Balearic beauty can always be found on Mallorca, especially in its razor-sharp capital of Palma. Whether coming from land, sea or air – the golden hued stone, glowering Gothic cathedral and buzzing waterfront set the scene for sophisticated sass. Yet, beyond the superyacht clad waterfront you will find plenty more layers to unpeel – vibrant artsy neighborhoods, Moorish touches, historical splendor and impeccable eateries are all waiting to be discovered.
Its clear the city has so much going for it, making it a fine host for the fabulous Superyacht Cup which has been descending on the buzzing marina for over two decades. This year the highly anticipated event sees the finest names in the big yacht business cruise into port from the 19th until the 23rd June. While the majority of the action will be centered around the sublime Regatta Village, only a few steps away there is an array of shopping, dining and hotel treasures that help to put Palma on the map. Here’s your yacht lifestyle guide to the cosmopolitan charm of Palma.
Where to Stay
In-keeping with the theme of the week, those super organized or lucky souls may be able to wrangle a spot on a superyacht. There are sure to be plenty lining the Regatta Village, but for most the joy will lie in admiring with the eyes rather than setting sail into the sunset.
One such yacht that would make a perfect on-water base for lapping up the luxuries of the Palma Superyacht Cup would be Perini Navi’s SY Maltese. Famed for billowing white sails, majestic staterooms, outdoor cinema and inflatable waterslide, she is the ideal yacht charter for making a statement at Palma. After the champagne has finished you can high tail it out of town for a yacht charter tour of the rest of the breathtaking Balearics. Find out more about the regal Maltese Falcon here.
For those who prefer to stay on dry land during the Superyacht Cup, Cap Rocat is the finest place to stay in Palma. Perched on a bluff, with views right down to the bay so you can watch the superyachts glide in, this former fortress is an impressive feat of style and imagination. Rock hewn suites, endless romance, and whimsical touches of wonder are all explored in our feature piece on the Cap Rocat.
What to Pack
Packing for the longest running superyacht regatta destination is the perfect excuse to celebrate all that is associated with the yachting lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to blend boho vibes with boating style. From pale pleats and inspired espadrilles for her, to contrary mix and match stylish suits for him – the regatta is the best place to alternate between fine and fancy or casual white t-shirt whims. Check out our Palma Regatta style sheet for a closer look at what pieces to pack in your suitcase.
Where to Party
Degustation days are all the rage during the regatta cup. Marc Fosh continues to be the most coveted place to get a table in town, thanks to its romantic former Coventry setting, Michelin stars, and ingenious cuisine artfully presented on the plate.
When you aren’t checking in to see which yachts are making a splash at the regatta, then the Purobeach Club is the perfect spot for wiling away the hours. Sea-views, stylish concepts, and an enviable audience for flaunting your finest designer swimwear ensures glittering afternoons. For more ideas on where to dine and play check out our glitzy Palma destination guide.