The most beautiful places in Ibiza, far from the crowds

March 25, 2024

Written by Mila

Six Senses Ibiza

Thinking of Ibiza, you quickly associate it with glamour and the international jet set. But amidst the superyachts, beach clubs, and famous parties, you'll also discover an authentic vibe on the island, bringing you back to its roots. To the simple, laid-back way of life. In other words, to bare feet on the beach, hidden coves, authentic fincas, and pure and delicious food sourced from the land itself.

On the small hippie island, there's a lot to discover. Like beautiful coves that almost no one knows about, or those delightful restaurants cooking with local, organic ingredients. And then there are those charming fincas transformed into comfortable boutique hotels, where you can taste the rural local life and quietly enjoy the sun and nature. If you're planning to travel to Ibiza this year, we have good news for you. We're happy to tip you off about the cozy spots far from the crowds. We've compiled a list of the most beautiful places in Ibiza just for you.

Sa Capella Ibiza

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The best restaurants in Ibiza

The best restaurants in Ibiza can be found inland. From North to South Ibiza, the entire island boasts excellent dining options, each with its own charm and specialties. Therefore, it's best to skip the touristy restaurants in the larger resorts and instead opt for a unique spot in nature. For example, the hotspot A mi Manera, where everything - from the dishes to the tablecloths - is organic, and where you can dine in a beautiful vegetable garden. Or head to the highly acclaimed La Paloma, a beautiful inland spot on Ibiza where well-known influencers like to be seen and where the dishes are homemade and ecologically responsible. We also consider it one of the best restaurants on Ibiza!

Prefer dining by the coast? We understand! With your toes in the sand, the sound of the sea in the background, and a trillion stars above you; in other words, all the ingredients for a romantic evening out. La Escollera is the place to be for fantastic food and to experience the ultimate hospitality of owner Wilhelmina. Unfortunately, it's not quite undiscovered, but it offers a high level of service and quality food, as everything at La Escollera is freshly prepared. When you dine here, be sure to try the paella made according to grandmother's recipe and generously filled with fruits from the sea. You'll find this charming restaurant at the beautiful Playa Es Cavallet and Las Salinas, right next to the beach club El Chiringuito, where you can enjoy a nightcap after your meal. For a romantic dinner in an old church, complete with candlelight, you must visit Sa Capella. Another very nice and romantic restaurant is Can Berri Vell.


Discover the impressive nature of Ibiza

One of the most photogenic spots in Ibiza is Es Vedrà. A magical rocky island standing 400 meters tall, nestled in the nature reserve of Cala d'Hort. Various stories circulate about this impressive natural wonder. Es Vedrà is believed by some to be the place that defines the strong energy of Ibiza. And some even whisper that the rock formation could consist of remnants of the sunken city of Atlantis.

Lesser known but certainly not less beloved is the Ses Salines Natural Park. The combination of pristine white salt lakes and strolling pink flamingos truly makes Ses Salines one of the most beautiful places in Ibiza. Recommendation: follow one of the various hiking trails in the park and embark on a fantastic 1.5-hour hike from Cala Salada Beach to the Ses Fontanelles cave. The views over the rugged coast are stunning, and at the cave, you can swim in crystal-clear water.


The most beautiful beaches in Ibiza for you alone

Ibiza boasts countless beautiful beaches. If you wish, you can roll out your towel in a different spot every day. For instance, on the stunning golden sandy beach of Cala Tarida, right in front of the stylish Cotton Beach Club. Prefer a more intimate and unspoiled spot? Take a stroll further and search for the "second" beach, accessible via the stairs near the Can Yucas bar. Or head to Es Pujolets, a beach with beautiful white sand, azure-blue waters, and fisherman's huts.

In the north, you'll also find hidden coves and idyllic beaches. Via unpaved roads, you drive past small farms to Cala Mastella. A tiny sandy beach where there are also rocks and pebbles. The atmosphere here is extremely relaxed, and the view of the crystal-clear water is breathtaking. Cala d'en Serra is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. It's intimate, authentic, surrounded by pine trees and small fishermen's huts, with breathtaking cliffs.

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Where should you stay in Ibiza?

Inland is where you find the gems! The best tip we can give you to avoid the crowds during an authentic vacation in Ibiza is to stay in a traditional finca. In other words, an old farmhouse or country estate nestled in nature, far from the tourist hubs. These authentic fincas have now been transformed into comfortable boutique hotels. Often with whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs on the outside, a few goats and chickens on the property, and inside, ceilings adorned with wooden beams. The small-scale nature of a finca hotel especially makes a stay incredibly special. With few rooms and therefore few other guests, you truly experience a personalized stay here.

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Can Sastre

A bohemian interior, a lush garden with hammock, a trendy pool bar, and magazine-worthy rooms. Can Sastre is a gem in the heart of Ibiza. Bibi and Ray cater to guests' every need, ensuring they lack nothing: from the fantastic breakfast featuring American pancakes, acai bowls, and poached eggs on toast to the extremely good service. A VIP table for the best clubs on the island, yoga classes, mental coaching, or a nanny service? They can and will happily arrange it for you here. As we said: you won't lack anything here!


Legado Ibiza

Nestled in the inland of Ibiza near Santa Eulalia lies the Legado Ibiza Finca Hotel, a tastefully decorated boutique hotel run by Andreas and Andreas. Each morning awaits a lovingly prepared homemade breakfast, after you've had the chance to sleep in one of Andreas' styled rooms, complete with handmade furniture and multicultural accents. The hotel is small-scale and surrounded by beautiful nature and gardens. Relax by the natural saltwater pool or use this idyllic spot as a base to explore the island of Ibiza.

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Slightly deeper inland, you'll find this small-scale agriturismo. An address where peace and quiet are central and the pure island life is embraced. Here, a holistic lifestyle is pursued, with a vegetable garden where bees are also kept. In and around the hotel, there are plenty of opportunities for practicing meditation, yoga, and tai chi. The hotel is minimalist in design with terracotta floors, natural materials, and stone walls in earth tones. You can also dine excellently here, for example, outdoors under the starry sky, experiencing the pure Ibiza and its cuisine to the fullest.


Petunia Ibiza

Petunia Ibiza is a luxury boutique hotel located on the west coast of Ibiza, exclusively for adults. The hotel is part of the renowned Beaumier Hotels chain. This luxury hotel brand is known for offering authentic experiences in unique locations and places great value on hospitality and service. The hotel indeed offers excellent service. With comfortable rooms, two restaurants, a charming rooftop bar with stunning views of Es Vedrà, and a delightful swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers, Petunia Ibiza is the perfect destination for a tranquil holiday away from the crowds.

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