10 Day Balearics Charter Itinerary - Palma to Palma
Cruising Through The Balearics
Ideal for Summer Season
If sun, sea, sand, culture and luxury charter yachts are your idea of the perfect holiday, a cruise through the Balearics is definitely for you. With islands like Menorca and Mallorca already proving to be holiday hotspots with mainstream tourists, it will come as no surprise that these exciting destinations are rapidly capturing the attention of luxury charter yachts too. Starting off in Palma your crew will escort you to the best locations in the Balearics so you can have everything you could wish for in the space of 10 days.
- Day 1
On arrival at Palma you will head straight for you chosen luxury charter yacht.
Meet your crew and enjoy a tour of your vessel before toasting your voyage and raising anchor. There’s plenty of time to unpack and settle in but don’t take too long because the gems of the Spanish coast await. Your 10 days in the Spanish heat start off in true holiday fashion with parties on the beach and an energetic game of beach volleyball.
The scene is high energy and adrenaline pumping here, but if you fancy something a little quieter your crew can cruise around to one of the quieter beaches for some relaxation time. Rest on the warm sands and indulge in some freshly caught seafood as you pace yourself for an evening of colourful cocktails on the decking of your luxury charter yacht.
- Day 2
Your first full day of your Balearic tour is full of incredible natural beauty.
Just off of the west coast of Mallorca, Sa Dragonera is an uninhabited islet which serves a purpose as a natural park. Being virtually unspoilt, there are some beautiful views to see here, some of which are best enjoyed on the islet’s highest hill, Pico Popi. At 360 metres high, the climb isn’t for everyone and even half way up there are still some pretty views to enjoy.
The name of the islet, Dragonera, spouted from the fact that there were a large amount of lizards living on the island. Today there are still a good number of lizards living here in addition to a great number of other creatures.
While visiting the island there are some lighthouses and watchtowers to visit which tell the story of how the islet has been defended against pirates and other sea bound threats in the past. If history interests you, something else you might like to know is that part of Agatha Christie’s Evil Under The Sun was filmed here.
If there’s still time after exploring Sa Dragonera you can also make a stop at one of the other pretty islets nearby for an afternoon of peace and pampering.
- Day 3 - 4
Much of day three is spent cruising along the coastline towards Pollenca.
Your journey towards Pollenca is enchanting as you travel past the stretch of peaks known as the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The elevations border the coastline along with sprinklings of forestry which make for ideal holiday photograph backdrops. As you continue along the mountain range you will come across the quaint setting of Sa Colobra. This small settlement is nestled into the base of peaks and is only accessible on land via a long winding road. However, since you are approaching by sea you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy this quiet and undeniably pretty corner of the coast.
Moving on to the Bay of Pollenca, there’s an afternoon of swimming and water sports available for you to spend some pent up energy. After spending the night in the protected bay, day four is the time for you to climb ashore and explore.
As soon as you step in to the town of Pollensa you will find it impossible to not tnotice the medieval feel. With many of the biuldings being built in the 17th and 18th centuries there is a charm about Pollensa which invites you to take a step back into the past. This is heightened as you climb the many steps uphill to visit a small chapel at the top. Another must see for religious history is the 13th century church of Our Lady Of The Angels which was built by the Knights Templar.
If you still have time and energy after finishing off the 365 steps of Cavalry, there are some lovely sights at the Joan March Gardens and the Roman Bridge is an interesting to do list item. Your time at Pollenca isn’t complete without a Spanish supper, so instead of dining onboard your luxury charter yacht, stay ashore and enjoy some traditional cuisine and live music at one of the many restaurants in the town.
- Day 5
On day five of your Spanish inquisition you arrive at Menorca.
Ciutadella is the western most town of Menorca and offers a stunning view of traditional Spain. The cobbled streets are truly enchanting and provide a pretty setting for a lovely morning of trying locally prepared tapas and exploring. There are some exquisite stores with pretty souvenirs to take away and the cafes all offer a taste of Spain along with the popular Sangria.
In addition to Ciutadella, day five of your luxury charter yacht tour also makes time for you to have some quality beach time. Cala del Pilar is a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of mainstream tourists. Meaning you can enjoy the rest of your day in solitude. The golden sands are welcoming, especially paired up with a delicious beach picnic. but if you fancy a bit more action there’s plenty of space on the water to get out the water sports equipment.
If at any point you need to cool off from the warm Spanish sun there are a great number of secluded coves around the coastline to find shelter. Alternatively if you fancy a bit more action there’s plenty of space on the water to get out the water sports equipment.
- Day 6
Parque Natural de s’Albufera des Grau
Continuing onwards and towards Menorca’s capital Mahon, your next port of call is a truly special one.
Locally known as one of Menorca’s natural wonders, this natural park is one of the most visually pleasing sights you will see on this tour of the Balearic islands. Despite the close proximity to the main islands, the collection of small islets forming the nature reserve are in incredibly good condition. Almost completely untouched, these idyllic islands and a blissful way to spend a day in paradise.
The beaches are nearly empty and completely free of cruise line tourists. Enjoy the sanctity of the islets from these luxurious golden beaches or continue further inland and up the raised terrains to enjoy a refreshing picnic with an unbeatable view. Don’t forget to take some holiday photographs with the sweeping panormaic views.
The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. Make the most of the peace and quiet and finish off the day with a barbeque and something fizzy.
- Day 7
Moving away from the idyllic setting at the Parque Natural de s’Albufera des Grau, Menorca’s capital beckons you in to a destination of culture.
Boasting one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Mahon brings you back to civilisation but keeps the charm of the natural world close at hand. Stroll around the natural harbour to appreciate the beauty of this corner of Menorca before adventuring towards the town and some brunch.
If your purse strings are itching to do some shopping you couldn’t be in a much better place. There are many stores and cafes to visit including some exquisite shoe shops jsut calling for you to buy at least three pairs. While in the shopping area, pick up some locally produced sangria to take home and enjoy some live traditional music from one of the local bars.
Your day in Mahon can be topped off with more tapas and a tasting session of more locally made drinks including a few varieties of gin. Head back to your luxury charter yacht to sleep off the cocktails and prepare for your next day in the Balearics.
- Day 8
The morning of day eight of your tour is spent travelling back to the east coast of Mallorca.
By the time you arrive at Cala Ratjada you will have recovered from the night before and ready to enjoy some water and sunbathing time. Stretch your legs with some beachcombing across the stunning white sandy beaches or lay upon the warm sand to soak up some rays.
Your crew will pick out a quiet area of the coast, away from mainstream tourists, so once again you can open up the storage and zip around the water on your jet skis. Some of the beaches are completely inaccessible to some tourists so enjoy the space and really go to town with your water sports equipment.
Lounge around through the evening and watch as the sun sets over a freshly prepared beach barbeque under the stars.
- Day 9
Calas de Mallorca
On your final full day onboiard your luxury charter yacht, the Calas de Mallorca throws everything into one for a final day that you won’t forget.
Start the day nice and early by having a swim in the cool waters, or grab your snorkelling gear to see some of the pretty underwater life. Keeping to the lower depths, one must see for today are the Drach Caves. Featuring one of the world’s largest underground lakes this is a natural site you won’t want to miss out on.
How you spend the rest of the day is entirely up to you but food for the day should include a visit to the tapas bars here as they are some of the most popular eateries in the area.
- Day 10
The time comes for you to depart from your luxury charter yacht tour of the Balearics.
Before heading home there is a little time to explore Palma and to have one last traditional Spanish meal of tapas. Around lunchtime head back to Palma airport and start planning your next trip on a luxury charter yacht.
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