words Alexa Wang
A yacht charter through the magnificent Balearic Islands will set anyone’s heart racing this spring. Escape the winter blues and set out on a journey of a lifetime to one of the most alluring superyacht destinations in complete luxury, comfort and privacy.
Consisting of the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera, this famous Spanish archipelago has inspired artists and creatives for centuries. Home to stretches of stunning coastline filled with pristine beaches, seaside towns and historical sites, see first-hand why the Balearic Islands have become a leading yacht hub. From Ibiza’s thriving nightlife to Mallorca’s fascinating culture to the divine beauty of Menorca, each of the islands offers visitors a slice of the sophisticated Mediterranean lifestyle.
Enjoy the nightlife of Ibiza
Ibiza, the White Isle of the Mediterranean, has firmly cemented its reputation as the summer party capital of Europe. While the island does have much more to offer next to its amazing clubs and bars, for those looking to indulge in a bustling, thriving and vibrant nightlife, then a visit to this island is a must. With plenty of stunning anchorages located around the island, visitors can choose and pick which of the legendary clubs and bars they wish to frequent. The buzzing port of San Antonio is an ideal place to begin as it is home to the ever-popular beach clubs of Kumharas, Sunset Ashram and Cafe del Mar. For those looking to dance until the sun comes up, then Es Paradís is an excellent choice. Drop anchor by Cala Gracioneta and enjoy dinner and drinks at El Chiringuito, a small but cosy authentic restaurant, before dancing the night away at Es Paradís. The world-famous beach club Nikki Beach Ibiza near Playa S’argamassa offers visitors plenty of space to eat, drink, relax and dance by the stunning Mediterranean sea as well.
Embark into a journey into the past on Mallorca
The largest island in all of Spain, Mallorca has been inhabited since 7000 BC due to its significant geographical location. The perfect island to soak up some famous Spanish history and culture, the island’s picturesque beauty has also been a source of inspiration for creatives from Joan Miró to Robert Graves. Home to the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma, visitors will learn all about the island’s fascinating past while strolling through its beautiful streets. The impressive La Seu cathedral is one of Mallorca’s most important heritage sites and was built on the site of a former mosque. The spectacular l’Almudaina Palace is a crucial example of the city’s beautiful gothic architecture, while the Old Town features peaceful courtyards, Baroque architecture and pretty Renaissance squares.
Escape to nature on Menorca
Menorca may be overlooked compared to its larger sister islands, but it is home to some of the most dazzling beaches and landscapes. Boasting more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined, it’s the ideal destination to visit after a few days of partying and exploration, where visitors can retreat into the idyllic peace and tranquillity of the island. With a large part of the island protected under its UNESCO listing, its coastline also remains vastly untouched and unspoiled by mass tourism. For visitors looking to relax in seclusion, the hidden double cove of Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta makes for the perfect anchorage spot. The island is also home to the second-largest natural harbour in the world, where visitors will undoubtedly enjoy the magical views as they cruise into the capital city of Mahon.