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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Wu

Island Hopping the Balearic Islands: A Hipster’s Paradise


Welcome, fellow wanderers! Are you looking to infuse a dose of magic in your summer? Say no more! We have the perfect escapade to make you fall in love with the carefree, Bohemian vibe of the Mediterranean - the Balearic Islands.


Ibiza

Majorca – The Crown Jewel

Begin your adventure in Majorca, the largest island. Live the royal dream by booking a stay at the majestic Belmond La Residencia in Deià. Nestled amidst olive and citrus groves, it promises stunning views of the Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Oh, and their spa treatments? Pure bliss!

Want something more low-key and pocket-friendly? Check out Hostal Corona in Palma de Mallorca, offering great value without compromising on comfort.

Now, the "must-sees" of Majorca: The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, aka La Seu, the Bellver Castle, and the dreamy Drach Caves. For a dose of adrenaline, try cliff diving at Cala Varques. And foodies, be sure to taste the local delicacy, Ensaimada!


Majorca

Check out the review of the Belmond La Residencia:


Ibiza - Where the Party Never Ends

Next, hop onto a ferry or flight to Ibiza, the island that never sleeps. Beach clubs, white sandy beaches, and world-renowned DJs spinning tracks until dawn - what's not to love?

Luxury-seekers, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is calling your name! It is located in Playa d'en Bossa and’s the epicenter of the best pool parties and live music shows.

On a budget? No worries. Ibiza also boasts budget stays like the Amistat Island Hostel in Sant Antoni, which provides a chill vibe and friendly atmosphere.

The Ibiza Old Town (Dalt Vila) and its castle are must-visits. Unwind at the idyllic beaches of Cala Comte and Aguas Blancas or explore the hidden cove of Cala Llentrisca. But don't miss the Hippy Market in Es Canar for authentic, colorful souvenirs.


Beach landscape overlooking seaside resort in Ibiza.

Check out the best of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel:


Courtesy of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel




Formentera - The Hidden Mediterranean Gem


Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Ibiza, you'll find Formentera - an island untouched by mass tourism. The Gecko Beach Club offers a lush, high-end experience with serene views of Migjorn Beach.

The Hostal Illetes, a cheaper option, boasts clean rooms, friendly staff, and a superb location.

Formentera’s top sights? The Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse, the ancient La Mola Lighthouse, and the blue waters of Illetes Beach. Hire a bike and explore the beautiful salt flats, Las Salinas. You might even spot some flamingos!


Beack at Formentera

Check out this review from the opening night at the Gecko Beach Club:




Minorca - A Timeless Beauty

Last stop, Minorca. Quieter and more preserved than its sisters, Minorca offers a unique, laid-back vibe. Stay at the luxurious Torralbenc, a traditional Menorcan farm converted into a stunning hotel, or opt for the affordable Hostal Jume in the heart of Mahon.

Visit the historic town of Ciutadella, the Monte Toro, and the Naveta des Tudons, a prehistoric burial site. Kayak in the clear waters of Cala Macarelleta and take a sunset boat trip in Fornells Bay.


Minorca

Check out the review of the Torrablenc Hotel:



Traveling between islands is a breeze with frequent ferry services by Balearia and Trasmediterranea, or local flights by Air Europa and Ryanair.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and set sail for the unforgettable experience of island hopping the Balearics





Whatever you do don't forget to check out www.onlytophotels.com for all the best guides.



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