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Planning a group trip to Ibiza with friends? Then look no further than our special feature – Ibiza Group Trip: Best places to stay, eat and of course, party…

Group trips aboard can be very exciting, and also stressful in the planning stages. Friends sometimes want to do and see different things which can literally split the group into smaller groups and lose all the cohesion.

Luckily on your group trip, you’ll probably all be friends or at least acquaintances and somewhere along the lines, you’ll all work it out and end up having an amazing time, dinning, partying, dancing and relaxing/chilling together in Ibiza.

Ibiza is known for it’s wild club scene and is also one of this most picturesque Spanish places you could visit. Move away from the main club land strip and you’ll come across lush greenery in the north, with hills and valleys leading to spectacular views and secluded spots…

Top Travel Tip

Here’s a top tip for making your journey to Ibiza an easy and special one. Why not do as we did and fly via Monarch airlines? Monarch the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Ibiza from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester airports during the summer season with fares, including taxes, starting from £39 one way (£100 return).

During your trip you may want to book the No1 Lounges Ltd at Gatwick too. Arrive at the airport, check into the No1 Lounges where you can relax in comfortable seating, drink as many drinks as you like and enjoy snacks too, while everyone else in the airport has to deal with the hustle and bustle. Its the perfect way to start your relaxing holiday and you’ll feel great in the comfort of the lounge while you and your friends get the holiday started.

But wait there’s even more. Before you arrive at the airport, simply go online and book yourself a train on the Gatwick express. With trains running every 15 mins and a journey so quick it will make you feel like you teleported yourself to the airport. You’ll never travel to the airport again, unless you take the Gatwick express.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk. To book your Gatwick Express tickets go to www.gatwickexpress.com and don’t forgot to check yourself into the www.no1lounges.com

Related: Ibiza Group Trip: Best places to stay, eat and party. Part 2

Hotel or Villa?

As a group, the question of Hotel or Villa is big one that needs to be addressed. Hotels are great. You’ll wake up in the morning, have breakfast in the hotel or search for food in a local cafe, come back and your room is tidied and clean, no effort needed. However staying in a hotel means you’ll probably lose the friendly, community element that a Villa holiday in Ibiza can bring.

For our group trip to Ibiza, we chose a Villa, and not just any old villa, we went with Chic Ibiza Villas.

Chic Ibiza offers a stunning array of beautiful villas and is one of the leading luxury villa rental companies in Ibiza. The 2 villas we stayed at where the Villa Panorama in Puig d’en Valls and Villa BeeGee in Cala Salada.

Villa Panorama

Villa Panorama chic ibiza

Villa Panorama is a gloriously spacious 6 bedroom villa on the hillside of Puig den Valls, only 5 minutes from the action of Marina Botafoch and Ibiza Town. Villa Panorama also boasts 4 bathrooms (2 en-suite), swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, washing machine, dishwasher, large flat screen TV, a very loud music station (for the pre and after parties at the villa) and even a BBQ area.

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All of the creature comforts you desire or need for a comfortable stay are here. The villa sleeps up to 16 people. Our group trip had 6 of us in total. Everyone had their own room, everyone had their own space, everyone seem satisfied after the initial scramble of choosing who got which room.

Panorama has an electric gate, which was perfect as we were able to drive our rental car, straight into the villa grounds to be kept safe and sound at night.

There’s something really special about these villas. You and your friends will be together all the time, yet you’ll all have your own space when you simply want to relax in your room and chill (or recover from the night before). Once your up, breakfast with friends is a treat, we all gathered in the kitchen and made food together, it brought us all together, we all helped each other, early risers made coffee for late risers, late risers made lunch for early risers. Villas like this are perfect for friends, family, birthday, hen and stag parties, it’s great, you’ll love it.

At any given time, you’ll have your mates soaking up the sun on the sun loungers by the pool, some will be swimming in the pool, some will be sitting in the Jacuzzi next to the pool, some maybe lounging in the living area. It’s complete escapism and worth every penny spent.

NEWFLASH: Book Now To Save Up To 50% On Your Dream Ibiza Holiday Villa Next Summer. In order to take advantage of this incredible early bird offer simply visit www.chicibiza.com and book your luxury villa by the 15th of November 2016.

Villa BeeGee

Villa BeeGee is ever so slightly smaller than Villa Panorama. It’s clean white walls and minimalist designed interior will relax you on entry. Surrounded by pine trees in the prestigious urbanisation of Can Germa, 5 minutes from Cala Salada beach.

Villa BeeGee ariel view
Villa BeeGee ariel view

Villa BeeGee is cosy, comfy and very homelike. You’ll wake up in Villa BeeGee with almost a yoga inspired feeling. It sleeps up to 10 people and you’ll be spoilt for choice for rooms.

Once owned by the BeeGees, Villa BeeGee is simply beautiful. It’s captivating and the views of the sunset are surreal. Lounging around the pool area is treat, the sun-drenched villa is perfect for tanning and chilling and errr fooling around with your friends.

We opted of a touch of synchronised swimming at Villa BeeGee… click on the video below.

The living room boasts a Flat screen TV, Bang & Olufsen stereo (the kind you wish you had in your own living room at home). The huge L shaped suede sofa is perfect for lounging, Dyson Air-Blade fans within the rooms, glass dinning table with eclectic cutlery for serving dinner. What more could you possibly want from a Villa?

Villa BeeGee Living Room
Villa BeeGee Living Room

Walk over to the almost floor to ceiling glass doors in the living and you arrive at the balcony. The balcony has a huge wooden table and overlooks the pool area. We all had lunch alfresco with the comfort of the shade from the balcony. It was bliss.

Villa BeeGee Balcony
Villa BeeGee Balcony

Its location and proximity to good access roads makes it the perfect secluded hideaway for those looking for a characterful hideaway not too far from the action.  The infamous Pikes Hotel is two minutes away, Cafe Del Mar only five minutes away and D’alt Villa is less than 20 minutes by car.

See more info on Villa BeeGee and book now at chicibiza.com/villa-beegee.html

Conversely… You may want to try something different, like Hotel Es Vive

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If after reading all of the above, and you still feel like you want to stay in a hotel in Ibiza, then let me bring your attention to something different. Forget the massive chain hotels, where everyone is a complete stranger and maybe opt for something a little more eclectic, a little more art deco and simply a little more friendly. Hotel Es Vive maybe the place for you.

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Hotel Es Vive is located close to Ibiza town and just 50 meters from Es Figueretas beach. Some of Ibiza’s most famous night spots are a short car journey away and the long white beach of Play D’en Bossa, alongside a variety of lively beach bars and restaurants, is just 10 minutes from the hotel.

Hotel Es Vive Suites
Hotel Es Vive Suites
Hotel Es Vive Suites
Hotel Es Vive Suites

The Skybar at Hotel Es Vive is perfect for chilling, drinking and meeting new people. Pop upstairs to the Skybar before you head out to one of the wild Ibiza parties and you may find that you end up staying at the Skybar because it’s simply that nice.

Not only do you have the Skybar, you also have a range of room sizes available from single, to triple, to twin doubles to suites. While staying there you have to try the Deco Restaurant, oh and don’t forgot the spa and pool area. We had lots of fun at the pool and I am sure you will too.

Deco restaurant at Hotel Es Vive
Deco restaurant at Hotel Es Vive

For info on Hotel Es Vive, go to their website and if that’s not enough then take a look at Hotel Es Vive on trip advisor and read what all the happy customers have to say.

Related: Ibiza Group Trip: Best places to stay, eat and party. Part 2

NEWFLASH: Book Now To Save Up To 50% On Your Dream Ibiza Holiday Villa Next Summer. In order to take advantage of this incredible early bird offer simply visit www.chicibiza.com and book your luxury villa by the 15th of November 2016.

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