The Balearic Islands
Our itinerary around the Balearic islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza will take you off the beaten track and give you a sample of Spanish island life all from the comfort of your own private yacht. Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca are the largest of the Balearic Islands and particularly popular with those who are looking to charter a luxury yacht in the Balearic Islands.
Most Balearic charters will start and finish in Palma, the capital of Mallorca. This is where most of the international flights come in, and where the best facilities for superyachts in the Mediterranean can be found.
Palma is a relatively undiscovered gem, mostly bypassed by mass-tourism as the package-holiday buses head straight for the beaches and resorts. Palma is the perfect destination to start and finish your Mallorca luxury family holiday and deserves at least a day of your time – the old town around the cathedral is wonderful, the Passeig de Born is home to some chic boutiques, and the area around the Placa Llotja is a delightful blend of bars, cafes, and historical buildings.
From there we will head south-west to the island of Ibiza, but please don’t fall for the perception that Ibiza is a destination for drug-fuelled teenagers, the island is a wonderful haven for those who enjoy the classier things in life. As a result, there are some excellent bars and restaurants in the town, particularly the Dalt Vila area up on the hill.
Find yourself a table with a view, and spend some time people-watching. If you’re feeling energetic, some of the best bars and nightclubs in the Balearics can be found on the island. Pacha and Lios both put on big cabaret shows which are popular with yacht guests. Head north-east along Ibiza’s north coast, stopping from time to time to swim in some of the beautiful coves along this stretch. This is the Ibiza few visitors ever get to see, and it is as beautiful as anything you will find in the Mediterranean. Take lunch at anchor in one of these unspoiled coves, and then turn north-east for Mallorca.
Here the mountains plunge almost vertically into the sea, and there are few beaches or harbours. Port de Soller, halfway along the north coast, makes a convenient and picturesque stopping-off point. If you felt so inclined, you could grab a taxi and take a quick trip up to Deia, a beautiful hilltop village that was once home to Robert Graves. Continuing north-east along the coast takes you past Sa Colabra and Cala San Vincent, and eventually around Cap de Formentor.
Explore The Boat
The yacht has been finished with luxury in mind, allowing guests to leave their stress and worry on the shore.