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The Best Hotels in Formentera, Spain

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Updated: 20 December 2017
Despite its increasing status as the place to be seen in the summer season, Formentera has surprisingly few hotels, with most visitors staying in the many high-end villas on the island. If holiday rentals aren’t your thing, don’t fret – there are still some stunning hotels dotted round this Balearic gem, and we’ve got the lowdown on the best of them.

Can Aisha

This small, stylish, boutique hotel is adults-only, and makes for the perfect secluded romantic getaway. The five apartments all have full self-catering facilities and furnished terraces, and are decorated in a modern but attractively rustic style. Breakfast is served on a shady terrace in the stunning garden, next to the wooden-decked pool area.  White-cushioned sun loungers and Bali beds around the pool are surrounded by colourful foliage and cacti, and throughout the garden there are discreet seating areas where you can enjoy a quiet drink. The beauty in this place is its simplistic charm, and the feeling of seclusion, but if you can tear yourself away, Es Pujols beach is a mere ten-minute walk.

Blanco Hotel Formentera

It’s all in the name, with this sleek, all-white, family-run hotel, near to Es Pujols beach. The large pool is the hub of the Blanco, with a laid-back vibe during the day and nicely lit bar area serving excellent cocktails at night. Although fairly basic in terms of luxuries, the whole hotel is bright and modern, and has everything you need for a relaxed pool or beach-side holiday, with a pretty decent restaurant to boot. Rooms are on the small side (but do have king-size beds), and there are no baths in the en-suites, but as with the rest of the hotel, everything is pleasingly white and contemporary, and superior rooms have their own sun terraces.

Paraiso de los Pinos

This very family-friendly aparthotel is a 10-minute drive from San Fransisco Javier, Formentera’s main town, and a stroll to the beach. Classic rustic-chic in style, with whitewashed walls and wood-slat shutters, there are 29 apartments all set around lush gardens. There is a decent sized pool and jacuzzi, as well as six more luxury bungalows, with private outdoor spa tubs. Bali beds are spread out through the hotel’s gardens, and there are outdoor tennis courts and an excellent restaurant if you tire of self-catering facilities.

Hotel Riu La Mola

At over 300 guest rooms, the Hotel Riu La Mola is one of just a few big chain hotels on the island. This whitewashed complex tiers down a pine-covered hillside overlooking the picturesque eastern end of Migjorn Beach. It features everything you’d expect from a resort-style property, with two swimming pools, kids’ club and spa facilities, plus a choice of on-site dining. Splash out a little more for a sea-view room and you won’t be disappointed.

Hotel Casbah

The Hotel Casbah is set in a lovely secluded pine-scented forest and and tropical gardens a 10-minute walk from the wilder west end of gorgeous Migjorn Beach. The hotel comprises a charming collection of whitewashed cuboid blocks, with interior design following a tasteful Moroccan theme. The 29 rooms are rustic-chic in style, all air conditioned and with terraces overlooking the pretty surrounds. There’s also a peaceful outdoor swimming pool, and the hotel is known to have one of the best restaurants in the area. A poolside bar and cozy indoor bar complete a superb boutique property.

Hotel Bahía

In a great location for transport on and off the island, the marina-side Hotel Bahía, is only a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal. This 33-bedroom hotel is on the basic side but comfortable and clean, with bright modern rooms, many of which have views of Ibiza. On the ground floor, the restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine, with a large terrace overlooking the marina. The lack of pool is a downside, but the hotel’s location makes it easy to take boat trips around the island, and the famous Ses Illetes beach is only a short drive away.

Insotel Hotel Formentera Playa

This large hotel has 333 rooms, and features a fantastic location overlooking the beautiful Mighorn beach. The guestrooms and studio apartments are all bright and modern, with balconies or terraces, and some boast spectacular sea views. With three pools (two outdoor, one indoor), a spa, and various sports and kids’ play facilities, there is no shortage of things to do, and the beach club attached to the hotel also has a great restaurant and beach bar.