San Antonio Bay – The Beautiful Mediterranean Bay
Ibiza’s second largest resort is made up of the San Antonio resort and the stunning San Antonio Bay. The Bay of San Antonio is known as one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. With the Bay area is located on the South of the Island and has fantastic panoramic views of both the other island the beautiful sunsets. Where San Antonio offers a thriving, vibrant nightlife, the Bay area is more relaxed and focused more on the spectacular scenery. The friendly, laid back atmosphere is perfect for exploring the scenery at a leisurely pace.
The beaches are close to many of the Bay’s hotels and boast golden sand and clear blue seas. The resort is full of cafes, bars and fabulous restaurants, along with a variety of things to do during the day and night. For a family orientated Ibiza holiday, San Antonio Bay is definitely a brilliant choice.
Whether you want a cheap, Ibiza package deal or a luxury break to the island, San Antonio Bay offers something for everyone. Accommodation ranges from hostels and apartments to high class, 5 star hotels and travellers will find restaurants and bars to suit every budget.
Families will enjoy the safe, laid back atmosphere whereas young travellers will appreciate the surrounding towns and nightlife. This resort is also suited to couples wanting to take advantage of the romantic atmosphere and idyllic scenery. With holiday operators offering fantastic deals at the moment, now is the ideal time to take advantage of this stunning resort and book an Ibiza holiday.
San Antonio Bay - Something for Everyone
San Antonio Bay has a wide range of attractions and activities that cater for all. Being so close to the water, the Bay offers a huge selection of waters ports including Para-sailing, jet skiing and riding the exciting banana boats. Back on dry land, visitors can make the journey to the pretty village of Santa Ines on the tourist land train, in order to get an understanding of the ‘real Ibiza’. A number of horse riding stables are also available across the resort, suitable for both experienced riders and beginners. Those that enjoy retail therapy will not be disappointed by the wide range of clothes, jewellery and supermarkets that the Bay resort has to offer.
Children will always be entertained with a variety of playgrounds, bouncy castles and even a rodeo to enjoy during the day and night. The annual San Antonio fiesta takes place between the 17th and 24th of August and is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the local culture and history. Many hotels offer entertainments packages suitable for both adults and children to keep everyone entertained during this fantastic Ibiza holiday.
San Antonio Bay – Cuisine and Nightlife
Those heading to San Antonio Bay will not be disappointed by the range of cuisines available. As well as the fantastic locally sourced seafood, many restaurants offer Chinese, Italian, English and Thai cuisine. All are quite reasonably priced and many offer a takeout service. The bars across the resort offer live music, shows and sports and are all well priced compared to some other Ibiza resorts. < br/>
The San Antonio nightlife is legendary however most of the large clubs operate on the Northern side as opposed to the bay area. Those wanting to explore the San Antonio scene usually begin their night at the Sunset Strip in the San Antonio town centre. After watching the suns set many clubbers head to the famous Cafe del Mar or other sophisticated bars such as Savannah and Cafe Mambo.
The resorts ‘West End’ is a dense collection of mainly British inspired nightclubs and bars including the well known Es Paradis and Eden. Those wanting to head to Ibiza town can experience the largest club in the world, Privilege and the famous amnesia which plays host to many well known DJ’s. A ‘disco bus’ runs between the resorts hourly throughout the night.
A trip to Ibiza town is a must for those staying in the San Antonio area, both by day and night, the town is easily reached by public transport. The Old Town is picturesque and traditional, perfect for sightseeing as it contains museums and the stunning cathedral. Another Ibiza town must-see is the port which offers a more cosmopolitan range of shopping, nightlife and restaurants. Ibiza’s only golf club is close to San Antonio and caters for both experienced and beginner golfers. Local buses run around San Antonio Bay, connecting the North and South of the resort, however car hire is available within the resort.
San Antonio Bay - Weather and Climate
Those wanting a sun filled Ibiza holiday will not be disappointed by San Antonio Bay, with all year round sunshine averaging 12 hours a day, it is no wonder people flock here to top up their tans! During the winter months there is considerably less sunshine however it is still a warm resort with hardly any rainfall. Warmer clothes may be needed into the evening as the sea breeze makes the island quite chilly.
July and August are the two busiest months in San Antonio, with very high temperatures. Those venturing between September and October will experience the same summer sun but with less crowded beaches making this a perfect time for a family Ibiza holiday.