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The Balearics yacht charter holidays are perfect for both families with friends, or couples looking for entertainment or romantic getaway. There are endless activities to engage in, including the discovery of hidden beaches, small towns and secret hideaways.
East of the Spanish mainland, the four chief Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca – maintain a character distinct from the rest of Spain and from each other. Ibiza is wholly unique, its capital Ibiza Town is loaded with historic interest and a draw for thousands of clubbers and gay visitors, while the north of the island has a distinctly bohemian character. Tiny Formentera has even better beaches than its neighbour and makes up in rustic charm what it lacks in cultural interest. Mallorca, the largest and best-known Balearic, battles with its image as an island of little more than sun, booze and high-rise hotels. In reality, you’ll find all the clichés, most of them crammed into the mega-resorts of the Bay of Palma and the east coast, but there’s lots more besides: mountains, lovely old towns, some beautiful coves, and the Balearics’ one real city, Palma. Mallorca is, in fact, the one island in the group you might come to other than for beaches and nightlife, with scope for plenty of hiking. And finally, to the east, there’s Menorca – more subdued in its clientele, and here, at least, the modern resorts are kept at a safe distance from the two main towns, the capital Maó, which boasts the deepest harbour in the Med, and the charming, pocket-sized port of Ciutadella.
Hotspots: Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Port Mahon, Soller, Grottes du Drach, Es Vedra, Fortaleza de Isabel II, Eivissa, Lithica, Reial Cartoixa (Valldemossa), Cala Comte (Platges de Comte), Torre d’en Galmes, Alcudia, Serra De Tramuntana, Parc Nacional de Cabrera, Cabrera, Cap de Formentor, Cami de Cavalls, Mirador Es Colomer Formentor, Llotja, Cala Macarelleta, Santuari de Sant Salvador (Felanitx), Sa Dragonera, Phare de Favàritx.
Nearby destinations : Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Benidorm, Carthagena, Tarragona), France (Marseille, Toulon, Hyères and îles d’Or), Sardinia (Alghero, Stintino), Corsica if you are interested in a long cruise.
Weather : Average temperatures: 19 ° in May, 23 ° in June, 25 ° in July, 26 ° in August, 25 ° in September and 23 ° in October. The best time of the year for a trip to the Balearic Islands: from the beginning of June to the end of September.
Distances: Palma Mallorca-Ibiza: 64 miles; Ibiza-Formentera: 19 miles; Formentera-Cabrera: 74 miles; Cabrera-Palma From Mallorca: 29 miles; Palma de Mallorca – Alcudia: 27 miles; Alcudia-Mahon: 50 miles; Ibiza-Barcelona: 145 miles; Ibiza-Valencia: 90 miles; Ibiza-Benidorm: 80 miles; Mahon-Alghero:
Summers are hot and dry with temperatures peaking at an average of 26 °C in June to 31 °C in July and August. Majorca tends to be the warmest of the islands peaking at 31.5 °C in August.
7-day private yacht charter itinerary visiting the finest spots of the Balearics.
Embark at Marina Port de Mallorca, depart and cruise to the south east of the island to Es Trenc/ Sa Rapita beach. Enjoy lunch underway and an afternoon of watersports and anchor there for the night.
Cruise down to Camp de Mar to anchor for the afternoon (lunch under-way) before heading into Porto Adriano to moor for the night (berth depending).
Cruise past Isla de Cabrera national park to explore the various Calas of the east coast such as Gat/ Barcas/ Magraner/ Arsenau stopping for lunch and anchoring for the night in one of the Calas before an overnight passage across to Ibiza and Formentera.
Cruise to Isla Dragonera and anchor nearby for lunch before heading on to Soller to anchor for the night before an overnight passage across to Formentera.
Arrive for breakfast and anchor off Illetas beach on Formentera for the day before heading back to moor in Ibiza town for the night (berth dependent).
Depart for Playa d’en Bossa or Formentera for lunch and spend the day there before a sunset cruise around Es Vedra and finally anchoring in Cala Jondal for the night.
Cruise around to west coast of Ibiza to anchor for the morning near Cala Bassa/ Isla Bosque (where there is good diving) for watersports for the day and then continue on to the north coast to Puerto San Miguel to anchor in the bay for the night.
After a morning in San Miguel to explore and perhaps dive, cruise on to Cala Blanca for lunch and finally head on to Cala Xarraca to anchor for the night.
Depart early morning to Isla Tagomago/ Pou des Lleo to anchor for the morning before moving on to Santa Eulalia area to explore for the afternoon. Then you can either anchor in Cala Talamanca near Ibiza Town for the night or moor up in port (berth dependent).
Breakfast on board, either moored or at anchor before departure.
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