One of the great joys of experiencing a luxury motor yacht charter in Ibiza is making the plans for your charter route. When you charter ‘Chill Out’, our skippered yacht charter services mean that you can discuss with your captain where you’d like to go and then relax as you’re taken there.
From listening to the gently lapping waters as you speed between beaches to enjoying beautifully cooked meals on board, there’s so much to enjoy on your journey. However, if you’ve never visited Ibiza or Formentera before, then it can be useful to have some route guidance before you set sail on your private yacht charter from Ibiza. This way, you can be sure that you won’t miss out on any of the best bits! To help you, we’ve put together this sample itinerary that takes in some of Ibiza and Formentera’s best beaches and experiences.
Day 1: Set Sail from Marina Ibiza to Formentera
The thriving and popular Ibiza Marina is a great place to start your adventure and meet your crew as you board ‘Chill Out’.
As you speed from Ibiza to Formentera with the sea breeze in your face, you’ll pass the beautiful island of S’Espalmador. This small island has a storied history, so be sure to ask your crew about all the popular tales and myths. As you pass, you can also enjoy an al fresco lunch on board as the sun kisses your skin.
Upon arrival, you’ll dock at Marina de Formentera. From here, the rest of Formentera is yours to explore.
Day 2: Ses Illetes
After a lovely breakfast on board, head to the popular Ses Illetes. Here, vast dunes merge with flat rocks and endless areas of soft sand for you to feel between your toes. This stunning strip of beach goes on for miles, providing spectacular views as well as shallow and tranquil waters.
At Ses Illetes, the waters are so clear and the sands are so white that the beach is often compared with the Caribbean. Due to its location and western orientation, it’s also the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Day 3: Es Caló and Cala Saona
On day 3, head to Es Caló where you will discover an idyllic natural harbour with gentle waters and two sandy beaches. In the small rocky bays, you’ll find fishermen’s huts and inviting sands as well as a great variety of Mediterranean fish. This makes the area great for snorkelling and underwater discovery.
The beaches here are also quieter than at Ses Illetes, making them a great spot if you’re looking to get away from the action. Slightly further along from the beach, you will also find rocky inlets where you can have your own private spot.
After some relaxation at Es Caló, it’s time to take a scenic tour of the island as you whiz across the calm waters. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you’ll arrive at one of Formentera’s best beaches: Cala Saona. The beach here may only be 140 metres long, but it provides stunning views of Ibiza. The beach itself is beautiful and tranquil, but if you fancy a trip, the views from the nearby cliff tops will take your breath away.
Day 4: Back to Ibiza – Cala Salada and Cala Gracio
After a stunning breakfast of your choice on board, it’s time to head back to Ibiza. Surrounded by pine-forested hills, the sandy beach and turquoise waters at Cala Salada provide some of the most enticing experiences and views on the island.
As well as beautifully clear waters that are shallow and perfect for swimming, here you’ll find a picturesque stone tower and boathouses built into the rocks. If you fancy a walk, then you’ll discover well-trodden paths. Many people who visit Cala Salada head to the hills to catch a glimpse of the famous cave paintings that date back to the Bronze Age.
Once you’re finished at Cala Salada, it’s time to discover the beauty and tranquillity of Cala Gracio. With delicate sands and pristine waters, here you can enjoy some privacy and seclusion. You’ll also discover boathouses, shacks and rocky areas that provide the perfect spot for snorkelling.
Day 5: Cala Vadella, Es Vedra and Cala d’Hort
After a relaxing morning on board, the first stop of the day is Cala Vadella, where you can discover small and intricate caves to explore at your leisure. However, all this exploration is sure to work up an appetite, so after you’ve finished, you can enjoy lunch on the yacht as you head to Es Vedra: somehow, the food always tastes better on board!
Ibiza is known as being an island of mystery and the most mysterious secret of them all is the beautiful and majestic Es Vedra. Myths have followed Es Vedra since ancient history, with rumours suggesting it was the birthplace of the goddess Tanit and that it’s the third most magnetic place on earth.
You’ll certainly feel the mysterious forces as you approach Es Vedra, which is now a favourite place for meditation and spiritual practices. Many also believe that Es Vedra has positive healing energy. It’s a must-see destination that will leave a long-lasting impression on your imagination and will provoke plenty of discussion as you head to Cala d’Hort.
After you arrive at Cala d’Hort, you can look back on the mysterious Es Vedra while you relax and watch the sunset with a glass of wine or cocktail of your choice. It’s the perfect way to end a brilliant day!
Day 6: Cala Jondal and Las Salinas (Ses Salines)
No visit to Ibiza would be complete without a trip to Cala Jondal. Popular with boat owners, the beach here is surrounded by luxury. When you step off the yacht onto the pebbled beach, you’ll discover a bathing paradise. Here, the waters are shallow and warm, making them the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun after some time on deck.
After some time in Cala Jondal, it’s time to work your way back around the coast and head to the island’s most popular beach, Las Salinas (Ses Salines). The beach here is long, crescent-shaped and is known as the coolest beach on Ibiza. With soft sands and clear waters, you also get breakers on windier days, which is perfect if you want to try your hand at body-surfing.
Day 7: Dock in Marina Ibiza
Day seven marks the end of your holiday as you dock back in Marina Ibiza. However, at this lively hub, you’ll still have plenty of chance to indulge in an al fresco lunch on board the yacht before saying your goodbyes to the crew. With an air of sophistication, the marina is also a great place to explore some of Ibiza’s hottest locations, including a number of top clubs and restaurants.
This seven-day itinerary is just a sample of what you can do if you charter ‘Chill Out’, and a private yacht charter from Ibiza to Formentera can take whatever form you like. So, as well as exploring the northern part of the island, you can also head to Menorca or Mallorca on your journey. Discover more about chartering a yacht in Ibiza and the Balearics or contact us to plan your yacht charter in Ibiza experience, or to discover what is the cost of a yacht charter.