The glitz and glamour of Puerto Portals have made it one of the best-known marinas on the island. If you feel at home surrounded by gourmet restaurants, champagne and cocktail bars and adore designer boutique shops, watchmakers and jewellers then this is the place for you. Just next to the marina there is a gorgeous sandy beach with tranquil waters and a couple of beach bars perfectly positioned to keep everybody hydrated. Being situated on the south-western coast of the island, there are plenty of activities on offer, from swanky beach clubs to waterparks all within easy reach. Whilst there are no hotels in the port itself, the surrounding area offers a wide range of hotels, many within good walking distance to the port.
Where to stay
OD Port Portals is the marina’s smart new arrival. Being only three years old you can expect everything to be up-to-date, from gym, spa and pool to more innovative touches that come with staying here. For instance, if you book a junior suite you get the choice of having either a personal chauffeur service or a Smart car. The hotel is in a prime location, being both just a stone throw away from all the marina's amenities and within walking distance of the restaurants in the neighbouring village of Portals Nous. They also offer a jam-packed calendar of special events going on throughout the year, from tasting brunches, after-work 'aperitivos' or, for the health fanatics, yoga with breakfast mornings.
The St Regis Mardavall, perched between cliffs and Puerto Portals, is more of a hideaway retreat. This traditional 5-star resort offers a well-oiled service across all levels. People tend to fall in love with this hotel and its facilities which means it has a loyal following returning year after year. Whilst popular, it feels spacious at all times thanks to the vast grounds, which means that the more affluent visitors get the privacy they want whilst holidaying on the island. Highlights include an in-house Michelin star restaurant Es Fum, superb spa facilities, an excellent children’s club and a shuttle service to the nearby golf courses of Arabella Golf Son Vida, Son Muntaner, and Son Quint.