Being largely unknown to package tourists, and in fact, not being featured in any high street travel agent brochures at all, holidays in Port Andratx, Majorca are for those with an independent nature. Whilst rental accommodation in the form of an apartment is available, it may be nicer to take a rental villa just on the outskirts of this small town of 8,000 people. As well as being equipped to the highest standards, many villas also include a pool, and more importantly, somewhere to have the occasional barbeque!
Whilst Port Andratx does not boast an amazing beach, in itself, the sea does play a major part in any activities. It is possible to partake in all manner of water sports in and around the area, from snorkelling and scuba diving through to jet skiing. With an active marina, it may also be possible to take some sailing lessons whilst in the area. Further afield, there are golf courses, and plenty of places to go for a run if you wish to keep your fitness levels up.
Traditionally a fishing village, tourism has taken over as the main industry here. One good example of this, is the transformation of the marina area. It is worth spending a half day here in order to see the yachts coming in and out, and maybe get chatting to people who are on an around the world voyage of some sort. Lacking a decent beach, you will probably spend a few days driving to different parts of the island in search of that illusive and exclusive perfect sand and sea combination. A visit to Palma should be taken for a whole day or even two, with a wide range of things to see and do in the capital city of this awesome island.
Majorca is one of those wonderful places where it doesn’t really matter what time of year you visit, the weather will always be good! If swimming in the sea, and taking part in other water activities is your thing, then holidays in Port Andratx are best taken between the months of May and September. As far as rainfall goes, between May and September there really is very little, averaging out at just two days per month. During the winter months, this increases to eight days, but is hardly significant! Temperature wise, a summer average of 25 degrees Celsius is enough to please most people, with the maximum temperatures sometimes reaching above thirty degrees.
Perhaps you are lucky enough to sail into Port Andratx and moor up in the marina, but assuming you are not, flying is the only other option! Palma Airport (PMI) is the main arrival point on Majorca. There are actually twenty five United Kingdom airports that connect with Palma, including London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN), East Midlands (EMA) and Edinburgh (EDI) among them. Airlines that ply these routes include British Airways, Jet2, Monarch, Thomson Airways and easyJet.