Just returned from a week's stay at Club Cala Verde. The location is breathtaking set high on a cliff overlooking a beautiful bay. Watching the bay and all the swimming, snorkellng and pleasure boats skimming past is highly entertaining. Of course the beauty of being high up is also a drawback. There were 90 steps from reception to our room. And reception to the beach was a further 108 steps. So from the beach to our room was.....well I will let you do the maths!
Having said that, the steps were a small price to play to stay in such a lovely hotel. We could have asked to be moved to a lower level room but chose the hike to try to keep fit. But don't let the steps put you off. I am sure that you can ask for a lower level room. Our room was in block 6. We didn't have sea views but instead had verdant hilside views. The sun came on the balcony in the afternoon and at times was too hot for us as there is no shade on the balconies. Some of the rooms do have sea views but these also benefit/suffer from overlooking the pool and entertainment area.
Apart from the steps to the beach there is also a concrete path but this is exceedingly steep. The hotel does operate a buggy service to the beach leaving at 10.30am and returning at 1.30pm. Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire on the beach - approx cost 12 euro's. We brought cheap lilo's with us ( £2 Asda's) and used these instead. A parasol or beach tent would be a good idea to save on costs.
We went all-inclusive - which I thoroughly recommend. Being AI allows you unlimited coffees, 3 types of icrecreams, afternoon croissants and alcholic drinks. Top shelf brands too I might add. These costs would mount up otherwise. And it was great to see that nobody abused the AI facility.
The hotel caters for Italians, Germans, French, Spanish and English with brits being by far the minority. I found the cosmopolitan atmosphere fascinating - great to see different cultures getting along. Partly helped by the energetic entertainment team who try to include everyone in the daily activities such as darts, archery, quizzes. Mini club for the children.
Food was first class. We ate all all meals on the terrace overlooking the bay. The first morning at breakfast we were so fortunate to see dolpins swimming in the bay. Breakfast is at 8.00am, lunch at 1.00pm and dinner starts at 7.30pm. Food constantly refreshed if necessary. Food theme nights such as Oriental, Mexican, Argentina, Cousous, Spanish add to the variety. In addition there is a BBQ section each night as well. Help yourself to whatever you want. also help yourself to drinks, soft, wine or beer.
The hotel is isolated but there is a hotel free courtesy bus to Santa Eularlia leaving 3 times a day. Once at 9.30am then again at 10.15 and once at 4.00pm. This picks you up about 3 hours later which is plenty of time to wander around the town and marina at Santa Eularlia. We also got the bus to SE and then a taxi to Es Canar which made for an interesting exercusion. On Saturday the bus will take you to the hippy market at San Carlos approximately 5 kilometres away. You have 3 hours there which for me was too long so I walked back to the hotel.
You can get a ferry from the beach to Santa Eularlia for 12 euros return , Ibiza Town for 18 euros or Formentera for 32 euros. We had a day trip to Formentera. The ferry leaves from the beach at 9.30am and gets you back to Cala Verde at 7.30pm. You can order a picnic from the hotel to take with you if you order it the day before. The day trip to Formentera is worth it. The ferry is 1 hour to SE and then you change ferries and pick up a fast catamaran to Formentera which is another 1 hour. On the catamaran you will be offered a bus exercusion around the island. Its worth it. For 12 euros they will take you to the beach for 3 hours and then a 90 minute tour of the island. Or for 6 euros they will shuttle you to 2 seperate beaches.
Cala Verde hotel is twinned with Cala Blanca hotel. They are about 500 metres apart but its a climb down to the beach and then a walk along the beach and up steps to move between hotels. You can enjoy the facilities at the Cala Blanca but can't eat there.There are 2 small supermarkets near Cala Blanca but the range isn't great.. There are also a couple of independent restaurants near Cala Blanca which appeared to specialise in pizza. If you need provisions best to catch hotel bus to SE to stock up. Try to find the supermarkets in the centre of SE as they are cheaper than the one on the marina.
The hotel has a great entertainment team who put on a show most nights. The show starts at 10.00pm. You will get to love their "freedom " song.
Finally the rooms are very pleasant, clean with plenty of hot water and a powerful shower over the bath. Its easy to see why this hotel is number 1 on Tripadviser.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde located in Es Figueral Beach is well known for its magnificient panoramic bay views. It is awarded with the "Q" of tourist quality and Environment ISO 14001. The hotel has 257 rooms: Double, Premium and Suites equipped with full bathroom, air conditioning, TV satellite, safe, telephone, mini fridge, Wi-Fi and tea & coffee facilities. The ideal Tourist complex Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde has everything thought to detail to make your holidays unforgettable:Two restaurants with international buffet and themed dinners, air conditioning in the main public rooms and ample lounges with TV/ SAT and Internet point, bar, Swimming pool and Solarium. CHildren's playground, 5.000 M2. For Miniclub, Pirate Island and Adventure Zone. Shows and entertainment every night. Games and competitions for children and adults. Free sports and gym. Regular bus service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Invisa Hotel Cala Verde
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde Ibiza/Santa Eulalia Del Rio