Whether you’re seeking buzzy beachfront bars, breathtaking views, secret coves, or a mix of them all, trust the lively Mallorcan coastal town of Port d’Andratx to surpass your dreamiest holiday expectations.
Soak up unmissable sunset views
At the bottom of a funnel-shaped valley lies Port d’Andratx, a working fishing port with charm to spare. Let piercing blue views captivate your mind as you amble along the port’s palm-tree lined promenade. After you’ve secured a spot on a sea-facing terrace, drink in verdant hills and wooden boats that bob in the harbour while you wait for the grand finale: a sunset that paints the sky flame-hued reds, oranges and yellows.
Gorge on the island’s best paella
From servings of steaming paella and linguine with clams, to locally-caught dentex grilled to perfection: seafood lovers will find their culinary groove, right here. Restaurante Club de Vela serves up the best paellas on the island, impeccably prepared and brimming with fresh ingredients. Another locals’ favourite, Gourmeda, boasts an excellent choice of seafood dishes — all of which can be devoured in a pretty courtyard in the shade of an orange tree.
Be swept up by toe-tapping tunes
If you think live music options are only limited to Palma, think again. Step into the boulevard and ask literally anyone directions for Tim’s and Mitj & Mitj. They all know the way! Tim’s bar has been serenading guests from its balcony, with live bands, since 1978. Another bar that’s ideal for lingering over drinks and being swept up by toe-tapping tunes is Mitj & Mitj. Best to hit both places in the early evening as they pride themselves on unmissable sunset views.
Give your credit card a work-out
Conde Nast-worthy vistas, a thriving restaurant scene and buzzy atmosphere are not Port of Andraitx’ only appeal. The many upscale galleries and independent boutiques will make the hearts of most shopping enthusiasts miss a beat. For one-off finds and local-designs, venture down the promenade and side streets. Here, you’ll chance upon charming shops selling Mallorcan-made luxuries and art galleries showcasing abstract art or dreamy landscapes in their display windows.
Spend the afternoon on a travel-poster beach
Whether you’re keen to zone out with the latest bestseller or looking for a buzzy vibe and lively beach bar, Cala Llamp will have you covered. Its rocky platforms make for perfect tanning territory and offer easy access to the cove’s clean, turquoise water. With views of the Tramuntana mountains and a beach bar that serves mango mojitos, Cala LLamp is a place where your day-to-day worries can be, for a while, forgotten.
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