We love hiking, we love cycling (we are Dutch!) and we absolutely love a good old fashioned road trip, but sometimes, the best way to explore an area is by boat. Especially when you are on an island like Mallorca and get to sail around and discover lots of beautiful secluded beaches, caves you can either enter by boat or by swimming and amazing rugged scenery you would otherwise never see. Or – even better – be in awe by all the extraordinary beach-houses (some beautiful, some…a little less to our taste) with the best sea views in the world.
Our favourite boat trip: bringing lots of fresh fish and salads from the Palma market. Cookies from the Port d’Andratx La Consigina bakery. And cold drinks and water of course. This way we can spend a full day on the boat without having to see a soul. We anchor the boat near a quiet beach where the water is super super turquoise. Sometimes it’s hard to believe nature can be this beautiful!
If you don’t bring your own picnic there are lots of places and small beaches with restaurants where you can either enjoy a special dingy-pick-up service or swim to the coast for a delicious paella. We love the restaurants at St. Elmo, Deia and Camp de Mar beach.
Today we were lucky enough to enjoy a full day on the boat on Mallorca and it was just perfect. And as I am typing this I can still feel the sun and salt on my skin and the rocking of my chair. Life is good.
P.S. You can rent a boat or book a ticket for a guided boat tour from almost any harbour on Mallorca. Next on our wishlist: a trip to Cabrera National Park, an uninhabited isle near the south coast. Hopefully more about that soon!