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Sant Antoni (San Antonio), West Ibiza

Definitely for the party lovers

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San Antonio is the town by which many people define Ibiza. During the 1980's the town hit a development boom, as tourists (mainly English), flocked in their thousands to visit the sunny resort and dance the night away.

As a result, hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants have sprung up along most of the coastline. The areas around San Antonio also have some stunning beaches and some quieter bays and coves if you want to escape the crowds.

Sights & Attractions in Sant Antoni

The Church in San Antonio is a wonderful example of an ancient fortified church and offers a glimpse into the Ibizan history and culture, along with the chance to view the parish library with many old documents and books, some dating back to the 17th century.

Beaches in Sant Antoni

The beach in front of the town of San Antonio is incredibly busy during the summer months, however the water is clean and shallow and it's a great beach to use if you have family, especially with small children.

If you're looking for something a little more private then why not try the more secluded covers around the coastline of Cala Gracio and Cala Gracioneta. Both are small and intimate and well worth the day trip out of the busy town of San Antonio.

Things to do in Sant Antoni

This area is filled with all sorts of watersports and water based activities for you to try, including glass bottom boat trips, banana boats, diving, snorkelling and an amazing aquarium that lets you get up close and personal with the marine life. 

Dining in Sant Antoni

From Tex-Mex themed dining treats at Tijuana to the seductive beats and elegant outdoor seating at Villa Mercedes, San Antoni has something for everyone.

Whether you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy the sunset in a romantic setting or the hustle and bustle of a show with live music, dancing and food thrown into the mix, or even just a Burger King. You'll find most options along the front promenade, the harbour area and in the narrow side street just off the main drag.

Nightlife in Sant Antoni

The infamous "west end" is a long strip of bars, many of them offering drinks deals. There are some fantastic sunset bars away from the west end such as the Savannah Sunset Strip and the legendary Café del Mar. Walking past Café del Mar in the early evening is stunning, as west facing San Antonio does get the best sunsets.

San Antonio is also home to several famous night clubs, including the Gatecrasher, which was formerly known as Eden and now brings you some of the hottest names and tunes around, along with its Global reputation. The Es Paradis is well known for its distinct Roman-esque décor and water parties.

Hotels in Sant Antoni

There are many, many hotels throughout San Antoni, the surrounding suburbs and countryside. Some are basic and more aimed at the budget traveller, or those who intend to spend more time on the beach and in the clubs than in their hotel room.

But there are also some fairly new novelty hotels, such as Pikes, where the famous Wham hit 'Hotel Tropicana' was filmed. And the new adults only THB Ocean Beach Hotel which offers stunning views of the bay and the harbour.

A little out of town and you could find yourself in the rural manor of the Sa Talaia Hotel, or the Casa Datscha rural hotel in the hills above San Antoni.


Map of the surrounding area