10 Reasons Why the Bay is the Place to Stay
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.
2. The Beach Star
This fun and super instagrammable 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.