Dazzling Puerto de Andratx
Puerto de Andratx holidays will transport visitors to one of the most glamorous resorts on the island of Majorca. Attractive villas cling to the hillside and expensive yachts bob around in the bustling harbour – a typical scene of Majorca, but the glitz is slightly more prevalent than elsewhere on this Balearic Island. Popular with yachting moneymen and famous film stars, Puerto de Andratx boasts a touch of class that removes itself from the party havens found elsewhere on the island.
But this doesn’t mean your holidays in Puerto de Andratx will be a pretentious affair – there are still plenty of things to do to allow you to embrace the adventurous and intriguing ethos of this sparkling resort. Whether you want to take to the water and engage in some exciting sports or tour around the various art galleries and cultural attractions in the resort – you’ll never feel out of place during your getaway on the sunny Majorcan coast.
A charming beach resort in the South West of Majorca, Puerto De Andratx has been a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous for decades. This beautiful old port town oozes glamour and sophistication, from the million pound yachts in the harbour to the dainty villas cut into the hillside. Join the jet set as you grab a drink at one of the waterside bars in Mallorca’s prettiest harbours – the ideal location to watch the sun set. Take a boat trip and explore the hidden coves and secluded spots that inhabit the area or indulge in some of Puerto De Andratx’s finest cuisine. Whatever experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it in the many things to do in Puerto De Andratx.
A great way to relax during your trip is to book yourself into one of the top Puerto de Andratx attractions – an indulgent spa. Mon Port Spa, situated in the heart of the resort, boasts an idyllic haven to remedy the stresses and strains of modern life. Indulge in a therapeutic massage or oxygen facial to rejuvenate your sense of well-being before even thinking about stepping on the plane for your flight home. Meanwhile, if you’ve got the cash to splurge, book yourself a Chill-out Catamaran from the port and enjoy a great sailing day with your friends. Sail away on the open waters and let your worries and cares float away.
A stylish resort with a harbour to match, it’s no surprise that Puerto De Andratx is home to an array of restaurants, cafes and bars. Whether you fancy sampling traditional Mallorcan cuisine in a homely family-run bistro or crave a good cup of coffee accompanied by a sea view, you’ll find something in the resort to suit you. With its status as a fishing village, there are of course, some excellent fish restaurants. One of the best in the harbour is Rocamar, a stylish restaurant specialised in freshly-caught seafood and sunset cocktails while those looking for a great selection of Mallorcan wines should visit Limon y Chelo.
Port Andratx is a stylish and modern resort provided plenty of amenities for families from restaurants to family-friendly hotels. Booking an all inclusive is the best way to keep your holiday costs low and leave you with a bit more cash to splash along this lovely part of Majorcan coastline.
Action & Adventure
Despite the resort’s laid back vibe, there are still plenty of things to do in Puerto De Andratx for those seeking adventure. Blessed with a stunning backdrop of Mallorcan countryside, it lends itself well to active holidays – with hiking, cycling and boating all becoming increasingly popular. Take a short boat trip over to the nearby island of Sa Dragonera where you’ll find a natural park inhabited by lizards. Explore the hiking trails and coves or get on your bike to experience the coastal hill roads and the challenging thrill-ride of the Tramuntana Mountains.
Sailing and yachting holds a prominent position in Puerto de Andratx’s ideology, luring the wealthy and adventurous to the harbour, descending on the resort’s range of vibrant bars and aromatic restaurants. And you’ll encounter a great deal of this action and adventure vibe during your holidays to Puerto de Andratx, with a number of water sports opportunities available to those that want to do more than relaxing in waterfront eateries – a great way of embracing the coastal beauty of the Balearic Islands.
Diving in snorkelling is readily available through numerous tour operators, while various boat trips and sailing adventures can also be booked down by the waterfront.
There are a number of beaches in and around Port Andratx. Cala Llamp Bay is idyllic and offers a beach club, less than a mile from the centre of the rest. Cala Fornells is a bit further away but this beach is a must-visit, providing something for everyone, Cala Fornells has rocks, sand and a mandmade platform for sunbathing.
This charming village definitely has an air of romance surrounding it, making it the ideal location for a holiday with your other half. Among Puerto De Andratx’s attractions, its small beaches are top. For couples looking for a romantic retreat further afield, take the trip to Camp de Mar or Sant Elm where there are larger, sandier beaches for you to relax on. If you’d rather skip the sand and head straight to the shops, there are some great boutiques in Puerto De Andratx, selling everything from locally-crafted goods to clothing and speciality souvenirs. Make sure you leave space in your luggage to take it all home!
Those that don’t fancy getting wet will find a great deal of cultural attractions to keep them occupied. The CCA Andratx Art Gallery boasts some fantastic works for culture vultures to goggle at, while the resort’s cultural centre is a great place to visit to witness a theatrical performance or visit some more galleries. For an even greater deal of culture, holidaymakers will relish a daytrip to the capital of Palma, with its grand and breath-taking cathedral, while party lovers should descend on the infamous resort of Magaluf for late night drinking and dancing.
Andratx hosts a number of parties and fiestas during the year. If you are lucky enough to be on holiday when the festival arrives, ready yourself for an amazing experience. During the summer months of July and August there is the popular Nits a la Fresca, providing entertainment in the form of music, dance and theatre and hosted in the town hall of Andratx. If you’re looking for a real taste of Puerto De Andratx, get ready to experience the Festival of San Pedro, the patron saint of fishermen. In June of each year, the town becomes amassed with colour and music, with elaborate parades, folk dancing, fireworks and traditional Mallorcan music.