Cruising Guide: Mallorca
We’ve put together a suggested 7-day itinerary for a sail along the charming island of Mallorca
Sailing ConditionsThe sailing season runs from April to November and offers mild temperatures, consistent winds mostly calm seas, making it a great yacht charter destination. The dramatic coastline presents hundreds of tranquil bays with white sand beaches, charming ports and lively nightlife.
A Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Palma de MallorcaArrive in Palma and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town as you take in the historic atmosphere and charm. In the heart of the city, visit the Palma Cathedral, one of Europe’s most famous gothic cathedrals. Go provision shopping to stock up on groceries for the week before going for a lovely dinner of tapas and sangrias at one of the local restaurants. After spending the first night on the yacht, make a quick trip to one of the local bakeries for fresh croissants before leaving for the open water.
Day 2: Palma de Mallorca – Portals Vells (8.9nm)Enjoy a morning of laid-back sailing towards Portals Vells, a great spot to anchor for the night. The bay at Portals Vells conceals three small beaches surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Enjoy the rest of the day on and off the yacht as you laze on the fine sand beaches, explore the underwater world and enjoy delicious sunset cocktails at the beach bar.
Day 3: Portals Vells – Port d’Andratx (13.5nm)Get an early start towards one of the most beautiful harbours in Mallorca, Andratx. As you sail along the rocky coastline, you will find plenty of gorgeous spots to anchor for brunch and a swim. Port d’Andratx is a spectacular natural working fishing port which boasts the best combination of clear waters, sun, shopping and nightlife leisure. Enjoy a lovely dinner along the picturesque promenade as you sing along to the nostalgic live music.
Day 4: Port d’Andratx – Port de Soller (26nm)As you head north, you will encounter Sa Dragonera (The Dragon), an uninhabited islet currently a national park. After spending the day sailing, you will reach Port de Soller, a small coastal village famous for its historic street tram, surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range. Spend the night on the yacht and visit the village of Soller in the morning to take in the scenic surroundings. Enjoy breakfast at one of the cafes before heading back towards Palma.
Day 5: Port de Soller – Sant Elm (23nm)Sant Elm is a charming coastal town sandwiched between the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain and Sa Dragonera. Explore the cobblestone streets of the village with an ice cream in hand as you appreciate the red hibiscus flowers and bougainvillaeas against the picturesque turquoise water. Go for an early evening snorkel before you get cleaned up for a lovely sunset dinner of seafood paella or fresh fish.
Day 6: Sant Elm – Santa Ponça (8.3)After enjoying breakfast aboard, head towards Santa Ponça for a typical sun, sand and sea experience. Santa Ponça has two sandy beaches: Playa de Santa Ponsa, ‘the big beach’, and Playa Pequeña, ‘the small beach’. Enjoy the variety of watersports on offer, or simply laze on one of the sunbathers whilst you enjoy the last bit of paradise.
Day 7: Santa Ponça – Palma de Mallorca (14.4nm)Spend your last night in Palma – 9 am checkout.
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