Welcome to Ibiza
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our massive range of Ibiza Cruise & Stay Holidays. With a massive choice of cruise lines to sail with as well as our Smart Packages featuring FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Ibiza providing you with the perfect base from which to explore all that this fascinating city has to offer.
With our Ibiza Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
During the daytime you can spend your time relaxing on the beautiful beaches or sipping refreshing cocktails in laid back beachside bars. A short ferry trip to Formentera rewards visitors with Caribbean-like beaches, white sandy stretches and turquoise waters.
The old town of Ibiza gives the resort a historic charm and you’ll enjoy wandering the cobbled streets and stopping to admire the magnificent coastal views from the ramparts.
Off the coast of the island there are exceptional diving and snorkelling opportunities, or if you just want to sit back and enjoy the coastal views then there are a multitude of boat tours to choose from.
As the sun goes down you’ll take delight in seeing the famous Ibiza sunset first hand. Better still, book a table in one of the fantastic coastal restaurants and you can enjoy the view as a backdrop to an exceptional meal.
If you’re seeking a cruise and stay holiday with a difference, a pre or post cruise stay in Ibiza is certainly going to give you that. Read our full travel guide below to learn more about what this island has to offer.
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Things to do in Ibiza
Ibiza is a great place to go diving with a variety of dive sites just off the coast of the island…
Some of the most popular dive sites include Don Pedro, a formidable shipwreck which rests 26 metres below the surface. If you head to Don Pequeno you can see the rock which was responsible for sinking it as it left the port of Ibiza! Don Pequeno also offers a chance to see a great variety of marine life as does The Lighthouse, which is a sunken beacon once used to warn passing ships of the shallow reef.
A wide variety of boat tours and yacht charters are available from Ibiza…
Depending on your budget there’s the chance to enjoy everything from a hedonistic boat party to a luxurious and exclusive private catamaran charter.
Formentera is a beautiful island just off the coast of Ibiza and if you head down to the harbour of Ibiza you can easily catch a ferry to go over and explore it…
Many choose to visit purely because of the beaches which wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean with their white sand and crystal clear waters.
Ibiza Dalt Vila
Take some time to explore the narrow, winding cobblestone streets of Ibiza’s old town where there are magnificent views from the high ramparts and the sweeping terraces at each level…
Ibiza Dalt Vila
There are two entrances to Dalt Vila (upper town) which are the main entrance up a dramatic slope and over a drawbridge through the Portal de Ses Taules with statues carved from Roman stone on either side. Then there’s the entrance via Portal Nou which has a more gradual ascent.
Quad and Buggy Excursions
See Ibiza by buggy as you fly through the Ibizan countryside, breath-taking cliffs and stunning areas of natural beauty…
Quad and Buggy Excursions
For three hours, get your adrenaline pumping and make it a trip to remember. Made for the thrill seekers amongst you, it really is a unique and fun way to see Ibiza sights.
Las Salinas Salt Flats
One of Ibiza’s most famous beaches, Las Salinas is a wonderful stretch of golden sand…
Las Salinas Salt Flats
Teamed with salty water, the sea which reaches the Las Salinas shore is easy to stay afloat on. There’ll be no need to travel to Egypt’s Red Sea to experience the weird euphoria when Ibiza is only 2 hours away.
Throughout Ibiza there are various markets bursting with creative buys exclusive to the Ibiza streets…
From jam to shawls to ceramics, there really is something for everyone. Various markets run every day throughout the season, with special Christmas markets available from mid-December. The only thing you need to worry about is how you’re going to fit it all in your suitcase.
This magical rock island sits 2km off Ibiza’s west coast…
Known amongst the locals as a mystical area the island is uninhabited and comes with numerous stories and myths. From being the home of the sirens referenced in Homer’s Odyssey to Es Vedra’s limestone being used to build the Pyramids. It really could be another Wonder of the World.
Restaurants in Ibiza
Amante Beach Club and Restaurant
Thanks to its location set into the cliff above Sol d’en Serra beach, Amante rewards diners with a pretty spectacular view. As a beach club, Amante is somewhere you can relax on the loungers as the day passes you by, or why not take a dip in the pool whilst savouring a delicious lunch paired with a refreshing glass of wine.
Can Caus is a wonderfully unpretentious restaurant that has a rustic charm. The ingredients for the dishes are all sourced from their very own farms and the result is a menu which is traditional and wholesome. If you’re with friends or family, try the cheese and charcuterie sharing board to start and when making your reservation be sure to request an outdoor table as the terrace is lovely.
You’ll find Sunset Ashram on the headland which divides Cala Conta beach into two bays. It’s a great place to grab a snack and a drink in between sunbathing sessions and it’s also a superb place for a more filling lunch and dinner. The food is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Indian and Thai that makes the most of local ingredients.
Located by the Marina, this is a great spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Specialising in organic, raw and vegan food (but also serving meat) the produce is all as locally sourced as possible. Breakfast options are available until 2pm and include croissants, pancakes, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
Nagai is a contemporary sushi and sake bar. The atmosphere here is low-key and diners can choose from a table in the candlelit courtyard which is decorated with ancient olive trees or in one of the unique interior rooms. The ingredients used are all organic and there are plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians too.
Come day or night, Nikki Beach is the place to be seen. It attracts visitors and locals alike who wish to spend a glamorous afternoon or evening experiencing the award-winning restaurant, stylish cabana bar, luxuriously plush oversized sunbeds and the prime beachside location. Make sure to put on your most glam swimsuit and accessories and head here to enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst listening to some of the world’s top DJ’s.
Possibly the most famous nightclub in the world, Pacha has been open for 40 years and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The crowd it welcomes differs each evening depending on the music being played, but it attracts people from all walks of life from teenagers having their first rite of passage holiday without the parents to celebrities and those who are habitual Ibiza visitors that are mad about the music.
Like Pacha, Amnesia is another nightclub which needs no introduction. Its status is legendary and it lays claim to the creation of the ‘Balearic Beat’. The venue was once a farmhouse which dated back to the 18th century, today however the story is very different as the two huge rooms are packed with up to 5,000 dancing people every night.
If you’re looking for ambience, La Bodega has it in droves. Whether you’re seeking a street side cafe, restaurant or bar – this venue is all of them rolled into one. Located at the foot of the old town it’s a great place to grab a bite to eat or a drink before or after a stroll around this historic part of the city.
Run by the highly acclaimed mixologist, Charles Vexenat, Bar 1805 combines French flair with the artistic soul of Ibiza. Make sure to try their signature cocktail called The Green beast which is a blend of absinthe, cucumber and lime.
Events in Ibiza
May Festival Santa Eulalia
A local legend suggests that hundreds of years ago the roof of the church at the top of the hill in Santa Eulalia collapsed, yet none of the congregation was killed. Homage is paid to this miraculous event every year with floral displays, parades of horse-drawn carriages and fireworks.
Club Opening and Closing Parties
Ibiza is known for the legendary start and end of season parties. No matter which you choose to go for, you’ll still find the same sense of hedonism as like-minded revellers are either getting into the swing of things for the season ahead or intend to make the most of their last hurrah as the season draws to a close.