Holidays to San Antonio Bay are perfect for those looking to escape the noise of Ibizan party towns, while still keeping them within reach.

Easy-going hideaway

San Antonio Bay, on the Balearic Island of Ibiza off the eastern coast of Spain, is laidback and lazy one minute – and the life of the party the next. The palm-lined shores slope towards warm, clear shallows, perfect for kids and take-it-easy paddlers. It's also ideally positioned to explore the White Isle at large.

Make some noise

For those thinking that Ibiza Town's only about the nightlife, you're in for a pleasant surprise. It's a 20-minute drive away and there's plenty to see, from quaint churches to a cobbled old town – and even a high-and-mighty castle. Meanwhile, the bars and clubs of San Antonio Town keep the party spirit alive closer to home.

Shore thing

It's not hard to see why life tends to revolve around the beach here – for starters, there are five of them, each backed by waterfront bars. Stroll the path to find your favourite stretch, whether you're looking for a lively watersports scene or a quiet spot to close your eyes.

Fun for all

Ibiza has a reputation for late nights and boozy beaches, but that's only a small slice of the story here. San Antonio Bay actually makes a perfect family getaway, complete with kid-friendly restaurants and a few amusement parks in convenient reach – that's if you can tear them away from the sandcastles.

At a Glance

  • Watch the famous White Isle sunset from a beachfront bar
  • Take your pick of nightclubs in San Antonio Town
  • Kayak the coast to find hidden coves