Our favourite place to stay with kids in Ibiza: Santa Eularia
My favourite destination with the kids in Ibiza, is Santa Eularia (Santa Eularia des Riu). It is Ibiza’s third largest resort on the Island, but it is much quieter by comparison that of Ibiza Town and San Antonio. It is on the south east of the Island, about 20 minutes by car from Ibiza Town. It has more the feel of a more traditional Spanish holiday resort. There are shops, small galleries, restaurants and bars, and a lovely palm tree lined promenade along the sea front. The promenade also leads to the fairly new marina development, which is great to explore and a great place to eat or drink. The beach here is perfect for families. It is clean, safe, not too busy, has soft golden sand and water is crystal blue. There is also plenty of beach entertainment in the form of giant inflatable bananas, and bucket and spade and ice cream shops a plenty.
I really like the location of Santa Eularia. It is close to all the action in Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa, Salinas Beach and San Antonio (should you choose), but equally is commutable to the centre of the Island, and the North West, should you feel like a quieter day trip. The fact that you can retreat there at the end of the day and feel very relaxed, but still know that there is still plenty of life and entertainment going on on your doorstep if you wanted an evening out.
Hotels in Santa Eularia
We have stayed at the Insotel Fenicia Prestige Thalasso Spa. This is a beautiful hotel and is a welcome retreat from the busy life of Ibiza. It is immaculately clean, the rooms are spacious and all have a balcony, and there is very quick access to the beach. There is a kid’s pool, and crèche for the over 5’s and a baby sitting service should you request. It is not a low cost hotel, but you can get some great deals for here if booking through one of the larger travel companies such as Thomson. Tui Magic Life Cala Pada, is also a great place for entertaining kids and allowing parents a well-earned break! Self-catering is also a great option here and there are some good options on Booking.com. If you have a larger budget then the ME Hotel and Aquas de Ibiza are also both very cool and wonderful choices.
Playe d’en Bossa:
We have stayed at the Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort. Despite the close proximity of the resort to this crazy town, it is actually quite neatly tucked away at the very end of the main beach, so little in the way of passersby or non-resident traffic. The hotel positions itself (mostly in price) as an upmarket all-inclusive family hotel. The facilities such as the kids clubs, the kids pools and the food options are good, but there was just something a little regimented/ 70’s hotel complex about it that didn’t quite justify the cost for us. We did not have a bad holiday there at all, and enjoyed the location being very close to some really nice beach clubs, but probably would not return.
There are many other hotels in Playa D’en Bossa that cater well for families such as the Hotel Club Bahamas which is more reasonably priced, or the quite new and more design led Hard Rock Hotel, which welcomes families but also hosts quite a few large music events, which is fun as long as you don’t mind the noise, and younger couples/ singles there for a good old night out (or two..).
In addition, not places that I have stayed in but certainly know friends that have had wonderful family holidays, are other popular family resorts including Portinax (see the Portinax Beach Club Hotel), and Cala de Sant Vicent (see Grupotel Cala San Vicente), Cala Llonga, Es Canar and San Antonio Bay. All of these resorts have a great selection of hotels and self-catering options.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional and perhaps authentically Ibizan then there are many Finca’s on the Island. These are more traditional-style residences in the form of villas, cottages or small boutique hotel-style residences that provide bed and breakfast accommodation. Typically located in an agricultural setting these can provide a great sense of escapism and often allow for a much more personal service. Many are family friendly, and whilst there may be no kids entertainment agenda there are certainly lovely pools and country side to explore Hotel Rural Can Pujolet is a great example.
I hope that this provides you with some valuable inspiration to start booking your family holiday. Please do let me know your favourite places to stay in Ibiza with your family, and if you enjoyed any of the suggestions above.
Please share if you think it may be of interest to friends or family. Also, don’t forget to check out my other top tips for travelling to Ibiza with the family on the links below:
- A guide to travelling to Ibiza with kids
- My Top 5 places to eat with kids in Ibiza
- Top 5 things to do with the kids in Ibiza
- My top 5 beaches to go to with kids in Ibiza
Thank you so much for reading!
KOKO KALM x