It’s 9am on a warm September Ibizan morning and we’re on the bus to Ibiza Town to catch the boat to the idyllic island of Formentera, just South of Ibiza. With the promise of pristine white beaches and crystal clear blue waters, we’re excited to say the least.

After a lovely boat crossing, we arrived at the Port to be offered various modes of transport. We chose to travel around the island by bus (costing around 10 euros for a day pass), but there’s also the options of hiring your own car, moped or bicycle. The island is small – 12 by 4 miles, so getting around the island is easy. So it was by bus that we headed to our first port of call – the beautiful Illetes beach – this is a pristine, white sandy beach, you feel like you’re in the Caribbean. After sunning ourselves here for a few hours, we headed back on the bus to head to Playa Es Pujols. Here there’s plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, including Sa Palmera, where we enjoyed paella, gazpacho soup and allioli and bread at a lovely beachfront view, before heading back to a bar at the Port to wash it down with some sangria and heading back to Ibiza Town on the boat.

We’d more than recommend a day spent on Formentera for its amazing beaches and stunning waters, laidback atmosphere, local charm, bars and restaurants. With an array of beaches such as as Playas Llevant, La Savna, Es Arenals, Tanga, Tramunta and Sa Roqueta amongst others also dotted around the island, we’ll be sure to be back next summer to check them out!

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