Santa Eulalia

Ibiza’s third largest resort is also a municipality, stretching out beyond its eponymously named town to include the beaches of Siesta, Cala Llonga, Playa Niu Blau and Es Canar.

The perfect blend of laidback, relaxed island vibes, a holiday town atmosphere and buzzing gastronomy and social scene, Santa Eulalia is Ibiza’s third largest resort and so self-contained it would be possible to holiday here without ever venturing outside, if you so desire. Everything you need is at your fingertips: restaurants, hotels, bars, beaches, water sports, shopping, kids activities, wellness, fitness and so much more…

Who you’ll meet

There’s a strong English and German contingent in Santa Eulalia many of whom are second or third generation Ibiza residents, with great tales of their parents or grandparents generation. If you’re holidaying with a young family, hit the beach and your little ones are likely to make friends their own size too!

When to visit

There’s an all year round local social scene in Santa Eulalia, though it’s fair to say most of the tourism action takes place between Easter and late October. The first week of May plays host to Energy Week, a weeklong festival of wellness attracting experts and visitors from all over the world.

Must see

The fortified 16th century church of Puig de Missa presides proudly over the municipality from a hill above the town – you’ll spot it as you drive in from Ibiza town – and is a beautiful spot to stop and take in the stunning surroundings. If you prefer a touch of VIP treatment during your holiday, check out the sleek five-star resorts in the area which all offer luxurious spas and restaurants, including Vi Cool, the rooftop restaurant by Spanish celeb chef Sergi Arola, in the eco-resort of Aguas de Ibiza.

Must do

Stroll along the famous promenade, where interestingly much of the beach is man-made, for some people watching and bar-hopping then cruise down to the flashy marina to check out the luxury yachts moored in the port. Visit the mini-markets in the main square or head further around the coast to the hippy markets at Es Canar. Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know Ibiza’s one and only golf course is in the region too.