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. With its rich culture, Mallorca is the perfect destination for luxury yacht charters.
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. Mallorca yacht charters offer endless possibilities.
Mallorca Yachting: When to Go
Mallorca has a decidedly Mediterranean climate – hot, dry summers and mild, sometimes rainy winters. Like most of the Mediterranean, summer is peak chartering 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 Guide: 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 boat 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.
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.
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 your boat rental 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).
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.