San Antonio Bay and neighbouring San Antonio town are well known as the party resorts of Ibiza’s western coast. However, the San Antonio Bay area is the quieter alternative and also boasts a decent sandy beach and an attractive beachfront promenade. By night, restaurants, live music and other shows stay open until midnight, leaving die-hards to head over to San An. Here is my guide to the resort including some tips for both couples and families.
360 Tour of Fun on the beach at Playa Arenal, San Antonio Bay
Accommodation in San Antonio Bay gives easy access to the nightlife but is far away enough to give you some peace and quiet.
Apartamentos Zodiac - 1* (Map)
Review: Budget apartment option, ideal for friends or groups
Location: Avenida San Agustín 93, 07829 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Price from: £35 per night
Fiesta Hotel Milord - 3* (Map)
Review: Excellent family hotel just outside the main resort area
Location: Carrer de la Rioja 39, Bahía de San Antonio, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Price from: £70 per night
Hotel Bellamar - 4* (Map)
Review: Hotel with spa, perfect for couples.
Location: Playa de Es Pouet, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Price from: £70 per night
Outside of the usual beaches, bars 7 clubs, there is really only one “must do” in San Antonio…
Café del Mar (Map)
Review: Perhaps the most famous bar in the Balearics and the perfect place to watch the sun melt into the Mediterranenan whilst sipping an ice cold San Miguel.
Expert Tip: You don’t need to buy a drink… just walk out onto the rocks, find a spot to sit and enjoy the spectacle.
Location: Calle de Lepant, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Opening Times: all day, all night
SanAntonioBay Restaurants & Bars
El Rincon de Pepe (Map)
Review: Good value tapas restaurant
Location: Calle Sant Mateo 6, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Price from: £10 per head
The Bay Bar (Map)
Review: Excellent spot for a snack and a relaxing drink
Location: Avenguida Dr Fleming, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
Price from: £9 per head
Local buses run around the bay, connecting San Antonio town in the north to San Antonio Bay in the south. In high season a shuttle boat also runs from San Antonio harbour to the hotels on the far side of the bay. If it's late night or early morning then walking or taxis are your only options.
Widely available at various taxi ranks or can be hailed on the street. Minimum fare is €3.25
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So that’s my guide to the quieter end of Ibiza’s party town.
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