Explore Mallorca’s coastline by luxury yacht…

Explore Mallorca’s coastline by luxury yacht…

The beautiful bays and crystal clear water of Mallorca are an absolute must see for any visitors. Climb aboard the luxury yacht Maura for a day of sailing round the island coast to discover its charm and beauty in a unique way.

Charter a yacht and see off the beaten track Mallorca

There’s nothing to beat your own chartered yacht for your voyage of discovery. Take a day trip with experienced crew who will provide personalised itineraries and make recommendations including Mallorca’s answer to the Caribbean, Es Trenc Beach. Explore this 2km stretch of golden sand with its clear blue water. Perfect for relaxing, swimming, kayaking windsurfing and loads of water sports including snorkelling. Es Trenc Beach is not attached to any resort, which gives it a secluded vibe and it’s almost always very peaceful although it has plenty of facilities. The shallow waters make it suitable for children, and lifeguards patrol during the busy summer months. Behind the beach lie protected sand dunes and wetlands which are home to migratory birds and marine vegetation.
Discover the stunning coastline in the east which most people miss, or Cape Salinas at the southern tip of the island.
Set sail and explore the coastal villages like Ses Salinas, a charming, traditional town – authentic rural Mallorca at its prettiest.

The perfect day of sailing

On board Maura, make the most of the day with a perfect lunch, sunbathing on deck, diving and swimming in secluded bays. You can also dine at restaurants which can only be reached by boat – truly exclusive and extraordinary.
Chartering the yacht Maura is a fabulous way to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends. Celebrate any event in an exclusive and luxurious atmosphere while cruising or anchored at a secluded bay. Whatever the occasion, Maura – a Windy SR52 Yacht is a real head turner and a great experience to share with family and friends (up to 10 passengers).

To book your perfect day of sailing and charter the yacht Maura:

Email: Charter@palmerparker.com

Take a look at our stunning holiday homes in Mallorca – we love to help you make your holiday dreams come true…

Spain – food lovers delight

Spain – food lovers delight

Plump olives, velvety crème Catalan (a Spanish version of crème brulee) and fresh fish with smoky chorizo accompanied by a glass of crisp Cava – holidays in Spain and the Balearic Islands might be famous for endless sunshine and gorgeous beaches but it’s also where you’ll enjoy the most delicious dishes and fabulous wines…

Spain is a foodie paradise

From tasty tapas to superb seafood and traditional roasts, food in Spain is all about making the most of the best local produce. Food is celebrated in Spain – literally! Check at the local tourist office for details of festivals and foodie events. Full of flavour, here’s what to look out for, and try, on your Spanish

Tapas. The famous snack-sized dishes are perfect for hot days and glasses of wine. Whether it’s a bowl of stuffed Spanish olives, crispy calamari, crunchy croquettes or marinated mussels, tapas goes perfectly with a glass of Spanish Rioja, Cava, Sangria etc.
Iberico ham – wherever you go in Spain, every restaurant and bar will host a leg of ham. Enjoyed with a glass of wine, this salty snack is very popular.
Patatas Bravas – craving comfort food, these little fried potatoes served with a spicy sauce which varies from region to region, will satisfy your soul.

Paella – it’s the ultimate Spanish dish. Born in Vallencia in the 19th century, this scrumptious rice and meat or fish dish is a favourite. You’ll discover it everywhere in Spain but ask a local for a recommendation if you want to know where to get the authentic version.
Tortilla Espanola – or Spanish omelette. Definitely not the same as the UK version, it traditionally includes plenty of peppers and fried potatoes (tortilla de patatas). Delicious.
Chorizo – a staple in Spanish tapas. Spicy, garlicky and moreish!

Markets in Spain
Self-catering at one of our luxury villas means barbecues round the pool in the sun (all of our villas have pools) and they all have great, fully equipped kitchens. Why not take a trip to the local market – it’s a cultural experience as well as a chance to buy the freshest local produce. You’ll find street markets all over Spain most of which open in the morning and close around lunch time, though there are some that open all day or at night (check at local tourist offices). It’s also a good excuse to pop in and out of local tapas bars for inspiration…

Whether you want a perfect break on the mainland or on an island, at Palmer & Parker we’ve got the perfect luxury villa in Spain – for you.

A holiday in Spain that makes you feel good

A holiday in Spain that makes you feel good

Spain has the highest number of sunny days annually throughout Europe so you can maximise soaking up that vitamin D and beach time too.

These days, holidays aren’t just the sun and beach though, many of us aim for wellness and experiences that raise emotional and spiritual levels. Wellness holidays are no longer reserved for spa breaks but include everything from walking and yoga to cycling, cooking classes, and personal discovery. All are designed to help you cultivate a healthier lifestyle.

Yoga

You can take yoga classes in most resorts in Spain. In Marbella there are more than a dozen studios where you can join a class (some offer yoga for children too). In Ibiza, Amante Ibiza offers morning beach yoga and breakfast three days a week. And in Mallorca, Earth Yoga in Palma offers classes with English speaking instructors and there’s a class on Yin-Yoga which encourages healing with meditation through stillness of the body and mind.

Spa

All of our villas have pools but sometimes you want a little more pampering – if so, head to one of the many day spas in Spain or on the islands. In Mallorca the Arabella spa is particularly lovely. You can buy a daily pass as well as book a treatment with spa specialists. Marbella has a huge choice of day spas including the well-known Pure Skin Boutique http://pureskin.es/ where you can enjoy the latest beauty treatments with their expert team.

Hiking and cycling

Cycling is a great form of exercise, and even an e-bike which makes life just that little bit easier, still has health benefits. You can easily hire bikes in Spain, just check at the local tourist office for details and to discover the best routes.

Regular walking is very good for your health, and you don’t have to walk too far or for too long to reap the benefits. On your Spanish holiday, the warm weather, glorious landscape and sandy beaches make walking even more pleasurable. Scientists also say that walking helps boost endorphins to put you in a better mood, improve digestion and helps for a better night’s sleep.

Golf

You could of course do your walking on the golf course. The average round of golf means you’ll walk between 5 and 7 kilometres. Playing golf helps you stay fit, improves muscle tone and endurance and helps you burn body fat. Plus – it’s fun!

Combine this with a stay in one of our luxury villas in Spain and the Balearic Islands, all of which come with pools, many with gyms and tennis courts, and you have a recipe for a great wellness holiday with family and friends…

Check at local tourist offices for details of wellness activities.