Balearic Islands Yacht Charters
There is little that compares to an escape to Spain’s enchanting Balearic Islands. With their perfect weather all year-round, beautiful Mediterranean Sea and inherent, unique culture, the four islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – are some of the world’s most raved-about summer yacht charter destinations, and each have their own personality.
In Mallorca, wander through the golden hillside towns dotting its vast olive groves, climb the limestone peaks of the Serra de Tamuntana, or discover its hidden coves, tucked beneath the area’s towering coastal cliffs. The smaller Menorca, just a short boat ride away, boasts an interesting collection of prehistoric sites, pristine beaches and relaxed, seaside town vibes. Opposite these islands is Ibiza – known for its party-all-night mantra, celebrity club scene and A-list shopping – and finally, Formentera, the smallest of the four, which is regarded for its natural, unspoiled terrain.
Things To Do and See in Balearic Islands
With each island as different as the next, but all equally worth seeing, sail through the Balearic Islands during your next yacht charter adventure to the Mediterranean and experience their wonder and enchantment firsthand.
As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is known for its world-renowned, golden beaches, 310 miles of mountainous coastline, countless olive and almond groves, unbeatable sunsets, delicious local fare, welcoming inhabitants and yacht-filled harbors. When visiting this whimsical island, make sure you save time to visit its city center; it is home to plentiful must-see sites and some impressive examples of Gothic architecture.
A mecca for boho-chic jet setters and sexy, A-list ravers, Ibiza wakes up at sunset and goes to sleep at sunrise. Attracting world-renowned DJs like David Guetta, Luciano, Calvin Harris and Sven Väthetal , this European “Vegas” lines its streets with high-end shopping, boutique hotels, award-winning restaurants and “supper clubs” and celebrity faces. If you decide to venture out when the sun is shining, you won’t be disappointed.
As the easternmost Balearic Island, Menorca is the opposite of its neighbors; boasting low-key vibes, less tourists, and since 1993, a reputation as an island-wide, Unesco-named Biosphere Reserve. After a night in Ibiza, head to this quiet island for white-sand bays, rolling hills, Bronze Age artifacts, friendly faces and familiar, sea-splashed cities – it’s the perfect backdrop for much-needed recovery and respite.
The smallest of the Balearic Islands, the 20-kilometer-long Formentera is visited for its natural beauty, ravishing coasts, turquoise-blue waters and tourist-free streets. Just a half hour from the busy island of Ibiza, Formentera is where relaxed yacht charter guests go to eat, sleep, bask in the Mediterranean sun and do anything but stress – because with views like that, what is there to stress about?