A Mallorca yacht charter offers beauty in abundance. Staggering natural scenery, picturesque seaside resorts, world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife and unbeatable Summer weather. Our team of expert yacht charter brokers have put together this comprehensive guide, to answer all your questions about private yacht charter on this beautiful Spanish island.
Mallorca Yacht Charter Guide: 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 famous around the world, 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 its 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 is the capital city of Mallorca, and the largest city in the Balearic Islands. It’s a 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 sits atop the city like a crown jewel, and makes for a great backdrop for some holiday snaps.
Located just 10km from Palma city, Puerto 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. 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.
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.
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. You’ll enjoy a highly memorable afternoon wandering around the island, swimming in the immaculate cays or sitting at anchor enjoying the idyllic ambiance.
Soller is surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range and hosts the only sandy beaches of note on the northern coastline. Sóller showcases the impressive natural beauty of the region combined with a traditional Mallorca seaside resort. There is a great selection of isolated bays along the coastline on either side of this picturesque resort, including the beautiful Cala d’Estellencs, Port de Valldemossa and Cala de Deyài.
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 that stand dramatically above 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.
Cabrera Archipelago National Park
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’ terrain. This national park is one of our favourite attractions in Mallorca and in the Balearic Islands.
Famous for the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), Port Cristo is not to be excluded 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 sight 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.
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. They also rear pigs and chickens oh 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 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.
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, therefore Es Fun will satisfy the tastes of all private yacht charter guests.
Popular Beach Clubs and Nightlife for Mallorca Yacht Charter Guests
Mallorca is world-famous for it’s electric nightlife and culture of partying. So why not experience some of Europe’s best nightclubs and beach clubs with a Mallorca yacht charter.
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. It also boasts 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.
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 will be served to you alongside served vibrant cocktails to guests who have disembarked their private charter yachts at the club’s exclusive jetty.
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 where salsa music gives the chic venue a fresh burst of life.
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 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 will 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.
Shopping on a Mallorca Private Yacht Charter
Mallorca offers diverse shopping opportunities, and the island offers shopping experiences to suit all yacht charter guests. From chic fashion boutiques to artisan factory stores. And from hippy markets and expensive department stores to easily recognisable high-street names. Palma is the epicentre of the Mallorca shipping scene. For luxury brands, visit Passeig des Bornes, Avenida Jaime III and Paseo del Borne. Here you’ll find designer labels, including Louis Vitton and Hugo Boss which call these streets home. While local names like Relojería Alemana offer high-end jewellery and watches with a Mallorca twist. So wander around the dainty streets of the Old Town to explore the diversity of shops on offer here. Or 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. And the market at Inca on Thursdays is the largest market on the island. Inca is famous for its leather industry, with plenty of workshops producing high-end leather goods. Also, 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, so you’ll have no excuse not to arrive home to your friends with a few momentos.
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. 212 Yachts have years of experience working closely with clients to offer bespoke yacht charter experiences in the Balearics Islands and all over the world. 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.