Gorgeous Formentera Island, just off the coast of Ibiza and fondly known as Rehab Island. After the excesses of partying on the White Isle many flock to the island to spend the day or a few days recharging the batteries and regaining a sense of calm and Zen.
This is exactly what we decided to do post partying at the BBC Radio 1 annual Ibiza weekend. But instead of hitting up one of the gorgeous white sand beaches we decided to spend the day at Gecko Beach Club.
It is divine! But I’ll pre-warn you, not the cheapest. 50 Euros for a sunbed!
I know you’re wondering why we decided on Gecko instead of just hitting the beach. Well, the main reason – easy access to everything. Towels, pool, beach, toilets and most importantly food! As much as I love the beach on holiday I also like being in easy access of comfort!
Tucked away down a tree lined drive Gecko beach club is also a boutique hotel, which had I had the extra £££ I would have 100% stayed.
The taxi from the port took about 10 minutes and cost around 15 Euros, it would have been easy to cycle too or rent a moped but we’d taken a tourist boat across to the island which took 3hrs so we were a little limited on time. There are water taxis across to Formentera which take 30mins but you have to catch these from Ibiza Town and we were staying in San Antonio Bay.
Everything about Gecko Beach Club screens cool, calm and classy. The décor, the wooden decking down to the beautiful white sand beach and the loungers around the pool. You can’t fail to relax and unwind here.
We had lunch from the pool bar menu whilst relaxing on the deck looking towards the beach. It was simple flavours and dishes but tasted amazing. I can highly recommend the Thai prawn salad and croquettes. I’ve tried to recreate my Thai salad at home, but it’s just not the same!
We left feeling fully Zen and completely blissed out.
Before jumping on our return boat we couldn’t resist a look around the little stalls which lined the port, everything from basket bags to beach cover ups were on sale. I’ve never had to enforce so much self-control on myself!
Have you been to Formentera? What are your top recommendations for spending time on the island?