A Perfect Day On board Sunseeker Tommahawk”
Being a blogger in Ibiza isnt always as glamorous as it sounds, early mornings, late nights, tough deadlines.. But sometimes, such as when my lovely clients at Ibiza Hire invite me to spend a day on one of the new additions to their fleet of charter boats.. it all seems worthwhile!
Of course, I jumped at the chance of a day at sea, gathered a very enthusiastic group of friends, and our first tough decision was which boat to choose from. Sailing elegantly across the crystal waters on a slick sailing yacht, or whizzing though the waves at high octane speed on one of their super luxurious speed boats? Being adventure seekers, we opted for the latter, and chose the Tommahawk Sunseeker, a masterpiece of modern design, kitted out with every imaginable creature comfort for the day ahead.. A good choice indeed.
After a leisurely breakfast in the port of Ibiza Town, soaking up the atmosphere of the capital and watching the wonderful array of people pass us by, we boarded Tommahawk in all her glory, marvelling at the sheer elegance of the boat and her interior, and as the clock struck 13.00 we were off.. skimming across the water, waving goodbye to Ibiza and enjoying the view of the historic castle walls of Dalt Vila, we set sail to our destination, Ibiza´s beautiful sister island Formentera.. Just a few nautical miles, but it feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza, a slice of paradise hidden away in the beautiful Balearic waters.
Cruising along, we laugh, chat and enjoy the spacious sunlounging areas, as well as the complimentary cava and beer which are just perfect to get us in our ´holiday´ mood. As we approach the tiny island of Es Palmador, which sits between Ibiza and Formentera, the water is so brilliantly turquoise and clear, it is just begging to swam in.. So, we ask our skipper if we can stop for a short break. He is extremely obliging and drops anchor in a perfect spot, and its a scramble to see who can jump in first, the water is simply sublime, and we make the most of the on board snorkels and paddleboards as take some time to immerse ourselves in the sea.
After half an hour or so, its back on board and back into a horizontal position to soak up some more rays as we approach our highly anticipated lunch booking at the beach restaurant Beso Beach, recommended by Ibiza Hire as one of the best places to wine and dine on Formentera. As we approach the shore, a tender whizzes its way towards us, sent from the restaurant to ferry us from our speedboat to the sandy white beach, where Beso awaits us.
We are not disappointed when reach the restaurant, its very boho chic, feet in the sand, yet subtle and elegant, with wicker furniture and fresh white fabrics giving it an almost Caribbean vibe. The service is excellent and we quickly polish off some of the delicious house rose wine, as recommended by the sommelier, a very welcome refreshment, before moving on to sample some of their fine cuisines, from paella to lobster, steak to sardines, everything is fresh, cooked to perfection and simply delicious.. The service is impeccable, our glasses are never empty, and we are reluctant to leave, but our return journey awaits, which softens the blow a little.
Back on board Tommahawk, its time for a post lunch siesta, and we enjoy the leisurely ride under the shades, until its time for a swim again, and we once again launch into the refreshing waters, a perfect wakeup call! Heading home, it feels too early to call an end to a perfect day, so we decide to call in to the legendary Blue Marlin beach club, in the bay of Cala Jondal for a sundowner, and why not.. It´s a great way to end to the day. Our skipper is only too happy to oblige and we enjoy a perfectly mixed mojito, margaritas and daiquiris to our great delight, and take some time to people watch in this famous celebrity hangout before jetting back to our final destination.. The sun is setting now and we all take a moment to reflect on a simply perfect Ibiza day with friends.
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So, if you are deciding how to spend your day at sea this summer, then I can personally recommend letting Ibiza Hire organise it for you. Every detail had been thought of, nothing was too much trouble, and our day was simply idyllic.
This truly was “A Perfect Day On board Sunseeker Tommahawk”