Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and enjoys warm Mediterranean climates, it’s a popular destination for sun-seekers and sailing enthusiasts. You don’t need to love sailboats to experience the water around this island.
You can rent a motorboat in Mallorca and choose to drift offshore, admiring the way that Palma glows against the night sky, or you can travel around the island and even take a look at Cabrera, just 11 miles off the southern coast, or travel across to Menorca on the northwestern coast, a journey that should take you no more than an hour or two.
You’ll find there are many things to do in and around Mallorca, if you rent a motorboat in Mallorca you’ll be able to experience the very best of what this island has to offer.
It should be noted that you need a license to rent a motorboat over 30hp, that’s why Sailogy.com offers motorboats with and without skippers. You can choose what suits you best!
It’s worth spending some time in Palma, the capital of Mallorca, either before or after you’ve enjoyed your experience on the motorboat, it’s a fascinating town with architecture that stretches back thousands of years, there are plenty of buildings dating from the times of the Romans and of the Moors. But, it’s also very modern with an upbeat, yet laid back vine. You’ll find a host of excellent eateries, shops, museums, and other attractions to keep you amused. They’ll also help you to get a feel for the island.
Once you’ve taken charge of your motorboat it’s a good idea to head south along the coast. This will give you the opportunity to investigate the various sandy coves, many of which are difficult to get to from land. You can also transverse the 11 miles to Cabrera, the entire island is a National Park, it’s an interesting experience discovering somewhere that is large untouched by human hand.
It’s worth noting there are over 200 beaches in a 50km stretch from Palma. You can choose where to stop but you really should include Cala Llamp next to Port d’Andratx. This crescent bay is surrounded by high cliffs and has crystal clear water. It’s a treat although the beach is rocks not sand.
Another worthwhile beach to check out is Cala Mondrago, it’s a double bay and is actually situated in an environmentally protected area, the Mondragoand reserve. The beach is backed by pinewood forests which, in places, nearly touch the water. Fine white sand make this a favorite for families.
Continuing up the east coast will give you access to a multitude of other fine beaches, including the stunning blue caves. As you head towards the north of the island you’ll be able to cruise across the short gap to Menorca. The smaller island also has some impressive beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as friendly locals.
The north coast offers some of the most popular spots with sailors, check out Cala Boquer and Formentor beach. The first is a great snorkeling spot, while the second is the place to eat and drink the night away, admiring the view from the shore.
To complete your navigation of the island you’ll need to drop back down the west coast toward Palma. This is a rocky coastline but there are plenty of secluded coves worth exploring. Just proceed with caution!
The team at Sailogy are here to help you choose the best motorboat for your adventure around Mallorca. Talk to us and we’ll navigate you through the entire process, you’ll be surprised at how affordable the boats are and how easy it is to arrange the experience of a lifetime!