The magic of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are one of those destinations where you visit once and want to go back the first chance you get. These islands have a unique, even extraordinary charm, which makes the islands’ idyllic coves, beautiful sunsets, and lush nature impossible to resist.

Join us on this tour of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular islands and experience stunning villages with white houses, cities packed with history and charm, beaches with a wild beauty, and a rich cuisine that will delight the most demanding palates.

The region’s two largest islands are Mallorca and Ibiza. The first is home to the capital of Palma, the Cabrera National Park, and the Serra de Tramuntana. On the other hand, Ibiza has been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO due to its biodiversity and culture.

Examples include Phoenician site of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins, and the historical center of Eivissa. This famous island is known the world over for its endless nights filled with music that plays until dawn. All this makes the Balearic Islands one of the most coveted destinations for an incredible vacation.

Mallorca, the chicest island

There are few destinations like this, with a full range of entertainment, recreational, and cultural opportunities making it the perfect place for any type of traveler. Even the rich and famous have been drawn to its white sands, coves, and elegant inland towns, earning the island its chic reputation.

Its must-sees? A walk around Palma de Mallorca, particularly around the Yacht Club, the most eye-catching part of the city. From the bay, you will get one of the most beautiful views of the island, made up of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina together with the Cathedral.

We can’t forget about the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site, where spectacular landscapes await you that you can discover while hiking and also very beautiful villages full of history. The romantic Valldemosa or the picturesque Deià, with tiny, steep streets. It is a refuge for many artists. And not to mention Pollença and charming Soller, which lead to Sa Calobra, a magical place where the sea, the cliffs, and the forest meet to create a unique landscape.

Ibiza, the white island

The white island is one of the most well-known beach destinations, famous for its parties and nightlife. But the island offers much more than that, with a host of attractions worth discovering.

You can start by taking a walk through the old city, also known as Dalt Vila, an area with steep streets lined with mansions and houses that are bunched together, surrounded by walls. Afterwards, a stroll through the marina to check out the yachts is a must, as is a visit to the nearby La Marina neighborhood with its streets packed with restaurants, bars, and shops.

This island is a genuine natural paradise with spectacular beaches and coves tucked among cliffs. We recommend a visit to Cala Vadella for its turquoise water, so clear that you can explore the seabed. Cala Conta is also on our list of top spots, a place where you can watch the most beautiful and colorful sunsets in Ibiza; we also recommend Cala Salada for its natural surroundings; and Cala de Sant Vicent, opposite the islet of Tagomago.

You can’t miss a visit to one of the island’s charming villages with their fortified rural churches, such as Sant Carles de Peralta, famous for its Las Dalias hippie street market and the Can Marça Cave, with its “lake of wishes”, the water of which is dyed with fluorescein to create surprising and magical shapes under artificial lighting.

The Balearic Islands is unquestionably one of Spain’s most magical destinations, so take this opportunity as an ETC member to enjoy five accommodation options in the section of our website called Leisure Hotels: Catalonia Majorica, Catalonia Royal Ses Savines, Catalonia del Mar, Catalonia Mirador des Port and Catalonia Ses Estaques.

Remember that as an Exclusive Traveler Club member you have a direct and guaranteed room upgrade (according to your membership level) at our hotels in Europe, and you can also add a flight to your hotel reservation at

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