Luxury yacht charter in the Balearic Islands

22 June 2016By Sophia Heath

These Spanish islands might have a bad reputation among travellers who normally only see the package-holiday side, however, a luxury yacht charter in the Balearics can give you an entirely new perspective. With secluded anchorages, some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean and fabulous rustic cuisine the Balearic Islands are best discovered by chartering a superyacht.

Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are the three main islands — although technically Ibiza is actually not a Balearic island — and each has something different to offer if you are enjoying a luxury yacht charter in the Balearics.

Lying approximately 140 miles east of Valencia on the Spanish mainland, Mallorca is the biggest of the islands and its capital, Palma, is a great place to spend 24 hours away from your superyacht. Lying 30 miles north-east of Mallorca is the beautiful island of Menorca which has virtually no-mass tourism and is home to some of the best beaches in the Balearics. 50 miles south-west of Mallorca is Ibiza, which is considered to be one of the best party destinations in the Mediterranean.

These three main islands have plenty to offer and a luxury yacht charter in the Balearics will also allow you to explore the smaller islands and islets in the archipelago.

With so much variety between what the different islands have to offer you could easily spend nine days exploring the Balearics by superyacht. Palma is a popular starting point for luxury yacht charters in the Balearics or if you fancy a bit of mainland Spanish culture you could start or end your visit by spending a day or two in Barcelona.

The Balearics are most popular during the peak summer months — although they are still a great stop off in September and October. If you want to visit in July or August make sure that you plan ahead for your superyacht charter so that you can ensure you enjoy the best berths and the more popular stop offs.

The type of vacation you are looking to enjoy in the Balearics should influence the charter yacht you choose. Some of the best superyachts in the West Mediterranean are available in the Balearics so you should be spoilt for choice.

If you are looking to make the most of the archipelago's famous nightlife then you might want to choose one of the best party charter yachts or a superyacht with a great spa to help you recover. However, if you are looking to enjoy the quieter side of the Balearics then pick a family friendly charter yacht and enjoy the beautiful islands with your children.

No matter which yacht you pick, the Balearics are a great option if you are looking for a fun-filled and diverse superyacht charter.