Private Jet Charter Guide to Ibiza
Everybody has heard of Ibiza. The world famous White Isle, arguably the jewel of the Balearics, is synonymous with the hedonistic party lifestyle that draws in six million odd tourists like a magnet every year, largely during the height of the season between June and October.
As the years have gone by and the number of visitors has increased, drawn by the legendary nightclubs, incredible restaurants, and not least by the island’s outstanding natural beauty, the island has managed to maintain its charismatic allure and unique energy. Ibiza’s reputation as THE place to be in the summer has blossomed, maintaining it’s position in the pantheon of holiday destinations for those who come for the furious clubbing scene, whilst broadening its appeal to the international wealthy, who now consider a stop at the island on their super yacht as obligatory as a pit stop in Santorini, Sardinia, and St. Tropez.
Ibiza – Background
The island is home to a population of approximately 133,000 people, many of whom are split between the islands two biggest towns – Ibiza Town, on the south of the island, and San Antonio, on the north west of the island. The height of the season, when most tend to visit, is between June and October, with July and August being the hottest months, when average temperatures hit about 30°C.
Ibiza International Airport is located 7km’s southwest of Ibiza town and also serves as the principal airport for Formentera, a smaller island south of Ibiza also popular with visitors.
Ibiza gets extremely busy in the summer, with direct flights often subject to delays, crowded airports, and anti social departure and arrival times. We regularly see a surge of demand for private jet charter to Ibiza over the height of the season, not only from the UK and other European hot spots such as Geneva, Cannes, Nice and Palma, but as far afield as the US, Middle East and Moscow.
Fortunately Ibiza is well equipped to deal with this increase in traffic, with two dedicated private jet terminals that are open 24 hours at Ibiza International Airport, meaning that those coming in on private flights can travel at reasonable hours and avoid the worst of the congestion and hassle of transiting through the commercial air terminal.
We’ve done the hard work and put together the details of three beaches which are always popular:
Cala Jondal Beach – a beautiful pebble beach surrounded by craggy rocks and pine trees, which runs gently into the sparkling turquoise water on the south of the island. It is incredibly popular with boat owners, who moor up in the bay before heading to one of the fantastic restaurants or bars on the beach for lunch. Chief among these is the Blue Marlin, one of Ibiza’s most famous beach clubs.
Las Salinas Beach – This is the southern most beach of the island, a mile long crescent of sand along which some of the most exclusive bars on the island are found. This is a very trendy beach, populated by the rich, beautiful and famous, with crystal clear water and a glamourous yet relaxed atmosphere.
Cala Salada Beach – A small cove with incredible aquamarine water, protected by pine trees and rocky bluffs, which make this beach most accessible by private boat. Of course, this means that very few, if any, tourist boats reach Cala Salada, in turn making it popular with locals (who swear by the incredible restaurant located at the beach) and the discreet and wealthy, who value being able to moor their boat and have a swim in peace and quiet.
Ibiza is most famous for its super clubs which, during the high season, attract some of the top DJ’s from around the world. Each of the clubs have different events, themes and DJ’s on the differing weeknights, so it is important to be aware of their calendars. Those that regularly attract the biggest names and throw the most spectacular parties include:
Amnesia – Located between Ibiza town and San Antonio, Amnesia offers the classical Ibiza experience – heaving dance floors, incredible sound systems, cavernous rooms, and an eclectic mixture of music. The upper floors of this club are all VIP, with incredible views of the DJ booth and the scenes below.
Space – Between Ibiza airport and Ibiza Town, this nightclub has a long and distinguished history when it comes to clubbing in Ibiza. Famous for offering daytime clubbing through many of its years, this club has five different areas as well as a dedicated VIP area that is second to none.
DC-10 – This incredible nightclub was set up in a disused old aircraft hangar at the end of the Ibiza airport runway, and rapidly became one of the island’s favourite nightclubs, doing very little by way of marketing and being very much under the radar – a fact that makes it one of the most popular and famous clubs on the island today and a mecca for those in the know.
Pacha – One of the oldest on the island, created out of a little finca in 1973, this nightclub has not only dominated the scene in Ibiza for years but has gone on to become a global brand in itself. It is still at the forefront of this global franchise and is still the playground of the rich and famous, well known for its VIP service and big name DJ’s.
Bars & Restaurants
Blue Marlin – The height of VIP Ibiza style, the Blue Marlin is where everybody wants to get a table during daylight and evening hours. Nestled on Cala Jondal beach, the restaurant serves incredible Mediterranean food, and once night has fallen stays open to 4am, meaning once you have settled in to its gilded luxury, there will be no need for you to move anywhere else – except, perhaps, back to your yacht.
Sa Trinxa – If you’re looking for great music in a beach side Ibiza bar institution, then look no further. Sa Trinxa, at the far end of Las Salinas beach, has incredible views, a relaxed but fun atmosphere, great music, and delicious fresh food. It is a popular afternoon spot for those warming up after the night before, and attracts a fun international crowd.
Cotton Beach Club – Located at the western end of the island, this spectacular white washed restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a long lunch before watching the quintessential Ibiza sunset as it slips lazily beneath the horizon. The food is delicious, with a wide variety on the menu provided by a world class team in the kitchen.
Cafe del Mar – Still one of Ibiza’s top tourist spots, Cafe del Mar has remained true to its principle aim – providing the perfect environment in which to sit and drink incredible cocktails to great music whilst watching jaw dropping sunsets. The bar is located in San Antonio, and also serves excellent food ensuring that you have to find a good reason to up sticks and head elsewhere.
Pura Vida – To the east of the island lies the safe, quiet, and breathtaking Playa Niu Blau, on which sits this exquisite restaurant serving sumptuous fresh food from a fusion menu. Once you’ve had a chance to finish up at this restaurant, one of the best on the island, it is only a short hop down the road to…
Nikki Beach Club – This institution probably needs no introduction, suffice to say that since opening in 2013 at Santa Eulalia, it does everything NIkki Beach tends to do, and does it well. Leaving aside its stunning location and exceptional views, it also has a beach club, pool, exceptional restaurant, and summer chic in abundance.
For all private jet charter requirements to Ibiza this summer, please contact us at Villiers Jets for a quote.