there are multiple crossings a day making it very accessible. Once in Formentera the popular way to explore the island is by bicycle, although if this is not feasible there are other options. The island itself is only 20km tip to toe so can all be done in the one day. Es Pujols is the most built-up area on the island, with a variety of little bars, restaurants, hippy stalls and shops to roam around.

Ibiza offers numerous excursions. In addition to trekking, you can get to know the island via kayaking, hot air balloon or even quad bike.

Ibiza is also proving popular for diving enthusiasts. More than 200 kilometres of Ibiza has a spectacular seabed, including the Posidonia prairies, which have great ecological value and were recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1999.


Hotel Recommendation – HOTEL TORRE DEL MAR (4*SUPERIOR)

This luxury hotel is based in Playa d’en Bossa and is within walking distance of Ushuaia and Bora Bora beach.

This hotel offers spacious, modern and opulent facilities and is within the heart of some of the best nightlife on the island. The view when having breakfast is a real treat!

Prices start from approx £260 per night including breakfast (Based on stay on Sep 4th 2021 – checked on July 6th 2021). For the best price go direct to the hotel’s website where it will also offer you free use of the spa facilities as part of your package.



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6th July 2021