Throughout the year, the Balearics are a popular choice for superyachts and visitors from around the world. Home to the ever-iconic island of Ibiza and the chilled vibes of Formentera, these islands each serve up their own unique atmosphere with no two being the same.
During the summer, the long, hot days and soft warm nights make the Balearics ideal for watersports, luxury dining and exploring hidden coves – marrying the best of the Mediterranean climate with breathtaking scenery and culture.
Ready to explore the beautiful Balearics? Here are some of the best places to check out on your yacht charter, taking in the best that the islands have to offer.
Located in southwest Mallorca, Andratx is found at the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains. This beautiful upmarket hillside town is home to orange groves, olive trees and fragrant pines that fill the air with an intoxicating fragrance throughout the year. Both San Elm Beach and Puerto Andraitx are popular hotspots, filled with luxury boutiques, upscale restaurants and cosmopolitan bars. The beautiful harbour is home to local fishing boats, which happily sit next to superyachts and sailing yachts that stop by to explore the beauty of the region. The long lazy days of summer are well spent in this stunning Mediterranean town, with Palma just 26km away and plenty of history and culture to be enjoyed.
Cala Morell, Menorca
Cala Morell is easily among the most beautiful natural harbours in the Mediterranean, surrounded by whitewashed houses, rock outcrops and towering cliffs. Popular with those looking to make the most of the clear blue waters, snorkelling, swimming and diving are all top activities here. Prehistoric caves, stunning pine forests and outstanding beauty make this small yet culture-filled enclave a must-visit for those looking to retreat away from the crowds. An area of stunning contrasts, drop anchor and spend the night in an exclusive villa or watch the sunset over the ocean while enjoying a glass of wine and local cuisine.
Found just south of Ibiza, Formentera couldn’t be more different to its big sister if it tried. A tiny island with a genuinely laidback Mediterranean vibe, it’s a place to kick back, relax and just be. Glittering crystalline waters gently lap at the many white-sand beaches, providing the perfect settings for an alfresco picnic or a spot of swimming away from the crowds. With plenty of local restaurants, bars and cafes to be found, the best time to make your way on land is in the late afternoon once the daytrippers from Ibiza have left. Being such a small island, most of the activities here revolve around the ocean. If you’ve been partying the night away in Ibiza and are looking for an idyllic sanctuary to rest and recuperate, Formentera is the perfect place.
Famous for being the party island of Europe, Ibiza is home to the cream of the world’s DJ’s and celebs throughout the summer. More than 7 million tourists descend on the island each year, ready to soak up iconic sunsets, sangria and superclubs. But there’s more to this gem in the Med than first meets the eye. Step away from the bright lights and loud music of the main town and make your way to the northern tip to discover the beating heart of Ibiza in Portinatx. Three stunning beaches fringed by turquoise waters, rural dwellings and rustic towns reveal the true spirit of the island. Dig into fresh seafood and mountains of paella in one of the small local restaurants and watch the sunset over the ocean to the sound of the guitar.
Isla es Vedra
Nestled at the southwestern tip of Ibiza, Isla es Vedra is a small rocky islet surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and shallow seas – but venturing onto the island is prohibited. The best way to learn more about its secrets is to drop anchor right next to it and spend the afternoon swimming and snorkelling around its towering rock faces. Nearby coves on the mainland provide ample protection from wind, creating beautifully calm waters made for swimming, watersports and staying overnight. It’s also one of the most popular places to watch the sunset over the Med, perfect for those must-have Instagram shots.
With rich culture, plenty of entertainment and an enviable restaurant scene, Palma is home to some of the best shopping, dining and activities in the Med. The main shopping district of Calle Sant Miquel is where you’ll find the best shopping opportunities. A myriad of side streets play home to designer boutiques, stores and independent shops. Much like Ibiza, the nightlife in Palma is electric. However, most bars and clubs don’t get into the swing of things until after midnight, so why not make the most of the upmarket wine bars and cocktail lounges until then. The beachside promenade has plenty to enjoy come day or night, providing direct access to the main beach and plenty of local museums, beachside bars and stylish clubs. If you’re heading to Andratx, Palma makes for a fantastic stop along the way.
Framed by mountains and home to pine-fringed beaches, a variety of eateries and bars and retaining much of the island’s authentic rustic charms, Pollensa combines times gone by with modern-day luxury while holding onto the very core of its beauty – its charming Mediterranean way of life. Enchanting hillside streets, clifftop vantage points and plenty of historical points of interest ensure there are plenty of activities to enjoy. In the evening, the port bursts into life with local bars, restaurants and lounges catering to families and couples looking to sample local delicacies and fine wines. Watersports, golf and lazy days on the beach all take top spot here, perfect for making the most of the long summer days.
Discover The Best of the Balearics
Whether you’re looking to charter a superyacht for the week in the Mediterranean, spend the summer island-hopping around the Balearics, or enjoy some time in Ibiza, nowhere does luxury quite like Ahoy Club. With some of the best superyachts in the Med, kitted out with all of the latest technology, water toys and amenities – along with only the finest levels of service from the moment you step on-board – discover the difference that Ahoy club makes.
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