Introducing holidays to Santa Eulalia
There’s even a beautiful ring to the name. Santa Eulalia lives up to it too, easily earning its place as one of Ibiza’s top beach resorts. If you want to go wild to the latest DJs then Ibiza Town will see you covered. Santa Eulalia is by no means boring, but it’s a much quieter place, with an emphasis on family holidays, good shopping and great dining.
This is the Balearics, so a good beach is par for the course, and Santa Eulalia has a very good one, with a gentle slope into the sea that makes it safe for kids. Even better, it’s no smoking, and a smart promenade runs along the back.
Most of the action in the resort is around Calle San Jaime, the main drag, where you’ll find boutiques and cafés. Calle San Vicente shuts to traffic in the evening and chairs from the restaurants start to spill over the pavements and into the street.
Life’s a beach
You could easily spend your whole holiday lounging on Santa Eulalia’s own splendid beach. It’s got lots of facilities, including lifeguards and disabled access, and follows a beautiful natural curve in front of the resort. You’ll find water sports and diving schools aplenty at the neighbouring marina.
The neighbouring beach is called Mariner’s Beach. It’s a bit quieter, and has something unique in the island group – a river! Yes, the pretty harbour-side is at the estuary of the only river in the Balearics, with a restored Roman bridge just upstream.
You don’t need to limit yourself though, this part of Ibiza is overflowing with beautiful beaches. Head to Es Niu Blau beach, a walkable couple of kilometres away for a smaller, quieter beach with the trendy Pura Vida Beach Club to provide your cocktails. Big, broad Es Cana beach is also within walking distance, as is the water sports favourite, S'Argamassa Beach, home of the famous Nikki Beach Club.
Puig De Missa is an historic area with a church that tells a story of a time when pirates were among the most frequent visitors to this beautiful shoreline. You’ll be able to boast of completing the climb to the lookout setting of this beautiful old building, parts of which date back to the 16th century. What was once the perfect perch for spotting trouble is now the perfect spot for picnicking with beautiful sea views. There’s a small Ethnographic Museum nearby, where you can explore the prehistory of the islands.
Take to the waters while you’re in this stunning seaside setting. The marina at Santa Eulalia has its share of millionaire’s yachts, but it’s also the start of plenty of affordable maritime adventures that showcase the beautiful Ibiza coastline. You can cruise cheaply to Ibiza Town for a day’s shopping, or explore secret coves along the coast. The neighbouring island of Formentera is a smaller version of Ibiza – the White Island distilled! – with perhaps even better beaches.