With its turquoise coves, white sandy beaches, and friendly villages with rustic charm, Formentera is a small summer island paradise. Quieter than Ibiza and less touristy than Mallorca, Formentera is up there on our dream destination list for this summer.
An eco-friendly destination: Etosoto
Newly opened last summer, operated by brothers Julien and Grégory Labrousse, this new eco-friendly hotel is a collection of restored traditional fincas. Utilizing natural materials: stone, bamboo, linen, the hotel offers a dozen rooms which are well spaced out from one another. There is also a healthy restaurant, whose menu has been carefully curated by naturopath Celeste Candido. The hotel also offers a range of fun activities including cinema workshops, hiking, yoga classes and more.
A beach-side restaurant: Tanga
A favorite of the island’s locals, Tanga is the best bet for a lunchtime destination. Revisiting the best of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, the menu offers grilled squid and shrimp, tomato salad with fresh onions, vongole style pasta and enormous dishes of paella, a favorite among Instagram’s seasoned foodies.
A beautiful beach: Cala Saona
On an island studded with beautiful bays and beaches, it’s difficult to choose a stand-out. Nevertheless, Cala Saona compiles all the assets necessary for a beautiful beach, and shines at the top of the list of the island’s most beautiful shores. Nestled between two rocky cliffs, this beautiful white sand beach extends across the crystalline Mediterranean water, and offers a bonus with a view of Ibiza far in the distance.