The south-west tip of the island, Andratx is just around the coast from Palma and provides the perfect pit stop on your journey around the island after a day’s sailing.
With endless restaurants in Puerto Andratx, anchor down in the bay overlooked by the splendid villa Princess Diana once holidayed at and prepare to experience the most incredible sunset you’ve ever seen.
2. Port de Sóller
A few hours sailing north of Andratx, Soller is about half way up the west coast of the island allowing you to enjoy stunning scenes and traditional vibes.
Along the north-west coast, bob into Port de Sóller before you head around the northern tip. If you were to berth anywhere, Sóller offers an inexpensive spot for the night.
The highlight for us? After dinner one night we were admiring a fellow Oyster in the bay when a beautiful (and rather large) dolphin popped up to say hello. She then continued to play with our anchor line for ten fascinating minutes while we tried (and failed) to take pictures. Maybe next time – Formentor is known for dolphin spotting.
Formentor offers a secluded beach and an exclusive hotel that you can’t access unless you’re a guest. The beach restaurant isn’t as good as expected and sunbeds are expensive, but absolutely worth the visit.
Whizz across the bay (James Bond style) in the tender, stroll along the waterfront and make the most of the slow paced village. Cute cafes, great scuba and fishing shops and helpful transport links to the rest of the island. A dreamy promenade, an opportunity for the crew to visit a supermarket and a lovely night market.
5. Es Trenc
The most amazing beach you’ll ever see. Pardon the nudists and you’ll love it. The last stop on our lap around the island before returning to Palma, Es Trenc is home to the most breathtakingly gorgeous white sand, turquoise water and the ultimate location for star gazing. Superyachts everywhere…..