THE QUIET SIDE
OF THE BALEARICS
Formentera is one of the most beautiful islands of the Balearic archipelago. A stone’s throw from the Spanish coast, Formentera is the ideal destination to take a reinvigorating stop as you tour the archipelago on a charter yacht. With Ibiza, it forms the Pityusic Islands.
Between April and October the Balearics offer the perfect haven for travellers in search of the right mix of glamor and privacy, intimacy and wellness on a luxury charter cruise.
Formentera features long ribbons of white sand, clear waters that put one in mind of the Caribbean, and a dazzling social scene in the typical laid-back Mediterranean ambience. Formentera’s best beaches are found in the Ses Salines nature reserve, like the famous Platja de ses Illetes, a natural paradise of crystal-clear waters, whose amazing Posidonia meadows and rich marine life attract snorkelling enthusiasts.
Formentera’s best beaches
Besides featuring the renowned Tanga club, Playa de Llean offers high waves and a lovely backdrop of sand dunes that make it a surfers favorite. Es Pujols is instead the island’s busiest attraction, not unlike Ibiza‘s most beautiful beaches, attracting international VIPs and cruisers looking for wild fun. Travellers in search of quiet head to Cala Saona and Ses Platgetes, tranquil bays where they can drop anchor and enjoy invigorating tanning sessions and dips into the azure sea.
Sant Francesc Xavier is Formentera’s main town, worth visiting for the many open-air cafés that rim the small square, where it is possible to enjoy a drink before continuing the tour of the Balearics, made even more exciting on a sailing vessel.