Just back from my our trip to Ibiza. We didn’t really know what to expect as there is a lot of hype around the island but we were blow away by it. Not only is there night life but Ibiza has so much to offer. We had such a great time we will definitely be back next summer. Here’s what you need to know…
Ryanair, Iberia, Air France and British Airways offer flights from Dublin to Ibiza. We booked our flights for the May bank holiday in the first week of January 2018 and to fly from Dublin it cost 185 euro. From London Stansted it cost me £100 to fly with Ryanair. It is the only airport that flies directly to Ibiza. Easy Jet, British Airways, Norwegian Airways and Air France also fly to Ibiza.
Ibiza Airport is located 21km from the centre of Ibiza taking just 30 minutes by car. We split a taxi between two of us so it worked out at 10 euro each to get to our accommodation. Alternatively, bus number 10 runs between the airport and Ibiza Town, also taking 30 minutes and costing from €4.20* for a single fare. Bus 9 operates to San Antonio, taking 45 minutes and costing €4*. Taxis and car hire are also available while a regular ferry crossing from Ibiza Town to Formentera takes 45 minutes and costs €17.50*.
We stayed in the Marina of Ibiza which is located directly across from the Old Town in an apartment block called Boas De Ibiza.. We had the option of staying in a Villa or a hotel but as there was 7 of us so we opted for an Airbnb instead. I couldn’t recommend this place more. The location was so accessible to everything. It was just a short 10 minute walk from the old town and more importantly a 5 minute walk from Pacha Ibiza. If we needed to travel further out we used a Taxi company called Radio Taxi which were always very prompt in their pick ups. Here are 3 numbers you can reach them on 971 800 080 / 971 398 483 / 971 343 764.
Eating & Drinking
The food options are endless in Ibiza. We never had a bad meal. We usually started our day with breakfast in the Marina with a table over looking the Old Town in Cappucino. The view was picture perfect. The high-speed boats whizzing by reminded me a little of the Bond movies. We also went to another lovely spot called Passion Expect breakfast pancakes and delicious smoothie bowls! These restaurants are located right beside the apartment complex.
If you like rose and long lunches on the beach El Chiringuito is the place to go. We spent our first day here, it was bliss! We finished our day off sipping sangria in their cabanas. There are so many great places to go to. I am going to list the “Must Do’s” of Ibiza below.
Our best and last meal was in Bambuddha. This is an Asian Tapas style cuisine. Speak no more this place is amazing! Here is a list below of some other great restaurants.
We took a boat from the old town to the island of Formentera and stayed there for the day. The beaches there were amazing with gorgeous clear blue water. You can rent bikes and cycle the island. You can also go snorkling. Check out the Blue Bar f0r a lively evening. I would highly recommend visiting the island. It was around 47 euro return.
Here is a list of activities as follows:
Benirras Beach (good for snorkelling and yacht spotting)
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