San Antonio Bay holidays

San Antonio Bay is widely recognised as one of Ibiza’s most beautiful resorts. You’ll find it just south of the clubbers’ paradise that is San Antonio Town. However, San Antonio Bay holidays are much quieter than other parts of the island; although access to the club scene is easy enough, if you want it. The resort tends to attract families and couples, looking to spend some quality downtime together away from the crowds and parties. Head down to the crescent-shaped beach and, towards the harbour, you’ll find an array of water sports on offer, from water-skiing, to splashing about on a banana boat!

If you want some seclusion, there are five beaches within walking distance of San Antonio’s golden sands. Cala Gracio is one of the best, with a gently-shelving shoreline, making it ideal for little ones who want to have a splash about in safe water. The focus is really on families and you’ll find child-friendly attractions, such as outdoor playground Acrobosc, within easy reach. 

Things to do

With five stunning beaches to choose from, you can choose to top up your tan in peace and quiet, or throw yourself into a variety of exciting water sports on offer at San Antonio harbour. Each beach has its own distinct character, but they all have in common golden sands, crystal-clear waters and shady palm trees. For shoppers, the harbour market is a treasure trove of trinkets and handmade goods. If you’re travelling with the family, spend a day on the rides, slides, flumes, and pools at the Aguamar Water Park. Romantic couples can enjoy a quiet wander on the waterfront to watch the sun go down or, if you’re feeling lively, get into the groove at one of the clubs in San Antonio Town.

The ideal location

Its position on Ibiza’s west coast has a lot of benefits that make it such a popular spot with all different types of holidaymakers. It’s a beach lover’s paradise, which is perfect for soaking up the warm Ibiza sun throughout the day and then watching the superb sunsets as evening falls. But if you’re after something a bit more upbeat, you have vibrant bars and clubs of San Antonio within easy walking distance. However, if you’re wanting to find out more about the island’s history and culture, Ibiza Town is just a short drive away in the opposite direction.

Excellent beaches

You may not realise it, but San Antonio Bay is actually made up of a number of different beaches and coves, each of them offering something unique and wonderful to all who visit their shores. Es Puet is perfect for paddling and fishing, S’Estanyol is great for water sports and barbecues and Port des Torrent is the place to be for snorkelling – to name but a few. Which will be your favourite?

Eating and drinking

A leisurely stroll along the picturesque promenade lining the bay will see you being spoilt for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to stop for food and drink. There are countless appealing bars, cafés and restaurants, all providing exceptional views across the bay. Take your pick from all the mouth-watering menus that are put out to tempt you and be sure to have found the best seat in time for sunset.

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The warmest weather is between June and August and cooler during the spring months.

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Flights to San Antonio Bay land at Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is about 23km from the resort.

San Antonio Bay is best for...

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 nearby club-hotspot, San Antonio Town, the resort is great for mates looking for easy-going days with the clubs still in easy reach.

Fast facts for San Antonio Bay

Language: The language spoken here is Spanish. While the locals have a good command of English, an occasional ‘por favor’ or ‘gracias’ goes a long way, no matter how bad your pronunciation! 

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your pounds and pence for Euros, before you jet off on your holidays to San Antonio Bay.

Local time: San Antonio Bay is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Ibiza Airport. San Antonio Bay is 45 minutes away. 

Flight time from UK: The San Antonio Bay flight time is a little under 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further San Antonio Bay tourist information can be found at https://www.ibiza.travel/en/?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.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

Holiday destinations related to San Antonio Bay:

  • Santa Eulalia
  • Ibiza Town
  • San Antonio
  • Es Cana
  • Getting around San Antonio Bay

    By bus: Frequent bus services connect Ibiza’s resorts, and operate within areas like San Antonio Bay all day, approximately every 30 minutes. If you want access to San Antonio Town’s clubs, there is a regular Disco Bus, that delivers club-commuters to their destination every evening during the party season.

    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. Don’t forget that Ibizans drive on the right side of the road and overtake on the left.

    By bike: San Antonio Bay is a beautiful part of the island that is ideal for exploring on two wheels. There are some good cycle routes and plenty of places to hire bikes.

    Events in San Antonio Bay

    Flower festival: The oldest festival in Ibiza, the Sant Eulalia Flower Festival commemorates a story in which the church at the top of the hill collapsed, but none of the congregation were hurt. To mark this miracle, the first day of May sees parades of horse-drawn carts, elaborate costumes, live music and, of course, more flowers than the Chelsea Flower Show! Well worth a visit.

    Summer feast: In August, San Antonio celebrates one of its biggest festivals, the Fiesta of San Bartolome. Taking place over a few days, it’s family-focused fun, with kids’ games, funfairs, live music and dancing, and a fantastic firework display to see the fiesta out with a bang!

    San Antonio Bay weather

    Temperature: 26-29°C in summer.

    Best time to visit: If you’d rather enjoy cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, book between March and May, when the mercury hovers in the low-to-mid-twenties. The summer months, between June and September, see the temperature climb into the high twenties, often peaking at around 30°C, so bring plenty of sunscreen.

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