The Balearic Islands are a classic summer holiday destination that tempt guests with the prospect of sun, sea, sand and the sensational music scene from some of the world’s top DJs… but few are aware how easy it is to see it all on an Ibiza luxury yacht charter and how it’s not just the super-rich who can afford a crewed vessel.
Luxury catamarans are a great option for those on a budget worried about fuel consumption, and in addition to the large en-suite cabins in the hulls, there is a large modern indoor lounge filled with the latest gadgets once you’re done lounging on the sunbeds or dining alfresco surrounded by the shimmering blue sea.
Ibiza Town is by far the most famous destination but with this guide you’ll discover many other charming spots for watersports, sunbathing and partying across the isles.
Five reasons to visit Ibiza and the Balearic Islands by luxury yacht:
- Get away from the noise once you’re done partying
You might be done with the bars and clubs by 2 am but that doesn’t mean that everyone else is. Instead of spending the night listening to chanting outside your hotel window, slip away to a quiet bay just minutes away and awaken refreshed to towering cliffs for privacy and a beautiful beach awaiting you in the shallows.
- No ‘fixed’ abode
You can move wherever you want on a Balearic Islands luxury yacht charter so you are not tied to your hotel reservation should you find that a couple of hours in one place is enough… or discover your own slice of heaven and want to linger as long as possible.
- No time wasted in transit
There’s no need to worry how you’re going to get out to the best beaches and back to town again, or waste time watching the road stuck on cramped transport. As your captain cruises to your next destination you can exercise using the gym equipment, unwind in the Jacuzzi, chat with friends over coffee in the salon or sleep off your hangover.
- Same chef(s) to cater to dietary requirements
If you have anyone in your group with special dietary requirements, it’s not always easy to find a quality restaurant providing food to the whole group’s tastes. On a Spain luxury yacht charter you will have a professionally trained chef – and sometimes more than one on the larger, more lavish superyachts – to cater to everyone’s needs and preferences, so you spend more time focused on the adventure.
- Economical and all-out options
Whether you’ve got a tight budget in mind or want to throw a big bash in a lavish private setting, there is an option to suit everyone. Some all-inclusive luxury yacht charters might take into account fuel allowances, the cost of the crew, food, laundry, and typically all soft drinks and a certain number of alcoholic beverages.
Ibiza and Formentera
Ibiza during the day is a chance to show off your latest wardrobe as you pick up the perfect accessories in the boutiques. Watch the beach bodies from the cafes and top quality restaurants or take a stroll through the old quarter of Dalt Vila, where there are museums, a fort, mill and necropolis to explore the island’s past.
At sunset the beat starts and the bars and clubs come alive with some of the latest and greatest dance music to take you through to the early hours. If you arrive in May or October, there are massive beach parties to begin and end the summer in style.
You can take the celebrations back on board your luxury yacht and party with new acquaintances or make it a private gathering just for your group in one of the nearby coves.
Once you’ve seen the sights, you can cruise down to Formentera where there white sandy beaches stretch for miles. The underwater sea grasses and corals along the north eastern side attract numerous fish species to encounter while snorkelling or powering through the water by Seabob, while the coastal breezes around Llevant Beach make great conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. In the more sheltered areas, the pale cliffs have myriad caves to visit on a trip along the coast by kayak.
Scuba divers will be in their element with the variety at 80 dive sites across the islands; with shipwrecks lying in crystal clear waters and caves all along the coastline, advanced divers can test their skills and get up close to the local wildlife for some fantastic holiday snaps. Isla Tagomago has the largest shipwreck – the Don Pedro – in the whole of the Mediterranean Sea at 142m/466ft. However those who want to stay dry have choice nearby beaches such as Cala de Sant Vicent, or remain on board and savour some cocktails from the sunbeds.
To find out more about a luxury yacht charter in Ibiza and the Balearic Islands this summer or other destinations worldwide, please contact CharterWorld.