With the upcoming Ibiza opening parties this week, Ibiza is a more popular destination amongst a young crowd than ever. But we are talking about a very diverse island with a lot of things to offer. So if you already booked your family vacation or you are considering to discover the Mediterranean waters during this time, have a look at our top things to do – the guide to a family friendly Ibiza. And if you just prefer to hang out on the beach, have a look at the best beaches of the island.
FAMILY FRIENDLY IBIZA ACTIVITIES
Kids love myths and legends, so why not visit the most famous one in Ibiza – Es Vedra. There are many stories about this beautiful landmark rising out oft he sea at the west- coast. Legend says it’s the home of the Sirens who tried to smash the boat of Odysseus. Others say it’s the third magentic point in the world and a hotspot for UFOs. No matter what we believe in, it’s a magical place for sure and a nice spot to take your kids to. Best time to embrace Es Vedra is for sunset of course.
OPEN AIR CINEMA
This is typical Ibiza, probably one of a few places in the world where you can get your own private cinema to your holiday villa. You decide on the movie and enjoy a great family evening without leaving your house, either indoors or outdoors. You’ll get the whole set up including a popcorn machine with unlimited popcorn. And if you want to add more to the night, you can get a private chef for some delicious finger food while watching your favorite movie.
What would Ibiza be without the hippie markets? Children always like the colorful markets with their live music, bright clothes and accessories. Our favorite is Saturdays in Las Dalias close to the pretty village San Carlos. If you can’t make it on a Saturday, there is another market in Es Canar (Punta Arabi) and your kids will love it.
DAYTRIP TO FORMENTERA
If you are looking for crystal clear waters for the children to swim and snore in – Take a boat to Formentera: Although you can take regular ferries to Formentera for 25 euro or less, if you have the means, take a boat out to this beautiful island 30 minutes away with the clearest water you will ever see. Boat charters for the day will take you to beautiful swimming coves in the Mediterranean before dropping you at Formentera for lunch. For more ideas, check our guide for Formentera with children.
FAMILY FRIENDLY IBIZA RESTAURANTS
The glorious beach-side restaurant Amante offers a breathtaking sea view combined with great food. Check their special offers, they arrange a movie night occasionally which is a great experience for the whole family. Sitting on comfy bean bags you can enjoy a very special movie night under the stars. They also offer a kids menu which is a big plus.
This beautiful Italian restaurant is located in Marina Botafoch with a nice backdrop of Ibiza’s old town Dalt Vila. Il Giardinetto is one of the most well-known restaurants in Ibiza and open for 17 years now. The family business serves traditional dishes of Italian cuisine as well as a large variety of pizzas. Overall Il Giardinetto offers fantastic Italian cuisine in a charming courtyard with a little kids’ area you will have a nice family dinner at.
This pretty Italian restaurant serves an excellent wood fired oven pizza your children will just love. Cicale used to be a typical Ibicencan finca that was transformed in this romantic place by an Italian couple. Everything is fresh and organic, nastily out of their own vegetable garden. Besides the pizza, they offer a nice menu including homemade pasta and fresh seafood.
Heading to Bambuddha means experiencing a taste of Thailand in a beautiful balinese- setting. You will forget that you are in the Ibiza countryside and will dive into another world. It’s a colorful and exciting atmosphere for children and the sharing style menu is great for family gatherings. They also offer a beautiful outside dining area beneath the moonlight.
FAMILY FRIENDLY IBIZA VILLAS
Villa Dulce is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa located on the hill of Benimussa overlooking the sea. It has a lovely living area that opens up to an outdoor dinning with very impressive sunset sea views. It’s the ideal holiday home for families and friends surrounded by a mature garden and a very peaceful feeling.
Villa Charme is a beautiful contemporary 9 bedroom finca perfect for families surrounded by the wonderful countryside. Situated in the heart of the island this villa will involve you in a peaceful environment, perfect to relax and enjoy the most authentic Ibiza soul.
This modern contemporary villa is completely enclosed in tropical gardens, – an idylic retreat for the whole family to relax and enjoy a break in the sun. With an outdoor cinema, ping-pong table, football table and gym, this amazing property has something for the entire family. A great location – Villa Ana is just a short drive to Ibiza city centre and the popular beaches of the South.
Situated in Jesus within 5 minutes of Ibiza Town this spacious modern villa is surrounded by lovely lawns and excellent chill in area. There are large terraces to dine on or simply chill out. The large pool is ideal for all with balinese beds and lawns for the children to play on. Inside it is again very spacious with crisp clean lines, plenty of light streaming in from outside and all your expected mod cons. Villa Sigu is a wonderful villa for all your family and friends.
Our Concierge Service
No doubt Ibiza can be a little intimidating and with sky-high prices and worn out locals, so it’s always nice to have someone you knows the system and can help with your questions and needs. We will take care of everything from reservations, to chefs to babysitters in eight different languages and reasonably priced chauffeur driven cars. Have a look at our range of client experiences we can offer to you.