London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
It has been over 12 years since I fell in love with Ibiza: my favourite party by the beach getaway, the happiest and most therapeutic vibes in its chic beach clubs and bolt holes. Over the years I stayed by Ses Figueretes beach, inland, the old city and Playa d’en Bossa and explored so many of best beach bars Ibiza. But is Ibiza with kids and toddlers feasible and enjoyable? Absolutely and here is our take and highlights for a family guide to Ibiza.
For Ibiza with kids we decided for a luxurious villa with heated swimming pool, rooftop with sunset and seaview, barbecue and many chilling hideaway areas. Cala Tarida with kids nearby we found it perfect, with its crystal clean waters and lots of chiringuitos on the beach.
This getaway we also had some different celebrations and for the occasion we flew our nanny. It proved to be a win all equation for all of us, kids enjoying the beach and beach clubs until bedtime, our nanny friend coming out with us, enjoying and taking them once ready back to the villa, us soaking in sunsets and enjoying late drinks, dinner and clubs, kids waking up the usual 8am with our nanny friend looking after them for breakfast and morning swimming, us sleeping in until 11am on regular basis – unheard of in the last 4 years!
Very Zen and therapeutic, allowing time with friends and out, of course tad more expensive overall but definitely worth it! 5 days of pure bliss, perfect 22-25 degrees during the day, bit colder during the night.
They jumped around, spent time on the champagne sofas, danced on Dj, feasted on sushi, edamame beans and fries. Bit difficult to take them back to the villa when you see them having such a fantastic time, but by sunset and 8:30 we decided it was grown up time.
Pacha we had the usual dinner by 11:30pm, great sushi and ceviche and good wine rather than paying the usual entrance. No kids this time around, all tucked in bed by then. Anna Tur and Denniz Cruz main Djs for the night, 3 of us loved them, the other 3 less so. That’s how the birthday celebrations started and needless to say, they were fabulous.
Next day we carried on Cala Tarida during the day the beach chiringuitos, sangria and beers to mention just a few liquids to hydrate the tired feet.
For dinner we headed early with the kids at the fashionable Cotton Beach Club (one of the best beach bars Ibiza on Cala Tarida with kids included): gorgeous views, more sushi and tapas with a contemporary twist.
The service was okish, set up is beautiful but less exploring friendly for little people.
The baby walked around fashionable outfits, furniture and books a good half an hour, after which we called it cocktail time and moved to Cotton Beach Club beds to soak in the sunset, chillout music and more cocktails.
We also had a short trip to Cafe del Mar for sunset but to be fair not really worth the trip to San Antonio. I would not put San Antonio on a 5 days itinerary or family guide to Ibiza, but then if you are nostalgic like me for the boltholes celebrating sunset, you may also give it a try.
Last night after a gorgeous sunset on the roof terrace, we headed to the Old City and feasted on Medieval vibes and Spanish food until little hours of the morning – authentic restaurant with the loveliest hosts, Can d’en Parra.
A gorgeous holiday, Ibiza with kids was a blast, with all 9 of us reluctant to leave and head back to 50 shades of grey aka London! For more Ibiza inspiration, best places to stay on the island and our highlights for 2019 party calendar, head to our article Where to Stay in Ibiza & Can Toni Xumeu.