Mallorca offers everything you could wish for in a yacht charter destination - crystal clear waters, reliable weather, world class ports, beautiful anchorages, stunning natural parks, delicious Spanish gastronomy (including Tapas and Paella!) and the friendly, relaxed Spanish culture.
It also has the advantage of being accesible to the desirable party island of Ibiza or her 'more chilled out sister' Forementera who boasts glistening turqouise waters and spectacular seafood restaurants. Make the most of your trip and venture over to the French Riviera for some cultural and scenic variation, which incidentally is so close to Italy it would be rude not to visit! Nature: Despite its place as one of the top holiday destinations in Europe, the natural attractions of the island have been well preserved. There is so much to do in Palma that we've dedicated an entire page to it, read our Guide to Palma. Out of town from Palma, a journey around the island of Mallorca offers a myriad of different landscapes. To the northeast are the bays of Alcudia and Pollenca and the Formentor peninsula, which are important tourist areas where the pine groves reach all the way to the beach. Valldemossa: The monumental compounds of Valldemossa rise between Sierra de Tramuntana and the Mediterranean, a few kilometers away from the Majorcan Costa Nord. Puerto Portals is one of the most prestigious yacht marinas in Europe, well known for its exclusive bars and restaurants, unparalleled choice of designer shops and luxurious holiday apartments surrounding the port.
Puerto Portals hosts many yachting events, such as the classical Omega Regatta, the Off-Shore Class 1 World Championship, the Barcelona-Seville Motor Yachting 92 Regatta, and the Open UAP of the European Union with the best single and multi-hulls of the world. The island of Mallorca sports a lively yachting industry and many well-equipped harbors along the entire coast. Mallorca has 41 marinas, 30 clubs nautics and moorings for 10,000 yachts! You might also want to try scuba diving - the clear waters around Mallorca are the perfect place for water based activities, especially in and around the small, shallow coves of the south and east coasts. Sailing Regattas each year include the King's Cup in August, the Princess Sofia trophy at Easter, and the Rei en Jaume regatta in July when a flotilla of yachts will recreate the 185-km journey made by Jaume the Conqueror when he landed at Santa Ponsa in 1229. The Southwest coast of Mallorca (where Palma is located) is the most varied yachting area on the island.
One very popular destination is the island of La Cabrera, a National Park (we'll help you get a permit to visit here) a nice day's sail or cruise from Palma.
The Northwest Coast, known as the Tramuntana Coast, offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Mediterranean. Balearic cuisine is closely tied to general Mediterranean cuisine, featuring fish and fresh vegetables of the region.
For dessert, nothing better than an "ensaimada" with some of the fine dessert wines distilled here, like "palo", gin and "hierbas". Mallorca, being a major tourist destination, is extremely well serviced from nearly every major city in Europe, both full service and low cost airlines.
Mallorca is blessed with a warm pleasant climate, making it an excellent charter destination most months of the year. Mallorca is synonymous with world-renowned beaches and coves, but is also a perfect destination to enjoy the countryside, culture, water sports, and many other leisure pursuits. Along with its ?sister islands?, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca, Majorca is an extremely popular destination for yachting enthusiasts of all types. Head to Nikki Beach in Ibiza, you can enjoy this fun and luxurious beach club is in various, exotic parts of the world such as St Barths and Bali!

There are many well-designed courses, set harmoniously in their natural surroundings, suitable for all levels. If you enjoy your diving why don't you push the boat out and jet off to the Maldives or the South Pacific, where we can tailor your itinerary to get the ultimate underwater experience!
Almost 40 percent of Mallorca is protected countryside, and the landscape is marked with  caverns, pinewoods, green hills, abrupt mountains. These occupy the north-western (Serra de Tramuntana or Tramuntana range) and eastern thirds of the island.
Away from the myriad hotels and bars lining the long bay, there is great architecture, cultural areas and history to be explored.
In Alcudia, the old walls are still preserved, as well as the ancient Roman city of Pollentia and the amphitheatre. The city's careful layout is filled with steep streets, stone facades and important religious buildings, among luxuriant vegetation.
It is one of the most charming and beautiful towns of the Mediterranean and attracts its share of stars and glitterati. Puerto Portals is located 9 km by motorway from the center of Palma and just 16 km from the airport. Local yachts can be chartered via Boatbookings, most marinas also have facilities for water-skiing and windsurfing. Also in Palma is the Cup ?Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona? for vintage and classic yachts, which takes place in August. Palma is in the center of the huge stretch of bay that curves from Es Arenal across to Cala Figuera. It stretches from Isla Dragonera to Cape Formentor - with the sheltered Puerto de Soller and exquisite scenery in area such as Valldemossa, Deia and Sa Calobra. Olives and almonds are typical features of the Mallorcan diet - the island has more than 4 million almond and olive trees! And, because of its proximity to the major cities such as London, chartering a private jet is a common practice. Mallorca's sea breeze is known as the Embat; a typical daily onshore wind resulting from the sun heating the land more than the water. Boatbookings knows the region and boats, and can find you the ideal charter yacht, be it Super or Mega Yacht, crewed, sail, motor or catamaran. Of the many preserved nature areas, special mention should be made of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains in the north, with peaks reaching more than 1,400 meters above sea level.
The northeast coast comprises two sweeping bays: the Puerto Pollensa and the larger Badia d'Alcudia. You can almost literally uncover the different layers of Mallorcan history here - the Roman city still exists, a meter or two under the ground.
Close to these mountains you will find some of Majorca's most picturesque towns and villages, such as Deia, Pollensa and Valldemossa, whose unique atmosphere has captivated artists for centuries. The mountains of this area dive into the ocean, to form beaches and coves where it is possible to anchor any vessel.

The city center, with its ancient Majorcan houses, sits on the side of a small hill that overlooks the Mediterranean. From Cala Figuera to Punta de la Mala, the beautiful shoreline is broken by the magnificent anchorage of Puerto de Andratx and a host of small coves. Products with their own Designation of Origin (the seal of quality and origin given in Spain to exceptional products from specific regions) are "sobrasada" (a kind of spicy pork spread), cheese from Mahon and wines from Binissalem-Mallorca, add to the flavor of the local dishes. There are commuter flights all day long to Mallorca from Barcelona it is quite easy to reach. Most of the island receives between 45 cm and 65 cm of rain over the year, most of which falls between September and November. Click here to see our Mallorca Charter Yachts or simply contact us and we'll recommend the best boat for you. The combination of mountains and bays make for great scenery while you sail around Mallorca and neighboring islands. The best place to view Palma is looking up from the waterfront, with the cathedral and Almudaina Palace soaring proudly above the defensive walls of the old city. She is the cultural hub with hikes and quaint streets to explore either on foot or the Soller Railway for a 17 mile stunning and scenic trip! This steep mountain range dives into the Mediterranean sea, creating unforgettable spots like the coves of Deia and Sa Calobra and the Port of Soller. Soller shares its valley with the village of Fornalutx and the hamlet of Biniaraix, with combined population of around 13,000. It has remained intact through the passage of time, being traditionally the home to many painters and artists. You will find dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and great scenery and pass the Spanish Royal Summer Palace along the way.
Transfers can be arranged, but are generally not necessary, taxis are generally quite inexpensive on Mallorca and there's no need to bargain with the taxi driver as the fees are regulated. Most of the rain that falls is concentrated within a few days of precipitation, with some very heavy rains in autumn and lighter rains over the rest of the year. To the northeast is the Albufera Nature Reserve, one of five that exist in the Balearic Isles.
Fresh fish and inland produce are wisely combined into succulent recipes that will delight visitors.
Another highly recommended outing is to the Cabrera National Park, a group of islands and islets less than an hour with a boat charter from Majorca.

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