Top 4 Marina Stop-Offs for Sailing the Balearic Islands


Escaping into the luscious landscapes of the Mediterranean, one location that comes to mind for superyacht travellers is the Balearic Islands, the Archipelago of Spain. Offering seclusion across sun-soaked beaches and coastal beauty, it offers everything one could yearn for on their ocean adventure. Here to offer a helping hand on where to berth along the way, we collate the Top 4 Marinas stop-offs offering everything from shopping, food and entertainment, along your island journey….

Alcaidesa Marina 
Alcaidesa Marina is perfectly located in close proximity to Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean comes alive with superyacht owners who seek a slice of paradise.  A unique natural enclave within the Gibraltar Bay, it is an ideal home port, or chic island stop-off on a longer journey across the Spanish Archipelago. 

Alcaidesa Marina's 624 berths provide safe moorings for superyachts up to 90-metres, as well as modern boatyard facilities equipped with a 75tn boat hoist and specialist workshops. The marina invites owners to feel at ease in knowing all their repairs and services, however big or small are taken care of, while guests set off to explore the glittering beauty of the island.

Just moments from Alcaidesa Marina, so much is left to explore. Due to its unique location in southern Andalucia, in the Campo de Gibraltar, La Linea is surrounded by the waters of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. A short distance from heavenly sandy beaches, mouth-watering gastronomy, and enchanting walkways, superyacht owners and charter guests can enjoy a truly remarkable region, with nearby Gibraltar offering an unassuming spot for a nautical getaway.

Port Adriano
Designed by Philippe Starck, Port Adriano is the modern, cutting-edge and eclectic superyacht marina perfect for exploring the West Mediterranean.  Boasting an exceptional array of facilities, it perfectly encapsulates the sunny soul of the Balearics and its dazzling, undeniable beauty. 

Port Adriano features 25.000 m2 of mooring space bragging 87 moorings dedicated to superyachts up to 80 metres. Personalising the experience for its guests, its favoured experiences are centred around the ocean. Nautical sports such as sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking are all on offer as well as the marina’s Regatta Club, ensuring every experience is fun-fuelled at Port Adriano.

Captains & Crew have lots to enjoy too with dedicated facilities at their fingertips. Crew can enjoy Crew Bar, gym, transportation services, parcel services, car rentals, crew events, diving centre and other water sports, for life off-deck and into sublime activity. With events all year round including the Port Adriano Music Festival, with concerts boasting an  international array of artists, the marina waves the flag as a lifestyle hub transcending all expectation.

On-hand with yacht maintenance and repairs, the port also boasts a shipyard  with an area of 10.000m2 with Dry Dock service, proving there is nothing this superyacht marina does not offer.

Port Denia
Port Denia, the Superyacht Centre on the east coast of Spain is just 45 miles from lively Ibiza. Offering both shipyard and marina facilities, it is one of the most popular and sought after marina hotspots of the region. There’s no surprise why. Having welcomed 105-metre ocean giant Lady Moura for a winter berth, topped with refit work, the marina proves larger sized vessels are accommodated with ease. 

Conveniently positioned just 50 metres from the town centre of Denia, Port Denia berths can accommodate superyachts up to 70m stern-to and 130m alongside, giving it a competitive edge amongst its neighbouring marinas. With the added bonus of being the ultimate refit location and boasting an impressive 1250 amps of shore power, owners are rest assured their superyacht will be in safe hands.

Famous for its culinary delights, Denia boasts its credentials as a UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy,  with a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant, 2 nearby golf courses, and a 5* Hotel ensures there is nothing that cannot be experienced. Not only this, its 25km of blue flag beaches and endless watersports and activities make it perfect for families to unite for weeks off-board and in the unsurpassed experience of life in Denia. 

This bustling destination invites superyacht owners and charter guests all year round, surrounded by the region’s tantalising restaurants and tapas bars, nightlife and water sports, Port Denia remains a leading destination in itself, on your Mediterranean adventure.  

Puerto Banús
Everything about Puerto Banús Marina is ideal. At first sight its privileged location close to Marbella, on the utopian Costa del Sol, makes it the perfect spot for exploring the surrounding region. However a look into tits sparkling history and bespoke activities, superyacht owners and charter guests have an exclusive marina experience unparalleled across the region.

The origin of Puerto Banús goes back to the 1960s, when its founder José Banús started to build a luxury residential area called New Andalusia. Today, the marina is still as sought after and chic as ever,  with 915 berths laid out over 15 hectares of sheltered diamond waters. 

Welcoming vessels up to 50-metres in length, the possibility to anchor larger vessels offers an edge of exclusivity, ensuring all your needs and desires are met with ease and efficiency. 

Coined an ‘exclusive sailing and leisure port which is a benchmark in Europe’ Puerto Banús prides itself on its additional services too such as its boatyard facilities, exceptional concierge and the added bonus of an enviable lifestyle that may have you considering to purchase a Real Estate spot to stay all summer long. An eclectic place with an intense social life that has captivated diverse celebrities such as Rainiero of Monaco and Grace Kelly to the Aga Khan, it celebrates its 50th anniversary with an esteemed reputation unrivalled. 

However the best way to describe this luxury hotspot is experiential. Superyacht owners can enjoy a private cooking demonstration by Dani Garcia, visit a tuna factory, go tapas tasting, or simply take a detour to the region’s traditional wineries, all at a privileged access by the marina’s expert team. Everything about your marona experience is bespoke, inventive and completely tailored to your needs, ticking all the boxes for a blissful Mediterranean escape. 

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