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Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

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Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

ive decided to take a 1- 2 weeks holiday on ibiza after finals in june but dont want either the san antonio type of holiday or to end up in a family resort, any suggestions on a resort with enough bars and restaurants to keep us happy? ive heard the island is very beautiful in parts and i would ideally be in this part. thanx

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1. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

then take a look at can marquet on this page

ibiza-spotlight.com/hotel-guide/accommodatio…

it's just out of santa gertrudis, a great 'bohemian' village, popular with the locals for dining out, with some nice country bars and restaurants, shops and art galleries.

in the middle of stunning countryside yet only 15 mins by car to ibiza town.

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2. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

Holidaynut,

Wise decision to stay away of San Antonio. Stay in Ibiza Town (or near, Figueretas or Talamanca) and if you can rent a car so you can get to know the whole beautiful island of Ibiza and all it's wonderful beaches, people, culture, places and towns (a must).

If you stay in or close to Ibiza town you'll be close to the best clubs and bars in a completely international scene with great vibes.

Cheers,

Nic

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i'm not so sure about the wisdom of your san antonio advice nic. judging by your stance on our clubbing scene, international vibe blah blah i reckon you may be blinkered in your approach. sure san antonio has a young crowd in the west end, but so what?

it also has some of the best restaurants and bars on the island, great coves and beaches around the coast, it has the famous sunset bars in no less than three locations, and it's blessed with transport links by boat or bus all over the island. in fact it's easier to get to ibiza from san an than it is from figueretes or talamanca.

i don't think we on this site should take the same sensationalist approach to san an as the tabloids and music magazines do.

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4. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

Hey this will be our fourth visit to Ibiza. Highly recommend you avoid San antonio has everything you go on hoiliday to get away from!

We're again staying in Playa Den Bossa this year cant wait. Has right balance of restaurants and night life. The beach is great has water sports, bars and if its your thing you can lie back and relax to the music spilling out from Bora Bora. Oh and ibiza town in only 10 minutes aways.

We recommend Jet apartments.

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5. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

Mouseymouse,

Do you even know the meaning of the Word blinkered?

It means narrow minded. How does recommending someone to get to know the entire island and all of the options be considered narrow minded?

It would be better for the benefit of this forum and this debate if you’d be more objective instead of just criticizing without backing your statements with hard facts.

You praise the sunset strip but I think that its better days have gone by. Year after year gets more commercial. I wouldn’t be surprised if next time I’m in Ibiza I found out a Hard Rock Café at the sunset strip (or is it there already there? although it’s called Café del Mar)

I've tried San Antonio with an open mind, but found it off. So tacky and utterly devoid of class, filled with cheap bars and young hooligans intoxicated by either drink or drugs, just looking to pick a fight with their shadow and disrespecting everybody else. If it's exactly what you enjoy, good on you, but I'd never bother with it again.

We Ibiza 'veterans' get sick of people's response when you tell them your going to Ibiza and its San An/West End that give people the tacky image people have of Ibiza. Once you have gone through the rigmarole of explaining that Ibiza is actually a beautiful classy place with plenty of culture, history, arts and entertainment they get the picture.....but its a shame that a great Ibizan holiday is tarred by the San Antonio brush. If people want that sort of holiday why don't they just go somewhere else like Falaraki. Also the west end is like the centre of most other holiday resorts on Spain, Greece, Cyprus etc. So what’s the use of going to Ibiza to experience something you can get in so many other places? its only when you venture out of san an that you feel like you’re in Ibiza and experience the true Ibizan vibe and experience. I always tell people we're going to 'Ibiza Town' and they usually go 'oh, yeah that’s the nice part'.

Wouldn't it be nice if Ibiza had the reputation it deserves instead of the crap they show on Ibiza Uncovered (mostly what occurs around San Antonio)?

I think that if we all liked the same things the world would be a very boring place. The island is big enough for everybody and we don't all have to do the same thing.

But there is a big difference between respecting your opinion (and that of all that like San Antonio) and endorsing it or advising people to go to San Antonio without warning them what I’ve witnessed.

Cheers,

Nic

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You make san an sound like a hell hole! i can assure everyone else here that it certainly is not. yes it is like some other med resorts, and yes it does have a lot of young people gathered together in a few streets, and yes it does have a bad image with the press.

as i said, quite objectively in my opinion, it also has many factors which make it an exceedingly good holiday resort and not be dismissed out of hand.

as for commercialism, you have a somewhat naive view of the bar owning money making process. do you think the owner of mambo, k-ube, kilties and donnegans is the slightest bit interested in anything other than his bank balance? do you think ricardo urgell gets up in a morning to survey his pacha empire thinking, wow, what a cool uncommercial vibe i've got going in ibiza?

nah, i don't think so,

The point here nic is that you criticise the sunset strip for commercialism and then praise ibiza town. practically every bar on the marina is an overpriced tourist trap, and bars like the rock and base are full every night with people there to experience the 'real ibiza'

socialogically speaking, there is no difference between what goes on in san an, santa eulalia, ibiza town, pdb etc etc. in cold statistical terms, of the island's 2 million annual visitors, over 1.6 million do NOT come for the international clubbing vibe. shocking isn't it?

cheers

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7. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

Santa Eulalia is really nice. It is not spoilt by too many brit bars and is a short taxi ride from Ibiza Town. Nice restaurants, a few bars and plenty of shops. I have stayed in San Antonio Bay, Santa Eulalia and Es Cana. My least favourite was Es Cana. Not very pretty and full of families. Beach wasn't as nice as it looked in the pictures. I love San Antonio/Bay, Santa Eulalia and Ibiza Town. Playa d'en bossa looks like it has an amazing beach but have never stayed there unfortunately.

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Mouseymouse, i believe this site is to put your own suggestions forward, not criticise and analyse what others say.

The vast majority of people who visit ibiza avoid san an their next visist because its full of trashed geezers looking for a fight.

Which is great if you want to get trashed and fight!

But if not, Playa del bossa is fab! I thought, anyway, as it had more people wanting to have a really good time, without the mess!

Im going with my boyfriend this year, just the two of us, so we will definately be staying away from San An, just dont want the hassle...

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9. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

i think the expression full of trashed geezers looking for a fight is journalistic license in the extreme.

using the same method i could describe playa den bossa as full of pilled up clubbers looking down their coke filled toffee noses at anyone who doesn't understand their sophisicated life style.

get real, san an is an excellent choice of holiday resort which is popular with - oh my god - young people who throng a few streets of the town every night. the other 95 % of san an is ideal for families, kids, older people etc who like a holiday and can't see the sense in spending hundreds of euros a night to listen to someone putting records on till the early hours.

i think ibiza is a fantastic place - that's why i live here - but i really do get annoyed when folk just say 'avoid san an it's awful.' It isn't.

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10. Re: Seeing the beautiful side of ibiza

Mouseymouse you seem pretty defensive and aggressive about it all!!

As i said before, this website is FOR PEOPLE TO WRITE THEIR OPINIONS.... so that others can read them all, a balanced view from different people... and then decide...

It is up to you to put your suggestions forward so that people may see the otherside of the story, not to attack the opinions of others!!

And ill say again that the VAST majority of people dislike san an.. for good reason. Clearly they are your kind of people anyway..

Journalistic license?? You cant be serious! This isnt an academic debate... or a critique on a book....this is a travel website where regular people jot down their thoughts between hotels!

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