Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, is a tropical island called Formentera. It’s the smallest of the Balearic islands, which also includes popular Mallorca and Ibiza. Located just 17 kilometres south of Ibiza, this small island is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, but still remains remote and rarely crowded.
If you are looking for a vacation “off the beaten” path where you can relax, and take a much needed break from your hectic life …. then a stay in scenic Formentera is the ideal solution.
Not too long ago, in the 1980’s salt was the number 1 product in Formentera. But that has changed as tourism is tops on this tropical paradise that is only 20 km long and just 2 km wide at the smallest location.
We wanted to share with our luxury blog readers, 5 reasons to travel to Formentera for a VIP experience and memorable vacation getaway.
1) Natural Beauty and Beaches:
Offering 69 miles of gorgeous coastline, Formentera has often been compared to an island in the Caribbean, rather than the Mediterranean Sea. It offers endless white sandy beaches and the chance to swim in beautiful, turquoise waters that are surprisingly, extremely clear.
Playa Illetes is the top beach to visit. During the busy summer months, Playa Illetes is alive with sun worshippers and people wanting to enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean.
Cala Saona is rather small beach but since its waters are rather shallow, the temp can warm up much quicker. Nearby is an area of rockly inlets where you can sunbath in privacy.
Known as the longest beach, Playa Migjorn can be found on the island’s southern coast. Offering fine white sand, Playa Migjorn is another of the most popular beaches on Formentera.
2) Water Activities:
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the island offers numerous water activities to choose from. Discover the wonders below the clear water’s surface by trying snorkeling or scuba diving. If boating is your passion, you will find boat charters to explore the coast. Fishing is another popular activity as well as just enjoying the warm water and waves.
Although there are not a lot of choices for accommodations, Formentera does provide some wonderful options. Consider Can Pep den Blaiet Holiday Villa, which can sleep up to 8 people. Located up on the cliffs, you can enjoy sea views plus the nearby of islands Ibiza and Es Vedra. The villas has an incredible terraced swimming pool with an expansive BBQ area. This luxury villa has 4 double bedrooms that are also air conditioned.
4) Fine Dining Cuisine:
Seafood is king and the core of almost all the area’s restaurant menus. Fresh catch of the day fish will make your taste buds dance with delight. There are many beach bars along the island’s coast that not only serve drinks and cocktails, but delicious food.
Juan y Andrea is likely the most desirable restaurant to dine in. This luxury restaurant features both an indoor area plus multiple terraces. No need to get all dressed up, as many customers enjoy a fine dining experience in their bare feet with white sand between your toes and awesome views of the sea. Juan y Andrea serves up delicious entrees including fideua, lobster, paella, prawns and their popular Formentera Raons.
5) More Me Time:
Many times while on vacation, we must deal with large crowds that can sometimes ruin the trip due to dealing with large crowds noisy people. Due to the fact the other larger and more popular islands attract the largest numbers of visitors, Formentera provides a more peaceful environment. This allows you more time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty this Balearic island offers.
If you want a romantic, island getaway and not deal with hordes of crowds, then Formentera is a must. Enjoy the seclusion, incredible weather and natural beauty of this Balearic island is the Mediterranean Sea.
There is no airport to fly directly to the island. You can catch a flight to the nearby island of Ibiza, then take one of the numerous ferries that depart from the Ibiza Town harbor.
Do you desire a luxury destination to beat the stress of your daily life? Then consider visiting the island of Formentera in the Mediterranean Sea. The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire trip. We can assist you in choosing your luxuyr accommodations, fine dining restaurant and endless outdoor activities. If you enjoy reading our luxury blog, please come back soon to see what other top travel spots may be your next vacation destination.