Playa d'en Bossa

Ibiza’s longest strip of sand has undergone a huge multi-million dollar facelift over the last two years, elevating the standards of what was once a tacky, tourist town to meet the standards of Ibiza’s visiting VIP elite. But Playa d’en Bossa is not all about the super cool beach party scene (though I wouldn’t blame you if you spent your entire holiday bar-hopping here), there are also some amazing new restaurants, cool hotels, fun things to do for families, great fashion and more. I’ve also included some tips for the surrounding areas of Las Salinas and Es Cavallet in this section, as they’re only a five-minute drive away and just as much of a must-visit as the main beach of Bossa itself.

It takes all types

From a water park for the little ones and quad bike riding for thrill-seeking teenagers to seaside fashion shows and boutiques for the shopaholics, a slick new beachfront gym for the body conscious (and those who like to watch!) and more cool beach bars and clubs per kilometre than anywhere else on the island, Playa d’en Bossa offers something for everyone.

Dance in the daylight

A couple of years ago, serious changes were introduced into Ibiza’s clubs, meaning they could no longer open before 4.30pm in the afternoon, nor stay open for marathon 24 hour sessions, thus hampering the famous daytime clubbing scene. With most clubs now (with the exception of Space on Sunday and DC10 on Monday) open from midnight until 6am, Playa d’en Bossa stepped up to the plate for the party people, as one new beach club after the other began springing up, bringing with it amazing daytime parties – where the world’s most famous DJs will jump behind the decks unannounced – and restoring peace in the clubbing world. And it couldn’t be more perfect – I’d much rather dance on the sand, in the sun, than in a dark and smoky club any day. It’s the ultimate in multi-tasking: tanning while you dance!

There’s more than meets the eye

It’s not just the long strip of Bossa that’s been attracting more and more attention over the past five years. Just around the corner are the World Heritage Listed salt flats, a stunning view at any time of the day or night, but particularly at sunset, and also where you may spot wild flamingoes nesting in September and October, plus the laidback beaches of Es Cavallet (famous for being gay-friendly and also very popular with nudists) and the iconic Las Salinas (boasting another cool beach bar scene, though slightly more tame) just a little further past the glistening salt plains.