Other luxury holidays to take a look at
The Balearic Islands are by no means the only destination choice for luxury holidays. Other options include the Canary Islands, where you’ll find an array of modern resorts, golden beaches and lively nightlife. Opulent All Inclusive hotels, tropical scenery and deep blue seas are just some of the reasons why the Caribbean is associated with indulgence, while the gourmet dining, designer shopping and pristine coastlines in Italy may also appeal.
If the Balearic Islands are still your first choice, then take a look at our handy travel guide for more information and tips to help you plan your perfect trip. To get you started, here are some of the top luxury hotels these spectacular islands have to offer.
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Living the high life in the Balearic Islands
In Ibiza, the lively resort of Playa d’en Bossa is lined with plush hotels, swanky restaurants and is home to legendary clubs like Space – making it the ideal spot for those who want to be in the heart of the action. For something a little quieter, further north up the coast Santa Eulalia offers a more laid-back lifestyle, where you can spend your days walking along the palm-fringed promenade and exclusive yacht marina, browsing art galleries or eating in some of the island’s best restaurants.
The popular resort of Paguera in Majorca presents a trio of Blue Flag beaches flanked by deluxe All Inclusive hotels, a seafront promenade and designer boutiques at Bulevar de Paguera. Slightly further along the coast, Palma Nova, offers award-winning beaches and an ideal location next to the vibrant capital, Palma, where you’ll find an abundance of chic eateries, cobbled streets and upmarket shopping boulevards.
In Menorca, holiday spots like Binibeca promise a more traditional Spanish atmosphere away from the crowds, with pretty whitewashed buildings, calm beaches and a picturesque harbour where you can enjoy a quiet drink with an outstanding view.
Experience the lap of luxury with a VIP getaway to the Balearic Islands
With flight times of just under three hours, year-round sunshine and resorts and venues that ooze style, it’s no surprise that luxury holidays to the Balearic Islands are the go-to for high-end breaks.
The main islands are Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca – each with their own unique character and choice of lavish resorts. A world-famous party hotspot, Ibiza offers a host of VIP clubs and a stylish pool scene that make it a popular choice for those who want to experience the jet-set lifestyle, including the likes of A-list celebrities Kate Moss and Orlando Bloom who often frequent the island.
Menorca, on the other hand, offers a more low-key atmosphere, with its scenic coastlines, gourmet a la carte dining options and All Inclusive hotels. Meanwhile, Majorca also offers a variety of high-end resorts and Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as an abundance of sweeping shores and secluded coves ideal for beach-based breaks.
Brand new for 2017, the 5* Zafiro Palace Palmanova exudes style and sophistication from every corner, with an impressive range of pools, five restaurants, a tranquil spa and modern buildings and interiors. The spa and wellness centre provides visitors with a wide choice of treatments, including a sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub and massages. When you're not pampering yourself, the hotel has plenty of fun activities available, from aerobics and volleyball to archery and air rifle shooting. There's also an evening entertainment programme and a swish lounge bar for when the sun goes down.
The 4* Maritim Hotel Galatzo offers a peaceful location away from it all near Paguera. As well as having a stylish pool scene with canopied Balinese beds and spectacular sea views, this whitewashed hotel features a decadent spa and beauty area with its own indoor pool, outside relax centre, sauna and Turkish bath. There are also tennis courts, a gym and a range of gourmet restaurants on-site, while the stylish town of Paguera and the beach are just a 15-minute taxi ride away.
Overlooking the stunning Santa Eulalia marina, the stylish Aguas de Ibiza is the perfect place to relax and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life. This 5* boutique hotel features a restaurant designed by a Michelin-star chef, three pools – one of which is on the rooftop – and a tranquil spa area with a variety of treatments. Each room has been carefully designed to offer utmost comfort and convenience, with special touches like bathtubs on the balcony, your own choice of pillow and high-end speakers.
The 5* Grand Palladium White Island Resort and Spa is the epitome of luxury, with stylish interiors, a classy dining scene and state-of-the-art amenities. This chic hotel is located on one of the island's most desirable beaches, Playa d'en Bossa, and is just a few minutes walk from the town's VIP bars and clubs. The hotel has a relaxing spa with all the fixtures, including a hot tub, sauna, steam room and a range of sumptuous treatments on offer. Dine at the buffet, Italian, Mexican or Mediterranean restaurants and you can warm up for your night out with live music in the lobby bar.