Crowned the 6th most beautiful beach in the world by both Conde Nast Traveller and Tripadvisor, Playa de ses Illetes in Formentera is only a short boat ride away from Ibiza Magna marina.

Found on the western side of the Trucador peninsula, the fabulous Platja de ses Illetes, which means “beach of small islands”, extends across to Platja de Llevant. It is protected by several islands and is part of the protected natural park of Saline. Platja de ses Illetes is probably the most popular beach of Formentera, and the area is a real island paradise, with the fine white sand and turquoise colour of the sea make it simply unforgettable.

Formentera has often been referred to as Ibiza’s Chilled out little sister and for decades this has been Formentera’s most fashionable beach,  popular with celebrities, locals and tourists alike. Many are there on a day-trip from Ibiza, looking for an escape from the clubs.  There is little infrastructure here apart from a series of wood-built beachside restaurants; no showers, no sunbeds, and most of Formentera’s beaches are unofficially nudist. Illetes is beach life for people who want to keep it simple – then head back to the yacht.

At  the very end of Illetes, the northernmost tip of the island, on a dead-calm day, you can almost wade through the water to the islet of Espalmador. From here you can see the distant hills of Ibiza, green-grey in the afternoon light, and the white wall of Ushuaia hotel in Platja d’en Bossa.

To find out more about Formentera visit our LUX guide here