There is some time, that I really wish to write a special post about these islands. Islands that are well known worldwide, that English people can’t miss at least 1 summer, and Spanish people love to enjoy those the whole year. All about Balearic Islands you can find here.
Balearic islands are: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
Mallorca is the biggest island. This island can offer everything you wish from a holiday. Turquoise beaches, oceanic panoramas, historic villages and mountain views.
Menorca is considered the little sister of Mallorca. It is much smaller and if in Mallorca you can go in summer or winter time, and you will enjoy different parts of the island. In case of Menorca, you have to go in summer. Therea are plenty of beautiful beaches, and it is a perfect destination for family with kids. We had amazing family holidays last September there.
Ibiza, I am sure when you hear it, you think only on parties all day long. Indeed, the island had a great offer for those looking for parties. Even though, on the other part of the island, there are perfect family locations. The water is turquoise and landscape is simply amazing.
Formentera. This island is still on our bucket list, and hope to touch this land this year, or as far as next year. But, get there as soon as possible. This destination became really instagram worthy during the last years. The beauty of this island you can find easily online. Formentera is really small, there is a very low offer of hotels and apartments, usually for a very high price. Last year, it was introduces the restriction that rental cars to have a certain number of cars for rent. In such a way to control the crowds of tourists that come there. Impressive, right? How can a small island to be on the list of so many travellers.
Balearic islands are an accessible escape for travellers based in the UK and Europe, these islands offer a wealth of travel itineraries for everyone.
Here I am sharing some highlights and best places to visit while on islands.
Cape Formentor, Mallorca
Cap de Formentor is considered the most romantic place ever. With an unspoilt, idyllic coastline and a peak rising some 384 metres above sea level, Cape Formentor is a picture perfect playground. It is true that you have to ride some
Cala Galdana, Menorca
The beach Cala Galdana is one of our favourites. We went there twice, and if we would have more time on the island we would go more. The beach is white-sandy, backed by aromatic smelling pine tree and towards the south side surrounded by rugged cliffs. The beach is has a good range of beach activities available such as kayaking, paddle boats to rent.
Dalt Vila, Ibiza
Dalt Vila (literally translated as ‘Upper Town’) is a UNESCO World Heritage site set into the hills of Ibiza Old Town. Boasting medieval battlements and the spectacular 14th century Cathedral Santa Maria d’Eivissa. You can enjoy this place by the evening, and 2h is more than enoughg to enjoy it.
Quite possibly the prettiest village in the whole of Spain, Fornalutx sits high in the Mallorcan hills above Sóller. With wonderful mountain views, hiking and biking trails, and vistas of olive and orange groves, a visit to Fornalutx offers an idyllic view of life in rural west Mallorca. We visited it in the evening, and the reddish colors of sunsets made our stay even prettier.
Favaritx Lighthouse, Menorca
Favaritx Lighthouse in Menorca is the perfect place to breathe in panoramic vistas of the surrounding S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. Encompassing some 1708 hectares of marshes and dunes, it is considered to be one of the most important areas of wetland in the Balearics. We went there early in the morning, and the vistas are amazing.
From picturesque beaches to historic landmarks, the Balearic islands are littered with picture perfect sights and offer a range of travel itineraries for those seeking an escape in the sun.
Looking for more inspiration check these posts:
- Menorca beaches with kids
- Top 3 places to enjoy sunsets in Menorca
- Menorca with kids in 5 days
- Lighthouses of Menorca
- 7 places to discover Mallorca in winter time
- Mallorca a family adventure
- A walking tour in Palma de Mallorca