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The Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago in the western Mediterranean, south of Spain, just off the Eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Those on a Balearic Islands yacht charter will have five islands of note to explore during their charter – Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Cabrera. Majorca is the largest of the islands, with more than 300 miles of coastline and stunning beaches. Also popular is the city of Palma de Mallorca, a Mecca for super yachts. Menorca is the second largest island of the archipelago and boasts some historical sites like the 15th century Museu de Minorca is one such attraction that should not be missed. Ibiza, the party island of the archipelago, famous for its legendary international nightclubs, also boasts some wonderful beaches and is a lively destination for those on a Balearic yacht charter who like to party. After having listened to the advice of our experienced captains and yacht crews, Royal Yacht Brokers has put together a Balearic yacht charter itinerary that takes into account these destinations. This itinerary is only a suggested route, and if you have favourite areas you would like to visit on your charter please ask your dedicated Royal Yacht charter broker.

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Day 1

IBIZA

Ibiza may be known for being a party island, but there is much more to Ibiza than nightclubs and mass tourism. The island offers the yacht charterer natural beauty, quiet coves, and plenty of interesting cultural activities. In fact, large portions of the island such as “God’s Finger” in the Benirràs Bay, are registered as U.N. World Heritage Sites, and thus protected from development.

Day 2

Formentera

Formentera is arguably the best spot of all for a sailing vacation, if getting away from it all is what you’re after. The island still boasts of pine forests, white sands, clear waters and dramatic cliffs of its fellow Balearic islands, but it’s remarkably more serene: there are very few high rise hotels, many of quiet beaches and you can spend an afternoon exploring deserted coves, once used by pirates.

Day 3

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is situated in a beautiful sheltered cove in the south west of Majorca and has been a major holiday destination for the past 40 years. Popular with the British, Santa Ponsa lacks the high rises of the resorts on the east coast, but the area is still very built up, with villas littering the surrounding hilly countryside, and more developments on the way. The beach is the main draw here – a wide & long beach of silky soft white sand with beautiful blue seas.

Day 4

Dragonera

The tiny Island of Sa Dragonera lies just off the western most point of Mallorca. The Island is a continuation of the Tramantuna mountain range that dominates the west coast of Mallorca and while no people live on Sa Dragonera it is home to a vast number of lizards and birds.

Day 5

Port of Soller

Port of Soller is a wonderful little village situated in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful horseshoe harbours. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, this town has the best of both worlds – magnificent mountain scenery and a sea view to boot.

Day 6

PORT DE POLLENÇA

There’s an unwritten rule that whenever mountains meet sea, the resulting landscape is always very beautiful. Nowhere is this truer than for the small town of Port de Pollenca. At the very northern tip of Majorca, the small fishing village Port de Pollenca is known for its peaceful atmosphere and for the sandy beaches bordered by the seawalk. In the evening Yacht Charter tourists and locals can be found wondering on their paseo or stroll, a tradition kept for decades.

Day 7

S’ALBUFERA DES GRAU NATURAL PARK

S’Albufera des Grau was declared a Natural Park by after years of local social efforts to protect the area. In 2003 the Park’s limits were expanded to cover a total surface area of 5,006.7 hectares, between its waters and its land, and the five islets were declared Nature Reserves (Addaia islands, s’Estany, Bassa de Morella, es Prat and the Illa d’en Colom) in an effort to conserve particularly sensitive places of vast natural and ecological interest.

Day 8

Mahon

There’s an unwritten rule that whenever mountains meet sea, the resulting landscape is always very beautiful. Nowhere is this truer than for the small town of Port de Pollenca. At the very northern tip of Majorca, the small fishing village Port de Pollenca is known for its peaceful atmosphere and for the sandy beaches bordered by the seawalk. In the evening Yacht Charter tourists and locals can be found wondering on their paseo or stroll, a tradition kept for decades.

Day 9

Porto Cristo

Porto Cristo is a working fishing village on Majorca’s east coast. There’s an unhurried vibe here, with lazy days spent on the beach and relaxed evenings enjoying a plate of paella at the waterfront restaurants. And you don’t even have to move far to see one of the island’s top attractions – the Caves of Drach are literally on your doorstep