Quiet and private, Cap Martinet’s proximity to Ibiza town and its clubs, bars and restaurants – not to mention the newly gentrified beach of Talamanca – make it an ideal location for island holidays, not to mention a great place to live all year round. Homes in this area lean towards palatial villas with a minimalist style and impressive views and select, luxury apartment complexes with direct frontline views of the sea. Peaceful and revitalising, Cap Martinet provides the exact ratio of relaxation to action required to take advantage of all Ibiza has to offer.
There is no lack of eateries near Cap Martinet. On the cliffside is the renowned restaurant within the luxury resort Destino Ibiza – open to the public for breakfast, gourmet tapas and Ibicenco fusion cuisine alike. On the cusp of Cap Martinet and the bay of Talamanca is the famous ‘Fish Shack’ (as locals call it – no one knows this little wooden shack’s official name) for the freshest seafood on the island, plus island stalwart Sa Punta, and its rooftop concepts Patchwork and Ginger. Just a little further into the bay is Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, with its authentic beach chiringuito Chambao for breakfast and lunch and the signature NOBU restaurant for dinner.
While beaches, watersports and dining are aplenty in the surrounding areas, Cap Martinet’s proximity to the capital also ensures there is never a lack of things to do. A stroll around Dalt Vila – Ibiza’s UNESCO World Heritage listed old town – is a time warp back to the medieval era. Take in the grandeur of the cathedral and stop by the fascinating Museum of Archaeology and outside the fortress walls, the creepy catacombs of Puig des Molins where kids will love the goats that free roam the area as natural lawn mowers. The Contemporary Art Museum of Ibiza is host to stunning exhibitions and a permanent collection of some of Europe’s most fascinating modernist artists. A multitude of boutiques selling everything from high fashion to hand-woven baskets abound.
The closest beach to Cap Martinet is the diminutive and little known Cala Roja. It’s accessed via a forest dirt track which abounds with plenty of opportunities for exploration. Talamanca is a delightful family-friendly beach with plenty of facilities, water sports, restaurants and beach clubs. Further north is Playa S’Estanyol situated at the end of a dusty dirt track it boasts a small wood jetty and Cala Bonita – an excellent seaside restaurant.