The most Southern island of the Balearics, Formentera is Ibiza’s less well-known, little sister. This gorgeous island is only 30 minutes away from Ibiza by boat, yet the two islands could not be more different.
Compared to hedonistic Ibiza, Formentera might seem like a shrinking violet and although nothing much seems to happen here, that’s probably part of the appeal. The pristine, white beaches tempt people back here year upon year and the Caribbean-esque seas make for a tropical paradise for swimmers and snorkelers alike. Who needs wild bars and clubs when you have pure heaven on your doorstep?
There’s also plenty of hippy markets where plenty of Ibiza veterans seem to have settled and the laidback lifestyle of the Formentera inhabitants is contagious. Don’t be surprised if you come back home with a wardrobe full of sarongs and a braid in your hair, Formentera is just that kind of chilled out place.