Voyage edit: the best Balearic boltholes


Five minutes by tender or helicopter from Ibiza is this private island with a sprawling, open-plan five-bedroom villa. It has a reputation for being one of the coolest party villas.  The property boasts contemporary interiors in a palette of cool greys, double bed loungers, poolside cabanas, a stylish swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool.

From $160,000 per week

Cugó Gran

Sitting in 100 hectares of Menorcan countryside, the stone estate of Cugó Gran is a short hop inland from Marina Port Mahón. With 11 bedrooms in neutral tones and bleached woods, as well as a staff larger than your superyacht crew, your only concern is how many lengths to swim in its 26m pool, which has views across landscaped gardens and the sea.

Up to €70,000 per week

Villa Blue Bay

With enough sporting facilities to keep the Duracell Bunny in check, this Ibizan clifftop escape has eight bedrooms and direct access to the glistening sea. Once you have tired yourself out on the golf course, tennis court or in the 40m pool you can go for a stroll through its tropical gardens.

From €75,000 per week

Casa Duquesa

Chopper in to this converted 17th century Mallorcan castle, which sits on 150 hectares of land peppered with palm trees, olive groves and cypresses. If love is in the air, the property has its own 30-person chapel and a candlelit function room that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

From €13,200 per week

Villa Leonor

On Formentera, an island famed for its exquisite beaches and rustic style, this seven-bedroom villa’s retro décor and industrial design mean it stands out from the crowd. Located on Cap de Barbaria, its swimming pool offers spectacular sea views with the bright lights of Ibiza in the distance.

£20,000 per week

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