Port Spotlight: Formentera in the Balearics

Nestled away in the western Mediterranean off the coast of Spain is a group of islands so mesmerizing and enchanting that we’ve devoted an entire itinerary to showcase their allure. Each with its own distinct personality, the four Balearic Islands are as diverse as they are similar. Here we take a look at Formentera, the smallest island of the Balearics and Star Flyer's first call on this special itinerary.

This photo of Formentera is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Star Flyer will call at Sabina, Formentera, in the Balearic Islands beginning June 6, 2014. The smallest of the archipelago, Formentera is characterized by its emphasis on ecology and eco-tourism. 20 km of pristine beaches line the coast giving way to transparent waters. It's no wonder the small island has been likened to a Caribbean retreat.

A popular yachting destination, Formentera is only accessible by boat, lending it an air of exclusivity. One might even call it the best kept secret in the Med. Unlike sister island, Ibiza, Formentera is not known for its nightlife presence. Water sports provide the high-energy entertainment here. The crystal waters and nearby coves are dotted with fit vacationers kayaking, biking and paddleboarding.

This photo of Formentera is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

This photo of Formentera is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

The sea is visible from nearly any point on the island, with a surface area of just 90 square kilometers. All around the island you can find "lonely bays" and beautiful beaches -- many with incredible grottos.

The average summertime temperatures range from 70° lows at night to 78° highs during the day with little rainfall, so guests can expect to look forward to a beautiful day at the beach when visiting Formentera.

This photo of Formentera is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

This photo of Formentera is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Stay tuned for more information on the ports of Star Flyer's Spain & Balearic Islands itinerary.

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