Magical Yachting Holidays from Mallorca
Whether you’re after a week of partying with friends on a crewed yacht, or a family bareboat sailing holiday with the promise of picnics in secret coves and snorkelling in turquoise waters, there is something for everybody in the popular Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, the islands’ light, warm winds and sunshine throughout the summer months make for perfect conditions for cruising the coastline, island hopping, and open water sailing. Crystal clear waters are ideal for diving and snorkelling, while great seafood, local wines and plenty of nightlife add to the allure of each island.
Make time to venture inland too, where you may be surprised to discover beautiful scenery, quaint hilltop villages, and a rich artistic and cultural heritage.
Whether you want to spend your week partying on a crewed yacht or enjoying a romantic trip packed with picnics, secret coves, and afternoons spent snorkelling, Majorca is a dream sailing holiday destination. The island offers sailors the best of all worlds; from the sheltered bays and dramatic coastlines of the west to the tranquil inlets and creeks of the east.
Begin your bareboat or crewed yacht charter in Palma, the stylish and sophisticated capital of Majorca, well known for its great restaurants, bars and designer shops. For pure glamour, check out Purobeach Palma. The beach club is a beautiful hangout on a mini peninsula in the middle of Palma Bay, with its own 180 degree view.
Make time to visit the wonderful Cabrera national park – an archipelago of islands which teem with untouched flora and fauna.
Majorca is also one of the premier diving and snorkelling destinations in the Mediterranean. With its clear waters and an abundance of professional diving centres, you’ll find it hard to resist the temptation to dive in.
Majorca is the perfect pick and mix destination for all ages and all sailing abilities. Choose from a bareboat charter or a crewed yacht charter depending on your sailing experience.
Much more than just a party island, Ibiza offers a very beautiful coastline to explore on a Mediterranean yacht charter holiday. Ibiza Town is worth exploring too. In addition to its many lively clubs, restaurants and bars, there is a walled citadel of narrow alleys within the old town, the Dalt Vila - a world heritage site where time stands still.
Setting off from Ibiza Port, pass along the west coast overlooked by pine-clad hills to discover the Els Amunts region. Inland the area is filled with almond, fig and olive trees, whilst its coastline is noted for stunning cliffs, sandy beaches and hidden creeks - the perfect place to drop the anchor and spend the day relaxing on deck or cooling off in the clear, turquoise waters.
For a contrast to the buzz of Ibiza, head for the tranquil island of Formentera, only 15 NM south. With its beautiful, white sandy beaches and crystal waters, it is much quieter and is also a designated protected area. Plus, it is mainly flat, so is ideal for a bicycle tour followed by a restorative sundowner on board your yacht charter!
Charter to the sun-bleached landscapes of Menorca with its white and golden-sand bays after spending a few days on Mallorca or Ibiza. Explore the coves of Cala en Turqueta, which gets its name from the turquoise waters, or spend your day in Menorca’s protected Unesco Biosphere Reserve, The Parc Natural S'Albufera des Grau. It's a haven for wetland birdlife (including coots and fish eagles) and species like Lilford's wall lizards and Hermann's tortoises.
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