Explore Balearic Islands
The airport in Mallorca is the most typical flight entry point to the archipelago, with connections to many European cities available. Menorca and Ibiza also have international airports, but serve less flights and are therefore ideal for those arriving by private jet. Alternatively, you can sail to any of the islands from Barcelona or Valencia, with ferry transfers taking up to 7 hours. Chartering a yacht and island hopping is the best way to explore once there, and means you can reach smaller islands like Formentera.
Climate & seasons
Peak season spans from July to August, and expectedly gets really crowded. The pace is slower in June and September, but the weather is still great. Spring and autumn time is good for exploring, though it might be too cold for beach leisure. The same goes for winter, with most places closed during the off-season.
Where to go
As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers much variety. From the bustle of capital city Palma to the slowed-down pace of villages like Valldemossa and Deiá, all are worthy to explore. Son Vida is the place to be for golfers, however one should note that Mallorca’s resorts are generally not in the top tier when it comes to sandy beach fronts. Alternative but equally dazzling is Menorca Island, with its selection of hotel boutiques. As the most remote island, Formentera is ideal for yacht visits. Meanwhile, Ibiza is the obvious choice among party people, with the three most popular areas being Ibiza Town, Playa D’en Bossa and San Antonio. However, the island does offer a quieter side, particularly in the north where a newly-opened Six Senses resort is nestled.
What to do
The vibe across the archipelago is of a mixed pace, meaning you can unwind in an array of lavish resorts or opt for coastal hiking, cycling and a more active break. The surrounding natural beauty is plentiful, and can be explored through private cruises, dives and helicopter rides. From charming local restaurants to Michelin fine dining, enjoy the twists of traditional Balearic cuisine. Discover off-the-beaten-track islands like Menorca and Formentera, alongside a vibrant party culture in Ibiza that remains world-renowned.