Let’s first consider the clothing that you’ll need before you rent a boat in Ibiza. First off you will probably only use half of what you think you’ll wear, because of the following:
We don’t wear shoes on board and if we go ashore during the day, all that is needed are flip flops or comfortable shoes that can be worn on the beach as well as for restaurants and sightseeing.
In the evening, if we decide to go to a nice restaurant or fashionable nightclub, know that the island is very open-minded and easy-going when it comes to clothing. Elegant footwear isn’t necessary: comfortable, sports-type shoes are sufficient. For women, as I mentioned earlier, everything goes, including the indispensable heels that most women wear are appropriate.
What Clothes to Pack
The same applies to other articles of clothing. You will mostly wear t-shirts and two should suffice. Instead of pants, you’ll be wearing a swimming costume or trunks most of the time, thus one pair of comfortable short trousers and another long pair will be more than enough. You will also need to pack some warm clothes like a pullover or a jacket.
A toilet bag with everything that you need, including a good quantity of sun protection cream. You will also need a beach towel (or the like) to use on the boat’s cushions as well as on the beach. A cap or hat is also important for sun protection.
Bathroom towels and bed linen are provided.
It is very important that your suitcase be a sports bag or the like, so that you can fold it to put it away. Remember that a hard sided suitcase won’t fit into any of the closets on board, and will take up room, affecting the comfort of your stay.
Remember to bring all medication that you are taking. Motion sickness pills may also be useful, because even though catamarans sway a lot less than any other type of boat, an off day can happen to anyone.
If you like reading, remember to pack some books. You will discover the added pleasure of reading while moored in a quiet cove, surrounded by magnificent waters.
Your first purchase of groceries and drinks for the voyage can be made the day you board: you can make your purchases at nearby supermarkets, or for a more convenience option, through the Eroski website: www.compraonline.grupoeroski.com/supermarket/home.jsp, a supermarket close to the port of San Antonio that delivers your grocery order directly to our vessel. If your order is delivered before you have boarded, our captain will receive and put away the order.
Another important suggestion is that you bring enough money in cash for the first few days, because even though most establishments accept cards, some do not and on Saturdays (the day we set sail) bank tellers are often out of service, as their cash reserves become depleted with the high demand of tourists during the weekend.
In any event, don’t worry too much about forgetting something or not being able to bring something in your luggage: when we stop in the more developed coves you’ll be able to purchase whatever you might need.