Many people tend to swallow the 'Ibiza means clubbing' label and hastily remove the island from their luxury yacht charter destination list, mistakenly fearing hungover teenagers wandering around like zombies after their 12-hour beach raves. Though clubbers have been raving here for many years, this little island, which is only around 45 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide, can actually pack a lot of variety into its small size.
One of the world’s 962 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the island is recognised for its architecture, coastline and sea life. If you do enjoy the nightlife, it is certainly lively and varied here but Ibiza is also great for water sports, hiking, and history and is increasingly attracting a more up-market clientelle as of late.
Ibiza’s rising reputation as a millionaire playground has been reinforced substantially by the opening of Nikki Beach Ibiza last month, when the sleek Miami-based beach club chain and luxurious holiday homes for the jet-set arrived at the fairly quiet Santa Eulalia, away from the main clubbing hubs of Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa.
There are plenty of luxury yachts available for charter here to make the most of the crystal clear waters, which support Ibiza’s vast array of underwater meadows. Discover the myriad of deserted beaches and coves or, at Figueral, enjoy time on land hiking or cycling - mountain biking is the no. 1 sport in Ibiza. Fishing and sailing are also popular here and are even more attractive in autumn and winter in seas warmed by the summer sun.
There are plenty of luxury yachts available for charter here to make the most of the crystal clear waters, which support Ibiza’s vast array of underwater meadows.