Mallorca, the largest island in the Balearics, is known for its sheltered coves, limestone mountains, and Roman and Moorish remains. Take some time to explore the historic city of Palma. Wide international connections make it easy to join your yacht in Palma, but don’t pass up the opportunity to explore this historic city before you do. Palma’s 121-meter cathedral makes a striking sight on the skyline and is an even more impressive closeup. Enjoy a dessert at Can Joan de S Aigo, the oldest ice cream parlor in Palma established in 1700. If you are looking for original Spanish paella, make a reservation at Celler Sa Sinia, situated in the picturesque fishing town of Porto Colom.
An uninhabited islet, Cabrera offers untouched beauty. Access is limited, with permits to visit required and just one anchorage, so don’t expect to see many other visitors. The islet is home to a national park, complete with a 14th-century castle, and guests can see many rare species including seabirds and dolphins. Enjoy these stunning settings with an alfresco dinner back on board the yacht before departing for the next anchorage.
Formentera is the smallest Balearic and, like Cabrera, has a reputation for incredible and untouched beauty. Sweeping pristine white sand beaches, authentic restaurants, and relaxed nature make it the perfect destination for a day trip. Sample some freshly caught seafood in local restaurants before heading back to the yacht for a night onboard. Take a rejuvenating mud bath in the hot spring on the adjacent island of Espalmador. Despite being privately owned by a wealthy Barcelona family, anyone can visit this tiny yet magnificent islet.
As the party capital of the Mediterranean, Ibiza – known as the White Island thanks to its distinctive whitewashed buildings – needs no introduction and offers an array of all-night nightlife, world-class DJs, and music. For the non-club-goers Ibiza offers plenty to do, with incredible archaeology, hidden caves, temples, and more. With a rich history, Ibiza is a fascinating island that warrants an extended trip in its own right. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town and enjoy a drink at Mambo, offering one of the best spots on the island to watch the sunset. An event not to be missed is the Space closing Party at the beginning of October; named “Best Global Club” four times, the huge club hosts some of the biggest names in the business and is famous for its closing event.
After a big night in Ibiza, time for some relaxation at Cala Portinatx. A calm harbour is bordered by yet more stunning beaches, lined with pine forests. The perfect setting for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing while sipping cool drinks.
Puerto Portals has built a reputation as a sought-after luxury destination, offering fine waterfront dining, busy streets, shops, and more. Enjoy an impeccable evening at one of Mallorca’s finest restaurants, Tristán Mar, with views across the marina and down to your yacht.
Enjoy a short cruise back to Palma before the end of your charter yacht holiday, departing the yacht for either more time in beautiful Palma city or a quick connection to the city’s airport. A drive up to Valldemossa, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, situated in the hills of the Tramuntana range, is certainly worth it. Make sure to visit the old Carthusian monastery, a source of inspiration for the Polish composer Chopin. For a gourmet dinner with a view, make a reservation at El Olivo in the village of Deia, which is situated t in a 16th-century olive press.