It is no surprise that sea views are high on the list of priorities for property hunters on Mallorca, an island surrounded by the Mediterranean. Luckily, with over 500 kilometres of coastline and over 250 beaches, Mallorca is awash with luxurious seaside apartments with spectacular vistas. The southwestern coast is a particularly desirable residential area due to its proximity to Palma, the capital city, and the plethora of white sand beaches, crystalline water, and flawless natural beauty.
Throughout the year, the sight of the sea on the horizon is a constant source of pleasure. Living close to the ocean brings countless benefits: the salty air is good for your health, lowering stress and lifting your mood. Never before has there been such a good reason to live a healthier life close to the sea and Engel & Völkers is happy to help you find your dream apartment.
The city of Palma sits on the southern coast of Mallorca, which makes it the prime location for apartments and penthouses with sea views. Whether you prefer to live in the atmospheric Old Town, which overlooks the city’s beach and bay, or along the Paseo Maritimo, with views over the priceless yachts in the marina, or the hilltop neighbourhoods of Son Vida and El Terreno, Palma is an excellent place to live and breathe that fresh sea air. To the east of the city, Playa de Palma is attractive to international investors who enjoy the long stretch of beach, wide range of bars and restaurants, and the area’s proximity to the airport, which is minutes away.
A short drive west of Palma is the exclusive residential enclave of Portals Nous. Peaceful with a friendly mix of locals and expats, Portals Nous has a village feel with quality restaurants, cafés and shops. Set right on the coast, Portals is an attractive location for those who wish to enjoy sea views all year round and there is a spectacular beach with a long stretch of sand, clear turquoise water, and a marina with a watersports centre. Puerto Portals, the port which boasts endless yachts, is another ideal location for apartment lovers. Glamorous restaurants and bars aplenty, Portals – Nous and the Puerto – is certainly the place to be, and be seen, and the views are a delight.
Santa Ponsa is a sprawling neighbourhood a little further west of Portals. Situated on the coast, it is a popular summertime area as there are several lovely beaches with a mountain backdrop. Restaurants and cafés aplenty, Santa Ponsa is home to some very exclusive properties with magnificent sea views. Alongside minimalist mansions and more traditional fincas, Santa Ponsa has a good range of apartments with excellent sea views and proximity to the water: some even have private access. Santa Ponsa is the perfect spot for families, yacht lovers and anyone with a passion for all things maritime.
As its name suggests, Port de Andratx is a port – its eponymous town of Andratx is situated just inland – that sits pretty on the southwestern point of Mallorca. Port de Andratx is a thriving community that centres around a working fishing port. A charming mix of locals and expats, Port de Andratx is a cosmopolitan place with chic restaurants and bars aplenty to have a drink and watch the world go by. Check out the luxury seafront apartments with dramatic views over the Mediterranean – the best spot on the island to catch the sunrise and sunset from your balcony.
Cala Blava - Mediterranean living on Mallorca's south coast
Just outside Palma, a 20 minute drive east, you will find Cala Blava, located on the southern coast surrounded by pine forests. A tranquil residential area, Cala Blava is an ideal location for families or those who want to live within driving distance of Palma but right next to the sea. Premium properties with pools and gardens sit alongside apartments, which have the advantage of looking out over the clear blue sea. Although a rocky coastline, Cala Blava has a sandy beach and the area is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
Also located on the southern coast 20 kilometres southeast of the capital, Puig de Ros is another peaceful residential area situated on the seafront with a rocky coastline that is lovely for swimming. Mhares Sea Club, a beach club, is a glamorous hangout and an 18-hole golf club Golf Maioris is nearby for those who desire more activity. Frontline villas with large gardens, terraces and pools are situated next to spectacular apartments with dramatic views of the Mediterranean, certainly a place that is easy to call home.
Discover more about our portfolio of apartments with sea views in the South and Southwest of Mallorca here.