Formentera is a small blissful island in the Balearics that lies close to Ibiza and is known for its incredible white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. With its beautiful views, relaxed atmosphere and boho chic lifestyle, it gives off one of the most laid-back vibes in all of Mediterranean. Being close to water, it gives yacht charters the opportunity to travel to other nearby locations. Due to its pretty views and picturesque sunsets, Formentera is quite a popular destination for weddings.
Even though you could travel through the entire island in a day, you might want to stay for a couple of weeks at the various hotels and beach facing resorts in Formentera. You can enjoy a variety of gastronomical delicacies or walk around one of its small villages to reward yourself feeling relaxed and at peace. Formentera offers delicious food, beautiful views of the beach and sunsets making it a vacation of a lifetime.
There are many restaurants across Formentera that offer traditional seafood dishes along with other cuisines like Mediterranean, Japanese, Indian, Spanish and Italian. Fresh fish is of course on most menus as it befits the island’s history of fishing. Some of the best places to enjoy the best fresh fish and seafood are Juan y Andrea restaurant and Es Moli de Sal Restaurant.
Juan y Andrea: Located in Playa Illetes, the Juan y Andrea is known as one of the most beautiful restaurants in the Mediterranean. With its huge palm trees, it is the perfect place for a chilled cocktail and a good meal. Their specialties include all the flavours of the sea: fish, seafood, rice, lobster in garlic sauce, among many other delights. The restaurant’s tables are placed on the white sand under the huge palm trees that give you shade and make you feel cool. With its incredible service and unbeatable view, The Juan y Andrea has been chosen as the best beach restaurant in Europe.
Es Moli De Sal: It is probably known as the most emblematic restaurant at Formentera. The restaurant offers a menu of the typical dishes of Formentera and Mediterranean cuisine that are accompanied by a wide range of quality wines. With unique views of the beach on one side and the port of La Savino on the other, it makes Es Molí de Sal a perfect environment to let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the sea during the day and the stary sky at night. The restaurant is famous for its various gastronomical seafood delicacies.
The trendiest food spots in Formentera include the Beso beach and the Chezz Gerdi that provide food, drinks, music and a cute boho chic atmosphere like no other.
Beso Beach: Beso Beach Formentera near Playa Illetes is designed like a beach hut made of wood and coconut leaves with the interiors decored with fairy lights and neon signs. Being in front of the sea, their ingredients and products are freshly chosen and handled with care. The fusion of Mediterranean cuisine with Basque nuances creates an authentic and pure flavour. Along with amazing food and drinks, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the beach, admire the sunsets and dance to the live music.
Chezz Gerdi: The Chezz Gerdi is located in one of the most picturesque corners of Formentera in the popular beach of Es Pujols. The restaurant specializes in seafood, sushi, Italian and grilled meat dishes. Chezz Gerdi provides something for everyone with a large restaurant area, chill-out space, cocktails area and a small children’s playground. The restaurant has a long terrace service which is the best spot to dine engulfing the amazing views of the sea. It also has its own fashion boutique and makes a stunning spot for weddings. With hammocks, live music, spectacular views and cocktails makes the restaurant a fun and memorable spot.
There are also many hotels across the island that not only offer a boho chic atmosphere but also give you spectacular views of the beach. The La Masia and The Gecko Hotel are among such hotels in Formentera.
Gecko Hotel: Located at the center of the Playa Migjorn beach is the chic Gecko Hotel & Beach Club. It helps individuals to unwind, connect with oneself and celebrate life. The clublike restaurant offers a balanced and generous feast of Mediterranean flavors with touches of multicultural cuisines along with juices and refreshing cocktails. Each room has a different view to the beach and some even have private pools with it. All the rooms feature patios and panoramic terraces and are conceived for guests to enjoy the beauty of Gecko’s gardens and sea views. The exclusive beachfront location, elegant and modern architectural style, amazing restaurant and the palmed gardens with incredible sea views, make the Gecko hotel the perfect place for weddings, parties and celebrations.
La Masia: The La Masia is a cute boho chic boutique hotel located near the port of La Savina that offers a family like atmosphere to make you feel at home. It is immersed in the rural environment of the Formentera Island, surrounded by magical nature. From La Masia you can access the beautiful beaches and coves and discover the attractive corners of Formentera in a few minutes. The hotel has different apartments, homes and deluxe rooms that are decorated with unique, colorful and comfortable designs. It also offers different services including personalized breakfast served in the private terrace of your apartment and private yoga classes.
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