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.
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.