The good news is that The Moorings is reopening its charter operation in Palma, Mallorca, on April 1, after it has been closed for the winter. Just 50 miles off the east coast of Spain, Mallorca is surrounded by the Med’s sparkling blue waters and is dotted with secluded beaches and natural beauty. And from Palma, you can cruise through the other Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – or just enjoy the sun and gentle breezes around Mallorca itself.
Mallorca is rich in history. The Romans first occupied the island in 123 BC and founded Palma as an early camp. Over the years, the island was sacked several times by the Vandals, conquered by the Byzantines and colonized by the Moors; it has been an autonomous region of Spain since 1983.
Now popular with vacationing tourists from Germany and the UK, Palma, the island’s capital, has cobbled streets around the old walled city and a Golden Mile of fine restaurants and high-fashion boutiques. But away from town, you can visit the illuminated caves of Porto Christo, sample the local vineyards, hike in Cabrera National Park, or just enjoy cruising. For power boats, The Moorings has a 434 PC with four cabins, and a 514 PC, also with four cabins.