The Formentera Guide Boat Charter
Active Ibiza can organise anything from a picnic lunch to a three-course meal. We will also make advanced bookings at Ibiza and Formentera’s best restaurants. Talk to us about all your catering needs.
No day out on an Ibiza boat charter would be complete without anchoring off at some world class beaches, dropping in to groovy, stylish beach bars and restaurants for lunch and maybe one or two sun-downers! The list below is far from exhaustive, but it contains some of the most popular beaches and restaurants for you to visit on your Ibiza boat charter. Remember that we can book you a table at which ever restaurant you want, just let us know when sorting out your charter with us.
Formentera is one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt islands in Europe, if not the world. The most popular spot for charter clients is Illetes, the closest point of Formentera to Ibiza. While Illetes is certainly amazingly beautiful, for the true Formentera experience, we recommend you take your hire boat to some of the other beaches on the island like Cala Saona, Es Calo and Es Migjorn to name a few.
For a truly unforgettable experience, consider planning a two-day trip around the island, stopping off at beaches way off the beaten track that most people have never even heard of.
Why limit yourself to 2 days? If you have the time, there are easily enough beaches and restaurants on Formentera to keep you busy for a week or 2 with a hire boat.
Ses Illetes – Formentera’s most famous and popular beach
- Distance from Marina Ibiza: 20-25 minutes by motor boat
- Activities: Catamaran rental, windsurf, kayak, pedaloes
- Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental, lifeguards
- Beach bars/Restaurants: Juan y Andreas, El Pirata, Es Moli de Sal, El Tiburon, Beso Beach
Being the closest beach on Formentera to Ibiza, Illetes is by far the busiest and is a popular spot for those who hire a boat in Ibiza and want a taste of the magical island of Formentera. With kilometers of perfect white sand to find your own little spot, it is no wonder why so many sun worshipers pilgrimage here to tan!
Anchor the boat in turquoise water and watch as small fish come to investigate. Throw a piece of bread into the water and prepare to witness a feeding frenzy! Jump in with a snorkel and you are in for a treat.
The rocky, Northern end of the beach is officially a nudist area and is usually more popular amongst local hippies than those spending the day on their private hire boats.
In the height of summer Illetes fills up with boats of all sizes – some even big enough to have their own helicopter pads! A little look around the boats here and you are sure to find famous faces from around the world.
Top Tip: The fish restaurants on Illetes are famous for their world-class food and are very busy in summer. To avoid disappointment, make sure to book a table in advance (or let us do it!)
All of the restaurants here have a very busy and professional dinghy service to come and take you in to their restaurant from your hire boat. Your only difficulty is going to be choosing which one to try!
Juan Y Andrea’s
This iconic fish restaurant was little more than a humble fish shack when opened in 1972 by the Spanish couple, Juan y Andrea. Things have changed quite a bit since then and now this establishment sets the bar for beachside luxury dining.
The restaurant is set in the sand dunes, overlooking the beach of Illetes and its turquoise water and boats bobbing gently at anchor. This is probably the most idyllic spot anywhere in Ibiza or Formentera with the most perfect sand and clearest water.
Choose a table and eat with your feet in the sand as a small army of multilingual, ultra-professional waiters clad in an all white uniform rush around you and do your bidding. Everything on the menu is excellent. If its your first time eating here, we would recommend you order a few starters to share and then have the house special – the salt baked sea bass. It will not disappoint.
Pretty much everybody here will have turned up in a private or hire boat, each one bigger and more bling than the last. Choose a good boat to turn up here in style!
Dinghy Service – Yes
Tel. 971 187 130 / 630 258 144
A popular family run fish restaurant that is great for Spanish classics like Paella. Get the dinghy in from your hire boat for a great lunch in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff.
Dinghy service – Yes
Es Moli De Sal
This restaurant started off life as a mill owned by the local salt industry, but was recently reformed and refurbished. Set on the rocks overlooking clear turquoise water, the position of this restaurant is fantastic for spying on all of the other Ibiza hire boats and private boats at anchor. The restaurant even has its own little pontoon for the dinghy to drop you off at after picking you up from your hire boat.
El Moli is famous for its lobster stew (caldereta de llagosta) and rice dishes.
Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 18 74 91