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Spain’s dazzling Balearic Islands offer luxury yacht charter guests a bevvy of unique experiences that they’ll find nowhere else on earth.
The Most Popular Yachting Destinations in the Balearics
Spain’s dazzling Balearic Islands offer luxury yacht charter guests a bevvy of unique experiences that they’ll find nowhere else on earth. This extraordinary archipelago, the largest in all of Europe, comprises over 150 islands, only five of which are inhabited.
The most famous and popular yachting destinations in the Balearics are a trio of islands that arguably need very little introduction. Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are indeed three of the most coveted Spanish destinations of all and undoubtedly the primary port of call for anyone who wishes to experience Spanish island life at its very best.
Mallorca – the largest and most diverse of all the Balearics
Revered for its enchanting interior blanketed by dramatic mountains and immensely charming converted farmhouses, Mallorca is the one Balearic treasures that offer the greatest choice of experiences so many yacht charter guests will make it a prime point of their journey’s focus.
The coast is framed by swaths of glistening sandy beaches and dotted with an abundance of incredible caves – finding secret remote corners to enjoy the spoils of your yacht is child’s play, down this corner of Spanish paradise.
Mallorca’s main city and prime port of call, Palma, is home to the largest concentration of charter yachts in Europe and a particularly charming historic quarter that culture-vultures will love. This is the best and most convenient springboard for Balearic luxury yacht charters.
The one island that truly warrants a few more days, Mallorca is home to the highest peak on the Balearics (Puig Major), a fantastic maze of well-established cycling and hiking trails, spectacular ancient towns and local culinary specialities that’ll have you weak at the knees. For upmarket indulgences and ancient discoveries, Mallorca has you well and truly covered.
Yet it’s Mallorca’s world-renowned beaches that leave all visitors speechless: the turquoise of the seas and the sparkling shine of the sand are simply out of this world. Inhabited for over 9,000 years and oozing the kind of cultural and historical mélange befitting a European Queen, Mallorca really is the Balearic jewel by which all others are measured.
Menorca – the quiet and dazzling Balearics achiever
Mallorca’s smaller sister, in everything from size to prominence, leads many to think she is somehow lesser. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Menorca may indeed be the second-largest island in the Balearic, but what many prospective yacht charter guests do not know is that it boasts more miles of sandy beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza, combined.
Ibiza – the Balearic gem that hides the most startling surprises for yacht charter guests
The European party island to end all party islands, Ibiza is mostly renowned as the one destination in the Balearics where you can indulge in all manner of hedonistic pleasures. Whilst this is still the case in some respects, Ibiza has all but grown right up in recent years. And besides, there has always been a side of the island left undiscovered by mass tourism.
The southern Ibizan coastline is a haven of tranquillity, with innumerable desolate bays just begging to be claimed by lucky guests aboard Balearic luxury yacht charters. On a private yacht, you will have the best of both worlds: you can easily visit the bustling hubs of Ibiza Town but also retreat to the dreamiest isolated coves to feel you have this haven all to yourself.
Formentera & The Outer Balearic Islands
The smallest of the main inhabited islands, Formentera is a laid-back gem that attracts plenty of expats but not many tourists. Accessible only by boat (which keeps the fly-in and fly-out holiday crowds at bay) Formentera is a southern belle like few others. Including her and her uninhabited islets is a must for nature-lovers on Balearic yacht charter itineraries.
Outer Balearic Islands
For those who crave anonymity and quietude, the Balearic Outer Islands are ideal. These are the more than 140 islands that boast no permanent population and are visited only by private yacht. Snorkelling and diving the prized Cabrera Marine Reserve is a must for underwater enthusiasts and dedicated hikers will also find plenty of exceptional trails on land.
The wonderful aspect of Balearic yacht charters is that islands and a variety of activities abound, no matter where you go. With short sailing time and ample choice, the Balearics offer incomparable rewards.
“Indulging in a round of island-hopping adventures between the three Balearic sisters is a stunning way to soak up all the archipelago’s best highlights. With an array of activities – both in and out of the sea – a Balearic luxury yacht charter is your ticket to European summer paradise.”
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