You might be aware, I was recently on holiday in Ibiza for the first time with my boyfriend: we went there 12th May for a luxurious 2 weeks. I know Ibiza is known for its party atmosphere, BUT, it is so much more than that as I’ll prove! Before I went, I planned to do a travel diary whilst I was there, but I decided against it in the end (I was too busy sunbathing and drinking all inclusive cocktails *wink*).
Like always, I ramble on too much! So, I have had to split this into 2 parts to make it more reader friendly. In part one, I will be talking about the hotel and the town of Santa Eulalia where we stayed. In part two, I will be talking about what we got up to; we like to explore and see the sights whilst on holiday.
We stayed in a hotel called Club Siesta which is part of the Sirenis group. The hotel reopened in May after a major refurbishment; we were lucky to be some of the first people to enjoy the newly decorated modern rooms. Since the hotel has been refurbished, they are proud to be a four-star hotel now (it was 3-star rated, previously). The hotel offers an all-inclusive board for all guests. From the hotel, it is a short work to the town and beach.
There were lots of good things about the hotel: the rooms and communal areas are all kept very clean, the food was plentiful and of good quality, and every member of staff always had a smile on their face despite their very long working hours.
I did quite a lot of research on Ibiza before I started looking at hotels. I wanted to stay somewhere that’s not full of clubs, but I didn’t want to stay anywhere too quiet either. In the end, I decided on the town of Santa Eulalia. My boyfriend trusts my judgment, so I’m pretty much in control of the holiday planning, which is nice.
Santa Eulalia is located on the east side of the Island and is about a half an hour drive away from the airport. There aren’t that many hotels there as it is quite a residential area for locals. There are a few bars and restaurants, but no clubs which suited our needs.
The beach is sandy and is kept relatively clean. As we stayed in May, the beach was quite quiet, but it would be a lot busier in the summer months. There are hundreds of sun loungers laid out ready for you to use, but remember you have to pay to use them (a man comes around and collects your money!). If you don’t mind laying on the sand, bring a towel and sunbathe for free.
Santa Eulalia has a marina where people keep their flashy yachts, and there is a small ferry port for the public; you can get a ferry to Formentera, or get a boat to Ibiza town, among other places. If you like shopping, there is a good variety of shops; there are your typical tourist souvenir shops and some cute clothing boutiques.
I can’t comment on the nightlife as we’re not into drinking and clubbing. Every evening we went for a walk into town after dinner; all the bars and restaurants seemed quiet, apart from a couple of beach bars with live music.
When I stay in a hotel, I usually find a couple of small things I don’t like, however, I can’t fault this hotel at all. One of my favourite things about the hotel is the staff; they are a great asset to the hotel and are extremely hard working. Santa Eulalia is a great place to stay if you are looking to have a relaxing time. I feel like it is a very safe place to stay, and is family friendly. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Santa Eulalia, unless you’re looking for nightlife.