Mallorca yacht charter offers staggering natural beauty, picturesque seaside resorts, world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife and unbeatable Summer weather. Our team of expert yacht charter assistants have put together this comprehensive guide to answer your questions about private yacht charter on this beautiful Spanish island.
Mallorca Yacht Charter: How to Get There and When to Go
Mallorca is highly accessible, thanks to the large international airport 8km East of the capital city Palma. Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), also known as Son Sant Joan, is the largest airport on the Balearic Islands. With 4 terminals and a new heliport, flying to Mallorca to start your yacht charter could not be easier.
The Mallorca climate is world-renowned, with long sunny days in the Summer and very few days of rainfall. August is the hottest month, with average temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius. The water temperature is just as appealing at 26 degrees Celsius. The glorious weather typically extends from May to the end of September. A Mallorca yacht charter in May, June or September allows you to enjoy the amazing weather while the crowds are yet to descend upon the island, however the electric Spanish Summer atmosphere is felt in it’s full glory in July and August.
In addition to fewer crowds, a Mallorca yacht charter outside of the peak Summer months of July and August may offer lower charter fees. Some yachts have low-season charter fees, reducing the overall cost of your Mallorca yacht holiday.
Top Things to Do and See on Your Mallorca Private Yacht Charter
Palma: Palma is the capital city of Mallorca, and the largest city in the Balearic Islands. Palma is very popular location to start your Mallorca yacht charter, with the airport located just 8km East. The city and surrounding bay host multiple newly developed ports, that a wide variety of charter yachts call home. The city is more than just a location to start a yacht charter however. Make sure to sample the world-class restaurants, vibrant night-life, diverse shopping experience and soak in the atmosphere that Spanish cities so proudly boast. The instantly recognisable La Seu Cathedral sit’s atop of the city, and is easily visible across the city and ports, making for a great backdrop for some holiday snaps. The Palma Yacht Show is hosted each year towards the end of April.
Peurto Portals: Located just 10km from Palma city, Peurto Portals is one of the chicest marinas in Mallorca. This intimate resort primarily caters to the yachting community, with high-end boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bars in abundance. With 639 berths for yachts from 8 metres to 60 metres in length, the port remains alive throughout the Summer season with yacht charter guests and super yacht crew. For one of the most finely polished dining experiences on the island, reserve a table at the Michelin Starred ‘Tristan’. Port Adriano further West offers a similar chic scene for Mallorca yacht charter guests.
Port d’Andratx: Located on the East Coast of Mallorca, Andratx is a popular first stop on a Mallorca yacht charter starting in Palma. This seaside town has elegantly embraced the development of the last few decades while maintaining it’s fishing heritage. The result is an abundance of high-end restaurants with sea-food straight from the fisherman’s net.
Sa Dragonera: This uninhabited island lies just off of the coast from Andratx, and is well worth a stop on your Mallorca yacht charter. The survival of the island’s unique flora and fauna is thanks to a group of committed environmentalists who fought development on the island in 1977, and won. Now, this 6km stretch of Balearic beauty is home to thousands of lizards and seabirds, in addition to flora that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. A highly memorable afternoon can be spent wandering around the island, swimming in the immaculate cays or sitting at anchor enjoying the idyllic ambiance.
Sóller: Surrounded by the impressive Tramuntana mountain range and hosting the only sandy beaches of note on the rugged Northern coastline of Mallorca, Sóller showcases the impressive natural beauty of the region combined with a traditional Mallorca seaside resort. There is a great selection of isolated cays along the coastline on either side of this picturesque resort, including the beautiful Cala d’Estellencs, Port de Valdemossa and Cala de Deyà.
Serra de Tramuntana: For a day ashore, exploring the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is a great option. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the natural and cultural significance of the region are easily detected. Rugged mountain faces painted with pine trees dramatically drop into the turquoise waters, while staggering peaks offer heavenly views over the stunning region. For the adventurous yacht charter guest, Puig Major is the highest peak to be conquered at 1,445 metres.
Es Coll Baix: An idyllic beach at the foot of a cliff on the East Coast of the island, this bay is so special as it’s nearly impossible to reach by land. Primarily enjoyed by those exploring the coast on a Mallorca yacht charter, it’s highly unlikely that you will have to share this beach with many others, unlike the popular Es Tranc that often attracts a huge crowd.
Cabrera Archipelago National Park: 19 islands form this protected archipelago. For nature lovers it is sure to be a highlight of the Mallorca yacht charter. Visitors to the islands are few, and there is no permanent population. As a result, wildlife flourishes. Loggerhead turtles, dolphins and whales frequent the crystal clear waters here, while iconic black lizards scuttle across the islands’ rugged terrain. This national park is one of our favourite attractions in Mallorca and in the Balearic Islands.
Porto Cristo: Famous for the Cuevas del Dranch (Dragon Caves), Port Cristo should be included on your Mallorca yachting itinerary. It is believed that Lake Martel is one of the largest underwater lakes in the world, and it is truly a site to behold. Having explored the caverns, enjoy the cute cafés that line the port. Alternatively drive to the nearby city of Monacor where Rafa Nadal was born.
The Best Restaurants in Mallorca
A Mallorca yacht charter offers the chance to experience some of the best cuisine in the Mediterranean. These restaurants offer some of the most memorable and high-quality dining experiences on the island. Booking in advance is highly recommended.
Simply Fosh: Marc Fosh’s restaurant in the old town of Palma offers delicate cuisine made with healthy and local produce, in a remarkably cool setting. The central courtyard offers privacy while embracing the alfresco ambiance that is so suited to the warm evenings. The dishes on offer are creative takes on traditional Mediterranean cooking, with herbs playing an important role in creating the bold flavors.
Andreu Genestra: With a Michelin Star and a wine list to satisfy every taste, this restaurant on the East of Mallorca offers an immaculate dining experience. The menu offers ‘cuisine of the earth’, with local and organic produce featuring heavily. The 6,000 square metre estate features an expansive organic vegetable garden, and pigs and chickens are reared on-site. During the winter months, the head chef travels the world acquiring spices to use in his Summer menu, while the maitre d’ makes vermouth to serve to expectant guests.
Zaranda: Zaranda is the only two Michelin starred restaurant on the island. To experience this divine restaurant, you will need to travel in-land to the village of Es Capdella. Based in the grounds of the five-star Castell Son Claret hotel, produce is grown on-site to ensure all food is as fresh as possible. A wine list of 170 options carefully complements the fine tastes of the creative dishes. This restaurant is highly deserving of it’s honours and is well worth the journey inland.
Es Fun: Enjoy the six / eight / ten course tasting menus crafted by head chef Rafael Sánchez in this Michelin Star venue. Choose either the atmospheric terrace or grandiose dining room decorated with Nils Burqitz artworks. Es Fun is based East of Palma in St. Regis Mardavall. This restaurant is a great choice for an evening of fine dining during your Mallorca yacht charter. The vegetarian and children’s menus are particularly impressive, ensuring Es Fun will satisfy the tastes all private yacht charter guests.
Bou: The Bou Concept is one-of-a-kind. Traditional Mallorcan dishes are presented in remarkable ways designed to tell a story. Opt for wine-pairing to experience the experience to the fullest. A truly unique dining experience, Bou is a great venue to impress yacht charter guests and ensure your Mallorca private yacht holiday is one to remember.
Popular Beach Clubs and Nightlife for Mallorca Yacht Charter Guests
Mallorca is world-famous for it’s electric nightlife and infectious culture of partying. Experience some of Europe’s best nightclubs and beach clubs with a Mallorca yacht charter.
Nikki Beach: Nikki Beach is a new addition to the Mallorca beach club scene. Based in Calvia beach, in the bustling Magaluf district of the island, Nikki Beach recreates it’s trademark chic and elegant ambiance for Mallorca yacht charter guests. With a private beach, pool that’s frequented by excited and dancing twenty somethings, high-end restaurant, glamorous attendees and fun-filled Summer events calendar, Nikki Beach Calvia is the place to be this Summer. The superyacht tender service allows you to drop anchor in the bay and arrive in style.
Nassau: a stones-throw from central Palma, sip cocktails on the white sand beach or enjoy the club’s popular ‘Beats on the Beach’. Asian-Mediterranean cuisine is served along with vibrant cocktails to guests who have disembarked their private charter yachts at the club’s exclusive jetty.
Mood Beach: Sip on gin-based cocktails in Portals Nous’ most elegant champagne bar. If the relaxing mood music, sparkling pool, divine restaurant and picturesque terrace leave you wanting more, visit Mood Beach at night were salsa music gives the chic venue a fresh burst of life.
Capricho: Capricho offers cocktails and champagne in a lavish Portal Nous setting. Popular with Mallorca yacht charter guests and well-dressed superyacht crew, Capricho has a true flair of class.
Titos: Titos was once the dancing club of choice of Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli. While not quite what it once was, Titos still offers great views, an electric atmosphere and an interesting patronage.
Pacha: Pacha maintains strict over 25s policy, so attracts a slightly more mature crowd than the large EDM clubs in the Magaluf district. House and funk music pulsate across the 2 main dance floors, while exclusive VIP areas and terraces can be booked in advance for the full experience. The venue also hosts a high-end sushi lounge.
La Lonja: La Lonja is a district in the Old Town of Palma, where a number of jazz clubs offer a more refined party atmosphere than is found in the nearby Magaluf.
Shopping on a Mallorca Private Yacht Charter
Mallorca offers diverse shopping opportunities. The island offers shopping experiences to suit all yacht charter guests, from chic fashion boutiques, artisan factory stores, hippy markets, expansive department stores and easily recognisable high-street names. Palma is the epicentre of the Mallorca shopping scene. For luxury brands, visit Passeig des Bornes, Avenida Jaime III and Paseo del Borne. Designer labels including Louis Vitton and Hugo Boss call these streets home, while local names like Relojería Alemana offer high-end jewellery and watches with a Mallorca twist. Wander around the dainty streets of the Old Town to explore the diversity of shops on offer here, and stroll through Santa Catalina, nipping into the eccentric boutiques and trendy cafés littered through the district.
The Balearic Islands are famous for their markets and artisan produce. The market at Inca on Thursdays is the largest market on the island. Inca is also known for it’s leather industry, with plenty of workshops producing high-end leather goods that are sold in the town. For ceramics and pottery, head to sa Gerreria. Open workshops allow you to watch the process and purchase finely crafted goods. Finding unique souvenirs is no challenge in Mallorca.
Mallorca Yacht Charter Company
To find the perfect yacht for your Mallorca yacht vacation, it is important to work with a reputable yacht charter company in Mallorca. 212 Yachts have years of experience working closely with clients to offer bespoke yacht charter experiences in the Balearics Islands. With access to hundreds of yachts available for charter in Mallorca, and with extensive local knowledge, 212 Yachts’ team are ready to organise your dream yachting vacation.
For bespoke advice, or to begin your Mallorca yacht charter preparations, contact our team of expert yacht charter brokers now.