Bolstered by a halcyon climate, this breathtaking archipelago is home to many pearl-white beaches and waters of a luminous azure. Enjoying excellent weather with more than 300 days of sunshine annually, it is easy to see why so many travellers are reluctant to be unwilling to leave at the end of their vacations and have made the Balearic Islands their permanent home. Each of the main islands has a personality all its own, as well as unique cultural attractions and landscapes. The Balearic Islands offer so much moan, sun, sea and sand: this is the ultimate Spanish island destination. Divided into the Gimnesias, which includes Menorca and Mallorca, and the Pitiusan Islands of Ibiza and Formentera, the Balearic Islands offer a diverse and exclusive refuge.
Mallorca is the most oversized island, with mountain scenery ideal for trekking along with the ubiquitous Mediterranean seaside towns and beaches. Though reasonably well developed, there are many hidden pockets of Mallorca to shelter yourself from the bustle of busy tourism. With isolated coves and pre-historic monuments scattered throughout the island, Menorca is a serene shelter from Mallorca’s rampant tourism and Ibiza’s notorious frenzy. The solitude and gentle beauty of Menorca will astound and exhilarate you.
The island of Ibiza, famous for its club scene, offers excitement and a rare splash of urban vitality in this calm quartet. Though its reputation for crazed nightlife is indeed trustworthy, one half of this stunning island is covered in gorgeous pine forest and offers a multitude of lush idylls and serenity Formentera, Ibiza’s small sister island, is too often included in Ibiza’s madness, when it is a supremely bucolic, replete with white sand beaches and beautiful sunsets. This small island has resisted development, and the peaceful seclusion of Formentera will soothe and relax even the most harried traveller.