Holidays to Santa Eulalia take a beach break – then ramp up the extras with designer boutiques and top-notch restaurants.
A classy number
As resorts go, Santa Eulalia is a bit of a classy customer on Ibiza’s south-east coast. This laid-back place deals in art galleries, high-end boutiques and a fancy marina filled with show-off yachts. It’s also nabbed a reputation as the foodie capital of the island with its famous Restaurant Street. And there’s a couple of great beaches on the menu, too.
A duo of beaches
The first of Santa Eulalia’s sandy beaches is right in the resort’s centre. It measures up at 300 metres long and has plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas. The water here is shallow and you’ve got a raft of watersports from pedalos to jet-skis. On the food front, there’s a tree-lined promenade packed with bars and restaurants. Ten minutes’ walk and you’re at the equally well-stocked Mariner’s Beach.
Santa Eulalia’s got a real Spanish feel to it and when you walk around town you’ll meet plenty of friendly locals. The centre is filled with bars and cafes – all top spots for making new friends over a plate of paella and glass of sangria. Down at the marina, meanwhile, kids can get acquainted with the huge mullet that swim along by the jetties.
Close to Ibiza Town
Twenty minutes’ drive gets you to the island’s capital, Ibiza Town. Up in the UNESCO-listed old town, behind the walls of the 16th-century castle, you’ll find a cathedral and cobbled streets packed with gift shops and art galleries. You’ll get a top-notch view here, too. Meanwhile, at the marina you can ogle the yachts while you sip Champagne at one of the waterfront bars.
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