At the foothills of the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains in Southwest Mallorca lies the quiet town of Andratx. Originally settled inland to deter attacks from pirates, this traditional town runs at a slower pace and welcomes far less tourists than others do. Venture a little further afield though and you’ll find the surrounding hillsides and Port d’Andratx are a little busier, with many traditional holiday villas in Andratx nestled amongst the hillside. The countryside is rich with almond, orange and olive groves, as well as meandering working farms.
Tourists who venture to this area of Mallorca often base themselves close to the coast and Port d’Andratx. This is where fishing vessels are abundant, so too is the fresh seafood that is caught daily by local fisherman and sold at the harbourside fish market. One of the best places to feast on local cuisine is at a seaside restaurant such as Verico, where you can dine with an unforgettable ocean view and watch the fishing boats return to port.
If you’re looking to soak up some history in the area, a popular activity involves a hike to La Trapa. The ancient ruins of this Trapist Monastery is a sight to behold, adorned with a backdrop of Draognera Island and the Mediterranean.
One of the most popular beaches to venture to in Andratx is Camp de Mar beach. Whilst small, it offers white sand and shallow, transparent water which makes it ideal for families. Hotels overlook the beach, so tourists flock here in the summer months, keen to claim their square on the sand. Head to Cala Blanca if you’re seeking a quieter spot to sunbathe.
Most holiday villas in Andratx are nestled in the countryside or perched on the coast, boasting unsurpassed views of the ocean. Our top picks for luxury holiday villas in Andratx are Luz Del Sol, Villa Minerva and Casa Bella. All are exquisite properties that offer modern furnishings, outstanding entertaining areas and spectacular sea views.