Ibiza holidays

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The wild side of the Balearics: off the beaten track on Spain's stunning paradise islands
Beyond the hotspots each island has a wilder side to get lost in, writes the co-author of a new guide to the archipelago

Anna Deacon

05, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Best of the Balearics: four Spanish islands to visit from the green list
Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera don’t just offer dazzling beaches, they’re also a paradise for walkers, cyclists and divers

Annie Bennett

24, Jun, 2021 @6:56 PM

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Ibiza’s meaty stew reminds me why I love the island – here’s the recipe
For this chef and writer classic Ibiza isn’t dance music and DJs but sofrit pagès, an aromatic dish savoured on special occasions

Christopher English

09, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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All quiet in Ibiza as super-rich hide away and young Brits chill by the pool
Super-rich are now flocking to the Spanish hotspot with its near-deserted streets and laid-back vibe - a world away from its normal party scene

Nosheen Iqbal in Ibiza

19, Jul, 2020 @8:20 AM

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You can't beat Ibiza… when there's no one there
Finally, after avoiding it for years, I can see the appeal of the hedonistic hotspot

Nosheen Iqbal

18, Jul, 2020 @5:00 PM

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'It's a tough island to live on': why coronavirus spells doom for Ibiza
Clubs on the White Isle are starting to cancel their events, a disaster for workers who survive on summer income. Pete Tong and others explain what happens next

Marcus Barnes

06, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Can a disco-house haven bring queer culture to Ibiza?
Despite dance music’s roots in gay subculture, the island’s superclubs are overwhelmingly straight. Enter Glitterbox: a riot of bare buttocks, trans go-go dancers and, yes, glitter

Owen Myers

16, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Euphoria here we come! Fatboy Slim on his 'silent' Ibiza film with Julien Temple
Norman Cook has spent three decades blowing the Ibiza party crowd away. The DJ reveals why he teamed up with the director to capture 2,000 years of the island’s wild, strange history

Sam Wollaston

25, Jun, 2019 @11:53 AM

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Turning tables: Ibiza gives kids’ clubs a different spin
Hotels in the Balearics are looking to make holidays more fun for children with a new wave of entertainment, including DJ lessons and sushi workshops

Eva Wiseman

23, Jun, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Ibiza icon Tony Pike dies aged 85
Hotelier epitomised hedonism of the island where he held raucous parties for celebrities

Matthew Weaver

25, Feb, 2019 @4:29 PM

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A local’s guide to Ibiza: 10 top tips
The White Isle takes a break from partying in winter and spring but there is still plenty of fun to be had at its cool bars, restaurants and famous market

George Evelyn (AKA Nightmares on Wax), DJ

11, Feb, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Observer picture archive: Ibiza, 9 September 1984
Photographer John Reardon and reporter Robert Low travelled to the Balearic island to witness the problem of young Brits on holiday.

selected by Greg Whitmore, Observer picture editor

08, Sep, 2018 @5:00 PM

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