Don't Miss These Highlights When Sailing In Majorca (and not a resort in sight!)
Take in the sights and sounds of Majorca, an idyllic Spanish island on the Med, with a sailing holiday in the sun. Check out our post for what not to miss in your time on this isle.
Whether you’ve enjoyed a holiday at sea before or whether it’s your first sailing holiday, Majorca is the perfect destination for your next trip. The island is the perfect size to explore by yacht charter, and you’ll be able to experience the unique character of the island’s bays and ports without ever having to worry about how to travel.
Sailing holidays in Majorca offer a world of opportunities when it comes to sightseeing. Whether you enjoy natural beauty, tourist attractions or relaxing on golden sands, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy when sailing the coastline of this gorgeous island.
Here are just a few of the best sights to explore on your sailing holiday.
Sóller – A Historical Treasure
Whether you’re keen to experience a traditional Majorcan town or whether you want to visit historical attractions, Sóller has it all. Once you’ve moored at the pretty port, you can take the vintage tram into the town – famous for its museums, festivals and iconic green shuttered buildings.
Boasting a gorgeous location among the orange groves, this lovely Mediterranean spot has all the cafes, tapas bars and beautiful architecture you could possibly want. There’s no better place to relax over a glass of something cold and soak in the unique atmosphere.
The Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park
When you’re sailing Majorca’s beautiful coastline, you should definitely consider making a stop at the Cabrera National Park. Lying 10 kilometres off the island’s south-east coast, this spot is rumoured to be Hannibal’s birthplace and it was used as a prison camp during the Napoleonic Wars.
The archipelago is made up of 19 islands, however only one is populated. Known as Goat Island, this rocky outcrop is the ideal spot for hiking, exploring the 14th century castle that looks over the harbour and discovering the La Miranda caves.
Banyalbufar – A Traditional Coastal Village
If it’s your goal to experience the real Majorca, planning in a visit to the traditional coastal village of Banyalbufar during your sailing holiday is an absolute must. Clinging to the island’s western coastline, the village ranges across the steep hillside of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
This village is famous for its ancient terraces which descend towards the sea, however the panoramic views are equally impressive. Banyalbufar has none of the tourist traps you’ll find elsewhere on the island, and it’s this old-world charm that makes it such a fantastic place to explore.
Caló Des Moro – Relax And Enjoy
One of the best things about a sailing holiday in Majorca is being able to enjoy the many beautiful bays and beaches, each with their own character. Es Caló Des Moro is truly picture perfect. Located on the island’s south east coast, it has been described as Majorca’s last remaining paradise.
Its crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and swimming, while the sands are inviting and golden. It’s certainly the ideal daytrip for any sun worshipper who wants to avoid the usual crowded beaches of the better-known parts of the island.
These are just some of the glorious sights waiting to welcome you to the island of Majorca. When you charter a yacht and take to the waters of the Mediterranean you can explore all these beauty spots and many more!