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.
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.
If you like browsing interesting objects for the home, K&K is well worth seeking out. This Dutch interior store, located one street behind the harbour front (near Engel & Völkers) houses antique furniture sourced from markets in France and the Netherlands, plus a whole host of charming decorative items.
Owner Marina Liebregts and her team scour auctions in Holland, France and Denmark to bring the best antique pieces to homes on Mallorca. […] K&K Art and Decoration
Things to do in Port Andratx
From nearby Sant Elm (also known as San Telmo), 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. Easyboats is a well established charter company which would be more than happy to help with your enquiries.
Since 1989 easyboats covers the entire yacht spectrum in Mallorca offering yacht charters, brokerage, management, maintenance and refit for all sailing-lovers. […] easyboats
Watersports are popular in Mallorca with the beautiful coastline crying out to be explored and enjoyed. We tell you where you can find the best places and all you need to know. […] Watersports in Mallorca
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, wonderful seaviews and a great restaurant. […] Golf de Andratx
If you feel like a day at the beach Cap de Mar is also one of Mallorca’s most highly rated beaches.
There are 262 white sandy beaches, of which 60 fly the blue flag, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Here is your complete guide to the best beaches on Majorca. […] Best Beaches in Majorca
Also Port Andratx is very popular with hikers and bikers.
Mallorca is paradise for hikers with the mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana to explore in a wonderful climate. Here is your guide to hiking in Mallorca. […] Hiking in Mallorca
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:
Opened to great acclaim on the port waterfront, Sumailla offers high-quality Japanese Peruvian cuisine in a stylish setting – and has one of Mallorca’s best sushi chefs.
One of Mallorca’s renowned sushi chefs is creating Japanese Peruvian cuisine at this waterfront restaurant, opened summer 2016, in Port d’Andratx. […] Sumailla Restaurant
Local ingredients presented in a way you have never seen them before. That is the most adequate definition for the high level cuisine that Oliu offers, a restaurant you can find between Andratx and Port d’Andratx.
A very popular restaurant with Germans in the know, Trespais (meaning three countries) is a fusion of Italian, German and Austrian – you’re sure to be impressed with the service and the delicious cuisine.
One of the best restaurants in Port d’Andratx, offering a fusion of Italian and Asian cuisine with Austrian hospitality. Well worth a visit! […] Dinner at Trespais Restaurant
Creative cuisine executed with precision, expertise, and passion by Jens Krumbiegel and Emmerich Reutter is available in the heart of Port Andratx.
There’s an attractive patio for elegant alfresco dining, a summer outdoor lounge and, indoors, a contemporary-style 50-cover restaurant. […] Restaurante Urbano Port d’Andratx
Club de Vela Restaurant
The Romero brothers took over the running of this restaurant in Port d’Andratx in 2008, and turned it into a sophisticated setting in which to enjoy good food.
This modern restaurant, offers excellent views across the harbour and the town, serves Mediterranean cuisine at good value. The lobster paella has to be one of the best on Mallorca. […] Club de Vela Restaurant in Port d’Andratx
Don’t miss the night time views from Hotel Villa Italia offering wonderful dining experience in the restaurant as well as being the best hotel in the port.
A seaview boutique hotel in the centre of Port d’Andratx offering an excellent restaurant – set menu and à la carte, a stylish cocktail bar and a spa. […] Hotel Villa Italia
For a comprehensive guide to the best restaurants on Mallorca, see the abcMallorca guide to the 101 best restaurants in Mallorca.
Whatever your budget, taste, style or location, we have a superb option for you in our thoroughly-researched list of the best restaurants on Mallorca in 2016. Read Now! […] 101 Top Restaurant Guide 2016
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’s 101 best boutique and finca hotels for 2015 have been carefully selected for you, by the editors of luxury lifestyle magazine abcMallorca. […] Mallorca’s 101 Best Boutique & Finca Hotels
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.
Below you will find some real estate agents that specialise in Port Andratx:
MJC Associates, one of the most recognized real estate agencies in Mallorca, handpicks your dream home. From luxury villas to enchanting rustic properties and apartments. Call now! […] MJC Associates Real Estate Agency
Michael Perkins Finest Properties, based in Sol de Mallorca, offers personal service to clients who wish to buy, sell, rent or maintain exclusive properties. […] Michael Perkins Finest Properties Mallorca
Vidal Piñeiro Arquitects completed the renovation and interior design project for Oliu Restaurant which is a fine example of the work undertaken by this architect firm.
Gain the benefit of an in-depth consultation with Vidal Piñeiro, a local Mallorcan architect firm with a great deal of experience designing and building complex projects. […] Vidal Piñeiro Arquitects
One of the largest legal firms on the island specialising in real estate transactions is Bufete Frau who also have an office in Port Andratx.
One of the largest legal firms on Mallorca with five offices, providing legal advice on property and yachting transactions, particularly for the foreign market. […] Bufete Frau Lawyers & Solicitors
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
Local and knowledgeable, Feeling Home is a vacation property specialist with quality stays in all the best areas. Run by two former tourism pros, this agency goes out of its way to ensure holiday makers have an enjoyable time.
Feeling Home is an accommodation agent operating on the ground in Mallorca. Every property on its books is exceptional, and reasonably priced. […] Feeling Home
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 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.
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
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