The Ibiza Guide

Enjoy beautiful beaches

with your Ibiza boat charter

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.

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Es Cavallete

  • Distance from Marina Ibiza: 15 minutes by motor boat
  • Size: 1.1km long by 30 metres wide
  • Activities: Volleyball net
  • Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental, beach shop
  • Beach bars/Restaurants: El Chiringuito, La Escollera, Chiringay

The fabulous beach of Es Cavallete is a great stop off on the way to or from Formetera on the day of your Ibiza boat charter. Anchor in turquoise waters, but beware not to venture too close to the shore with larger boats or yachts as there are a series of perilous reefs which come about 150 metres out to sea. These rocks make it very hard to get in to the beach, even by small auxiliary zodiac or RIB. So, if you want to enjoy white sand and beach bars on this beach, you might to have to swim in.

The beach is officially a nudist beach and it is the centre of the beach, backed by sand dunes where most of the nudists are to be found.

At the North end of the beach are a couple of really great restaurants, El Chiringito and La Escollera, both known for attracting the rich and famous. The other end of the beach is home to a thriving gay scene focused around the famous Chiringay. Past the gay beach, the sand turns to rocks that extend out towards Formentera. You can see the iconic Es Cavallete tower originally used to keep watch over the waterway between Ibiza and Formentera.

Top Tip:

The beach is very open to the prevailing summer Easterly winds (Levante), and is constantly battered with the wakes of all boats going to and from Formentera. This combo can make it a bumpy spot to anchor your charter boat. In fact, when the Levante blows hard, this is a popular spot for adrenaline junkies to practice the extreme sport of kitesurfing.

Beach bars in Es Cavallete, Ibiza

Es Cavallete has 3 excellent restaurants to choose from on the day of your Ibiza boat charter.

el chringuito

El Chringuito is known to have some of the best food found at any beach restaurant on Ibiza. Everything on the menu has been chosen thoughtfully to satisfy even the most discerning of customers.

The style of food found here could be described as modern Mediterranean. Start with your choice of light salads, exquisite Jamon Iberico or even sashimi to name just a few of the delicacies on offer. Choosing you main could be the toughest decision you make all day, but whatever you chose, you are sure that it is going to be delicious.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 39 53 55 / 971 39 54 85

La escollera

Sitting at your table at La Escollera you are treated to gorgeous views of Formentera beyond your charter boat bobbing gently in the turquoise water. Excellent food and wines are to be found at La Escollera making it a great place to have lunch on the day of your Ibiza boat charter.

La Escollera boasts excellent rice dishes such as Paella and Arroz Negro. Their speciality Paella “La Escollera”, with lobster, comes very highly recommended, as does the “Gallo San Pedro” – John Dory baked in salt. Many of the recipes belonged originally to the owner’s mother and remain unchanged over the last 20 years.

Dinghy service – No
Tel. 971 39 65 72


Chiringay is the legendary gay beach bar located on the far end of Es Cavallete. Simple fish dishes and rice dishes are great here. Eat in the restaurant or have your food brought to you on your private sunbed. Definitely check out the fresh juice and cocktail menu.

Dinghy service – No
Tel. 971 187 429

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  • Distance from Marina Ibiza: 20-25 minutes by motor boat
  • Size: 1km long, 30 metres wide
  • Activities: Catamaran rental, windsurf, kayak, pedaloes
  • Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental, supermarket, lifeguards
  • Beach bars/Restaurants: Guarana, Malibu, Jockey Club, Sa Trinxa

Salinas gets its name from the 3000 year old salt flats which lay behind the beach and are still in use today. It is the southern-most beach on Ibiza and the closest point to the islands of Es Palmador and Formentera. The exquisite beach of Salinas is part of a nature reserve that spreads across to these two small islands.

Arriving at Salinas by boat you will see the long, white, sandy beach spreading for about a kilometer and a half with funky beach bars dotted along it. Sail your Ibiza charter boat to the turquoise water which extends about 500m out from the beach, throw the anchor into the clear water and jump in for a well deserved swim.

The prevailing summer winds blow cross-shore from the East (Levante) and the bay is usually very flat. With lots of space and no rocks or hazards in the water, Salinas is a very easy bay to navigate to by boat and a very popular stop off for our charters.

Top Tip:

Where the beach ends and the sand turns to rock as you look towards the iconic Es Cavallete tower, tiny little sand coves appear in the rocks. If you are lucky you might find your own little private slice of paradise!

Beach bars in Salinas, Ibiza

Either swim in to the beach or get dropped off by your charter yacht’s tender to enjoy some of the best beach bars the Mediterranean has to offer.


The first restaurant to open on the beach of Salinas in 1973, 40 years later, is still owned by the same Ibicenco family and to this day delivers top-notch food and service. Eat either in the restaurant, on your sun lounger, or on board your personal Ibiza charter boat.

The signature dish of Guarana is the black tagliatelle – definitely worth a try.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 395 444


Sit in the shade of the palm leaves and treat yourself to panoramic views of the gorgeous bay of Salinas (and keep an eye on your charter boat!) or have your food served to you at your personal sunbed on the beach. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of Spanish classics as well as delicious modern dishes.

Also on offer is a range of snacks, fresh juices and cocktails. Something for everybody.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 396 580


The Jockey Club is probably the most famous restaurant in Salinas. With great food and pumping music, it’s no surprising that this is one of the preferred spots for celebrities from around the world.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 395 788


Late afternoon is when this funky little bar really comes to life. Loud music, great cocktails and a relaxed, hippy vibe make this place great fun when the sand turns into a dance floor.

Dinghy service – No
Tel. 670 368 019

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Cala Jondal

  • Distance from Marina Ibiza: 30-40 minutes
  • Size: 250m by 15m
  • Activities: Jet Ski rental
  • Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental, massage, lifeguards
  • Beach bars/Restaurants: Blue Marlin, Yemanja, Es Xarcu

Drop the anchor of your Ibiza charter boat into the beautiful, clear, turquoise water of Cala Jondal, Ibiza’s trendiest beach. This beach is very popular amongst boat owners, due to the great shelter offered by the steep cliffs that line the bay and, of course, the world famous beach bars. The shoreline of the beach is made up of round, white pebbles that quickly turn to sand further out.

As if the fantastic cuisine and great cocktails weren’t enough, pumping music, audible even from the deck of your charter boat, is sure to entice you into one of these bars to dance the afternoon away.

This beach has something for everyone, including families and those looking for a more quiet and relaxed day out.

Top Tip:

Tropicana, one of the beach bars, offers a drinks service direct to your charter boat via zodiac! What more could you ask for?

Beach bars in Salinas, Ibiza

All the beach bars here offer zodiac service to pick you up from your charter boat so that you can arrive at your choice of beach bar in style.


Blue Marlin is a super trendy spot that has really built a name for itself as the ultimate play ground for the rich and famous in Ibiza, most of whom rock up aboard their own private or charter boat. The service is top notch and the food and cocktails certainly don’t disappoint either. If you are looking for a 5 star dining experience, look no further.

As the afternoon rolls on, they crank the music up and the whole place turns into a dance floor. Stick around for an afternoon to remember.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 410 117


Yemanja has stood on the pristine bay of Cala Jondal for over 15 years now and this wealth of experience is more than apparent when it comes to the quality of the food and the service.

A great place to drop in to from your charter boat for a traditional Spanish paella. Every detail in this chiringuito is refined, from the tasty bread and homemade garlic alioli, to the mouthwatering salads and starters and of course the brilliant Mediterranean themed main courses.

Find a shady table and eat with your feet in the sand while sipping a refreshing Sangria de Cava. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage or go for a shop in the little beach boutique.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 187 481


Es Xarcu is a hidden gem that you are unlikely to come across unless you know its there. Located at opposite end of the bay to Blue Marlin, Es Xarcu is to be found on its own little rocky beach separate from the main beach of Cala Jondal. Like all good beach bars, this restaurant has a dinghy service to pick you up from your Ibiza charter boat and take you to the restaurants own little private pontoon.

The pine forest backed restaurant is not huge, but gets busy at lunchtime, so be sure to reserve a table or sunbed. The atmosphere is laid back and quiet compared to the other beach bars in Cala Jondal, so perfect for a relaxed day with close friends.

Enjoy great seafood or the catch of the day and pick something interesting from their well-crafted wine menu.

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 187 867

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Es Torrent

  • Distance from Marina Ibiza: 35 – 45 minutes by motor boat
  • Size: 50m by 20m
  • Activities: Restaurant
  • Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental, beach boutique
  • Beach bars/Restaurants: Restaurant Es Torrent

There is not much on this tiny little rocky cove other than a family run, world-class fish restaurant, visited by actors, models and even the King of Spain. Enjoy delicious tapas, wine and of course sangria as you wait for your main course. While they offer some great meat dishes, their specialties are the fish and seafood.

Once you have arrived at Es Torrent on your Ibiza boat charter, call the dinghy service out to ferry you into the beach without even having to get wet.

Top Tip:

Dive into the clear water from your charter boat for some great snorkeling.

Restaurant Es Torrent

Dinghy service – Yes
Tel. 971 802 160

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Cala Conta

  • Distance from Marina Ibiza: 1 hour
  • Size: 800m by 20m
  • Activities: Dive centre, pedaloe rental
  • Facilities: Sun lounger/umbrella rental
  • Beach bars/Restaurants: Sun Set Ashram, Restaurante Ses Roques, S’illa des Bosc

Cala Conta is a truly spectacular Mediterranean beach with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views out towards to sea. The beach is famous for having one of Ibiza’s bet sunsets.

Cala Conta is a made up of multiple white sandy beaches, interspersed with natural rocky coves which provide shade from the harsh afternoon sun. There are several small, uninhabited islands that are visible from the shore and set the backdrop for the famous sunset.

Top Tip:

Stick around Cala Conta as the sun goes down for a spectacular sunset.

Beach bars

There are three restaurants that serve excellent food and a little beach bar where you can enjoy some tapas and great cocktails.


Restaurante Ses Roques is very popular amongst the locals and those arriving by charter boat because of the easy access via pontoon. Good food and honest prices make this restaurant very pleasant and popular.

The signature dish of Guarana is the black tagliatelle – definitely worth a try.

Dinghy Service – No, but pontoon for drop-offs
Tel. 971 806 050


The most popular restaurant, S’illa des Bosc (named after the island that lies in front of Cala Conta) is known for it’s delicious local sea food. The immense variety of salads and pastas mean that there is something for everyone. We recommend you book a table before coming in summer because it gets very busy.

Dinghy service – No
Tel. 971 806 161


After a long day of relaxing aboard your Ibiza charter boat, head to Sunset Ashram for the evening. Sunset Ashram has a chilled hippie vibe with funky music, great cocktails and fantastic Ibiza personalities topped only by a truly world class sunset. Simple but good food is also served throughout the day.

Dinghy service – No
Tel. 661 347 222

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