About Port Andratx
Port Andratx or Port d’Andratx enjoys a picturesque setting located around 5km from Andratx town. Many consider it the loveliest harbour in the Mediterranean – it’s a stylish port, with a well-maintained and equipped yacht club offering more than 450 berths.
Although it has many restaurants to suit the yachting set, Port d’Andratx is still a working fishing port where you can sit outside one of the many cafés and bars watching the bustle of daily maritime life. The two beaches here are very small but there are larger beaches very nearby plus excursions, luxury spas and golf. Read our guide to find the best that Port Andratx has to offer.
Peaceful bays, breathtaking scenery and lively holiday resorts are all part of what makes the Southwest of Mallorca special. […] The Southwest Region of Mallorca
History and Culture of Port Andratx
Not to be confused with the ancient Andratx Town, the resort of Port Andratx was mostly built from the mid 20thcentury around the existing fishing port. It now consists largely of an international mix of residents, holiday home owners and a few locals. Port Andratx has its own special character with a bohemian mix of celebrities, media-types, visitors and working fisherman. There is a main strip of shopping along the beach front and a huddle of back-street shops in the steeply rising hills that surround the town.
Major attractions in Port Andratx
The major attraction of Port Andratx is its beautiful beach and mountain setting and the clusters of eclectic shopping available. There are also many things to do within an easy distance including luxury retreats and mountains and nature parks. Most visitors to Port Andratx are happy to sip a drink in the port as the fisherman bustle away at their work. There is also the nearby nature resort of Dragonera Island.
If you feel like a little art and culture, why not visit nearby CCA Andratx cultural centre? This is a superb location to see some of the island’s best contemporary art just a 5-10 minute drive away in Andratx town.
The largest and certainly one of the best contemporary art gallerys on Mallorca. A visit to CCA in Andratx is a ‘must’ for all cultural lovers visiting Mallorca. […] CCA Cultural Centre Andratx
Shopping in Port Andratx
Port Andratx seems to have a little of everything from designer clothes and jewellery shops, to quirky gift stores and little back-street shops which seem to sell everything imaginable. If you need something from a local (not touristy) shop do check the opening times as much of Port Andratx runs on traditional Spanish hours with a long siesta.
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Things to do in Port Andratx
From nearby Sant Elm , you can take a boat trip in the summer over to the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera, named for its dragon-like shape. It’s a nature reserve, with a visitor centre and some interesting walks. Take your binoculars for good views of seabirds such as ospreys and gulls. You could also go scuba diving.
If you fancy taking a dip in the sea, you might like to charter a nice yacht and skipper for a wonderful day exploring the southwest coastline.
Once a pirate haunt, now a nature reserve abundant in plants and wildlife. A trip by boat is a great way of making the most of your visit. […] Boat excursion to Sa Dragonera Island
S’Albufera Nature Parc is the perfect place to go bird watching on Mallorca, where up to 230 species of bird have been spotted on this wetland in the north. […] Bird-watching on Mallorca
Mallorca is a very popular boating destination for those wishing to explore the island by sea. Chartering a yacht is easy regardless of budget or size required. […] Charter a yacht
Golfers visiting Port d’Andratx will find an excellent 18-hole course at Golf de Andratx, at nearby Camp de Mar.
A favourite of golfing celebrities, it s a beautiful course in Mallorca’s southwest, with the longest hole in Spain. It has an excellent Golf Academy, wonde […] Golf de Andratx
If you feel like a day at the beach Camp de Mar is also one of Mallorca’s most highly rated beaches.
A holiday resort town with a lovely white sandy beach lined with hotels, shops & restaurants. Ideal for a relaxed family holiday & a central location to explore the southwest of Mallorca. […] Camp de Mar
Also Port Andratx is very popular with hikers and bikers.
Restaurants in Port Andratx
For a small place there is a surprisingly large choice of restaurants in Port Andratx, from modest little cafes to grab a quick bite, to excellent haute cuisine establishments serving some of the very best food that Mallorca has to offer. Our favourites include:
The top kitchens of Port Andratx present an exciting fusion of international flavours in a picture postcard setting. […] Port Andratx Restaurants
Hotels in Port Andratx
Hotel Villa Italia – Boutique hotel with gourmet restaurant, located at Puerto de Andratx, with panoramic views, has 21 rooms and heated terrace.
Also see our full guide to the best hotels in Mallorca.
This seaview boutique hotel in the centre of the picturesque town of Port Andratx offers amazing views, a wonderful restaurant and spa facilities. Reserve now! […] Hotel Villa Italia Port Andratx
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 Andratx
The most famous event in Port Andratx is around mid- July. The Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen is celebrated and decorated boats sail around the harbour, plus a parade through the streets.
There are also events at nearby Andratx worth considering.
Living in Port Andratx
Port Andratx is very popular and relatively expensive compared to other resorts on the island. It is also enjoying a further renaissance for property buyers due to improvements being planned and undertaken to local infrastructure.
This area appeals to a broad range of buyers and visitors as it caters to a wide range of tastes. It is not a clubbing mecca but you can party in Port Andratx, if that is what you are looking for. You can also dine, drink, dance or just enjoy a quiet café con leche by the beach and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. It is not unusual to see a mix of families, couples and singles of all ages here.
The property available in Port Andratx varies significantly: expect to pay from 4 to 17 million euros for an upscale villa and as little as 200,000 for a modest apartment. Beware some of the layer upon layer of apartments sprawling up the surrounding upward slopes – check the access if buying or renting, as some can only be accessed via many steps. Don’t be put off by this as most properties in Port Andratx are stunning – the average price range for a nice apartment is 500,000 to 1 million euros.
Port Andratx is quiet in the winter, but many shops and restaurants are open all year.
If you are looking for advice in order to buy, sell or rent a property in this or any other area of Mallorca, please do not hesitate to have a look at our selection of reliable and professional real estate agents on the island.
When it comes to furniture and decoration, Intermobel offer an interior design service as well as indoor and outdoor furniture.
Intermobel offers 10.000 m2 of exterior and interior furniture. You will find everything you need for your dream house! […] Intermobel Furniture Store
The luxury kitchen specialist in Port Andratx is Birgit Müller who has built an excellent reputation for designing and building spectacular kitchens in prestigious homes on Mallorca.
Birgit Müller Kitchens has been synonymous with top quality, luxury kitchens in Mallorca for many years. Visit their studios in Palma and Port d’Andratx! […] Birgit Müller Kitchens
Surrounding areas close to Port Andratx
If you are staying in Port Andratx it is well worth visiting the surrounding areas as there is lots to see and do within a 30-minute drive. Es Capdellá is a stunning mountain village near to the larger town of Calvia.
The village of Es Capdellà in the southwest of Mallorca is home to Michelin star restaurant Zaranda and five star hotel Castell Son Claret, as well as being a popular place for foreigners to live. […] Es Capdellà
The historic town of Calvià nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the southwest of Mallorca, is within easy reach of many of Mallorca’s major tourist resorts. […] Calvià
Camp de Mar is a beach resort with golf and many luxury, sport and relaxation facilities (once home to Claudia Schiffer).
Visit the small resort of Sant Elm with amazing sea views and seafood, or the small village of S’Arracó which is of historical interest and set in attractive wooded countryside.
The small fishing port village of Sant Elmo has a lot to offer with its backdrop of the Tramuntana mountains and Sa Dragonera close-by. […] Sant Elm
Tucked away in the southwest corner of Mallorca this beautiful village with a backdrop of mountains and forests, is within easy reach of major towns making it a particularly attractive place to live. […] S’Arraco
Of course the town of Andratx is certainly worth a visit as it provides a glimpse of the authentic lifestyle of the locals people going about their business.
Discover the traditional town of Andratx, its weekly market, one of the island’s best modern art galleries, and good restaurants. Highly recommended visit! […] Andratx