Balearic Islands: Mini Guide For A Relaxing Holiday

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The Balearic Islands have always been synonymous with white sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, lush nature are also an excellent destination for those in search of relaxation, wellness and long walks in nature.

Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca are the perfect islands to enjoy a little rest surrounded by nature and to enjoy a regenerating stay among the most beautiful spas in the archipelago.

For those traveling, like us, with young children, these islands offer a lot for families, as we wrote earlier in other posts. But we come to the purpose of this post: conseeing the best locations, island by island, where to find a corner of peace and relaxation, between a spa and a regenerating message.

An excellent opportunity for parents traveling with young children: while their children have fun at the mini-club, mum and dad can give themselves a well-deserved place. Here’s where …

Ibiza

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Known for its intense nightlife, clubs and beach parties, Ibiza is the capital of entertainment, but also of wellness. The relaxing sound of the waves, the white sand under the feet and the turquoise sea give a deep sense of tranquility and help to relax the tension.

Along the beach of Cala Martina, to the east of the island, Flow Yoga & Mindfulness takes place, a daily spiritual retreat where you can practice breathing exercises, posture and body control.

For those who want to experience a 100% relaxing holiday, Aguas De Ibiza,  in Santa Eulalia, offers  Revival Spa, a space dedicated to remise en forme, where a team of experts will help guests find the right balance through Detox programs and courses pilates and yoga.

This year the island has just hosted in early October  Ibiza Wellness Day, an event dedicated to well-being in all its forms, from yoga and pilates to the right diet, from sports to health with the presence of internationally renowned experts.

Formentera

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The first place to relax in Formentera is undoubtedly the beach, thanks to the exfoliating power of grains of sand and the beneficial effects of salt and water on the skin.

The northern area of Espalmador, an island of three square kilometers visible from the beach of Illetas, offers a sulphurous lagoon where you can indulge in hot clay baths and natural mud baths. Here the deep water and fine sand allow non-sludge lovers to enjoy a reflexology session and an almost kneipp path between the warm waters and the different textures of the beach.

At the facilities level, the Cala Saona Hotel & Spa offers a wide range of services including the Spa, the gym and yoga and paddle activities. To the great classics are added the relaxing massage FormenteraAfterSun with mint and aloe wrap, the LoveSunset experience ideal for couples and Bambuterapia, technique carried out with bamboo canes to improve circulation and reshape the silhouette.

And the island will also host the Formentera Zen from 12 to 14 October, a three-day event dedicated to the health and well-being of body and mind in a unique context. The light, silence and calm, distinctive features of Formentera, invite you to try your hand at disciplines such as yoga, pilates or meditation.

Mallorca

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The largest of the Balearic Islands with its breathtaking landscapes, the panoramic points overlooking the sea of great beauty and lush nature offers moments of pleasure for the eyes and the spirit. In addition to the spectacle of the area, Mallorca offers a wide range of wellness centers including the Spa of the Fontsanta Hotel, in the south, which is the only one to use the thermal water that is born on the island, to give maximum benefits for the body and the skin.

To enjoy a relaxing holiday far from the world, the Royal Hideaway Hotel, on the beach of Formentor, has inaugurated a new space dedicated to relaxation, Le Pool-Cabans, private homes a few steps from the crystal clear sea that include a personal area equipped with every comfort including a Jacuzzi and a solarium with a garden where guests can enjoy an authentic Thai massage with an expert therapist in an environment of absolute tranquility.

The Spa Hotel of the Urban Hotel, in Palma de Mallorca, is the first to offer vegan treatments   for the body and face and features a mosaic Turkish bath, waterfall showers and various saunas, as well as a wide selection of personalized treatments.

Minorca

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Menorca, the island of calm, has always been a welcoming and somewhat mysterious refuge for those seeking a holiday of peace, silence and tranquility. With its 80 beaches and coves, many of which are uncrowded and surrounded by pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation, Menorca is relaxing by nature.

On the island time seems to run slowly and the heterogeneous landscape combines the rich and dense vegetation with the calm marine area to give life to a harmonious place synonymous with tranquility.

This environment is the ideal place to carry out single or group activities of yoga and give vent to creativity with en plein air painting that helps meditation and unite completely with the territory.

There is no shortage of facilities dedicated to relaxation and wellness including the PortBlue Spa La Quinta Hotel, in Cala En Bosc, which offers the “despejar la mente” package  (free your mind), the ideal offer to remove stress through a traditional massage with aromatherapy followed by an Ayurvedic treatment.

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