The Balearic Island of Mallorca is not one to be overlooked as a sailing destination. The ever-present sunshine and constant sea breeze mean that a sailing holiday around the island of Mallorca can be a brilliant way to spend a week. There’s plenty of glittering old fashioned towns, hidden like gems along the coastline and in one week you can sail the whole way round the island, stopping off at your leisure.
In the south west corner of the island you'll find a treasure trove of towns, built out of golden stone, overlooking an expanse of olive groves. This combined with dramatic cliff tops looming over secluded coves, make this area perfect for anchoring.
The Balearics enjoy a mild climate all year round, so ideal for an earlier or later season sail, with an average temperature of 21 degrees celsius in May and October. In the summer months from June - September you can expect a comfortable 28 degrees.
In the western cruising ground the prevailing wind tends to be from the south west during the summer. If venturing east, towards Menorca, the prevailing winds are found from a north/north west direction. With winds reaching an average of force 3-4, it is great for those who want to kick back and relax.
Once you are all checked in you will be shown your yacht and all its bells and whistles. Then it is time to tuck into some traditional tapas on Palma's famed promenade! You will find a number of bars and restaurants, for your first evening of your holiday, all within walking distance of the marina. We also recommend a trip to the famous Cathedral!
Sailing south east from Palma will give you a lovely 30 mile sail to Cala D'Or. Cala D’Or is a town on the east coast of Mallorca, famous for its collection of white sandy beaches. The town has a quaint ‘road train’ which connects different parts of the town and the beaches.
As you meander up the Mallorcan coastline, don't miss Porto Christo, Cala Rajada or Alcudia as they are all amazing overnight stops.
Porto Christo is a small town on the eastern coast of Mallorca unaffected by mass tourism. It is a modern yet unspoilt town. Its main attractions are two sets of caves, the ‘Coves del Drach’ and ‘Coves dels Hams’. Porto Christo, unlike other areas of the island, does not rely on tourism as the main source of income. Instead, they manufacture pearls! Perhaps a place to take the credit card?
Heading down the west coast of Mallorca is a great opportunity to get some sensational sailing in. The coastline is beautiful with great wind and so you can whack those sails up and truly enjoy sailing in the Balearics.
Stop off in the stunning port of Soller and amazing Andratx, before returning back to Palma, with one last day to finish your sightseeing before the journey home!
Below is an indication of the yachts that will sail on this flotilla. Please call us on 020 8459 8787 to check live availability.
Our Shore to Sail holidays are a combination of a one or two week flotilla sailing holiday with another relaxing week or two ashore.
These holidays will appeal to those who enjoy sailing but have family or friends who are not quite so enthusiastic about sailing - a compromise can now be made!
Most people opt for a week of sailing followed by a week of winding down on shore. However it is entirely up to you to do what you want to do (and when!)
The Iris Hotel has been a popular choice for flotilla sailors for many years. This accommodation option will fit in with any of our flotillas starting and finishing on Lefkas Island. The hotel itself is a small family run hotel located close to Nidri Town. It has a combination of studio rooms for two or three people and apartments that can sleep up to 4.
The Salvator Spa Hotel is perched in the hills above Parga town and is a slightly more luxurious offering. The rooms on offer range from the Deluxe Room for two people, up to the Superior 2 Room Villa for up to 6 people. The hotel itself has an excellent restaurant, pool and spa facilities and all villas come with their own private pool.
Our brand new villa in Sivota on Lefkas is exclusive to Sailing Holidays Ltd. Built with families and groups in mind, the 3 double bedrooms all feature en-suite bathrooms. Built into the hill the ground floor level comprises of the master bedroom, a large kitchen and living space. On the same level you will find a huge outdoor seating area and a private pool.