Ibiza & Mallorca

WHY VISIT IBIZA & MALLORCA?

Visit Ibiza for stunning beaches, gourmet food and a nightlife like no other. Have amazing drinks, dance and party until the sun comes up night after night. Head inland from the beaches for the wellness, yoga and detox retreats. If you have kiddies or want a more low-key, relaxing scene, then head to Mallorca which is home to beautiful beaches and tasty restaurants too. There is nightlife on the island, but it doesn’t require glow in the dark body paint. 

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WHERE TO STAY IN IBIZA?

The best, most convenient place to stay is anywhere in the south, close to the Salinas. There are lots of amazing accommodations in the center and north part of the island, but keep in mind that these places are isolated and you’ll end up driving 30+ minutes for food, drinks and activities.

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Map of Ibiza and Mallorca in Spain

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La Granja ($$$$$) Bohemian farmhouse on gorgeous organic farm. Understated luxury, farm-to-table seminars and sunset mescal rituals.

Atzaro ($$$$) Nestled amid orange and lemon trees, this farmhouse hideaway has a peaceful pool, spa and amazing breakfast buffet. Located in countryside. 

Can Curreu ($$$$) Love white stone buildings and horses? Equestrian center on site, along with hot tub, pools and Turkish baths. Centrally located luxury. 

Hacienda Na Xamena ($$$$) Perched on a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Ultra luxury with three pools and sleek, contemporary decor. Located in north of island. 

Ca Na Xica ($$$) Organic breakfast, white walls, minimalist pool. Each room has a terrace or balcony. In north-east part of island. 

Boutique Hostal Salinas ($$$) Located in a nature reserve and close to the island’s best beaches, restaurants and clubs. Run by a DJ and a chef, unpretentious and ultra cool digs.  

WHERE TO EAT IN IBIZA?

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Amante ($$$) Beach club and restaurant carved into a cliff overlooking the ocean with phenomenal desserts, simply cooked mains and creative drinks. Don’t miss this scene!

La Oliva ($$$) In the heart of Ibiza Town, outdoor dining on a charming cobblestone street. Enjoy the lobster linguine, tuna tartar, burrata with tomato and basil.

Bambuddha ($$) Lots of bamboo, this fun spot has a temple-like setting. Go for dim sum and curry.

Cicale ($$) Local, organic and healthy Italian food. Don’t miss the pasta: gnocchi, tagliatelle and ravioli. Located in countryside, middle of island.

Es Torrent ($$) Rustic beachside spot with tons of great seafood and paellas. Ask about the fresh fish and lobster.

Ex Xarco ($$) Low key, family run beachside restaurant famous for its ham and fresh shrimp. 

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Ibiza Beaches

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN IBIZA?

Clubs. Where else? There are of course tons of mellow bars, but you’re in Ibiza. Go big or go home. Check the clubbing party calendar here.

Heart ($$$) More mellow club  with amazing Cirque de Soleil collaboration. 

Pacha ($$$) One of the most well known clubs on the island.  

Ushuaia ($$$) Open air club with daytime drinks.  

Amnesia ($$) Go to experience the foam parties. Huge club with famous parties, Cocoon and Cream. 

DC10 ($$) Right next to airport and the best underground house music. 

Sunset Ashram ($$) Start out the night by watching the sunset on this boho beach bar. Great low key way to start the night. 

WHERE TO STAY IN MALLORCA?

If you want to be near the center of action, stay anywhere near Palma. Otherwise, head for the countryside. Deia is a bohemian and glam hilltop village in the northeast part of the island that’s not to be missed.

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Cap Rocat ($$$$$) Some of the most luxurious digs in Mallorca are in a converted military fortress. Incredible snacks and sunset views from the daybeds. Jump off the hotel rocks to swim in the ocean.

Belmond La Residencia ($$$$) Luxury and stunning views of Mallorca’s mountains and valleys. Spot has two pools, hot tub and lots of style. 20 minute walk from beach and near artsy village of Deia. 

Can Simoneta ($$$$) Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean and 5 minute walk to the beach. Gardens, hot tub and swimming, swimming pool in barefoot bohemia surroundings.

Puro Oasis Urbano ($$$) In Palma’s historic quarter, this hip hotel has lots of white and neutral tones, a roof deck pool and relaxing lounge music

Finca Son Gener ($$) Contemporary, stylish retreat in Mallorca’s countryside with gorgeous outdoor pools, indoor pool, saunas and a decadent breakfast. 

Hotel Tres ($$) Amazing value to stay in the heart of Mallorca. Splash around the rooftop pool and take in the clean, minimalist decor. 

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Mallorca Landscapes

WHERE TO EAT IN MALLORCA?

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Puro Beach ($$$) Chic beach club with amazing Asian-inspired options for lunch and dinner. The views!! On the south coast, 15 minutes drive outside Palma. 

Flanigan ($$) Watch the boats in the marina from your table as you tuck into paella, grilled fish and gazpacho. Local institution

Las Terrazas ($$) Relaxed, down to earth beach club 10 minutes outside of Palma with honest food.  

La Bóveda ($$) Tasty tapas in Palma in an unfussy setting. 

Fibonachi Pan ($) Artisanal coffee, fluffy pastries and organic sandwiches. 

Heladeria C’an Miquel ($) Best ice cream on the island. Devour the tea and basil flavors, and sample the many kinds of chocolate. 

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN MALLORCA?

Marchica ($$$) White building with black lights, neon and strong cocktails. 

Portixol Hotel Bar ($$) Design hotel and fun bar right outside Palma. Come during the daytime for poolside drinks or at night for the lively bar scene. Retro Mediterranean decor.  

Opio Bar ($$) Noisy lounge bar @ Puro Hotel.

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR  IBIZA & MALLORCA?

Most scenic shots of Mallorca @mallorca_tips

Panoramic beach shots @mallorcamagic

Ushuaiai music @ushuaiaibiza

Pacha music @pachaofficial

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Mallorca Architecture

HOW TO GET TO  IBIZA & MALLORCA?

If you’re coming from the U.S., fly into into Barcelona or Madrid for the best flight connections via EasyJet and RyanAir. Flight time is 30 minutes to an hour. There is also a regular ferry service from BarcelonaIf you’re already in Europe and its between May and September, check EasyJet and RyanAir and most major European carriers (we’re look at you, British Airways) as well. There daily non-stop flights from almost all major European cities. Skyscanner.net is the best search engine to find local flights from Europe.  

HOW TO GET AROUND  IBIZA & MALLORCA?

Both islands have taxis and public transport, but unless you have loads of time and patience, rent a car. You’ll make the most of your time on the islands and get to access all the remote, pretty beaches.

BEST ITINERARIES FOR IBIZA & MALLORCA?

Check out these awesome itineraries from Travel Honey’s savvy traveler contributors.