A popular island for tourists around the world, yet many miss out on the true beauty of Mallorca. 200 miles of coastline to explore, some of the best sailing conditions in the med, cliffs, bays, beautiful beaches and fishing harbours, this is an incredibly diverse island. You can take whichever route you wish but the below is one of our personal favourites.
Day 1 – Palma
Start your trip in Marina La Longga where your yacht will be waiting for you. Located just 10 minutes from Palma De Mallorca airport, ask your taxi to stop at a supermarket on the way so you can stock up ion supplies before you take to the sea. The marina is a hive of activity so you can grab a cold beer or sip a sangria and feast on tapas in Palma old town, if you get in late and decide you don’t want to sail until the following day.
Day 2 – Es Trenc
There is nothing better than seizing the day with a morning sail. We’d suggest sailing south along the coast where you can stop at a host of great beaches and swim spots. In the afternoon you’ll get to a very special place – Es Trenc. Here you could dinghy ashore to explore and chill out in the awesome beach bar sipping on margaritas until late. Swim in the shallows, enjoy the music and watch the sunset over Mallorca’s best beach.
Day 3 – Cala D’Or
Sail the southern tip of Mallorca where the water is so clear you can see the sand ripples on the bottom of the ocean. Passing the Cap Salines lighthouse, continue on up the East Coast of Mallorca where the finest Calas and beaches are. You could lunch in a very special little cove (Cala Santanyi) before ending the day in the holiday makers capital of Mallorca. Cala D’Or has some fine Alfresco dining, great shopping and a couple of late-night clubs – if that’s what you’re into.
Day 4 – Cala Rajada
This stretch of Mallorca has got some the greatest gems in the Med. There are plenty of calas and quaint coves tucked away. We’d advise spending the day swimming, snorkelling and jumping off cliffs* whilst land lubbers look at you with envious eyes. Take the dinghy ashore for an ice cream and explore Mandrago national park.
A visit to perhaps Mallorca’s greatest natural wonder (Arta Caves) is a must. One of the finest caves in Europe with stalagmites reaching 35m in parts. Spend Tuesday night in one of the few remaining working fishing villages in the Balearics – Cala Rajada for the most delicious fresh fish you’ve ever tasted.
* We can identify the safest places for cliff jumping are – please do not jump unless we’ve advised it’s safe to.
Day 5 – Port de Pollenca
Continue sailing north and head west if you want to sail the entire island this week. Explore any hidden coves or beaches that take your fancy on the way. Stop for lunch in Alcudia and be sure to visit the roman ruins, before sailing around to the next bay to Port de Pollenca. This small town is brimming with charm. Walk the pine walk along the beach before sunset, then watch the square come alive at night whilst you enjoy a sangria.
Day 6 – Port de Soller
There are some real swimming treats to be discovered in this part of Mallorca as you sail south west around the island, including Sa Colabra. This afternoon we suggest you stop overnight to enjoy the delights of Port de Soller. Its conventional charm remains untouched as this town avoided much of the mass tourism. A town that can boast both breath-taking sea views and spectacular mountain scenery on the island. Head to a chic beachside restaurant or dine on board under the stars.
With great sailing conditions to be had along the west coast, enjoy your last day out at sea. Stop of a delicious lunch in Port d’Andratx, then head back to Palma where you’ll be a stone’s throw from some of Palma’s great bars and restaurants. And if you just want to relax and enjoy Palma Cathedral at night, the Old town area of Palma is fantastic just to wander.