7 Day Balearics Charter Itinerary - Isla de Cabrera to Palma
Explore The Balearics
Ideal for Summer Season
Highly sought after throughout the year, the Balearic Islands offer a multitude of golden, sandy beaches, stunning views and vacations to be remembered for years to come. Cruising through the islands on your chosen luxury charter yacht you can get up close and personal to some of the best sights in the area from the privacy of your own piece of luxury. Starting off from Palma, this 7 day itinerary covers every aspect of Spanish life and ensures that you experience the very best of the culture.
- Day 1
Isla de Cabrera
A flavour of Spain's past and natural beauty
Your luxury charter yacht tour of the Balearics begins on the uninhabited islet of Isla de Cabrera. Located off the southern coast of Majorca, this island offers a flavour of Spain's past as well as an impressive introduction to the natural beauty surrounding the Balearic Islands.
On arrival, your first port of call will be Cabrera Castle. Erected in the 14th century, this castle dominates the mountainous region of the islet and provides some staggering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Take a picnic up with you to make the most of the views before heading into the national park. Take a walk through some of the marked trails to enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the terrain and then make your descent back to the harbour for an evening of delicious tapas and a cooling dip in the ocean.
- Day 2
After the gentle introduction to the Spanish way of life in the past, Ibiza brings you back to the modern day and its world famous party scene. As the third largest island in the Balearics, this destination has everything you could possibly need for an exciting holiday, or a memorable stop on a luxury charter yacht.
Start the day by hitting up the the high end boutiques and shopping squares to build up some more outfits for your trip. With names you are familiar with, as well as locally run businesses, you won't find it difficult to find some extravagant purchases in between natural pauses at the too good to resist cafes lining the streets.
After your shopping trip, take some time to explore the harbour. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbour of Ibiza Town shows some typically Spanish architecture as well as a unique vantage point of the old town. Ideal for holiday photographs, the old town makes an interesting afternoon and shows some nods to the history of this famous island.
As the sun goes down your day on Ibiza truly begins. The legendary nightlife hasn't gained a reputation for nothing, so try out a handful of venues to get a taste of everything that's on offer. Regular parties are held on the beaches, in addition to special themed nights in the clubs. If you prefer a quieter evening, there are some more timid venues with good food, and table to table musical entertainment.
- Day 3
For a chilled out day after the excitement of the night before, Formentera has the cure for every hangover and need for a break. Just a short distance away from it's noisy neighbour, Formentera is also a popular destination in the Balearics for a more toned down kind of holiday. With miles and miles of luscious sandy beaches, you can enjoy a peaceful morning soaking up the warm Spanish rays. For a beach with sublime beauty, head to the Trucadors Beach, for white sands and turquoise waters on either side of the sands.
After some beachcombing and a dip or two in the water, there isn't a huge amount of exploring to do on the island but there are a small selection of Martello towers to see. These small coastal forts would have once held up to 25 men and a piece of artillery. Still mostly intact, these are a small historic site to see but just enough to indulge your cultural curiosity.
Spend the rest of your day on the waves with your jet skis or enjoy some quiet time on the decking with some Spanish cuisine and locally produced wine.
- Day 4
As a municipality of Majorca, Andratx is nestled in to the south eastern corner of the main island and features some of the most staggering scenery that Majorca has to offer. With the main towns built into valleys, there are some close knit communities to see which give you a true insight into the way the Spanish live on the islands.
Enjoy some freshly prepared lunch in one of the local cafes before heading up towards the northern region of Andratx. Moving north of the settlements you will find a lot less people and a lot more mountains. Ideal with a guide, you can see various towns across the islands and you may even be able to see some of the observation towers which were built in the 1600s. A total of 12 still stand out of the 14 towers erected in the area, to watch out for pirates and other invading parties.
Finish off the day as you please and get back to the yacht in time to enjoy a spectacular sunset from your own private viewing platform.
- Day 5
Sticking to the stunning coastline of Majorca, your next stop is the quaint and pretty Puerto Soller. Sat in a quiet northern corner of the island, this destination is much quieter than nearby towns and offers peace, serenity and sights not to be missed.
When anchoring down in the harbour it isn't hard to spot your first visit. Guarded by a lighthouse, the port is welcoming and beckons you to explore. Hop over to the lighthouse to climb to the top and see some pretty views of the harbour and the town of Soller. After descending the tower you can indulge in some freshly prepared tapas and Spanish cuisine at one of the many local cafes lining the harbour.
Moving away from the harbour, Soller boasts the impressive claim that it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage family. The surrounding area is laden with ancient olive trees as well as fruitful orange groves and a flourishing river. If you love birds or ducks this particular water feature will peak your interest as you can expect to see greylag geese, mallard ducks, muscovy ducks and many other varying breeds.
- Day 6
Still cruising around the coast of Majorca on your luxury charter yacht, the next stop is Puerto Pollensa. Relatively close by to Puerto Soller, this small town is another quiet but charming location which indulges visitors in the Spanish way of life.
Disembarking at the harbour, take in the sights by walking along the Pine Walk. This is the most popular walk in the area, which shows off pretty sights of the surrounding coastline and ends up at an old military base which is now home to several fire fighting vehicles. Returning to the more central area of the town you can try out some traditional cuisine and visit the weekly market to buy some cultural goods including fresh produce, crafts and clothing. If religious monuments are of interest to you, the Church Of Our Lady Of Carmen is located nearby and is open to all visitors.
To finish off your day, return to your luxury charter yacht for some water sports of your choosing and a relaxing evening watching the sunset over a glass of wine.
- Day 7
Vibrant, stylish & intimate, yet bursting with life
On your last day of your luxury yacht charter vacation in the Balearics, you return to where you started at Palma. Before starting your return journey home, make the most of this bustling location by seeing some of the cultural sights you won't see anywhere else.
Start off with a quick visit to La Seu. A vast cathedral which was actually built over a mosque, this building took over 350 years to complete and is definitely not to be missed. Moving around behind the cathedral you can visit the old town which displays an array of different styles of architecture with some generous nods to an Arab background.
Another stop to make before leaving the city is the 11th century Arab Baths. As one of the more popular sites in the city, the heavy traffic has taken its toll on the monument, leaving some areas a little worse for wear. However, the location is also home to some splendid gardens which are home to many local flora and fauna as well as birds and palm trees.
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*All distances are approximate