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Captivating Cala Llonga

10th July 2015

On our recent trip to Ibiza we stayed in a lovely resort called Cala Llonga. It’s one of the quiet resorts on the island, a pituresque bay flanked by pine covered hills on both sides, only about 30mins drive from both Ibiza Town and the party capital San Antonio. I’ll tell you a little about the hotel we stayed in at a later date, but firstly some more about the resort. DSC_0010 DSC_0016 DSC_0019 DSC_0020 DSC_0024 DSC_0062 DSC_0061 DSC_0064 IMG_7226

The bay and beach area is really beautiful with a wide beach with white sand and calm aquamarine waters. The water stays shallow to chest deep for a good way out too which I always like. You could easily swim from the beach to our hotel on one side of the bay too which was pretty cool.

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An obligatory foot selfie. Is that a thing now?

It’s pretty easy to get around, only a few streets really but equipped with all you need including supermarket, pharmacy and plenty of places to eat & drink. A lot of the buildings were also covered in beautiful foliage, with the obligatory catci and palm trees dotted around.

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We had booked to go half board at our hotel, but weren’t overly keen on the food offerings, so swapped our included dinner to lunches so we could go out and explore a bit in the evenings. There were plenty of places to eat in Cala Llonga, some of which were typical ‘Brits abroad’ offerings; the typical ‘Full English here’ etc, but we also found a few gems. I’m going to tell you about a place called El Deseo and Can Nuts (I know, what a name right?!) in separate posts because these were the standouts of the resort, but heres a selection of what else we ate!


Mozarella & Avacado Salad


Jerk Chicken

The above were both at a fabulous little place called the Jam Shack – which we also loved for their beautiful cocktails – more of that later!


Tuna Carpaccio at The Terrace


Tempura Prawn Salad at Restaurant Del Mar


The cutest little treasure chest that our bill arrived in on night


Hot Cured Meat & Cheese Sandwich at Can Nuts


Satay Chicken at the Sushi Restaurant within our hotel

Possibly more impressive, or at least more fun than the food in our resort was the cocktails. There was again the more typical ‘disco cocktails’ piled high with umbrellas and feathers, done best at a place called Pirates Bar. Oh so retro but heaps of fun all the same.

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There was also a few places that served some slightly more sophisticated ones. The best of these came from the Jam Shack, El Deseo and The Terrace, as well as a brilliant place called Bambuddha about 20mins dive form the resort, I’ll tell you all about the food and drink there another time, as it really was special. The Jam Shack was our favourite for drinks

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Jerk Daiquiri & Apricot Sour at Jam Shack



Mimo’s revenge at Jam Shack


Pornstar Martini at The Terrace


Grapefruit Dark Stormy at The Terrace


Green & Mean at El Deseo

We were really surprised with the quality of some of the restaurants we found in Cala Llonga – a cut above some resorts we’ve been to! Whilst staying in Cala Llonga we took a few trips to Ibiza Town, The Las Dalias Hippy Market, San Antonio and the beautiful island of Fomentera so watch out for posts on these coming up soon.

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  • Reply aleksawal 10th July 2015 at 13:40

    Wow though drinks look amazing!!!

  • Reply Ellen Manning 12th July 2015 at 21:52

    Loving all these pics Roz – it looks beautiful! I went to Ibiza a few times when I was a lot younger, but the emphasis was never on the food in those days. Might have to give Cala Llonga a try! Looking forward to the other holiday posts you’ve got coming ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Helen 18th July 2015 at 12:33

    Been to this resort many times and agree with everything you say. Shame you didn’t visit Mayfair Bar (next to Pirates) as the cocktails in there are amazing โ˜บ๏ธ Will definitely try the Jam Shack when I go back in September.

    • Reply the foodie couple 19th July 2015 at 09:23

      Thank u so much for your comments- we will be going again so will go to Mayfair then!

  • Reply Wendy 18th July 2015 at 13:00

    Been to Cala Llonga twice in the last two years and 17 years before that absolutely love it there, now if only I could win the lotto And move out there

  • Reply Martin Coles 18th July 2015 at 22:29

    Been going to Cala Llonga on and off for over 20 years. Love the place, the people, the beach, the atmosphere and just the friendly smiles we get. Great friends own and run Frankies Snackbox which is a must for a full English and for sports coverage. Frankie and Norma are Plymouth Argyle supports so say hello when you pop in. Love the place and will continue to do so for many years to come

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  • Reply Mary McNally 27th July 2015 at 21:00

    Absolutely loved Cala llonga will definitely be going back we loved Flippers and SOS and a restaurant called Zebra all great places to eat.

    • Reply the foodie couple 27th July 2015 at 22:35

      We went to flippers and zebra but not sos. We plan on going back too!

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