Illuminated by Mediterranean sun, the azure reaches of the Ibizan coast stretch beyond the Marina Palace Club’s balconied heights and into the horizon. Ibiza’s renowned for its temperate climate of all night parties and bars, with the polylingual hubbub of its streets providing proof of the multinational crowds attracted by the club scene. Nevertheless, behind the rhythmic bustle of Ibiza Town and San Antonio hides a clement idyll that’s World Heritage Site status belies a rich culture and stunning landscape.
Get in the groove with today's Groupon at Marina Palace Apartments from Intercorp Group:
• £156 for a seven night stay for two adults and up to two children (Up to 70% off)
Self-catering coastal break in a furnished apartment plus a welcome cocktail
The Hotel - Marina Palace Apartments, C/ Es Calo 108, 07829 Cala de Bou- San José, Ibiza
Awash with a slew of nifty facilities, Marina Palace Apartments cater to sun-loving guests with handsomely furnished self-catering apartments by San Antonio Bay. Travelling pairs, and up to two kids under 12, can settle into their homely lodgings, unpacking in a double bedroom that comes accompanied by a nifty bathroom complete with accessories. When not chilling out in front of the satellite television, visitors can assemble on the balcony area to enjoy meals cooked up in the handy kitchenette, or even pop out to the resort’s own tapas restaurant. Wayfarers can take in splendid sea views from the windows, whetting appetites for a dip in the on-site swimming pool or perhaps an idle stroll to the beach. After some thirsty work on the resort’s tennis courts, chill-seekers may like to zip five miles over to San Antonio for an evening stroll.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the coastal outcrop known as “God’s Finger” emerges from the sea to form a majestic monolith that is apparently best viewed at sunrise. A night-time trip to San Antonio’s harbourside promenade will dazzle the eyes with its strip of illuminated fountains, waving palms, and a gently bobbing marina. The city’s Egg monument marks the potential birthplace of Christopher Columbus, while visitors can make their own voyage across the West End and Sunset Strip districts to explore some of the Island’s most famous clubs and bars. History-lovers should make an excursion to Ibiza Town’s 14th century cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa where its unique Gothic art collection can be studied before a visit to the neighbouring necropolis.
Flights: Low-cost flights available from London Stansted, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.
Airport: Ibiza Airport is roughly 12 miles from the resort.
Car hire: Choice of operators from Ibiza Airport.
Groupon Top Tip
Sweet-toothed wanders should treat themselves to a flaon; this local delicacy is a sweet pastry filled with soft cheese.
A king-sized 218 Booking.com users awarded the Marina Palace a luxurious 8.1/10, while reviews on TripAdvisor were also positive. Most guests found a healthy bit of rest and relaxation at the hotel, thanks to the spacious rooms and idyllic location.
We arrived to the most outstanding accommodation. Huge sun terrace overlooking the bay, full size sunbeds, large table. The living room was tastefully furnished in modern furniture with loads of floor space…
– dmb50, TripAdvisor, June 2011
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. There were two great swimming pools, nice restaurant and fantastic sea views. It was a relaxing hotel which was only a 10 minute taxi ride into San An and 20 mins into Ibiza Town.
– Carlee, Booking.com, May 2011