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A Quick Look at Property in Ibiza

If you want to impress people, tell them you’re buying a property in Ibiza. Young or old, town or country, achingly-hip or replacement-hip, everyone knows that Ibiza is one of the coolest places on the planet.

The 'White Isle' may be most famous for its expensive and exclusive nightclub scene, but it’s pretty marvelous in the warm light of day too. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, with a population fewer than 150,000, is also a rural idyll of pined-covered hillsides and whitewashed villages looking out onto sheltered coves and sun-drenched beaches.

The clubbing season runs from late May to early October and hardly any flights start until April, so off-season the island is a much quieter proposition. You normally have to change planes in Barcelona, Madrid or Mallorca, or get a ferry from Mallorca or the mainland.

One service that does run all year is British Airways’ from London City Airport; a hint, perhaps, of the deep pockets required to buy a home here. There are developments where even one-bedroom properties start at £1million. Then again you can buy one from £100,000.

In Ibiza more than most places, where you buy your holiday home will depend on what you want to use the property for. The main urban area is Ibiza Town, population 50,000, with a medieval Old Town on the hill, and a modern section. This is one of the main clubbing areas and the other is San Antonio, 15 kilometres away across the island. These are not the locations for quiet family holidays, but property here can be rented out all summer for high prices.

Retirees may not be the most obvious customers for property here, but an apartment offers potential to rent out all summer then live in Ibiza all winter on the proceeds. Ibiza’s weather is hot all summer and warm in winters, with the occasionally chilly night.

Outside of the towns, development has been restricted to protect the beauty of the island, but there is a resort at Santa Eulalia on the east coast, and some coastal villages which are worth exploring. You can drive round Ibiza in a day.

Buying a villa in the hills may be expensive – don’t bother looking unless you have at least £500,000 – but offer the chance to club all night and get some peace in the daytime just a taxi-ride away. You get some serious bragging rights with your villa too.

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