Our Favourite Luxury Holidays in the Balearics
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Spain’s stunning Balearic Islands are always popular with holidaymakers. With plenty of sunshine, year-round warm climates and a host of amazing first-class hotels, this archipelago east of the Spanish mainland is an excellent destination for a special trip away. Discover our top pick of luxury holidays in the Balearics and start planning your trip today.
Ibiza: more than just a party island
With a global reputation for being a party island, it’s easy to overlook the spectacular White Isle when looking for a luxury break. However, look beyond San Antonio and you’ll find that Ibiza is so much more than all-night clubbing and raucous boat parties.
The chilled and charming town of Santa Eulalia, located on the east of the island, is perfect for those looking for a more tranquil holiday and is also a hit with families. Located between Santa Eulalia and the nearby Es Canar resort, you’ll also find the ME Ibiza – a sophisticated 5-star hotel nestled in a private bay, with direct yacht access.
This modern hotel in Ibiza boasts cool and contemporary accommodation, exceptional spa facilities and beautiful pools. There are also daily DJ sets by the pool for those who want to experience the buzz of Ibiza in a luxury environment.
Ibiza Town, known locally as Eivissa, and its neighbouring resort of Talamanca, are also worth exploring on a luxury holiday in the Balearics. Ibiza Town’s cobbled streets, white-washed alleys and quirky boutiques make it a favourite with the A-List. It is also home to Dalt Vila, a medieval fortress and UNESCO World Heritage site that sits high above the town.
From the highest point, you’ll see spectacular views across to Talamanca. The luxury 5-star Ibiza Gran Hotel is the ideal choice for those wishing to while away their time in Ibiza Town. This stylish Art Hotel is frequented by celebrities who enjoy this relaxing retreat while staying in the heart of the action.
The hotel’s spa is famed for its luxurious treatments including the apt After Party Detox – which combines a mineral mud treatment and orange and mimosa oil massage.
Mallorca: A Luxurious Mediterranean Gem
The largest of the Balearic Isles, Mallorca is a firm favourite with families and couples alike. With a buzzing capital in Palma, beautiful azure coastlines and hidden hilltop towns, it’s the perfect place for a luxury escape.
Mallorca's Most Luxurious Hotels
There’s no shortage of beautiful 5-star hotels in Mallorca. Located high in the hills overlooking the bay of Palma, the picturesque 13th century Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a sumptuous 5-star lodging with first-class amenities and excellent golf facilities. This historic and tranquil haven is also only 10 minutes’ drive from Palma, so guests can experience everything the island has to offer.
To the east of the Island, in the lesser known Canyamel, you’ll find the Park Hyatt Mallorca. Laid out like a traditional Mallorcan village, this stunning resort in Cap Vermell is just 5 minutes’ drive from Canyamel beach and has easy access to pretty, historic towns including Artà. For those interested in getting active during their trip, there are plenty of sporting activities nearby.