With over 550 kilometres and a huge variety of scenery, sailing along the coast of Mallorca is quite possibly the best way of discovering the island. Many sailors dream of sailing round the largest of the Balearic Islands, tasting all the delicious food the coast has to offer on the way. White sandy beaches, rocky bays, surprising scenery, enchanting ports. From our restaurant in Palma – Forn de Sant Joan is located very close to the capital city’s port- we recommend discovering the island from the sea.
Palma Bay, very close to our restaurant
A sail along the bay of Palma ensures great views of unique scenery from the sea. You will be able to enjoy views of the Mallorcan capital, featuring buildings as emblematic as the Cathedral, the Almudaina Castle or Bellver Castle. Continuing along the coast is the quaint and welcoming neighbourhood of El Molinar, with its characteristic little houses which are just metres from the sea. And if you prefer a more wild and natural scenery, continue onto the area of Cala Blava, where the coast becomes more rugged with the remains of old sand stone quarries.
Tramuntana, the perfect film set
Sailing along the north-western coast, at the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, is a unique experience. The Mestral and Tramuntana winds can make sailing a challenge, so we recommend checking the weather forecast if you want to visit this area. That being said, here is where the island’s most spectacular scenery is located, and this area has been used as a set location for large-scale film productions such as ‘Cloud Atlas’. It is full of charming locations such as Banyalbufar, Llucalcari, Sa Foradada or the stunning place where the Pareis torrent meets the sea.
Andratx, luxury on the west coast
Andratx is synonymous with luxury. Many celebrities like to be seen in this area. The sea is generally calm here and the port offers all the services you could require without being overrun by tourists. Near the port of Andratx there are two places which are highly recommended: Cala d’Egos, with beautiful blue water which is ideal to anchor in and Sant Elm, with the island of La Dragonera just opposite – a nature reserve which is a wonderful haven of peace.
Charming bays on the north coast
The north coast of Mallorca features the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia, and includes some very attractive locations in which to drop your anchor. Some of the most notable places we recommend are Formentor, Es Caló or Sa Fortalesa in Pollensa and the beaches of Coll Baix and Alcanada in Alcudia. The bays are wide and spacious, and the breeze is consistent, which makes this area ideal for water sports. It is important to bear the northern winds and the tides in mind as these can make navigating this area a little complicated.
Southeast coast, endless bays
From Cala Pi, and following along the Mallorcan coast towards the east the island becomes a succession of beaches, bays and small ports, enough for days of sailing. The most noteworthy along this stretch are Es Trenc beach, the natural park of Mondragó and bays such as Caló des Moro, Cala Llombards, Cala Màrmols, Cala Varques or Cala Mitjana. You will also come across small ports to moor at and enjoy an authentic festive marine atmosphere such as Portopetro, Portocolom or Porto Cristo.
Bonus: Cabrera, paradise on our doorstep
Sailing southwards from Colónia de Sant Jordi we come to the archipelago of Cabrera. This small uninhabited island is a nature reserve, which enjoys special protection. This is the place to come to enjoy Mediterranean nature in its purest form. However, this is a protected area, and in order to come here by boat, anchor off or dive in Cabrera you must apply for the relevant permit.
Discover the best fish dishes at our restaurant in Palma
After a long day boating or sailing, have a break and enjoy the Mallorcan coast on dry land, and enjoy a meal at our exclusive restaurant in Palma, Forn de Sant Joan. Our culinary concept is one of Mediterranean cuisine with innovative touches. This results in creations such as our Andalusian squid with tiger’s milk and kumquat foam or our turbot with burrata, celery and apple risotto, soft Thai ginger sauce and sea fennel tempura. Don’t miss out on the chance to try the best Mediterranean cuisine interpreted in a new and surprising way and book your table at our restaurant in Palma. We look forward to seeing you!