If it’s a laid-back, paradise-island vibe you seek then Formentera holidays may be just the ticket. The smallest of the four main Balearic Islands, holidaymakers can make the most of secluded golden beaches found here which are ideal for soaking up the sun while you relax and listen to the soothing sounds of the sea. There is a definite feeling of exclusivity on the island, with access only possible by taking a two and a half hour ferry ride from neighbouring island Ibiza – visitors can relish in the intimate atmosphere found among the deserted stretches of sand, many allowing nude sunbathing.
Although rather disconnected from the rest of Spain, Formentera holidays do not lack in traditional vibrant culture or heritage. Head to the islands ‘capital village’ Sant Francesc where you can explore the main square area, home to a fortress-church and daily markets where you can pick up some charming, hand-made keepsakes and souvenirs.
Atmospheric Marinas and Picturesque Beaches
A truly paradisiacal island, you will undoubtedly want to further explore it during your stay. La Savina is the island’s ferry port, and will be the first place you encounter when you arrive on your holidays to Formentera. Not only welcoming in ferries, this lively marina is also the home to million pound yachts and popular restaurants providing a fun, buzzing atmosphere. For a place to meet locals and other holidaymakers, the resort of Es Pujols is the place to head. Though classed as a ‘tourist resort’ it is worlds away from any typical touristy area – boasting a sparkling, white sandy beach with numerous quality bars and eateries close by. There is also a thriving nightlife scene here should you be looking to let your hair down during your Formentera holidays.
A spot that exudes an outstanding raw, natural landscape is Playa Mitjorn found along the south coast and is a must-visit for anyone who appreciates untouched, undeveloped areas. Its rocky coves sit beautifully against its soft, sand swept beaches which provide the ideal place for rest and relaxation. If it’s action you are after however, you will also find a range of activities to take part in such as: cycling, snorkelling and more exhilarating water sports – perfect for those who find it hard to sit still!