Ibiza is bursting with untouched beauty. Glittering turquoise coves, long stretches of golden-white sand, and scenic cliff faces that stretch for miles across the island. It’s almost impossible to see the full extent of Ibiza’s treasures in just one trip, especially when the usual parties and events are calling for our attention.
However, part of the intrigue and excitement of landing in Ibiza comes from the knowing that upon each visit you are bound to discover something new. Hidden spots are to be revealed, and new experiences await.
If you’re in search of more of the island’s beautiful beaches and secluded nature this year, here are a few pointers to help get you started.
1. Ses Illetes, Formentera
Although technically not one of Ibiza’s own, Ses Illetes most definitely can’t go unmentioned when listing beautiful Balearic beaches. Less than thirty minutes away from the coast of Ibiza, you’ll find powdery white sands, deposits of bright pink coral, and water so clear that the boats appear to be floating on air. This Caribbean-like gem has been crowned the best beach in Europe (TripAdvisor), and sixth most beautiful in the world.
Our team in Ibiza would be happy to organise a private yacht charter for your group to make the most of your days island hopping across the Mediterranean.
2. Cala Salada & Cala Saladeta
Surrounded by the fragrant pine forests on the south-west coast of Ibiza, Cala Salada is one of the island’s most beautiful rustic beaches, alongside it’s little sister Cala Saladeta of course. This bay of shallow turquoise water is ideal for snorkeling and long days spent soaking up the sun, but be sure to bring a picnic and an umbrella especially if you intend to do the short trek over to Cala Saladeta where there aren’t any chiringuitos or tourist amenities.
3. Sa Caleta
You may have seen other-worldly looking pictures of the rocky red cliffs enclosing the pebbly beach of Sa Caleta. This dramatic headboard keeps the beach sheltered from the wind, creating a little hidden paradise of calm shallow water that is perfect for snorkeling and safe for children. If you walk slightly beyond the beach entrance and restaurant you’ll discover a secret passageway through the cliff which leads to an extraordinary viewpoint of the beach below.
Walking distance from our Sea Villa.
4. Cala Conta
As one of the most popular beaches on the island, Cala Conta isn’t exactly Ibiza’s best kept secret. Famous for its magical sunset views, bright blue waters and sheltered coves, it’s a firm favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Enjoy Asian-fusion style cuisine and ice cold cocktails as you watch the sun go down at Sunset Ashram restaurant, the perfect way to end any day at Cala Conta.
If you prefer basking in the beauty of this beach away from the inevitable crowds during peak season, why not spend the day on the water with a private yacht? Neighbouring the equally renowned Cala Bassa bay, this area of the island makes for a truly unforgettable day on the sea.
5. Cala San Vincente
Cala San Vincente is the ideal holiday hideaway, tucked away in the far north of Ibiza.
This expansive golden crescent of sand is rarely overcrowded, even in the height of summer; allowing you to spread out and enjoy dazzling views of the bay. Miles away from the more populated south side of the island, you can enjoy feeling the seclusion and bliss wash over you in this cala, whilst still accessing resort-like amenities and the variety of restaurants that line the shore.
6. Punta Galera
One of Ibiza’s natural beauties is the spectacular vision that is Punta Galera. Though you may not consider it a beach without any sand, it fascinates visitors year after year with huge layers of jagged rocks forming shelf-like platforms besides the glistening sea. When visiting in the hotter summer months, you may want to arrive early to avoid the hottest part of the day with the lack of shade here, otherwise it is a breathtaking position to view the sunset due to its position on the west coast. You can also buy refreshments from the cave of the infamous nudist hippie, alternatively we suggest bringing a picnic!
7. Cala Xarraca
Almost a well kept secret in the quiet north of the island is the picturesque Cala Xarraca, a small crystalline cove surrounded by lush green forest. It’s rustic charm and secluded nooks and crannies make it popular with photographers, locals and islanders escaping from the busy south. Unique to Cala Xarraca, is a natural mud-bath which is found on the left of the bay, this is said to have healing properties for the body. Perfect for those hungover beach days after over indulging the night before!
8. Cala D’Hort
Cala D’Hort has to be one of the most magical beaches in Ibiza. As you relax on golden sands gazing into the distance you’ll see Es Vedra rock directly ahead. The legendary rock has definitely become one of the must-see sights when visiting Ibiza, and is shrouded in many myths and legends. It is said to be the third most magnetic point on Earth, only after the North Pole and Bermuda Triangle and has long been referred to as the source of Ibiza’s inexplicable energy. As the sun goes down, the views are mesmerizing and can often be emotional for those captured by the surreal energy of Es Vedra.
9. Cala Vadella
Situated close to Cala D’Hort on Ibiza’s south coast, you’ll find the quaint resort town of Cala Vadella. As you approach along the winding cliff side road, you’ll find that the emerging beach views turn the drive alone into an experience in itself. It is simply stunning as you get the first glimpse of the deep blue and turquoise bay from the road above. Cala Vadella is extremely popular with families, it feels very safe tucked between the surrounding cliffs, and the many options of restaurants and water sports make light work of entertaining the kids.
10. Sol Den Serra
The intimate cove of Sol Den Serra is a beautiful example of Ibiza’s perfectly peaceful north-east coast. If you’re a morning person, you shouldn’t miss a chance to watch the sunrise here, it is a spectacular sight as the morning sun slowly reveals itself above the water, and you catch those first rays of golden light.
The beach is defined by one of the island’s finest venues, Amante Ibiza. This laid back Mediterranean beach club also offers breakfast yoga sessions from Monday to Friday, and becomes one of the most dreamy moon-lit outdoor cinema settings imaginable on selected evenings (pre-booking essential for both). Many people opt to arrive by yacht to enjoy long sophisticated lunches on the cliffside as they admire the idyllic bay, and of course their glamorous mode of transport.