Known and loved around the world for its famous nightlife, breath-taking Mediterranean beaches and vibrant culture, Spain is the go-to destination for a waterway escape. But rather than trying to sum up the full Spanish boating experience, we thought we'd slip into the crystalline waters off the island of Mallorca/Majorca where you're just as likely to encounter magnificent superyachts as you will daysailors, romantic vintage vessels and pumping party boats.
Cala Agulla & Port de Pollençais
Where do you go for golden brown sands and golden brown tans on the shoreline? Cala Agulla – Catalan for 'the Cove Needle' – is situated on the north-east side of the island and encapsulated with mountains and pine forests.
Just a skim away is Port de Pollençais, so open up the throttle and blast around the corner to a bay where you'll find protection from the strong winds. Tether up for skiing or wakeboarding, and show off your skills to the windsurfers, kayakers and visitors on the promenade.
Song of choice: Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
Es Trenc is not for the prudes
Mallorca's most famous beach boasts 2km of pure white sand and gin-clear waters perfect for snorkeling, diving and the title of the island's most popular naturist beach.
The remote, natural scenery and full range of facilities have inspired a refreshing approach to the clothing optional lifestyle. It's optional, however, and many visitors choose to cover up with more than just suntan lotion; after all, the beach's sunbeds, toilets, restaurants and ramps for the disabled cater for all requirements.
Song of choice: Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake (the video for which was filmed in Barcelona!)
Hold your breath for Tramuntana
Mallorca has been described as the best island in the Mediterranean for diving and there's little wonder. The balmy waters bristle with extraordinary biodiversity and, with relatively weak currents, are equally loved by free divers, scuba specialists and snorkelers – in fact anyone who loves their water sports.
The limestone island defines this stretch of water's caves and rocky formations, offering a lifetime's worth of exploration and discovery. Pack your flippers and get amongst it.
Song of choice: Say My Name by Tove Stryke
Turn it up for Magaluf
The Brits, Russians, Germans and Scandinavians love making noise in Magaluf, one of the island's major resorts. With its white sandy beach, a string of clubs on the shore and a party atmosphere that radiates out to sea, the waters off Magaluf are where you go if you want to show off your impressive hardware to tourists and locals alike.
That includes the award-winning Apollo™ RA770, which collected one of the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards for Multimedia Entertainment for the third year in a row in 2020, as well as a host of other accolades from Boating Industry's Top Products (2019) to the Pittman Innovation Award (2019), the IBEX Innovation Award (2018), the NMEA Product of Excellence Award (2018), and a DAME Special Mention (2018).
Or, if you're looking for a more luminous show, check out the Signature Series 3 range of speakers and subwoofers. They boast industry-first CRGBW LED lighting (sports-style only) that incorporates both Cool White and Warm White as part of the RGB LED light spectrum for an impressive and more natural lighting experience.
After all, if you're going to visit Mallorca, then you might as well make a splash.
Song of choice: Dujii by Kool and The Gang