Baron Island

Spain | Europe: Mediterranean

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This 220-acre island is also home to a castellated hilltop watchtower. Designed by a famous architect, this five-storey circular tower is available to guests. Built in the 1950s with striking views of the volcanic island, this extraordinary building has circular rooms. The island is a nature and wildlife reserve with a rich variety of Mediterranean vegetation. The highest of its four peaks reaches 330 feet above sea level, offering panoramic views. A number of small beaches around its rocky coastline offers protection. The salt-water lagoon Mar Menor and La Manga del Mar Menor offer great possibilities for water sports. It is truly a place to unwind and relax : a hidden jewel available for the first time for others to enjoy.

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Situated off the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain (Provincia de Murcia) in the Mar Menor near the ancient seaport of Cartagena.

Up to 10 adults can be accommodated in 7 double rooms. The Cottages and the Hunting Lodge are typically Mediterranean in style, painted in indigo blue and terracotta. The Tower has 3 bedrooms with bathrooms, 2 lounges and a kitchenette spread over 5 floors. The Tower is not located directly on the coast, but is a 20 minute walk from the beach.

Self-catering or full board. All meals can be arranged for your stay at an extra cost : just ask for details.

There is the island shuttle launch, a sailing yacht and a Latino motor-sailer. Watersports equipment is provided for guests to use for windsurfing, snorkelling, dinghy/Hobie Cat sailing, rowing and rod-fishing. Three championship golf courses are available at the La Manga Golf Club. The inland of the coast is arid, and you may visit several towns, which still preserve their medieval structures.

Best time to travel:
Recommended is between March and June or between September and December.

Getting there:
Take a flight to nearby San Javier (Murcia) or Alicante airports, then go to the local marina for the 30-minute boat ride to Baron Island.




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