Ibiza has everything for the young and old; perhaps the Club scene gets the most publicity but this is an Island where the traditional Mediterranean way of life can be seen in many inland villages, where the pace of life is dead slow and stop.
The result is that those after a peaceful break can go home completely refreshed and those who have clubbed it for a fortnight go home needing a holiday.
Seriously there is something for everyone in Ibiza including the family with a ranged of children, young and not so young.
Of course the first thing a family can do is go to any of the wonderful beaches, and sample several because this is a small island and nowhere is too remote. The beach and some swimming generally amuse children of all ages.
The real young will enjoy the mini-trains which are used for tours in the country or as ferries between resorts and accommodation.
The play areas with bouncy castles are common to every seaside resort in Europe now and Ibiza is no exception; Playa d’en Bossa, Cala Longa and San Antonio Bay are three places to head for.
Ibiza boasts a wide range of water sports for the older children with diving, wind surfing and parasailing being particular favourites. Once again San Antonio Bay is a prime spot but there are many others.
The Water Park at Playa D’en Bossa has proved very popular for a family day out with slides and pools while Portinatx residents of El Greco Apartments have their own.
Karting may be just for the older children but the ten pin bowling centre in Playa d’en Bossa can entertain all the family with other entertainments and refreshments included at the Centre.
A boat trip is always a fun day (see also: Ibiza boat party) out whether a short trip to other beaches or perhaps a longer one to other towns or to the Hippy Market where mum may want to browse will the rst of the family get impatient.
There is fishing of course but there may be a case for dad and older boys fishing off shore while mum and younger daughter look elsewhere for entertainment; there’s plenty.
There is a range of excursions for the family, a little site seeing and culture/ The caves above Puerto de San Miguel have good stalactites for example. The family can drive there or indeed hire a car and see the whole island; it’s only 45km by 25km.
The Aquarium will be advertised throughout the Island. It is just outside San Antonio and includes a rehabilitation centre, often housing turtles injured at sea.
Ibiza likes fireworks, to celebrate just about anything but there are particular festivals in high season in Ibiza Town and San Antonio.
How many things is that? Oh, forgotten something; enjoy youself!