Playa Bella Apartments


These apartments have real family appeal, with kids' pools and entertainment around the clock. Apartments come king-sized and the 2 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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Based on 537 reviews

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  • 7Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 155Rooms
  • 7Lifts

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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*

With an extensive international menu and a separate children's menu.

Playa Bella international restaurant*

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

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Studio sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with 2 single sofa-beds and a pull-out child bed. 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.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 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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Loved this place great for all ages lovely old,across from the clubbing part although still some clubs lots,of bars restaurants,kids activities.Lovely beach pools people.lots to do.river taxis,across the bay to the clubbing side.More

miaandover, andover

Good job Playa Bella

We visited the Playa Bella again this year our 4th year in a row in the last 11 days of july and once again we had a brilliant time.The Apartments are ideally located away from the mayhem of san antonio but just a short ferry or taxi ride away should you wish to go into the action, there are plenty of bars shops activities restaurents etc located in the bay any way if you are with a family.The staff at Playa Bella were excellent and tried to help us as much as they could when we needed to change rooms even though the apartments were full we had to wait a few days but they did move us so a big thanks goes to all the desk staff for that Daniel, Cathy and the night security man. It was good to see the trampolines back again this year as my son loves them along with most of the children there. Entertainment again was hosted by Chip who as always was brilliant and kids just love him. the apartments themselves are fairly basic but they have what you need for a beach holiday and some of the apartments have been upgraded recently. We really have a good time here and a holiday is what you make it we have made some brilliant friends here as well as staff members of which there are to many to mention which is why we come back as well as being in a good position to visit some very nice beaches like cala bassa, cala comte, and port des torrent beach which are all less than 30 minutes on a bus away.More

paul503790, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel, brilliant staff and beautiful resort

Myself, my daughter and my two wee granddaughters stayed here for the first week in July. It was a brilliant holiday for all of us. The room was a bit small, I would get a 2 bed next time ,but it was ok for our needs. The entertainment was good, for both children and adults . The children had an absolute ball and the main man was Chip. He is a lovely man , took time out with all the children and really made their's and our holiday. Highly recommend this hotel. Right on the beach and the views are beautiful. The beach is a bit rocky but the pools are lovely at the hotel :)More

Siobhan R, Birmingham, United Kingdom

great location

family of 2 adults and one 13 year old stayed for 7 nights 2 weeks ago location of hotel is excellent next to the beach, bars and restaurants. water taxi and bus stop minutes away. entertainment is good Chip is very popular with the guests. our room was not one of the refurbished ones so was a bit shabby but fully functional great sea view towards san Antonio. If you walk 5 minutes around the headland to the east towards san Antonio you are rewarded with a lovely sandy beach (no rocks) called playa pinet it has a huge water slide for 1 euro, reggae bar and another restaurant on the beach where the food is a little bit pricey but very very good. water taxi takes you to cala bassa for 9 euros which is beautiful. bars and restaurants in the complex are very good and staff are excellent. ate a few times out at peurto vista which was very good also frequented the mad cow rodeo bar owned by pepe great atmosphere, music bungee trampolines and rodeo bull. we are going to return next year and have got a room price list from the playa bella which is in keeping with the surrounding apartments just one moan rooms in may 44 euros per night but in august quadruple to 169 euros poor old school families again! happy to pay extra for peak season but x4- bit naughty!.More

abbajabba, Bristol, United Kingdom

Room was dreadful, everything else - great for families.

Just returned from a great holiday, staying at the Playa Bella with my partner and two children, we made the most of our experience and overall the kids loved their holiday on Ibiza. As usual, (like some of you reading this review) I always research hotels before I book anything and this hotel seemed like a good fit for families but I was nervous after reading some worrying reviews about the rooms. I had emailed the hotel prior to our stay to request a pool view room, thinking it might ensure a decent room, but this was utterly pointless as this was clearly ignored and we were given a room facing the building site next door. Not really a problem as the balcony was so small we rarely used it. Overall, I was truly disappointed with our room and I didn’t have a single good night’s sleep for our entire 7 night stay. It had been recently refurbished and was very clean, no cockroaches in sight (as stated by some other reviews). But the word I would use to describe the room is "tiny" and it was almost inhuman to expect a family of four to live in that room for a week. It was about the size of a caravan, with two rock hard “sofas” which three of us were expected to sleep on, then a cot for our 2 yr. old to sleep in. To say the “beds” are uncomfortable would be an understatement, neither were suitable for a couple to share and in the end my partner spent the whole stay bunking up head to tail with our 7 yr. old while I tossed and turned on the other, trying to get some kind of sleep. The air conditioning was almost pointless, I could feel some air blowing out of it and it made a noise, but it was barely cold, so our room was hot during the entire stay. I asked reception if I could adjust the temperature but I was told no, it is fixed and non-adjustable. It also appeared to make everyone cough and wake up with a sore throat every day, possibly also due to the size of the room and the number of people crammed in there. I have actually come back with no voice, a bad cough and a sore throat, I’m confident our room at the Playa Bella has caused this. Of course, there are other rooms in this hotel, maybe we were unlucky. Now to some positives, the pool is great for families and there are a lot of families staying at the hotel, so plenty of other kids and it is a very safe place to let the kids make friends and run around and play. The kiddies pool and the slides were great, perfect for toddlers and small children, sun beds are plentiful and we had no real trouble getting sun beds during our stay. There are a number of restaurants and bars nearby, all with reasonable prices for Ibiza standards, and the food we had overall was very good. It is quite far from San Antonio, but there is a water taxi across the bay for 3 euros pp and around 15 euros in a standard taxi to Café Mambo / Sunset strip area. The service was a mix of good and ignorant. Reception was always helpful and friendly, I cannot fault them (apart from whoever it was that decided upon our room). The two restaurant/bars at the bottom of the resort and near the beach were a mixture. I found the one, (nearest to the building site) was good if you sat down and waited to be served. If you decide to go to the bar, you are quite simply ignored. There was an older gentleman there and it almost seemed to give him pleasure to make you wait. There was one occasion I wanted a bottle of water and I waited for around 10 minutes, (no customers at the bar). He decided that filling the straws and cleaning glasses was more important than serving a customer, it was a joke. In the end I walked away and we never used that particular restaurant again, he was unbelievably ignorant. All the girls that worked there were very friendly and attentive and they were not ignorant at all, very good service. Entertainment seemed to be a “hit” with everyone but wasn’t really our scene, bingo was played most nights. But it was good and safe to sit and let the kids play pool or use the trampolines. To summarise, we did have an enjoyable holiday at Playa Bella, but our room was dreadful and not what I wanted from a holiday, I expected something a lot better. The hotel is great for families, but please make sure you get a decent sized room if you are travelling as a family of four or more. We refused to let our room ruin the holiday but it gave me the feel of “slumming it” every time we entered our room or slept, which is not what anyone wants when enjoying a deserved break.More

Alex T, Newcastle upon Tyne

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