While the Balearics are known for world class party spots, a luxury yacht charter in the Balearic Islands goes far beyond Ibiza’s nightclubs. These Spanish islands offer some of the best beaches in the world, long sweeping bays and a myriad of different islands, each with its own unique identity.
This is an example of an eight day motor or sailing yacht charter itinerary in the Balearic Islands. Itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard.
Arrive on board your private charter yacht to a welcome cocktail and sumptuous lunch prepared by the yacht’s chef. Explore the old town with its historic cathedral and 16th century citadel walls. Go shopping in the maze of stone alleyways or hit the beach for sunbathing or watersports. Head back to your yacht to prepare to party. Start off at Kyupiddo, a Japanese fusion restaurant overlooking the port, for dining with a view, then head to one of Ibiza’s top nightclubs and dance until dawn.
Wake up to the peace and calm of Formentera. Enjoy a late breakfast then spend the whole day lazing on one of the many deserted beaches. Take a yoga session on the pure white sand or go snorkelling in the clear waters and exquisite reefs. Choose between either the popular Es Moli de Sal on Playa Illetas and the Gecko Club on Playa Migjorn, both of which are perfectly positioned for watching the sun sink below the skyline over martinis. Enjoy dinner onboard while sitting at anchor soaking in your holiday surroundings.
Jet Set Hangout
Puerto Andratx is a calming retreat ideal for superyacht guests. Explore Andratx itself or go shopping in the glitzy Passeig del Born in Palma. Visit the Centre Of Contemporary Art, a unique cultural experience of art and nature in a beautiful setting. Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment in gorgeous surroundings at the boutique hotel Castell son Claret, and in the evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner in the hotel's Michelin starred restaurant, Zaranda.
Port to Port
Visit the island of Dragonera, designated a Natural Reserve in 1995. Cruise up the coast in your private superyacht for lunch in Ca's Patro March, the over-sea restaurant featured in the BBC’s acclaimed series ‘The Night Manager’. Head off for a round of golf at Son Gual, one of the most exclusive golf courses on the island, and rejoin your yacht in Puerto Pollenca on Mallorca’s northeast coast. Paddleboard at sunset with your GoPro then have dinner at Argos, another Michelin starred restaurant.
Once the capital of Menorca, Ciutadella is a grand historical city with a pretty harbour surrounded by beautiful coves and beaches. Try Cala Mitjaneta, a clear blue cove with high cliffs either side accessible only by sea. Alternatively, Cala Macarelleta or Cala Turqueta are breathtaking and Cala Pregonda's marine reserve has great snorkelling. Start the evening with a pomada, the local cocktail of gin and lemonade, then sample the island's speciality, Caldereta de Langosta, a type of lobster stew.
Cami de Cavalls
With elegant architecture and a laidback vibe, Mahón is the perfect introduction to the unhurried Menorcan way of life. Visit the Xoriguer gin distillery in the port for a tasting. Treat yourself to a pair of abarcos, the classic Menorcan sandals. Visit the spa at the Torralbenc hotel or go horse riding following the old Cami de Cavalls route. Spend your evening at the Cova d'en Xoroi Club, a stunning location set into cliffside caves, the ideal spot for sunset cocktails and dancing until sunrise.
Stop en route south at Canyamel, a pretty town with lots of small bays. Snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore Hell, one of the caves in the fascinating Cuevas de Arta, so called because of its rocks resembling monstrous animals and its hellish, magical quality. Take in the view as you arrive in Cala d’Or, a seaside village overlooked from a distance by the medieval Castel Santeuri, and paddleboard or kayak in its many inlets. Stroll around the marina and choose one of its waterside restaurants for dinner.
Palma de Mallorca
Wake up in Palma de Mallorca on your final morning for a champagne breakfast onboard, followed by a visit to the glorious 13th-century Gothic cathedral. If time allows before your onward flight, experience a gastronomic lunch at the restaurant of the Hotel Convent de la Missió under Michelin starred chef Marc Fosh. Alternatively, try La Boveda, a traditional tapas bar near the harbour, for your last taste of Spain.