The Mediterranean is an ideal place for luxury yacht parties, and the Balearic Islands are an essential port of call for discerning revellers. If you crave fun in the sun, there is simply no better place to visit while on a yacht charter due to the combination of some of the world’s chicest venues and an endless selection of parties. This corner of the Mediterranean is also a prime hub to view yachts for sale, so why not mix a little business with pleasure? Go from the laid-back to the sophisticated by spending lazy afternoons at beach clubs or on your sun deck, followed by cocktails in luxurious lounges and onto nights of hedonism in famous clubs. We’ve picked our favourite yacht charter party destinations in the Balearics, each of which is packed with more party spots than you’d think possible.
No place epitomises the party lifestyle as much as Ibiza. The White Island is the original party paradise for A-listers and jetsetters, since it was home to the first super clubs and regularly attracts top DJs and performers. By day, yacht charterers can detox with spa treatments at Nobu Hotel or smoothies at Blue Marlin Beach Club. Enjoy the attentive service, friendly atmosphere and views at Blue Marlin, and don’t forget to try the sushi.
When midnight strikes, head to Pacha – still an iconic landmark on the island, despite being 40-years-old. The huge nightclub is located just minutes away from the ultra-exclusive Magna Marina in the Port of Ibiza and is graced by young socialites, magnates and Hollywood stars enjoying Ibiza yacht charters. Pacha comprises a never-ending series of dance floors and smaller back rooms that offer a varied cross-section of musical genres.
Palma is Ibiza’s bigger and more sensible sister, but don’t be fooled, she still knows how to let down her hair and have a good time. By day, you can explore hidden coves of the deepest blue, sun-soaked olive groves, and tree-covered mountains. Located in the Calvia Beach area outside the city, the fashionable Nikki Beach is ideal for social butterflies who want to eat, drink, swim, and dance all day. If you want to stay closer to Palma’s marina, relax on the city’s golden sandy beach, C’an Pere Antoni, behind the Gothic Cathedral. Palma represents a beautiful mix of culture and indulgence.
As night falls, explore Old Palma’s narrow alleys and discover finest gourmet cuisine, wines and cocktails. Ideally located opposite the marina, Tito’s is the club of choice for Balearic yacht charterers. The club has fantastic light and sound systems, a main room with a large dance floor, and music from famous international artists and DJs, such as Roger Sánchez or Rockie Rock from the Black Eyed Peas.
The tiny island of Formentera, just off the coast of Ibiza, is great for a low-key party atmosphere and offers uncrowded Caribbean-style beaches. Its translucent blue waters and white-sanded beaches offer the best place to relax during the day, and you can find yoga classes and informal volleyball games on Playa Ses Illetes. On Playa Migjorn, Gecko Beach Club is a boutique spot at which revellers can chill out and while away the afternoon, taking in stunning views and sampling a delicious menu.
The nightlife in Formentera is unique and characterised by an affinity for live music. Tipic nightclub exemplifies this and has a musical heritage that dates back to 1971 when it opened with a Pink Floyd gig. These days, the multi-level venue in Es Pujols has been revamped and musical styles range from hip hop to techno, regularly played by a long list of internationally-renowned DJs. Catering to a maximum of 500 clubbers, Tipic provides a relatively intimate experience compared to the clubbing masses of Ibiza.
High Glamour on a Luxury Yacht Charter in the Balearics
When on a yacht charter in the Balearics, the magnificent M/Y SEALYON is an ideal choice for a party atmosphere with your friends. This award-winning 61.80m vessel can accommodate 12 guests in deluxe staterooms, with large windows offering panoramic views. Breathtaking in scope and design, this contemporary Viareggio-built vessel includes a gym and a glass elevator that runs between decks. She is distinguished by her huge split-level sun deck with its revolving circular sunbed, oversized Jacuzzi, misting system and outdoor cinema. It’s is the perfect place to enjoy pre-party sundowners with iconic views or even sunrise smoothies as you return to your yacht after an unforgettable night ashore.
** THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED ON 12-28-2017