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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.
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.
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.
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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.
San Antonio Bay boasts five golden-sanded beaches, linked by a tree-lined walkway with cafés, shops and beachfront hotels. You can catch some rays at Es Puet beach, or wander further to explore the little coves of S’Estanyol. Known for great summer barbeques, the coves also 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. Alternatively, there’s the option to jump on a ferry and zip over to one of the other beaches in the area, such as Cala Bassa and Cala Conta.
If you’ve got any bargain-hunters with you on your holidays to San Antonio Bay, the market at San Antonio Town’s harbour is the perfect place. If they really want to hone their haggling abilities, take a visit to the Hippy Market at Es Cana. In addition to a seemingly endless array of art, crafts and unique gifts and souvenirs, you’ll hear live music and be able to sample a stunning range of delicious street food.
Clubbers can hop on a Disco Bus to San Antonio Town and kick their heels up in some of the best bars on the island. If you want to keep it local, the Bay’s waterfront is the perfect place to watch the famous Ibizan sunsets from the comfort of a laid-back beach bar.
San Antonio Bay is an ideal holiday destination for families and there are plenty of attractions to keep the little ones entertained. In addition to the aquatic madness of the Aguamar Water Park, there’s also the Acrobosc Ibiza Adventure Park, waiting to be explored. Kids of all ages can unleash their inner Indiana Jones and test themselves against an obstacle course that set in the treetops! There are low-level zip-wires and climbing walls for younger visitors and some challenging obstacles for older children and adults.
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.
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 http://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.
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.
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.
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!