Balearics – Ibiza vs Mallorca (or why not both?)

Island chic with Spanish flair.

By Rebecca Whitlocke • 11 December 2018
The balmy Mediterranean climate makes the Balearic Islands an instantly desirable yacht charter destination; add to that history, culture and fantastic beaches to give the islands their ’must-visit’ appeal for the ultimate superyacht getaway.
Ibiza Town
Known as the White Isle, Ibiza has a grand reputation and is one of the most popular islands to visit when on a Balearics yacht charter. Ideal for all types of yacht charter groups, from friends looking to enjoy the ultra-chic Ibiza nightlife, to families who prefer to escape for a private vacation on the water, Ibiza will impress you with its diversity and landscape.
Chartering a yacht in Ibiza reaches beyond its famous party culture; you will find cobble-stoned streets to roam in Dalt Vila (Ibiza Old Town) fringed by funky cafés, acclaimed art galleries and museums that delve into the island’s rich history, as well as boutiques to inspire retail therapy.
If you prefer a change of pace from the super clubs, Ibiza also celebrates island life with a vibrant food and wine scene. Don’t miss heading ashore to the citrus groves and rambling vineyards around Sant Mateu d’Albarca in the north or taking a reservation at clifftop restaurant Es Boldado where the fresh seafood pairs well with the panoramic views over Cala d’Hort.
Posidonia Spa Ibiza
For the ultimate shore excursion, chill out at a luxury yoga retreat or venture to the Posidonia Spa at Hacienda Na Xamena where their Cascadas Suspendidas package includes a premium body treatment with tapas and a cocktail prepared by their chef.
Beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Ibiza – families will appreciate the activities on offer at Cala Llonga, go snorkelling at Cala Xarraca or head to Cala Salada near San Antonio with beautifully clear water, perfect for swimming.
Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, boasts diverse scenery and plenty of activities such as diving, golf, or hiking in the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed mountain range, Serra de Tramuntana.
Buzzing Palma is a city worth discovering with beautiful landmarks in and around it, including La Seu Cathedral, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and Bellver Castle, as well as great bars and restaurants; relax with a refreshing cocktail at Nikki Beach or Purobeach before heading to the La Lonja district for nightlife and dancing.
If you are looking for world-class beaches and stunning anchorages, Mallorca’s selection includes sandy bays dotted with the trendiest beach clubs or tranquil coves where your only neighbours will be fishermen and seabirds. We recommend the white sands at Playa de Formentor, or Es Trenc on the southern coastline with chiringuito beach bars or soaking up the wild beauty between sand dunes and pine trees at Cala Mesquida on the northeast coast.
The ease of hopping from one breathtaking island to another in such close proximity will enable you to plan your own unique itinerary.

To book your Balearic yacht charter, contact the Bluewater Charter Specialists.