While San Antonio in Ibiza is most famous for its busy clubbing scene, all night parties and big names DJs, it also holds many a hidden treasure along its stunning coastline. This part of Ibiza has some beautiful beaches and here we let you into the secret that is our favourite three.
Pinet Playa (Reggae Beach)
This beach stands out among the rest because of its likeness to a beach in the Caribbean. San Antonio has many a beautiful beach, seafront bar and water sport venue but Reggae Beach holds a different appeal. The colourful bar known as the Global Reggae Bar flies the Jamaican flag and serves classic Jamaican cocktails that are evocative of far flung places. With Bob Marley pumping out of the beat box, this beach is definitely unique among the others on the island. If you turn up on a Sunday afternoon, there is even a Jamaican BBQ serving Caribbean specialities, such as Jerk Chicken and rice.
Only a short walk from San Antonio, this beach is a haven of tranquillity compared to the busy atmosphere in the town and on the main beach itself. There is a restaurant here and the lovely scenery that surrounds the bay makes you feel a million miles away. This is a real find if you are looking for something quieter and more relaxing to spend a day or two.
Overlooking the island of Es Vedra, this gorgeous little beach has a beach boutique that sells swimwear of a designer style. Rather sophisticated, this chic and somewhat charming setting appeals to the more discerning beach lover. Great scenery and three local restaurants serving traditional island food make this place a real hidden delight.
So, if you are thinking of coming to Ibiza and want to enjoy some of its marvellous beaches, you will not be disappointed. Over 80 beaches on the island include our favourite hidden gems plus many other more popular ones. All are very well maintained and are clean and well serviced. Water is clear, the sand is white and the sunsets on this island are among the most awesome in the world, so what more could you want?
How to Get to San Antonio
San Antonio is only 20km from Ibiza Airport so transfers to the resort couldn’t be easier. Here at Shuttle Direct we offer reliable Ibiza airport transfers on either a private or shared basis. You can book in advance and have one of our drivers meet you at the airport to take you direct to your hotel in no time at all. We want to get your holiday off to a stress free start: begin as you mean to go on!
We offer an efficient service at competitive prices and have vehicles of all shapes and sizes to accommodate your group’s needs. You can also book your return transfer with us so that you don’t have to worry about that either.
Where to Stay
NWT Sunset Ibiza – Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi, safes and air conditioning, NWT Sunset Ibiza has an outdoor swimming pool and a lounge bar with satellite TV and pool tables. Most rooms have a balcony and all have en suite facilities. Close to the bars and restaurants and the old town of San Antonio, this hotel is a good budget option. There is a helpful reception staff and car rental can be organised from here.
Hotel Marco Polo – With outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and air-conditioned rooms that have tiled floors, fridge and TV, Hotel Marco Polo is our choice of mid range accommodation. There is a good restaurant at this hotel and a snack bar too. With a tourist information desk at the reception and free Wi-Fi in the rooms, this hotel is functional and well situated.
Palladium Hotel Palmyra – Palladium aHotel Palmyra is our luxury suggestion in San Antonio. Situated on the beach, this hotel has a freshwater swimming pool. All of the modern rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and private balcony. Serving international dishes, the restaurant at the hotel functions in a buffet style, while the bar serves tea and cakes at sunset alongside live music. Staff here are very helpful and are happy to offer information and recommendations. Car rental can be organised from this hotel as well as various excursions.