Espalmador Island, between Ibiza and Formentera

Espalmador private island off ibiza and formentera in the balearics

With its white beaches, Mediterranean landscapes, picturesque coves, and crystal clear waters, Espalmador – a private island just off Ibiza and Formentera – is a paradise within Europe.

Espalmador is a private island just off the Coast of Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands. It lies between Ibiza and Formentera, just four miles south of Ibiza, and 150 metres north of Formentera. It has a remarkable location that few other private islands of this caliber can match.

Easy to reach, yet one of the most beautiful spots in Europe, Espalmador is a natural paradise untouched by development and protected as part of the Las Salinas Natural Park of Ibiza and Formentera.

The two houses on Espalmador are privately-owned buildings. The main house – S’Alga – would have been one of the most important houses in the Pitiusas when it was first built in the 1930s. It is now catalogada, or listed, as a fine example of the traditional architecture of the region, with considerable historic and cultural value.

Given its location, unique character, and natural beauty, Espalmador is one of the most coveted private islands in the world.

Note: Although Espalmador is private property, the beach and waterfront are public land, in keeping with Spain’s Ley de Costas. The public has the right to walk along the sea front, but not to walk into the island. There are no public facilities whatsoever on Espalmador.

S'Espalmador beach, Formentera

S’Espalmador beach, Formentera