Yacht Charter Holidays in the Balearic Islands
The Balearics are often misinterpreted by the countless party towns in Ibiza and the large poolside villas of Mallorca. However, don’t be fooled as this area offers some of the most secluded and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. From the island national park of Cabrera, where anchoring is illegal and fish are plenty, to the white sandy beaches of Formentera, the Balearics offer a diversity seldom found.
Four stunning islands
The four largest islands in the Balearics are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Each island offers a unique experience.
Palma, Mallorca’s capital, is rich in culture and boasts some of the best shopping and dining in the Mediterranean. On the west of the island you’ll find a rocky coastline with a treasure trove of towns and coves perfect for anchoring. You will discover secluded restaurants only accessible by boat such as Sa Foradada or spend the day basking in the crystal-clear water.
Ibiza’s reputation is renowned worldwide. This little island hosts some of the best nightlife and DJ’s around and is easily accessible from your anchorage. However, don’t be put off if you’re looking for a more serene experience as Ibiza offers quiet unspoilt bays and a beautiful sector in the old town.
Crews who are looking for a low key atmosphere with prehistoric sites, wonderful beaches and the forts that conquerors built (then left behind) should head across to Menorca. Its red beaches, caves and cliff jumping offer a great family experience for those wanting a quieter holiday. The smallest Island is Formentera, known as Ibiza’s tranquil little sister and for good reason.
The Island of Mallorca is not to be overlooked as a sailing destination. The ever present sunshine and constant sea breeze mean that a sailing holiday around the island of Mallorca can be a brilliant way to spend a week or two.
With its white washed Spanish style houses, crystal clear waters, rolling hills and sandy beaches, Menorca is not an island to be missed.
Sailing Bases in the Balearics
The best base for the Balearic Islands is Palma, the capital of Mallorca. We use Palma as a main base as it is only 15 minutes from the airport. This, combined with the short two and a half hour flight from the UK, makes this a great destination for a short sailing getaway as well as longer breaks.
What’s the weather like?
The Balearic Islands enjoy a mild climate all year round, with the months of June, July, August and September being some of the hottest with an average of 10 hours daylight. The Balearic Islands are also a great destination for an early or late season sail with temperatures in the low 20’s during May and October.