The bay is shaped something like a jellyfish and shadowed by a pleasant, pedestrianised and restaurant-lined esplanade. It makes for pleasant strolling, especially around the northern end where the heart of the original town is gathered together.
The beaches are OK, although hardly the island’s best. The pick of the crop is Platja d’en Repic at the southern end of the bay, not least because it’s nicely removed from the streams of passers-by. Keep walking in the same direction around the rocky headland for even more peace and quiet and some fantastic perches for jumping into the sea. The same can’t be said for Platja d’es Port, which is alongside the marina.
Port de Sóller has a generous range of accommodation options, including one of the best hotels on the island. There's more charm and character in Sóller, but you'll need to trade in the waterfront setting.
Port de Sóller waterfront is lined with eateries. Most serve fish and seafood and quality varies wildly, but there are a few quite outstanding places.
Drinking & Nightlife
Like any Mallorcan harbourside town where yacht masts crowd the skyline, summer evenings are long and happy – you could easily take up residence in a cafe-bar-restaurant terrace by the port or along Passeig de Sa Platja in the afternoon and find yourself still there in the wee hours. There are plenty of lively bars, but few have anything to distinguish them from the rest.