Beautiful weather, fantastic food, cobalt blue waters and culture galore – what’s not to love about the Mediterranean? With hundreds of islands and islets spread out across the Med, there’s literally something for everyone – and one of the best ways to explore these gems is on an island-hopping yacht charter.
The Balearics are the perfect place to jump from one island to another, taking in some of the best sights around. Party the night away in Ibiza before soaking up the sun on Menorca. Ready to start planning the ultimate island-hopping vacation? Here are some of the best islands to explore on your Mediterranean yacht charter.
Day 1. Ibiza
What better way to kickstart your Mediterranean island-hopping yacht charter experience than on the most iconic island in the Balearics – Ibiza? Famous for its wild party scene, beautiful beaches and vibrant atmosphere, there’s more to Ibiza than first meets the eye. The San Antonio Strip is where you’ll find all of the mega-clubs. If you want to enjoy the nightlife, you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere quite like the San Antonio Strip. For something a little bit more low key and traditional, the Old Town, the Dalt Vilais home to upscale bars, intimate restaurants, and boutique shops on a small mountain overlooking the ocean.
Day 2. Formentera
Formentera is the smallest island in the Pityusic island group and is perfect for resting and recharging your soul. Largely undisturbed by the tourism sector, it’s a place of rustic charm and beauty, gorgeous beaches lapped by the sparkling waters of the Med and private coves are perfect to escape to. In the past, icons such as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley strolled the boardwalks of Formentera. With no high rise developments, no campsites and unspoiled beauty at every turn, it’s easy to see how it has earned itself the nickname “the Maldives of the Mediterranean.”
Day 3. Isla es Vedra
The small, uninhabited Isla es Vedra is the perfect place to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and escaping the crowds – especially if you’re enjoying a luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean. Nestled in the waters just off Ibiza, Mesozoic limestone, covered in unique flora and fauna, provides the perfect base for exploring the island’s clear sea and private coves. Isla es Vedra is famous for having the best sunsets. The perfect place to drop anchor and stargaze, it’s the last port of call in Ibiza before making your way to Mallorca.
Day 4. Andraitx, Mallorca
Located on the Southwestern tip of Mallorca, Andraitix is the first stop on this stunning Mediterranean island and dubbed by local European’s as Spain’s St.Tropez. It’s home to upscale bars and restaurants, wineries and cocktail bars perfect for foodies. Puerto Portals Marina, Katmandu Park and Cala Mayor Beach are all popular destinations for visitors to the region. Art galleries and museums provide a unique look at the past and present of Port D’ Andraitx, while the beaches keep families entertained with their calm, clear waters, cool ocean breeze and watersports in this exclusive resort town.
Day 5. Puerto Soller, Mallorca
The next stop in Mallorca is Puerto Soller, a stunning horseshoe-shaped bay with turquoise waters, warm sands and panoramic views of the Tramuntana mountains. This picturesque fishing village is home to a well-equipped marina, protected harbour and historic tram, to name a few. The scent of citrus fills the air from local orange and lemon groves while the St Bartholomew Church dominates the skyline in nearby Soller. Relax with a beautiful picnic at a hidden bay before climbing the Tramuntana Mountain trail and taking in the sunset. Before leaving Peurto Soller, why not kayak or paddleboard as the sun rises over the pristine waters of Mallorca?
Day 6. Pollensa, Mallorca
The next stop in Mallorca is at the old Roman town of Pollensa. Blonde stone buildings, rustic architecture, beautiful beaches and restaurants galore await. The bay is home to many colourful wooden fishing boats, surrounded by luxurious superyachts. Easily accessible by yacht and ideal for enjoying the lively nightlife, entertainment, and beautiful beaches of the North, Puerto Pollensa is a fantastic place for families, couples, and groups of friends. Popular for its pasta and pizza restaurants along the beachfront of Port of Pollença, enjoy a bite to eat before making your way to Menorca.
Day 7. Cala Morell, Menorca
Located on the Northern coast of Menorca, Cala Morell is a natural harbour surrounded by pine forests, whitewashed houses and beautiful beaches that take you back to a time before mass tourism. With a more relaxed pace of life, Cala Morell is all about the ocean. Spend the day snorkelling in crystal clear waters surrounded by colourful fish and unique seascapes before sunning yourself on the quiet yet pristine beach. In the evening, there are a handful of places to enjoy tapas, fresh seafood and fruit-infused cocktails while watching the sunset over the Mediterranean.
Day 8. Palma, Mallorca
The final stop on the journey is to the Capital of Mallorca, Palma. Home to the iconic Santa Maria cathedral, Bellver Castle and the Almudaina, its rich history blends seamlessly with popular beaches, modern bars and restaurants and friendly locals. Enjoy exploring the cobbled streets of the old town, stock up on fresh seafood and local delicacies at the bustling Olivar market, and make sure you visit the patio at Café Balaguer to soak up more than 4,000 years of history. Finish your day on the promenade at one on the aft deck with a mouthwatering seafood platter and a glass of sangria.
Choose Your Mediterranean Yacht Charter Itinerary
Ready to explore the best that the Balearics have to offer from the comfort of a luxury yacht charter? At Ahoy Club, we take you on the adventure of a lifetime with 5-star service levels, luxurious yachts and everything you need for an amazing holiday on the ocean.
From Ibiza to Menorca, spend days experiencing local culture and cuisine, making the most of your yachts watertoys and yacht’s array of amenities on offer before falling asleep in the most comfortable beds whilst you sail to your next destination. Want to create your own itinerary? We’re here to take you exactly where you want to go.
Get in touch today or browse our yachts available for charter to inspire your next visit and explore the many options we have available.