Island Guide: Where to stay in Ibiza

North, South, East or West. Where is the best place to stay in Ibiza?

North West

The north west of the island is blessed with some of the island’s best beaches, imagine crystal clear waters and white sandy shores. Popular beach clubs like Cala Bassa Beach Club and Cotton Beach make this area a real hotspot during the summer months.

Not only renowned for its beaches, this is also the best area from where to enjoy the iconic Ibiza sunset, especially from the famous Sunset Ashram or Hostal La Torre.

The nearby town of San Antonio is a bonus for the younger crowds who might want to enjoy the pool parties and nightlife on offer, visit the sunset strip or have access to multiple watersport activities.

With ease of access to multiple beaches, stunning rental properties and luxury hotels such as 7 Pines and Oku, the north west of the island is a popular area for families and all types of visitors.

North West Ibiza

South West

From the coast of Es Cubells to the hills of San Jose, the south west is home to many of the island’s most impressive properties making it one of the most sought after areas for those seeking a private and luxurious villa stay in Ibiza.

The secluded coves here are where you’ll find some of the island’s best seafood restaurants in Es Torrent, Es Xarcu and Ses Boques, whilst the popular beach of Cala Jondal is home to some of the island’s more fashionable beach clubs such as Blue Marlin and Casa Jondal.

Many of the beaches and restaurants here are easily accessible by boat, making it a favourable option for those that enjoy boating and spending much of their holiday at sea.

South West Ibiza


Whether you’re spending your days at the beach soaking in the sun or dancing the night away at the club, the south is one of the island’s most vibrant areas during the summer months.

The beautiful beaches of Salinas and Es Cavellet are well regarded for their trendy all day beach club options with the likes of El Chiringuito, Jockey Club and Experimental Beach, whilst the nearby Playa den Bossa is famed for its white sanded stretch of busy beach clubs, luxury hotels and major nightclubs in Hi & Ushuaia.

Those less interested in entertainment and crowds will still appreciate the natural beauty of the area, particularly Salinas natural park and the stunning salt flats.

With many luxury hotels and villa rental options within close proximity to many points of interest, the south is certainly one of the most desirable areas to stay in Ibiza.


South East

With the towering Dalt Vila at its centre, the bustling Ibiza Town area is the island’s hub of activity.

Dining and shopping in the quaint streets of the Old Town will appeal to most, particularly at the charming La Oliva and La Dispensa, whilst the more glitzy Marina Ibiza and Botafoch areas offer premium dining and nightlife options like Lio, Cipriani and Pacha.

Luxurious residential areas and 5-star hotels such as Nobu and Destino make this one of the most sought after areas on the island, whilst those that enjoy frequent yacht charters during their holiday are also conveniently close to the main ports.

South East Ibiza

North East

Well regarded as a family friendly part of the island due to its lack of nightlife and selection of more laid-back beaches, the north east is a well rounded area of the island.

Visitors can hang out in style in the peaceful town of Santa Eulalia at the W Hotel or Chiringuito Blue, whilst the lively marina area is great for those interested in boating and watersports.

Well known restaurants like Amante and the beautiful countryside and village of San Carlos are also just a short drive away.

Experience the bohemian side of the island at the Las Dalias and Es Canar Hippy markets or discover the well regarded beach of Cala Nova, home to popular beach clubs like Aiyanna.

North East Ibiza


Mountainous and green, the north of Ibiza is highly thought of for its alternative feel to other more developed parts of the island.

Beautiful beaches run up along the coast, such as Benirras and Cala Xarraca, whilst adventure enthusiasts will enjoy the inland areas, with many hiking and biking trails to be found.

The small villages in the north of Ibiza are calm and offer very little in terms of entertainment but that is made up for with its local authenticity and impressive dining options.

Those looking for a luxurious and calm stay will enjoy Hacienda Na Xamena or the newly opened Six Senses whilst rental properties are mostly remote and surrounded by verdant nature.

North Ibiza


The rural heart of the island is a beautiful area for those looking for an authentic and peaceful stay on the island and one can find many charming hotels amongst the countryside such as Atzaro or Ca Na Xica.

The centre of the island offers a real local and laid-back vibe, especially in the idyllic village of Santa Gertrudis with its selection of charming restaurants, cafes and boutique shops.

In the nearby area of San Lorenzo is where you’ll find some of the most sought after restaurants on the island in La Paloma and Balafia.

Visitors can also enjoy a visit to some of the island’s top local farms and browse the impressive organic produce at Terra Masia and Can Muson. 

Central Ibiza

For more information on all things Ibiza, contact our concierge team for more personalised suggestions on where to stay or visit during your next trip to the island!


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