Do you need to enjoy the blue sky and the warm sun ? Ibiza is a fabulous place to relax. What can you see in Ibiza? Santa Eulalia: Ibiza isn’t all about riotous nightlife, as you’ll discover at a popular family resort on the east coast of the island, around 15 kilometres northeast from Ibiza Town. Nearly all of the resort’s seafront is golden sandy beach, and with the bulk of the resort right behind there’s loads of shops and eateries to make your day a little more comfortable. There’s also a pretty little promenade running behind, decorated with wrought-iron lampposts and benches beneath the lush fronds of palm trees. Ibiza’s only golf course is also right next to this resort should you crave a round, and the weekly Las Dalias Hippie Market takes place a few minutes away in San Carlos in Saturdays. Also try climbing the Puig de Missa hill to see the cute old church at the top.
On the northernmost coast of the island is Portinatx, a resort with three spectacular beaches. The largest is the sandy S’Arenal Gros, and the other two more private, less crowded options are S’Arenal Petit and Playa Porto. All three boast lifeguards, vendors and sunbeds. While you can just kick back and relax on the beach, Portinatx is very popular with snorkelers and divers thanks to its clear waters. It is a great family spot, and it is the ideal place to begin longer coastal walks. Best of all, most hotels in the area are within a short walk of at least one of the three main beaches.
The iconic Cafe del Mar, in San Antonio, opened in 1980, and has become synonymous with chill-out music and sun-downers. Famous the world over for its chill-out compilation albums, the cafe has a large terrace, where you can enjoy a cocktail or two, and enjoy the music as the sun sets over the sea. The food is pretty decent too. It may seem like a cliche but it’s something you should experience at least once when in Ibiza.
Of course, the absolute best way to explore anywhere is to nab yourself a local to show you the ropes. Or maybe, you’re after some backpacking pals to explore the island with. Introducing Amistat Island Hostel. This instagrammable paradise, comes in hostel form and has an abundance of like-minded folk all experiencing alternative Ibiza too (with you?). Explore Ibiza’s hippy markets with the hostel crew or have a surf session in the nearby beach club, ‘Surf Lounge Ibiza’, on an epic manmade wave – you have to experience it to understand it! Expect inclusive vibes, communal dinners, guitar sessions on the beach at sunset, boat parties (we saw dolphins!), coastal walks alongside the slush puppie blue waters, cliff jumping for the adventurous and yoga for the zen. This ultra-modern (super fancy) hostel has the artiest private rooms, with en-suites and balconies. For the dorm-dwelling backpackers, the beds are SO comfy (tried and tested by us) and there’s a choice of female only and mixed dorms.
The islandâ€™s most popular beach is Es Pujols, which offers soft white sand as far as the eye can see. With shallow, clear waters it is obvious to see why visitors come from around the world to experience this sublime beach. Set just a short walk from the beach, the resortâ€™s selection of bars and restaurants serve delicious and revitalizing refreshment for beach dwellers.
For those who wish to indulge in true luxury, beautiful secluded beaches can be found all over the island, just a short walk or bike ride away. With miles of seashore, itâ€™s quite possible you wonâ€™t see another soul for hours! See more details on Formentera Island.