Following the fantastic news yesterday that the UK is joining the rest of Europe in putting Ibiza on the Green List. It’s time to get planning.
There are so many decisions to make when planning a holiday. And one of the big ones is where to stay! With this in mind we have put together a shortlist of reasons why we think the Bay of San Antonio is a great place to stay… It is the perfect place to base yourselves. Close to so many of the wonderful hotels, restaurants, bars, pools, the sunset and some of the island’s best beaches Ibiza has to offer.
1. The Amare Hotel
For a first class experience, the Amare Hotel in San Antonio Bay is the place to stay. Stylish rooms, fantastic facilities and beautifully situated. With views of San Antonio & the magical Ibiza Sunset. This adults only hotel offers a first class experience.
And being just a stones throw from Relish, you can enjoy a meal and indulge in some house cocktails without having to drive home.
You can also enjoy the amazing Ibiza Sunset from their rooftop bar Belle Vue.
Amare Hotel Ibiza Website
2. The Beach Star
This fun and super instagramable boutique hotel is really popular with both tourists and locals. Known for its fun afternoons around the pool, The Beach Star should be on your Ibiza Bucket List.
The kitchens start serving breakfast from 9am. The pool then opens at 10am, with resident DJ’s Antton and Doctor Feelgood taking to the decks from 1pm through to 6pm.
And the bonus is, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel; you can enjoy an afternoon of drinks and good music. It is recommended to book a poolside bed, but not essential. email@example.com
Beach Star Website
Beach Star Instagram
Beach Star Facebook
3. Idyllic West Coast Beaches
The West Coast boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
This fashionable, sheltered beach is lined with Sabina trees. It has beautiful clear water, perfect for swimming for all ages. It is accessible by car, bus and water taxi (from San Antonio).
Just around the corner from Cala Bassa you will find the slightly more earthy beaches of Cala Comte. There are several small beaches here to explore, all with breathtaking turquoise water. You have to see it to believe it. There are several restaurants to choose from too. If you come late in the afternoon it is an amazing spot to enjoy the famous Ibiza Sunset. It is recommended to get here early in high season as it can be extremely busy. It is accessible via car, bus or water taxi (from San Antonio).
One of the island’s smaller resorts, Cala Tarida is well worth a visit. It is the longest sandy beach on the west coast of the island, and is lined with hotels and a selection of great restaurants. Again the water here is magnificently blue, and the conditions are perfect for swimming. With a rocky formation reaching out into the sea in the middle of the beach, it is also a great spot for snorkelling. It is accessible via car, bus or water taxi from San Antonio.
4. Float Your Boat – Beach Hop
Following nicely on from our Beach Guide. You can also enjoy a day at sea being guided around some of the island’s most amazing beaches by the Float Your Boat team. Their excursions take you on a trip around the stunning West Coast of the island taking in some of the finest water and beaches on the island. The boat is fully equipped with toys such as body boards, snorkels and paddle boards. With fresh fruit and drinks included, this relaxing day is the perfect no stress way to take in some of the island’s most breathtaking scenery. And you might even see some dolphins.
For availability and more information, check out their website.
Float Your Boat Website
Float Your Boat Facebook
Float Your Boat Instagram
5. Relish Restaurant & Pool Bar
By day or by night, Relish stands out from the crowd with its exquisite menu. With a moreish selection of unique flavours from the popular World Tapas Menu, Juicy Burger Menu and Homemade Desserts selection. One visit won’t be enough.
By Day you can enjoy table service around the private pool, or escape from the Summer sun with a meal on the shaded terrace, enjoying beautiful sea views across to San Antonio.
Evenings at Relish you can enjoy the twinkling lights of San Antonio, welcoming service and a selection of hand crafted house cocktails to accompany your leisurely evening meal.
The full menu is available from 2pm until 11pm with the added extra of our Sunday Roasts from 1pm on Sundays.
6. Es Virot
Es Virot is a family run mediterranean restaurant located right next to the sea. The kitchen offers a selection of authentic mediterranean food, and home made pizzas. During the weekends, the highly experienced Ibicenco chefs pull out all of the stops offering an impressive selection of speciality dishes.
7. Paella at Can Pujol
Can Pujol first opened back in 1980. Serving traditional fresh seafood, for a taste of authentic mediterranean cuisine, you have to dine here. It is characterised by its simplicity and uninterrupted sea and sunset views. Their specialties include their delicious bullit de peix, seafood grills and lobster stews. The beauty of Can Pujol is that the fish is always fresh from the market, and never frozen. You really can taste the difference.
Can Pujol Website
Can Pujol Facebook
8. Sunset at Kumharas
Kumharas is a well loved island institution. No island bucket list is complete without “Taking in the Ibiza Sunset”. With its authentic and laid back feel to it you will get lost in the moment. Continuing their laid back vibe, they don’t take reservations. So make sure that you arrive early (we recommend before 8pm) to bag yourself a great spot to enjoy some great drinks and snacks while you take in the sunset.
They also have a tasty and informal Street Food Style Market. As well as an Asian corner with a selection of curries, and various dishes from India, Thailand & Sri Lanka. Keep your eyes peeled for their Asian BBQ which will be coming soon.
Currently (at the time of publishing) they have live music on Tuesdays & Sundays. On Fridays DJ Igor Marijuan. And throughout the week, you can also enjoy music from their resident DJ Isack Hipnotizer
Kumharas is open every day from 6pm until midnight
9. Dinner at Tapas Restaurant & Garden Bar
There is no question that dinner at our sister restaurant Tapas Restaurant & Garden Bar is a must.. with their mouth watering tapas and fantastic cocktails you will be transported on a memorable culinary journey. This coupled with great service in a charming, rustic and romantic setting. A night at Tapas shouldn’t be missed.
Booking is highly recommended… reservations can easily be made via the website.
Plastik has moved to a fantastic new venue in the bay. With the usual classy vibes, and warm welcome, the team are really excited to be establishing themselves in their new location, and we are thrilled to have these guys as our new neighbours.
With a large outdoor terrace, and several TV’s to watch the sport, there is a great atmosphere throughout the day, and into the evening. With great music and a fun vibe, it is the ultimate late night bar experience.
Plastik is currently open from 3pm – 2am.
Please note opening times are correct at the time of publishing.
Due to the ever easing of restrictions here on the island, please follow the links to the individual social channels for up to the minute information.
We are really excited to announce our opening for Summer 2021. With the ever easing restrictions here on the island, momentum is building. We are thrilled that we are now in a position where we can finally open the restaurant for the Summer 2021 season.
After a rather disappointingly short season last year. We can’t wait to get back to doing what we love. We have invested a lot of time during the winter months into the Relish’s concept and image. Our kitchen team have been hard at work too, creating fantastic new dishes for you to enjoy this Summer.
Although there is still a lot of uncertainty floating about in the world at the moment, we are remaining optimistic. After all we are a “glass half full” kinda team. One thing that these strange times have taught us all, is how to be adaptable and to roll with the punches.
What we know right now is that Ibiza is opening up. The amazing Amáre Hotel, just down the road from us, is open and filling up. And tourism in Europe is certainly increasing. Which means holidays to Ibiza are back on the cards. We might not be back to our pre Covid ways just yet. But we are happy to keep taking these small steps until we get there.
Here’s what we have for you this Summer at Relish
- World Tapas Menu
This tasty menu offers a selection of delicious sharing tapas dishes inspired by cuisines from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. This menu has evolved over the last few years to include some really interesting flavour combinations. As ever with lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.
- Relish Burger Menu
As well as the popular “Relish Burger”, Cajun Chicken Burger and the Veggie & Vegan Burgers. We have a couple of new burgers for you to enjoy including the White Isle Burger and our Spicy Burger.
- House Cocktails
Our House Cocktail Menu has had a full make over too. With some fantastic creations from our talented Bar Manager, including a Jalapeño Margarita! You will also discover some fresh, original summer flavours within our unique drinks menu.
- Sunday Roasts
A big thanks to our Big Sister Tapas Restaurant & Garden Bar for flying the “Relish Sunday Roast” flag for us, in our absence. For a taste of comfort and indulgence we have our Roast Chicken, Roast Belly of Pork, Roast Beef, Lamb Shank and Vegetarian Mushroom Wellington (which can also be made into a Vegan Roast, if desired) available every Sunday throughout the Summer.
Sadly we don’t have a crystal ball to know how things will pan out this Summer in Ibiza. But, whatever happens we will make the most of it. And we hope to see lots of you around the pool, and enjoying free time with family and friends again. Heres to Summer 2021 in Ibiza.
We can’t wait to see you all
I think you will agree that Ibiza is one of those rare special places that people return to time and time again. The island offers so many different things to so many different people, all coexisting seamlessly.
People often comment to me that they don’t know what it is that draws them back to the island so frequently. I think it has something to do with the fact that our little island has so much to offer. With so much versatility, Ibiza seems to attract a very warm and accepting group of people, from all walks of life.
Ibiza seems to have “something special” that no one can quite put their finger on. I have given this question a lot of thought over the years, and I think it is the acceptance and versatility of the island, that is one of its most specials charms. A refreshing lack of judgement.
Some people are drawn to the hedonism and their inner hippy. The 24/7 pace, the clubs, the parties and the open free lifestyle. Others want nothing more than long beach days, relaxing days in the Mediterranean sunshine, followed by long relaxing Summer nights.
Fun packed family holiday are a huge draw too. With many water parks, family friendly hotels and Ibiza’s many stunning child friendly beaches. While others want to loose themselves, or find themselves, at one of the many health and wellness retreats that operate throughout the Summer.
Some are drawn to the fashionistas and the VIP lifestyle, while other crave the simple life.
With Ibiza having such international appeal, people from all over the world are drawn to the island. Bringing with them a wonderful variety of cuisines and cultures, creating an exceptional culinary appeal to foodies from all over the world.
At Relish, we really do believe that variety really is the spice of life!
With this in mind, and our international clientele, we have developed a menu offing something for everyone. All carefully thought out, and lovingly prepared by our wonderful team.
Our World Tapas Menu offers a selection of tapas dishes, from around the world. Personally I love nothing more than ordering a selection of dishes for the table and sharing them with friends.
For those hungry days, there is nothing more comforting that a Hearty Main or biting into a Homemade Burger. This section of the menu has been specially crafted to include some familiar dishes, as well as some more adventurous flavours.
As with all of the menus, there is something for everyone, and we always make sure there are vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options.
Our Sunday Roasts are really special, even if we say so ourselves! A massive culinary hug on a plate. Whichever your preference, we have a roast dinner for you. The Sunday kitchen offers roast rump of beef, slow roast pork belly, roast chicken breast, braised lamb shank or a vegetarian mushroom wellington (which can be vegan by request). We can’t guarantee you won’t need a sleep afterwards.. but it will be worth it.
With so much to choose from, what will be your choice?
Will she won’t she? It’s been like a latin soap opera trying to anticipate how things will pan out in Ibiza and Spain, and well Europe… and the World.
But finally now that things seem to be settling down a bit, and we have a bit of a clearer pictures of how things might be. We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our doors for Summer 2020 on the Friday 16th July 2020.
Despite it not being the start to the season we were expecting, we are super excited to get back to it. As ever we have a few new dishes for you to enjoy. We have also developed a new house cocktail menu, exclusively for Relish. As well as a new non alcoholic drinks menu, packed with interesting and refreshing drinks to keep you hydrated.
Initially our opening hours will be 1pm – 11pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Whether you choose to indulge in our new house cocktails menu, dine on our new delicious dishes from our world tapas menu, or Relish on a Roast on Sundays… we are excited to welcome you.
And lastly, we want to say thank you to everyone for your continued and ongoing support, it means the world to us, and we look forward to seeing you at Relish soon, raising a glass to the simple things in life.
See you soon,
Tony, Glyn, Bex & the rest of the Relish Team.