The 5 best beaches for groups on Ibiza
Date Posted: 26/03/2015
Party season is almost in sight on the White Isle, but the island isn’t all about staying up all night. Groups that head here to relax and sightsee can claim their own slice of island life – and that includes the coast.
It’s not always easy to find the perfect beach for a group. Especially on Ibiza. Stretches of sand like Bora Bora and San Antonio fill up fast, and usually with the island’s party pack.
Beyond the big name bays, though, there are sections of shoreline that most tourists turn a blind eye to. And it’s these that are ideal for groups.
An old timber jetty sits in the middle of this peaceful, almost deserted strip of coast. The crescent-shaped beach offers crystal blue water and pin-drop quiet that couldn't be further from the madness of Bora Bora. Although it's a pretty isolated area, its natural good looks make it well worth the journey.
Where: From Sant Josep, follow the road south to Es Cubells. From here, wind your way down the road to the coast whilst enjoying the lush views. A footpath will take you to the beach from there.
Before you leave: Stop off for a drink at Es Cubells, a small village nestled among lemon, orange and olive groves. Bar Llumbi is a family owned bar and restaurant that offers unspoilt views of the coast as well as a traditional Spanish menu.
The calm, clear waters of this untouched cove mean you'll just have to dive in and swim. Make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful views out to sea away from the noisy crowds; however you may be sharing this hidden gem with locals or even the occasional naturist who stops by to top up their tan!
Where: On the east coast of Ibiza, past the gated community of Roca Llisa.
Before you leave: There isn't much in the way of bars and restaurants nearby, so bring a little picnic.
This secluded beach is perfect for snorkelling and cliff jumping (if you're brave enough). Explorers can hike to Ses Fontanelles to catch a glimpse of the famous Bronze Age cave drawings.
Where: A short drive from San Antonio.
Before you leave: Visit one of the local beach shacks for a fresh lime mojito.
Another beach favoured by locals. Feel at one with nature at this beach as you breathe in the scent of the pine trees and admire the scenery. Be sure to wear flip flops as the sand is quite rocky, although the seabed itself is cushiony soft.
Where: Situated on the south coast, between Es Torrent and Cala Jondal.
Before you leave: Take a short detour to Es Xarco (one bay away) for a delicious seafood lunch and a bottle of wine.
Okay so this isn't exactly a 'secret' beach (it can get quite busy during peak season) but it's well worth checking out in spring and autumn. This small but picturesque bay boasts crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Where: On the island's north-west coast, just past San Miguel.
Before you leave: Enjoy Ibiza’s calling card sunset, which is often accompanied by drummers who arrive on the beach to 'drum down the sun'.
The above feature has been created with insider info from Travel Together.