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With Stunning crystal clear waters, golden sand and mouth watering Spanish cuisine its no surprise yachties keep heading back to this slice of paradise. Here at Bristow-Holmes we want to give your our top places to see, eat and explore whilst travelling around the Balearic’s.


You’ve decided to head to the Balearic islands this sea

son and what a fantastic choice you’ve made. Next problem is you have no idea where to start. This depends on where your yacht or chartered yacht has its home berth. Lets give a hypothetical scenario that you are starting your voyage from your home berth in Antibes, France.

Start your departure and head towards the breathtakingly beautiful Porquerolles. Next cruise straight to Menorca taking the time to relax on a sun lounger and keep an eye out for dolphins. Spend a couple of days exploring this wonderful island and then move on to Mallorca. We recommend meandering around this island for at least 5 days. Once you are truly relaxed into the Spanish lifestyle head over to Ibiza. There really is so much to see here, don’t forget about the exquisite Formentera. The true beauty of yachting is that you don’t have a strict schedule you have to adhere to, you are free to go anywhere at anytime


If you fancy a short stay on land on one of these fabulous islands head to the north of Ibiza and check in to the fabulous Hacienda Na Xamena, considered by many as the best hotel in Ibiza. Its breathtaking position perched on the clifftop makes for spectacular sunset viewing.

Hacienda Na Xamena
Hacienda Na Xamena


We’ve probably all been to beautiful ocean front restaurants that have seemed idyllic yet the service and food simply haven’t lived up to our expectations, well Las Terrazas Del Bendinat is very different. It ticks all the boxes for a great eating-out experience: gorgeous setting, plenty of shade from the heat of the day, relaxing ambience, and a varied menu of Mediterranean cuisine (including scrumptious paellas)

Bendinat Restaurant
Bendinat Restaurant


You cant come to the Balearics without heading for a night on the town and there is no better place to party than Ibiza. With endless options and our favourite Destino you’ll be spoiled for choice. So take out those dancing shoes and brace yourself for an unforgettable night.

Destino Ibiza
Destino Ibiza


If you are into your diving an amazing place to explore is the small island called Isla Tagomago, situated 900m of Ibiza. An absolute dive highlight here is the Don Pedro shipwreck which is 466ft (142m) long, making It the biggest shipwreck in the whole Mediterranean Sea.

Don Pedro Shipwreck
Don Pedro Shipwreck


  • April-May

The Menorcan Jazz Festival invites the best in blues and jazz to their island every year. The six week program is held in Ciutadella and Mahon and truly is a bag of fun for the whole family.

  • May

In May Ibiza’s Old Town celebrates the commemorating of its acceptance in 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch in amazement at this medieval fair where you can take a step back in time with jousting and even falconry contests.

  • June 24th

Head to Ciutadella to catch the celebration of St John the Baptist an amazing firework display alongside an array of processions.

  • Stay Tuned for Future Dates

The Balearics are a wonderful island getaway especially when cruising around them. Their dramatic seascapes, culinary delights, white beaches and friendly locals mean that guests return time after time.