It may come as a surprise to many, but a yacht charter in Ibiza opens the door to far more than just a one-dimensional clubbing experience. Even though, around the globe Ibiza is most famously known as a world-class party destination, this reputation really doesn’t do the island justice. Certainly during the peak summer season, which runs from roughly July to September, the nightlife in Ibiza buzzes unrelentingly, seven days a week, and the resorts, hotels, beaches and markets are heaving with holidaymakers and families. The weather is beautiful, and you’d be hard pressed to be bored. Yet, for those looking for something a little different than the standard yacht charter in Ibiza, the off-season in this enchanting Balearic hotspot also has its own unique charms.
What to do (including if it rains!)
In truth, it’s unlikely to rain, because Ibiza has over 300 days of sunshine a year on average. The coldest month on the island is January, where the mercury dips to a positively pleasant 12°C, but in October, for instance, the average temperature is still over 21°C. In summary, though it might not be warm enough for a comfortable New Year’s dip in the sea (unless you’re quite brave), any month you choose to visit Ibiza is likely to bring you weather that’s at worst mild, and at best, surprisingly lovely.
One of the best things to do in the off-season on a yacht charter in Ibiza is simply let go of all you’ve left behind and – relax. Sip cocktails on deck, as you gaze at the coastline slipping past and marvel at the island’s stunning scenery. Head to one of Ibiza’s elegant spas, like Atzaro, for an invigorating detox and rub shoulders with the toned and tanned who know better than to compete with the usual peak-season throng. The quiet, calm and unique beauty of the island will be the perfect complement to a restorative body treatment.
Where to go
When you’ve had your fill of sunbathing on the deck of your yacht charter in Ibiza, the off-season offers the perfect time to explore some of the island’s history and beauty, at your own pace – without becoming quite as hot and bothered as you otherwise might have in the mid-August sun. Take a long day trip to the magically medieval Ibiza Old Town, and feel yourself transported to another world as you explore the maze of beautiful stone streets, and get a casual spot of shopping done at the charming boutique shops.
The markets remain open in the off-season, and they’re a must visit. Take a jaunt to Cala Llenya on a Sunday – it’s a treasure-hunter’s paradise.
Where to eat
If you’re planning a yacht charter in Ibiza, then be sure to savour some of the delectable drinks and fare on offer at the Marina harbour. This waterfront spot is home to so many bars and cafes, that it’s hard to choose which to sample first. It’s also a great vantage point from which to check out the beautiful boats on show.
Out of season, the local cuisine really comes into its own. There are so many celebrated restaurants on the island that it’s hard to pick a favourite – the best idea is to follow your nose and explore!