Enjoying a prominent position upon the vibrant and verdant island of Ibiza is the tantalising town of Sant Antoni de Portmay. A common misconception is that Ibiza is solely comprised of pulsating nightclubs and raucous revellers, however Sant Antoni de Portmany proves all of those assumptions wrong. An atmospheric and quaint historic quarter evokes memories of a prosperous past and the crystal clear waters of the ocean provides excellent swimming and snorkelling opportunities. Explore secretive coves upon the coastal curve; dive to the dazzling depths of the ocean in search of magnificent marine life; or wander amidst the mystical pinewoods for some shady sanctuary.
A fine example of Ibiza’s ecclesiastical elegance is the Church of St. Antoni, a wondrous white washed structure whose sophisticated design provides a stylish island symbol. Built in the 14th century, the church signifies the origin of this charming town, which was built around the sacred structure shortly after its origin. The polygonal floor plan of its tower is another fabulous feature of this unique church.
In an act of defensive sensibility during the 17th century, the island of Ibiza erected a number of tall towers in order to defend against attackers. A flagrant and foreboding fortress located proximately to Sant Antoni is Towers en Luc, a magnificent monument surrounded by dramatic cliffs.
The town boasts a remarkable repertoire of internationally inspired cuisine while also paying homage to Ibizan delicacies such as baked fish and mint cheesecake. Sample some of the island’s most tantalising tapas at Tapas Restaurant and Lounge bar, a critically acclaimed eatery in which divine and diminutive dishes are serves; feast upon sizzling garlic prawns, rich chorizo sausage and crisp croquettes for a traditional taste of fabulous fare. (Cami des Reguero 4, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain)