With Ibiza’s world-renowned nightlife tucked up in bed for the night, there is still plenty the sun-kissed Balearic island has to offer every holiday-goer.
Exceptional restaurants? Check. Fantastic beaches? Check. Adventuring opportunities? Check. Ibiza, a clubbers paradise? Yes, but it’s anything else you want it to be too.
July and August delivers 30°C and more, but sunbathing weather of 20°C should be possible from late April until the end of October. That’s not to say winter sun can’t be on the menu too – the coldest months of January and February have highs of 15°C still. And your chance of rain? It sits at a lowly chance of 1/10 year round.
Ibiza is full of wonderful resorts brimming with things to do for Mum and Dad, as well as the children. In the north, Puerto San Miguel and Portinatx sit away from the hustle and bustle with charming coves and beaches. Whilst San Antonio Bay to the west of the island offers laughs every minute with its waterparks and fairgrounds.
For a romantic retreat and the fashion-conscious, Ibiza’s restaurants, bars and hotels have become some of the most stylish in Europe. Enjoy a sunset cocktail at the Sensatori Resort in Cala Tarida or dine in the Michelin-star inspired restaurant on the roof of Aguas de Ibiza, Santa Eulalia. Perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or just some ‘you time’.
Only an hour’s drive in length, Ibiza punches well above its weight for adventurers. You could scuba dive down to the shipwreck of the Don Pedro, take a buggy off the beaten track or hike your way on clifftop passes to the secret beach of Cala Llarga.
Still need an island hop after all that? Sailing to the secluded Formentera could make for the experience of a lifetime.
A holiday in Alicante guarantees stunning beaches, exotic sports and a healthy dose of history for good measure. Perfect for chilled-out stags or hens, the city becomes a party paradise at night, with glorious sunshine all year round.
Spain's sunniest city is a medieval old town with a variety of sights to discover. Explore narrow streets filled with tapas and music bars as well as historic fortress' and a fortified cathedral. Enjoy the best of both worlds and visit Almeria's beautifully secluded beaches and wild landscape in Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park.
The archipelago to the east of Spain features some of the best holiday sun spots you can hope for. Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca all benefit from their own landmarks and personality making for a hotly contested popularity contest.
The low key and laidback of the Balearic islands, fill your life with sunshine on a lovely Menorcan beach. This is what we call island life!
A particular hit with those looking to enjoy the holiday nightlife, Palma is also a great destination for a family escape. The island boasts an excellent shopping scene, stunning coastline and just about something for everyone.
Famous for its formidable football team, plentiful beaches and delightful weather, Barcelona is the perfect spot for a family or couples holiday. In fact, it's nigh-on impossible for tourists of any age to be bored here - there's a seemingly never-ending number of top attractions, eateries and places to see.
The Canaries will warm you up all year round with sunshine hours in excess of anything we see in the North of Europe.
One of the world's most esteemed holiday spots, Fuerteventura offers the perfect blend of culture, beach landscapes and budget-friendly family fun. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, go dolphin spotting or book a camel ride - Fuerteventurans love animals.
Explore the capital of Gran Canaria, boasting beautiful winter sunshine all year round. A veritable maze of hotels and cultural hotspots, half the fun is in getting lost, stumbling upon local boutiques and stylish restaurants with marina views.
With volcanic origins, a trip to Lanzarote is sure to promise plenty of outdoorsy fun. Learn to surf, exercise on the beach or simply sit back with a cocktail in hand. Children will love the go-karting park and water slides, leaving adults free to soak up the sun.
Tenerife is a wonderful family holiday, no matter the time of year. Take your pick from a wealth of natural parks and beaches, or keep the kids happy with a trip on the submarine safari.
Girona is a humble city with all the charm of something much larger, perhaps it’s the local residents that have created such a lively place to visit. Take a relaxing stroll through the cobbled streets and squares, discovering the city's medieval history along the way.
With all the delicious cuisine and atmosphere you would expect from the Mediterranean, Malaga is a luxurious spot to watch the world go by whether lounging poolside or exploring the ancient streets.
Murcia may not be as well-known as Barcelona, but it packs a similar punch when it comes to shopping. Splash some euros in the city centre, people-watching the stylish locals. For family bonding, take to the mountains - there is no end of hiking, trekking and sun-soaking activities to enjoy.
If you've been known to enjoy a good glass of wine, Reus may well be your perfect place in the sun. It's an important producer of the delicious drink, so sit out on a romantic veranda with a glass, or explore the vineyards for yourself with a full tasting tour!