Traveled to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera with my husband and a good friend in late May 2009 and loved it so much I decided to take my dad to the Islas Baleares this year. I am beginning to fear that I chose the wrong timeframe, however. We're flying from Madrid to Ibiza the weekend of April 30 - May 3. Was looking forward to a wonderful, recommended hippy guest house on Formentera -- only to find it is closed for renovations until May 20. Now I am scraping the bottom of the barrel as even the largest of the resort hotels catering to Northern Europeans don't all appear to be open/available in our time frame.
As Harters has noted elsewhere, the Baleares are not well represented here on Chow. Would welcome any thoughts both about feasibility of staying on Formentera and for one excellent meal in Ibiza Town if possible.
Thanks in advance!