These days, we all want to make sure we’re getting the most from our money – especially when it comes to holidays. If you and your friends have decided to head to Ibiza this summer, you can get lots of handy hints on ways to enjoy your trip to the max and save money while you’re at it below.
Hunt out deals
Of course, when it comes to making the most of your money, your first port of call is always searching for the latest offers. Websites like Holiday Nights are brilliant for this stuff, because they let you compare lots of different deals easily, so you have a clear picture of what’s available.
As a quick tip, it’s well worth looking for offers on flights and hotels separately if you can. The temptation to go for a package deal and make things simpler is often pretty strong, but if you resist you could save a bundle by having the ability to choose things like cheaper flights.
Be travel smart
Next, you need to think about how you’re going to get around while you’re there. You should actually consider this when booking your hotel – you ought to do a little research and work out where you’ll spend most of your time to make sure you get accommodation in the most convenient place for you. It sounds obvious, but it’s very easy to just pick a hotel in the most popular spot and not really give any thought to whether this’ll involve you spending half your time on buses.
Speaking of buses, these are generally the cheapest way to get around – especially getting from the airport to your hotel. But, it’s also worth considering hiring a car. Trust us, there are great beaches all over the island (including secluded, relaxing stretches of sand that couldn’t seem further from the busy throngs of revellers) that are definitely worth making the trip for.
Hit the beach
Of course, hitting the beach is a must. Among the most unmissable (and most popular) is Salinas. This vibrant stretch of coast is great for nursing a hangover on, and there are some fab restaurants too. That said, if you’re keen to save money, you can save loads of cash by eating a few streets away, where the prices are much lower.
Other great beaches to head to are Cala Jondal and Sa Caleta, so don’t be tempted to hit the same spot every day!
Visit the legendary clubs
Once the sun goes down it is, of course, time to try out Ibiza’s famed nightlife. If you can, book tickets for the clubs you most want to visit before you travel; not only are you likely to save money, but you’ll definitely get in – something that can’t be guaranteed otherwise.
Nightclubs not to miss include Privilege, which has the title of being the biggest nightclub in the world. It has so many rooms that you could come here virtually every night of your trip and still experience something new, while you can bank on hearing great tunes and enjoying a seriously good atmosphere.
Enjoy a little culture
Don’t leave Ibiza without spending at least a little time discovering what it’s like away from the beaches and clubs. Doing so can be particularly affordable if you attend a free festival – the annual medieval festival in May is a real winner, with loads of musicians, singers and dancers bringing the historical part of Ibiza Town (Dalt Vila) to life.
Alternatively, head to the little village of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. Go to Bar Bernat Vinya and you’ll see little painted arrows – follow these and you’ll be led on a tough but rewarding walk to the top of Sa Talaia (the highest hill in Ibiza). From here, you’ll get absolutely mind-blowing views – on a clear day, these’ll stretch all the way out to Majorca.