The Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are true island paradises for sailors, superyachts and luxury cruises on charter boats. Situated to the east of mainland Spain, these islands are fast becoming one of the most popular sailing areas in the entire Mediterranean – thanks to the abundance of sunshine all year round, the azure waters, the varied landscapes and the warm welcome of the locals.
Luxury Charter Group has travelled around the Balearic Islands to discover them for ourselves and to be the best informed to organise your next charter in the Balearic Islands. Ask us, we believe that these immaculate islands will make you happy thanks to the sailing areas and cultural surprises.
In particular, we have noticed that a stay ashore in the Balearic Islands would leave you with a totally different impression. Renting a luxury boat is the best secret. Discovering these islands with a knowledgeable captain during a charter is the only opportunity to really savour these enchanting Spanish islands, and explore for yourself so many private coves and anchorages that can only be reached by boat.
Each island has a unique character and despite its growing popularity, most of it remains untouched. There is something for everyone. You don’t have to sail far to reach charming coastal villages, deep natural bays, forests teeming with Mediterranean flora and fauna and majestic cliffs interrupted only by deserted beaches where no roads lead. Or, if you prefer nightlife and sophisticated marinas, your captain will advise you on options!
The largest and best known of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca, with its capital in Palma, lies some 140 nautical miles east of the city of Valencia in mainland Spain.
Palma de Mallorca can surprise its visitors with its elegance, sophistication, intimacy and dynamism. It is the cultural centre of the island with a fascinating old town, a lively nightlife and the yacht clubs Club de Mar and Real Club Nautico, which host numerous sailing regattas and superyachts throughout the year.
Palma is a wonderful mix of the traditional and the contemporary, with something for everyone. The Palma Aquarium is one of the best in Europe and will captivate all marine life enthusiasts. A feast for the eyes with its displays of freshly caught flowers, fruits, vegetables and seafood, the Olivar Market is an authentic local experience to mingle with the locals.
The island of Menorca attracts a more laid-back visitor, and modern hotels are within easy reach of the two main cities: the capital Maó, with the deepest bay in the Mediterranean, and the charming port of Ciutadella.
If you’re looking for white sandy beaches to anchor on or for water sports, visit one of the beaches in the south, including Macarella and Son Bou. Then there are Mitjana, Turqueta, Binidali, Son Saura and Trebaluger. And if you are looking for a place with more action on land, there is Cala Galdana or Punta Prima.
The most beautiful beaches on the north coast are only accessible by boat rental. They are located below the rocky outcrops of dark shale or clay-coloured clay, and the coarse sand is golden or reddish-brown. The sea changes colour from dark blue to lively blue to light green. The seabed is rocky and perfect for snorkeling due to its wide variety of fish and cormorants. The northern beaches include: Cala Morell and Arenal den Castell, and for a remote corner ask your captain to take you to Cala Tortuga, Cala Pilar, Cavalleria or Pregonda.
Menorca’s coastline abounds in pretty coves with turquoise water and white sandy beaches. The landscape consists of hills and low forests, and fragrant plains and shrubs. The villages scattered along the coast offer restaurants with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is uniquely Menorcan, and delicious local cuisine.
Known all over the world for its festivals, fiestas, beautiful coasts and beaches, Ibiza is completely unique and still known to locals as “Eivissa”.
The capital city of Ibiza is packed with legendary discos, bars and restaurants – a magnet for tourists from all over the world – but there are also many historical attractions that satisfy visitors seeking a cultural insight. The north coast of the island retains its bohemian character for which Ibiza was originally famous.
Visitors to Ibiza will be dazzled by the culinary choice – from beach cafes and bars to large tables that can rival Paris or London, all with an authentic atmosphere.