Ibiza, The Island of Contrasts
Ibiza, or the’ White Island’ as it is also referred to, was once only known as a paradise for hedonism with its super clubs that appealed to a party people clientele. However, in recent years Ibiza revealed that it is so much more than a byword for excess. For those who truly know Ibiza, it offers a wealth of history, culture, gastronomy, bars, beaches and so much more. This makes it an ideal place to buy a property as a second holiday home.
Ibiza Offers a Wide Range of Options, from Cheap Apartments to Luxury Villas
In recent times Ibiza has evolved to become perhaps the most fashionable of the Balearic Islands. It now attracts a much more diverse audience that ranges from international jet setters, to families and to couples young and old. Many would in fact argue that Ibiza is now The most fashionable place on the Med ! The Island has become a year-round destination with a growing population of permanent ex-pat residents. With this rise in popularity Ibiza has become an attractive proposition for property investors and those considering another life or retirement in the sun. So for those looking to buy their very own piece of Ibiza real estate there is a very wide range of properties options to choose from, including cheap villas, luxury villa , apartments, cottages and mansions for sale. The Ibiza property market is most definitely heating up with prices already going up on prestige properties but there is still properties to suit most budgets for those who wish to enjoy the beauty of the White Island and all that it has to offer.
Highlights of Ibiza
Looking beyond the nightlife hubs of Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio, the real Ibiza is an Island of many contrasts. Despite the many thousands of tourists that descend on Ibiza each year the Island has retained much of its traditional charm. Even the Island’s capital Ibiza Town and the UNESCO protected site of the Old Town of Dalt Vila, has remained authentic Ibizan.
The island of Ibiza offers an arid island landscape that is breath-takingly beautiful, dotted with traditional fincas, and almond trees that bloom white during winter months. The interior of the Island remains relatively undeveloped with peaceful quaint Ibizan hamlets such as San Rafael and San Miquel. The northern tip of the island is pine cloaked with a very unspoilt, ragged, remote and wild feel. Whilst in contrast, the south east coast offers the glamour of an array of high-end hotspots such as chic rustic restaurants and cosmopolitan upmarket beach clubs located on a picture-perfect shoreline and is the chosen destination for many celebrities and the super-rich.
Ibiza is home to over 80 beaches and dozens of tiny coves and is said to boast some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean! Many of these beaches even rival those of the Caribbean with stretches of stunning white sand and lagoon-like shimmering clear turquoise waters.
Ibiza, The Island for All Tastes and Budgets
Ibiza offers a wealth of hotels, holiday villas and apartments for all tastes and budgets from basic Ibiza accommodation to high end opulence. In fact, Ibiza is home to some of the most stylish hotels in the Mediterranean. These include the five-star Nobu Ibiza Bay which is an upmarket luxury hotel set in the beautiful and very tranquil Talamanca Bay. The Nobu Ibiza is famed for its superb cuisine in four restaurants and its spa. For a livelier experience, the Hard Rock Hotel Playa d’en Bossa brings the luxe factor to Ibiza’s top party beach whilst retaining a laid-back clubby vibe set in opulent surroundings.
Ibiza is also very well known for its love of good food. The Island is home to a diverse culinary offering ranging from traditional Ibizan rustic cooking to international Michelin starred chefs. There is no shortage of dining options concentrated near the beaches, in the countryside, in small villages and especially the old town of Ibiza and at a range of prices.