A calming influence
This old port village on Ibiza’s west coast is the exact opposite of its fast-living neighbour, San Antonio Town, just 5 kilometres along the coast. Port des Torrent is a tranquil place with days spent relaxing on the little sandy beach and evenings chilling out at a traditional taverna. And of course ‘San An’ is always on call for livelier bars and clubs.
A Blue Flag beach
A sheltered bay cradles the 150-metre sweep of sand, which is well kitted out with sunbeds and parasols. Its tucked-in setting means the water is warm, shallow and very paddle-friendly, though lifeguards are around to keep a watchful eye. And for drinks and snacks, you need look no further than the beach bars.
Away from the beach, there are plenty of activities going on. The bigger hotels lay on golf and tennis, and there’s the opportunity to go on horse rides or hire bikes to tour the rugged Ibizan countryside. Meanwhile, adrenaline-seekers can stick to quad bikes and go-karts. It’s all available in and around town.
Daytrips to Ibiza Town
Thirty minutes by bus and you can be in Ibiza Town. The UNESCO-approved old town has cobbled streets leading up to the castle, with shops and chi-chi restaurants to delve into on the way. There’s a 14th-century cathedral – which looks lovely lit up at night – and a yacht-filled marina that’s ringed by vibrant cafés and bars.