The 2022 Private Jet Traveller's Guide to Ibiza

08.06.2022

Ibiza is a world-famous party island in the Mediterranean Sea, attracting visitors from all over the world with its legendary nightclubs and pristine beaches. But there's more to Ibiza than just partying - the island has a rich history and culture that is worth exploring. With its year-round sunshine, delicious food, and relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Ibiza is a perfect destination for a jetsetting traveller.

Considering everything the island has to offer, it's no wonder that Ibiza is such a popular destination among luxury travellers. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your experience in Ibiza, whether you're looking to party, explore or relax.

When to go

Ibiza is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Peak season for tourism on the island is June, July, and August. Travelers looking to avoid the crowds can consider traveling during the shoulder season (May and September). During these months, the weather is still warm and sunny, but there are fewer tourists. This can be a great time to enjoy all that Ibiza has to offer without the hustle and bustle of peak season.

Not only will you avoid the peak tourist season, but you’ll also find that flight and accommodation rates are lower during the shoulder season.

If you choose to travel in August, keep in mind that this is the busiest month on the island. Hotel, club, taxi and restaurant prices are at their highest, and there are often long wait times for taxis and tables at popular restaurants.

Due to the popularity of some venues and restaurants, you may have difficulty finding availability unless you book well in advance. Beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs will also be more crowded during this month, so if you’re looking for a more relaxed trip, August may not be the best time to travel.

How to get there

Ibiza Airport (IBZ) is situated just 7 km from the city center, making it ideal for those looking to maximize their time on the island.

Traveling by private jet or helicopter is the perfect way to make the most of your time in this exclusive destination. While there are commercial flights to the island, they can be crowded and inconvenient. A private jet charter will get you to Ibiza in style and comfort, and it will also allow you to bypass the long lines at the airport.

No crowded airports, no long lines or waiting times – with a private jet or helicopter, you can start your vacation as soon as you land. Forget queuing, skip waiting for luggage, arrive minutes prior to departure, and overall experience a tailor-made flight.

Of course, you don't need to wait in the crowded Ibiza airport terminal when flying private. Private jet travelers will be welcomed in the luxury VIP lounge at one of the FBOs, where they can wait for their taxi or chauffeur in all comfort.

Taxis are readily available, and most hotels and resorts offer shuttle services to and from the airport. The city center is about a 25-minute drive from the airport.

Where to stay

There are a number of luxurious hotels and resorts on Ibiza.

From DJ-pounding beach settings to Old Town contemporary properties or tranquil cliffside villa hotels, your choice of hotels is vast.

Some of the most popular hotels among private jet travelers include:

  • Gran Hotel Montesol: As the first hotel on the island, established in 1933, the elegant hotel is located in the city center, overlooking the harbor. The 33 rooms feature elegant furniture, private balconies and beautiful artwork.
  • 7Pines Resort Ibiza: This resort is nestled in a pine grove on the cliffs of the west coast of Ibiza, with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea. The resort is modelled after an Ibizan inspired village of whitewashed houses and offers 185 spacious suites.
  • Nobu Hotel Ibiza: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is ideally positioned on the shores of Talamanca Bay. Away from the hustle and bustle, step from the hotel straight onto the soft sandy beach - or your yacht. With the beach promenade right outside your door, in a short walk you will be wandering through the trendy boutiques and restaurants of Marina Botafoch and Ibiza old town.
  • Hacienda Na Xamena: The Hacienda Na Xamena, is the first five-star hotel in Ibiza and considered by many as the best luxury resort in Ibiza. The reputation of the resort is based on providing excellent service, large, luxurious and comfortable rooms and suites, and magical experiences. This luxury Ibiza resort is located on top of a cliff offering incredible views to the Mediterranean Sea, and unforgettable sunsets.
  • Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe: This 112-room hotel is located in Santa Eulalia on Ibiza’s eastern coast, just a few minutes walk from the Marina. Its contemporary Mediterranean-style rooms are all designed with feng shui-inspired sea views. Bathrooms are lined with natural stone and iridescent tiles. There are three swimming pools with gardens, terraces and spectacular views of the island, as well as the large Revival Spa.

There are plenty of high-end hotels on the island, but if you’re looking for something truly unique, consider renting a villa.

With a villa, you’ll have your own private space to relax and enjoy the island. Plus, you’ll have access to all the amenities of a hotel, like housekeeping and room service, without having to share them with other guests. Whether you want to spend your days lounging by the pool or exploring the island, a villa rental is the perfect way to experience all that Ibiza has to offer.

Most private jet travelers will choose to stay in one of Ibiza’s many luxury villas. And it's not hard to see why, as they offer complete privacy, incredible views, and all the amenities you could possibly want or need.

Some of the best villas on the island include:

  • Villa Azul: Overlooking the Mediterranean and the neighboring islands of Conillera, S´Espartar and Es Vedrá, luxury west-facing Villa Azul is perfectly positioned for the sunset.
  • Casa Odette: Hidden away in gloriously green Mediterranean gardens, serene luxury villa Casa Odette​ has surprises hidden amid the palms and olive trees: two petite playhouses, a playground and trampoline make it a magical setting for family holidays. Indoors, the hideaway's light and airy, with a homey feel; tactile fabrics, woven lamps, handcrafted rugs and splashes of sunny yellow bring warmth to white walls. When you're not busy snoozing, there's a space for alfresco dining in the grounds, a Jacuzzi and a pool, plus striking views across the sea to the island of Formentera. 
  • Casa Amalia: Luxury villa Casa Amalia is a beautifully refurbished villa set in fully enclosed manicured grounds. It's perfect for holidays with little Smiths: the inviting pool has a shallow end, separated from the deeper water by a submerged wall, for peace of mind with little swimmers. The tennis court has floodlights for after dark; so it's game, set and match once the sun's gone down.
  • Villa Agave: Hillside Villa Agave is a bright and boho-styled stay, 15 minutes from Ibiza Town. This family-friendly villa has three bedrooms, including two master bedrooms, and an open-plan living space. Spend your days running around the fully enclosed sea-view grounds or floating in the saltwater infinity pool, and in the evenings just fire up the alfresco barbecue for leisurely dinners on the sunset-blessed terrace.
  • Villa Emerald: A beautiful luxurious minimalist villa of 400 m2 with a heated infinity pool and stunning views over the gulf of Roca LLisa.

What to do

Ibiza is best known for its world-famous nightlife, but there’s much more to the island than just clubs and parties. During the day, you can enjoy the island’s many beaches, go for a hike in the countryside, or explore the city of Ibiza. At night, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife or stargaze from one of the island’s many lookout points.

Ibiza is a great place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle. There are plenty of beaches to lounge on, as well as restaurants, bars, and shops to keep you entertained.

Nightlife

For those looking to experience the best of Ibiza’s nightlife, there are a few must-visit clubs and bars. There are three main clubbing areas on the Ibiza island: Playa d'en Bossa, San Antonio and Ibiza Town.

On the east coast, south of Ibiza Town, Playa d'en Bossa has the longest beach on the island. It also has lively nightlife, with superclubs like the Ushaïa open-air venue. The world-famous sunset strip and its cafés, as well as a wide beach and a lively town center with many bars and smaller clubs, are all located in San Antonio, on the west coast of the island.

In Ibiza Town, the capital of the island, you'll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and boutiques, as well as a very diverse crowd in the picturesque old town. The Pacha super-club is only a short walk from the heart of the city, just like the smaller Heart and Lóo clubs.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, consider Santa Eulalia. This coastal town on the eastern seaboard, towards the north, features no major clubs but does offer a large selection of delicious restaurants and several bars.

If you’re planning on hitting the clubs, be sure to book a table in advance, as they can fill up quickly during peak season.

The clubbing season in Ibiza starts mid-May and continues until the middle of October, with big opening parties throughout May, and closing parties from mid-September to early October. Those opening and closing parties are huge highlights in the Ibiza nightlife scene, so when traveling during the shoulder seasons, be sure to check the clubbing calendar to see if any major events are happening during your stay.

Where and what to eat

When it comes to food, Ibiza has a lot to offer. From fresh seafood to traditional Spanish dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Ibiza is best known for its fresh seafood, so be sure to order the paella or other seafood dishes when dining out. For those not looking for a seafood meal, the island offers a variety of Spanish and international cuisine.

There are many restaurants in Ibiza Town, as well as in the smaller towns and villages around the island. When searching for a place to eat, look for restaurants that have outdoor seating, as you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful weather while dining.

For a truly unique dining experience, head to one of Ibiza’s many beach- and cliffside restaurants. These restaurants offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, and they’re the perfect place to enjoy a meal while watching the sunset.

Ibiza also has a few Michelin-starred restaurants, including Es Tragon and La Gaia, both 1-Michelin star venues.

Ibiza is home to a number of vineyards, so be sure to try some of the local wine when dining out. Some of the best wineries in Ibiza include Sa Cova Winery and Can Maymó Winery, both located in Sant Mateu.

How to get around

To get around Ibiza, you can either take public transportation, use a taxi or rent a vehicle. Ibiza is a small island, so it’s easy to get around, no matter what mode of transportation you choose.

Renting a car is the best way to see the entire island, as you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own pace. If you plan on renting a car, be sure to book in advance, as car rentals can fill up quickly during peak season.

Ibiza has an extensive public transportation system with buses going all around the island. The bus network covers the entire island, making it a convenient way to get around.

Besides buses, water taxis are another favorite mode of transportation among locals. All are reasonably priced and may take you to parts of the island that are hard to reach by car. In Ibiza Town, a ferry runs from the port to Marina Botafoch, Talamanca, Figueretes, and Playa d'en Bossa. The views of the citadel Dalt Vila are gorgeous!

Taxis are also widely available, and they’re a good option for those looking for a more comfortable ride without the hassle of driving. However, during high season, taxis can be in high demand with long queues, so it's best to call ahead to book your taxi at the hotel or restaurant. A more convenient and luxurious alternative to taxis is hiring a private chauffeur, which can be arranged through your hotel or a local guide. Feel free to ask your private jet broker for advice, they will be more than happy to advise based on their past experience.

Finally, Ibizia is surrounded by water, so a great way to explore the island and surroundings is by boat or yacht. There are many companies that offer private boat tours, and you can even charter a yacht for one or multiple days. There are a number of reputable charter companies on the island that will offer you a range of styles and prices. Again, feel free to ask us about our experience.

Tips for private jet travelers

If you’re planning on traveling to Ibiza by private jet, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, be sure to book your flights early. The summer months are the busiest time of year for travel to Ibiza, so charter prices will be at their highest. Booking your flights in advance will ensure you get the best rates.

Also, be sure to plan your trip around the island’s events and festivals. From May to October, there are a number of music festivals and events taking place on the island, so if you’re looking to party or explore some of Ibiza’s nightlife, be sure to plan your trip accordingly. Often, popular events require tickets in advance, so be sure to book early.

When booking a villa, hotel, private chauffeur, or yacht, be sure to ask us about our Ibiza recommendations. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge about the island, and we’re always happy to share our tips with our clients.

Finally, take advantage of your private jet’s flexibility and tailor your itinerary to your specific needs and interests. ExperiencIng Ibiza’s stunning scenery, incredible nightlife, and world-class restaurants is easy when you have the freedom to create your own schedule.

Final thoughts

Whether you’re looking to party or relax, Ibiza is the perfect destination for a private jet traveler. With its pristine beaches, world-class restaurants, and lively nightlife, there’s something for everyone on this idyllic Mediterranean island.

Traveling to Ibiza by private jet is the best way to ensure a stress-free and luxurious vacation. With its flexibility and convenience, a private jet will allow you to make the most of your time on the island.

Feel free to contact our private jet team with any questions you may have, or to book your private jet to Ibiza today. If you're curious about charter prices to Ibiza, you can our price calculator below on this page to calculate, plan and receive a custom quote for your trip in minutes!

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