has a Spanish naval port as well as a leisure berthing area and a well protected inner harbour. The lack of tides and strong currents makes chartering a yacht in Palma a haven for yachts. Its coastline has many protective coves and moorings so this makes an ideal yacht chartering location. One of the yacht charter events
of note for the nautical calendar is the Palma International Yacht Show which next year 2010 will take place in April- May. The port has undergone extensive renovation for this annual event which is attracting more interest and up to 300 exhibiting yachts for charter and sale.
Palma yacht charter
Chartering a yacht to watch some of the magnificent sailing events
that will be taking place in the bay during the Easter time is a must. The most prestigious yachting event will be the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia- MAPFRE celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2010. Supported by the Royal family, this event has grown to include the best Olympic classes in the world with 1500 competitors now taking part. A visit to the museum is highly recommended to see the interesting archaeological remains, the collection of primitive weapons, ornaments , ceramics and Renaissance and Baroque art. It was the Palace of the Kings on Mallorca . Opposite and also close to the fishing port is the impressive Gothic cathedral. It was built on the site of the old mosque in Medina Mayurga by Jaume I. It has a magnificent rose window and very high arches. In the city there are many equally beautiful churches well worth visiting.
Although there are many beautiful coves to visit on your yacht charter
the city of Palma
is full of charm. Walking down the main street of Palma called the Passeig des Born you are able to take in the sites and atmosphere of the city. At the Plaza Major the avenues and boulevards open out to show the full beauty of the art nouveau architecture. Just outside the centre of the city is the castle of Bellver which is overlooks the bay from a hilltop. It is now the place of the History Museum.
The cuisine of the Island is typically Balearic with the influence of the Mediterranean. You can ask your chef on your yacht charter to create one of the local dishes which are full of flavour with the use of local spices like ground beef with paprika called sobrasada, a potato dish with peppers , fried egg plant and tomato sauce is known as Tumbet, as well as rice dishes with the local fish like raor or rascasse. These fish are absolutely delicious and well worth trying. The best known local dessert is called ensaimada which is often followed by a liqueur or gin. The patisserie speciality of the island is the ensaimada. This is a sweet cake, shaped in a spiral shape with icing sugar on top and may also be filled with whipped cream or custard. They are always packaged in cardboard boxes, and make a pretty gift.
The night life offers a wide variety from live jazz to techno disco, concentrated around and walking distance to the port and your yacht charter. Lambada dancing takes place at the club Made in Brazil. Most of the clubs do not open until 10pm and stay open until the early hours of the morning, around 5am. A popular place is Pasha, but also Tito�s is a must for the chic or eccentric. It is claimed that Ray Charles and Marlene Dietrich used to dance there.
So if this is the type of holiday destination you would like to visit, contact the Blue Water charter department, and let us help you chose the right luxury charter yacht.