Sailing vacation & Yacht charter in the Balearic Islands
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The Balearic Islands are one of the most popular charter regions of the Mediterranean. Despite the bustling tourism, the Balearic Islands is a fantastic sailing region with many bays and anchorages away from the hustle and bustle.
However, the Balearic Islands are also well known worldwide as the prime party destination in Europe.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea off the Iberian Peninsula, The Balearic Isalands are often only accessible from their seaside bays (Calas). Small sandy bays with pristine waters await you in these secluded private pieces of paradise.
Mallorca is s perfect getway, combining a little of everything, from secluded coves, picturesque bays, spectacular Sierra de Tramuntana mountain scenery, traditional villages scattered across the countryside and amazing landscapes.
For many years, we have been sailing in the beautiful and stunning Balearic Islands around Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza. Our many repeat customers and sailing enthusiasts confirm this as one of the best spots to charter a yacht.
The best way to discover the Balearic Islands is by sailboat, catamaran or on board a luxury crewed yacht. Enjoy magnificent sailing surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the turquoise sea. Explore the Balearic Islands with the tailor-made yacht charter of your dreams.
Our hand selected portfolio offers the best charter yachts in the Balearic Islands. Whether you prefer to charter a monohull or catamaran bareboat, skippered or fully crewed luxury charter yacht, traditional Gulet or modern Motor yacht we give you the opportunity to discover islands, bays, deserted shores and beaches, in a way that land-based vacations never can. The Balearic Islands offer the best sailing conditions in their various sailing destinations for all levels of skippers.
No doubt about it, there is something for everyone in the Balearic Islands. Whether you prefer great sailing only, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and chilling or you like a combination to discover the land; visiting towns, harbors and picturesque villages, or the island’s nature parks and archaeological ruins during your sailing holidays, you are sure to have the perfect experience. Winery hopping, fine dining, and clubbing at exclusive local nightspots should not be missed in your sailing holiday itineraries.
The Balearic Islands are a sailing destination full of opposites. Discover this wonderful sailing adventure beyond mass tourism. Along the coast, you will find bays, fishing villages, and luxurious marinas that offer all the infrastructure you will need for your sailing trip. Wine aficionados should head to the centre of Mallorca where there are many wineries producing a range of stunning local vines. The Majorcan wine is something very special.
The Balearic Islands offer a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The best sailing time is from May to September. A super sail wind blows mostly from the north. It can only be uncomfortable if the Scirocco tiled from the south, or the Tramontana from the north.
The island group is located in the western Mediterranean and belongs autonomously to Spain. Beside the inhabited islands, there are over 146 other uninhabited islands. The island groups are divided into the Gimnesias, which include Mallorca, Menorca, and Cabrera. Ibiza and Formentera belong to the island group Pitiusas. Each of these islands has its own charm, character, and ambience. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The Majorcan south coast offers numerous protected bays and ports. In the north and west of Majorca, there are the mountain ranges Serra Tramuntana and Serra de Llevant. The north coast descends steeply to the sea. The south and east are characterized by the plains ‘Migjorn’ and ‘Es Pla.’ The island of Ibiza has smaller mountains, Menorca has only smaller hills, and Formentera is almost a flatland. Everywhere, there are picturesque bays, fantastic sandy beaches, small fishing villages and trendy towns.
Mallorca: Mallorca is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, with a long and fascinating history.
The highlights of the island include at East coast Cala d’Or and the tranquil former fishing village of Porto Colom. In the southwest Santa Ponsa, the luxury marina of Puerto Portals, Andratx town and port. The north offers Cap Formentor breathtaking views, the attractive town and port of Pollensa and Alcúdia’s Roman remains.
The magnificent Serra de Tramuntana mountain area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. This stunning mountain area stretches from Andratx in the southwest to the Cap de Formentor in the far north of the island, it is almost 90km long. Valldemossa, Deia,Soller and Fornalutx are beautiful cultural and historical villages in the Tramuntana mountains. Valldemossa is just 20 minutes away from Palma.
Palma de Mallorca is the pearl of the Mediterranean and is today more beautiful than ever, with its Mediterranean flair combining a lively cosmopolitan city and a spectacular seafront location. Palma has developed into one of Spain’s most beguiling small cities. Fronted by the the magnificent cathedral La Seu – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina , the beautiful palm lined waterfront promenade, Paseo Maritimo runs parallel to Palma’s seafront. The interesting harbour where Mega yachts and yachts from all over the world drop their anchor, fashionable bars, people watching cafe terraces, scenic squares and international shopping boutiques adorn the seafront, along with excellent restaurants where you can find the most amazing cuisine, as well as a vibrant nightlife in popular nightclubs. Mallorca offers a great selection of bars and clubs for those who like to party. Mallorca host also a variety of famous festivals and events.
Palma’s picturesque Old Town ‘El Casco Antiguo’ with its the medieval streets is a ‘must see’ highlight. The majority of Palma’s tourist attractions are located here, such as the majestic ‘La Seu’ Cathedral, the Royal Palace of Almudaina and Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum.
Be sure to include the 14th century hilltop Bellver Castle, one of Palma’s most important museums, representing Catalan Gothic architecture at its finest on your sightseeing list. Enjoy the stunning and incredible panoramic view overlooking the Paseo Maritimo and La Lonja.
Palma boasts an extensive cultural scene including top quality museums and art galleries, traditional local festivals and live music concerts.
Palmas vibrant city centre of Borne is known as the ‘golden mile’. The narrow alleys around the Plaza Mayor are lined with small local boutiques and shops, while Palma’s high street Jaime III, offers the elegant labels of the fashion world.
Palma includes the historic area of Casco Antiguo, the popular tourist zone La Lonja, the trendy bohemian destirct of Santa Catalina, the lively sea front strip along Paseo Marítimo, the attractive old fishing village of Portixol and the Beach Playa de Palma. Don’t forget Son Vida, known as the Beverly Hills of Mallorca with an exclusive hillside golf area.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to typical Spanish bars, excellent food abounds in Mallorca. Seafood predominates, while regional dishes are served throughout the island. Take your time and enjoy the relaxed meditereanean lifstye in one of the many cafés; or a three-course gourmet lunch somewhere special. Sunset is the best time for tapas, with lively bars competing to produce the most inventive and flavoursome combinations.
Enjoy the island lifestyle and don’t miss visiting some of Mallorcas best beach clubs, such as the famous Nikki Beach Club and the coolest Beach Club Puro Beach with its amazing location close to Palma, some other popular beach clubs are Anima Beach close to Portixol or in the southwest of the island Virtual Club, Balneario Illetas, Mood Beach & Restaurant and Bardot at Gran Meliá de Mar hotel.
Ibiza is the ‘White Island’ thanks to its typical architecture. If you desire a lively nightlife and great entertainment on your yacht charter vacation, than Ibiza is the right place to drop your anchor. Ibiza is the party capital of the Balearic Islands synonymous with clubbing, the island that gave Europe the rave. However, this island has so much to offer to sailors, secluded coves, ravishing beaches, amazing landscapes and picturesque fishing villages. The island is also a UNESCO World Heritage destination for its cultural wealth, boasting museums and an amazing archaeological history.
San Antonio is a picturesque harbor offers a bustling sandy beach and palm-lined promenade that snakes all the way from the small Caló des Moro beach to the other side of the bay, San Antonio is also the stepping stone to Ibiza’s famous clubbing scene. San Antonio also offers a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Indian, Mexican, traditional Spanish, Ibizan, Tapas, Grill and Italian – so you really will be spoilt for choice during your stay. Don’t miss visiting Café del Mar, Café Mambo, Savannah or some of our favourite Beach Clubs including Itaca, Ibiza Rocks Bar, Tulp, Linekers, Plastik Bar, and the ludicrously luxurious Ocean Beach Ibiza. San Antonio is also set up to offer a full programme of daytime entertainment. The Bay of San Antonio is perfectly suited to those who want to be a little further away from the buzz of the town. The bay has several quieter beaches offering water sports and beachside restaurants, and one of the best sunset spots. Take your time and hang out in Kumharas beach-side, chill-out restaurant/bar with a unique ambience and decandently Bohemian décor, where the attitude is so laid-back it is almost reclining.
Menorca is a haven of tranquillity – dotted with beautiful isolated beaches and coves, crystal clear waters, fantastic diving sites, colorful fishing villages and picturesque seaside towns. Menorca features more beaches than the other Balearic islands. There are various attractions, including stunning archeological sites and cultural attractions throughout the island. The peaceful, pretty and partly whitewashed medieval sanctuary Mare de Deu del Toro, sits at the top of Toro Mountain and at 365 metres, is the highest point of the islands
The charming seaside towns on Menorca provide a laid-back setting for rest and to explore the mediterranean Island Lifestyle. Menorca is the best option if you want to escape the crowds.
Mahón is Menorca’s compact and picturesque capital city with huge natural harbor. The second biggest natural harbour in the world boasts colourful colonial architecture around the port. A perfect place to drop your anchor, it has an easy-going character and many fine eateries. Mahón has Georgian houses, the church Iglesia de Santa Maria and some amazing ancient sites. Drop your anchor and explore the historic city. The old town is small enough to easily cover on foot, there is plenty to see, do, and to explore.
Mahón has many fine restaurants serving fantastic seafood, balearic and international cuisine with Mediterranean flavours. The islands claim to be the true birth place of mayonnaise and also offer many variations of local cheese.
Xoriguer Gin is a delicious locally made gin, in its distinctive bottle it is one of the island’s most famous exports. A stop at the Xoriguer Gin Distillery in Mahon worth a visit.
Formentera: Tiny Formentera is a chill-out island with an exclusive atmosphere. A true mecca for nature-lovers with a rich vegetation of pines and palms, white beaches like no where else in the world, secluded coves and picturesque bays. The island has been the real hippy sanctuary of the Balearics since the 60s.