Ibiza’s little sister, Formentera, is only two nautical miles south of Ibiza, however, you will feel like you have entered another world. Famous for its unspoilt beauty, sparkling clear turquoise waters, breathtaking nature and picture postcard beaches it is an ideal destination for a day trip from Ibiza. Easily accessible by boat, the island is small in size but offers an abundance of fabulous restaurants, with something to suit all budgets and palates. Here is our guide to the very best.
Juan y Andreas – Best for posing!
Possibly the most famous of all the island’s dining spots, this elegant waterfront restaurant is a favourite hangout for visiting celebrities, and even the King of Spain has been spotted enjoying the stylish ambience and excellent food. Situated on the stunning stretch of beach know as Playa Illetes, the now famous spot began life as a tiny bar 1972, serving freshly caught fish and refreshments to local fishermen. The fish was caught personally by the owner Juan, and cooked to perfection by his partner Andrea, and so a beautiful relationship began. Today, Juan Y Andreas is simply THE place to see and be seen with expansive terraces and elegant decor. However, the seafood is still as good as it was back in the old days, and people return time after time to enjoy the extensive menu. One of the more expensive places to eat, it’s somewhere to go when you wish to indulge yourself!
Chezzgerdi – Best for authentic Italian pizza
Situated in one of the most beautiful spots on the island, this stylish restaurant takes only the very best raw ingredients from Italy, Spain and of course Formentera herself, and transforms them into sensational dishes.If you are looking for the finest quality grilled meat, fish and the very best authentic Italian pizzas to be found anywhere on Formentera, then ChezzGerdi is most definitely the place for you.
Tiburon – Best for Atmosphere
Another beachfront location, also on Illetes, with its very own friendly tender service to whisk you from the comfort of your boat to your table, Tiburon is relaxed, informal and one of the coolest hangouts on Formentera. A simple but delicious menu is affordable and offers something for all tastes. We recommend the fish and chips, not very traditionally Spanish – but super tasty!
Can Carlos – Best for fine Italian cuisine
In the heart of the capital village of the island, San Francesc you can find one of the islands most iconic restaurants, Can Carlos. A converted old farmhouse, the setting is unquestionably one of the prettiest on the island, with sparkling fairy lights twisted around the old oak beams and a riot of colourful flowers adding to the romantic setting. The menu is very much Italian based with an emphasis on quality. Expect the finest cuts of meat – locally sourced vegetables and the most delicious range of pasta dishes to delight even the most discerning customer.
Flipper and Chiller – Best for those on a budget
On Playa Migjorn – you cannot help but notice this funky beach bar and chillout lounge – due to its eye catching pink decor. Fun and unpretentious, it has a prime location on the beautiful shore, and offers a divine selection of seafood, rice dishes and mouthwatering meat. Why not enjoy one of their sumptuous cocktails on their roof terrace –affording spectacular view over the coast. Perfect.
The Ibiza Connection has everything you need to make sure your day trip to Formentera is one you will never forget. Of course, the best way to arrive is by private boat, and we have contacts with the very best boat charter companies on the island, so whether you prefer lazy sailing on an elegant yacht, or the bumps and thrills of a powerboat, we will make sure you have the perfect vessel. We will also take care of all your restaurant reservations, leaving you free to soak up the sun and enjoy!