Off the coast of eastern Spain is the Balearic Islands’ archipelago with its warm Mediterranean weather, sandy beaches and dramatic coastline. World-famous for its lively nightlife and exclusive clubs, it’s also perfect for water sports fans, nature lovers and those who want to relax on the beach in peace and quiet. Start planning your luxury voyage today…Read more
The Balearic Islands have been made world famous by the “White Isle” of Ibiza’s hedonist summer of prestigious DJs at premium night clubs, attracting party lovers and celebrities galore. But there is much more to this archipelago than dance beats and cocktails.
The Balearic Island chain of Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza and Formentera sit in the western Mediterranean. They have a rich history stretching back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Phoenicia, with traces of human habitation going back nearly 8,000 years. If you want to get away from the main crowds, there are many smaller islets to hop between, with the stand-out national park on uninhabited Cabrera.
Watch the sunset over the bay from the high point at Es Verda near Cala d’Hort, Ibiza, enjoy old Spain in the historic Port d’Alcudia, Majorca, or relax on Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, in the spring and fall. If you love wine, you can tour the vineyards where grapes have been harvested since Roman times. Keep a look out for the native tipples of Manto Negro and Callet.
If you want to explore the landscape, there are over 300 beaches across the four islands. Head to Majorca, which has mysterious caves throughout the region, including the famous “Dragon Caves” with its underground lake. Cabrera’s Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park is home to many species of seabirds and you can spot dolphins and whales around the isle.
Dream Yacht Charter in the Balearics: Our base is in Palma Port Olympique de Calanova, Palma de Mallorca, and our friendly team will look after you, giving local tips and advice. Choose from all-inclusive Balearics cabin cruises or, for bareboat charters, take a look at our fleet. If you need help planning your charter, check out our Inspirational Itineraries section or get in touch with our team to find out more.
The time difference in the Balearics is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +1 hours. Locals take a siesta between 1pm and 5:30pm, though many shops and restaurants in the main tourist areas stay open all day.
A passport issued within the past 10 years and valid for three months beyond your planned length of stay is required for US citizens. Most US travelers staying less than 90 days aren’t required to obtain a visa, but check with your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate.
You may be asked to present documentation related to the purpose of your trip, your return flight, yacht reservation and proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay upon your entry into Spain. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Taxis in Palma include Taxi Palma Radio (+34 971 40 00 04) and Taxi Teléfono (+34 971 74 40 50). Book ahead for a taxi, especially in high season, and remember that children under 12 will need car seats.