What pops into your head when you think of that dreamy island getaway? Many people think about Greece, others see the clear waters of the British Virgin Islands. Among these images and associations, however, lies a gem. A treasure that keeps on giving despite being the epitome of Mediterranean sailing holiday paradise for many years. A destination that has “un poco de todo” as the locals would say.
Mallorca is the spectacular island we are talking about, the one that has a little bit of everything and the star of this one-week dream sailing itinerary. This exciting route will take you all around this magnificent island and let you explore numerous beaches, top tier ports, secluded bays, and the one of a kind culture of Mallorca. Starting from the international city of Palma, this sailing itinerary will reveal the beauty of nature and the charm of the locals in just a few days.
No matter if you are looking for exciting hikes and bike trips or you just want to soak up the sun and drink cocktails on the beach, this place has something for everyone. Take the opportunity to lose yourself in this paradise and pack your adventurous spirit. It’s time to dive into the world of Mallorca!
Day 1: From Palma to Es Trenc
Arriving in the stunning city of Palma, where this trip begins, will be a breeze. With the third largest international airport in Spain being located there, you have plenty of options concerning flights. Once you have arrived and witnessed the perfect summer weather we all dream of you can get on board and sail southwest in the direction of Cabo Blanco.
This is our first destination where you can enjoy the view of the stunning cliffs and open the swimming season by diving straight in. In very close proximity you will also find Cala Pi, which is one more place that offers that relaxing swimming opportunity. And that is not all, because S ‘Estanyol and Sa Rápita are waiting for you. The beach of Es Trenc will be the last stop for the day, and there you can enjoy a relaxing night under the stars with a drink and the dark green pine woods surrounding you.
Day 2: From Es Trenc to Porto Colom
It’s time to leave the beautiful Es Trenc and sail toward Cabo Salinas and the National Park of Cabrera. This one of a kind park, the natural harbor of which, is crowned by a castle. From here you can also explore the west coast of Mallorca that has plenty of coves where you can swim and anchor.
Furthermore, you can also decide to go straight for the Natural Park of Cala Mondragó. There you will find turquoise waters with white sandy bottoms. We recommend the Porto Colom for anchoring during the night.
Day 3: From Porto Colom to Cala Ratjada
The third day of this Mallorca Sailing Itinerary brings us to the coast of Porto Cristo. Known as Calas de Mallorca (the coast of the coves) this region provides a firm hold for the anchor and crystal clear water. There is a mixture of bars with lively visitors and peaceful anchorages. It depends on what you are looking for.
The best play here is to spend the night in the port of Cala Ratjada. The waters there are calm, and that offers an ideal stillness, which is perfect for relaxing, getting some good night sleep and recharging for the next adventure filled day.
Day 4: From Cala Ratjada to Cala Formentor
Another day, another fantastic destination. Let’s sail through the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa. These places usually generate good thermal winds. The coasts and beaches of the bays both offer the usual wide choice for anchoring, swimming and bronzing under the afternoon sun! Our recommendation for overnight mooring here is Cala Formentor. The perfect place for some scuba diving and exploring the wildlife as most of it can be spotted here.
Day 5: From Cala Formentor to Port de Soller
Day five is for navigating through the rugged north coast of Majorca. The places to visit here are Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis. Both small authentic and truly charming villages. If you are want to get in touch with the real culture and feel of Mallorca, this is the place. Spending the night can be best experienced in the Port of Soller. Here you can either dine on board or enjoy some of the fantastic local restaurants.
Day 6: From Port de Soller to Port d’Andratx
We hope you are not tired of so much beauty. Because if you sail southwest, you will be able to see all Cala Deia, Sa Foradada, Port of Valdemosa, Banyalbufar and Estellencs. Maybe stopping at each one will be too much, but the good thing is you can just pick and choose. They are all beautiful spots, perfect for swimming. The final destination of the day, however, is Dragonera and the Port of Andratx. This is the ideal place to spend the night because the anchorage is sheltered and undoubtedly one of the nicest in Mallorca.
Day 7: From Port d’Andratx to Palma
On the seventh and final day, you will have to return to Palma and return your chartered yacht. However, don’t think of this as something bad because the journey back also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy your sailing holiday. On the way back you can visit the island of Toro and Malgrats and well as the bay of Santa Ponsa and Playa del Mago. In this bay, the bars are definitely not a rare sight, and the Spanish dishes they offer are to die for. From here, you can finally make your way back to Palma Port and return back home filled with memorable experiences from this sailing itinerary in Mallorca and a new relaxed attitude.
We hope this sailing itinerary inspired you, and if you want more or you are longing to explore a different area of the Balearics, here are a few suggested itineraries:
So, what do you think? Does this one-week sailing itinerary around Mallorca sound like the perfect route for you? We would love to hear what you think in the comments below or on our Facebook Page. And remember, if you need help with chartering a yacht, the Tubber Experts are always here to help!