Ibiza and Formentera Yacht Charter Planning Guide
Our Ibiza Yacht Charter Guide - Discover Santa Eulària, Sant Antoni & Formentera
Ibiza is the most iconic island in the Mediterranean due to its stunning bays, mythical islets and uniquely hedonistic culture. The island offers yacht charterers natural beauty, quiet coves, and an inexhaustible range of activities at land and at sea. In fact, large portions of the island such as "God's Finger" in the Benirràs Bay, are registered as U.N. World Heritage Sites, and thus protected from development. Therefore, chartering a boat in Ibiza provides you with endless opportunities to see the incredible landscapes from the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ibiza is the closest of all the Balearic islands to mainland Spain and offers 200 km (125 miles) of coastline, providing visitors with over 50 excellent beaches. When combined with her neighbouring island of Formentera, known as 'Ibiza's chilled out sister", the two "Pine Islands" provide an excellent array of sun drenched activies and attractions, including the best restaurants and beach clubs in the Mediterranean.
Ibiza is one of our most successful summer yacht charter destinations for all types of charters - be it a luxury super yacht, a stunning crewed motor yacht, catamaran or bareboat sailing yacht. Given the extreme popularity each summer, we recommend booking well in advance so that your broker can secure your preferred yacht and help you with your itinerary and berthing options.
Crewed Ibiza Yacht Charters
Ibiza provides all the key elements for a crewed motor yacht charter - great anchorages, world class shopping, top restaurants, exciting nightlife and scenic destinations such as Formentera. Enjoy long lunches at Beso Beach in Formentera, Blue Marlin in Es Jondal or the wonderful Cotton Beach Club close to the majestic Es Vedra rock formation. Don't forget the mesmerising sunsets over San Antonio, as well as from your serene anchorage in Formentera. Given the close proximity to neighbouring Mallorca, family yacht charter holidays can often combine both destinations, so that you will experience two of the Balearic Islands on the same vacation.
Mainly influenced by constant easterly winds, Ibiza is an excellent year round sailing destination. Offering outstanding anchorages all around the island, especially to the south close to Formentera, chartering a crewed catamaran in the Balearics has never been a better choice. Enjoy shallow waters with crystal clear anchorages, spectacular rock formations and fascinating sailing. With great volumes, spacious deck areas and fantastic selections of water toys, choosing a catamaran for your family this summer is the obvious choice.
The main city of the island is Ibiza, on the south of the island. The other two major cities are Santa Eulària des Riu (further east) and Sant Antoni de Portmany (on the west coast, and therefore known for its sunsets). A cruise around the island generally includes a stop in Santa Eulalia, a tour of the rugged North Coast, and a stop off in Sant Antoni (often referred to as San Antonio) and of course a stop in the Old Port of Ibiza.
Santa Eulària des Riu offers with beauty, serenity, light and tradition. The key sights in the town are the Puid de Missa, declared a site of scenic beauty by the Ministry of Culture in 1952. The church, built in the 16th century as part of the island’s defences, was a centrepiece for the construction of the first houses in the town in the following century.
There are plenty of churches to explore including Marede Deu de Jesus, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, and Charles de Peralta. There is also a 400+ meter aquaduct, built in the first century AD. There are several beautiful beaches near Santa Eulària that offer great sand, beautiful views and clean waters. Nudism is practised on most beaches.
Sant Antoni (San Antonio)
San Antonio is famous for its sunsets and lively nightlife. The port will often have scores of Ibiza charter boats and luxury yachts anchored, adding to the festivities and exciting vibe of the white island.
The square of San Antonio boasts a wide selection of restaurants and cafes offering a view over the bay. It is also the best place from which to watch the large Fireworks Display which celebrates the fiesta of Saint Bartholomew on the 24 August.
The 'West End' is where all the night life in Sant Antoni is centered. The main street is the Carrer de Santa Agnès, which hosts a variety of bars and small clubs ranging from the Dance and House music Ibiza is famed for, to Rock and Indie music. Popular bars include Viva, Hush, Koppas, Tropicana, Soul City, Funky Flares, Ground Zero and The Huddle Bar.
Formentera is an island that is largely unsettled, and therefore pristine and unspoiled. The island is just south of Ibiza and a popular destination for day charters who go there to bathe, relax in the sun, and have a lunch at one of the beach restaurants - the most famous being Juan Y Andrea. The island is 19 kilometres long and is located approximately 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of Ibiza. Its major villages are Sant Francesc Xavier, Sant Ferran de ses Roques, El Pilar de la Mola and La Savina.
The island is known for its many pristine beaches and the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches. A Ibiza Formentera boat sailing charter or motor boat charter is an essential component of your next holiday in the Balearic Islands.
Ibiza, being a major tourist destination, is easily reachable from many major European airports. If you're in Spain, there are regular, almost commuter flights to Ibiza from Barcelona and Madrid. You can also catch ferries from Denia, Valencia or Mallorca. Many charterers choose to see all of the Balearic Islands - Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, giving a varied itinerary that offers it all.
Ibiza is legendary for its clubs and nightlife centered around three areas: Ibiza Town, the island's capital on the eastern shore, Playa D'En Bossa to the south and San Antonio to the West. Well-known nightclubs include Privilege (the largest club in the world), Gatecrasher (the newest and most talked about club in San Antonio), Es Paradís (noted for its water parties), Amnesia (known for foam parties and trance music), Space (an afterparty club) and DC10. These super clubs have made Ibiza the home of house and electronic music. During the summer, well-known DJs perform residencies at the various clubs on weekly schedules, in between touring to other international destinations. To make sure that you do not miss the world's biggest DJ's, head down to Ushuia Beach Hotel in Playa D'En Bossa. The summer line up includes Tinie Tempah, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Kygo to name but a few.
Pacha in Ibiza Town is arguably Ibiza's most popular club, which welcomes some of the largest names in music. Do not miss the opportunity to reserve a table in the expansive VIP section on a Wednesday or Thursday, where you will find mesmerizing residencies by Steve Aoki and David Guetta respectively.
Also well-known is Café del Mar, a long-standing bar in San Antonio where many tourists traditionally view the sunset made famous by José Padilla. Another favourite is nextdoor at Cafe Mambo, which provides guests with the same unbeatable view, as well as acting as the official pre-party venue for Pacha Wednesday and Thursdays.
One of our favourite beach clubs is Nikki Beach, you are guaranteed a good time with the DJ's and the party atmpsphere with a truly exclusive vibe. The beachfront club has a signature pool, renowned restaurant and infamous bar! There is always events occuring to showcase the culinary team, enjoy live music or tailor the dress theme!
The climate of Ibiza is Mediterranean and has milder winters but slightly cooler summers than Majorca. The winters are generally mild with temperatures around 15° during the day Celsius (60° Fahrenheit) and 8 at night. The hottest time of the year is July and August with temperatures reaching 30°C (85°F) most afternoons.
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Ibiza offers a tremendous variety of excellent restaurants, many are renowned for their traditional Mediterranean style cuisine of fresh fish and shellfish, grilled 'Butifarra' sausages and of course Paella.
Almost all the restaurants in Ibiza town have a sidewalk table area, a terrace or garden with swift and professional service, as almost nobody wants to eat indoors on those sultry warm summer nights. There is no better way to end your Ibiza boat charter than dining in one of the best restaurants in Ibiza town and sampling some of the islands finest delicacies.
Ibiza is a remarkable yacht charter and holiday destination. Boatbookings knows the region and boats inside out, and can find you the ideal charter yacht, be it bareboat, crewed, sail, motor or catamaran.