Cruising the Balearics
An established destination for European visitors for decades, the Balearics are increasingly on the radar with owners and guests from the US, the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia.
Ibiza has long been popular with many drawn to its world-class nightlife and internationally acclaimed DJs, but we are now finding that returning guests want to devote more time to other nearby islands.
This archipelago of Spain, in the Balearic Sea in the western Mediterranean, is to Europe what the Caribbean is to the Americas; a small island cluster in turquoise waters that retains all of its natural beauty.
Perhaps initially motivated by unstable geopolitical situations in other parts of the world, guests are finding the Balearics are not only safe, but there is lots to see and do as well.
A relaxation in Spanish charter regulations have boosted demand in recent years, and owners are increasingly basing their yachts in the region. This, coupled with a cleanup of lower-end tourism and rising standards in gastronomy, accommodation and treatments, shopping and leisure activities, is now drawing higher-end visitors to Mallorca, and Menorca too.
Palma Airport (PMI) has always been well-connected to all parts of Europe, being the busiest airport in the western Mediterranean, but once our clients realise that there is the private (TAG) terminal, it makes coming to the island even more attractive.
For those looking to combine their on-board stay with, say, Barcelona, an overnight transit takes only six hours. This makes the Balearics a fantastic addition to more traditional itineraries in the region owing to the crystalline waters of Menorca, the mountains and calas of Mallorca and the clubs of Ibiza offering plenty of variety.
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07014 Palma de Mallorca (Spain) - P.O. box 415
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