When it comes to the quintessential European island holiday, few destinations can rival the allure of Mallorca and Ibiza in the Balearics. Both destinations offer the laidback luxury and Mediterranean lifestyle that make a Spanish villa holiday so seductive. Read on to discover both enchanting destinations, and what makes each so special as well as a selection of our top luxury villas in the Balearic Islands.

Each island, surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, boasts a unique culture and atmosphere that sets it apart. Whether you are drawn to white-sand beaches, chic clubs, captivating UNESCO sites, or vibrant food scenes, both Mallorca and Ibiza offer an array of unforgettable experiences. Read on to explore some of the very finest luxury villas in the Balearic Islands and highlights of each island.

Ibiza: A Sophisticated Summer Escape

Ibiza town at sunset. Visit Eivissa when staying at a luxury villa in the Balearic Islands.

Perhaps the most iconic summer holiday destination in Europe, summer in Ibiza is simply second to none. Here’s some of our favourite highlights of a luxury villa holiday in Ibiza.

Ibiza’s Incredible Nightlife

It is no secret that the island’s party scene is legendary, from the super-clubs of Amnesia and Ushuaia to ultra-chic beach clubs across the island. For an unquestionably glamourous experience, head to the institution that is Nikki Beach, where the world’s best DJs pop up every summer for unforgettable parties in the sun. Alternatively, Beachouse at Playa d’en Bossa encapsulates the bohemian vibe Ibiza is famous for, with their signature BOHO parties. However, the charm of this beautiful Balearic Island goes beyond the party scene. In fact, the magic of Ibiza lies in its unique blend of iconic nightlife with a rich culture and natural beauty, making it the perfect destination for sophisticated luxury holidays to the Balearic Islands.

Barefoot Luxury at Ibiza’s Top Beaches

The coastline boasts numerous classic white and golden sand beaches, along with hidden bays and secret coves. Many are best explored on an Ibizan yacht charter. Discover some of the most popular beaches in Ibiza, like Cala Tarida or Cala Jondal, home to the exclusive Blue Marlin Beach Club. For incredible sunsets the beach at Cala d’Hort enjoys views across the famous Es Vedrà islet. Stop for dinner at the Michelin recommended Es Boldado restaurant for superb local cuisine to accompany the view.

Turquoise waters of Cala Tarida, a must-see during your luxury holiday in Ibiza.

A Rich Culture and Natural Beauty

Alternatively, as you step away from the lively beach clubs, you will find a myriad of hidden gems. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the UNESCO-protected Parc Natural de Ses Salines between Ibiza and Formentera. For a touch of culture, wander through Ibiza Town, known as Eivissa, where ancient Phoenician roots and 16th-century ramparts intertwine with chic boutiques, local restaurants, and curious galleries. The Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, is a must-visit for contemporary art lovers. Ibiza’s ancient Phoenician roots are best explored with a tour of the archaeological UNESCO World Heritage site of Sa Caleta.

Whether you’re drawn by its cultural heritage, natural wonders, or pulsating nightlife, Ibiza promises an unparalleled luxury holiday in the Balearic Islands filled with elegance and excitement.

Luxury Villas In Ibiza

Luxury villas in Ibiza provide the perfect setting for all preferences. No matter whether you seek a laid-back island retreat or a dynamic party playground, an we will offer an Ibizan villa to suit you.

Villa Ocean Paradise

Pool and sea view of Villa Ocean Paradise, an ultimate luxury villa in Ibiza.

Welcome to Villa Ocean Paradise, one of the crown jewels of our portfolio, from our exclusive Ultimate Luxury Villas Collection. We love the unique structure of this super luxury villa; built directly into the cliffside, and showcasing high-end modern design.

Nestled in the exclusive area of Es Cubells, Villa Ocean Paradise conveys a private setting with breathtaking sea views over the shimmering Mediterranean. This ultra luxury villa boasts top tier facilities, a private jetty, and direct beach access. It’s simply the perfect choice for a luxury villa holiday in Ibiza.

Fully staffed with a villa manager, private chef, and waiting team, Villa Ocean Paradise ensures a bespoke and unforgettable experience.

Villa Can Belen

Drone shot of Villa Can Belen, a lovely family friendly luxury villa in Ibiza.

Located just a stroll away from the picturesque Santa Gertrudis village, Villa Can Belen allows you to relax in complete privacy with stunning views of green valleys as a backdrop. This luxury villa in Ibiza can accommodate up to twelve guests in six beautifully decorated bedrooms. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a trampoline and a games room with pool table, it is especially popular for a relaxed luxury family holiday in Ibiza.

With a self-catered package, guests can enjoy complete flexibility, while taking advantage of the villa’s swimming pool, multiple terraces, and various chill-out zones amidst the natural beauty of Ibiza.

Villa Can Pegaso Grande

Landscape view of Villa Can Pegaso Grande, with the infinity pool in the foreground.

When looking at luxury villas in Ibiza, Villa Can Pegaso Grande is a fantastic rental property, especially for large family groups. Accommodating up to sixteen guests, the property is surrounded by the nature of the North Ibizan countryside. The epitome of indoor-outdoor living, children and adults alike will love the outdoor cinema and huge garden. Guests can enjoy barbeques and dine alfresco in the outdoor lounge area.

This elegant villa features a statement salt water swimming pool and well-equipped fitness suite, as well as plenty of terraces for guests to spread out. During the high season, guests are treated to the services of a breakfast chef and assistant, ensuring a relaxing start to each day.

Mallorca: A Paradise of Laidback Luxury & Adventure

View over the crystal clear waters of Formentor Beach in Palma de Mallorca, with its sandy beach and sun lounger in the foreground. A great spot for luxury holidays in the Balearics.

Stunning beaches, a vibrant culinary scene and an endless array of activities. These are just some of the main characteristics shaping a luxury villa holiday in Mallorca. As the largest of the Balearic Islands, this captivating destination attracts tourists from all over the world. Here’s some of the highlights that keep visitors returning year after year.

Simply Gorgeous Beaches on Mallorca

The island’s diverse coastline boasts options for every taste. From expansive white-sand beaches, like Es Trenc in the far south of the island, to secluded coves accessible only via boat or a hike. These include some stunning hidden gems found in the Parque Natural de la Península de Llevant, and around the north of the island. For a natural experience, one of our favourite beaches on Mallorca is Cala Torta in the North East. Certainly families on a Mallorcan villa holiday will love Platja de Alcúdia and Platja de Muro on the northeast coast. They’re perfect for children thanks to the lovely fine sand and crystal clear waters, as well as convenient facilities and the availability of watersports.

Activity Holidays in Mallorca

Beyond its beaches, Mallorca offers a treasure trove of cultural and natural wonders. The Serra de Tramuntana mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They stretch across the island with breathtaking peaks and picturesque villages. The thrilling mountain roads are perfect for a road cycling holiday to Mallorca. Alternatively, for a more relaxed ride, try the cycling routes around Petra. The Tramuntana mountains are also perfect for hiking and rock climbing. For those seeking water sports adventures, Mallorca offers a plethora of activities such as kite-surfing, kayaking, and boating. While luxury villa holidays to Mallorca can offer a relaxing retreat, there’s certainly plenty of opportunities to enjoy adventure and activities on a Balearic Island holiday.

Palma de Mallorca cathedral, a must-visit during a luxury villa holiday in Mallorca

Culture and Cuisine on a Mallorcan Villa Holiday

For cultural sightseeing, Palma de Mallorca is the place to be. The island’s energetic capital enchants visitors with its medieval walls, the magnificent cathedral, and a vibrant city centre filled with lively markets and stylish boutiques. The city’s culinary scene is equally impressive. There’s a mix of Michelin-starred restaurants and charming local establishments where you can savour traditional Mallorquín gastronomy. For a truly unique experience, try the creative cuisine at restaurant Zaranda in Palma’s old town. Meanwhile a gourmet Mallorcan menu is offered at DINS Santi Taura for a luxurious yet authentic experience.

Whether you’re relaxing on golden sands, exploring the majestic mountains, or indulging in gastronomic delights, Mallorca has it all. Experience an unforgettable luxury holiday in the Balearics, filled with beauty, adventure, and culinary excellence.

Luxury Villas in Mallorca

Luxury villas in Mallorca combine traditional charm with modern elegance. You can expect exquisite interiors, private pools, and extensive outdoor spaces perfect for relaxation and entertainment.

Villa Luz Del Sol

Pool view of Villa Luz del Sol

During your luxury villa holiday in the Balearic Islands, lose yourself in breathtaking panoramic seascapes, while staying at Villa Luz Del Sol.

Positioned on the rocky cliffs above Cala Llamp, the villa remains loyal to its name (translated as ‘Sunlight’), offering stunning Mediterranean sunsets. Accommodating up to twelve guests across six en-suite bedrooms, this 875m² villa features quietly luxurious décor. Picture yourself sunbathing by the 15m infinity pool or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub with a glass of bubbly.

Villa Luz Del Sol comes fully-staffed with extensive terraces for alfresco dining and relaxation. In addition, the services of a villa manager, private chef, and housekeeping, will ensure a magical luxury summer holiday in the Balearics.

Villa Can Tramuntana

Drone shot of Villa Can Tramuntana, with the surrounding nature in the background.

Are you looking for a complete escapism during your luxury holidays in the Balearics? if so, then head to the serene countryside of North Mallorca and discover Villa Can Tramuntana.

Located at the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountains, this villa rental in Mallorca comes fully-staffed. A team of professionals will ensure your every wish is catered for during your stay! Perfect for a large family travelling together, Villa Can Tramuntana can accommodate up to ten adults and two children, with elite facilities which will suite everyone’s taste.

Guests can indulge in the villa’s elegant interiors or relax by the 15-metre private pool. On the other hand, explore the extensive gardens and outdoor yoga platform, ensuring a memorable stay for everyone.

Villa Minerva

View of Port Andratx from the main terrace at Villa Minerva in Mallorca.

At Villa Minerva relaxation is the keyword. Sitting in an elevated position just outside the exclusive Port Andratx, this luxury villa will leave you speechless. Occupying a plot of almost 2,000m², Villa Minerva feels intensely private. Nevertheless it’s within walking distance of all the entertainment offered in Port Andratx. Spend luxurious days sunbathing by the saltwater swimming pool, and above all enjoy a relaxing summer villa holiday in Mallorca.

For an exclusive summer holidays in the Balearics Islands, Villa Minerva is the most luxurious of villas in a fantastic location. Offered on a self catered basis, explore local cuisine and tailor-make your stay around your preferences.

Luxury Villas in the Balearic Islands: Ibiza or Mallorca?

When looking at luxury villas in the Balearics, choosing between Ibiza and Mallorca is no easy task.

Mallorca, with its picturesque villages, coastal towns, and family-friendly resorts, is perfect for travellers seeking a diverse range of activities. Consequently, luxury villas in Mallorca are the perfect base to experience adventures either by the sea or in the mountains. On the other hand, Ibiza is renowned for its unique blend of boho-chic fashion, legendary nightlife, and natural beauty. This island is ideal for visitors craving something a bit different, with its iconic clubs, nature reserves, and yacht charters. Choose a luxury villa in Ibiza, in order to live summer your own way, and enjoy paradise however that looks for you.

Are you still debating between a luxury villa holiday in Ibiza or Mallorca? Should you have any questions about planning a Balearic summer holiday, contact our team. Give our Travel Advisors a call on +44 (0)1202 203656 or send us an email. Moreover, keep up to date on InstagramFacebook, and browse our other blog posts for more inspiration.