With the summer holidays, all finished for another year I have already started planning for the next half term holiday. Whereas I used to panic about how I would juggle childcare over the holidays I now find myself looking forward to having the children to myself in the holidays.
Over the summer we had lots of fun days out across the UK and have just come back from a trip to Butlins. However, with my redundancy monies coming through I’m wondering if now is the time to venture further afield. After reading Life With Mrs Lee‘s post about their family holiday to Ibiza it has got me thinking of going to Ibiza.
(I bet you are all singing the Vengaboys – We’re Going to Ibiza! song)
I’ve been researching the island and asking friends and other bloggers about where is best to stay, visit and eat on the island. Before I had children I would have just booked the cheapest possible place and rolled with it for the week, however, when you have children with you, it’s not quite as easy. So my philosophy is to be as organised as I can be in the hope that I can arrange something around Mr. Boo’s holiday dates.
Where to stay in Ibiza
The northern towns like Puerto San Miguel and Portinatx houses sandy coves and hills blanketed with wildflowers which sound wonderful for exploring. Santa Eulalia, however, provides the balance between lively and laid-back. The boutiques and bars here provide places to visit, whilst the town’s sweep of pale sand is a favourite with families.
What to do in Ibiza
With Roo loving the water, and Piglet following in her footsteps it seems only right that we visit a water park whilst we are on the island. Carolin from Mummy Alarm recommended that we visit Aguamar Water Park near Playa d’en Bossa. It’s a little dated but food and drinks are cheap and there are lots of different water slides for all age-groups as well as huge pools.
Whilst Tigger will go into the swimming pool he isn’t quite brave enough for too much poolside fun so I’m thinking that visiting Pirate Towers will be something that he’ll love. Ibiza used to be a magnet for pirates so a network for Pirate Towers was built as a surveillance system.
Where to eat in Ibiza
You can’t visit an island like Ibiza and not try out the array of seafood that they have on offer. I’m not much of a fan of shellfish but I bet it tastes so much better when it has been caught and cooked the same day. The children might be so keen on the seafood but with a range of different restaurants to choose from I’m sure that we will all be leaving with full tummies.