Hippy chic and jet-set allure
Although it's renowned as a party island, Ibiza's white sands, quiet countryside, high-end restaurants and trendy beach clubs have also attracted visitors in search of a luxury beach break.
Head to the northern half of the island for a laid-back atmosphere - you'll find whitewashed seaside villages and gorgeous sandy coves backed by pine trees. The south is where the island really comes alive. It’s home to the capital, Ibiza Town – spend an afternoon exploring its UNESCO-listed old quarter. It sits on a hill and offers up fantastic views across the bay to Playa d'en Bossa.
Ibiza's little sister, Formentera, is also worthy of a day trip. It's a short ferry ride away and boasts some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean – all gleaming white sands and glass-clear waters. Come lunchtime, retreat to one of the barefoot-chic restaurants for fresh seafood and a chilled white wine.
Flight time from the UK to Ibiza is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Ibiza’s weather is classic Mediterranean, with warm, sunny summers and mild temperatures the rest of the year. May is when the holiday season kicks off in earnest, reaching the mid-20s and climbing towards 30°C for the hottest months of July and August.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.