Unlike the artist Mike Candys, you don’t just have one night, but a whole day in Ibiza. But where to begin your 24 hours in paradise? If you’re looking for the perfect mix of sun, fun, and luxury, look no further than these top tips to get the most out of your flash trip to Ibiza.
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Begin with Breakfast
Kick off your day and your holiday on a high note by indulging in a scrumptious breakfast. For what is arguably the most important meal of the day, the Croissant Show in Ibiza’s Old Town will not disappoint: you’ll know that you’re in for a real treat when you see its mouth-watering pastries wander straight out of the oven and onto your plate. With its inviting outside seating area, you’ll also be able to watch the hustle and bustle of the streets of Ibiza while you enjoy your breakfast.
Tour the Old Town
After a breakfast for champions, you’ll be ready for a leisurely stroll around the Old Town, otherwise known as ‘Dalt Vila’ among locals. Along with stopping and smelling the roses (literally!), you’ll blend right in with the locals as you nose around the local fruit and vegetable markets, and walk down the charming medieval streets that make this part of town so special. A tourist favourite of the Old Town is the famous church of Santa Maria, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prepare to be wowed by a panoramic view of the area that will make your experience in the Old Town unforgettable.
*Insider Tip: Don’t postpone your trip to the Old Town to the afternoon – It can often get too hot for comfort, especially during the summer months. You’ll enjoy your experience more if you go during the cooler hours of the morning.
Let Loose at Lunch
And by let loose, we mean the top button of your trousers. You’ll be glad that you did when you feast on the delicious delicacies at Sa Bria Gastrobar. A mere 5-minute walk from the centre of the Old Town, this restaurant is an absolute must for tourists who are craving some authentic Spanish tapas (and, if you’re really looking to let loose, some amazing cocktails!). After a meal at this gastronomic oasis, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever comes your way in the afternoon.
Start a Shopping Spree
Your day in Ibiza wouldn’t be complete without some shopping! If you’re looking for a chance to let your credit card run wild, now is your chance – Pop into reVOVER Cult Designer Fashion, which is only a 5-minute walk from San Bria Gastrobar. Get ready to be wowed by the boutique’s large selection of brands you’ve always dreamed of discovering, such as Daniele Alessandrini or Twenty8Twelve. This shopping experience is perfect for both men and women, and will let you tackle the inevitable post-holiday blues in style when you return to work!
Bronze on the Beach
Fancy a little siesta on the beach? Then grab your towels, swimsuits, and sunscreen! Only a short, ca. 15-minute walk away from the Old Town, you’ll reach Figueretas Beach, located in the pleasant Ibiza Town suburb of Figueretas. When you see it, you’ll understand why it’s so popular among tourists – you’re guaranteed to fall in love with its sparkling, clear-blue water and its pristine sand at first sight. Stretch out in the sand, go for a dip, and enjoy the afternoon of a lifetime!
*Insider Tip: It’s worth staying long enough to enjoy the gorgeous sunset! If you’re looking to add some romance to your holiday, you definitely won’t want to miss this stunning event.
Drink and Dine
Being a beach bum is hard work, and you deserve to treat yourself to a lavish meal. A short drive away from the beach (either take a taxi or a local bus!), experience the luxury that is KM5 Lounge, one of Ibiza’s premier restaurants, bars, and open-air gardens. If you’re looking to get spoiled with savoury seafood and grilled meat, want to enjoy a nice evening breeze, or think that it’s time to get tipsy on high-quality wine and/or cocktails, KM5 will pamper you to your heart’s delight. Oh, and if you’re planning the sequel to your shopping spree, the lounge also has a top-notch boutique! How’s that for convenience?
*Insider Tip: KM5 is only open between July and October.
How to Get to Ibiza
It’s easy to snag a cheap flight to Ibiza when you know where to look. From the UK, flying to Ibiza (IBZ) Airport with easyJet, Ryanair, or Monarch is your best bet. This connection is simply perfect for a flash trip: in just two and a half hours, you’ll be whisked away from everyday responsibilities to the sunny paradise that is Ibiza.
When you arrive at the airport, don’t start your holiday off on the wrong foot by waiting in long queues or cramming yourself into a hot and uncomfortable public bus. Instead, we highly recommend booking with Shuttle Direct, which offers shared and private transfers from the airport to your destination. Begin your day in Ibiza stress-free by pre-booking a safe, quick, and relaxing ride with Shuttle Direct today.
Where to Stay
Although Ibiza offers a large selection of fantastic hotels, Hotel Nautico Ebeso in Ibiza Town is truly one of the best. For your day trip, this four-star hotel’s location is as good as it can get, as you’re within walking distance of both the Old Town (ca. 18 minutes) and Figueretas Beach (ca. 5 minutes). Be prepared to give in to the temptation of using the hotel’s free WiFi, elegant spa, hot tub, and gym. Also, don’t forget about its outdoor pool!
If you’re intrigued by the idea of an adults-only hotel, you’ll be impressed by Hotel THB Los Molinos Class, an ideal accommodation for couples. From this four-star hotel, you’re only a few footsteps away from the Old Town (ca. 5 minutes) and from Figueretas Beach (ca. 8 minutes). Additionally, you can take advantage of the hotel’s free WiFi, sauna, gym, hot tub, pool, and spa (for no additional charge!). What’s not to love?
About Shuttle Direct:
If you’re looking for the safest and most convenient way to reach your accommodation from Ibiza Airport, you’ve come to the right place: Shuttle Direct, one of the leading transport services in Europe and North Africa, is here to make your shared or private ride from the airport to your hotel as short and sweet as possible. Pre-book your ride on its user-friendly website today!