Formentera

Formentera holidays

Say hello to Formentera, the Balearic Islands’ best-kept secret! This seafront stunner is just a 40-minute ferry ride from Ibiza, boasting powdery sands, crystalline waters and a laid-back vibe. It’s a far cry from the bright lights of Ibiza, and between the sun-bleached exteriors, charming beach bars and hippy markets, it’s left a distinctly bohemian imprint on the island. Es Pujols is buzzy with a relaxed vibe, thanks to its cool bar scene, while Playa de Migjorn is on the quieter side, plus it’s home to the largest stretch of sand on the island at a whopping 5km.

Formentera resorts

Cala Saona

Stunning seascapes and spectacular sunsets come as standard here in Cala Saona.

Es Puljos

Es Pujols

Snow-white sands and turquoise waters characterise the buzzy resort of Es Pujols. It’s the largest resort on Formentera, yet it still retains that off-the-beaten-track vibe that the island is renowned for. And with its brilliant bar scene and pristine beach, it’s truly a little slice of paradise.

Platja de Migjorn

Calling all beach bums! This boho beauty is home to the largest stretch of sand on the island – it’s a whopping 5km long!

Cala Saona Hotel & Spa
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£2431pp
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  • Leeds Bradford, Tue 01 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Cala Saona Hotel & Spa

Cala Saona , Formentera

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4308.6 Km to Beach clubs

  • New for Summer 2024
  • Beachfront
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Contemporary interiors
  • Infinity pool with sea views
Apartments Es Pujols
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£1107pp
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  • Manchester, Wed 10 Jul 2024
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Apartments Es Pujols

Es Pujols, Formentera

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Based on 148 reviews

4312.1 Km to Beach clubs

  • New for summer 2024
  • Well-equipped apartments
  • Close to restaurants and bars
  • Peaceful pool area
  • Spacious and modern apartments
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Local beer

£3.90

Meal for two

£73.60

Average flight time

2.5hrs

Standout stretches

Formentera’s known for its supreme beach scene, and it’s easy to see why. Here, days are spent basking in the bright blue waters and lazing on the pristine white sands. Ranked as one of the best ten beaches in the world, Playa de Illetes is not to be missed. Fancy a more social spot? Es Pujols beach is peppered with casual bars.


Laid-back resorts

From whitewashed villages and glistening harbours, to salt plains and rural retreats, there are resorts for all sorts here in Formentera. Life centres around the beach, so you’re guaranteed a truly idyllic escape. Expect delicious dining and boutique shopping too.


Explore the island

It’s so easy to explore this pocket-sized island, and there’s no better way to see the best of its beauty than by bike. With over 100km of dedicated cycle paths, you can conquer coastal flats and rural farmland. Or how about by horseback? Where you can trot through the island’s tree-lined trails.

Beaches

Formentera is home to sandy stretches aplenty, from cosy coves to rugged dunes, and when it comes to beaches, this island reigns supreme. The seafront is where sunsets take centre stage, so grab a drink and feel the sand beneath your toes as the sky turns into a harmonious blend of oranges and pinks.

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Calo Des Mort

Calo Des Mort

Formentera

Sun-seekers and snorkellers will be in for a treat at Calo Des Mort, a turquoise-tinged cove with warm, shallow waters. It’s a sheltered patch, enveloped by dramatic rock formations and offering sweeping views...
Illetes Beach

Illetes Beach

Formentera

If you’re looking for paradise, you’ve found it! Located within the Ses Salines de Eivissa and Formentera Natural Park, this is one of Formentera’s most prized patches. Take a dip in the calm, turquoise waters,...

Sights

When it comes to seeing the island’s sights, Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse is a great place to start with its spectacular sea views and tucked-away cave. Be sure to tick off Ses Salines Natural Park and the island’s megalithic monuments too!

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Salt flats

Salt flats

Formentera

The multi-hued salt plains of Formentera are known both for their scenic beauty and rich flora and fauna. Part of the nature reserve on the outskirts of La Savina, it’s birdwatcher’s paradise. Keep your eyes...
Torre de sa Punta Prima

Torre de sa Punta Prima

Formentera

Delve into the island’s past with a trip to this coastal defence tower, which dates back to the 1700s. It’s only accessibly by foot, but the views en route make it well worth the visit. Be sure to take your...

Activities

Why not take to two wheels on a bike ride around the island? Feel the breeze on your face as you whizz past little pieces of paradise. Down by the coast, snorkelling is a must, as there’s an abundance of magnificent marine life. Fancy taking it easy? You’ll find peace and tranquillity at the island’s spa.

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Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse & Cave

Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse & Cave

Formentera

The uninterrupted ocean views at Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse are tough to beat. Just over 17m tall, the iconic landmark sits at the southernmost point of Formentera and is well worth a visit, espeically at...
Catamaran boat trip

Catamaran boat trip

Formentera

One of the best ways to explore the island? Onboard a catamaran. Set sail along the coast, ticking off Formentera’s must-sees as you go. Enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear waters, soak up the rays on deck, and...

Eating and drinking

You’ll find no shortage of amazing eateries on this dinky island. Serving mainly Mediterranean, seafood and Italian cuisine, there’s everything from buzzy beach bars to up-market bistros. There are even two Michelin-starred restaurants on the island if you’re looking to splash out on your stay!

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Nightlife

Evenings here are a little more low-key compared to the neon-lit nightlife of the neighbouring White Isle. Think cocktails at sunset and sampling seafood al fresco. Es Pujols is the main hub, with a great selection of eateries and watering holes, while Playa de Migjorn has a handful of spots for sipping and snacking.

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