Yacht charters Mallorca
Mallorca, the Pleasure Destination of the World
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and one of the hottest holiday destinations in the world. It is best known for its stunning beaches, magnetic history and culture, exotic gastronomy, and a generally cool vibe. If the neighboring Ibiza is the party destination of the world, Mallorca offers a respite in the company of nature and gorgeous waters for the perfect, laid-back yacht sailing experience. We like to call it the “pleasure destination of the world”.
Mallorca (or Majorca) is preferred for its often-calming waters of the Balearic Sea. With over 40 ports including the huge Palma and Alcudia ports that have cutting-edge technology and a holding capacity of several hundreds of boats, Mallorca makes for a great sea travel experience that is unmatched by any in this part of the world.
At Mallorca, you can partake in adventurous activities such as trekking, hiking, and cycling. Or stroll through the beautiful meadows and orchards away from the Palma city center. Or explore the world-renowned cultural heritage in the day and local cuisines by night. There is everything for everyone at Mallorca, an island with a welcoming and socializing crowd that attracts the who’s who of Europe and beyond.
Excited and ready to make that trip to Mallorca? Plan a charter today. Explore options or read up more about the fancies that Mallorca offers.
Planning a Yacht Holiday in Mallorca
Mallorca is best enjoyed in your own boat. Thanks to its over 40 well-equipped ports and yacht clubs adorning the charter areas around the island, you can sail from any direction and find a suitable location to drop anchor.
You can choose any of Mallorca’s major ports such as Palma, Alcudia, and d’Andratx. The first two are some of the biggest and busiest ports handled by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands. Naturally, the Palma and Alcudia ports are also used by commercial vessels. Depending upon the size of your boat and your planned itinerary (South Mallorca vs North Mallorca), you can choose your stationing location.
These ports do not just provide a space for you to park your boats but also hobnob with like-minded tourists and adventurists. For instance, the Palma port has Real Club Nautico which attracts some of the biggest celebrities of the world, including Spanish noblepersons. Then there is Club de Mar, perhaps the grooviest place on Earth, with 24-hour bars and restaurants, cutting-edge marine technology, fueling stations, and more.
The port of Alcudia can house nearly 1,000 boats at any given time. It attracts travelers from the Spanish mainland, France, and other European nations. The natural port of d’Andratx lies on the west coast of Mallorca and has a capacity of more than 700 berths.
Together, all the ports on the island are capable of accommodating upwards of 3,000 boats that range in size from as small as 6 meters to upwards of 60 meters. Even large vessels like superyachts, huge motor yachts, and mini-cruises can be moored on this island’s ports.
Alternatively, you can take a ferry or enjoy a cruise from neighboring countries. Many of the world’s top cruise liners have a designated stop at Mallorca, either at the Palma or Alcudia port.
History of Mallorca
It has a vibrant history but not much is known about its earliest inhabitants. In the Neolithic period, island settlements were typically used as burial grounds, and Mallorca was no different. As a result, today it is known for such prehistoric and religious settlements that include necropoli, church ruins, and the like.
Archaeological efforts only began decades later which started contributing to its popularity in Spain and neighboring countries. Due to its geographical uniqueness, Mallorca soon became a tourist hub, with its capital Palma holding the centerstage and Spain calling the shots. Since 1983, Mallorca is governed by the Spanish administration. It is the most populated and also the most prosperous island in the Balearic archipelago. Along with Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera, it makes up the “Balearic Quad”. The two main spoken languages are Catalan and Spanish.
Things of Interest in Mallorca
There is so much to see, explore, and appreciate in Mallorca that a week-long trip may not be enough. This is why we recommend longer-duration charters to our patrons who like to explore the majority of the places, including the ones that are not celebrated in pop culture.
Some notable sights worth visiting and things worth doing in Mallorca are:
- Puig Major, the highest peak of Mallorca
- Coves of Sa Calobra and Cap de Formentor
- Architectural ruins (city of Pollentia)
- 3,200-year-old well-preserved Bronze Age sword at the Majorca Museum
- Serra de Tramuntana mountain
- Nature parks of Mondrago and Albufera
- Monastery at Valldemosa
- Palma Mallorca cathedral (La Seu)
- Bellver castle
- Palma Aquarium (with the deepest shark tank in Europe)
- Expansive Roman baths in Campos and Arab baths
- Prehistoric and Roman remains in Lluchmayor
- Tombstones and preserved works of notable personalities like Frederic Chopin
The art and music scene of Mallorca is also worthwhile. While the in-vogue electronic dance music (EDM) is more popular in the neighboring party islands, its contagious nature has positively affected Mallorca too. Local museums also run exhibitions of local artists.
You can also check out the nut-rich cuisines of Mallorca. Some of the most popular dishes are sobrassada, coca de Trampo, arros brut, and ensaimada. Herbs de Majorca, a locally produced liquor, can also be found in every bistro menu.
Top 5 yacht charter areas in Mallorca
Mallorca is an ideal place for a 7 days circumnavigation. The most popular areas to charter in Mallorca are:
Palma – the South
A lively, historical and flourishing area. It’s advisable to skip the beaches and go for the cliffs of Cabo Blanco and Es Trenc. Wonderful scenery with sceneries begging for a refreshing swim.
Porto Colom, Porto Cristo
Beautiful coves, with sandy bottom and crystal clear water. Many areas here can’t be easily reached from the land, making them ideal as yacht charter spots. Having a knowledgeable crew is a must.
Watersport paradise, a great place to test the wind-dependent water toys.
Epic sceneries of the huge cliffs with intertwined beaches. An absolute must in Mallorca.
The peaceful area is full of olives. Perhaps a little bit of the French charm causes that many guests stay an extra day.
Close to Palma, a nice mix of some of the high-end marinas like Port Adriano, nice cliffs for sunsets or cliff jumping and local beaches (mostly densely occupied).