We’ve got a great idea for our blog today. Why don’t we map out a route of the beautiful coves and beaches lining the southern coast of Ibiza?  Along the way, not only will we tempt you with stunning places to swim and sunbathe, we’ll also clue you in on fantastic restaurants where you can savor the best in island cuisine, fish and seafood. Who’s up for it?

Alright then. Let’s head south, to the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia (San José), where we’ll kick off our itinerary with one of Ibiza’s best beaches, Cala d’Hort. Some of the highlights of this large cove are its fabulous views of the islets Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell, its high cliffs and dramatic drops, as well as those wonderfully rustic fisherman’s huts – the whole of it bathed by crystalline waters in incredible hues of turquoise. To eat, we have the excellent restaurant El Carmen. Try to get a seafront table out on the terrace. The views are extraordinary – the perfect setting to enjoy a paella or fisherman’s rice, specialties of the house.

Carrying on, our next stop is quite nearby, at the cove of Cala Carbó. This smaller beach is most inviting and not usually as busy. It has the lovely touch of a virgin hideaway. Moreover, despite its small size, you have two top class restaurants to choose from, both perfect for enjoying the best fish and seafood, caught fresh in local waters. One is called El Balneario de Cala Carbo, the other Can Vicent.

Our third stop today will be Cala Vedella, a beach with a great many services and amenities. This is a family beach with calm shallow waters which deepen very gradually, ideal for children. The sand is fine and the water clear. There are several restaurants here, but we recommend the Maria Luisa. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Pep Marí, a true master of rice and fish dishes Ibiza style – a fantastic restaurant.

Finally we come to our last stop of the day, Cala Molí, perhaps the most overlooked cove on the southern coastline. Here we find large stretches of sand, but also rocky patches nearer to the shoreline, which keeps many people away. For this very reason, Cala Molí is one of the least crowded beaches in the area, the perfect choice for those who want to avoid the mass tourism one often encounters on Ibiza’s more accessible beaches. Here the waters are marvelously clear, covering a sandy but rock-strewn bottom.

Have a great beach day!