Playa Bella Apartments

These apartments have real family appeal, with kids' pools and entertainment around the clock. Apartments come king-sized and the two restaurants offer up please-all fare. Plus, its beachfront spot means San Antonio's sands are just moments away.

This place is right on Punta Xinxo Beach, just along from San Antonio proper. And its huge terrace virtually melts into the beach. Cross the walkway and you’re on the sands in seconds.

As to the complex itself, it’s made up of four-storey blocks grouped around the terrace. Sunbeds are here in force and the main, cloverleaf-shaped pool is pretty, with palm trees rising up from its centre. One of the pool’s ‘leaves’ is reserved for toddlers. The highlight, though, is the neighbouring splash pool. Complete with a novelty shark, shipwreck, showers and chutes, it’s the equivalent of a miniature aqua park.

Apartments are spacious and light. Most have undergone a recent refurbishment, too. Fresh magnolia walls have been teamed with blue-and-yellow furnishings. Smart kitchenettes and balconies or terraces finish things off. In terms of size, you can choose between studios and one, two or three-bedroom apartments, some of which offer bay views.

Elsewhere, you’ve got all the essentials on tap. There are two bright and breezy restaurants serving international dishes, plus a friendly bar on the beachfront. Add games and shows in the evening and you’ve got entertainment covered.

What’s more, getting to San Antonio is easy. Buses run into town from nearby or you can walk there – it’ll take around 45 minutes. Or there’s always the more scenic option of water taxis, which cruise to the centre or other nearby beaches. And if you don’t fancy going into town, there are plenty of restaurants and bars just outside the complex.

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Outdoor pool

With palm trees centred in the middle of the cloverleaf-shaped pool, one of the leaves is just for toddlers.

La Bahia international restaurant*

La Bahia offer an extensive international menu, plus a separate menu for the children.

Playa Bella international restaurant*

Offering a variety of international dishes, plus a separate children's menu.

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3 bedroom apartment

3 bedroom apartment sleeps up to eight, with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, two electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to three adults and one child, or two adults and two children. With air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, 2 electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

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family holiday

stayed here as a fam of four 2adults 2girls aged 9,12 agree with all the other positive comments people have written firstly many thanks to the staff who work as hard as any we have ever seen. sharon,mel,tony,alba and are allways friendly thanks to chip who is billiant with everyone, good hotel brilliant food,if we had one gripe it wd bemore live music around pool or chip doing more live djing this seemed to be most peoples opinions around the pool but that is from a personel view see u all next year sharons little devil hahaMore

boxer1Yorkshire, yorkshire

Fantastic Holiday, Perfect Base Centrally Located.

Welcome & Room: Me, my wife and our 9 year old daughter arrived at the Playa Bella with a warm welcome & were given the keys to room 537, next door to Frazz in 536 who's also left a good review below. Top family. We entered the room and thought GREAT! We booked a superior studio but we were given a one bedroom apartment bonus! Then one of many golden moments on this holiday occurred. We opened the curtains to the balcony and thought WOW, what a view. We are very much balcony people so that was us all set. The room itself was a bit dated decor wise. We understand Daniel and co are in the process of updating all the furniture. This minor detail didn't bother us one iota. Plenty of space for the three of us, quiet at night (mind you we are late revellers) and that fantastic view was more than enough to know we'd chosen the right hotel for us. Entertainment: We really don't expect to be entertained on a self catering holiday. We broke away from the All Inclusive, sit around the same seats watching entertainment thing years ago because personally, we prefer to be free to wander around the area, choosing different restaurants, playparks, bars and even Peppers2 nightclub! However, if that's what you want then the usual bingo followed by tribute acts is on every night and seemed to prove very popular with many of the holiday makers. For this reason we didn't meet Chip and I have no clue who he is to be honest. I'm sure he does a good job for those who hang around the hotel all night. For our family....this is IBIZA!!! We loved partying all around the place, there are many fantastic bars and restaurants nearby. I'm 41 and my wife is 42 but we are probably pretty lively for our age! Our earliest night was around 1am. Our daughter Sophie is also a little party animal :-) Sunbeds & Pool Area: Ah, the good old Sunbed Samba. Actually, it was really easy to get sunbeds if you went down at around 8.40am, no queues as such, just people milling around the various pool entrances. This was well organised to be honest. There's also plenty of room around the complex. The pool area is stunning, can't fault it at all. The beach is also only a few feet away from the splash pool. The views from all the snack bars cradled the stunning pool and beach view. Onsite Restaurants: The Playa Bella Restaurant & La Bahia restaurant seemed to be decent but more for breakfasts, snacks or regular type of meals. The breakfasts in the Playa Bella Restaurant were superb, only €4.50 for a huge full English breakfast. Food nice enough but we ate out most evenings, using the onsite bars/restaurants for daytime snacks and breakfasts. Also on the complex is the Slow Boat Chinese restaurant which we thought was decent enough, the Los Angeles Restaurant which served plenty of the usual snack bar type of food and the good old Optimist Bar which was the cheapest of the lot and really decent food. We often had lunch there for convenience, making more of our evening mealtimes up the road. A pint of Estrella costs only €2.20. Our favourite nearby bars/restaurants: Relish was absolutely stunning. We were given a top window seat and the food, service, experience and presentation were all top notch. I'd personally say Relish is a must. Johny's Bar across the road serves fantastic basic food if that makes sense. Nothing fine cuisine wise but we had the biggest fillet steaks I've ever seen with ample of pepper sauce, they were around and inch and a half thick too, superb value and very tasty. There was also a restaurant called something like Bacala which was really nice. Other Attractions: There were plenty of playparks for kids but they also catered for adults, often having 2 for 1 cocktail and beer offers while you are watching little 'uns on the trampolines etc. Happy days for everyone. One thing which was breathtaking was a bar called Kumhara's. This place was simply stunning! It's a sunset bar 5 mins walk away from the Playa Bella. We aren't particularly spiritual people but the vibe, sunset, atmosphere and experience of this place was something we shall never forget. We visited Kumhara's 3 times and sent everyone we spoke to there. Just go, you wont regret it. We also hopped on the taxi boat €3 each and went to the sunset strip. We were given a top notch seat in Savannah's and the experience was again stunning. It's naturally more commercial than Kumhara's but still excellent, it's a different experience. We also enjoyed Pepper's 2 nightclub. Kids are welcome and Sophie loved chasing the laser lights. One night we went to Kumhara's, ate at Relish, visited a few playparks for Sophie and went to Peppers clubbing. Now that's a great night! Finally: San Antonio and Ibiza has so much to offer, we will definitely be back again next year. We would have no hesitation in staying at the Playa Bella again, however we would need to be guaranteed the same room or similar. This holiday almost seemed as if rose petals were thrown in front of us everywhere we went, everything seemed to work in our favour! We don't want to take this for granted. A roadside room just wouldn't be the same. Daniel and his team do work very, very hard indeed. Amazing hotel & staff but the experience is what you make of it. Overall a fantastic fun packed family holiday.More

Beeftastic, Tyne and Wear

Friendly staff, noisy neighbours

Stayed at the Playa Bella from August 22nd - August 27th. Really friendly staff on arrival, especially the English lady with blonde hair who greeted us and checked us in. Had to wait 20-30 mins though as our room wasn't ready. Really disappointed with the sleeping arrangements, I was actually expecting two beds not two really uncomfortable sofa's on opposite sides of the room. There was only one main plug socket in the main living room, I had to leave my mobile phone on charge over the sink in the bathroom and the lighting in our room were really dull. This is my 3rd trip to the island, two years in a row I stayed in San Ant (never again) decided to stay in the Bay this time as we wanted somewhere nice and quiet. The entire time we were there our neighbours on either side of us woke me and my friend up in the early hours of the morning, constant arguments, foul language, screaming toddlers (at 2/3am) banging and slamming doors and coming home early in the morning and having a long heated discussion outside our room which is really inconsiderate, also the nighttime entertainment was quite loud from our room, but that was nothing compared to the racket we had to listen to coming from next door, I thought this was a nice, quiet family accommodation?. The restaurants are great value for money although the "lucky lucky" man hassle you constantly when you're trying to relax and enjoy a peaceful meal. There are a good number of places to eat so you don't have to leave the complex. We paid 20€ for wifi which only worked when we stood outside our room (not sure if it has anything to do with the fact we were on the ground floor). I think the pool area is quite small for the size of these apartments, make sure you wake up early (and I mean really early) so you can get a sun lounger. My friend and I paid a lot of money for this holiday and I was little disappointed as I don't think our room/furniture were up to scratch. Apart from that, the staff were really polite and helpful and will do anything to make your stay a pleasant one. More

Bell8891,

Great Pool, adequate rooms, Very noisy "entertainment" at night

Check in was fine, friendly helpful staff (which they remained throughout our stay). The layout of the Apartments has the pool as the central piece surrounded by the accommodation blocks with a restaurant/ bar either side. The downside is we found out to our horror later the first evening that our room was in the block (number 7) with the entertainment at the base. I say horror as we were travelling with a 3 year old and 6 month old so when the noise reverberates around the room neither were getting any sleep. Now the noise was thankfully only until 12am as the entertainment is outside and by Law they cannot continue after this time but for some reason they feel the need to let the entire Bay area know what is on in the complex (as do a few of the others). I went down to complain that it was just too loud and ask why they put us in that block when we had requested a babies cot so knew we were travelling with an infant. I had to go back the next day to try and sort our moving rooms which we couldn't do until the next afternoon, but as it was in-season I'm just thankful they were able to move us. Unfortunately the move was from above the restaurant stage area to opposite it so even though it was marginally quieter the noise was still a disturbance to our children (the Apartments also only have single glazing which vibrated with the noise). This is my only major complaint about the complex, but I would think it may have been a poor choice on our part as other guests were quite happy to have their infants subjected to the noise going by the number of prams we noticed in the Restaurant /Bar area when the entertainment was on. That aside the rooms were clean but could do with more variety in pans and crockery as there was hardly any in either room we stayed in. I suppose we could have asked for some more but as this was not a major issue. The pool is okay and the children's play area is great but it was quite comical seeing people queuing up to get towels on their claimed loungers first thing in the morning then not appearing for a couple of hours. If you want to go for a dip in the sea its only a short walk. Food wise there is an Eroski 5-10 mins walk down the main street which provides a variety of food & drink so no need to waste money in the Spar's that are dotted around. Eating out the complex has a number of restaurants/bars attached to it. The food in the bar at the base of block 7 is rather good but if you don't mind a short walk I'd recommend Relish Restaurant or Johnny's Pub. If it were not for the music being far too loud I'd recommend this for families but as I doubt I'd return myself I unfortunately couldn't.More

mieko74, Liverpool, United Kingdom

revisited and have just booked for next year

once again playa bella good value hotel for money, location excellent plenty bars and restaurants bus stops close and water taxis 2 mins walk very cheap 3e to san Antonio. this year we paid 22e per day to upgrade to superior room was most definitely worth it- brand new bathroom with amazing shower, new kitchenette(not that we used it) on site optimist bar had full English breakfast for 3.60 e including tea/ coffee/juices. Chip doing a grand job, never knew he could sing!. Always come away feeling have got brilliant value do not feel "ripped off". have just booked again for next year!More

abbajabba, Bristol, United Kingdom

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