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Holidays in San Antonio Bay
San Antonio Bay is the vibrant, sun-drenched holiday area south of the famous San Antonio Town. A relaxed, beach-focused part of western Ibiza, the resort is ideal for family and friends with its horseshoe-shaped bay and bubbly atmosphere. Favourite family attractions like outdoor playground Acrobosc are within easy reach, and San Antonio Bay is popular for being a chilled-out base that’s still walking distance from San Antonio Town’s clubbing scene.
June for ideal mid 20s averages.
Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Book your holiday to San Antonio Bay with Thomas Cook and look forward to choosing from a string of sandy beaches, Sunset Strip bars and the water slides at Aguamar.
Beach lovers are well and truly spoilt for choice in San Antonio Bay, with a tempting choice of five beautiful beaches spread along the golden coast. Ranging from little coves to water sports beaches, you can pick a different one each day. Head to San Antonio Town’s harbour to browse for souvenirs at the lively markets, or plan a family day trip to experience the water slides of Aguamar Water Park. In the evenings, keep it low-key with a cold drink on the waterfront watching western Ibiza’s famous sunsets, or head to San Antonio Town’s clubs.
San Antonio’s long, sweeping bay is home to a choice of beaches, connected by a sunny tree-lined walkway lined with cafes, shops and beachfront hotels. You can stroll along the promenade and take your pick – find a perfectly positioned lounger and get comfortable on the fine golden sand of Es Puet beach, or wander further to explore the little coves of S’Estanyol. Known for great summer barbeques, the coves have shallow waters and a little jetty that’s fun for kids. The best place in San Antonio Bay for water sports is Playa Pinet, where you’ll find banana boats, water skiing and pedal boats.
Ibiza is famous for its markets, and if you fancy yourself as an expert haggler, visit San Antonio Town’s harbour to shop for locally-made jewellery, leather and unique gifts. Shopaholics will love the hippy markets of Es Cana, known for their colourful mix of stalls selling art, food and crafts to the sound of live Balearic bands. In the evenings, clubbing capital San Antonio Town is within walking distance for a big night on the Sunset Strip. If you want to stay local, the water front is the best place in San Antonio Bay for nightlife, with its share of chilled-out beach bars and DJs getting the party going later on.
Cool off on a hot day and take the kids to Aguamar, one of Ibiza’s best water parks. Just 25 minutes away by bus or car, the park is a fantastic family day out with swimming pools and seven thrilling water slides. There are special slides and water playgrounds for little kids, plus cafe, bar and picnic areas. A stone’s throw away in Santa Eulalia is Acrobosc Ibiza, one of the biggest family attractions in San Antonio Bay. Located in lush forest scenery, this outdoor adventure playground and assault course is fun for all ages with zip lining, climbing and tree walking.
Beach lovers: The golden arc of San Antonio Bay has five fabulous beaches, all featuring beautiful soft white sand and exciting water sports.
Families: Families of all ages will enjoy the local water park, Aguamar, with its huge choice of swimming pools, playgrounds and slides.
Mates: The chilled-out neighbour of nightlife hotspot San Antonio Town, San Antonio Bay is great for mates looking for easy-going days with the clubs still in easy reach.
Language: The language spoken in San Antonio Bay is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in San Antonio Bay is the Euro (€)
Local time: San Antonio Bay is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours
Tourist Information: Further San Antonio Bay tourist information can be found at www.ibiza.travel/en/articulo.php?fid=305&ct=wheretogo
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to San Antonio Bay.
Temperature: 26-29°C in summer.
Best time to visit: June for ideal mid 20s averages.
Ibiza’s long Mediterranean summers feature an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day. Summer temperatures last between June and September, and often longer, peaking at 30°C in July and August.
By bus: Frequent bus services connect Ibiza’s resorts, and operate within areas like San Antonio Bay all day, approximately every 30 minutes.
By hire car: Ibiza has excellent roads that are easy to navigate, so if you’re interested in exploring the island it’s well worth hiring a car. The main resorts and hotels have a variety of car hire companies to choose from.
By bike: San Antonio Bay is a beautiful part of the island that is ideal for exploring on two wheels. The bay has cycle routes and places to hire a bicycle.
Flower festival: On the first day of May, the beautiful town of Santa Eulalia holds its annual flower festival. A fun experience for anyone visiting the area, the festival includes locals dressing up in traditional costume, live music, parties and parades of horses decorated with flowers.
Summer feast: In August, San Antonio celebrates one of its biggest festivals, the Fiesta of San Bartolome. In keeping with all Ibizan fiestas, locals keep the festival going for days with a funfair, live music, street parties and finish it off with a feast.