5th May 2014

Palma de Mallorca

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Travel to the stylish, sophisticated and lively city of Palma de Mallorca on a private jet with Bespoke Air Charter. Enjoy the vibrant arts scene and lively cafe culture of this intriguing city, or escape onto the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean aboard a yacht.

Warm sands and Piña coladas

Palma de Mallorca, the stunning capital city of the Balearic Islands, is situated on the south coast of the island of Mallorca, on the Bay of Palma. It is host to some fantastic shopping, history and culture, alongside some of the most spectacular beaches. After arriving on your private jet all the ingredients essential to a fantastic summer holiday await: endless sunshine, golden sands and shimmering turquiose seas.

Once you’ve explored all the variety that Palma has to offer, you absolutely must head to the north coast of Mallorca, where the Bay of Alcudia is situated. Alcudia boasts stretches of shallow, pure waters complemented by utterly flawless, sun-bleached sands.

Unsurprisingly, just a short ride along the coast, in Can Picafort, is Mallorca’s leading beach resort. It offers everything, from the affordable to the luxurious accommodation. Due to the shallow waters the beach is child friendly, and numerous families will animatedly splish and splash. A stretch down the coast, Alcudia Beach becomes the Playa de Muro, where the silken sands narrow, but the ambience quietens somewhat.

Engage With the Past

If reclining by the ocean, cocktail in hand, becomes a little tiresome and you crave some exquisite island culture, then head to the historic town of Alcudia, a few kilometres inland.

Here you can clamber through woods, to reach the ancient, crumbling structures of the towns alluring antiquity, in the form of a forum, the residential area of La Portella and an amphitheatre!

Or, if you are feeling exceptionally spritely, take a visit to Bellver castle, located on a hill 3km northwest of Palma. This Gothic style castle was built in the 14th century, and was used as a military prison! Now, it is a remarkable tourist attraction and also encompasses the city’s History Museum.

This historically rich castle presents the onlooker with some truly gorgeous architecture. The unique circular shape is its most distinguishing feature. In the dappled, dusk sunlight, the pale structure emanates a warming glow.

Glide Swiftly and Stylishly

Are you more of an open ocean kind of person, who would delight in all the splendour that the cerulean expanse provides? You can admire the beauty of the deep-sea from the sandy beaches on the shore, or you can catamaran from the enchanting beach of Es Trenc.

Fantasizing about speeding across crystal clear water, on a light catamaran, can now become a reality! Whether you long to learn to sail one over a few days, or just want to experience the thrill of a ride with your own local captain, in just a short time you can experience the exhilaration of flying across the ocean on one of these fabulous craft.

Jennifer Aniston has been spotted at Es Trenc, as its well preserved beaches prove popular among the elite, and seeing a famous face is not altogether remarkable.

Discover What Lurks Beneath

Although it’s unlikely you could ever tire from admiring the seemingly never-ending horizon that spans across the water, you can also enter the hidden depths to discover what beauty the sea holds beneath its infallible surface.

For a tantalising diving experience, head to Big Blue Diving, situated in Palma Nova at the end of the Son Matias beach. All levels of divers are accommodated here.

If you are an experienced diver, you will be lucky enough to bear witness to the enticing Palma Caves. Where natural light refracts and punctuates the deep sapphire waters. If you are a fresh-faced diver, or just not quite ready to attempt cave diving, perhaps you can be tempted by diving at Punta Cautius. This dive site is close to Palma Bay, and harbours a fascinating variety of marine life such as Groupers and Morey Eels. You will also have a high chance of spotting Barracudas and Eagle Rays too!

Celebrity sightings

If you would like to be surrounded by the crème de la crème of Mallorca, head to Karma bar. It is an exclusive bar that has served such famous and familiar faces as Brad Pitt, Jamie Redknapp and his wife, Louise.