Mallorca Luxury Yachting Guide

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers the three key delights of the Mediterranean: sun, sand and sea. On Mallorca a little effort goes a long way and combined with the excellent roads and picturesque scenery it is easy to enjoy a truly authentic Mediterranean experience.

Encircled by numerous ports which bring in an estimated 10 million vistors a year, it is still possible to find unspoiled seaside towns with mostly private beaches, mainly along the south coast. Mallorca offers a landscape of intense geographical beauty: the Serra de Tramuntana moutain range lays parellel to the northwest coast, which is made up of two gorgeous bays, Badia de Pollença and Badi d’Alcúdia.

The eastern coastline is packed with extensive sandy beaches and is traditionally the main tourist port of call as the south is lined with sheer cliffs. The discerning traveler, however, will discover private coves and beaches interspersed between the rocky faces. The principle industry is agriculture which gives Mallorca a lush, natural atmosphere: terraced mountainsides combine beautifully with innumerable olive groves, almond trees and orchards of oranges and figs. Producing top-quality Muscadet and Montona, the vineyards of Mallorca are not to be missed.

Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of this bustling island, and is a charming town famous for its brilliant sunsets which light up the surrounding bay as far as the eye can see. Also Mallorca’s main harbor, the Palma Port Authority can accommodate yachts of all sizes and though typically busy, is spacious and well-equipped. The near-by Club del Mar is a first-class marina for the discerning yacht owner that can accommodate 630 vessels up to 150m. Palma is a culture-rich with museums, galleries and the Castell de Bellver open for a historical exploration of the city.

After Palma, the other major Mallorcan port town is that of Andraitx, which caters to pleasure crafts of all sizes with almost 500 moorings available. Almost completely undiscovered by tour operators and other venues of heavy tourism, Andraitx was traditionally a fishing village that is quickly becoming a desirable holiday destination. Built on several levels, impressive villas sit at the crest of the town which is quietly populated by celebrities and local fisherman alike. Though it has no true beach, Andraitx is a convenient base from which to explore the beautiful Mallorcan coastline.

Due to Mallorca’s extreme popularity, the list of marinas and yacht clubs is extensive, and there are many boutique establishments offering a select number of berths and moorings. Due to seasonality, the dates of operation in regards to many are inconsistent, and a standardized list will be forthcoming.

With the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range protecting the majority of the island from the violent gales intrinsic to this area, the climate of Mallorca is consistently pleasant and mild. The limestone formation of the island lends a picturesque backdrop to the intense vegetation of both the Valdemosa and Soller valleys.

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