The Starck Marina
Philippe Starck, the famous French architect and designer is the inspiration and designer behind Port Adriano, one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean and quickly becoming the preferred marina for superyachts.
Visitors to Port Adriano will say that it is a great design providing everything that you could want including moorings, water sports, luxury dining and shopping. This contradicts the train of thought of many who have lived on the island for a long time, they might say that it is a ‘bit of an eyesore’, referring to the huge amounts of concrete used to construct it, particularly the sea wall.
Pure Salt Port Adriano
There is no doubting that Port Adriano is a home for superyachts, you’ll see yachts up to 100m long moored there. The restaurants and shops are predominantly high-class affairs designed to cater for the rich. Its not just for superyachts though, there are also berths for boats from 6m in length. Port Adriano also provides 492 moorings, over 52 commercial spaces and 240 free underground parking spaces.
At the top of the cliff overlooking the beach and the marina, there is a 5-star, adults only hotel called Pure Salt Port Adriano. The hotel is particularly popular with golfers because they have an on-site golf simulator and professional golf advisors who will help you perfect your swing prior to heading off to the local golf courses.
Golf Santa Ponsa 1
Golf Santa Ponsa 1 was designed by Folco Nardi in 1977 and is one of three courses at Golf Santa Ponsa but the only course that is public. It’s a flat course with a real challenge at the 10th hole, it is 590m long and one of the longest Par 5’s in Europe. The course has hosted the European Tour six times and covers an area of 73 hectares with wide fairways. It has lakes, a large variety of trees and it appeals to all types of players. There’s also a 250m driving range, a chipping area and two putting greens
You’ll find Port Adriano about 20km south west of Palma, the easiest way to find it is to follow signs for El Toro, a seaside community, next to a cliff overlooking the Port and El Toro beach.
Redevelopment of the port began in 2007 with the objective of extending the original marina; which was founded in 1974. It was an epic project reminiscent of some of the projects carried out in Dubai. The floor of the harbour was dredged to ensure that the water was deep enough for superyachts.
You’ll see Philippe Starck touches all around the harbour, particularly the mooring bollards and the harbour lights, all designed to resemble the interior and decks of the boats.
There’s all kinds of water sports available at Port Adriano including Jet-skiing, sailing kayaking and paddle-boarding.
Yacht crew are well-catered for, the port provides a crew bar, a gym, transport and many other facilities. Around the port, you’ll find a host of businesses providing products and services to maintain your vessel including yacht maintenance and repairs.
This port offers you everything you need for your vessel including management, brokerage, moorings, fuel and any other type of service related to yacht maintenance and repairs.
Port Adriano hosts many events and entertainment throughout the year from concerts, to classic car shows to one-off yachting & boating events.