Contrary to widely held opinion, the yachting lifestyle is not just for summer—far from it, in fact. Indeed, in popular yachting destinations like Mallorca, winter actually promises mild temperatures, sparkling seas and plenty of winter sunshine to help you make the most of being out on the water.
When you are part of yacht-co-ownership in Mallorca, you are able to enjoy year-round use of the yacht in this stunning Mediterranean climate. One of the most popular attractions that winter in Mallorca offers is the flowering of the almond blossoms in January and February. At this time, the pale pink, blue, and creamy white flowers transform the island’s rolling hills into an ethereal tapestry, which locals fondly call the “snow” of Mallorca.
With more than seven million almond trees flourishing in groves across Mallorca, the vision of them bursting into bloom is a magnificent sight to behold, one that attracts tourists in their thousands to wander through the sweet-smelling groves and eat lunch in hilltop villages.
Some of the Best Places in Mallorca to See the Almond Blossoms
One of the prime locations for the almond blossom is in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which loom over the northwest coast in all their rugged majesty. Cruising along the Serra de Tramuntana coastline is one of the most spectacular yachting experiences of the Balearics at any time of year. And the almond blossom flowering makes it even more memorable.
When you’re part of a boat share in Mallorca, you might come into port on your yacht in the glamorous town of Port de Soller, or Porto Pollenca, before heading up into the hills to visit the medieval villages, stone fincas and almond groves that dot the landscape.
One of the best almond blossom walks in the world is the breathtaking hike from Es Capdella village to the Galatzo estate, where millions of soft almond blossoms stand out beautifully against a backdrop of soaring mountains and blue winter skies. The perfect way to finish your walk is to sample some of the almond delicacies of the region, such as a slice of fresh-baked almond cake topped off with a thick dollop of cream or toasted almond ice-cream.
The Serra Terramuta is far from the only place you can witness the famous almond blossoms of Mallorca. Use your yacht as a launching point to explore some of the other prime locations, including the towns of Marratxí, Bunyola, Santa Maria, Sencelles, Lloseta and Selva, in the centre of the island, and Manacor, Sant Llorenç and Son Servera, in the east. Son Severa even has a spectacular Almond Blossom Fair in February, which celebrates the importance of the almond tree in Mallorcan culture.
Yacht Co-Ownership Gives Offers an Amazing Way to Discover Mallorca’s Treasures
After each day of drinking in the sights and feasting on local gastronomy, return to the luxurious accommodation of your yacht for an elegant dinner and a great night’s sleep. In the morning, the yacht’s captain will pull anchor and you’ll be off to the next exquisite spot, to continue your enchanting journey through the almond blossoms.
When you are part of yacht co-ownership Mallorca through SmartYacht, you have up to nine weeks a year to spend yachting in the gorgeous Balearics Islands, with usage split evenly between the summer, shoulder and winter seasons. The almond blossom spectacle is just one of the wonders available to you during the winter season in this superb year-round yachting destination.
And, if you want to try something different than your boat share in Mallorca over the course of the year, you can even utilise the SmartYacht fleet in other locations, such as the tropical Seychelles, historic Croatia or the sun-soaked Caribbean.
With yacht co-ownership in Mallorca, you can discover the entire Balearics from the luxury of your very own yacht, at any time of year.