Pose in your best swimsuit at Las Salinas on Ibiza, find a deserted strand on Formentera, or the perfect little cove, such as Cala en Turqueta or Cala Macarella, on Menorca.
Explore Menorca's atmospheric former capital Ciudadella visiting its cathedral, elegant palacios and medieval churches. The shopping is good here too. At the other end of the island, Mahón, the capital, is also well worth a visit.
Find out why Mallorca is famous for its caves, particularly the extraordinary Cuevas (Coves) del Drac (Dragon's Cave) where the visit climaxes with a unforgettable concert on an underground lake (www.cuevasdrach.com).
Menorca's prehistoric formations
Take in at least one of Menorca's famous prehistoric formations from the Talayot civilisation of the 2nd millennium BC. One of the most important stone sites is the Talatí de Dalt.
Make a pilgrimage to beautiful Valldemossa and visit the monastery where the composer Frederic Chopin spent the winter of 1838-9 with his mistress, George Sand, who later published a famous account of the disastrous visit.
The Balearic Islands are an arrival point for many Mediterranean yacht cruises and the crystal waters around these islands are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.