Ibiza By Private Jet
16 July 2019
Ibiza is one of the five Balearic Islands off the Western coast of Spain - best known, of course, for its year-round sun, sea, sand and clubbing.
From secluded sandy beaches to boho-chic and hippy markets, Ibiza has a chilled out yin to the nocturnal yang.
This coastal town of Santa Eulalia is the third largest on the island, but the atmosphere is totally different to what you might expect from a large town in Ibiza. Just over 20km from the airport on the eastern side of the island, it has a relaxed pace, with clean, white sandy beaches and a long promenade that follows the coastline. The town is overlooked by Puig de Missa, a 16th century church that sits atop a hill to the west of the town. Wander up the winding path for amazing views over the picturesque town and Balearic Sea.
What began as small bars and underground clubs have spawned whole empires with international club nights such as Manumission and Pacha now global brand names.
Not far to the east of Santa Eulalia is Es Cana, a small, relaxed resort right on the coast. A natural bay of golden sand and palm trees surrounds the clear, blue sea, a great spot to soak up that Spanish sun. Es Cana is famously the home of the original hippy market of Punta Arabi, which has been running since the seventies. The market attracts thousands of visitors each year, and you’ll find stalls set up every Wednesday with crafts, clothes, traditional Ibizan souvenirs and homemade fresh seafood paella, hot out of the pan.
Situated in the northernmost point of Ibiza is Portinatx, a secluded part of the island that is arguably the most beautiful. Three sandy beaches meet a shallow, turquoise sea, the perfect spot for families looking for a chilled out escape. Small sailing boats bob in the distance and the forested bay that wraps around this tranquil resort make it feel all the more peaceful.
Several shops and restaurants are dotted nearby and even in the high season you’ll be blissfully unaware of the foam parties and all-night clubs in the south. The area is deemed so picture-perfect, in fact, that Portinatx was used as a filming location for the movie South Pacific, set in Hawaii.