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Resort guide for Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza

Playa d'en Bossa is situated midway between Ibiza Town and the airport and is famous for the amazing variety of bars, restaurants and shops, the longest beach of the island and the clubs Ushuaia and Hï Ibiza.

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Playa d'en Bossa (Platja d'en Bossa in Catalan) is one of the most popular resorts on Ibiza, designed for the modern tourist. In recent years it has been moving more upmarket but not at the expense of those on a budget. It's time to experience this much-loved spot, now a haunt of celebrities as well as holidaymakers, many of whom return year after year to enjoy the vibe of this internationally-renowned resort.

Beach and beach clubs

By day the focus is on the longest beach on the island; endless chill out space with sunbeds and parasols. The lounge bars with their Balinese beach beds and sumptuous healthy menus are blissful, whether you're relaxing after the night before or simply want to be able to reach out and inhale luxury. Add to that great service and laid-back music from DJ's, it's a summer dream. Names to know and check out include beach lounge bars Nassau, Tanit Beach, Beachouse and Bali Beach Club for a taste of paradise and perfection.

Fun on land and water

If chilling out isn't your thing, the range of activities, excursions and water sports is sure to grab your attention.

Always wanted to dive? Playa d'en Bossa has it covered, right on your doorstep. If you like to keep your head above water, it's a spectacular place to try out stand up paddle, kayaking or hire yourself a jet ski. There's also everything in between – think catamaran hire or having a laugh with friends on a pedalo. This resort is designed to meet your every whim, with golden sands and beautiful waters.

From Playa d'en Bossa you can also explore the beautiful coast line of Ibiza or the sister island of Formentera by boat - see our offer of boat excursions.

A very special combination of boat trip and party are the boat parties which get more popular year by year - daytime party on the sea and free entrance to one or more clubs are mostly also included, which makes these a real bargain.

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Shopping and restaurants

Off the beach there is an extensive area for shopping. Find yourself the latest beachwear or named brands before relaxing with a cool drink or lunch. There are restaurants to suit all budgets and food tastes, from super-tasty burgers in restaurants like Rona's Deli & Burger and The Booo to ultra-chilled, refined cuisines at the sophisticated beach clubs like the charming cocktail bar and restaurant Vanilla Beach. Es Tanco in the nearby village of Sant Jordi also delivers its extremely tasty pizzas to your hotel.

Clubs and bars

Clubbers love Playa d'en Bossa for the great choice of clubs and bars, for example the luxury hotel and open air party that is Ushuaïa, the brand new Hï Ibiza, the underground venue Sankeys and the long celebrated beach club Bora Bora - to name just a few of the greats. The vibe is pumping and with myriad bars and night-time entertainment, Playa d'en Bossa is a clubbers' paradise. If you want to party in the other super clubs like Pacha, Amnesia or Privilege, they are just a ten-minute taxi ride away. Read more about the clubbing scene in in our extensive clubbers' guide for Playa d'en Bossa.

For pre-club drinks or the evenings you're not up for a club night, Playa d'en Bossa offers everything from large neon-lit music bars like the famous two-storey Dunes, sport bars with large screens for all the important sports events or celebrity-attracting lounge venues - chic, chilled and definitely fun. Outrageous to laid-back can all be found within the shortest of strolls on the gloriously warm nights.

Accommodation

Only ten minutes transfer from the airport and from Ibiza Town, Playa d'en Bossa is quite rightly one of the top summer resorts both in Ibiza and Europe.

Playa d'en Bossa is fast becoming THE place to stay in Ibiza offering a fantastic choice of accommodation, with many perfectly situated right by the broad sandy beach.

Hotels in Playa d'en Bossa include 5-star luxury ones such as the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach, clubbing venue and hotel all in one, or the neighbouring Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, one of the first hotels of the brand in Europe.

The 4-star Torre del Mar Hotel offers a beautiful pool area with sunken sunbeds and fantastic sea views and a very well equipped spa. On the beautiful southern end of the beach the 4-star Fergus Style Bahamas also has a lovely spa and wellness centre.

If you like smaller more intimate hotels, try the cool & stylish Santos Ibiza Suites or the neighbouring Dorado Ibiza Suites, both right on the beach and with their own events and parties a very popular choice for sophisticated clubbers.

If you want to save money for clubbing rather than sleeping, there's also a great choice of economically priced apartments in Playa d'en Bossa. The clubber's favourite is the famous Ibiza Jet Apartments, a large complex right on the beach with a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants and a very popular poolparty each afternoon. If you want to sleep in a quieter area but still be near the beach and all the action, try the Arlanza Jet Apartments.

You could live the dream renting your own private holiday villa on Ibiza: if you travel in a group, the price per person is very affordable.

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