Playa Bella Apartments  

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These apartments have real family appeal, with kids' pools and entertainment around the clock. Apartments come king-sized and the 2 restaurants offer up please-all fare. Plus, its beachfront spot means San Antonio's sands are just moments away.

This place is right on Punta Xinxo Beach, just along from San Antonio proper. And its huge terrace virtually melts into the beach. Cross the walkway and you’re on the sands in seconds.

As to the complex itself, it’s made up of four-storey blocks grouped around the terrace. Sunbeds are here in force and the main, cloverleaf-shaped pool is pretty, with palm trees rising up from its centre. One of the pool’s ‘leaves’ is reserved for toddlers. The highlight, though, is the neighbouring splash pool. Complete with a novelty shark, shipwreck, showers and chutes, it’s the equivalent of a miniature aqua park.

Apartments are spacious and light. Most have undergone a recent refurbishment, too. Fresh magnolia walls have been teamed with blue-and-yellow furnishings. Smart kitchenettes and balconies or terraces finish things off. In terms of size, you can choose between studios and one, two or three-bedroom apartments, some of which offer bay views.

Elsewhere, you’ve got all the essentials on tap. There are two bright and breezy restaurants serving international dishes, plus a friendly bar on the beachfront. Add games and shows in the evening and you’ve got entertainment covered.

What’s more, getting to San Antonio is easy. Buses run into town from nearby or you can walk there – it’ll take around 45 minutes. Or there’s always the more scenic option of water taxis, which cruise to the centre or other nearby beaches. And if you don’t fancy going into town, there are plenty of restaurants and bars just outside the complex.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Self Catering

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With palm trees centred in the middle of the cloverleaf-shaped pool, one of the leaves is just for toddlers.

La Bahia international restaurant*

With an extensive international menu and a separate children's menu.

Playa Bella international restaurant*

Offering a variety of international dishes, plus a separate children's menu.

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studio

Studio sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with 2 single sofa-beds and a pull-out child bed. With air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, 2 electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. With air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, 2 electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

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Return Visit

This is the third year that i have stayed here with my family. We seem to enjoy it more each year that we come. We love to sit on the balcony overlooking the bay and watch all the activity in the bay . The apartment was clean and contemporary with plenty of space for us all (we had a 2 bed apartment) we also had a sitting area and a kitchen. Everything is light and spacious due to the floor to ceiling picture windows in all the rooms. The second room also had a small balcony which overlooked the pool area. We rent a car and tend to explore the island during the day, but it is nice to return to Playa Bella at about 11pm and catch the last hour of the evening entertainment with a beer or cocktail before heading off to bed. We tended to use the sun beds on the beach in front of Playa Bella rather than the pool area, the water is crystal clear and the children enjoyed snorkelling there. One of my favourite trips away from the hotel was to Cala Tarida which is about 15 mins drive away. We hired speed boats there, had lunch in Cam Yucas and then went up to the Chill Out lounge above the beach to watch the sunset and listen to some live Spanish music. thanks Playa Bella loved it!More

DPM725, Paignton

Lovely holiday

We travelled to Playa Bella on July 12th for a week, myself my husband our 2 daughters and grandchildren 5 and 18 months. We were in room 212 overlooking the pool and we could not fault the room at all. it had everything you needed for a self catering holiday, even down to the tea towel & dish clothes. The air conditioning was free and very very efficient and in ever room in the apartment. The bathroom was very modern too. There are 2 main restarants in the complex that were both right at the front of the complex overlooking the sea and we ate there for about 50% of our meals , the food was very good. There are a couple of other restarants attached to the complex which included a chinese, we ate there, a set meal for 4 with a bottle of wine or a jug of sangria was 33 euros and was very nice. I had read about the Lucky Lucky men around the complex, yes they are there but a firm no thank you was all it took to move them on. Our grandaughter used the free Kids club every day and went to the special evening events that were put on but these are optional(8 euros each for these), she really loved it. Would definetly go back, it was our first time in Ibiza and we loved it.More

Aly601, South Wales

Good, but not what we expected!!

Just returned from a two week stay at the Playa Bella Apartments, myself, my wife, mother-in-law and daughter aged 7. After reading the reviews prior to attending I was really looking forward to our stay at the apartments. We arrived mid-morning and was told that our room wasn’t ready yet however there was a storage facility for your cases and a shower room if you wanted to freshen up which I thought was very helpful and you don’t find this in every hotel you say at. We booked a one bedroom apartment as we were informed whilst booking that they sleep up to three adults and a child. We were allocated room 616 and were a little disappointed with the room size and décor. I am in no way a snob when it comes to going on holiday and yes I do agree with the other comments that the room is only somewhere to sleep however the décor and furniture in this room was straight out of the 80’s. The wardrobe door had someone’s initials scratched into the door, the wood in the kitchen area was splintered and the bathroom door didn’t lock or shut properly, I understand that a lot of the apartments have been refurbished to a high standard from speaking to other guests and would say that the rest of the apartments need doing ASAP. The apartment consisted of a bedroom with two single beds a living area with a sofa which had a pull out camp bed underneath and a space only big enough to fit one person in which is the kitchen area and a bathroom. As I mentioned earlier we were informed that the one bedroom apartments would sleep up to three adults and one child this is not the case. My wife and mother-in-law slept in the two single beds and I slept on the camp bed which didn’t fit in the room due to a table which was placed in the middle of the room and had to be placed outside on the balcony when the camp bed was needed and my daughter slept on the sofa with only the cushions for pillows as there were only three pillows provided, in no way are the one bedroom apartments up to the task of accommodating a party like ours, we were a little disappointed but decided to live with it and enjoy our holiday because again it is simply somewhere to sleep. I must say though that I did request a pool/sea view and this room definitely gave us a sea view looking out towards San Antonio and the port. The balcony area was huge in fact I would say it was too big and could have easily been made half the size allowing for more room in the apartments. Now for the sunbed fiasco. I have been on many holidays abroad and realise that you have to be up at the crack of dawn in order to “reserve” a sunbed however the Sunbed Samba at these apartments is ridiculous. The main pool area opens at 9am and not before. The pool maintenance man does his usually cleaning of the pool and then at 9am raises his hand and it’s like the start of the January sales with everybody running like mad men and women to grab a sun lounger and parasol base before queuing for a parasol. Yes there are plenty of sunbeds however the main rush is for the parasol bases and to make sure that nobody takes the usual place they have had for the last week or so. Some people I saw it was like a military operation, with the father going for the sunbeds the son grabbing a parasol base and the daughter queuing for the parasol. This could easily be resolved with the pool area opening earlier allowing holidaymakers to come and reserve a sunbed but stating that the pool itself is shut until 9am allowing the maintenance man to complete the cleaning of the pool. The area below the splash pool opens at 08:30 and is a more civilised way of getting a sunbed and parasol with no running about like a crazed British holiday maker, although you do still have to wait until 9am for the maintenance man to open the cabinet containing the parasols, this is where we chose to stay most of the holiday as I couldn’t be bothered with the fiasco around the main pool. Another let down for the apartments are the Lucky Lucky men. They are constantly walking around the outskirts of the complex asking if you would like to buy from them. On one evening we were sat outside the Slow Boat Chinese restaurant eating our food looking out onto the beach area when we were approached by 10 different lucky lucky men each trying to sell us the same items a couple of the wouldn’t take no for an answer and would literally push the dodgy watch right in front of your nose whilst trying to eat your food. I did however put the frighteners on one of them when I pulled out my wallet and revealed my Police Warrant card, needless to say I wasn’t bothered by the same man again and when he did see me he walked in the opposite direction. I also heard stories of them offering drugs to guests although I didn’t experience this myself. We ate at both the main restaurants on the complex and found the food was of a very good standard both presented very well although we did find the food better at the Bahia restaurant. The Optimist Sports Bar is really, really good with all the latest sports showing on the TV screens and the staff are really friendly and chatty and the food is ok too. If you like Chinese food then you must try the Slow Boat Chinese restaurant on the complex the food at this place is amazing and very good value for money, so good in fact we ate here four times during our stay and we do like to go out and try different restaurants and very rarely eat at the same place twice which says a lot for the food at this place. If you do go out and about for something to eat then I would recommend Relish which is just up the street from the apartments and again the food is of a very high standard at a reasonable price. We stayed in the complex one night only on an evening and this was enough, bingo starts at 8:30 and doesn’t finish until 10 and then the act of the night comes on. On the night that we stayed in it was two blokes on guitars who were average at best, so we decided not to stay at the complex on a night although this didn’t matter as room 616 is right above the main stage area so we could listen to the acts on a night on our balcony when we returned as they didn’t finish until midnight. If you’ve got kids then you must go to Vince’s Barbecue Bar which is a 5 minute walk from the apartments. For 5 euros each the kids can play as long as they want on the bouncy castle slide, bouncy castle, trampolines and play area which are staffed at all times to ensure your kids are safe, they also have go-karts for the kids which take a token costing 2 euros. The staff here are so, so friendly and cannot do enough for you. They do two for one cocktails for 7 euros and the Dutch girl who works behind the bar or the main man Vince make sure that you get a very good strong cocktail, I highly recommend the Mojito cocktail. We ate here a couple of times and again the food was excellent with most of the food being cooked on the BBQ. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around the apartments within easy walking distance although I do feel that there could be more activities for the kids at night and this is why Vince’s was a god send to us as it kept my daughter entertained whilst we could sit back and enjoy our drinks whilst still keeping an eye in her. There is a kids club on site however this is run by Thomas Cook and other kids can join the club for a fee. The apartments could do something for the none Thomas Cook kids like a children’s disco on a night. All in all we enjoyed our two weeks at the Playa Bella as we made do with what we had and got on with it, however I don’t think we would return as two weeks is too long at this place when your self catering.More

Mally74, Leeds, United Kingdom

Bloody brilliant

This is our 2nd yr returning to this hotel we stayed for 3 weeks what can I say everything was perfect apart from air con in room but staff were very helpful and sorted problem. We also went with friends who stopped down the rd in an all inclusive hotel and they even said ours was better. Everyone was so friendly especially the staff in playa bella restaurant kids loved the staff. Bit of a wait in the mornings for breakfast but was worth the wait. As for sunbeds yes u did have to queue up but this was my highlight of the holiday joining in the fight for the right spot. Another excellent holiday again playa bella we will see you again next yr. kids club was excellent my boys loved it especially the chocolate party found the entertainment was a bit repetitive the dream dolls were far the best. Chip was amazing and funny boys loved it wen he chucked them into pool. Food is excellent especially the pizzas from playa bella restaurant my partner went down for one every night very yummy better than dominos. Bathroom could do with better shower curtain as floor tended to flood maybe have a shower door instead of curtain. Sofa beds weren't that great and could do with improving as the kids had the bedroom. Kitchen facilities are better than my own kitchen. Also think the windows in the bedrooms should be made more secure as they opened quite wide and not safe for children maybe have a child lock on them. Although you got sunbeds cheaper on the beach still thought they were quite pricey at a discount. All in all everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our stay.More

Donna1233,

Fantastic family holiday at Playa Bella! Can't wait to come back next year.

We have just come back from Ibiza having stayed at Playa Bella for two weeks. We have a three and five year old and were really hoping that we had chosen the best hotel that would give us everything we expected. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and were made very welcome by the friendly staff. We noticed that the manager was always available to chat to the guests and on more than one occasion checked if there was anything he could do to help with our stay which never happens when we go on holiday. Our two bedroom apartment was clean and modern with a balcony overlooking the pool area and beachfront. The kitchen had all mod cons and everything looked like it had been refurbished to a high standard (great shower!). Our sheets and towels were changed every three days and the cleaners were very polite and thorough. The pool area was clean and the kids water slide area they enjoyed too. The beach is yards away which made it very easy with the kids. But what really sets this hotel complex apart from others we have stayed at really comes down to the staff. They worked exceptionally hard to make sure that we were happy. Both restaurants were always busy (we went in high season!) and the food was excellent. What can sometimes be stressful became a lot easier as the the restaurant staff made a complete fuss over our two while we had dinner. But should you prefer to eat out there are plenty of options nearby. We would recommend Restaurant La Puyol for an amazing family run seafood restaurant about 15 mins walk away. While the two weeks was certainly enough time to stay in one place, we would most definitely recommend this hotel for families. Our two kids can't wait to come back next year. Thanks!More

Jonathan D, London, United Kingdom

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