Ibiza villas: Where to stay – Cala Bassa

Secluded in a beautiful bay on the island’s west coast, the shallow, gentle waters of Cala Bassa are surrounded by an ancient pine and Sabina forest. It’s one of the island’s most accessible beaches with the whole zone offering something for everyone. Easy swimming for kids, golden sands and loads of water sports on offer makes Cala Bassa the perfect summer playground.

Just 15 minutes from San Antonio and half an hour to Ibiza town, the homes in this area are hybrid farmhouses crossed with luxury state-of-the-art villas and penthouse style apartments. Bustling with restaurants, boutiques and bars, all matched with beautiful scenery, Cala Bassa is especially popular with families – the young and old alike.

Local dining

The chic Cala Bassa Beach Club, set in the forest overlooking the bay, is perfect for lunch or dinner. This beach side emporium is split into five different eating zones. The CBbC Restaurant serves up a fusion menu of delicious seafood, pastas and meat dishes. The Chiringo has a more traditional Mediterranean menu featuring local delicacies such as bullit de peix and paella. The Sushi bar is perfect for a light meal of fresh fish and the Gourmet Corner is a cornucopia of oysters, foie and caviar. And if you need a little something to get you from lunch to dinner stop by CBbC Snack for a pick-me-up.

Nearby attractions

With crystalline waters, Cala Bassa is snorkelling and SCUBA heaven. You’ll also find jetski tours, sunset boat tours and a large array of water sports. Hiking trails abound, going from easy to challenging and everything in between including a 20-minute walk to the pirate tower Torre dén Rovira. Sunset in this part of the island is nothing short of spectacular and can be enjoyed directly on the beach or from your villa.

Best beaches

Cala Bassa beach itself is 250 metres of silky golden sand and is one of the better serviced on the west coast with excellent facilities. A shallow shore entrance and cordoned off swimming areas make it a favourite for families with small children. There are loads of water sports and people watching to be had. A bit further out you’ll find Cala Conte with its rugged vibe and clear waters and Cala Tarida boasting a long stretch of soft white sand.

Featured villa: Blue Hill House

The two-bedroom holiday home of a fashion stylist, Blue Hill House exudes contemporary bohemian luxury from every lovingly designed and decorated corner. The icing on the cake is the fabulous Mediterranean garden, abundant with wild juniper berries, cactus flowers and rosemary, which inspired the owners to harvest and distil into their own artisanal gin – which guests are welcome to sample!

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