Palma Bay covers over a mile of golden sand, turquoise-blue water, beach clubs and hundreds of boats, ranging from modest sail boats to luxury superyachts. Some are easy to admire during a pleasant stroll along the Mediterranean coast at any time of year but April is a month that will truly surprise the wandering spectator. From Gran Isla hotels we invite you to come and enjoy Majorca’s most prestigious event of the year: the 35th Palma International Boat Show.
Attendance for this popular boat show has grown considerably in recent years. Taking place between 27th April-1st May, 2017 saw 19% more visitors than the previous year with expectant spectators lining up to wonder at the multi-million pound superyachts, practice new water sports, take part in workshops and dine in the bars and restaurants whilst revelling in luxury. If you want to add a touch of glitz and glamour to your holiday to Majorca, then we suggest taking the short bus journey from your Gran Isla hotel in Palmanova or Santa Ponsa and visiting this famous boat show.
In addition to being able to marvel at these impressive superyachts, there will be all sorts of other exhibitions, shows and contests. Some of these are: a raffle to win a BMW motorbike, live bands, selling of nautical and boat maintenance equipment, boat rentals, navigation schools and much more. Sound interesting? Then get your tickets (€6 per person) from Moll Vell at the Port of Palma and get set for a day of glitz, glamour and endless activities…
If you have arrived in the morning and feel you have had your fill of luxury superyachts, then we suggest making the most of your day trip to Palma to explore Majorca’s magical capital city. Opposite the Port of Palma you will discover endless bars and restaurants offering both typical Majorcan cuisine or international/British specialities. A must-see is Palma’s beautiful cathedral, the restoration of which was overseen by Gaudi after its façade was hit by an earthquake in 1851. If you climb the steps to the cathedral you will come to the mouth of Palma’s Old Town in which you will discover beautiful traditional stone-walled houses, with some offering a peek inside to their truly remarkable courtyards. In addition, there are lots of small boutique shops offering lots of artisan items and unique souvenirs that will serve as the perfect way to remember your fantastic day trip to Palma.
If your day trip follows into the evening then our recommendation is to head to La Lonja, a place that once served as Palma’s maritime trade exchange which is now home to the capital city’s vibrant & bustling nightlife, with a mind-blowing choices of restaurants and bars to dine at: from cocktail & wine bars to hipster & dive bars and restaurants in which you can relax and enjoy gourmet cuisine in an exclusive setting; the perfect complement for your luxurious and enjoyable day in Majorca’s capital.
Come and experience Palma’s luxurious side during your stay at our Gran Isla hotels and visit the Palma International Boat Show between 27th April and 1st May!