From luxury private villas by the sea, cliffside hideouts, long stretches of white sand to intimate secluded coves, fine dining to casual tapas, the south of Ibiza has it all. This part of the island remains the most sought after area for those searching for diversity in their local neighbourhood.
Where to Eat
There have been a lot of additions to the gastronomic map over the last few years with many newcomers making a flavoursome splash whilst some old favourites continue impressing.
What was once a quiet pizzeria on the Sa Caleta road now hosts Juls, the brand new Greek fusion restaurant. The owners have gone all out and have created a visual masterpiece with a menu (and wine list) to match. Our recommendation is picking your favourites from the menu and sharing, the portions here are not big and suit tapas style dining. The cocktails here are interesting and delicious!
Beso Beach, most well known for their restaurant in Formentera have a new edition on the shores of Salinas beach. Following their concept of the diners frequently singing and dancing along with the DJ’s selection, this is the place to go if you want to have some fun whilst you eat. It must be said that Beso is not cheap, however, for unfussy, delicious meat and fish dishes it is also very good.
Es Cubells is frequently described as Ibiza’s “Golden Mile”. The area boasts some incredible villas, many owned by famous faces from around the globe. Drive down the winding road that hugs the cliff and follow the signs for Ses Boques, one of the most casual dining experiences anywhere in Ibiza. This restaurant has a simple menu, lots of fish dishes and world beating paella. There are no airs and graces here, wooden tables and chairs on the sand shaded by giant palm leaves. The small rocky beach is also a lovely spot for a pre or post dinner swim.
Where to Beach
For an afternoon of dancing and music without having to pay the eye watering prices of beach clubs like Blue Marlin, head the far left hand side of Salinas in front of restaurant Sa Trinxa. Bring a picnic and some cold drinks and enjoy the soft white sand and dive off the small jetty in to the crystal clear waters!
For a quieter, more family friendly experience head round the coast to Sa Caleta. This short stretch of sand and pebbles backed by the deep red cliffs is an excellent spot to relax and soak up the midday sunshine. If you have an appetite the restaurant above the beach, simply called Sa Caleta is a simple, Spanish fish restaurant, be prepared to wait for a table and not just in peak season.
For the more adventurous and those seeking peace and quiet, even in the peak season, head to Cala Llentrisca. This cove is tucked away at the very far end of the road in Es Cubells. From the church, turn left and follow the road as it winds down past an array of exclusive properties. After around 10 minutes you will reach a barrier with a guard, don’t be intimidated! Inform the guard where you are heading and once you can’t go any further you’re almost there. Park and walk, keeping the very last villa on your left and follow the path around the cliff edge. After a few minutes you’ll see the sparkling waters below. Relax and enjoy.
Where to Party
The pick of the daytime beachside party in the south of the island remains Blue Marlin. Sundays are especially busy and the road going down to Cala Jondal can be a hedonistic caterpillar of cars. Arrive early if you want space to dance, leave late for the peak of the atmosphere.
Cova Santa on the San Jose road, owned by the same people as super club Amnesia is an interesting mix of restaurant, bar and night club. The most well know regular event is WooMoon, an eclectic combination of house music, talk on cultural issues and theatrical entertainment. Keep an eye out for one off after parties from the likes of Marco Carola and his Music On team.
Located at KM5 on the San Jose road is the aptly named KM5, one of the original stalwarts of the night scene in Ibiza. The food is good, the lounge bar is cozy with decent cocktails and the tiny ‘nightclub’ continues to host fun parties throughout the season. Head here for dinner and drinks and a party which last to 3am.
If you're looking to book a holiday villa in Ibiza, the south part of the island is really beautiful and a superb choice for a dream holiday away on The White Isle.
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