Just a easy-peasy 30 min ferry ride from Ibiza – the majority spent on the breezy sunny top deck looking out for Formentera or waving back enthusiastically at other ferry passengers – you arrive at the smallest Balearic island. Whether you come here for the day or overnight, a trip to Formentera has to be on the agenda while visiting Ibiza!
Your day(s) should be spent basking on sugary-white sands and swimming in the clearest crystal water, hopping from one sparkling cove to the next on your swish little scooter (it’s the best way to get around, otherwise, for four-wheel comfort opt for a funky Mehari), gorging on the freshest seafood at some of the chicest waterfront restaurants in the Med and seriously smug sundowners at one of its buzzy beach clubs or hippy seaside shacks.
All the details on which ferry to take, how to get around, where to pick up your scooter, which restaurants and bars to hit and what are Formentera’s best beaches and hippest clubs, buy our savvy Formentera digital guide for the cleverest insider tips!
When you first clap eyes on Playa de Ses Illetes, you'll want to do an excited little dance on the spot as the sight is like something from the Caribbean. The colour of the water is so intense it will force you to block out the numerous sunbathers peppered along on the beach.
A classy waterfront lunch at Juan y Andrea - be warned, it comes at a price! Just stick with a bottle of wine and the paella and you won't feel too short-changed.
A gorgeous bottle of white and fresh oysters to start at Juan y Andrea
Hands down Juan y Andrea has one of the best paellas we've had!
Feeling pretty smug and loving life on Playa de Ses Illetes
Coast to coast Mehari madness - opt for this if two-wheeling it isn't in the cards
Platja de Migjorn
Happy sips at the hippy beach shack Kiosko 62
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Sizzling seaside sundowners at Beso Beach
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