Post by: Catherine Lavinia


The Balearics Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Just off the east coast off the mainland, the Balearics offer alternatives for fans of Spanish sojourns. Lined with blue flag beaches and excellent amenities, the Balearics are a short haul paradise for every type of traveller.

Photo from Google Image / Catherine Lavinia

Photo from Google Image / Catherine Lavinia

Previously recognised as an escape aimed predominantly at adults, recent renovations have made the island of Ibiza far more child friendly. Parks have been erected, mini train rides have been organised, and areas outside of San Antonio are now prepared for parents’ needs as well as couples and young singles.

Promising 300 days of sun each year, summer holidays in Ibiza offer visitors temperatures of up to 30 degrees C and over. Those travelling with youngsters will need to avoid direct sunshine at midday, while all travellers are advised to wear suitable sun lotion, protecting against both UVA and UVB rays.

Doing things your way on Ibiza holidays has never been easier. Despite the recent improvements to many resorts across the island, San Antonio still welcomes clubbing fanatics with open arms. Live gigs and the 24/7 clubbing scene are still well and truly buzzing – an ideal choice of destination for die-hard party rockers who want let their hair down and enjoy some vibrant nights on the tiles.

Photo from Google Image / Catherine Lavinia

In complete contrast Es Cana is one of the calmer holidays in Ibiza. Although a relatively large resort, Es Cana remains perfectly peaceful, with a good selection of amenities including bars, restaurants and safe shorelines. Those travelling with children, or couples looking for a laid-back break, will find Es Cana a suitable sojourn base. Alternatively, Cala Llonga is a particularly tranquil Ibizan escape.

Somewhere in the middle? Playa d’en Bossa gets it spot on, with neon nightlife, long stretches of gorgeous sands, and plenty of eateries and bars suitable for all the family.

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