Bohemian Bliss

Where to sleep, eat, and play on Formentera

Often considered Ibiza’s little sister, the hippie-chic island of Formentera is home to some of the Mediterranean's best beaches and the star of the Balearic Islands. Just a quick ferry ride from Ibiza, it's a beachcomber's paradise.

SLEEP: The colorful and eclectic Las Banderas is a beachside enclave that is a hit with fashionistas. The six bungalows have sea views with a balcony or terrace for viewing.

Es Ram is nestled amongst the bright gardens and pine groves set back from the sea. The resort houses five villas or “living spaces” and the main, communal villa has eight individual rooms and a restaurant.

EAT & DRINK: Juan Y Andrea is the idyllic beachside shack for fresh seafood and paellas. Creative Italian cooking paired with the island's indigenous seafood shouldn’t be missed at Aigua, located on the north side of the island with a terrace that overlooks the harbor.

PLAY: Although you’ll find many beautiful beaches to lounge, we highly recommend a quick boat ride to the small island of s’Espalmador to experience a true desert island feel. One Wednesdays and Sundays, scour the hippy market at Pilar de la Mola for great local finds. Hike, bike or scooter up the Far de la Mola to see the lighthouse and to catch amazing sunset views.

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