Sant Antoni occupies Portmany Bay in the west of the island, 20 kilometres from Ibiza city. This spot has been inhabited by man since ancient times. The town of Sant Antoni itself grew from the original cluster of houses built around the church, which was altered in the 17th century, creating the structure we see today.
Sant Antoni today is a large resort with an extensive array of restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and all kinds of services for tourists. Such is its appeal that thousands of people come here to enjoy their holidays every year. A seafront esplanade runs the length of the bay and makes an excellent spot for admiring the spectacular sunsets with the Mediterranean as a backdrop, so much so that the local bars fill in the evening with people keen to watch this wonder performed by nature every day.
Sunset marks the start of the incredible nightlife of Sant Antoni, where some of the liveliest and most famous venues on Ibiza are to be found. These include the Café del Mar and the big clubs Eden and Es Paradís. In July, August and early September, Sant Antoni is invaded by thousands of people who come specifically to enjoy the scene. Consequently, we would not recommend the northern area of the bay for families and others looking for peace and quiet during their holidays.
Other attractions of the bay of Sant Antoni de Portmany are its unspoiled beaches sheltered from rough weather, such as S’Arenal in the centre, Cala Salada, Cala Gració and Cala Gracioseta, Cala des Moro and Es Pouet, which can easily be reached on foot or by taking one of the buses that runs in the area.