Ibiza is where you go to party, hard. Its smaller sister island, Formentera, is where you go to relax and explore with the whole family.
Formentera is prettier, less developed, and a lot quieter. Plus, wide-eyed millennials who haven’t been to bed won’t stumble past your kids on the beach.
Ibiza is a mass tourism destination. Sure you can have a lot of fun. Or escape the crowds with a yacht rental. But Formentera goes under the radar and it’s a fabulous little island, dotted with private villas for a family stay. Rent a car and explore nature, from hidden coves to mud baths and superb yet completely undeveloped sandy beaches.
Here are some great villa options for your family.
A beautiful three-bed three-bath finca (farmhouse) with a hippy chic aesthetic, plus a beautiful Mediterranean garden and views across the countryside to Ibiza. It feels very private and remote, especially with the swimming pool. But it’s only ten minutes from Sant Francesc, Formentera’s trendiest town.
A modern, minimalist four-bedroom villa with a strategic location in the island’s centre, ideal for exploring the Formentera’s exclusive beaches. It has all the contemporary comforts and is great for active families who want to go out exploring every day. Comes with a large swimming pool, but note that not all the rooms are ensuite.
Villa Paz Formentera
A swish new villa by the sea, just a short walk from Mediterranean waters. The villa has three double bedrooms, then there’s a separate studio that can sleep a family with one or two young children. This villa is great for extended families who want a very relaxed and private holiday, next to a quiet beach.