So, you’re planning a bash abroad with extended family? A week away with your nearest and dearest friends? An ambitious large group getaway? Picking a villa that sleeps all of you is only the beginning. Now that you’ve rallied a crowd and (by some miracle) managed to settle on a week when everyone is free, you’ll need to arrange things to do. And of course you’ll want to choose from the very best group activities in Ibiza.
With large groups, expectations are high. Understandably so; annual leave is finite, after all, and in cumulative terms, there’s quite a lot of it being used up on this holiday. If you’re worried that sitting by the pool 24/7 won’t cut it with your crew, why not prepare some things to do in Ibiza by day? Arranging shared experiences will help you bond and create lifelong memories.
We’ve been doing our research on group-friendly activities and the beauty of Ibiza is that it caters to all tastes. So whether you want something sedate or adventurous, cultural or quirky, we’ve got you covered.
1. Pedal around with Bicicletas Kandani
Gather your friends and get your blood pumping on a mountain biking tour that will bring you around the island’s roads and trails. Pedal north of Santa Eulalia on low-traffic roads along the coast, scoping out the best calas (coves). You’ll tackle a 31-kilometre route, which features several climbs, but breaks will also be incorporated at scenic opportunities. On the return leg, the tour will take you inland and you’ll have the chance to check out San Carlos and the site of the Las Dalias hippy market, as well as riding through forested trails. Because this is a private tour, you can arrange a start day and time to fit around your schedule.
Location: C/ Cesar Puget Riquer nº 27 – 07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza
Book: Email email@example.com or call +34971339264.
2. Try standup paddleboarding with Sup Boat Ibiza
Surfing’s fashionable sister sport, standup paddleboarding (SUP), has been gaining a steady following over the past decade or so. Like surfing, it involves a board, only with SUP, you stand on the board and use a paddle to propel yourself forward. Unlike surfing, you don’t have to wait for the right conditions; SUPers can have fun even with the smallest of waves. Round up your group and give the Sup Boat Ibiza two-hour long SUP sunset excursion a whirl, which includes a boat cruise, a basic SUP course and fresh mojitos. And even if you’re not the sporty type, it’s worth giving it a shot; at the very least the sight of your friends sliding off the board, again and again, is sure to raise a giggle.
Location: Supboatibiza s.l, San Antonio, Ibiza 07820
Book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34666255803
3. Head to Formentera with a Mamboats charter
We’ve all seen pictures of celebrities cavorting on the deck of their boat in Ibiza’s waters. The good news is that floating fun isn’t just for the ludicrously wealthy. When you’ve got a big group in tow, it’s possible to organise a swanky day charter for a reasonable sum. With Mamboats, you can jet off from San Antonio marina and cruise up the Ibizan coastline, pausing to dunk yourself into the warm ocean, before arriving at the unspoilt island of Formentera – best known for its baby soft sands and luminous waters. Eat lunch at one of the restaurants on the island, before beginning the leisurely return leg, stopping in secluded bays en route back to port. Onboard drinks packages of beer, wine or bubbly will keep the group feeling merry, as will water sports and a jet ski, which can also be arranged.
Location: Mamboats Charters, Cafe Mambo, San Antonio Bay, Ibiza
Book: Email email@example.com or call +447535596533.
4. Go cliff diving with Rockid
Want to prove just how tough you are? This cliff-diving tour will separate the courageous from the cowardly. Over the course of several hours, an experienced instructor will school you in the art of flinging yourself off rocky cliff ledges in as safe a manner as possible. The brave can hurl themselves into the sea while the more risk-averse can simply watch on. After, when stomachs are adequately settled, the group will share a picnic on the rocks. All daredevil antics are recorded with Go Pros so you can relive the memories at home.
There’s also the opportunity to try flyboarding or to create any customised excursion up to your wishes. Book your most complete outdoor excursion in Ibiza with Rockid!
Location: Avd. Pere Matutes Noguera 65, Platja D’en Bossa, Ibiza
Book: Call +34 638780885 or email through the website contact form.
5. Get a rub down from Ibiza Angels
Here’s one your friends will thank you for. After a long and active day – or a long and active night – some members of your group may be feeling tired and tender, which is why you should have Ibiza Angels call down to the villa to work their magic. The ‘angels’ are a team of skilled masseuses who will come to wherever you and your group are based to provide no-fuss, on-site treatments including soothing back, neck and shoulder massages. They’ll banish any stress or muscle tension and will have your friends rejuvenated and ready for the next activity.
Location: Avenida 8 D’Agosto, 40, Ibiza 07800
Book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34 674 910 430.
6. Explore by Vespa with Legends Classic Motorcycles
The coolest way to travel around the island? By Vespa, surely. Legends Classic Motorcycles owns a fleet of collectable retro rides that would fit right in on the streets of Rome in the 1960s and ‘70s. Have non-drivers among your group? Not to worry. If you don’t want to take the wheel, you can also ride passenger-style on the back. Navigation won’t be an issue either as you’ll have a guide leading the way during the tour – all you have to do is follow. Zoom along the scenic roads past forests and farmland, stopping in Santa Ines, a pretty little village hidden away among the tourist-free northern reaches of the island. Customised tour routes can be arranged too and you can even rent a helmet with a special camera to capture the action out on the road.
Location: Carretera de Ibiza-San Antonio, km 2,2 Poligono Industrial Can Negre (entre el Gros Mercat y la Maison de L’Elephant)
Book: Email email@example.com or call +34 662 610 322
7. Work it out with PureOm Yoga
Group holidays often mean indulgent dinners, free-flowing drinks and late nights, which can leave you a bit sluggish. Whip your friends back into shape with a group yoga class at PureOm. Choose a session to suit your mood and capabilities. Bliss out with sun salutations during an outdoor morning class, work on your core with demanding pilates moves or flow gently from asana to asana with Hatha yoga sessions.
Location: C/ Cesar Puget Riquer 21, 07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
Book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34 694 42 12 88.