Laid back and boho chic

South of Ibiza, lies its more laid back and boho chic sister, Formentera. The smallest Balearic Isle, surrounded in some of the most emerald blue waters you’ll ever see in the Mediterranean, it’s a place for those who love laid back living. At only 20km long, it’s small enough to explore by bike, or dune buggy, and from Es Mirador, you can see the entire island and across to Ibiza.

Cycle to one or all of the lighthouses, for their spectacular vantage points and surrounding scenery – La Mola has both sunrise and sunset views. And don’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ses Salines – stunning salt flats of multicoloured sands. You come here for the beaches. Long stretches of powdery, soft white sand encircle the island, with beach bars on some, and others more secluded, you might find one to yourself. Playa Illetes on the northern peninsula is regarded by many to be the best beach in Europe, where you could be mistaken for being in the Caribbean. And on the gentle coastal curve in the south, Playa Migjorn is one of the longest, lapped by turquoise water and fringed with palms. There’s also no shortage of beach restaurants and bars, from simple shacks to clubs for watching the sunset with a DJ. There’s a strong Italian influence on Formentera, making the cuisine a mouthwatering mix of Mediterranean flavours – you can happily eat your way round the island. Then work it off with some retail therapy in one of the island’s markets, from the seafront stalls in La Savina, to the twice weekly emporium that is El Pilar de la Mola. Nothing is rushed on Formentera, so from the moment you set foot here, to the moment you leave, be prepared to take everything at a supremely relaxed pace.


Hotels in Formentera

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Here are some of our favourites…

Gecko Hotel & Beach Club - Formentera, Balearic Islands
Boutique Hotel
30 rooms
Visited, loved & approved by Holly & Gemma
"Paradise found"
Price From
€445 per room, per night
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