Ideal for Summer Season
This collection of islands off the eastern coast of Spain has long been considered one of the most idyllic spots in the Western Mediterranean, and a haven for luxury yachting. Between the pristine, tranquil island of Formentera and the international party hub of Ibiza, these gorgeous isles offer something for every mood, whether you want to swim, dive and relax on beautiful beaches, or party from dusk ‘til dawn, the Balearics are a yacht charter paradise.
- Day 1
Ciutadella, MenorcaDistance: 40 nm*
Embark on your Balearics luxury yacht charter in Port Vendres, France and cruise to Ciudadela, Menorca.
Menorca, the ‘jewel of the Balearics’ has retained much of its virgin landscape and traditional Spanish heritage and is more suited to laid-back, nature-loving trips. Menorca is blessed with a stunningly beautiful coastline boasting more beaches than all the other Balearic Islands put together, and is consequently a veritable Eden for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. Menorca is most famous for its enticing coastal charms, but it is also home to several other diverse natural habitats. All of these ecosystems harbour rich collections of flora and fauna, including a number that are specific to the island.
In Ciutadella, peer into 19th-century buildings carved from magnificent rose-coloured sandstone. In the morning, visit the Pastisseria des Centre, which has sold flaky Balearic powdered sugar pastries called "ensaïmadas" since 1881. Try the homemade almond ice cream at Sa Gelateria de Menorca, and visit one of the ubiquitous sandal shops.
- Day 2
Mahon, MenorcaDistance: 110 nm*
On this day you and your guests will be cruising to Mahon on the Eastern part of Menorca.
Mahon is the capital of the island, and no charter will be complete without visiting this idyllic hotspot. Wander the streets and admire the Art Nouveau architecture around the cathedral and the magnificent views of the coast. The enormous port has drawn visitors and traders in for centuries. As a result, Mahon feels more open to the world than Ciutadella.
Historically, Menorca is one of the richest islands in the Mediterranean and is often referred to as an ‘open-air museum’. It is permeated with archaic ruins, old fortresses and ancient churches, all of which mark various periods in the island’s tumultuous history.
- Day 3
Andraitx, MallorcaDistance: 20 nm*
From Mahon, you will cruise overnight towards Andraitx, Mallorca.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is loved for its sublime weather and beautiful beaches, boasting more than 200 to choose from. While the dramatic coastline of the island presents a myriad of spots to relax and unwind, the mountains offer an altogether different holiday experience. There you will discover picturesque hilltop villages amid lush landscapes; villages such as Valldemossa, Deia and Soller are outstanding settings and have lots of character and charm.
The island is perfect for leisure activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing, as well as golfing, horseback riding and go-carting. When you arrive you will certainly be eager to try some of the island's traditional delicacies. Restaurant Can Pep is located right by the marina in Avenida Mateo Bosch and offers a luxurious dining experience. There are also many cafes where you can try the local blends before you visit the nearby fish markets. Take the time to barter with the local fishermen for the evening's supper.
- Day 4
Palma, MallorcaDistance: 75 nm*
On the fourth day of your luxury yacht charter, you and your guests will visit the capital of Mallorca, Palma.
Palma is Mallorca’s biggest city and is the cultural and historical capital of the Balearic Islands. Due to its wonderful array of buildings, bustling nightlife, and popular beach resorts, the town attracts a growing number of visitors every year. For a truly memorable day, we recommend that you begin by visiting Puerobeach or Anima beach club. With a lovely harbour, beautiful skyline, interesting museums and bustling street markets, the town is easy to tour on foot.
Palma has a very special ambience and the main sights are all grouped at the heart of the city. The great Gothic cathedral, La Seu, and l’Almudaina Palace stand opposite each other and are the main tourist attractions. Also nearby is Banys Arabs, the 10th-century Arab baths with huge columns, intricate architecture, and lovely gardens. After a day of exploring the tourist hot spots, be sure to reserve a table at Marc Fosh or Adrian Quetglas where you can end your day by indulging in style.
- Day 5
Formentera IslandDistance: 10 nm*
From Palma, take an evening cruise to the island of Formentera.
Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic Islands and is located just off the coast of Ibiza. It is often referred to as the ‘last paradise of the Mediterranean’ due to its lack of urban development and limited number of luxury resorts. We highly recommend Beso Beach or Juan and Andrea if you want to begin your adventure through Formentera in style.
Visitors to the island are attracted to its breathtaking natural beauty and laid back, easy-going atmosphere - a complete contrast to the crowds and commercialism of the neighbouring isles. Formentera is dominated by stunning beaches of pure white sand that lead down to the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Many beaches are deserted and it is possible to spend a whole day lazing about without ever laying eyes on another soul.
Formentera is an excellent dive location, partly because infrastructure development has been kept to a minimum to lower levels of pollution, but also because the island is blessed with exquisite reefs, aquatic life, clear waters and underwater caves.
- Day 6 & 7
Discover IbizaDistance: 65 nm*
On this day you will arrive at the famous party capital, Ibiza.
Following yesterday's serene and relaxing time in Formentera, today you will begin your two-day adventure through Ibiza. The island's beautiful coastline is primarily what attracts most visitors, and with over 80 beaches to choose from it’s not difficult to find somewhere to anchor and catch some sun.
There is also a fabulous variety of beach clubs at your disposal; for a sumptuous and regal experience, we recommend that you visit Cotton or Tanit beach club. However, if you're looking for a more deluxe party scene, why not see what Nassau Beach Club has to offer. You can choose to dine on board your motor yacht, but if you want to sample the flavours of the island be sure to reserve a table at Aubergine or Sublimotion.
In these two days, you will be able to visit popular landmarks such as the old town, the underground caverns, or even Es Vedra, which you can reach via your yacht. But, also be sure to find the time for some well deserved R&R by taking part in some beachfront yoga classes or by visiting one of the many spas Ibiza has on offer.
- Day 8
Dragonera IslandDistance: 190 nm*
On your eighth day, you will breakfast onboard your superyacht as you cruise from Ibiza to Dragonera Island.
Dragonera was proclaimed a Natural Park on January 26, 1995. It became a model of the defence of nature in Majorca after 20 years of claims and fight against overdevelopment carried out by ecologist groups led by GOB.
Throughout history, there have been many flourishing settlements in Dragonera. Its resources and secluded location made it a prime anchorage for the Saracen Pirates, once upon a time. Perhaps there is still some treasure waiting for you to discover it.
The island is 2,88 hectares big and it is 3700 metres long with plenty of cosy beaches t unwind in. Vistors often hike up to the highest point, Far Vell hill (353 m), where they get awe-inspiring views of the nature reserve. On the west coast, there are spectacular cliffs that can be up to 300m high. The eastern part goes down smoothly towards coves and Cala Lledó port, where information on Sa Dragonera is displayed in the visitor's centre.
The island is full of wildlife and is home to some rare species of birds and lizards. Rest assured, it is completely safe to wander the heavily forested island and is certainly a worthwhile trip.
- Day 9
Disembark in Port Vendres
Today will be the final day of your luxury yacht charter adventure through the Balearic Islands.
The cruise to Port Vendres will take about half a day, so you will have plenty of time to reflect on the experiences you have had this past week. Be sure to spend a few hours in the morning playing on your yachts water toys before you make way to your final destination.
After a day of lounging about in the sun, you will arrive in Port Vendres where you will sadly bring an end to your time in this idyllic Mediterranea spot. However, you will have the memories you have created to last a lifetime, or at least until your next charter vacation.
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*All distances are approximate