Ibiza’s famous for its party life whereas Majorca is all about beaches and amazing relaxation on blue waters and warm sand. Well on a sailing holiday you can enjoy it all. A new way of discovering these pearls of the Mediterranean is by yacht charter. Other Balearic islands include Menorca and Formentera which can also be incorporated into your sailing trip.
The great thing about a sailing holiday is that you don’t have to stay in the same place for too long so you have the opportunity to sample different kinds of holiday all in one break. One day you might fancy relaxing in a small pretty harbour and trying the local tipple, whereas another day you might want to party the night away. Well, here are some examples of where you can go and what to see and do on a two week yacht charter sailing holiday around Majorca and Ibiza.
Relaxation in Majorca
Of the larger Balearic islands, Majorca is mostly known for its calm atmosphere and beautiful beaches. There are countless anchorages when it comes to beauty spots around Majorca and you can pretty much have a fantastic view wherever you choose to stop. When you take a yacht charter holiday in these parts you can enjoy many places to stop and relax, be that in a harbour or in the middle of the sea. Here are just a few of the places you should add to your Majorca itinerary.
A friendly local traditional resort, Porto Christo is famous for its pearl industry. It is one of the only sea side resort towns here that does not see tourism as its primary income. This gives the place a unique charm and atmosphere. A popular attraction for visitors are the nearby Cuevas del Drach or Dragon Caves and for families there’s the aquarium too. The town is a nice place to explore and pick up some local souvenirs or splash out on some pearls.
This bustling fishing port has plenty to offer visiting tourists. Be it eating delicious food in the many restaurants, sampling the local drinks in port side bars or relaxing on the nearby beach. There are also many water sports to try here too at the nearby blue flag Cala Allura beach. If you visit on a Saturday you’ll have the chance to pick up a few souvenirs or local produce at the weekly outdoor market.
This large resort is well known for its beautiful and family friendly Mediterranean beaches including the popular Platja d’Alcúdia and Platja de Muro found on Alcúdia Bay. If you enjoy history and discovering ancient architecture you’ll love the neo-Gothic Sant Jaume church which is built into the town’s walls. The medieval old town which is contained within these walls is an excellent place to wander and explore. So once you have finished on the beach head to the old town to enjoy some culture. A great combination for spending a day here.
This small area is one of the best places in the area for exploring by yacht. Anchorages are in abundance and perfect for sailing tourists. There are many small beaches and coves just waiting to be discovered and some that can only be accessed by sea. There are plenty of safe harbours so it is a popular place to stop whilst on a sailing holiday and although there are lots of yachters around you will always find a little slice of beach or craggy rocks to call your own.
Whilst Mallorca is relaxing, Ibiza is more well known for its parties and late nights. It is what the island is famous for, although you’ll also find family friendly resorts and quieter places to chill out if you dont want such a frenzied scene. However, if you want to enjoy some fun and lively night life then here are some places to drop anchor and spend the night. Getting you out there easily on the party scene.
Playa D’en Bossa
The most popular resort on the island is a place that never sleeps. Home to famous clubs such as Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza by night the whole town is alive. By day you can also enjoy the other aspects of this resort which makes it so popular. It boasts the longest beach on the island and this beach is dotted with plenty of sun lougers, beach beds and cool laid back beach bars to keep everyone happy. Party by night and relax by day.
For lively night life and fabulous sunsets San Antonio on the west coast of Ibiza, is the perfect place to visit. There’s a large natural harbour, San Antonio’s Bay and a promenade that runs from to the beaches of S’Arenal and Es Pouet. Both of these beaches are great for relaxing and winding down after a busy night, for groups and and couples alike with their calm, shallow waters and chilled out vibe. Between the beaches if you fancy a little culture you’ll find Sa Punta des Molí, where there’s a windmill, an olive oil press and a little botanical garden.
Although you can still enjoy some entertaining night life here, Santa Eulalia is the place to visit is you are looking for a quieter type of holiday. There’s a lovely newly restored promenade which takes you through gardens and fountains before finishing at the relaxing Mariners beach. The area has plenty of bars and restaurants but has a more laid back feel that the other busier resorts already mentioned. There are also many shops and items to view and purchase by some talented local artists. Pick up a souvenir at the hippy market before winding the day away on the beach front. The perfect mix of relaxation and partying.
A resort that will keep you busy all night is the main Ibiza town. You’ll find countless amounts of places to eat and drink and dance the night away. The famous Pacha super night club is nearby and other hits such as Heart and Lio are found in the centre. As well as the clubbing scene, Ibiza town has an historic part to visit including the pretty old town. So you can indulge in some local culture and history during the day before heading off to the clubs by night.
Would you like to take a sailing holiday?
A sailing holiday is like no other. Giving you the freedom to choose your anchoring points, come and go as you please and have the luxury of taking your accommodation with you along the way. You can stay as long or as little as you like in places you discover and change your schedule to suit your own needs.
These destinations are perfect to explore by yacht. There’s something for everyone and the resorts can be explored in one or two days before you move on. With plenty to see and do, whether its relaxing or partying, a sailing holiday in these parts has it all. Would you like to visit these destinations on a sailing holiday?