Balearic Islands Yacht Charter
Ibiza Yacht Charter
A must on any Balearic Yacht charter itinerary, Ibiza is the perfect fusion of wild natural beauty, vibrant local culture and an energetic nightlife. The island’s hedonistic reputation makes it a holiday destination that never sleeps and the upscale boutiques and restaurants contribute to the glamourous reputation. Yet the more time you spend cruising Ibiza as your yacht Captain drops anchor in hidden coves along its rugged coastline, the more chance you’ll discover a more traditional pace of life among inland villages overflowing with distinctive character. Watching the sunset from the aft-deck at Cala Benirrás or sampling authentic cuisine at La Paloma restaurant, nestled at the heart of the island in San Lorenzo village, brings out the romantic side of the island, while white sandy beaches such as Cala Llonga, with its calm shallow waters perfect for snorkelling, make Ibiza an equally memorable sailing destination for families. While the clubbing season starts in late May and September’s closing parties herald the end of another summer season, the mild climate of the Balearic’s allow for favourable superyacht charter conditions that start as early as April.
Formentera Yacht Charter
The pace of life on Formentera may seem a notch or two quieter compared to neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca but that makes the smallest of the four main Balearic Islands all the more enticing to discover on a motor and sailing yacht charter. A real destination for artists in the 1960s, Formentera has retained a fashionable, bohemian vibe and laid back way of life. This is the destination to refresh with some yoga on deck or to become familiar with the toys and tenders on board. For many, Formentera is Playa de Ses Illetes, a slice of the Caribbean in the Mediterranean where a chic crowd enjoys a barefoot and carefree lunch at one of the beach clubs, the most celebrated of all being Juan y Andrea.
Mallorca Yacht Charter
Mallorca is the largest of all the Balearic Islands and its vibrant capital of Palma is the primary departure port for yacht charters in the Balearic Islands. As you explore the enchanting streets of Palma’s old town, full of chic boutiques, hidden passages and atmospheric restaurants, and admire the awe-inspiring Gothic architecture of La Seu, the majestic cathedral, your appetite will be whet for an incredible crewed yacht charter vacation. Make sure to include time in your cruising itinerary to explore the rest of the island, however. Situated in a sheltered cove and surrounded by the dramatic Tramuntana mountains, the charming fishing village of Puerto Soller is a slice of the Italian Riviera in the Balearics, while the north-east corner of the island still retains a charm from yesteryear. Locals swear by the fresh fish at the beach bar on Cala Torta beach.
Menorca Yacht Charter
A pioneer in sustainable tourism, don’t expect to find the clubs of Ibiza and the crowds of Mallorca as your superyacht drops anchor in one of the Menorca’s secluded calas and you dive into a translucent, turquoise sea. Mallorca’s smaller neighbour, Mallorca is how many imagine yachting paradise to be: a destination overflowing with gently swaying pine trees and spectacular beaches, such as Cala Macarelleta. Its famous caldereta langosa, lobster stew, is destined to be a highlight of your yacht charter vacation!