Millions flock to the beautiful islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza each year, but did you know that the Balearics are actually made up of 4 islands? And if you’re wondering what the 4th island is, it is in fact Formentera. That’s right – Formentera is the final jigsaw piece to the Balearics.
What is it that makes these islands so special?
With a flying time of around 2 – 2.5 hours from the UK, and some of the best beaches in Europe you could be sat on the sand with a cold beer quicker than doing a trolley dash around your local supermarket. And of course, each of the Balearic Islands has its own unique character.
Majorca is extremely diverse, and there is a resort to suit everyone, from the family-friendly gently shelving beaches in Alcudia to the party capital Magaluf.
Menorca is the quietest of the Balearic Islands, and is known for its pretty marinas and sleepy fishing villages.
Formentera is only 17 kilometres from Ibiza and only accessible by boat. This island couldn’t be more different in comparison with it’s neighbouring islands. Long beaches and crystal clear waters really do make this an escape-from-it-all Robinson Crusoe Island.
So, which are the best beaches in the Balearics? With so many to choose from this was a tricky decision, but we finally narrowed it down, so let’s Find Out Why These Top 7 Balearic Beaches Sizzle,
Alcudia Beach, Majorca
Warm shallow water await you at this Blue Flag beach in Alcudia. No wonder it’s a huge hit with families.
Es Trenc, Majorca
Located on the south of the island, Es Trenc beach is often compared to the white soft sands of the Caribbean, making it an instant hit with hundreds of holidaymakers.
Playa De Ses Illetes
Playa De Ses Illetes has made it’s way on to many ‘best beaches in the world’ lists, so there’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular beaches on the island of Formentera. Located only 2 miles off the coast of Ibiza, you can get to this beach by simply hopping on a ferry.
Benirras Beach, Ibiza
Benirras Beach is situated in the north of Ibiza, and is a great place to take in some snorkeling with its clear blue waters. It’s also a top spot to watch the famous Ibiza sunset, and if you manage to visit on a Sunday you will catch the drummers drumming down the sunset.
Cala Jondal Beach, Ibiza
Cala Jondal beach is around a fifteen minute drive from Ibiza Town, and is one of the island’s most swanky beaches. This is not only a great place to people watch, but it’s also one of the best places to celebrity spot!
Arenal D’en Castell Beach, Menorca
This large horseshoe, crescent-shaped beach boasts stunning scenery and lovely shallow waters, making it a perfect choice for families with small children.
Cala’ n Porter, Menorca
So, which Balearic Beach would you like to sizzle on?
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