Ravishing beaches, pristine waters, amazing views, lush green foliage, picturesque villages and soulful mountain tops – that's Mallorca. It is one of Spain's chartering hotspots and its’ beaches are popular worldwide. Steeped in history, furnished with luxury hotels and featuring Michelin-starred restaurants, Mallorca is a dreamy destination that attracts more than 8 million tourists every year. Apart from its amazing landscapes, beautiful hilltops, alluring beaches and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, there are many reasons to visit this destination in the Balearic Islands.
Top Attractions in Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca: This beautiful city is the capital of Mallorca and is rich in history, culture, cuisine and luxury. Visit the glorious 13th-century Catedral de Mallorca that features Gothic facade, stunning sculptures, stained-glass windows and a terrace. You will find another 13th-century building, Castillo de Bellver that sits on a hilltop 3km from Palma de Mallorca. Other attractions in this capital include FundaciónPilari Joan Miró, Miro Foundation at the Cala Major and two beaches - Playa de Palma and Playa del Arenal.
Alcudia's Old Town: It is the scenic town of Mallorca, surrounded by lush greenery and pine tree forests on all sides. The city boasts the Renaissance-era Bastion of SantFerran and the historic gates of Xara and Palma. Visit the churches of Santa Ana, Sant Jaume and the Baroque chapel. Puerto Alcudia is a famous resort that has its own private, sandy beach. Other attractions that you must see while exploring this town are La Albufera Natural Park, Yannick & Ben Jakober Foundation and archaeological sites of the ancient Roman settlement.
Monastery of Valldemossa: Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and Tramuntana Mountains, Valldemossa town has its own charm and ambience. The Port of Valldemossa has a unique fishing village where you can enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants. Visit Real Cartuja de Valldemossa Carthusian monastery and 14th-century Palacio Rey Sancho to get a view of the ancient Valldemossa town.
Sóller: Located in a magnificent valley, this small town has olive and citrus orchards leading all the way up to the sea. Take a scenic ride in the famous Soller Train from Palma. We recommend our guests to visit its historical monuments like the 14th-century Church of Sant Bartomeu, Sa Capelleta Monastery and Alfabia Palace. Or you can just relax next to the picturesque Port of Sóller.
Pollença: This stunning medieval town has two churches –the 18th-century parish church of Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles and Baroque pilgrimage chapel of Iglesia de Puigdel Calvari. If you are looking for a relaxing time on the beach, go straight to Port de Pollença. Here you will find sun loungers and water activities to enjoy the mild waves and the white sandy beach.
Artà: This town is also situated in a valley where you will find olive, almond and fig orchards. Visit its famous church Iglesia de Transfiguracióndel Señor and the Santuari de Sant Salvador chapel. Some of the popular archaeological sites are Sant Antoni de Pádua, Ses Paísses and the Monasterio de Santa Maria de Bellpuig. Explore the cave system - Cuevas de Artá or try cuisines in the Michelin-starred restaurant - Restaurante Andreu Genestra.
Deia: Located in the Valley of the Oranges, Deia is called the artists' village as it features the typical tiled houses, green vegetation and Mediterranean architecture. Despite being known as a rural town of Mallorca, Deia boasts its’ Michelin-starred restaurant Es Racod'esTeix restaurant and award-winning restaurants such as El Olivo restaurant and Restaurante Sebastian. If swimming is your favourite past time, you will love the Cala Deia beach, visit Monestir de Miramar and Son Marroig Gardens or you can explore the Monastery of Miramar.
Petra: This is an impressive town of Mallorca as it is listed as Property of Cultural Interest. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Petra include Iglesia de San Pedro church, Convento de Sant Bernardí, Santuario de Nostra Senyora de Bonany Neo-Baroque church.
CalaFiguera: This small fishing village has a laid-back lifestyle with white-washed houses. You can walk along the harbour and take in scenic views or go to the secluded beach of Cala Santanyito enjoy swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Calvia Coastline: Is known for its’ foothills, rugged cliffs and charming bays. Its most popular beaches are Playa de Palma Nova, Cala Vinyes, Playas Paguera and Cala de Santa Ponsa.
Top Beaches, Hotels and Restaurants
Beaches: From secluded coves to well known family beaches and rocky shores, there are 262 beaches on Mallorca. Calaagulla is a beautiful clear beach surrounded by pine tree capped mountains. It is perfect for swimming and marine sports as well. We also recommend our clients to take the short walk to Cala Mesquida. Another great beach is located on the dreamy landscape of cap Formentor with great beach amenities. Cala Santanyí is packed with hotels and lined with juniper pine trees. The other stunning beaches of Mallorca include Playa de Canyamel, Camp de Mar, Estellencs, Cala Tuent, Playa de Port de Pollensa, Playa de Alcúdia, Es Carbó, Cala Mesquida, Cala Millor, Cala Mondragó, Es Trenc, Sa Coma, Cala Varques, Cala Portals Nous and Playa de Muro among others.
Hotels: From 5-star hotels in Palma to luxurious villas in Soller, Mallorca has hotel accommodations for every traveller. Top hotels are St. Regis Mardavall in Puerto Portals, Nixe Palace Hotel in Cala Mayor, Hotel Hospes Maricel in Cas Català,GranMelià de Mar in Illetas, Pure Salt in Port Adriano, Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous, Cap Rocat in Cala Blava, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Formentor Royal Hideaway Hotel, Melbeach Hotel in Canyamel, Hotel Can Simoneta in Canyamel, Pleta de Mar Hotel, Honucai Hotel, Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace & Spa, Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma, Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma, Hotel Negresco, Hotel Capri, Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma, ME Mallorca Magaluf, Hotel Espléndido in Port de Soller, Hotel Bendinat, Illa d’Or Port Pollensa, Riu Palace Bonanza Playa & Spa and Inturotel Cala Esmeralda, just to name a couple options.
Restaurants: From romantic date nights to restaurants with great ocean views, Mallorca has so many different options to cater to your lifestyle. Top restaurants in Palma include but are not limited to the following; Sandro Restaurante, Ikatza, Muelle 327 Gastrodock, Mar de Nudos in Palma, Fabiola Gastronomic Garden, Cort Restaurant Palma de Mallorca and Santa Catalina. The Michelin-starred restaurants in Mallorca are Zaranda, Adriàn Quetglas, Marc Fosh, Andreu Genestra, Es Fum and Es Racód’esTeix.
Top Things To Do in Mallorca
- Explore Cities: From Palma to Petra and from modern cities to historic towns, you have so much to explore during your Mallorca vacation. We highly recommend visiting the cities that we previously mentioned. Roam the streets, hike the mountains, buy local products and enjoy the Mallorca sun.
- Snorkeling: Mallorca's long coastline boasts many rocky caves and hidden inlet filled with sea creatures and amazing marine life. The waters of this coastline are clear, warm and great for snorkelling. Top beaches that provide great snorkelling opportunities include Cala Varques, Cala Llombards, Cala Morlanda, Caqla Deia, Cala Sant Vicenç and Cala Estellencs.
- Fishing: Book your fishing charter with us to discover the fishing hotspots in Mallorca. From family fishing trips to a deep-sea fishing experience, we can help you enjoy your fishing excursion to the fullest. You can expect to catch tuna, mackerel, dorad, leerfish, pomfret, black skipjack and even 500-pound bluefin tuna.
- Other Activities: We offer Jet ski upgrades for select vessels, or you can try your paddle boarding skills on the local waters. Mallorca is also famous for coasteering that combines swimming, jumping and climbing. You can try coasteering at Paguera, Cala Romantica, Cala Ratjada and Alcudia.
Beaches with turquoise-blue waters, secret coves, golden sands, stunning mountain-scapes, quaint villages, vibrant cities and historical sites, Mallorca’s beauty has something to offer everyone who visits. At Yachts Ibiza Charters, we can make the most of your Mallorca vacation with our luxury yachts and 5-star service. Whether you are planning a family trip, a romantic anniversary charter, or a fun party cruise to Mallorca, we can help make your trip that much better with our luxurious vessels. Check out our yacht collection to select the vessel that suits yourIbiza vacation. Contact us here to book your charter vacation today!