The Balearics Yacht Charter Guide
The Fabulous Four
The Balearic Islands are a cruising playground for yacht charters with the main islands of Menora, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera all boasting many hidden gems just waiting to be explored. This stunning archipelago is wonderfully diverse and with some areas only accessible by boat, the Balearic Islands make for an idyllic yacht charter vacation.
Reasons to Visit
Each island is unique in character and charm offering many reasons to explore these stunning islands and islets. Mallorca, the largest of the islands has retained its original unspoiled charm, with wrought iron balconied buildings and attractive squares boasting a seductive appeal. The capital city, Palma de Mallorca is an unmissable stop. Often likened to a little Barcelona, Palma is blessed with excellent superyacht facilities, as well as some wonderful restaurants and bars. You only have to travel in a few miles inland to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and discover a tranquil island of fruit trees, vineyards, and olive groves.
With more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined, slow-paced Menorca offers many stunning opportunities to soak up the sun, with secluded coves and pellucid waters waiting to greet its visitors. With the greatest concentration of prehistoric monuments in the world, plus cobbled streets and fine architecture, Menorca is rich in enigmatic culture and full of historic beauty. The laid back atmosphere and fine cuisine allows for sumptuous relaxation with opportunities to meander around fig and olive trees which should not be missed.
Although often deemed as a party island, there is an alter ego to the island of Ibiza which appeals to many travellers, where towering cliffs beg to be jumped from into the rippling crystal clear waters. With some of the finest seafood restaurants and a serene atmosphere, explore the sandy beaches and stunning coastline of Ibiza before taking to the old town for a taste of the highlife.
Last but certainly not least is Formentera, the smallest of the four main islands which lies to the south of Ibiza. With beaches as far as the eye can see, Formentera is the Balearic Islands best kept secret. With more visitors arriving by private yacht the tranquil nature of this island is ideal for that ‘get away from it all’ feel.
The Balearic Islands are the ultimate charter sanctuary and the perfect place to experience the calm serenity the Mediterranean has to offer. Sustained by a tranquil climate, this awe-inspiring archipelago offers much more than just sun, sea and sand; the Balearic Islands are the ultimate Spanish island destination.
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