Mallorca Yacht Charters
As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is known for its world-renowned, golden beaches, 310 miles of mountainous coastline, countless olive and almond groves, unbeatable sunsets, delicious local fare, welcoming inhabitants and yacht-filled harbors. The island and its rich culture offer the perfect jumping off point for a Balearic yacht charter.
When visiting this whimsical island, make sure you save time to visit its city center, Palma. The city is home to plentiful must-see sites, museums, gourmet eateries, high-end spas, and some impressive examples of Gothic architecture.
Yet, the whole island offers a playground for yacht charter guests. Surrounded by the turquoise-blue Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca is an island steeped in history, with a rich artisan and cultural scene, theme parks for the entire family, exquisite shopping, and natural wonders to explore. With ideal year-round cruising conditions – calm, balmy waters and breezy temperatures – Mallorca delivers the quintessential Spanish experience: Great food, bustling fairs, world-class sporting events, concerts and much more. Once you arrive, you’ll very quickly learn why Mallorca is the crown jewel of the Balearic Islands.
Mallorca Yacht Charters: What to See and Do
Mallorca is best explored by sea. Its 300 miles of coastline hide ancient villages and quiet, pristine beaches around every corner, and with wonderful spas, restaurants and shopping in every port of call, Mallorca delivers the best in Mediterranean yachting.
What are Mallorca’s can’t-miss attractions? From world-class museums, to ancient ruins, and a bustling nightlife, Mallorca offers plenty of unique adventures during your luxury charter vacation.
Son Fornes Archaeological Museum
Housed in an 18th century flour mill near Montuiri, the Son Fornes museum provides a glimpse into how Mallorcans lived in prehistoric times. The museum is actually the dig site of Son Fornes, where a 1988 excavation revealed the area’s roots. When you go, get a firsthand look at the island’s prehistoric origins in the 10th century BCE and trace history through to the island’s Roman conquest in the 123 BCE.
Mondrago Natural Park
Located in the south near Santanyí, this park is renowned for its white sand beaches that abut the turquoise sea. Stunning cliffs meet crystal clear waters, and migratory birds congregate in the wetlands. It’s a great spot for sunning, swimming, kayaking or relaxing discovery walks.
A country house and museum located just west of Esporles, La Granja is located on a site known since Roman times for its natural spring. The house has passed through various aristocratic families over the centuries; yet today, it’s a popular day-trip for vacationers. Tours include a stop in the drawing room with its own theatre, the family chapel, and even a dungeon with a torture chamber. Visitors will learn about rural Mallorcan traditions through displays and reenactments, and you can sample some of the traditional foods. Outdoors, take a stroll through the botanical gardens, complete with waterfalls and a thousand-year-old yew tree.
Serra de Tramuntana
Mallorca’s Serra de Tranmuntana mountains are stunning and form a spine that runs the length of the island. The best way to see the mountains: Via a hired luxury vehicle. For decades, Mallorca vacationers have hired luxury two-seaters and sprinted through the mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With stunning views, wineries and cafes along the route, and wide-open country roads to explore, the mountains offer a reprieve from the city.
Soak Up the Sun
Mallorca offers some of the best beaches in Spain – if not the Mediterranean. In fact, there are more than 250 white-sand beaches along the coast, offering charterers plenty of unique places to relax, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and work on their tans. Santa Ponsa, in the southwest, is a favorite. With its vibrant prominent and adjacent pine forest, Santa Ponsa is the perfect setting for an afternoon on the beach. (And if you go, be sure to check out the nearby Dragonera island.)
Mallorca’s ideal weather makes this one of the Mediterranean’s golf meccas. Luxury courses dot the island, offering serious and scratch golfers alike, an opportunity to play a round or two. Try Son Vida, near Palma. The course offers incredible views of the Cathedral de Palma. And Real Bendinat Golf is a stunning course, situated near the Bendinat Castle.
Spain, of course, produces some of the best wines in all of Europe. And that’s true in Mallorca. With more than 70 cellars, or bodegas, the island’s historic wine industry is an oenophile’s dream. If you’re going for the wine, schedule a trip in May, during the island’s annual Wine Days Mallorca festival. The festival features the best of the best in Spanish wine-making.
Es Baluard Museum
Palma’s Es Baluard is one of the island’s most well-known art museums. Featuring vibrant collections of modern art, the museum is a must-visit attraction for art lovers. The museum – which opened in 2004 – features the work of some of the world’s most important contemporary artists (and the views of the Bay of Palma are magnificent, as well).
Mallorca offers the best in luxury accommodations, and that’s especially true of its world-class spas. Offering traditional beauty treatments, massage and refreshing saunas and whirlpools, a spa visit in Mallorca offers charter guests the perfect shoreside attraction. The award-winning Talise Spa, located in the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel, offers the best treatments, as well as stunning mountain and sea views.
Mallorca offers plenty for foodies to taste and experience. From food trucks serving delectable tapas, to Michelin-starred restaurants (there are 7 on the island), there’s an eatery to suit everyone’s tastes. Zaranda and Es Fum (two popular Michelin star restaurants) are favorites. Plus, there are countless food and wine festivals throughout the year.
Dance the Night Away
Mallorca – and its neighbor Ibiza – have a reputation for their lively nightclubs. And if dancing is your aim, there’s plenty of places to let your hair down on the island. The artsy Santa Catalina district offers some of the best nightlife on the island, as well as the nearby Paseo Maritimo neighborhood.
Yacht Charters in Mallorca: When to Go
Mallorca has a decidedly Mediterranean climate – hot, dry summers and mild, sometimes rainy winters. That makes it a year-round destination for yacht charters. Yet, like most of the Mediterranean, summer is peak charter season.
- When to Go: July and August offer the best weather for yacht charters. May and September, though, offer slightly cooler temperatures (some of the best in Spain).
- What to Expect: Mallorca’s summers are ideal with incredible weather and plenty of sun. Temperatures in July and August can push into the mid- to high-80s. In May and September, temperatures are milder, hovering around the mid- to high-70s.
- Water Conditions: In summer, the waters around Mallorca are calm, with small 2- to 3-foot waves, and they’re bathtub warm. Water temperatures peak at about 85 degrees in August.
Mallorca: A Paradise in the Balearic Islands
Thanks to Palma’s international airport, Mallorca is a bustling charter destination. And the island offers itineraries to suit everyone’s tastes.
From explorations of Mallorca’s 300+ miles of coastline, to excursions around the Mallorca and other Balearic Islands (like Ibiza), a charter in Mallorca offers endless possibilities. Many Mallorca charter guests choose to explore the Balearic Islands, including:
- Ibiza – Ibiza, the iconic party-until-sunrise island that attracts some of the world’s top DJs, of course, is known for its vibrant nightlife. Yet, the island is also home to shop-lined streets, boutique spas, stunning beaches, and award-winning restaurants.
- Menorca – Menorca offers a counterpoint to the bustle of Ibiza. Known for its quiet, low-key vibes, the island features the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With pristine beaches, rolling hills and plenty of history, Menorca offers a place to relax and unwind, after a night in Ibiza.
- Formentera – The smallest Balearic, Formentera is a stunning, natural beauty. Visitors go to check out the island’s sapphire waters, white-sand beaches, and spectacular coastal cliffs. Go for the hiking, friendly locals and great food and drink.
Ready to experience on a luxury yacht charter? Contact your broker with Worldwide Boat to learn more about our itineraries and luxury yachts available in the Balearics.