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Places to stay in Ibiza's North

Away from it all.

Beyond the billboards and farther North, you'll see a proper picture postcard Ibiza with lush green fields, lots of trees and a quiet you might find difficult to believe on the “party isle”. Anyone, who knows the island, knows that there is lots of beautiful countryside and places on it that are a peaceful foil to the spirited and youthful in say, San Antonio.

There are lots of small villages and quaint places in between the main hubs, but when you head north and indeed proper North, you will get to a place that is more removed from the southern and western bits. From the family resort idyll that is Portinatx to the pretty Puerto de San Miguel you will see a more relaxed pace of life that is suited to spending quality time with friends, lovers and family. Puerto de San Miguel is the more quieter of the two, but it does have Ibiza's best fish restaurant (allegedly) and it's stunningly pretty. Portinatx has a decent nightlife, with music and theme bars attracting a good nightly crowd and if that's not enough, there are boats to San An and buses to Ibiza.

There is a range of accommodation here. In Portinatx you will get a lot of hotel and apartment deals aimed at families with all-inclusive hotels and self-catering. The three fine white-sanded beaches here all offer activities and are safe for children, plus there are beautiful panoramic views of the bay up top. There are a good number of hotels and apartments next to the beach of Puerto de San Miguel which itself is backed by pine-covered cliffs and from where you will get superb sea views. This being Ibiza, there are higher-end and specialist places to stay, so we've included a couple of those.

So, read on for our hotels and apartments selection or for more choices, take a look at our dedicated pages.


Portinatx

Marconfort El Greco Hotel

There is a good reason why people come again and again to this family-friendly hotel replete with its own water park next door. This all-inclusive hotel does some great meals in the on-site restaurant and the entertainments programme gives you things like fusion flamenco or fun and games. All rooms have Wi-Fi and air-con and come with great sea and beach views and are decorated in modern Mediterranean style. A popular choice.

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Del Rey Apartments

One and two bed apartments with fabulous views of the golden sandy beach, keenly priced with an on-site restaurant if you want leave the self-catering aside a night. Sounds pretty good so far doesn't it? There's a big central swimming pool and a water park nearby for the kids. It is excellently located and you get panoramic views of Portinatx from that pool. Why wouldn't you?

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Puerto de San Miguel

Balansat Resort

This is a great place for families who want flexibility and to relax; it offers a range of meal options from self-catering to all-inclusive in the onsite restaurant and pizzeria. There is a children's playground, children's and regular pools, a splash pool, slides, waterfalls and a “mini-club” to keep the kids occupied. The adults can have their own fun too in the entertainment bar or lazing by the pool as the kids play. Check out the Superior Rooms, upgraded for this year.

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Can Maries Country Hotel

Surrounded by beautiful countryside with stunning views out to sea and with its own gorgeous gardens, this is a real escape-from-it-all place. Owner Pepe has opened up his home to make this hotel and the warm family welcome you receive will last your stay. There's a set of stunning individualised suites, some with log fires and sea views. There is a restaurant and bar and service to the poolside too. You might just want to move in.

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Hacienda Na Xamena

Considered to be the best hotel in Ibiza and offering some of the most stunning views, being perched on top of a cliff in a natural park area. It's stylishly decorated with Indonesian and Indian furniture throughout and has pretty internal courtyards. This place was the island's first ever 5-star and to this day is considered the benchmark to meet. The hotel combines luxury with an ecological twist. As well as the gorgeous rooms and suites, you get exceptional service, a spa, swimming pools and three restaurants.

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Remember that lots more choices for hotels, apartments and villas can be found on Ibiza Spotlight!


WORDS | Julian Heathcote PHOTOGRAPHY | Courtesy Na Xamena (photos 1, 6)

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