The Balearic Islands have been made world famous by the “White Isle” of Ibiza’s hedonist summer of prestigious DJs at premium night clubs, attracting party lovers and celebrities galore. But there is much more to this archipelago than dance beats and cocktails. Of course Ibiza has the best gay beach of Europe: Platja de es Cavallet, and lots of gay bars in the old town and outside.
The Balearic Island chain of Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza and Formentera sit in the western Mediterranean. They have a rich history stretching back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Phoenicia, with traces of human habitation going back nearly 8,000 years. If you want to get away from the main crowds, there are many smaller islets to hop between, with the stand-out national park on uninhabited Cabrera.
Watch the sunset over the bay from the high point at Es Verda near Cala d’Hort, Ibiza, enjoy old Spain in the historic Port d’Alcudia, Majorca, or relax on Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, in the spring and fall. If you love wine, you can tour the vineyards where grapes have been harvested since Roman times. Keep a look out for the native tipples of Manto Negro and Callet.
If you want to explore the landscape, there are over 300 beaches across the four islands. Head to Majorca, which has mysterious caves throughout the region, including the famous “Dragon Caves” with its underground lake. Cabrera’s Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park is home to many species of seabirds and you can spot dolphins and whales around the isle.
This week is a Gay Nude Sail week, the week before is Gay Sail (clothes optional). Both weeks have a different itineray, so if you like you can make a two cruise which starts and finish in Mallorca.
Day 1 -
For the guests who booked two weeks: Day off in Ibiza. Explore the old town with its historic cathedral and 16th century citadel walls. Go shopping in the maze of stone alleyways or hit the gay beach for sunbathing or watersports.
For the guests who (only) booked the second week: Arrive on board on our yacht at 5 PM for a welcome drink and first briefing. Time to unpack your stuff and join us to the local restaurant. After dinner party time in all the gay bars in town and dance until dawn!
Day 2 -
Our first sailing day of the second week! We will anchor off for lunch in front of the Gay (Nude) Beach Es Cavallet and have a relaxing afternoon sail to the peace and calm Island of Formentera. Take a yoga session on the pure white sand or go snorkeling in the clear waters and exquisite reefs. Choose between either the popular Es Moli de Sal on Playa Illetas and the Gecko Club on Playa Migjorn, both of which are perfectly positioned for watching the sun sink below the skyline over martinis. Enjoy dinner with us ashore while sitting at anchor soaking in your holiday surroundings.
Days 3 -
Sailing around the Ibiza east coast, overnight in one of many stunning beautiful bays.
Day 4 -
A long sail to Cabrera archipelago and the National Maritime Park of Cabrera. In addition to serving as a sanctuary for Mediterranean sea life, the park has a lighthouse, caves and a 14th century castle. Lunch on our way, overnight in one of the beautiful bays of the national park.
Days 5 -
Today we head to Cala Figueras and enjoy the scenic coastline along the way, part of which belongs to Mondrago National Park. You can stop at Cala Mondrago, a small, beautiful beach with a restaurant and clear, turquoise waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Nearby is Cala s’Amarador with its white-sand beach edged in pine forests. Both coves have depths of up to 20 feet and sandy bottoms, but they are exposed to east and southeast winds. If needed, there are port facilities nearby in Porto Petro. We will dock for the night in Cala Figueras.
Day 6 -
San Jordi is our destination for today. The port town of Colonia San Jordi. Colonia is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, including Es Carbo, where the Spanish royal family is known to visit.
Day 7 -
Our last sailing day! We will visit the Gay Beach Es Trenc, and anchor off for lunch, a two-mile natural, isolated beach with lovely golden sand and clear waters. Overnight in the marina.
Day 8 -
Time to say goodbye to your new friends and disembark after breakfast.
This itinerary is subject to change. Local circumstances such as weather may influence the itinerary.