I’ve recently been away to Ibiza for a 5-day break with my sister and cousin. Before choosing where to go we knew we wanted to do it on a budget, go somewhere warm with a pool and beach nearby and to be all-inclusive. We aren’t party junkies but do love a dance and dressing up so, although it wasn’t our first choice, we found an extremely cheap deal to Ibiza.
To learn what to do in Ibiza if you’re not all about clubbing yet still want to enjoy this extremely beautiful island, keep scrolling.
Boat To Cala Salada
There are lots of beautiful beaches in Ibiza that you can get a quick €9 boat to. From Cala Bassa, Cala Conte and Cala Salada.
We chose Cala Salada simply because it was said to be a less crowded, slightly bigger and had cliffs/rocks you could jump off which we thought would be cool.
The water was so clear, it was stunning and as well as having stripes of sand where you could lie, there were rocks surrounding the water so plenty of space to lay your towel.
I’m not sure if it’s the same for the other beaches but they had people selling cocktails, coconuts to eat/drink from, fruit platters and pastry-looking things to eat.
We’d just eaten a big breakfast back at the hotel but it was definitely somewhere you could take a picnic too and spend the entire day eating, drinkings, sunbathing and swimming until your heart’s content.
To be honest, every beach in Ibiza was beautiful but for the “blue lagoon vibes” you need to go to those beaches mentioned above.
Sunset at Kumharas
I know most people will talk about the amazing Ibiza sunset at Cafe Mambos and it really is stunning there but it’s also really expensive. If you’re staying near San Antonio Bay, you can save paying more than you need to enj0y the gorgeous sunset by going to Kumharas.
It’s such a chilled out vibe with comfy bean bag seating, boutique stores surrounding and the bar is in what seems to be an old lighthouse or windmill. It’s quirky, cute and gives an excellent view of the sunset.
Hippie Market at Es Canar
On Thursday we decided to venture across the other side of the island to a town called Es Canar. It took about 40 minutes by coach and 30 minutes by taxi (on the way back). Before coming to Ibiza I had lots of friends and family saying that we should definitely make time to visit the Hippie Market.
It’s as it sounds: a market that is filled with hippie-esc things like clothing, bags, home accessories, food, beauty products and jewellery.
I ended up buying a salt crystal that can be used as a natural deodorant, to help soothe insect bites and help with sores and cuts from shaving and similar. It cost €10 and is deemed to last 2 years. Let’s see how true that proves. I also bought an all-natural sponge and aloe vera soap – I do love my skincare.
The only thing I’d say is like most things in Ibiza, the products there were pretty expensive but after all, most of it was handcrafted gifts so you expect that. They did some really cool shirts for lads (and girls) wanting some for “shit shirt nights”. Though I think they were around €30 a pop so it depends on your budget.
After the Hippie Market, we spent time around the pool mingling (and taking pictures) with others from our hotel. It was great because almost everyone there was of a similar age group.
Ocean Beach Ibiza
You don’t necessarily have to go to a club but Ibiza is known as a party island so of course, we had to go to at least one. With staying in San Antonio Bay we decided to go to Ocean Beach. That and the music was hip-hop and R&B which is more our music taste.
It only cost €15 for entry as there weren’t any huge names playing, though the DJ was still really good.
Ocean Beach suited us really well as none of us are party animals and with Ocean opening from 12 pm to 11 pm, it meant we could then go to bed at a reasonable time so we weren’t knackered for the boat trip to the beach, the next day.
It’s not like we never stayed up late. We were just sensible when it came to spending by going back nearby our hotel to some of the cool bars, shisha lounges and whatever. We just liked making the most of the daytime in Ibiza as well as the night.
Yes, I like my sleep.
Ibiza was really good. We were able to do both the party side as well as the exploring, enjoy-the-daytime side so it was a win-win. I get that’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it was definitely ours.
Would I Go Back?
Yes but not for a few years. Like I said, the main reason we went to Ibiza was that we got a cheap deal. We were originally looking for Tenerife, Croatia, Lanzarote and similar but because we left booking until so late, they were all extremely expensive.
If I go back, I’d like to experience some more of the nightlife and see an actual artist perform. We’d just missed French Montana and Travis Scott who were there the week before – they would’ve been ace to see.
All in all, we had a great time and I got to have 2 crepes whilst I was there, which if you know me well, you’ll understand that’s all that matters.