As a party hot spot San Antonio or to give it its full name Sant Antoni de Portmany has a bit of a reputation most people holidaying on Ibiza would think it’s the last place to stay once you reach a certain age. However we would disagree.
We are a middle-aged couple and have been staying in the resort for the last few years with and without our little ones.
Yes it still has the party areas, notably a few streets just off the waterfront called the West End and of course two Super Clubs near the famous Egg but apart from these areas and associated hotels San Antonio holds its own as a holiday destination suitable for all.
For those who are regulars to Ibiza or are planning their first holiday there, cannot help but notice a huge buzz in the air with the introduction of the Exodus Party Boat. Tweets and endless facebook posts are helping build the excitement of a completely new era of party boat.
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Although not a done deal this upcoming summer could see British police officers taking to the streets of San Antonio in a bid to combat antisocial behaviour and drugs.
San Antonio is renowned for being the party capital of Ibiza but it has a few hidden away gems if you are prepared to hunt them out.
Here are our three hidden gems in San Antonio Ibiza (a restaurant, an attraction and a beach) all worthy of hunting out on your next trip to the island.
Hidden Gem 1: Restaurant: Tapas Ibiza
There are a multitude of “Sunset” boat trips you can take from Ibiza, but for the ultimate in welcoming, relaxing and above all excellent value for money, you cannot beat Chilli Pepper Charters San Antonio Ibiza.
Departing from the waterfront in San Antonio in the late afternoon, they gently sail out of the harbour and around the coast of Ibiza with soft music playing.
The welcome on-board is perfect and being a family run business they cater their trips to their passengers on board, whether it be young groups out for a good time, couples, or family groups with children and can take up to 20 people at a time.
Where: San Antonio Waterfront
When: Daily every hour until sunset
For those who like their thrills and spills – this is the trip for you. The boat used is a jet boat from New Zealand which has been modified to run in salt water and waves.
Where: Along the promenade beside Ocean Beach Club
When: Daily approximately every 30 minutes
Tickets are available for Ocean Mania here.
Walking between San Antonio Bay and San Antonio Harbour you cannot help but notice the orange, white and blue inflatables floating in the bay. This my friends is Ocean Mania, an assault course on water. Read more
Whether you are a regular visitor to San Antonio or arriving for the first time, wandering around the narrow streets you cannot help but notice the massive artworks adorning the sides of many of the towns buildings.
Called the Open Air Gallery, it has been created as part of the island’s renowned Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival which has taken place annually since 2011 and runs from late July through to mid-August bringing art to masses across Ibiza with a series of events and exhibitions. Read more
The Sunset Strip is, without doubt, one of my favourite places to go on Ibiza to watch the sun sink beneath the waves.
It is an iconic setting, just away from the main San Antonio harbour and is easily reached on foot along the coastal footpath.
One of the most famous landmarks in Ibiza is the Egg, located on the main roundabout in San Antonio.
It symbolises the local claim that Christopher Columbus was born in the region around San Antonio.