We (a family of 4, 2 adults & 2 children aged 7 & 11) stayed at the "Es Puet blanc" the last week in July/first week in August and had a thoroughly amazing holiday. We arrived on a 5am flight from Glasgow, so arrived into Portinatx at approx. 11.30am, after a 35-40min transfer. We didn't expect the room to be ready so just got changed into something much cooler than jeans and went off exploring. The owners Tony & Maria were excellent & really helpful and spoke very good English. We left our bags outside room 1 which we had been allocated, while the cleaners finished cleaning the room. We discovered Le Jardin del mar - where we had a great english breakfast costing 20euros for 4 of us - with unlimited coffee!
On return to Es Puet blanc our room (1) was very large, a bathroom, kitchen with microwave, 2 hob-rings, kettle & toaster. Plenty of crockery too. A sofa-bed for the kids and a twin-bedroom for us. A lovely balcony ove-looking the beach & bay - PERFECT!
In Portinatx there are 3 supermarkets, a spar which we used just around from Es Puet Blanc, and 2 up in the square. There were 3 beaches, Es puet blanc is right onto S'Arenal petit, S'Arenal grand & Es Port which is approx. 15min walk just further down the road from Restaurant Nort. We were able to swim every day, the waters being very calm for the kids - and if you look closely there are lots of little fish. There are plenty of bars and places to eat - Zulu lounge is a in a beautiful setting looking right out over the beach (S'Arenal Petit), - this is a must for a drink after a long day in the sun, friendly faces at Del Boys, and also a must for a drink is "Boozy Buys" in the square - owned by Shirley, a lovely lady from Glasgow, she has a little off-licence where you can also collect a glass at the check-out and sit and enjoy your ice-cold beer (1.65e for a bottle of san miguel from which you got a good pint and a half), she also owns 2 restaurants "Le Jardin del mar" & "Restaurant Nort" - these were both excellent places to have a meal, Nort specialising in a bbq, but sadly this wasn't very popular as most people didn't seem to walk out this far - however if you visit Portinatx please look for Restaurant Nort - I know you would not be disappointed! Es Puet blanc has a lovely restaurant too - look out for Miguel! Try the paella in Zulu lounge & Le Jardin del Mar.
We visited Ibiza Town by bus which cost 2.85euros each, this is a lovely bustling town - you must see the old town & harbour area. You need to buy a ticket back to Portinatx at the bus-station office. Be careful though arrive for the bus early as sometimes there is only standing room only. It is about a 40 mins. bus-ride.
The Mini train (Ibiza Express) is a must, it does about 3 different trips - we went to San Juan, and Cala St Vincent - this takes approx. 3 hours & tours some beautiful countryside - parts of the island which you wouldn't see. You see a small beach where South Pacific was filmed.
There is a small glass bottomed boat which travels from the side of Jardin del Mar, this takes about 1-1.5 hours and is thoroughly enjoyable - the kids enjoyed feeding the fish inside a cave - & discovering a ship-wreck!
There is a Hippy Market in Portinatx (I think it was a Sunday night) - well worth a look.
I know lots of people have mentioned how many steps there are in this small complex (only 16 apartments) - but aren't there steps everywhere - it didn't bother us at all!
As I mentioned earlier Tony & Maria are great hosts and speak excellent English, anything you need to know just ask them, we asked Tony what Es Puet Blanc meant & he said The Little White Well (this is just out-side the wall of the restaurant) - I don't think alot of people know this! The swimming pool is adequate for these apartments - a small kids side & a larger deep pool, which is kept exceptionally clean at all times. Tony's 2 small kids love to come over and get in the pool - they love it! There is a lovely terrace adjoining the pool area - this is a sun-trap - it gets the sun all day!
We had excellent weather - some days reaching the 40's! wow! it does get very hot in the apartments, we didn't hire a fan - but probably could have done with one - but hey! we survived - you could always take a small fan with you, or buy one in Ibiza town - I think they only cost about 20 euros.
This is a really friendly place where everyone wants to talk to you - if you are searching for loud music & bingo then please don't go to Portinatx as you will not find this here!
Es Puet blanc is going independant next year, as sadly the Thompsons reps don't do anything for them & don't visit, we wish them all the best for the future.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday and loved it so much that we will return one day!
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