Bounded on the north by Europe and the south by Africa, the Mediterranean boasts dozens of islands rich in culture and natural beauty. With our luxury yacht charter, Mediterranean islands like Sicily and Corsica are completely accessible to you. For example, for those wanting to rent a yacht, Spain is an ideal launching point to explore these waters. A Spain yacht charter can travel south to North Africa or east to the Balearic Islands. Every destination is unique, and the opportunities for dining, shopping, watersports and relaxation are too many to count!
The Balearic Islands’ are located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea offering dry, hot summers and mild winters. If you love the warmth of the sun then July and August are perfect for you. If you want a little more timid heat index then consider traveling in May, June and September when the temperatures tend to be less hot in the mid-70s.
As it starts to cool down in October, many seaside businesses shorten their opening hours or close their doors for the winter months. The weather remains mild until springtime, with an average of high of 55 degrees and rainfall increases from almost never to up to 10 days in December.
The cuisine of the islands can be grouped as part of wider Catalan, Spanish or Mediterranean cuisines. It features much pastry, cheese, wine, pork and seafood. Sobrassada is a local pork sausage. Lobster stew from Menorca, is one of their most well-sought after dishes, attracting even King Juan Carlos I to the islands. Mayonnaise is said to originate from the Menorcan city of Maó, which also produces its own cheese. Local pastries include Ensaimada, Flaó and Coca.
Take a scenic drive up the west coast and experience the island’s spellbinding natural attributes. Start at Valldemossa, an ancient village revered for its rustic beauty and for Real Cartuja, the monastery hideaway for 19th-century lovers George Sand and Chopin. Then drive down winding roads of striking limestone formations, pine forests, hidden hamlets, and teal-hued waters surrounded by the dramatic Tramuntana Mountains through Sóller, a majestic hillside town known for its fragrant citrus trees and Art Nouveau architecture, until you reach Cap de Formentor, the northeastern tip of the island, featuring wondrous clifftop views.
Of course, no Mediterranean trip would be complete without a stop in Monaco, the ultimate port of call! The carnival in Gozo (part of the Maltese archipelago) is a popular weekend activity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Malta itself is a mecca for watersports enthusiasts, with plenty of chances for windsurfing, wake-boarding and water skiing. Divers can snorkel through the wreckage of Malta’s maritime history or even scuba dive deep below the surface to explore underwater caves. One trip to the Mediterranean won’t be enough, so plan on repeat trips to get your fill of this exotic part of the world. Book one of our Mediterranean yacht charters today!
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