Mallorca - West Coast

Where To Stay



Stretching between Palma harbour to the east and the nature reserve of Dragonera Island to the west, the western section of the Mallorquin coastline offers numerous anchorage possibilities in picturesque bays as well as a number of well-sheltered marinas. Despite years of shore side real estate developments, this area has retained a lot of its natural beauty, and is an ideal cruising ground close to Palma. The chic Puerto Portals Marina, only a ten minute drive away from town, is home to many luxury yachts and has become a magnet for the rich and famous; it is no surprise that a wide range of yacht support businesses have elected to settle here. Slightly further afield, the new development of Port Adriano, a dedicated super yacht marina that opened its doors in late 2010 promises to further establish the west coast as a major up market yachting destination. Port Adriano hosted a number of yachting and cultural events during 2012, and is proving to be popular, with a large number of yachts in the harbour and boatyard. Still further, cruising yachts will discover Santa Ponsa with its scenic Yacht Club; many will push on towards the picturesque Port of Andratx, nestling in a deep bay surrounded by towering cliffs before heading on towards the north coast, Ibiza or Formentera.


Yacht Insider’s Guide Is Going Digital Only
June 19, 2022

We know, we know…   You loved our yearly printed guides, filled with updated info about your favorite cruising destinations and gorgeous photos from professional photographers.   They were flying off the shelves in marinas, boatyards and marine outlets, all over the harbors we covered.  Many of you were even collecting them, summer after summer.  And it is true that, since the launch of the Yacht Insider’s Guide publication in 2009, whether it was for the French Med, the Balearics Islands or New England, the focus has been on our printed guides.