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Cala Jondal, San José

Of the 80 beaches in Ibiza, Cala Jondal is the most relaxed. Set in a secluded bay, with some of the most atmospheric bars and restaurants, Cala Jondal feels serene, sophisticated and happening all at the same time. Housed in a conservation area and overlooked by pine-clad hills, it offers a 20-yard deep slab of sand and pebbles, which slopes gently into the clear waters.

Of the 80 beaches in Ibiza, Cala Jondal is the most relaxed Credit: jarcosa - Fotolia/Jose Arcos Aguilar

Who goes?
The best kind of Ibiza crowd - none of the pretension of some of the other beaches and a very welcoming location for families. The rich and famous are not so aware of themselves here, and although this lack of image is very deliberate, it all adds to the friendly ambience.

What is there to do?
Swimming, snorkelling, dancing. If you have energy left, you can also hire pedalos.

Bars and bites
The Blue Marlin (00 34 971 410117; bluemarlinibiza.com) is a definitive Ibiza venue of billowing white cushions, day beds, refreshing sprinklers and ambient music stretching all the way down to the sea. Try the lobster ravioli. For fresh fish and Ibizan rice dishes, head to Yemanja beach restaurant (00 34 971 187481; yemanjaibiza.com), considered one of the finest on this stretch of the coast. Try the house special, Sangria de Cava, and enjoy a massage by the sea.

Getting there
Cala Jondal is on the south-west tip of the island, 25 minutes by car from Ibiza Town or 35 minutes from San Antonio. Take the road from the airport towards Sa Caleta. A few hundred yards after you pass the bay of Sa Caleta, turn left and follow the signposts.

Las Salinas, Playa d'en Bossa

Named after the salt lakes in the south of Ibiza, this mile-long crescent of sand on the southernmost tip of the island is bordered by a small pine forest. With music blaring from the party bars, it’s here that you will find the most ostentatious clientele on the island.

Named after the salt lakes in the south of Ibiza, this mile-long crescent of sand on the southernmost tip of the island is bordered by a small pine forest Credit: Photo by Alex Tihonov ( Tihonov

Who goes?
Sometimes it can end up as a who’s who on the world party scene. Anything goes here but the more beautiful and glamorous set (Jade Jagger and Kate Moss) gather down at the Sa Trinxa Beach Bar (see below), where Jon Sa Trinxa, an island institution, plays his unique Balearic beats well into the night.

What is there to do?
Water sports are available, including catamarans. With big breakers here on windy days, you can sometimes enjoy a good body-surf. Hiking paths wind through the conservation area behind.

Bars and bites
The Jockey Club (00 34 971 395788). Farther down the beach from the Sa Trinxa Bar, this informal restaurant has a pleasant elevated view of the sea and an extensive menu. Something a little different for the bold is the ostrich fillet. The legendary Sa Trinxa Beach Bar (00 34 670 368019; satrinxa.com) is the place for a liquid lunch or supper. Despite its relaxed hippy feel, it always provides an electric warm-up for a night on the town.

Getting there
There are plenty of buses from Ibiza Town. In a car, follow signs to the airport and then, at the roundabout by the Hippodrome, take the second turning to Salinas and follow the signs.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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