Example Booking: 14,500 eXpectations points, May 2018, 1-bed sleeps 4
less than £14pppn*
eXpectations members seeking time to relax in the warm sunshine and admire the colourful spring flowers in the manicured gardens could take the opportunity to book 7-nights from 5th-12th May 2018. To check into this comfortable one-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) at Aldea Bonsai, members would have needed just 14,500 points! This wonderful getaway offer was available on RCI.com at the time of writing (02/08/2017).
The Balearic island of Ibiza is well known for its lively nightlife in Ibiza town centre and San Antonio, however, this Spanish island has so much more to offer. Ibiza is blessed with natural serenity and whitewashed villages where time appears to slow with pine trees merging with gorgeous, secluded coves. The diversity of Ibiza attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy the endless entertainment and relax in a natural haven retreat.
On the south-east coast of Ibiza, the traditional Mediterranean style apartments at Aldea Bonsai are situated in a privileged sea-front location in a quiet area of the holiday town, Santa Eulalia des Rui. Guests at Aldea Bonsai can enjoy the tranquil surroundings whislt the bustling life and fun activities in Ibiza town are just 15km away. Ibiza airport is just a short distance from the town centre with regular transport connections to the Aldea Bonsai resort.
Santa Eulalia des Rui
Santa Eulalia des Rui is considered a chic seaside resort offering an elegant atmosphere with excellent restaurants, earning the town a reputation for being the gastronomic centre of the island. The town also offers talented art galleries, charming cafe bars and plenty of boutiques to browse around. Enjoy the facilities on the two splendid beaches and admire the luxury yachts moored in the marina.
The month of May is a wonderful time of year to visit the charming town of Santa Eulalia des Rui, as the island blooms with spring flowers and day time temperatures rise to the mid-twenties (Degrees C) with long, pleasant sunny days.
Peaceful Aldea Bonsai
Aldea Bonsai provides delightful two-storey traditional Ibizan style houses, designed to create peaceful apartments overlooking the large pool. Take a stroll along the winding pathway through the beautifully maintained gardens to the beach, just 100 metres away!
This is the perfect place for those looking to relax in tranquil surroundings and enjoy the immaculate facilities and amenities on offer. Guests at Aldea Bonsai can unwind in the tastefully furnished lounge area featuring cable TV, take advantage of the equipped kitchenette and soak up the romantic atmosphere on the balcony/terrace with your favourite drink.
Get active with windsurfing and kayaking or experience exhilarating scuba diving in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. Take a pleasant short walk along the beach promenade to the heart of Santa Eularia des Riu to savour delicious meals in seafront restaurants.
Eivissa is the official name for Ibiza and is home to many beautiful and historical sites, including the 14th Century cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa, situated at the top of the Dalt Vila mountain overlooking the town.
Ibiza is also home to the greatest vibes of music, boasting some of the world’s best DJ’s playing in a great choice of nightclubs, bars, and beach parties. The legendary music scene is famous worldwide, attracting people from all corners of the world to experience the energetic party atmosphere.
There is more to Ibiza than dancing all night long in the town centre or San Antonio Bay. This alluring Spanish island is bursting with fascinating history, including four designated sites in Ibiza town centre, honoured with the UNESCO World Heritage distinction award.
Top Things to do in Ibiza
There is something for everyone on Ibiza, whether you want to be lazy around the pool with a cocktail in hand and after sunset head into town for a party or two. Maybe you just want the serenity of swimming in the secluded coves and to sink your toes into the beach’s fine sand or have endless fun with a great selection of water sports activities.
With so much entertainment on offer and sights to see, we thought we would start exploring places close to Aldea Bonsai before seeing the main attractions around Ibiza.
A visit to the Puig de Missa church is a favourite choice with TripAdvisor guests. This charming little white-washed church is situated high on the Santa Eularia hilltop, welcoming visitors to light a candle and admire the spectacular views over Santa Eulalia. Jump aboard the road train and ride through stunning countryside to the church and should you stay until early evening you will experience the most awe-inspiring sunset.
Cross the lovely bridge near the hotel to take a gentle stroll along the riverside, take a rest on one of the many benches to enjoy the abundance of wildlife, birds and flowers. The well-signposted pathways lead to the Puig de Missa church if you do not mind walking up to the hill top, but it is certainly worth the effort.
How about a lovely boat trip with Santa Eulalia Ferry? Cruise along the coastline to Ibiza town or stop off at the picturesque bay of Cala Llonga, awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor (2016). Spend the day enjoying the entertainment on the wide sandy beach, gaze across the bay in the quaint restaurants and bars, before catching the ferry back to Santa Eulalia.
Whilst wandering around the historical town of Ibiza, pay a visit to the hilltop, Castle of Ibiza. The well-preserved 12th Century fortress holds centuries of history and beautiful architecture between its high stone walls. Do not forget to take your camera because the castle offers the most spectacular views of the town and harbour below. Take a refreshing break in the old town’s street cafes as you make your way back down the hill.
Ibiza is a unique place, ensuring to satisfy every visitor spending time on this magical Spanish island.
We could not find any availability at Aldea Bonsai in Ibiza, Spain, to compare prices, so instead let’s look at the overall cost of this booking for eXpectations members.
Members of eXpectations Plus could have booked this 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 4 guests) during 5th – 12th May 2018 for just 14,500 points. To put this points value into perspective the total price for the booking featured came to just £380 (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on: 2/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 14,500 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and a weekly usage fee charged by the resort.
Based on 4 people sharing the price is less than £14pppn for 7-nights within a 1-bedroom apartment at the Aldea Bonsai Resort in Ibiza during the dates featured in the example above.