Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. However, if you dream of peaceful, sandy beaches and beach bars, you are in for a surprise – the island is packed with tourists, and it’s everything but calming in the summer.
You can still avoid the maddening crowds and enjoy a pleasant holiday if you choose to explore Ibiza’s hidden gems, as well as the surrounding islands.
There are a lot of beautiful places you can see on a yacht. And a yacht charter in Ibiza is the perfect way for you to explore them.
Among the countless amazing spots, here are just some of the places we think you won't want to miss on your next sailing trip to Ibiza.
1. Es Vedra
One of the best locations you can visit with a yacht is Es Vedra, an emblematic island and one of the most magnetic places in the world.
This patch of land resting peacefully on the sea is surrounded by myths and legends.
There is a natural diving platform in the rock of a nearby island called Es Vedranell.
This is perfect to work up an appetite and have lunch at Es Torrent, a famous local restaurant. It offers excellent food, and you might even spot a celebrity.
You can find more diving spots on the west of Cala Conta in a line of quiet coves. There are also organized tours if you are unsure about diving in these waters.
2. Playa S’Estanyol
This beach is located north of Ibiza Town, and it usually isn’t on any tourist’s trail.
Therefore, it’s so peaceful and welcoming for anyone who wants to avoid the crowds of tourists flocking to Ibiza in the summer. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be in love with the rustic feel of the place.
However, it’s not entirely deserted as there is a restaurant on a little cove called Cala Bonita where you can try dishes prepared by the prominent chef Karen Martini.
Taste the Aussie take on Mediterranean food and enjoy the amazing natural sights of hills and beaches around you.
This is Ibiza’s sister island, just half an hour away with a boat. You have to visit it to see what Ibiza used to be before it became a party island.
You will probably enjoy its laidback, peaceful atmosphere. The sea around the island is luminous, one of the best and the bluest part of the Mediterranean.
Formentera has numerous interesting spots to visit like the Ses Illetes- a famous sandy beach which is a mile long and consists the prairies of Posidonia oceánica (seagrass) that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Not far from Formentera is the uninhabited island of Espalmador.
This is a great spot to view beautiful sunsets with your significant other and enjoy the incredible scenery.
However, this island is enjoyable even before the sun starts to set – you can sunbathe on peaceful beaches and swim in its crystal clear waters.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can hike around the island and try the sulfurous mud baths which have curative qualities.
When the time comes to rest and relax, you can have a cold beer on the deck of your yacht and watch the sunset.
One of the best things about Espalmador is that it’s quite peaceful compared to the touristy locations around it.
5. Cala Xarraca
Sailing West of Cala Portinax, you can arrive at a much larger bay with three beaches.
This bay may be more exposed to the winds, but it’s worth visiting due to its magnificent natural sights and romantic setting.
For lovebirds, its clear skies can be the perfect scenery for a romantic dinner.
But Cala Xarraca is also great during the day, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the water toys of your yacht or the ones at your disposal in the bay.
There are rope swings hanging from rocks, and you can also enjoy the shallow waters, perfect for having a relaxing swim in the crystal-clear waters.
Inexperienced swimmers will appreciate the shallow waters, ideal to practice their swimming and snorkeling skills.
There are also beach huts where you can get a local fishing boat and spend your day fishing, or you can take a stroll on the beautiful pinkish cliffs and take a picture with azure waters in the background.
You’ll love the peaceful side of Ibiza which can only be experienced on a boat.
There are plenty of spots to dock your boat, but you can also drop the anchor near the beaches and swim over there to enjoy the full beauty of this lovely Mediterranean destination.
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