Being located in Palma de Mallorca, we’ll always be the first to promote the virtues of the Balearic Islands. But with many popular yacht destinations subject to restrictions and the Mediterranean season looming into view, let us make a case why the Balearics should be at the top of your list this summer…
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1 Carry on cruising
The islands are open to private and commercial yachts of any flag. Yachts are able to arrive into Spanish waters and can cruise as normal with up to ten guests on board.
2 Hospitality is open
Yes, restrictions remain, to keep everybody safe, but restaurants, cafés, salons, spas, shops, markets and public spaces are all open to be enjoyed.
3 Mother nature
Our waters and coastline have enjoyed their enforced rest over the past year. Our natural assets have been revitalised and our waters are looking clearer than ever.
4 the best of everything
Whether it’s the finest ingredients you need, or specialist supplies and support, Mallorca is more than a naturally stunning destination. Our backyard has everything the chef, crew and engineer need.
5 World class medical care
Never before has medical support been at the forefront of everyone’s minds like the present. That’s why it is important to note that Spain’s private and public medical facilities are world class and strictly regulated. In case of emergency, excellent care is never far away.#
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6 Quiet shores
General tourism remains restricted in Spain, meaning fewer people and a more relaxed atmosphere than usual. Without cruise ships and with fewer yachts than usual, the most popular spots are all yours to enjoy.
Mallorca alone has nine Michelin-starred restaurants, with another sixty Balearic establishments commended by the Guide. Growing and rearing is in the islands’ DNA and whether it’s fine dining or something more casual or rustic, you are never far from a great place to eat.
Palma de Mallorca’s international airport (PMI) and its private terminal (LEPA) make it a convenient embarkation point for guests and crew alike. For light aircraft and helicopter transfers to or from nearby destinations, there is Son Bonet airport (LESB). PMI is the western Mediterranean’s busiest airport and is well-connected to provide whatever is required for a successful cruise.
9 Fifty Blue Flags
Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera are home to some fifty Blue Flag beaches and coves. Whether it’s a sandy beach or a rocky cove your guests prefer, or a beach club with a view, there are options galore.
On average, the Balearics enjoy three hundred days a year of sunshine. Need we say more?
From Europe’s hottest nightclubs in Ibiza, hobo chic in Formentera, to the mountain scapes of Mallorca and quiet isolation in Menorca, the islands and their coastlines present three or four destinations in one. Their culture, identity and landscapes are distinct, each offering something different, without needing to travel far.
Whether it’s climbing, golf, wine-tasting, motor racing, shooting, shopping, bird watching, cycling, horse riding, theatre, or flying lessons that interest your guests, it’s all here. Family pursuits are plentiful too, with attractions and activities for all ages.
Not only do the Balearics boast some achingly pretty villages and beautiful landscapes, but their rich cultural history is still palpable. From buildings and monuments to language and cuisine, they each have a unique identity.
Not only is the Balearic archipelago in the heart of the Med convenient for yachts, but it’s a regular stop for a wide variety of birds and sea life too. The islets of Cabrera and Dragonera are protected nature reserves, popular with bird watchers and scuba divers alike.
The Balearic capital, Palma de Mallorca, is a small city with a heartbeat. For a day of culture, it boasts a striking Gothic cathedral and an old town brimming with baroque churches, cobbled squares and remnants of its Moorish past. For browsers and shoppers, museums, galleries, antiques and craft shops sit alongside fashion boutiques, jewellers, book shops and luxury stores. A day in the city is a great way to spend a cloudy day.
16 And when the season’s over
Mallorca is one the most comprehensive refit centres in the whole of the Mediterranean. The Balearics count some 500 maritime service companies, employing more than 3,000 skilled craftsmen and technicians. Palma is popular with captains, crew and owners alike, making it a great place to carry out renovations or scheduled maintenance.
We create tailored Balearic itineraries to suit owners and guests of all ages and can arrange events and entertainment to suit most tastes. Contact us to start planning your visit, or to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org