A resort with a view
Sitting pretty on Ibiza’s west coast, Cala Tarida is a tiny resort with a big boast – it’s got front-row seats for one of the best sunsets in the Med. Stretched across a bay and surrounded by hills, the view in the other direction looks pretty good, too. Here, you’ve got a peaceful spot, but foamed-up party town San Antonio is in striking distance if you want it.
The beach at Cala Tarida is one of the longest on Ibiza. You can still walk all the way round it in 10 minutes, mind. It’s a 270-metre stretch of fine, white sand spliced with a few rocky outcrops. The sheltered sea is really shallow, and snorkellers love it. Lifeguards are on duty, pedalos with built-in slides are for hire, and the line-up of beach bars keeps everyone in cocktails and ice-cream.
Easy day trips
Fifteen minutes by bus and you’re in San Antonio’s fountain-filled town square. Leading off it there’s the West End – an area packed with shops, bars, restaurants and discos. Then there’s the famous Sunset Strip for chillout tunes by the beach. If you’re up for some sightseeing, though, a 35-minute drive gets to the capital, Ibiza Town, with its cathedral and castle.