The Mediterranean island of Mallorca – or Majorca as some still call it – is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands. This sunny mountainous island is internationally famous as major holiday destination.

The island is easily reached from all of Western Europe. It offers the classic combination of holiday ingredients: sandy beaches, rocky coves and clear seas. 

The climate is warm, the people are friendly and there are plenty of sights and attractions. No wonder it has some of the most popular beaches in the Mediterranean.

Mallorca is also varied enough for many different types of holiday. Visitors find it is full of unexpected treats – from a 7,000-year-old Stone Age house to the foodie treat of eating fresh grilled sardines with local wine and bread on the terrace of a café overlooking the sea.

The food is a great surprise. Mallorcan gourmet specialities include ‘Pam amb oli’ – bread rubbed with tomato and olive oil eaten as a starter. 

Porcella is another local favourite only found in the best Mallorcan restaurants – a whole roast suckling pig. 

Each of the island’s coasts has a different personality.

Along the south coast, the Bay of Palma is full of the classic busy and lively holiday atmosphere. S’Arenal is mostly German, while the British congregates in sizzling Palma Nova and Magaluf. 

Even if you don’t get thrilled by the vibrant bars and restaurants, Palma Nova’s beach is among the island’s best.

At the same time, sophisticated Palma often surprises visitors. 

Visitors find that the Gothic cathedral overlooking Palma’s waterfront has a lavish interior by Gaudi (of Barcelona fame). The city’s highlights include the Museum of Mallorca, housed in a 15th-century mansion. 

It’s a great place for leisurely strolls in the alleyways of the old town, exploring flower markets beside the city walls or visiting cafes around Placa Mayor, the central square. 

And investigate inland from the south coast to find an agricultural plain punctuated by crumbling stone farms and villages. Explore a short distance inland and see olives, artichokes and melons competing for space alongside wildflowers and cactuses.

On the mountainous west coast, everything is very different. It’s a coast for adventurers.

At Soller, a ramshackle tram chugs down to the waterfront at Porto de Soller.  Further north, a cliff path from Sa Colobra leads through tunnels to an exciting limestone gorge that eventually narrows out onto a tiny beach.

The flatter north coast is more developed with family resorts but still has ancient attractions – like Pollenca’s Shrine of Calvary, the dramatically-sited Monastery of Lluc and the Iron-Age cemetery at Son Real. 

Head to the east coast for a series of small resorts whose rocky coves, white beaches and clear seas show why Mallorca originally became so popular. Find the quietest beaches at Cala Mondrago or Porto Petro. 

It’s easy to visit these coastlines and explore the secret spots of Mallorca. You can choose hiring a yacht charter, car, mountain biking, hiking – they each have pros and cons.

  • Hiring a car gives you flexibility to explore where and when you want. The disadvantages are having to park, negotiate jams and having to return to your accommodation every evening.
  • Mountain biking is an exciting way to explore the coastline although some stretches are busy with people, crowded with cars or far from the water. And it can be very hard work, especially in the sun.
  • Hiking is hard work too but you can usually get closer to the sea. There are some great coast walks – but there are some dull stretches too. And you will have to carry your supplies with you.
  • A yacht charter in Mallorca could be the most effective way to visit all the best ports, beaches and smaller islands off Mallorca. There are plenty of great harbours to visit for a vibrant entertaining time – and plenty of quiet secluded coves where you can moor and relax in solitude. 

Yacht charter sounds like an expensive option compared to hiking or biking – but a group booking can make it surprisingly affordable. Don’t forget that the boat can act as your hotel and transport all in one!

Use a leading yacht charter operator like Borrowaboat to get the biggest choice of vessels and the best expertise and service.

If you do choose a Mallorca yacht charter it will be a chance to enjoy the island to its full. That means sailing to spots that range from high octane night clubbing resorts to relaxed walks on deserted beaches. 

Choose between all the vessels that an operator like Borrowaboat has to offer, like a superyacht, catamaran, motor yacht or monohull sailing yacht – and you can easily enjoy the very best experienced that can be found around the coast of Mallorca.

Most visitors find that a Mallorca yacht charter can mean access to a wide variety of great Mallorcan experiences. Imagine being able to leave your luxurious yacht in Port Adriano and stroll up to your villa in the trees of Andratx alongside the shore. 

Or think what it would be like to have a smaller yacht and use it to get to the best clubs and nightspots on Palma Bay. 

Or even you could even enjoy a quieter sailing experience – by navigating along the mountainous west coast to Puerto Pollensa.

Having your own yacht opens up a world of possibilities. It could be the recipe for your perfect Mallorca holiday.