Ibiza Family Travel Guide
Ibiza plays host to tens of thousands of families every year as this is an island paradise with warm water, safe Mediterranean beaches and lots of attractions especially for kids of all ages. No doubt as the press report here are lots of clubbers, but you can easily avoid them and keep the kids amused all day long! Or if you are brave enough, you may venture out for a night of dancing with your older-young-adult kids!
Family days out and attractions in Ibiza
See the island trip by car or mini-train as it is only 45 km long and 25 km wide; you can see most of it easily in just one day leaving lots of time for the real fun stuff that kids love! Adventure and fun! Obviously a family holiday at Ibiza means enjoying the gorgeous Mediterranean beaches and water sports, but there’s so much more on offer. There are lots of adventures from mini-trains, play parks and medieval castles awaiting you and your family’s discovery.
Do see San Antonio Bay and Cala Llonga which offer great beaches and then when the kids have had their fill of swimming in the sea, there are trampolines, climbing frames and best of all lots of space to burn off all of that energy kids are so famous for! Best of all, parents can relax as the entire area is fenced off making it a safe haven for families!
Tenpin bowling, a rodeo bull, trampolines and crazy golf are all available at The Bowling Centre in Playa d'en Bossa – guaranteed to keep everyone happy all day long; or split the activities up and spend another day playing together!
The Aguamar Water Park in Playa d'en Bossa is popular with an assortment of slides and pools to splash about and play in.
How about a visit to Ibiza Town's Medieval Castle of Dalt Vila? Everyone knows that children are fascinated by this old world era of knights, battles, hidden passageways and lots of tunnels If you are lucky enough to visit in May, do stop and see the annual Medieval Fair!
Do take a boat trip as it’s a lovely way to travel and see the sights from nearby beaches, towns and Hippy Markets.
Child friendly accommodation and places to stay in Ibiza
The summer season is always busy, especially between August 1st and September 15th, as this is also the high season for young clubbers. Of course this time of year is also very popular with families because of school holidays, no worries though; as it is just a question of choosing the right resort. Stay away from San Antonio, Ibiza Town, the Jet apartments near Bora Bora and Space in Playa d'en Bossa as they are full of youngsters who party all night. For the rest of the year it’s a safe bet that families, young people and everyone will get on just fine!
Check out these family friendly resorts: Santa Eulalia, Es Cana, Portinatx, Cala Vadella, Cala Llonga, San Antonio Bay as they are terrific and kids of all ages are most welcome. Do look at their websites as this is the best way to gage what facilities each of the resorts have which may be of particular interest to your family! For example, the El Greco Apartments in Portinatx, has it’s very own water park and water slides!
Family restaurants and local cuisine
Every kind of food to suit all tastes is on offer here; from Chinese restaurants to traditional Spanish flavours with Al Fresco and terrace dining the norm…there is no excuse for not enjoying the delicious flavours of the region.
Ibiza Restaurant S'Avaradero - Simple Spanish food at its best with fresh fish, shellfish, paellas, pastas and pizzas to delight the fussiest of children’s palettes!
Ibiza Restaurant Rincon de Pepe - The locals dine here all day long, so you must stop by and try a traditional tapis!
Finally; although the beaches are the main draw card for family holidays, do hire a car and discover the splendid scenery of the interior of the island. The north of the island is home to some very sheer drops which can be rather daunting as you drive past; very close to the edge! But; what a view!