Formentera is definitely one of the best-kept secrets of the Mediterranean! It’s Ibiza’s quiet little sister island with beautiful, white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. The island is not yet overrun with tourists and has the most beautiful sunsets… Formentera is so pure, so unspoiled, so stylish and so perfect in every way. This jewel is the place to be for the ultimate feeling of laidback island life. And with a wonderful location, Cala Saona Hotel & Spa is the best hotel to stay in Formentera!
HOW TO GET IN FORMENTERA?
With no airport, you first need to fly to Ibiza (we booked our flights with Skyscanner) Once you land, the quickest way is to take a taxi to the port of Ibiza. Are you already in Ibiza and do you have a rental car that you don’t want to take with you? There is a parking lot near the port, one street behind the main buildings.
Ferries are leaving every half an hour and takes around half an hour to reach the port of La Savina in Formentera. The most economical and speedy way to reach Formentera is with Aquabus. This leading low-cost ferry company offers great service and has different ticket options: €19 for if you return the same day, or €29 if you are going for longer. During the peak summer months, you can take the ferry back to Ibiza until midnight, which makes it very easy to visit it in one day, but once you set foot on this small piece of paradise you will never want to leave!
From the port of Formentera, you have local buses that follow certain routes through the island. If you go to Cala Saona, you can take the local bus to Sant Francesc Xavier to change to another bus. Unfortunately, the schedules are not really respected, so we decided to take a taxi which cost us €15. On the island itself, you better rent a bike or a scooter, because the roads here are super quiet, making it safe to drive and you can easily explore the island by yourself.
THE PLACE WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY IN FORMENTERA
Cala Saona Hotel & Spa! A unique 4* hotel located in one of the most beautiful and quietest areas of Formentera, Platja de Cala Saona. Platja de Cala Saona is a white sandy beach, located in a bay on the west side of the island. It has a clear blue sea, a cozy hippie atmosphere and this is the place where you see the most beautiful sunsets of the island!
Not only the wonderful location is one of the great assets of this hotel, but the hotel itself is also a dream coming true! Including a beautiful minimalist interior, very spacious and luxurious rooms, a shimmering swimming pool and lovely lounge beds for sunbathing. Besides that, their restaurant offers idyllic sea views where every morning a delicious breakfast is served. Furthermore, you have the option to join their yoga classes or enter the spa for a relaxing retreat. Without a doubt, a place we are looking forward to spending some more holidays in!
Swim, eat, drink, chill and repeat: this is the island life on Formentera!