Not be confused with lively San Antonio Town, San Antonio Bay is a much quieter, family orientated resort in Ibiza. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a choice of 5 spectacular small beaches to choose from, San Antonio Bay is an understated Mediterranean gem!
Ideally located near to the bustling resort of San Antonio Town, with its sunset strip of bars and super clubs, and with the antiquated Ibiza Town (Eivissa) also close at hand, San Antonio Bay is the perfect resort to base yourself in if you fancy dabbling between wild and relaxing holidays, or if you just need a bit of respite!
The hub of the action in San Antonio Bay resides on the shoreline promenade which links the small beaches together. Here you will find pavement cafes and quaint bars and restaurants, some offering evening entertainment. Experience panoramic views of the bay as you watch the famous Ibizan sunset over a glass of sangria or if you’re trying to keep the kids happy, why not try your hand at a game of mini-golf?
With a selection of 5, golden sandy beaches to choose from, beach lovers are spoilt for choice in San Antonio Bay! Connected together by a seafront promenade, lined with cafes and bar restaurants, days can be spent leisurely enjoying the Ibizan sunshine.
Kids (and adults alike!) will delight in the range of activities available in the resort. Bouncy castles, play parks, mini-golf and water sports like banana boats and pedalos are just a selection of the entertainment on offer to keep you occupied in San Antonio Bay.
If you fancy exploring outside of the resort however, San Antonio Bay is only a ferry ride away from Ibiza’s sister island Formentera, and is within easy reach of Ibiza’s iconic old town, known in Catalan as ‘Eivissa’.
A cultural melting pot, Eivissa’s walled city featuring a 16th century castle fortress as its centre piece is a practical rabbit warren of winding cobble streets, overflowing with boutique shops and elegant eateries. Street entertainers take the stage in corners around the city, delighting crowds with displays of dance, music, stilt walking and fire eating!
The night-time extravagance continues in San Antonio Town, home to Ibiza’s famous ‘West End’ clubbing scene, as well as well-known super club hotspots like Pacha and Es Paradis.
Easily the island’s major drawing point however has to be the legendary Ibiza sunset. Grab yourself a table at one of the shoreline bars in San Antonio Bay and watch in awe as the sun dips low into the Mediterranean Sea, casting wide streaks of orange and pink across the sky. Simply stunning.
Whether you’re after a taste of the traditional or you prefer to have a varied selection of cuisine on offer, San Antonio Bay will not disappoint. The beachside promenade is home to a wide variety of eateries offering local delicacies as well as international favourites.
Cuisine in Ibiza is very typically Mediterranean. Rice based dishes like paella are traditionally very popular, prepared with either meat or seafood as the main ingredient. The Spanish are great lovers of shellfish so expect plenty of dishes to include prawns, crab and even lobster!
Cold cuts of traditional Ibizan meats like sobrasada (paprika sausage) and botifarro (Spanish black pudding) are popular as a part of Tapas dishes, alongside Spanish favourites like Patatas Bravas. Ibizan potatoes are also world renowned for their unique flavour and versatility in cooking.
For a little taste of something sweet, try one of the selection of ensaimadas available local bakeries and some resort supermarkets. These Spanish-style, twisted croissants are typically filled with delicious fresh cream or chocolate, or simply sprinkled with sugar.
Although not typically renowned as a wine producing region, the climate on Ibiza and its sister island Formentera make them perfect destinations for vine-growing, producing aromatic, soft bodied wines which make a perfect accompaniment to any meal.