Las Salinas Ibiza—known as Ses Salines in the Catalan dialect—is one of the best and most unique beaches on the island. It is backed by large salt lakes that have been producing salt for 2,000 years. The salt lakes, and a wide region around them, is protected as a conservation area, and this means that Las Salinas Ibiza Beach is much more subdued and laid back that its more rowdy neighbor, Playa den Bossa. You can get here driving in about fifteen minutes from Ibiza Town. There is also regular bus service from Ibiza Town and Playa den Bossa.
Most of the hotels near Las Salinas Beach are found along the Playa den Bossa strip up to the airport. The little nearby community of Ses Salines town does have a very nice hotel. The Sa Palmera has five-star prices, but is closer to a three to four-star property. There are only eleven rooms, which is probably one of the reasons for the higher prices. Another of the hotels near Las Salinas Beach is one of the most exclusive of the luxury hotels on the island. With only six luxurious rooms and three suites, the Las Brisas is located a bit further to the west. There are also some villas in the area.
Las Salinas Ibiza does have some of the beach bars and cafés that blare music throughout the day and into the night. But it’s a long beach (more than a mile), and it is possible to find a quiet stretch where you might recover from previous parties. Things to do here include some great hiking in the pine forests of the conservation area and good windsurfing when the wind is up. The water is crystal clear, so the snorkeling is also excellent.