The Balearics is part of Spain and comprise the four islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Sandy beaches, Mediterranean climate and a vibrant night life, coupled with numerous flight connections with Europe, make the islands a popular luxury crewed yacht charter destination. Lying off the Eastern coast of Spain, just 210kms from Barcelona, the islands attract a cosmopolitan ambience with secluded bays, quaint fishing harbours and modern marinas. Along the towering coastlines, you’ll find endless coves and beaches, perfect for anchoring your charter yacht. These islands are among the most beautiful and most popular in the western Mediterranean Sea.
Mallorca, the largest island of Spain, offers a wealth of superb restaurants and stunning architecture and surrounded by sandy beaches. The capital, Palma de Mallorca, has an impressive old quarter, with narrow cobbled streets tree-lined boulevards and beautiful architecture. The south-east coast of Mallorca is generally considered the most scenic part for its sculptured rock formations and beautiful secluded bays. The Balearic’s smallest island of Formentera boasts powdery white sand beaches surrounded by shimmering sapphire seas with beach restaurants offering delectable local cuisine. Ibiza is the third largest of the islands and is renowned as Europe’s party playground for its extravagant nightlife and large numbers of tourists. The stunningly beautiful and natural Menorca is the quietest island within the Balearics. Local villages dotted around the coastline with restaurants offering some of the finest local cuisine.
From golden sandy beaches, secluded bays, rocky peaks and lively harbours, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera have everything on offer for the perfect yacht charter holiday.
A Spain yacht charter provides the opportunity to see the islands in a very different light, away from the mass tourism and British themed tourist strips. The islands offer magnificent golden sandy beaches, glittering turquoise waters, lively nightlife and scrumptious Spanish cuisine. The landscapes of the islands are extreme, and unmistakably Spanish.
The four largest islands for a Spain Yacht Charter are: Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma as the capital. The co-official languages in the Balearic Islands are Catalan and Spanish.
Population : 1,100,000
Area : 4,992 km2
Currency : Euro (€)
Spain Yacht Charter “Must Do”
Watch the majestic sun set on the Mediterranean on your own private yacht charter around Mallorca’s northern coast. Unwind on the scenic white sandy beaches of Formentera or the quiet coves of Minorca. Party all night in the spectacular mega-clubs of Ibiza and Magaluf.
Spain, Balearic Islands Tourism Information
Spain, Balearic Islands Visa
Non EU members apply for a Schengen Visa from your nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.
Balearic Islands Health and Safety Travel Advice
Balearic Island Airports
Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
Minorca Airport or Mahón Airport (MAH)
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
Flight time from UK: 2.5 hours
Balearic Islands Weather
The best time to visit the Balearic Islands is late spring (June) or early autumn (September) when the temperature is mild and the islands are less crowded. The weather in the Balearic Islands is typical of the Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers. August can be extremely hot.