Laid back Formentera
This is the first time I have stayed on the beautiful Balearic island of Formentera and it completely stole my heart. You really feel like you’ve found something special within a day of landing. With its white sand, crystal clear blue sea, amazing food and great wine, why wouldn’t you love it? Formentera is one of the Balearic Islands. It has a small population of inhabitants and a lot of respect for its nature. The island can only be accessible by boat from Ibiza (around 40 minutes) so its inaccessibility keeps it very laid back and effortlessly cool.
To start your adventure around this island, I would definitely recommend hiring a car or moped – the island is very easy to drive around. You can spend your days lazing on a new beach every day and no one will bat an eye if you got naked on a number of them – there’s a certain hippy vibe here so no problem if that’s your thing. Alternatively, get back in your car and stumble across a cute town where you can shop in one of their many great boutiques or enjoy a delicious lunch of Spanish favorites. There really isn’t anything I can say that is negative about Fomentera. The beaches do get slightly crowded in peak season but I don’t think that’s any different to any where else in the Mediterranean. I would highly recommend Fomentera for a chilled holiday, whether it be with your friends, partner or the whole family. What ever you decide to do, you’ll be left relaxed, well-rested and very well fed!
So here are The Grown Up Edit’s tips.
Escalo, Illetes, Platja, Lievent. Cala Saona and Plaja Migjorn. All these have great beach bars to get good food and sundowners.
Juan y Andrea - Dip your toes in the sand on this beautiful beach, enjoy the view, rosé and seafood.
Can Carlos - Perfect for a special night out. Great food and cocktails in a beautiful environment.
Ca Na Pepa - Great for lunch or a casual dinner. Look out for the two boutiques across the road.
Acapulco - A slightly odd mix but great for a casual night of Italian or Mexican.