Hidden Ibiza beaches – Ibiza Cloud 9’s tips featured in Elle Belgium!Posted on August 3, 2015
So you’re in Ibiza, it’s the full heat of August and you’re desperate to find that perfect little beach to relax and escape the crowds…Yes, it is possible!
In our latest feature in Elle Belgium Magazine we share some of Ibiza’s best-kept secrets (just don’t’ tell everyone!)
For the non Dutch speakers among you, here are some of our favourite Ibiza escapes…
This tiny cove boasts crystal clear waters and with its surroundings of pine-filled countryside, rocks and fisherman huts, it offers a view that is authentically Ibicenco.
No beach clubs in sight – for us it is the perfect place to escape the summer crowds, relax and soak up the sun. It is rarely busy, even in August and is a 5 minute drive from Portinatx or San Juan.
Our tip: finish off a long, lazy afternoon at Cala Xuclar with a dinner at the only tiny chiringuito – fresh fish with your feet in the sand = 100% authentic Ibiza.
Cala des Moltons
Park at the main tourist trap beach of the Port of San Miguel then take a 10 minutes hike up the mountain. After taking in the breath-taking scenery, sea views and scent of pine en route, you will find yourself in a completely different world.
We love Cala des Moltons as it is little more than a tiny cove with clear waters, obligatory fisherman huts and the tiny chiringuito, Utopia. Here you can relax on rustic daybeds and simply while away your afternoon listening to nothing more than the sounds of the sea.
Our tip: indulge in a lunchtime glass of crisp rose and a dish of delicious homemade hummus whilst waiting for your freshly grilled fish to arrive. Or arrive late afternoon like the locals, sip on a mojito de fresa and enjoy a sunset dinner (bring a little torch to find your way back up the mountain after dark!)
Located only 15 minutes drive away from San Antonio but simply worlds apart. Cala Salada has become better known in the last couple of years but we still love it for its fabulous white sand and glistening turquoise waters. With its backdrop of pine forested hills, it is for us on of the most stunning beaches on the island. If you enjoy spending time in the water, this is absolutely the one for you.
Our tip: avoid the crowds and visit this beach during the week. Make sure you sample the perfect mojito made by local legend, Mojito Man. No need to leave your spot on the beach as he will prepare it in front of you, serenading you with a song or two whilst you lounge!
Different from all the rest – we love Cala Boix for its dark sandy beach, a beautiful contrast to its crystal clear waters. Encased by cliffs, it is the perfect beach for those of you who like to relax at what feels like a secluded beach but don’t want to miss out on the possibility of a great lunch!
Our tip: have lunch taking in the spectacular views under a roof of tree branches and leaves at restaurant La Noria. Try the paella which in our view is the best on the island.
Cala D’en Serra
Cala D’en Serra is quite a little gem but like all the best places, it can be abit of adventure to get to! Situated just past Portinatx, during the long drive there (long by Ibiza standards!) you will experience some of the most breath-taking coastal views on the island. Be prepared for a 10 minute hike down the steep path to the beach once you arrive.
For us this is how a true Ibiza beach should be – intimate, rustic, surrounded by pine-adorned cliffs, with rocks and fisherman huts. The sea is very calm here which makes it one of the best places to snorkel and swim (bring water shoes with you as the seabed is rocky).
There is only one tiny chiringuito at this beach which serves simple tasty foods and drinks.
Our tip: arrive early as the sun does tend to disappear here in the late afternoon. Be well prepared for the hike down with sensible shoes, sun cream, water and a hat. Remember that you also have to make it back up again!