For all those of you who are coming to Ibiza that want to spend your days in the sun ensuring you have the darkest tan out of you and your friends, hoping to avoid coming home red like a lobster or are that pale you have to use filters on Instagram to make it look like you have a tan and for those of you who simply just want a well deserved break from your work life by relaxing on some of the White Isle’s most glorious beaches, then this is for you.
When you book your summer vacation you have a few necessities in mind. These include getting drunk with your mates, relaxing in the sun for hours on end and arguably one of the biggest benefits to a break away, to come home darker than what you originally looked so you can claim to have some sort of a tan when you next see your friends.
To help you do this, the party capital not only has some of the finest beach clubs on offer including Blue Marlin Ibiza and Nikki Beach
– Cala gracio
Ibiza, it also has some of the most luxurious beaches in the whole of the Balearic Islands. Here are five of our favorites.
Situated two kilometres north of San Antonio, Cala Gracio Beach is definitely a hidden gem on an island full of mysterious wonders. Unlike other beaches on the island where you may be required to look up bus timetables or pay for a cab for transport, you can begin your tanning on a short ten minute walk from the famous Sunset Strip whilst admiring the ocean view en route.
Upon arrival, you will discover a sensational long cove full of admirable qualities and complete relaxation – which is what Cala Gracio Beach is all about. It provides you with a chance to get away from the busy nightlife and lively atmospheres Ibiza consists of and gives you a peaceful, uninterrupted platform of which you can relax, sunbathe and chill in order to achieve the perfect tan. Once you’re finished topping up your exotic colors, you can always go and refresh with a cocktail at the bar or get some grub in at the restaurant located nearby.
- Cala Bassa beach
Just a short ferry ride away from San Antonio (which costs around €8-10), Cala Bassa Beach is definitely one beach we recommend you visit – even if it means swimming there!
Attracting tourists on a daily basis with locals visiting at weekends, Cala Bassa Beach provides something for everybody’s needs as they look to take in the fresh Balearic air. Not only accessible by ferry, tourists and locals can also opt to drive or take the bus with the destination located roughly 15 minutes drive away from a busy San Antonio.
Possibly in possession of the clearest most crystal blue waters on the entire island, swimming in the shallow waters of Cala Bassa Beach is a joy to behold. Accompanied by golden sand and ancient Sabina trees with jet-skis for those who have visited for more than a kip, this is a beach we have no doubts you will be back to experience again one day after trialling once.
PLAYA D’EN BOSSA BEACH
Arguably the island’s most famous beach of all is none other than Playa D’En Bossa Beach. If you are looking to get a tan and relax, it is strongly advised you move as far as you can towards the quietest side of this beach on a Sunday as many revelers it’s wonderful sands as a place to pre-party before heading on over to Space Ibiza to rave until the very next day. Aside from Sunday’s though, Bossa’s most popular beach is as busy as any other beach on the island and provides a spectacular view of the Balearic waters when sitting down and chilling out on your beach towel.
Located slap, bang in the middle of the Playa D’En Bossa resort and roughly a half-an-hour bus journey away from San Antonio, this is definitely worth the hour all-round travel for those jumping on the bus. Stretching two kilometres long, the Playa D’En Bossa beach has a host of activities which will keep you entertained all day ranging from pedaloes to kayaks to jet-skis and so much more.
Then when you’ve finished topping up your tan, you can always become the life of the party getting involved with the theatrics going on at the Bora Bora Bar right next to Jet Apartments. If you’re feeling peckish, there are several restaurants located nearby and if you’re in search of souvenirs, all you have to do is step out onto the strip and there are shops left, right and centre.
CALA JONDAL BEACH
A popular choice amongst boat owners and a luxurious spot where you may even discover a couple of celebrities now and then, Cala Jondal Beach truly is tailored for the rich and the famous.
Surrounded by numerous jagged cliffs and pines, this Balearic beauty is one of the more glamorous beaches on the island and attracts a very exquisite audience. With several classy beach restaurants nearby, many offer zodiac service which is where they take a dinghy out to the yachts anchored to shore of boat owners allowing them to come and eat at their restaurants. If you thought that was impressive, then when they bring drinks out to your boat, that will do wonders to your imagination.
Located 15 minutes by car from Ibiza Town, this breath-taking white-pebbly beach is definitely worth a visit.
SANTA EULALIA BEACH
If you’re looking to bag yourself a tan whilst enjoying yourself with a traditional holiday-like feel at the same time, then Santa Eulalia Beach is the place you need to go to catch your rays.
Situated in the resort of Santa Eulalia, it’s glowing beach can caters to the needs of everyone with several facilities on display. These include loungers, parasols, bars, restaurants and shops just in case you wish to adventure elsewhere whilst visiting this part of Ibiza.
With a wide beach full of endless white sand created by the artistic ways of the sea, the fun doesn’t end there. Tourists can enjoy a host of water-sports including sailing, pedaloes, water-skiing, the banana boat and they can even learn to dive at diving school, an activity many don’t get to experience during their lifetime. If you venture far enough down the right of the beach, you can even feed the ducks – everything is possible in Ibiza.