About Port Adriano
Port Adriano is unashamedly devoted to luxury. This up-scale super-yacht port was remodeled by renowned French architect Philippe Starck in 2012, to create one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean. Starck’s flair and attention to detail has created a nautical inspired shopping and commercial centre which blends perfectly with its surroundings. Little touches such as bollards and special lighting create an overall effect that just oozes charm and sophistication. It is the perfect place to enjoy the best that money can buy, or sneak a peek at a lifestyle that includes super-yachts, gastronomy and designer shopping.
The port offers 492 moorings between six and 100 metres and over 52 commercial spaces that supply a wide range of high-end fashion shops, international and local restaurants, and well-renowned boat support services. There are also 240 free underground parking spaces.
This gives clients and visitors the opportunity to find the best offering for yachting holidays or an awesome gastronomic experience with a choice of Asian, Spanish, Italian finest cuisine. You can also find the most typical tapas and the best paellas in town.
History & Culture of Port Adriano
Port Adriano is in south west Mallorca that has been ‘up and coming’ for over a decade. Situated in the town of El Toro (or the Bull), this area has been dramatically upgraded over the years with development of adjacent Nova Santa Ponsa, with its superb golf offering and nearby Sol de Mallorca which originally had a purpose-built casino (now closed). The redevelopment of Port Adriano was hotly anticipated due to a shortage of larger berths, not just in Mallorca, but the Mediterranean as a whole. The influx of boat owners and the requirement for services to support their needs has created an entirely new community.
The extensive luxury real estate developed in Nova Santa Ponsa to support the area was originally snapped up by investors, many of whom had an eye on the 90 million euro investment in Port Adriano. This meant that the area was very quiet for several years as many of the homes were not occupied by the owners. With the completion of the port many changes have occurred: properties in Nova Santa Ponsa have been re-sold by investors and El Toro has seen revived interest from property buyers looking to snap up bargains.
When Port Adriano first re-opened in 2012 it was very new with many vacant units and only a few people around. If you have not been to the Port since then it is well worth re-visiting. The new design now feels more lived-in and is packed full of busy shops, businesses, bars and restaurants.
Shopping in Port Adriano
Wander around the 4,000-square-foot commercial area, running parallel to the docks with more than 40 fashion boutiques, chill-out bars, shops and restaurants. Here you can browse designer clothes, jewellery and accessories or delight in the quirky selection of totally on-trend toys and gifts.
Major Attractions in Port Adriano
The major attraction of Port Adriano for the yachting community is its awesome range of facilities for boats up to 100 metres. However, if you are not yachter, or prefer your feet on dry land, there are many other things to see and do.
Port Adriano has a sandy beach which is regularly cleaned, plus shopping and a wide choice of restaurants. The nearby golf at Santa Ponsa I, II and III offer a range of superb golf facilities both private and public. Plus… did we mention the shopping?
Things to do in Port Adriano
If you enjoy an unlimited budget why not buy a new yacht or trade your old one in for a super-yacht upgrade? Port Adriano is the place to go to find a whole range of nautical expertise. If you have any boating requirements and want the very best – this is the place to be.
Port Adriano also houses various sea schools, sailing schools and one the best scuba centres on the island. Other nautical sports such as Paddle Surf, fly-board and jet skis are also well catered for. There is also some superb golf nearby or try out your skills with a fun golf simulator!
The five star Pure Salt Port Adriano Hotel now offers a golf simulator if you wish to improve your golf technique by providing information to improve your hits and results in real time. […] Unique Golf Simulator at Pure Salt Port Adriano Hotel
Restaurants in Port Adriano
There are a wide selection of restaurants in Port Adriano offering international cuisine. Sit back and admire the huge superyachts as they come in and out of the port whilst sipping on a cocktail.
Dine alongside the superyachts at Mallorca’s glamorous Port Adriano; discover delicious Asian and Mediterranan gastronomy. […] Port Adriano Restaurants
Hotels in Port Adriano
There really is only one hotel in Port Adriano – the luxurious Hotel Port Adriano. This exclusive 5- star hotel in Mallorca offers its guests all kinds of comforts and perfect services including: wellness, gastronomy, golf and sailing, conventions and more. Plus, why not take a look at our guide to the best 101 hotels in Mallorca?
Mallorca is an ideal place to spend your holidays with a lots of hotels. Are you looking for a hotel near the beach or boutique hotel? Here you’ll find it!
Events in Port Adriano
Port Adriano has also become one of the social hubs of Mallorca summers with a calendar of various local and international regattas, world class entertainment open to the public, summer parties, international nautical events.
It is also stages high profile concerts which are open to the public and performed in the heart of the marina. It is not unusual to find a street food festival and there are regular sunset yoga classes. You can check out the current calendar of events at Port Adriano at abc-Mallorca.
If you are specifically interested in yachting events why not take a look at our review?
First edition of Best of Yachting Port Adriano has exceeded the expectations of organizers. Read all about the highlights this weekend had to offer. […] Best of Yachting’s first edition was a big success
Also, we have to mention an amazing event held by abc-Mallorca at Port Adriano in the lovely restaurant Coast by East:
One of the best restaurants in Port Adriano – coast by east – hosted the abcMallorca Business lunch with more than 70 guests very impressed by the excellent cuisine and service. […] Coast by east host abcBusiness lunch
Living in Port Adriano
Like many locations in Mallorca, Port Adriano is fairly busy in summer but very quiet in winter. Apart from the restaurants, bars and shops in the port itself, it relies on town of El Toro for basic local amenities and Santa Ponsa, Son Ferrer or Magaluf for a wider range of banks, supermarkets and services.
When buying property in the area it is wise to ensure you understand the differences in character between El Toro, Port Adriano and Nova Santa Ponsa. These locations are all next to each other and overlap. El Toro is the original town with many locals still in residence. Prices here are still relatively low with bargains still available, but although the area is up-and-coming it does not have the prestige (or price tag) of the surrounding areas. Houses can still tip into the millions, but you can pay under 200,000 euros for a small apartment and under 300,000 for a detached house in need of renovation.
The newer developments of Port Adriano and Nova Santa Ponsa are almost all exclusively owned by foreign residents or as holiday homes. They range in price depending on the street, the type of complex, whether there is a sea-view or golf available. Expect to pay from 500,000 euros to 1 million plus for an apartment within a gated complex with pools and gardens. Some gated communities have town houses and detached villas at around 700,000 euros, the average detached independent villas costs from 2 million to 5 million euros with prices as a high as 11-15 million euros.
Property directly in and around Port Adriano is high sought after but still widely available. Most consist of sea-view apartments perched on the cliff with a 300,000 to 500,000 euro price range. Villas are available from around 1.3 million euros.
Trust the experienced Real Estate professionals at Imperial to find the best property option for you. Located in Santa Ponsa, since 1985. Visit them now and find your home! […] Imperial Properties
One of the things that many residents realise once they have lived in south west Mallorca for a while is that the whole region is available to you. Many towns are close by, so if you live in a place like Port Adriano you can be in Palma or Andratx within 20 minutes. Each town has its own special character so there is much to enjoy.