Ibiza Family Holiday: How to Enjoy Ibiza with Kids

Ibiza Family Holiday

Ibiza is a wonderful family destination. The island may have a reputation as a party hot spot, but there is so much more to discover. From beaches with amazing beach clubs to hidden coves, natural parks, entertainment parks, hiking trails, bohemian markets and more. The list goes on and on. Ibiza is a safe destination, it’s beautiful, it’s fun and you just can’t go wrong taking the kids to this stunning Balearic island in Spain. This blog is all about family holidays to Ibiza. Keep reading if you want to learn more about a trip to Ibiza with kids.

Best areas to stay for families

Family activities in Ibiza - Santa Eulalia Beach
Sunset at Santa Eulalia Beach. Credit: Frank Lammel on Flickr

No matter where you stay, Ibiza is a wonderful place to be with kids. If you’re asking us what is the best area, we’d say look for a villa on the Eastern side of the island in resort towns such as Santa Eulalia, Cala Llonga, San Antonio Bay and Portinax.

Things to do

1. Sand, sea & sun: beach fun!

things to do in Ibiza with kids
Sun, sea & sand. Credit: Tiomax80 on Flickr

There are plenty of paradise-like beaches and coves to explore around the island of Ibiza. Playa d’en Bossa is a perfect family beach with soft white sand, shallow waters and water sports. Cala Tarida is another great beach to take the kids. Cotton Beach Club Ibiza is located at this beach on the west coast of Ibiza. Santa Eulalia is another one of our favourites with her lovely promenade. It’s also great fun to go on a beach hunt discovering secret coves with beautiful views such as Punta Galera or S’Estanyol. Want to stay near Ibiza Town? Talamanca doesn’t disappoint either.

2. Let’s go back to the 70ties: visit the hippie markets

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Hippie Market Ibiza. Credit: Ronald Saunders on Flickr

Everyone loves the laidback bohemian vibes at the colourful hippie markets in Ibiza. The biggest one is Las Dalias. It’s a wonderful place to be for any shopaholic mother but also the kids will love to stroll around here with nothing but good vibes, music, laughter and other kids to play with.

Las Dalias Ibiza
Saturdays from 10 am and Sundays from 11 am

3. Sunday Drummers at Benirras Beach

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Sunday drummers at Bernirras Beach. Credit: Carlos Matilla on Flickr

Let’s stay in the hippie vibe. Every Sunday you can join a drum circle on Benirras Beach around sunset time. The first time this event happened was back in August 1991 when musicians gathered to protest the Gulf War. This day is known as ‘the day of the drums’. Today, this weekly event still takes place and everyone can join in. Great fun for kids and adults!

4. Acrobosc Adventure Park

Adventure park in Ibiza
Acrobosc Adventure Park Ibiza. Credit: acrobosc on Instagram

If your kids are into outdoor fun, you have to visit Acrobosc Adventure Park. You’ll be looking at the world from high treetops, ziplining from platform to platform in the forest. This adventure playground is located just 100 metres from Cala Pada. There are 3 different circuits with platforms ranging from 2 to 6 metres high. There are 20 ziplines and 49 obstacles in total. Kids as little as 3 years old can join in for a wonderful day of family fun.

Acrobosc Adventure Park
Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm

5. Aquarium Cap Blanc

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Aquarium inside a natural cave. Credit: aquariumcapblanc on Instagram

Aquarium Cap Blanc is located in San Antonio and it is quite a unique place as it is set within a large cave. There are 5 openings allowing seawater to enter the cave, making it a perfect natural habitat for all kinds of sea creatures. Aquarium Cap Blanc also has a rehabilitation centre for sea turtles.

Aquarium Cap Blanc
Opens from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m in the summertime. During wintertime, it is open on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00.

6. Descend into the Can Marça Caves

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The beautiful Can Marca Caves in Ibiza. credit: dimitra.papadopoulou.777 on Instagram

Enter the world of stalagmites and stalactites in Can Marça Caves. A wonderful place that is beautiful and interesting. The tour ends with a fantastic light and music show inside the cave. In the old days, these caves were also used by smugglers to store contraband and you can still see marks they left inside to find their way in and out of the caves.

7. Daytrip to Formentera Island

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The lighthouse on Formentera Island in Ibiza. Credit: Jerome Bon on Flickr.

Formentera is a stunning little island located just a 30-45 minute boat ride away from Ibiza. On the island you can go hiking, cycling, discovered unspoiled white sand beaches and visit a lighthouse. All and all, it makes up for a lovely day out with the family.

Related: Ibiza Boat Trips

8. Ride a jeep

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Credit: ibizajeepsafari on Instagram

Kids will love and so will you. Explore hidden beaches and rough, remote areas in the north of Ibiza by jeep. With the wind in your hair, surrounded by nature, this is a great adventure for families with kids from 6 years old. You will stop at viewpoints and you can take the most amazing family photos.

Where to eat with kids in Ibiza

Carla Bonita
Lovely Carla Bonita.Credit: cala.bonita.ibiza on Instagram

We can highly recommend you to go have lunch at Carla Bonita. This lovely cafe has a large terrace for alfresco dining to the view of the ocean. There are games for the kids to play and they can go play on the shore while mom and dad share a bottle of wine, keeping a watching eye from a safe distance. On Sundays, there are kids’ activities. Oh, and the food is great, too! Do stick around for sunset drinks after lunch and prepare to get stunned.

Where to stay with kids

We have no doubt, that a villa is the best option for families in Ibiza. Private, clean, safe and comfortable with a kitchen, garden, living room, air-conditioned bedrooms and not to forget a private swimming pool. Experience the true island lifestyle with your loved ones. It’ll be unforgettable.

Villa Can Koby

Ibiza Family Holiday

With a stay at Villa Can Koby, you get a modern Mediterranean home surrounded by greenery in beautiful and family-friendly Santa Eulalia. Cala Llonga beach is nearby and the villa has 2 swimming pools in the garden of which 1 has shallow water for the little ones. Villa Can Koby has 4 bedrooms, there are outdoor and indoor places for relaxation and dining and the villa has a BBQ. Feel welcome.

Villa Salem

family-friendly villas in Ibiza

Villa Salem is a large 5 bedroom luxury retreat located in a nature reserve in the north of Ibiza. A great place for families who love to be surrounded by unspoiled greenery and peacefulness. The villa boasts a large saltwater swimming pool and it has its own vegetable garden. Kids can freely run around and play on the green grass and you can all gather for a scrumptious lunch outside on the dining terrace. The inside living spaces are styled traditionally with bright colours and wood ceiling beams. There is a fireplace and a cozy TV nook. A perfect family holiday retreat in Ibiza.

Villa Islamorada

Villa Islamorada

Set within a traditional Finca with bohemian interiors and a lush Mediterranean garden, Villa Islamorada is a charmer! The villa is located in the countryside just 1,5 km from the town of Santa Eulalia. In the garden glistens a big swimming pool with sunbeds on the manicured green grass lawn. There is a sunny BBQ terrace for afternoon family gatherings and there is a comfortable living room style elegantly topped off with modern amenities. Villa Islamorada has 4 air-conditioned bedrooms.

Are you travelling to Ibiza with kids for a memorable family holiday? Contact our reservation team now to find the perfect family villa.