No doubt the most iconic of the four Balearic Islands, Ibiza offers far more to its visitors than the iconic nightclubs and party scene, with YachtCharterFleet paying a personal visit to experience the White Isle's VIP lifestyle.
Becoming a particular favourite amongst the SuperyachtSet, the Spanish island is populated with award-winning restaurants, beautiful beaches, and even a brand new marina to make the experience of arriving by superyacht all the more comfortable.
With an inviting Mediterranean climate warming its 125 miles of coastline, and located in close proximity to the similarly attractive sister island of Formentera, the growing interest in Ibiza should come as no surprise.
In this feature, we take a look at what makes Ibiza such an ideal destination for your next private yacht charter vacation.
From the relaxed surroundings of Cala Jondal to the lively party scene of Las Salinas, the beaches of Ibiza are a very big part of the island’s charm.
With over 80 to choose from, there’s truly a beach for every occasion in Ibiza. If it’s a spot of dancing you’re after, for instance, you’ll be well at home at Las Salinas, whilst the more peacefully minded will prefer Cala Xarraca or Es Torrent.
With so many stunning spots to check out, it is all but essential to spend some time on the beach during your Ibiza yacht charter vacation
Due to its proximity to similarly attractive islands, there’s always the option of leaving Ibiza to check out some stunning destinations before returning for an evening on the mainland.
Indeed, there’s every reason for you to cruise over to Formentera in order to unwind on Playa Mitjorn, the longest beach on the island. Likewise, a short distance to the south-west of Ibiza you will find Cala D’Hort, an unspoiled white sand beach nearby Cala Vadella.
Wherever you decide to go to soak up the sun, you can be assured of doing so in only the most picturesque of environments.
The A-lister Beach Clubs
With Formentera only a short distance away, there’s every reason to dedicate an entire evening to checking out its highly regarded assortment of beach clubs.
Much like Ibiza, the smaller Balearic island promises to satisfy the tastes of every visitor who steps onto the mainland.
With traditional and modern establishments lining the coast, you’ll be able to marvel at brand new culinary delights or tuck into something a little more classic during your time at Formentera.
Typically sprawling onto the sand, restaurants in Formentera are characterised by their laid back approach to dining. El Pirata, for example, has earned an enviable reputation for combining a casual dining experience with plenty of local flavour.
Likewise, Beso Beach has become something of a defining attraction, with dancing and entertainment complementing the overall experience of eating and drinking at the restaurant.
The palm tree-lined Juan Y Andrea has become the preferred place for the discerning members of the SuperyachtSet looking to dine when cruising away from Ibiza.
The Finest Restaurants & Entertainment
In line with the youthful spirit of the island, the restaurants found around Ibiza also include a number of innovative and unique spots.
Cabaret, high-quality gastronomy and no-end of glamour come together at Lio Ibiza. From the moment diners take their seats, the show begins with acts getting racier as the night progresses before the venue organically morphs into a luxury late-night lounge bar and club.
The creative vibe of Heart is another unique experience which treats guests to food, performance art, and live music in an environment which sets itself apart thanks to its black tie sophistication.
Born out of a concept which aims to fuse gastronomy with technology, the award-winning Sublimotion, for example, serves food in a purpose-built facility which stimulates the senses through the use of large screens and audio techniques.
Whilst there’s plenty of new places to check out during your Ibiza luxury yacht charter vacation, you’ll also want to get a glimpse into the history of the island. Enter Sa Capella, a 17th century monastery turned award-winning restaurant.
Romantic by design and blessed by geography, Sa Cappella is located up in the San Antonio hills, making it the perfect place to catch a sunset after a day spent exploring the island and its waters.
Having earned a reputation for the chateaubriand which is prepared at the tables of diners, the restaurant is an Ibiza classic not to be missed.
After enjoying the beaches during the day, and the restaurants in the evening, head to the clubs at night to get up close and personal with your favourite SuperStar DJs. As the gathering place of the world’s best talent, you can be assured of a memorable night spent dancing with the A-list to the freshest tracks.
Having established itself as the best place to party, it’s all but essential to hit up the clubs when enjoying a private yacht charter vacation in Ibiza. What’s more, with the best places in town offering a range of VIP experiences, you can be assured of enjoying the same level of luxury once you’ve stepped onto the mainland.
Specifically, the private booths and tables available for VIPs means that you won’t spend any time waiting in line, and will have unrestricted access to the very best aspects of the Ibiza nightlife scene.
No doubt one of the most popular places to dance the night away in Ibiza, Ushuaia never fails to bring out the world’s best DJs to its open air space in Platja d’en Bossa.
The party starts here in the mid-afternoon, so continue the party after dark at Lio or HEART which, although renowned for their gastronomic offerings, transform into luxury night clubs well into the early hours.
Another place which accommodates its discerning guests in style, Pacha in Ibiza Town has earned a reputation for attracting A-listers to its iconic dance floor. These night hotspots more than make up for the closure of Space.
The Old Town
Located on the southeast coast of the island, Ibiza Town is certain to satisfy both sightseers and those looking to unwind amidst local life.
With the Old Town located a short walk from the marina, and the Upper Town nestled closer to the mountains as its name suggests, visitors can immerse themselves immediately after stepping off board.
Besides its unrivalled nightlife, Ibiza offers a range of options for those after a more laid back experience
Whilst the Town is home to Pacha- one of Ibiza’s most celebrated nightclubs- there are plenty of quieter places to experience island life.
Indeed, traditional restaurants, 14th century cathedrals, and miles of quaint streets all call out to be enjoyed at a slower pace.
Ultimately, the Town welcomes everyone and promises to please no matter what sensibilities they bring with them.
The World Class Marinas
As well as offering space for sheltered anchorages a short distance from the mainland, Ibiza is home to conveniently positioned superyacht marinas equipped with state of the art facilities.
Located at the heart of Ibiza’s exclusive lifestyle scene, Marina Ibiza is only a short walk from both Lio and the Blue Marlin beach club.
Very much a part of the overall Ibiza yacht charter experience, the marina is as luxurious as the attractions which surround it, and forms a breathtaking view to look out across when dining at the nearby restaurants.
Ultimately, by securing a berth at Marina Ibiza, you’ll be able to enter the most vibrant part of the island as soon as you return from cruising the nearby destinations.
Opening for business in June 2017, Sovren Ibiza is capable of accommodating the world’s largest superyachts close to the Old Town of Ibiza.
Indeed, with berths available for motor yachts up to 185m in length, those chartering larger vessels have the option of getting closer to the mainland rather than sitting at-anchor a short distance away.
As well as offering a range of outstanding facilities for superyachts, Sovren Ibiza also has its own roof terrace with views stretching across the water- quite the spot to unwind in when beginning to discover Ibiza.