With their Balearic gastronomy evoking a traditional Spanish style yet also heavily inundated with Roman and African influences, tropical ingredients and provincially harvested seafood, these sunny islands are far more than meet the eye. Nestled in their emblematic landscapes, incredible cuisine, award-winning olive oils and some of the best examples of Mediterranean wine lay sheltered in charming, off-the-beaten path locations.
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With the North’s Tramontane Mountains and the South’s dramatic cliffs and secret coves snaking the circumference the island, Mallorca is a sight for sore eyes: jagged coastlines set against the calm, deep beauty of the Balearic Sea. Combine this with two petite but powerful wine appellations – Binissalem and Pla i Llevant de Mallorca – and a rich Mallorqui gastronomic tradition in quaint rural villages and Mallorca becomes a feast all around. Experience pure Mallorca luxury vacation and attend private, traditional cooking courses in exclusive fincas usually restricted to famous authors and celebrity chefs or immerse yourself in the cultural heritage revolving around the island’s olive oil or herbed liquor production. The island is your playground.
The sapphire seas offset by stark-white buildings and even starker rock faces boasting the Chaparral vegetation of Ibiza, meanwhile, keeps us coming back again and again. Embark on a high-end lifestyle or shopping tour with leaders in the fashion industry: this tiny island’s boho vibe is fresh and light, but not to be taken lightly. Or perhaps a sailing excursion on a catamaran is more your speed: float weightlessly above seemingly bottomless waters, knowing that your every request is taken care of. Wine tradition runs back to the 8th century on this island, as well: limited in quantity but not in quality. The best and most exclusive of the Med.