Mallorca, Ibiza & Formentera
The Balearics – Spain’s Mediterranean isles – offer everything from beaches to boats, clubbing to ancient culture. Safe beaches lapped by clear water, high-altitude thrills or high-octane nightlife, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera can deliver.
Just off Spain’s east coast, the island of Mallorca is known as much for its pockets of well-preserved architecture and culture, as it is for superlative beaches. The largest island in the Balearics, Mallorca is a great jumping-off point for anyone who want to explore the beautiful Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.
With Azzurra’s speed, we can have you drinking cocktails on the beach in Ibiza by lunchtime, and our captain knows all of the best places to visit! Drop anchor off one of the numerous white sand beaches and bays and swim, dive or simply soak up the sun.
Ibiza is probably most famed for its incredible nightlife; celebrated clubs – from Amnesia to Space – all known the world over. If you want to sleep all morning, siesta in the sun and then dance all night you’ll be in good company. Private jets line the tarmac at Ibiza airport throughout the summer months. But Ibiza is more than just a party location, it ranks as one of the most popular sailing grounds too, because of its natural beauty as well as the consistent easterly winds. As a result there are plenty of marinas and anchorages to choose from.
Formentera is the southernmost Balearic Island lying nine nautical miles south of Ibiza. But while Ibiza basks in the limelight of its own celebrity, quieter, calmer Formentera has no airport and can only be reached by boat. Nicknamed ‘Little Caribbean’, and considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Balearics, Formentera is a paradise for sun worshippers. it’s possible to walk waist deep from one island to the other – just don’t run aground. Because of the relative inaccessibility of Formentera, the island has retained its old-world charm and is unfettered by mass tourism.
Camp de Mar
This sea front town in the southwest of Mallorca, close to Andratx, is a purpose-built holiday resort – but put away any thoughts you may have of high rise blocks and brash bars. This sophisticated beach resort is surrounded by small, exclusive hotels and is popular with the well-heeled and glitterati who flock here during the summer months.
There is a well-serviced, beautifully clean beach area with a charming little wooden bridge which stretches towards a rocky islet called ‘La Illeta’. Here you can enjoy food and drink at a little cabana. The setting is what makes this location so desirable with crystal clear waters, pine trees and dramatic rocky outcrops. Find out what else makes this beach town in the southwest so special with the abcMallorca guide to Camp de Mar.
This famous unspoilt beach on the south coast of Majorca. The stunning beach of Es Trenc is not attached to any resort, so it is fairly isolated and has a wild and natural feel. There are 2km of golden sand and crystal clear water, it’s often referred to as Mallorca’s answer to the Caribbean.
Whilst long, the beach is only 20 metres wide or so so you may find people walking quite close by you as they search for their own quiet spot. It is very beautiful and, despite its relative remoteness, the beach remains very popular and is very busy during peak times.