The first word that springs to mind when you say Ibiza is ‘party’. This gorgeous island has a bit of a reputation as the party capital of Europe, and every year hundreds of thousands of ravers travel here for weeks of late night dancing, wild parties, and lots of beer.

However, that’s just one side of the island. If you leave the neon lights and pumping nightclubs of San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa behind, you’ll find a completely different island, especially during the spring.

2017 is set to be another bumper year for Ibiza, with summer hotel bookings for the major resorts up on last year. But if you’re looking for something a little quieter and more peaceful, then try booking a spring break from February onwards. The island is tranquil and uncrowded at this time of year, and the spring blossom is in full bloom, proving that Mother Nature can throw her own party too!

Easier to get around

Over the last couple of years, there has been considerable investment in the island’s roads, making it even easier to head out of the main towns and into the hills and countryside to explore. Coastal roads are also much better, so you can go exploring the isolated beaches and coves that dot the southern part of the island.

Secret beaches

Ibiza’s beaches are not all crowded with sun loungers and overlooked by towering hotels. Head off the beaten track and you’ll find some of the island’s secret beaches, like the stunning Es Portitxol or the simply gorgeous Cala Llarga, the island’s most southerly beach. Most of the time you’ll have these beautiful little coves and beaches entirely to yourself. And while you might not have all the facilities you’ll find on the popular tourist beaches, you’ll have something that money simply can’t buy, and that’s peace and quiet.