Grupotel Ibiza Beach Resort

A haven created just for grown-ups, the TUI Sensimar Ibiza Beach Resort has a strict over-18s only policy in place, to protect the peace and quiet that makes it such a relaxing resort. Despite Ibiza’s reputation for being a party island, there are still many parts of the country that ooze sophisticated tranquillity, with Portinatx being one of them.

Two pools, a beachside location and excellent buffet-style meals make this a comprehensively considered hotel, with spa facilities and a chic cocktail bar completing the roster of covetable amenities. The resort centre is just a short walk away, and with a host of bars and restaurants being mere steps away, you won’t want for anything.

Overview of Portinatx

Yes, the island has a reputation for being the nightlife capital of the world, and in certain regions this is true, but holidays to Ibiza are a far more varied and upmarket affair than you might expect, depending on which area you stay in.

Spectacularly picturesque, Portinatx, home to the Grupotel Ibiza Beach Resort, brings luscious greenery and bright blue waters together, combined with a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Three beaches, incredible seafood restaurants and perfect walking trails characterise this region and families are catered for very well, thanks to plenty of sporting activities to participate in.

Things to do in Portinatx

Step outside the Grupotel Ibiza Beach Resort and after a short stroll, you’ll find yourself in the town centre, with souvenir shopping, boat trips and water sports galore at your fingertips. There is a mini-golf course and games centre too, which are perfect for amusing the kids, or scenic hikes that will lead you to an unspoilt beach.

Beach life, is of course, king in Ibiza and you won’t be disappointed with the sands here. All have lifeguards on duty and loungers are easy to come by, too. Make sure you work up an appetite in Portinatx, as the waterside eateries are excellent, with many serving fresh seafood and Spanish treats, though there are some British-style pubs as well. Just don’t expect to find a plethora of nightclubs here, as live music and late-night café culture are as exciting as things get.

For a more tranquil Ibizan experience, Portinatx is the ideal destination to head to. Never boring but always relaxing and sociable in a more gentle way, it gives you a slice of unspoilt Ibiza, away from the neon lights of San Antonio.

Resort Summary

The three beaches in Portinatx are all within walking distance of the centre and each other so you can select which one to lounge on depending on your mood that day. They all have lifeguards and lots of loungers. For ease, S’Arenal Gros – Portinatx’s main beach – is in the middle of the village and at 125-metres long provides plenty of soft sand to sunbathe on.

If you’ve had a few bevvies the night before and want some peace and a bit of shade, S’Arenal Petit is just right. The fringe of pine trees on this small beach will keep you cool and adds a pretty, natural element.

To try your hand at snorkelling, head to Playa Porto Beach. This is where the lighthouse is situated and fishermen bring in their haul that you could be eating for your dinner that night.