Why Mallorca is the glamorous Balearic Island to book now for summer

By Lily Worcester

The newcomer: Can Ferrereta

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Can Ferrereta

Santanyi is a charming rural town on the lesser-known south-east coast of the island, and, as of April 2021, home to Can Ferrereta, one of Mallorca’s hottest new hotels. The entrance of the converted 17th-century mansion (so low key that it could easily be missed) gives way to the hotel’s elegant foyer: weathered stone floors and chalky stucco walls are elegantly juxtaposed with sculptural lighting fixtures and sleek minimalist furniture. Upon arrival, weary travellers are greeted with an ice cool glass of cava, before being shown to their rooms. The bedrooms (of which there are 32, 18 of them suites) are, like the rest of the hotel, exquisitely curated; Balearic rustica (textured linens and exposed original stone arches) is coupled with slick modernity, think French oak floors and large stand-alone Japanese baths, and there is interesting art everywhere. The pool for example (an impressive space littered with lush gardens and ancient olive trees) is home to a huge face sculpture by Jaume Plensa.

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For lunch, the pool-side La Fresca restaurant has a relaxed vibe and serves up Spanish favourites (some with a surprising modern twist): the octopus and bulls tail croquetas are a winner and the gazpacho is utterly delicious and bursting with flavour – for maximum enjoyment pair with some warm crispy tomato and rosemary focaccia. However, arguably some of the best food in Mallorca is at Ocre, the hotel’s main restaurant located in the property’s old wine cellar. The black suckling pig is a highlight: the crunchy caramelised crackling cocoons a juicy pork belly that melts in your mouth, this is paired with a creamy celery purée, grilled chicory and a rich, sticky jus. 

Explorers should check out the twice-weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) market where the sleepy town transforms into a bustling hub; rifle through wicker bags and espadrilles to the soundtrack of sizzling churros. And for a dip in the sea, head to Es Trenc and Es Caragol, both unspoiled. 

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The grande dame: La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel

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La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel

There is a feeling of old-world charm at La Residencia. The hotel is perched on a hillside in charming Deià in northern Mallorca whose bohemian charm has inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie to write some of their biggest hits while staying in the village, while the hotel itself has played host to everyone from the late Diana, Princess of Wales to Tom Hanks. The property has 71 bedrooms and a villa, many of which come with enviable sun trap balconies and plunge pools overlooking the surrounding mountains, the church on the adjacent valley, and the village below. Expect to wake up to a symphony of church bells and braying local donkeys. 

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For pre-dinner cocktails, take a pew at the Café Miró terrace (their negronis are dangerously delicious); breathe in the warm Cypress tree-scented air and watch as the pink sunset sky melts behind the Tramuntana mountains. Aesthetes will feel at home here, as the name suggests, the Café Miró is filled with a vast collection of Joan Miró art works; but art is in no short supply at Le Res. The hotel boasts one of Europe’s largest permanent sculpture gardens, curated by Juan Waelder, the resident sculptor.

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For gastronomic indulgence, head to El Olive – the fine-dining restaurant set in a 17th-century olive mill. A masterclass in descendant dining, their lobster and scallop gratin is served up with a saffron tagliatelle and is off-the-scale delicious. Its outdoor seating is set in a cobbled courtyard, surrounded with ancient olive trees and, at night, flickering candles: locals will attest that it’s the most romantic spot in Mallorca. If you manage to drag yourself away from the cocooning paradise of Le Res, take a leisurely 30 minute hike to Ca’s Patró March, the beachside restaurant made famous from its appearance in the BBC’s The Night Manager . The sizzling garlic gambas and grilled local John Dory are exceptional. 

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The one of a kind: Cap Rocat

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For a truly unique experience, head to Cap Rocat, a 19th-century military fort turned luxurious boutique hotel, located on a private peninsula on the west coast of Mallorca overlooking the bay of Parma. After being driven over a drawbridge to reach the entrance of the hotel and shown to a striking courtyard, surrounded by turrets and a water fountain made from an old cannon, guests are greeted with a cinnamon and honey infusion. 

The sense of staying in a military fortress is felt throughout the 88-acre property. Secret watchtowers and battlements carved into the rocks have been elegantly styled into rooms and suites, many of which have a private terrace (for breakfast, nothing beats room service on the terrace gazebo) and some even a private plunge pool – all nestled into the rugged cliffside overlooking the sparkly azure waters. The thoughtfully-curated, comfortable interiors, by Claudia Schiffer’s interior designer Antonio Obrador, exudes barefoot luxury, littered with playful detail that nods to its surroundings: expect to see genuine antique bullets used as door handles and gun carriages repurposed into coffee tables. 

Let hours drift by at The Sea Club: a private beach that has been carved out of the rock with direct access to the sea via carpeted steps, where lunch and cocktails can be brought to your loungers by the attentive on-hand butler. Alternatively, head to the beachside restaurant for crispy warm goat cheese salad and a creamy gazpacho topped with jamon iberico and chopped egg. 

The spa is also well worth a visit. As with the rest of the hotel, the vibe is low key, luxurious and totally unique. There are five treatment rooms and a large relaxation area; the dramatic, slender 35-metre saltwater swimming pool, however, takes centre stage. Dug 12 metres below ground level, the pool is flooded with natural light from the conservatory-style glass ceiling, and is decorated with suspended checkerboard-style black and white sculptures. 

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The impossibly cool British-born fashion photographer, Kate Bellm, along with fellow creatives and Mallorca residents Magnus Reid and Edgar Lopez, are in the process converting a rural finca in the Tramuntana Mountains (a place with UNESCO World Heritage Site status) into a boutique hotel. The hotel, scheduled to open this summer, is a stone’s throw away from Deià and Sóller and is touted to be the island’s hottest 2022 opening. 

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Best hotels in Palma de Mallorca for a 2023 holiday

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The allure of Palma , a pocket-sized coastal city that packs a punch, lies primarily in its heady historic blend of Moorish, medieval and Gothic architecture, and abundance of vibrant attractions. Increasingly a sought-after destination for short, sunny breaks, Mallorca ’s capital oozes charm with its lively street markets and dazzling array of restaurants, from Michelin-starred havens to cheap and edgy tapas bars and vermuterias .

Amid the atmospheric cobbled lanes of old town, ancient palaces and churches rub shoulders with slick galleries, museums and artisan studios. Close by, on the elegant central Passeig del Born, there are cafés, chic boutiques and quirky stores galore, while at the far end, La Seu, the majestic cathedral, hugs the limelight, plumb in front of the glistening sea.

The city has fast gained a reputation for offering peerless five-star boutiques, grand refurbished palaces, and groovy deluxe boltholes, but luxury comes at a price, especially in the high season. All the same, the savvy traveller can still find attractively priced hotels in the less touristy areas, and the joy of the city is that practically everywhere can be accessed on foot.

Here is a selection of the hottest hotels in the capital.

The best hotels in Palma are:

Best luxury hotel: hotel palacio can marqués, best spa hotel: hotel es princep, best family-friendly hotel: sheraton mallorca arabella golf hotel, best budget hotel: ca n’alexandre hotel, best beach hotel: hotel portixol, best adults-only hotel: boutique hotel can alomar.

  • Best boutique hotel: Sant Francesc hotel Singular

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Neighbourhood: La Lonja

The restored 18th-century palace is a treat for the eyes

Just a stone’s throw from the bustling Passeig del Born, this sensitively restored, 18th-century palace, is squirreled away in the heart of the historic quarter amid galleries, design studios, and funky bars. There are 13 bold and opulent suites, each with their own contemporary theme, colour scheme and meticulous decor, and every imaginable bolt-on. Expect Murano lighting, custom-made handwoven rugs, textiles and furniture, and international works of art. There’s a sense of drama about the place, with its sweeping stone staircase, original marble and decorative features, antiques and lofty, wood-beamed ceilings. For all that, it’s not remotely stuffy. Despite its old-world charm, the hotel is a techie’s dream ticket: all rooms have centrally controlled lighting, and tablets for food and drink orders. The romantic Merchants Restaurant – serving creative, clubby fare and the best spicy-batter prawns in town – spills out onto a private candlelit patio surrounded by lush foliage and palm trees.

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Health & wellbeing, neighbourhood: parc de la mar.

The rooftop terrace has stunning views of the city, and hosts a large infinity pool

Modern, relaxed and inviting, Es Princep is a stone’s throw from the Calatrava historic district and just a 10-minute walk from the popular Portixol marina area, with its many fish restaurants. This 68-room peaceful refuge has two claims to fame: its acclaimed chef, Fernando Pérez Arellano (who offers two avant-garde tasting menus at the Zaranda restaurant) and the sumptuous subterranean Cocô spa. The latter gives this hotel the edge over many others in the capital, as its wellness zone includes a whirlpool, dry salt cabin, Turkish bath, sauna and gym. The pièce de résistance is the 18m pool but would-be mermaids can also take advantage of the large infinity pool and relaxing loungers on the rooftop terrace, handily located next to Almaq Bar.

Neighbourhood: Son Vida

This hotel provides a raft of activities for children of all ages

Family-friendly hotels in Palma are going the way of the dodo, although some establishments half-heartedly offer cots and sofa beds. The best option is to head to a comfortable hotel such as Sheraton Mallorca Arabella. A mere 10 minutes by car from the centre, the hotel provides a raft of activities for children of all ages. Its kids and tweens club offers cooking workshops, nature hunts and yoga, while golf and tennis lessons are also on tap. The 93 suites and rooms include family rooms with sofa beds, and, in the extensive, mature grounds, there are two large pools and a children’s play area. Adults can indulge too, as Golf Son Vida is bang next door and there’s a fully serviced spa, gym and al fresco restaurant.

Neighbourhood: Sindicat

This place used to be the home of a local liberal politician

It’s rare to find a stylish, historic and urban gem that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag but Ca n’Alexandre is the exception. Once the home of local liberal politician Alexandre Jaume, who was imprisoned and killed by the Franco regime, the hotel is currently run by his descendants. In the heart of Palma’s shopping district, in an edgy and bustling zone, the property offers 23 rooms, a terrace and library. The lunchtime menu is coveted by locals too, which is always a positive sign.

Neighbourhood: Portixol

The stylish, boho-chic hang-out is located right in front of the sea

With its white façade, blue shutters and jaunty nautical theme, Portixol has snaffled the perfect spot right in front of the sea in the trendy fishing area of the same name. The hotel’s Swedish owners have created a relaxed and stylish boho-chic hang-out, with a glittering pool and sought-after restaurant with an exceptionally good-value lunchtime menu. There are 25 rooms, all sea- and port-facing, and soft drinks and beer in the minibar come free. Just a five-minute drive along the promenade to the heart of Palma, one can enjoy the peace, and daily swims without the crowds.

Neighbourhood: Passeig del Born

The hotel offers a range of beauty treatments and massages for ultimate relaxation

A former 19th-century palace, Can Alomar is situated in fashionable Calle Sant Feliu, home to the capital’s sassy independent galleries and classy boutiques. It’s a seriously grown-up and discreet sanctuary with statement art and a vast terrace overlooking leafy Passeig del Born. The 16 spacious rooms, liveried in calming, neutral shades, have an air of refinement. In addition to its much-feted restaurant, De Tokia a Lima, offering a medley of Peruvian, Japanese and Mediterranean gastronomy, the hotel also tempts guests with a rooftop plunge pool, and offers a raft of beauty treatments and massages.

Best boutique hotel: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

Neighbourhood: calatrava.

The 42 luxurious rooms offer effortless elegance

A chic urban retreat, Sant Francesc is situated close to the 13th-century Sant Francesc Basilica and cloisters. It oozes confidence and élan, thanks to an experienced team that sweats the small stuff to ensure nothing is left to chance when it comes to client requests. With showstopping bespoke art, rooftop bar and pool, and destination restaurant Quadrat, it’s no wonder visitors flock here year on year. The devil is in the detail, with the 42 luxurious rooms offering effortless elegance and comfort, and just about every gizmo a guest might crave. Fine Egyptian cotton sheets, quilted hangers, waterproof bags for swimwear and an inspired turn-down service (let’s not spoil the surprise) have made this one of Palma’s most cherished properties.

Best hotel for foodies: El Llorenç Hotel

At Dins restaurant, you can enjoy an 11-step tasting menu from Michelin-starred chef Santi Taura

This deluxe bolthole, just a whisper from the sea, is the epitome of cool Swedish design and understated elegance. With 33 stylish rooms, the hotel is also a key landmark for serious gourmets in search of one of the most lauded Michelin-starred chefs in the capital. Serving an 11-step tasting menu at his Dins restaurant, chef Santi Taura uses local and seasonal produce with dishes embracing the rich culinary heritage of the Balearic Islands. On the dreamy rooftop terrace, with direct views to La Seu cathedral, there’s the more laid back Urbá restaurant, serving fresh, cosmopolitan sharing plates. The staff will even do all the work, selecting a bunch of savoury and sweet dishes for you.

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Adventures with Jane

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30 January 2024

Mallorca Travel Guide for First-Time Visitors: All You Need to Know

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Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It has been a popular tourist spot in Europe and around the world for a long time. It has beautiful beaches, picture-perfect landscapes, lively nightlife, and a lot of cultural history. In this post, I’ll discuss my honest, up-to-date Mallorca travel guide, as I recently visited. Before visiting this Mediterranean island for the first time, here’s everything you need to know.

If you are planning your first trip to Mallorca, Spain,? Look no further! This comprehensive Mallorca travel guide is ideal for first-timers who want to maximise their stay.

But before I start, let me clarify the confusion of the question, “ Are Majorca and Mallorca the same place?”

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They both mean the same place, so the answer is yes. Mallorca and Majorca are both names for the same island. Don’t let the various spellings confuse you! “Mallorca” actually comes from the Catalan language spoken on the Balearic Islands, while “Majorca” comes from Spanish.

The island of Mallorca is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s part of Spain, not a separate country. If you think of Mallorca, you should also think of Ibiza, which is right next door.

Also, it’s not far from most of Spain’s big cities, like Barcelona and Valencia. Later in the post, I’ll discuss how to get to Mallorca from the cities I mentioned above.

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Is Mallorca worth visiting?

Absolutely! Mallorca is not, despite popular belief, merely a party-loving tourist trap in Spain, like its neighbouring island, Ibiza. Firstly, the island is so big that it’s almost impossible to see everything on your first visit, especially if you are only there for a short time. With its beautiful beaches, charming villages, lively nightlife, and delicious food, this Balearic gem has something for everyone, no matter what time of year you go.

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I was in Mallorca not long ago, from the end of December 2023 to the beginning of January 2024. I have all the latest information, tips, and suggestions, so whether you’re interested in history and want to visit historic sites or nature and want to have fun in the great outdoors, keep reading; I’ve got you covered!

This Mallorca travel guide for first-timers will help you have an amazing trip as you discover the island’s many landscapes and rich cultural history.

Travel Guide to Mallorca: Best Time to Visit and Duration of Stay

A lot of people from all over the world love to visit Mallorca because of its beautiful beaches, villages, and landscapes, as well as its lively Spanish culture. But timing is everything when you’re making plans for your visit.

The summer months of June through September are the busiest for travellers to Mallorca due to the pleasant year-round weather, with highs of 25–30°C (77–86°F). But going in the spring, autumn, or even winter can be just as fun because the island isn’t as crowded and prices are usually lower.

As I already said, I recently went there with my family on a trip that wasn’t during the busy season. In the following section, I’ll talk about the pros of visiting outside of peak season. If you’re planning to visit during peak season, things will be very different.

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When is the best time to visit Mallorca? Benefits of Visiting Off-Season

Lower prices: I agree that Mallorca is one of the more pricey places to go on holiday in Spain. But that doesn’t mean that budget travellers like you and me can’t visit this beautiful island.

You can get good deals on almost everything when you visit the island outside of peak season. We booked a two-bedroom flat with a balcony that was close to Palma City and cost less than a thousand pounds for four people.

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During the peak season in June, for example, a good hotel room can cost anywhere from £900 to £1500 for a maximum of a week, making accommodations the most expensive part of a trip to Mallorca. Also, these prices are for bookings made about three to four months ahead of time or so.

Guide to Mallorca: Other Pro of visiting off-season

Fewer crowds: Like any other popular European holiday spot, these places will have fewer people visiting during the off-season, which will make the trip much more enjoyable.

Also, if you go to Mallorca outside of peak season, you won’t have to worry about booking your rental car four weeks ahead of time. By the way, you have to rent a car in Mallorca. Read on; later in the post, I talk more about how to get around the island.

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How many days in Mallorca are enough?

Mallorca is not a small island as you might think, which is something most people don’t know. It’s the biggest island by size in Spain, according to the World Atlas. That being said, I would say that you need at least one to two weeks to fully explore the island, no matter when you go.

For travellers outside of Europe, I think this is especially important. But for people like me who live in Europe, four days would also be enough to see at least a few of the most important sights.

Even though we were there for eight days, we still couldn’t see everything. But we did see most of the main highlights, and we can easily go back to see other important sites or places we may have missed.

PRO TIP: Cities and towns are a long way apart. It could take you two to three hours to get from one city to another, like Palma to Deia. It can be tiring to drive long distances every day. Unlike other European cities, you can’t visit multiple towns in a day. Consider that when deciding how long to stay on the island.

If you don’t want to stress yourself out by trying to see all the important things in one day, I suggest that you carefully plan your schedule. It will be harder to enjoy your trip if you do that.

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Ultimately, when you go depends on why you’re travelling and what you like. That being said, I hope this brings things into perspective and helps you decide when the best time is to visit this Mediterranean paradise.

Travel Guide to Mallorca: How to get to Mallorca

The fastest and easiest way to get to Mallorca is by air, with many international flights daily to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). You can then take a taxi, rent a car, or use public transport to get to anywhere on the island you want to go. You can also take a ferry from the mainland of Spain or from nearby islands like Ibiza to get to Mallorca.

There are direct flights to Palma de Mallorca from North American countries like the US and Canada for people who are not from Europe. Since they are far away, though, you can expect them to be pricey.

Unfortunately, for travellers from my homeland (Africa), there are no direct flights to Mallorca. There are, however, direct flights to cities on Spain’s mainland, such as Barcelona. This is the closest airport to Mallorca and is where you would then fly to get there.

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Getting to Mallorca Travel Guide: Tips for booking tickets

If you decide to fly to Mallorca, the most essential thing I can tell you is to book your flight early. There are direct flights to the island from northwest Europe, but they can be pricey if you wait until the last minute to book. It surprised me how pricey flights from London on low-cost airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet are. By the way, I was searching two to three months away.

We ended up booking ours with jet2holidays because, to our surprise, they were cheaper, and Mallorca is one of their main hubs for flights. So, if you want to book, I’d also suggest looking through them. Sometimes they have huge sales.

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You could also look for cheap flights to Barcelona or Valencia and then either take another flight or a transfer to get to Mallorca. Once you get to Mallorca, make sure you plan how to get around using the local transport upon arrival.

We hired a car through Wiber , a private car rental service. You don’t pick up the car at the airport with Wiber, though, but their pickup spot isn’t too far away.

At the airport, Wiber does offer free shuttles that will take you to your rental car. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the shuttle pick-up spot, so we took a taxi for £15 for a 10-minute drive, which sucked.

They did, however, offer us a free ride back to the airport after we returned the car. I would still recommend Wiber because their cars are newer, faster, and cheaper than most airport car rentals.

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First-timers Mallorca Travel Guide: Accommodation Options

You can find a place to stay in Mallorca that fits your budget and your tastes. All over the island, there are a lot of different types of hotels, from high-end resorts with views of the sea to small, cosy hotels hidden away in cute villages.

Mid-Range Budget Accommodations in Mallorca

Apartamento delante del mar

We stayed at this reasonably priced place, which is great if you’re travelling with family or friends. It’s in Can Pastilla, not far from the Aquarium of Palma and only 200 metres from both Playa de Palma and Can Pastilla beaches. It was very nice, had a balcony with a view of the sea, and wasn’t too expensive—for a week in Mallorca.

One thing we didn’t like was how noisy it was at night because it was right next to the main road across the beach. After a day or two, we were fine, and it didn’t cost us more than £1K. There were lots of stores and restaurants nearby, and getting around was quick and easy.

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Some people have recommended this as the best place to stay if they want to be close to everything. It’s in the old part of Palma de Mallorca, which is the island’s main city. Plus, it has a large roof terrace from which you can see the whole city. The main sights in Palma are easy to get to on foot.

Quick Tip: If you book this place to stay five or six months ahead of time, you can get it for less than £500 for a week, which is a great deal considering where it is.

Budget-Friendly Accommodation in Mallorca: Hostal Bonany

Hostal Bonany

This is the best choice for people who are travelling alone or who are on a tight budget but still want to be in the centre of Palma city. Also, keep in mind that Palma might be a better place to stay if you’re not going to rent a car. The city has more things to see and do. Soon, there will be more on this. Keep reading!

In the end, the type of accommodation you choose will depend on your budget and how you like to travel. Please keep in mind that Mallorca doesn’t have a lot of very cheap places to stay. That’s why it’s very important to book your lodging well ahead of time if you want to find a great, cheap place to stay.

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How To Get Around on Mallorca Island : Rent a Car

If you want to see more of the island than just the common tourist spots, you should rent a car. It’s highly recommended, and I agree that having a car gave us flexibility and convenience while discovering hidden gems along scenic drives.

It gave us a relaxed holiday vibe because we didn’t have to worry about missing a bus or train to see or do something. Everything was done at our own pace.

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After renting a car and driving around for a day or two, you’ll quickly understand why renting a car is popular in Mallorca—it’s the best way for both locals and tourists to get around. There are also a lot of underground parking lots, mostly in Palma City. There are public parking lots almost everywhere else on the island, even in villages.

You can park for just €2 to €3 for two hours, which is also quite cheap. As someone who lives in London, I thought that was nothing compared to the ridiculous £5 they charge to drop someone off at the airport in London.

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GET AROUND MALLORCA: Mallorca Travel Guide

Last but not least, European Union nationals renting a car in Mallorca do not need an international driver’s licence if they are there for less than three months. Alex’s (my husband’s) father, who is an EU citizen, booked our rental car.

But I do think it’s important to point out one thing. Although Alex has a British driver’s licence, he wasn’t allowed to drive a car. It was unclear to me whether this was because rentals usually only let the person who made the reservation drive or if something has changed for British citizens and residents since the UK left the EU.

That being said, I would suggest that any British citizen in possession of a valid driver’s licence verify in advance whether an international licence is required . For those outside Europe, check with your local driver’s licence authority as well.

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Getting Around Mallorca Without a Car

If you would rather not drive, there is public transport available, such as buses and trains, that connects major towns—wondering if there is a train service in Mallorca, though, and if it’s like in other Spanish cities.

Then I think you might be a little let down because Mallorca’s train service only refers to a small train that goes from Palma to the smaller villages.

But Mallorca does have a small metro system. Palma de Mallorca has a metro system, but it’s not very big. The metro line does not yet reach Palma Airport. The only other lines on the island, to Inca and Manacor, leave from Placa Espana in Palma.

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You can take the Tren soller to Soller and Port de soller for a day trip. If you’re on a tight budget, though, I wouldn’t suggest this because the train rides from Palma to Soller could be pricey. Also, keep in mind that if you go in the winter, the train may not run from Palma to Soller. However, we saw it work from Soller to Port de Soller.

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Finally, from what I saw, the bus is another way to get around Mallorca without a car. I believe that the bus system is the main form of public transportation. But I think you should check their schedule to see when you can visit.

The Best Mallorca Travel Guide: Top must-see/do in Mallorca

Honestly, how you see Mallorca’s most interesting sights and towns will depend on how long you stay and whether you rent a car. As I already said, the island isn’t small, and believe it or not, it’s a long way between cities and villages. Here are my suggestions for the best places to see in Mallorca to help you plan your trip well and make the most of it.

Palma, which is the capital of Mallorca, is where most tourists start their first day. This was not the case for us, though, because we stayed pretty close to Palma—in fact, it only took us 10 to 15 minutes by car to get to the centre of Palma. So where we began didn’t matter.

PRO TIP: As long as you have a rental car, the best place to stay is in Palma city or close by. The city has a lively Spanish atmosphere and more restaurants, attractions, and activities than anywhere else on the island. It’s also the closest to the airport. So explore it on your last day or two before leaving the island and save your holiday energy for beautiful places you don’t want to miss.

PORT DE SOLLER

Explore Port de Soller harbour to start your trip. We started our adventures here. Port de Soller is on the northwest coast of the island of Mallorca. It has stunning views of the turquoise water, framed by steep mountains.

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There are sailboats, cafes, gelato shops, shops, and beach clubs along the waterfront, which we enjoyed exploring. By the way, this is where the trans-Soller line ends. So, you can ride the historic tram that runs between Port de Soller and Soller town. The ride goes through beautiful scenery.

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We didn’t stay long, though, because that day we had more places to see. We also didn’t need to take the train because we had our car and were already going to Soller.

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Must-Visit Destinations in Mallorca

The charming town of Soller is only a short tram ride from Port de Soller. Explore its narrow cobblestone streets with boutique shops and cafes to admire its well-preserved architecture. If you want to eat there, just make sure you call ahead of time. I don’t know if this is because we went in the winter, but most of the restaurants were either fully booked or closed.

Quick Tip: Take the time to find out which towns or villages are close to each other when you are planning your Mallorca Travel Guide Activities. This is important so you can plan day trips around it. A route that goes to Soller but skips Port de Soller and then to Deia on the same day is not what you want.

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A great mix of history, culture, and lively nightlife can be found in Palma City. Here are some of the best things to see and do in the city:

  • Visit Palam Cathedral – The Gothic-style building is a famous landmark that dominates the skyline of the city. Do not miss the chance to see its beautiful interior, as we did! We went on after 3 p.m. when it was closed during the week. Read about opening hours here .

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  • Visit Bellver Castle : This round castle has a history museum inside and a view of Palma that you can’t get anywhere else. The castle requires an entrance fee, but the hop-on bus ticket also grants free access. This is another budget-friendly tip. You should go early, though, before the castle closes. We felt sad about not visiting inside. On the other hand, the views from outside the castle were great.
  • Take a stroll through Old Town – The narrow streets are lined with cute buildings, small shops, cafes, and restaurants. I would highly recommend taking the Palma First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour. You will learn so much about the city and see some hidden gems that you wouldn’t normally see.

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  • Relax at Playa de Palma – Playa de Palma is a famous beach on Mallorca that runs along Palma Bay and is a great place to spend time relaxing or taking a stroll.

Mallorca Villages—you can’t miss it!

VALLDEMOSSA

Valldemossa is one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca, and it’s only a short drive from Palma de Mallorca. I thought I was going to have an “Instagram vs. reality” moment, but I was pleasantly surprised by how cute and beautiful this village is in real life.

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Explore its narrow, cobblestone streets lined with pretty flower pots and cute shops that sell crafts and goods made in the area. Everyone visiting Mallorca must see this village. I don’t know how busy it is in the summer, but when we were there, it was so quiet and not crowded at all.

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Seriously, it felt like walking into a fairy-tale movie. You can also enjoy tasty local food in one of the cosy cafes or restaurants while taking in the beautiful scenery.

I remember thinking Deia was the most beautiful Mallorcan village when I was researching village visits. After seeing both, though, Valldemossa is my favourite. I also liked Deia’s unique landscapes. The village of Deia is a magical place with stunning views, just a 10-minute drive from Valldemossa. It is tucked away in the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains.

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Walk leisurely through its charming streets, lined with stone houses decorated with flowers. As a downside, most of the restaurants in this village will be closed during the winter. Unlike Valldemossa, where restaurants were open and we had coffee and treats at a cafe, sadly for Deia, this turned us off.

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Don’t miss Cala Deia, though, a beautiful pebble beach surrounded by rocky cliffs. It’s a great place to relax, even in the winter. We loved watching the sunset from the beach.

An Experience You can’t miss in Mallorca

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DRACH CAVES

These caves are the most amazing ones I’ve seen so far! It is located in Porto Cristo, which is a bit of a drive from Plama, but the trip was well worth it. You will embark on an underground adventure through the famous Drach Caves.

These mysterious limestone caves are like nothing else on Earth. You can have an amazing time in these mysterious limestone caves that are unlike anything else.

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The part where we sat in what looked like an arena to watch the classical music performance along the riverbank was my favourite. The show began on a boat, with the lights turned off.

It was lovely and soothing to watch. No filming or taking pictures during the performance is allowed, but you can before and after. Our cave exit included an optional free boat ride. I highly recommend it!

THE BEST BEACHES IN MALLORCA

Beautiful beaches and clear blue water are what Mallorca is known for. There are more than 200 lovely beaches on the island, so it can be hard to choose the best one. We went to the island at a time when it wasn’t convenient to be at the beach, but we still had a lot of beaches we wanted to see. We did see some of them, but not all of them.

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These, along with the others on our list, were the most beautiful options we saw. I hope your trip takes you to all of them. Don’t worry if you don’t see them all—you can always return. I hope to visit Mallorca soon.

In a quiet spot on the western coast of Mallorca, you’ll find Sa Calobra, a cute group of two beaches separated by a river gauge. Pick which of the two sets of beaches you want to see. We only saw the Torrent de Pareis because we got there a little late.

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Driving to Sa Calobra is hard because the main road goes through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains , which is already a big adventure. Yet, the trip was worthwhile because you will see one of the world’s most beautiful and winding roads.

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CALA LLOMBARDS

Cala Llombards is a popular beach on the southeast coast of Mallorca, close to the village of Santanyí. It can get crowded in the summer, but we went during the off-season and had the whole place to ourselves. It gives people a beautiful piece of paradise to enjoy.

This tiny beach is tucked between two rocky cliffs that protect it from strong winds and make it feel cosy. It’s great for families with kids because the water is shallow and clear.

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Must-visit Beaches in Mallorca

CALO DES MORO

Caló des Moro is 15–20 minutes from Cala Llombards. It’s a beautiful natural hidden gem that will take your breath away. It’s a small beach, but the water is clear and great for swimming. I enjoyed visiting Mallorca during the off-season because of how serene it was to be surrounded by cliffs that were covered in beautiful greenery.

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PRO TIP: I’d suggest you visit the Drach caves and Caló des Moro and Cala Llombards on the same day. They are all on the southeast coast of the island. You’ll also save time this way.

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Cala Deià is a beautiful beach that is right below the cute village of Deià. High cliffs surround this paradise, which offers more tranquillity than any other place on Earth.

The fastest and easiest way to get here is by car on a narrow road. There are two places to park at the bottom, right before you reach the beach. Use the visitor parking lot, not the resident one. If you take a taxi, make sure you arrange a pick-up time, preferably with the same taxi, or don’t expect it to come down.

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This beach doesn’t have any sand at all, like most of the beaches in Mallorca. But the water is clean and the views are beautiful, making it a great spot to watch the sun go down.

There also looked to be restaurants nearby, but most of them were closed again. In the off-season, this looked like a big issue. But I think you could enjoy tasty seafood from the area while taking in the view in the summer.

Other beautiful beaches recommended by many travellers includes the following: Note that Calas are small, sheltered bays or inlets with clear waters and rocky shores. This is why most of the beaches in Mallorca are called cala. Cala Pi Cala Marmols Cala S’almunia Es Pontas Es Trenc

Mallorca Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Mallorca

Marina di Manù: This Italian restaurant in Can Pastilla is a hidden gem. It was only 5 minutes from where we were staying. We came here twice because the food was great and the staff was nice. The prices are low—you can expect to pay about £97 for four people, including drinks, and the portions are huge. I recommend it, especially in the off-season when most restaurants are closed.

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Bodega Mayor: A beautiful middle-range restaurant right in the middle of Plaza Mayor, Palma’s main, most colourful square. They have the biggest platters of seafood. There was Christmas decor up at night, which made it feel nice to sit outside on the terrace.

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TIP: Note that Google Maps currently shows this location as temporarily closed , but it’s not. The restaurant was open when we were there not long ago.

Ostras – a popular spot inside the Olivar market, is known for serving the best oysters and other seafood in Palma. I tried oysters here for the first time.

Olivar Market Palma: This market is a food lover’s dream. It’s in Palma City’s historic district. This busy market has sold fresh produce, seafood, meats, spices, and more to locals since 1951. You have to see it in Palma!

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La Cuadra Del Mano – This was at the top of my list because I had done a lot of research on it and was excited to eat here. In terms of food, it offers a unique and enjoyable experience. Traditional Spanish flavours are mixed with new cooking methods at this restaurant to make dishes that are both familiar and interesting. Unfortunately, it was closed the whole time we were there, which made me sad.

Quick Disclaimer Most of the restaurants I’ve suggested are only in Palma and Can Pastilla, as you may have noticed. We chose these spots because it was close to where we stayed and had a lot of food options. This is because off-season Mallorca visitors are fewer. Many restaurants outside Palma closed early or closed completely. Our trip’s only drawback was this. I recommend researching this to avoid disappointment.

Wrap-up: Mallorca Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

I hope this Mallorca travel guide helps you start planning your trip. The place is beautiful and has something for everyone. Mallorca has it all—beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, rich history and culture, and delicious local cuisine—whether you visit in the off-season or not.

As a first-time visitor, follow this guide to maximise your trip and make memories. Most importantly, Mallorca is affordable with proper planning; we are not special.

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See the best of Mallorca on this week-long itinerary

Sasha Brady

Jun 7, 2024 • 10 min read

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This week-long itinerary takes you to some of the best of Mallorca © Getty Images

While many Mallorcan itineraries begin in Palma , I prefer kicking off my vacation at a more relaxed pace in Sóller .

It’s a 35-minute drive from the airport and seems devoted to the things that make me happy: a laid-back atmosphere, a beautifully preserved historic square where families and neighbors gather in the afternoon to chat into the night and cobblestone streets that hide restaurants and traditional shops.

I love the honey-colored buildings, the fact that you’re never far from a view of the Serra de Tramuntana, and you can see the sun set on this side of the island. It's the perfect introduction to Mallorca. We'll base ourselves here for much of the holiday as it provides easy access to Palma and the great beaches and villages.

When to arrive:  Mallorca is lovely year-round. Winter sees many coastal resorts close, but it's perfect for hiking the Serra de Tramuntana and Serra de Llevant mountain ranges or enjoying cozy farm stays inland. The sweet spots for most visitors are spring and autumn when the weather is mild and you can enjoy a variety of activities, but I prefer summer when it's busy and vibrant and ideal for sun-worshippers (that's me).

How to get from the airport: If you're staying in Palma, taxis and the EMT A1 bus, which runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night, are convenient options. During summer, AEROTIB buses provide direct routes to major resorts like Alcúdia, Can Picafort and Cala Bona.

How to get around: The public transport system on the island is pretty good. Palma is well-connected with buses and taxis, and TIB buses link the capital with major tourist destinations across the island. However, for the itinerary I've created, you're going to need a car. It's the easiest way to explore Mallorca's villages and hidden beaches, which are often only accessible by car.

What to pack: A light and comfortable wardrobe is your best bet in summer. Opt for breathable fabrics that keep you cool during the day and bring along a few dressier items for dining out. Locals typically dress up for meals (casual chic rather than gussied up) so you won't see many people in beachwear at the table – it's generally frowned upon. The west coast can experience occasional showers even in summer, so packing a light rain jacket is a smart move. Additionally, water shoes are a wise choice since many of Mallorca's beaches are rocky, and they'll save your feet from unwanted cuts and scrapes.

The side streets, markets and main square of Soller

Day 1: Start your trip in Sóller

How to spend the day: Check into your hotel, and if you've rented a car, drop it off at the town's underground public car park, which costs only €6 per day. Otherwise, it's almost impossible to find parking on the narrow streets, and very few hotels have their own parking bays.

Once settled, take a pause at the canopy-draped  Plaça de la Constitució  and enjoy lunch at a cafe there. Sant Bartomeu cathedral  is also located here and is well worth a look for its impressive Modernist facade and jaw-dropping altarpiece. Afterward, saunter along to Carrer de sa Lluna; you'll find some old-school shops here selling Mallorcan-leather crafted shoes and traditional homewares like handstitched floral and antique-style linen napkins and tablecloths that make lovely Mallorcan mementos.

Dinner: There are no late-night bars in Sóller, and dinner service usually ends at 10:30pm, which is unusual for Spain. Plan to head out no later than 8pm if you don't want to feel rushed. Some of my favorite restaurants in Sóller, such as Ca'n Pintxo , are tucked away down side streets. Head here and ask to be seated at its candle-lit tables on the cobbled terrace to enjoy dishes like the catch of the day, presented as a silky ceviche dish and marinated in citrus and passion fruit juices. 

Looking for souvenirs? Don't miss Palma de Mallorca's best independent stores

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Day 2: Port de Sóller

Morning: Join the long line of sweet-toothed locals collecting their ensaïmadas (coils of flaky pastry dusted with icing sugar and sometimes filled with jam) from  Horno San Cristo . Mallorca is known for  ensaïmadas, which pair perfectly with a bitter espresso.

How to spend the day:  Hit the beach! Port de Sóller is a 10-minute drive away, or you can take the wooden tram, which is a very cute and fun way to travel. There are two beaches here, the main Port de Sóller beach and Platja d’en Repic. Both have calm, clear waters and lifeguards on duty. You can rent sun loungers, lockers, and parasols for a flat day rate and you're surrounded by restaurants and bars. I like Patiki Beach for lunch, but I usually bring bread, cheese and chorizo from the supermarket and make my own picnic. Plus there are fruit vendors here ready to slice up a dragon fruit or crack open a coconut whenever you fancy.

Dinner: Enjoy a stunning sunset at the beach and then make your way to Ses Oliveres  for a fresh seafood dinner with sparkling wine and beautiful views of the bay.

Here's our pick of Mallorca's best beaches

The lush green valleys, mountain roads and rocky beaches of Mallorca's northwest coast

Day 3: Fornalutx, Sa Calobra and Pollença

Morning: Start your day with a scenic 15-minute drive to Fornalutx, often hailed as one of Spain's most beautiful villages. The journey itself is a treat through lush greenery and gentle, winding roads. Have breakfast at Cafè Sa Plaça in the heart of the village and then go for a stroll through the knotted streets, admiring the beautiful window boxes that adorn each home. Stop at the gloriously old-fashioned Panaderia de Fornalutx to pick up some traditional Mallorcan pastries for a sweet treat on the way to your next adventure.

How to spend the day: Continue on the MA-10 highway and   brace yourself for the exhilarating (read: terrifying) drive to Sa Calobra beach. The MA-10, particularly as it snakes its way down to Sa Calobra, is famous for its hairpin turns and cliff-hugging roads. Nobody warned me it's known as "the wildest road on the island," so be prepared. The views are saga-worthy (take it slow), and Sa Calobra really is a stunner. The water is so clear you can see the fish flit past even without a snorkel. Aim to get there by mid-morning to secure a spot and relax on the pebble beach or take a short walk to Torrent de Pareis gorge.

Evening: End your day in Pollença , a quintessentially Balearic town an hour’s drive away with wisteria-draped streets that once charmed Agatha Christie. As dusk settles, the town’s restaurants and bars come to life, with families gathering in the squares to enjoy ice cream and wine. Nourish your soul with dinner at  Amazo , a cozy spot offering hearty South American and Spanish fare. For a more relaxed drive home to Sóller, take the flatter and more straightforward MA-13 highway.

The stone buildings of the towns of Deia and Valldemossa in Mallorca

Day 4: Deià and Valdemossa

Morning: If you've ever searched for images of Mallorca on Instagram, you've definitely seen Deià. This charming and somewhat bougie spot is known for its artistic vibe, stunning scenery and celebrity holiday homes. It’s just a 20-minute drive from Sóller. Start with a visit to the poet Robert Graves' grave in the hilltop cemetery that overlooks the village. Then mosey to  De Moniö  for coffee, a minimalist-styled vegetarian cafe that also sells handmade ceramics (perfect souvenirs). Then, drive down to Cala Deià , where you can enjoy a swim and have an early lunch at Ca's Patró March , a restaurant overlooking the water.

How to spend the day: Drive for 15 minutes to  Valldemossa , a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to get lost among the labyrinthine streets and visit Real Cartuja de Valldemossa , a museum dedicated to the composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand. The building is an old monastery and former royal residence that dates back to 1310. Whether you've eaten or not, your lunchtime priority should be  La Posada , where you can sip wine with wood-fired steaks or fresh salads at the outdoor terrace overlooking Valldemossa's sea of terracotta rooftops and olive groves.

Evening: When the time is right, return to Sóller for your final evening here and enjoy dinner at C'an Llimona , a gorgeous family-run Italian restaurant that values quality produce. The pasta is made fresh every day and is exceptional.

The pastel-colored buildings of Palma

Day 5: Palma

Morning: Before leaving Sóller for Palma, visit Ecovinyassa , a stunning citrus orchard just a 10-minute drive away, where the air is filled with the fragrance of oranges and lemons. They offer tours on weekdays (except Tuesdays) from 10am, where you can sample freshly picked fruit, explore the beautiful grounds, and enjoy fresh juice and a light snack under the shade of the citrus trees—a languid and lovely way to spend the morning.

How to spend the day:  Move on to Palma, Mallorca's vibrant, art-filled capital. I like to stay in Santa Catalina. This is the home of every second Palma creative so expect to find live music, dog-friendly bars and some sort of sweet treat on every street corner. Once you've checked in to your hotel, explore the historic Old Town, visiting the magnificent La Seu Cathedral , and browsing concept stores such as Rialto Living and La Pecera and smaller spots like Mimbrería Vidal to find that "oh this? I picked it up in Mallorca" piece.

Dinner: Grab a seat near the open-plan kitchen at   Vandal  in Santa Catalina where the menu reads like a map of the world with influences from South America, Asia and Europe. It's loud, so not the place for an intimate dinner, but it's fun. Spring for the plump and sweetly flavored beef bao and burrata with fried zucchini flower. After, seek out the blink-and-you'll miss it jazz-infused speakeasy Door 13 . You'll need a password to enter, which is usually shared on its social media.

Need more info? Here's our first-timer's guide to Palma  

The white-sand beaches of Cali Pi and Es Trenc and the boathouses of Cala Figuera

Day 6: Cala Pi and Santanyí

Morning: Wake up early, grab some snacks and fresh fruit from a nearby supermarket (Spanish supermarkets are elite) and get ready for another beach day.

How to spend the day: Start the day at Cala Pi , a 45-minute drive from Palma. This is a traditional Mallorcan beach that I fell madly in love with – quiet and secluded (in the morning, at least) with no facilities. Bring towels, snorkels and snacks (hence the supermarket run before leaving). Bear in mind you have to walk down some pretty steep stairs to reach it. In the afternoon, you could drive 30 minutes to the white-sand Caribbean-esque beach of Platja des Trenc or 40 minutes to Santanyí, a small, slow-paced town where even the air feels gentle. There's a beautiful beach here too and a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays (until 2pm).

Dinner: Stick around in Santanyí because it looks especially pretty during golden hour. Enjoy fresh paella at one of the informal beach clubs for dinner or truffle pasta in the courtyard of Es Cantonet . It's about a 45-minute drive back to Palma.

Day 7: Palma

Morning:  Don't leave without visiting the Santa Catalina market . It has pretty much all the fresh produce you can think of, and you can pick up local honey, marmalade, melt-in-the-mouth hams and Mallorcan wines to take home. While there, go to Can Frau for an early tapas lunch. It's a great place to dine alone as they have a long counter that wraps around the bar. It also serves some of the best paella in Palma. 

How to spend the day: Continue to explore Palma's charming neighborhoods or enjoy a relaxing beach day at Portixol, a former fishing village now a trendy seaside suburb of Palma. End your trip with something a little bit different by paying a visit to one of Mallorca's glassware shops or warehouses. The island boasts a rich glassmaking tradition, and its oldest brand,  Gordiola Glass Company , has been around since 1719. While there is a shop in Palma, a trip to the workshop in Algaida is far more thrilling. Here you can witness the art of handblown glassmaking in the museum – the €8 entry fee is well worth it – and peruse and shop various products.

Dinner: In Palma, go to La Rosa Vermuteria and Colmado , a vermouth bar with the most charming bartenders and a great selection of vermouth, beer and wine. Get the cheeseboard for dinner before heading to the airport. Adios !

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This Spanish Island Has 10 Michelin Stars — and Tons of New Luxury Hotels

This Balearic beauty shines particularly bright this year, thanks to a plethora of new hotel openings and excellent restaurants that continue to accrue Michelin stars.

Wrap up Tuscany, throw in idyllic beaches and a diverse cultural history, and you can begin to get a sense of Mallorca. Although it's hardly sleepy, like its Balearic neighbors Menorca and Formentera, it also doesn't have the nightlife and Bohemian spirit of Ibiza. Instead, the identity of this 1,400-square-mile island is tied to stunning landscapes (rugged mountains in the north, sandy beaches in the south, and lush interiors with cypress and olive trees) and an appreciation of art and design, which have made it more than worthy of its recent wave of chic new luxury hotels and an array of Michelin-starred restaurants (10 stars across nine restaurants as of December 2021, compared to Ibiza, which has one).

This summer, United launched the first direct flight to Newark to Palma, with additional direct flights rumored to also be in the works from Los Angeles and Miami in the coming years. As the island continues to grow and receive more attention — and tourists — here is a look at some of Mallorca's latest and greatest hotel and culinary offerings.

Mallorca's New Hotels

The island's hub of Old Town Palma is only eight square miles, but there's seemingly endless space for new boutique hotels to open within architecturally significant structures. When hotel Sant Francesc debuted in 2015, it set the bar high for luxury. Housed within a former 1880 manor house and featuring 42 bedrooms (one of the largest in the city), the property continues to shine, but has also paved the way for others to follow suit. In early 2019, Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden opened its 24 suites to instant acclaim for its eye-catching design from OHLAB, which mixed contemporary accents, like mirrored surfaces and architectural lighting, with era-appropriate furnishings for this 16th-century renovated townhouse.

Local hotelier IT Mallorca, which has four luxury design hotels in Palma and one in the northern town of Pollensa, took advantage of COVID-19 closures and renovated its oldest child, Can Cera , reinvigorating the 11-year-old, 18-room hotel set within a 17th-century palace. It now has refreshed furnishings and a slew of new custom-created installations from local artists, making it one of the city's most sophisticated offering.

In 2021, Palma Riad revealed its 11 suites, each with individual Moroccan-influenced décor, as well as its restaurant, bar, and solarium. Stockholm-based Nobis Hospitality Group also took notice of Palma's design-centric following when it opened Concepció by Nobis last year. The 31 rooms within a historic 1576 former soap factory carry a playful green motif, a reference to the olives that were used in the soap-making process (those stunning, green ceramic-tiled floors seen throughout the property are the work of local Mallorcan craftspeople who started custom creating them for the project in 2016). Following the success of that property, another more lifestyle-centric one is slated to debut from the brand in a nearby building next year.

Heading outside of Palma, The Petit Hotel Monti-Sion opened this summer (the project has been five years in the making) on the outskirts of Old Town Palma with 16 rooms. Continuing to explore the island's new hotels, heading clockwise around the island, on the southwest coast, two international brands debuted this summer: Kimpton opened in Santa Ponsa with 79 contemporary rooms adjacent to three championship golf courses and the Mallorca Country Club tennis center, and in the nearby town of Andratx, Hilton Mallorca Galatzó offers 208 modern rooms in a neutral palette housed within Moorish-influenced structures.

In the island's western tip, keep an eye out next year, when the iconic Son Net receives a head-to-toe renovation from designer Lorenzo Castillo, complete with the addition of a 10,800-square-foot spa, as well as for when Richard Branson debuts Son Bunyola , a 28-room luxury hotel in a 15th-century finca with sea views that's been in the making since the late '90s.

Set directly into the mountains, on 170 acres near the rural town of Caimari, among a bevy of hiking and biking trails and forests so close you could practically shinrin-yoku from your lounge chair at the pool, the beyond-charming Finca Can Beneit is a hidden gem. The property debuted in 2021 with just 10 rooms, each with exposed stone walls and some with private rooftop terraces to take in views of the serene swimming pool and surrounding vineyards and gardens.

The northern tip of the island, near Pollensa, is seeing an uptick in luxury debuts. IT Mallorca opened its first property outside of Palma, Can Aulí Luxury Retreat , in 2020 within the city and quickly became a hit for those looking to explore the galleries and cafés just outside the doorstep. Closer to the sea, El Vicenç de la Mar debuted earlier this year with 35 rooms featuring contemporary décor with bright turquoise and beachy woven accents. Just a few steps from Cala Sant Vicenç, it's one of the few properties on the island with direct beach access — as well as a comprehensive fitness facility and even its own cinema. Come next year, the Four Seasons is slated to debut its second hotel in Spain. The 110-room property set within a 1929 former hotel will overlook the sea of Formentor from its 3,000-acre site.

Finally, Mallorca's southeast stretch, firmly established itself on the radar when Hotel Can Ferrereta (sister hotel to Palma's San Francesc) opened its doors in Santanyí last year. The 32 rooms are technically in a townhouse within a vibrant city, but when lounging by the expansive pool landscaped with lavender and bougainvillea, you might think you're at a private estate in Provence.

Mallorca's 10 Michelin Stars — Across Nine Restaurants

Four of the nine Michelin-starred restaurants are in Palma, and while each delivers an interpretation of contemporary Mallorcan cuisine, they all have their own distinct fair. British chef Marc Fosh established his eponymous restaurant within the city's Convent de la Missió hotel in 2009, and the restaurant has been earning stars since 2014. Fosh has since kept up with his deserved accolades, delivering tasting menus for lunch (a rarity) and dinner in a contemporary all-white setting that serves as a neutral backdrop for his standout seasonal dishes, which can range from slow-cooked pigeon over charcoal to marinated mackerel with lime, rosehip, achiote emulsion, and peach gazpacho. However, his take on the regional cured Sobrasada sausage is compelling for its simplicity. Perfectly soft and smooth, it slides over his house-made crusty bread like foie gras, delivering just the right amount of spice and a perfectly proportioned ratio of meat to fat. This summer, Fosh opened Sa Pleta at Convent de la Missio's sister property, Pleta de Mar, on the northeast of the island. The resort's clifftop setting and lush landscaping are the perfect backdrop for his nature-inspired menu of Mediterranean meat, fish, and vegetables cooked over smoke and flame.

Overlooking the sea in Palma, the El Llorenç Parc de la Mar hotel houses DINS by Santi Taura , perhaps the most authentically Mallorcan dining experience to have on the island. Taura hails from Lloseta, a small town outside of Palma and fuses the island's rich culinary heritage with its cultural one. First, the restaurant is housed within a 1,000-year-old building, where during the restaurant's build out in 2019, an original oven for firing clay was found, which inspired him to take up pottery. Sit at the chef's counter for the 11-course blind tasting menu, and all of the courses will come plated in dishes handmade by Taura.

The menus change each season, but Taura always finds a way to incorporate local history, whether it's with a bread made from ancient flours served during the middle of the meal as a digestif, an empanada made without pork fat (a nod to the island's Jewish heritage), or a local recipe from the 1700s for fish and peas that includes a labor-intensive gelatin. And, while he says he's not a dessert lover, the final two dessert courses might be some of the most delightful, as Taura puts so much heart into his cooking, garnishes even come in the form of flowers from his own garden. (If you can't get a reservation at DINS, try heading north to sister hotel El Vicenç de la Mar where he has just created the menu for its gorgeous rooftop restaurant overlooking the sea.)

Buenos Aires­–born Adrian Quetglas puts his international experience working in London, Paris, and Moscow behind his eponymous restaurant, which earned a Michelin star for the first time in 2016 and operates in a lively space on the busy Passeig de Mallorca. Also on the Michelin-star list in Palma is Fernando Arellano's Zaranda at the Es Princep Hotel.

Other standouts on the Michelin list include the stunning, newly starred Béns d'Avall near the artist-driven town of Deià. The restaurant requires guests brave enough to arrive in their own car to navigate one of the island's twistiest routes. However, the payoff is immediate upon arrival, as its clifftop perch overlooking a serene stretch of sea is the dream setting vacations are planned around. Make sure to arrive well before the sun goes down to enjoy every minute of the ambiance before and during the tasting menu, which father and son chefs Benet and Jaume Vicens create based off produce they grow in their own orchard.

The only female on the list, chef Maca de Castro has an eponymous restaurant that rests in the northern edge of the island, in Port d'Alcudia, where it's been awarded Michelin stars since 2012. The 41-year-old Mallorcan-born chef has trained everywhere from San Sebastian to New York, which has given her robust technical abilities, but her cuisine is inherently tied to the region and served in a casually elegant setting, not far from the sea.

Nearby, the rural boutique Hotel Predi Son Jaumell Capdepera is the Green Michelin-starred restaurant. The meal begins with a play on dessert, with a white chocolate and peanut butter bon bon, a savory churro, a waffle cone, and a carrot and cheese bite. When bread is served, the accompanying butter is scooped from a metal tray like gelato, landing on your plate in a perfect curl. Additional bread condiments include olive oil, as well as a mashed potato bite covered in egg yolk and sprinkled with paprika and garlic. (Turning down an offer for a second helping takes discipline.) The rest of the seasonal tasting menu takes lighter turns with items like delicate shrimp and an aubergine soup, but the finale is the cheese tray to end all cheese trays. You could call it a cheese cart, but it's more like an entire cheese shop being wheeled over to you.

Finally, two of the worthiest and regionally reflective dining experiences are from chefs whose restaurants occupy spaces in chain hotels from luxury brands. In Punta Negra, the St. Regis Mardavall , while plush and well-serviced, may not appear to be the kind of only-in-Mallorca setting to experience one of the island's must-visit restaurants. But Es Fum , helmed by chef Miguel Navaro, somehow magically straddles the worlds of big-brand hotel expectations and boutique dining.

The 75-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant has just been renovated by HKS and now carries a warm contemporary atmosphere, with blush-colored textiles and warm woods (the restaurant first opened in 2002, along with the 125-room hotel). Here, the six- or eight-course tasting menu begins with a three-part amuse bouche, which includes bao with caviar and a cracker with jambon and foie gras, as well as bread and a quartet of flavored butters: mushroom, carrot, spinach, and beet. When it comes to the raw tuna course, the server explains that the fish is caught by hand, one by one and stays alive on the boat until it's flash frozen, arriving at the hotel the next day to be served. Most of this catch of tuna is sent to Japan, where it's in high demand, but Es Fum has a special cut of it. Other unique seasonal menu items might include the pink tomato, a rarity, and all the (mostly local) wine is chosen by the young female sommelier, Julianna González .

Finally, chef Alvaro Salazar has the only restaurant on the island with two current Michelin stars. Born and raised in Linares, on mainland Spain, he opened Voro in 2019; the restaurant earned its first Michelin star in just seven months, and the second came in 2021.

Of course, there are numerous non-Michelin-starred experiences that are just as crucial to the Mallorcan dining experience. Some of the most delightful can be found at nearly any restaurant along the coast, overlooking the sea and serving fresh, or charms like Ca Na Toneta , located about 40 minutes north of Palma (or a five-minute drive from Fina Can Beneit), which is run by two sisters and specializes in zero-kilometer tasting menus (the onsite shop is a worthy destination in itself for its intricately woven straw bags, ceramics, and textiles). Or, in Palma, get a head start on a spot headed for Michelin-star acclaim: with Fera , which chef Simon Petutschnig opened in 2017. The upscale dining experience even features a coffee menu created by the Specialty Coffee Association as well as a tranquil garden setting in one of the city's hidden courtyards.

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Mallorca is known for its turquoise waters, vibrant cuisine, and endless olive groves. It is without a doubt one of my favorite places to travel to, and our trip this last summer was better than I could have imagined. That said, there is a lot to consider when planning a trip to Mallorca, and you’ll want to do so in advance.

The 12 Best Hotels in Mallorca

Accommodations are one of the most important parts of planning a successful trip to this idyllic island, and there is something for everyone. I feel like you could easily spend several weeks and still not see the whole island. My guide to the best towns to stay in Mallorca covers a lot of what we love on the island.

My recommendation is always to split time on the west near Deià or Valldemossa and then on the east side of the island near Santayní. I think a place on the coast and then in a village would give you a great feel for island life. Then don’t forget about Palma as well for an intrinsic city experience.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious adults-only resort or a more intimate and low-key spot, my picks for the 15 best hotels in Mallorca are here to help ease the stress of the planning process!

Short on Time? Here Are My Top Picks for the Best Mallorca, Spain Hotels:

  • Belmond La Residencia , for the best luxury hotel
  • Sant Francesc Singular Palma de Mallorca , for the best city hotel
  • Can Ferrereta , for the best adults-only hotel

The 17 Best Hotels in Mallorca

1. belmond la residencia in deiá.

The 12 Best Hotels in Mallorca

I had the great pleasure of experiencing the Belmond la Residencia in Deiá on my latest trip to Mallorca. This Mediterranean oasis truly set the scene for an unforgettable experience in Mallorca. It’s perched right on a breathtaking hillside that offers sea views and picturesque olive groves. When it came to traveling with our baby, Belmond la Residencia was an amazing option, and they even had an on-site babysitter who was able to watch her while we enjoyed a romantic date night. Book the best rates here .

Address: Carrer son Canals, 07179 Deià, Illes Balears, Spain

2. Es Racó d’Artá in Artá

The 12 Best Hotels in Mallorca

Es Racó d’Artá is a truly dreamy resort that is located right outside of Artà. If you’re looking for a hotel that promotes a sense of wellness and self-connection, this is the place for you. Guests are also able to personalize their experience upon arrival. From meditation classes to spa treatments to wellness workshops, there are plenty of meaningful ways to spend your time at Es Racó d’Artá. The infinity-edge pool looks out onto a green Mallorcan mountainside with olive trees, and the simplicity of the rooms and decor set the scene for a serene experience. Book the best rates here .

Address: Camí des Racó. Ctra. de Cala Mitjana Km1.5, Balearic Islands, Spain

3. Cap Rocat in Cala Blava

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Cap Rocat is a castle-like hotel that boasts prime privacy and seclusion. Cap Rocat is an ideal place for couples seeking a romantic getaway, and though they are not an adults-only spot, I would say that it’s better suited for adults. This stunning hotel is located within a massive nature reserve, and the surrounding coast is marine protected, allowing you to really unwind and immerse yourself in the local topography. Book the best rates here .

Address: Ctra. d’enderrocat, s/n, 07609 Cala Blava-Llucmajor, Balearic Islands, Spain

4. Can Ferrereta in Santanyì

The 12 Best Hotels in Mallorca

One of the best things about Can Ferrereta is the fact that it is located so close to some of the best beaches in Mallorca . This 17th-century home has been converted into an adults-only hotel that has everything from a sleek swimming pool to a full spa and wellness center. Technically, teenagers over 14 years old can stay here, but younger children and toddlers are not permitted. Also, it is important to note that this hotel is seasonal, meaning it is only open from March to October. You’re close to some of the best beaches in Mallorca . Book the best rates here .

Address: Carrer de Can Ferrereta, 12, 07650 Santanyí, Illes Balears, Spain

5. Son Brull Hotel and Spa in Pollença

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With only 23 luxurious rooms across the entire property, Son Brull Hotel offers a very intimate and luxe experience in a more rural part of Mallorca. The on-site Restaurant 365 is an award-winning eatery that has an eight-course tasting menu as well as à la carte offerings. The infinity pool is surrounded by sunny lounge chairs, and the newly refurbished spa offers a wide array of all-natural treatments. Book the best rates here .

Address: Ctra. Palma -Puerto Pollença, Km. 50, 07460 Pollença, Balearic Islands, Spain

6. Hotel Rural Predi Son Jaumell in Cala Mesquida

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Foodies seeking an unforgettable gastronomic experience will love the refined Hotel Rural Predi Son Jaunmell . The property is exactly what you’d expect to find in the Mediterranean, complete with a terracotta roof, stunning gardens, and inviting terraces. Even though the rooms are more than 300 years old, it has since been renovated. Book the best rates here .

Address: Cala Mesquida, Km 1, 07580 Capdepera, Spain

7. H otel Antigua Palma in Palma de Mallorca

The 12 Best Hotels in Mallorca

Located in Palma de Mallorca , Hotel Antigua Palma is an elegant and sophisticated oasis that offers a prime location for those looking to stay in the main hub of Mallorca. The timeless courtyards and cozy corners throughout the property invite guests to turn off their minds and simply “be” while soaking up all that this 5-star hotel has to offer. From the spa to the rooftop restaurant, I truly can’t stress just how amazing this place is. The service is top-notch, and even just spending an evening in the monochromatic suites while ordering room service will immerse you in true luxury. Book the best rates here .

Address: Carrer del Sol, 1, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

8. Mirabó de Valldemossa in Valldemossa 

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Considering that Mirabó translates to “beautiful views,” it should come as no surprise that this stunning hotel offers epic views of the surrounding mountains of Serra de Tramuntana. There are two outdoor pools on-site, along with several hiking trails that you can explore. There are only a handful of rooms at Mirabo de Valldemossa , and though it is possible to bring children, this accommodation is geared more towards couples. Book the best rates here .

Address: Finca Mirabó. Ctra. km 16, 07170 Valldemossa, Balearic Islands, Spain

9. Fontsanta Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness in Campos

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The Fontsanta Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness is the ultimate accommodation option for travelers seeking a restorative experience that centers around wellness. Start your trip off in absolute luxury with private transport arranged through the hotel. Upon arrival, snag a plush daybed by the outdoor swimming pool or hit the only Thermal water spa in the entire Balearic Islands. The on-site restaurant focuses on using all-natural and local ingredients, resulting in meals that look, feel, and taste amazing. From hiking to yoga to horseback riding, there are also plenty of activities that the hotel can arrange for you. Book the best rates here .

Address: Km 8, Ctra. Campos a sa Colònia de Sant Jordi, 07638 Campos, Balearic Islands, Spain

10. Sant Francesc Singular in Palma de Mallorca

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Seeking something more modern in the heart of Mallorca? Sant Francesc is a five-star hotel located in Palma’s Old Town. The contemporary artwork adds a modern touch to the more classic and traditional architecture, with a rooftop terrace. This hotel is definitely on the smaller side, having only 32 rooms and 10 unique and lavish suites. Book the best rates here .

Address: Plaça de Sant Francesc, 5, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

11. Castell Son Claret in Es Capdellá

Staying at Castell Son Claret in Mallorca

Guests are greeted with a transportive, palm tree-lined driveway upon arrival at Castel Son Claret . This castle-like hotel is truly something out of a fairytale, and this 19th-century manor is situated in the middle of tree-covered rolling hills. There are only 43 suites and rooms at this hotel, ensuring that Castel Son Claret maintains a sense of intimacy and exclusivity. Do be sure to try their estate olive oil while you’re here. Book the best rates here .

Address: Carretera, km 1.7, 07196 Es Capdellà, Balearic Islands, Spain

12. Can Simoneta in Canyamel

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Located right on a stunning cliffside, Can Simoneta is a true gem for those seeking to experience the more elevated side of Mallorca. Each room features a neutral color palette with stone accents, placing a modern twist on traditional Spanish design. The inviting swimming pool boasts a stunning view of the ocean, and the plush, white day beds invite you to unwind and relax while soaking up some sun. Book the best rates here .

Address: Finca Torre Canyamel, Carretera Arta-Canyamel, km 8, 07580 Canyamel, Balearic Islands, Spain

13. Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden

Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden

A 5-star hotel tucked into a quiet neighborhood of Old Palma, Can Bordoy is a luxurious stay in Mallorca. The design here is contemporary, with several elements of vintage decor. What makes this hotel even more special is that it was once a former private home and then a convent school. Today, as an elevated home known for its suspended glass plunge pool, Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden is one of the best hotels on the island. Book the best rates here .

Address: Carrer del Forn de la Glòria, 14, Centre, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

14. El Llorenç Parc de la Mar

El Llorenc Parc de la Mar

Home to the 1 Michelin Star restaurant, DINS Santi Taura, El Llorenc Parc de la Mar is one of the top hotels. It has an infinity pool that has incredible views of the Balearic Sea and is known for being one of the best rooftops on the island. The location is amazing being so close to Parc de la Mar, so you’re in proximity to everything in the area. Book the best rates here .

Address: Plaça de Llorenç Villalonga, 4, Centre, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

15. Pleta de Mar, Luxury Hotel by Nature

Pleta de Mar, Grand Luxury Hotel by Nature

As an adults-only property set out in the countryside, the intimate 30-suite hotel Pleta de Mar is one to know. It’s set in a stunning landscape of woodlands with beautiful sea views. The property also has three swimming pools, one of which is heated. At Pleta de Mar, the most outstanding parts of the property are the large suites. Each is well-appointed and has its very own private terraces and tubs. Book the best rates here .

Address: Via de les Cales, 23, 07589 Capdepera, Illes Balears, Spain

16. The Lodge Mallorca

The Lodge Mallorca

Near the area of Pollença, The Lodge is one of the newest hotels to open on the island. From the group that does Finca Serena, the stone building has all of the Mallorcan charm. Set with 24 suites that offer incredible views into the rolling hills and olive trees, you’re close to Alcúdia Bay. Book the best rates here .

Address: Vía de servicio a Pollensa Km1 Salida 37, Ma-13, 07420 Sa Pobla, Balearic Islands, Spain

17. Son Bunyola Hotel & Villas, Mallorca

Son Bunyola

One of the most anticipated property openings in 2023 was Son Bunyola . A big project for Richard Branson, he finally completed the property with lots of love and care in this hotel. As a 16th-century finca set across hundreds of acres of olive groves, it’s an idyllic countryside escape. There are only 26 rooms here, set around the stone courtyard and stunning tiled swimming pool. Book the best rates here .

Address: Ctra. C, 710, 83km, 07191 Banyalbufar, Illes Balears, Spain

Looking for Mallorca Inspiration?

From breathtaking beaches to charming villages, check out this post for some of my favorite can’t-miss places in Mallorca .

What to Know Before Traveling to Mallorca

When is the best time to come.

Since summer is the busy season in Mallorca, the crowds can become pretty intense. I highly recommend avoiding Mallorca between July and August. Instead, try to visit May to June or September to October for nice weather and smaller crowds.

Do I Need a Rental Car?

Yes! A rental car in Mallorca is a must in my opinion. Public transportation can get crowded and confusing, and the freedom to explore more hidden and rural areas is best accomplished with your own car. Visit Discover Cars for car rental deals.

When to Book?

Boutique hotels can sell out fast here, especially in summer, so I recommend booking as far in advance as possible.

How Many Days?

When planning your trip, I would recommend a minimum of five nights in Mallorca. That said, a full week should be plenty to get a feel.

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These are the sites I use most to book my own trips. Using the links below is a great way to support Bon Traveler’s travel journalism at no extra cost to you . If you need help organizing your itinerary, get my free travel itinerary template here .

1. Book Your Flights

Use Skyscanner to find the best flights. It searches 100s of airlines and websites across the globe to ensure you’re not missing out on any route options or deals.

2. Book Your Accommodations

Use Booking.com for hotels and guest houses. They have the biggest inventory and consistently offer the best rates.

3. Book Your Tours & Experiences

Use Viator or Get Your Guide to find the best tours and experiences. They are my favorite tour search engines. I always check both as their inventory varies depending on the destination.

4. Book Your Car

Use Discover Cars or Rentalcars.com to find the best car rental deals. I recommend comparing rental agency reviews on Google to ensure you are booking with the best company in that destination, as the reviews are often more accurate than the car rental search engines.

5. Don’t Forget Airport Lounge Access

Get a Priority Pass membership to gain access to 1,400+ VIP lounges and airport experiences worldwide. The Priority Pass app is the first thing I check when I have a layover. I’ve been a member for over a decade, and having a comfortable place to relax before and between flights makes air travel so much more enjoyable.

6. Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

I never leave the country without travel insurance. It provides comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong (ie. illness, injury, theft, and cancelations, etc.). I use it frequently for my travels to stay protected.

My favorite companies that offer the best coverage and rates are:

  • World Nomads (best for all-around)
  • Safety Wing (best for frequent travelers)

Xx, Jessica

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Mallorca Travel Guide

Mallorca is quite possibly the ultimate holiday island! Fantastic for families and with a welcoming, laid back vibe that encapsulates everything that’s great about Spain (and with a few surprises of its own) there’s loads to see, do and eat. Want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best stuff? We’ve put together this ultimate guide to help you get the very best from your holiday on the heart of the Balearic Islands .

Geographically, Mallorca consists of a fertile plain sandwiched between two mountain ranges: the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana to the north and the Serres de Llevant to the south. The lowlands are bookended by the Bay of Palma – home to the island’s historic capital city – and the Bay of Alcudia . Both are characterised by long sandy beaches and shallow, warm seas; all around them you’ll find great places for watersports and safe swimming. On rockier parts of the coast you’ll see adventure operators taking groups of thrill-seekers ‘coasteering’ – a mix of rock-climbing, abseiling, scrambling and cliff-jumping that offers a whole new way to enjoy Mallorca’s coastline.

Best time to visit Mallorca?

Mallorca

Summer temperatures are hot, averaging the high twenties with negligible rainfall in the lowlands – it’s the best and the most popular time for beach breaks and traditional family getaways. If you’re planning a holiday around land activities, it’s also worth considering the cooler spring or autumn months , which are ideal for exploring the island on foot or by bike. It’s a paradise for hikers and cyclists, with the heights of Serra de Tramuntana offering challenging ascents and spectacular views with some excellent timeshare options for those who plan on coming back in the future. If you sign a contract but unfortunately have to cancel then make sure you call Timeshare contract Cancellation services for some assistance .

Alcudia's Old Town

Alcudia’s Old Town

  • Palma de Mallora:  The capital of the Balearic Islands is lively, full of history and a great place to enjoy local bars and restaurants.
  • And in the city itself, Palma Cathedral  (also known as La Seu ) is an architectural wonder that’s bound to impress all ages.
  • Almudaina Palace is also found in Palma – it’s a fairytale castle and residence of the Spanish royal family.
  • Alcudia’s Old Town on the island’s north side boasts a 14th Century wall and colourful markets on Tuesdays and Sundays throughout the year.

Mallorca travel: How to get there and around

Public transport: Thanks to decades of tourism, Mallorca is easy to get around, with a well-developed road and bus network, three train lines and a Metro service operating within Palma, if you like taking trains then consider checking out these Old West Trains . With so much to see, we highly recommend hiring a vehicle – check out our activities section for some original ideas on that front. If you prefer public transport, your first stop will be Palma’s Intermodal Station , reached by the 1 and 21 buses from the airport. From there, local EMT buses and Metro services will get you around the city, TIB (Transport de les Illes Balears) buses will take you to destinations further afield, and trains will take you to the towns of Inca, Pobla and Manacor.

By bike:  Touring Mallorca by bike is a fantastic way to see the island (Bradley Wiggins is a big fan) and there are loads of places to hire cycles from – your luxury villas might even include them as part of your rental.

Taxis:  There’s an abundance of taxi companies on Mallorca to help get you to where you need to go – though as with many destinations, it’s worth booking in advance (if possible) and agreeing on a price with the driver before heading out.

Hiring a car or other private transportation:  If you’re staying inland or in one of the more remote coastal areas, hiring a car or a  bus rental will probably be necessary. There are several local firms as well as multinational staples, but once you’ve got your own set of the wheels the entirety of the island is yours to explore! Companies like Europcar ,  Hertz and Avis all provide services direct from the airport.

Hidden Gems

Deia

  • The truly adventurous – or anyone after the quietest beaches they can find – should explore the northern coast. Here you’ll find fantastic spots only accessible on foot, such as Es Canyaret , a beach just outside the village of Llucalari that is renowned for its waterfall and refreshing mud pools; Port des Canonge , a secluded spot east of the ancient, terraced village of Banyalbufar ; and Coll Baix , a stunning, cliff-fringed bay with turquoise waters.
  • While you’re in the region, take time out to visit Deia , a small coastal village popular with the creative set. It has been attracting writers and musicians for decades, and when you see it you’ll understand why – it’s a charming jigsaw of traditional flat-roofed buildings and lush gardens, and also boasts a superb Michelin-starred restaurant in the shape of Es Racó d’Es Teix. For another food treat from northern Mallorca, track down fresh prawns from Port de Soller ; they’re exceptionally good, and 2015 saw the town launch a festival dedicated to them (held in early March).
  • Over on the other side of the island, enjoy an underground adventure at the jaw-dropping Caves del Drach . The tour winds past clear pools and intricate rock formations for just over a kilometre, leading you to Lake Martel, a 170 metre-long underground lake – your guide will take you on a boat ride across it, accompanied by live classical music. With good paths and lighting and a temperature of over 20C, you don’t need to be a hardened caver to enjoy it!
  • Make sure you take the breathtakingly beautiful tram journey from the town of Soller to the port! If you’re into your scenic drives, try going from Valdemossa to Sa Calobra (via the village of Deia), or visit and the charming town of Estellencs and hunt down its stunning hidden cala – don’t forget to bring a picnic!
  • One more thing – if you find yourself on the long road through the Tramuntana mountains that runs east to west, stop for lunch in Es Grau for some tasty treats and breath-taking views.

Did you know…?

  • Famed architect Gaudi was meant to design new changes to Palma Cathedral, but he dropped out after a spat with a contractor.
  • The English poet and novelist Robert Graves spent a large portion of his life on Mallorca – he eventually died there in 1985.
  • Es Tranc beach apparently loses about 25 tons of sand each year due to it being taken away by holidaymakers in their towels, bags and sandals.
  • The delicious local pastries known as Ensaimada are notoriously difficult to make off the island – it’s said that the sea air helps the dough to rise!

Mallorca makes a superb choice for a family holiday. It’s not too far away (so travelling with little ones isn’t too taxing) and you can enjoy the tourism infrastructure of the island while staying in the beautiful countryside in one of our luxurious villas in Mallorca . Better yet, there’s loads of things to do to keep everyone entertained and tons of soft, sandy beaches to while your days away.

Things to do in Mallorca

  • There are plenty of new ways to take on the Mallorcan landscape, like scuba diving adventures that’ll take you to places that’ll leave you wanting to hire an underwater photography professional.  Jungeparc take you up into the treetops, using ziplines, ropes and bridges to navigate a pine forest.
  • Or you could take in the whole island with a guiding tour, enjoying everything from the heights of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to a boat trip around the coast.  No Frills Excursions  are your go-to guys for a tour you’ll never forget.
  • Surprisingly, Mallorca has some fantastic golf courses – whatever level you’re at, a day or an afternoon on the Mallorcan links is the ideal tonic. You can find out more through our friends at where2golf.com .
  • And if you like heights but think Jungleparc sounds like a bit too much effort, you can appreciate Mallorca from above with a hot air balloon flight. We recommend Mallorca Balloons if you feel like taking to the sky.
  • One of the nicest tours of the island you can take is the perfect pairing of walking and wine – you’ll really feel like you’ve earned that drink! You can find out more about some great itineraries at  Mallorca Hiking .

What to do in Mallorca with kids

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  • There are loads of great museums and art galleries on Mallorca, and the local artists often feature their own work in smaller exhibitions. Something that’s bound to enrapture kids of any age is the Toy Museum in Palma, which features toys from all over the world.
  • There are some great water parks across all of the Balearics, and all of them make for an exciting family day out.  Aqualand is worth a try if you’re heading to Mallorca!
  • There’s plenty of nature on the island kids will love to explore, with wild new creatures to find and see – try a nature walk and see where it takes you! If the kids love their animals, La Reserva is a private reserve full of beautiful beasts – and there’s even adventure activities too.  Katmandu is a huge adventure playground chock full of rides and things to do, with the highlight being the unforgettable upside-down house.
  • Getting on your bike is a great way to see the island too – there’s loads of great trails suitable for all ages too.  Nano Bicycles in Palma offer a cycling tour of the old town or bike rentals to suit you and your family.

Nothing here your cup of tea? There’s loads more suggestions over at our blog on the best family activities in Mallorca .

Recommended experiences

  • Why not try some cooking classes courtesy of mymuybueno ? Better yet, they can tailor their lessons to suit you!
  • You could mix a bit of exercise with fine wines with Bicillevant’s tour through the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, stopping at wineries on the way fir tastings.
  • Beer tastings in the comfort of your villa rental with  Beer Lovers Mallorca ! This would work best followed by a bbq!
  • Macia Batle is one of Mallorca’s longest established wineries, and the tours will give you a fascinating insight into wine on the island – along with a few samples!

We’ve even spoken to the locals to find out what their favourite suggestions are! Have a read of our insider’s guide to Mallorca to find out more.

If you need more ideas, just check out our blog on the best family activities in Mallorca .

Best restaurants in Mallorca

  • By far the best vegetarian restaurant on the island is Bon Lloc , which serves great lunches in the day and meat-free haute cuisine in the evenings.
  • Mare Nostrum is the perfect combination of amazing food that comes at a reasonable price – you can find it in Sa Poblo towards the north of the island.
  • If you feel like introducing the kids to something a little bit different, Las Olas Bistro in Palma is family friendly and offers a neat take on tapas.
  • And if you are looking for traditional Mallorcan dishes with a twist, Santi Taura is the place to go! The restaurant is named after the young, ambitious chef, Santi Taura, that weekly creates new tasting menus for its diners. Fine dining at its best!
  • Flanigan has spent the best part of the last thirty years delighting the tastebuds of visitors and locals alike, specialising in fresh seafood and eclectic Mallorcan cuisine.

You can find more inspiring delicacies by checking out our blog on the best foodie experiences in Mallorca .

Dishes to try

Sobrassada

  • Tumbet is more of a side dish than a main event, but this Balearic take on ratatouille makes any meal better.
  • Sobrassada is a local spicy sausage cooked in a huge number of ways – it’s even eaten on bread with honey!
  • And any trip to Mallorca wouldn’t be complete without trying some seafood – the lobster stew known as calderata is one of nicest ways to get a taste of the ocean.

Tempted by a stay in wonderful Mallorca? We’ve got a huge selection of beautiful luxury villas in Mallorca ideal for any kind of holiday – whether you’re going with the kids, want to totally relax with a few friends or challenge yourself with some exciting activities. If you need a hand with anything, feel free to contact our friendly concierge team !  

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I’m a “kid” who really loves the sea. Last year, when I first arrived in Germany, the first thing I asked the Germans was “where do you go to the beach?”. And immediately 5/7 people I asked give me the answer is Mallorca, which included my teacher, every summer she also goes to Mallorca for at least 10 days for her vacation. As soon as she showed me photos that she has taken in Mallorca, I immediately fell in love with the clear water, the deserted blue bays of Mallorca and I decided that I must-go there. So, what to do in Mallorca and how to visit the beautiful island of Spain? Let’s check out our Mallorca travel blog (Mallorca blog) with the fullest Mallorca travel guide (Mallorca guide) for a budget trip for the first-timers from how to get there, top things to do in Mallorca, where to stay… to clear your answer!

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Mallorca travel blog: Where is Mallorca?

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Mallorca or Majorca is an island in the Baleares (Balearic) Islands located in the Spanish Mediterranean. The island’s capital of Palma is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Baleares Islands. Like the islands of Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera in the Baleares Islands, Mallorca is an extremely popular tourist destination, especially for visitors from Germany, Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries and Great Britain. The name of the island is derived from the Latin “insula maior”, meaning “larger island”.

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We stayed here for 4 full days. The time we went was the end of July, the weather should be called extremely sunny, but because it located in the Mediterranean, Mallorca’s climate was hot all year round, with its peak in summer, but with cool sea breeze, so even though the temperature was high, it didn’t feel as sultry as in tropical countries.

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Mallorca travel guide: How to get to Mallorca?

The easiest is to fly. There are many low-cost airlines flying to Majorca such as Ryan Air, Eurowings … However, low-cost airlines often will not land at large airports, but often land at satellite airports, located quite far away from center, or only flying within Europe.

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Air tickets to Mallorca are also varied in price, sometimes up to 150 euros / round-trip. I hunted cheap tickets of Eurowings, flying from Nuremberg to Mallorca only cost 25 euros / round-trip, but the plane landed at night at over 12 o’clock, so traveling by public transport to get to the center was impossible, I could only take a taxi.

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My group of 3 people have already decided to sleep at the airport before because it is actually not too big, but quite safe. However, by luck, on the plane I sat next to a Vietnamese lady who lived in Mallorca for a long time, so it was great .. we no longer had to sleep at the airport. Moreover, the next day, we were led out to explore the island by her native daughter, not traveling by ourself. Sometimes smart-mouthed is also beneficial, haha.

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Mallorca travel blog: Getting around Mallorca

Majorca, like other European cities, people mainly travel by car and bus. But I recommend that you should rent a self-drive car, don’t rely on public transport. Most tourists come here to rent self-drive cars. Why should we not rely on Bus? Mallorca Island is quite large, but the terrain is not flat, but mixed with hills, that is why it has many breathtaking bay corners.

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Buses here are very sparse and only travel to the big “Cans” (means big towns or large beaches), not reach the small beaches. Actually, I compared it on Google Map with the same place, if I take the bus, it takes nearly 4 hours, including waiting time for the bus, time of changing the bus and then still have to walking 20 minutes, but if I rent a car, it only takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to go straight, not to mention the roads in Mallorca are very beautiful, there are sections where you are driving in the desert with only your car, surrounded by sand, or driving between vineyards or driving through the mountain pass …

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You can see details Mallorca routes and bus stops here .

To renting a car here only requires a passport and driver’s license in the EU. Of course you should check prices online and book in advance. I rented a car of Eurocar because the review was quite good, but in the end it turned out to be a bit expensive compared to the budget. We rented for 4 days 3 nights, Hyundai car of 4 seats for 256 Euros. My friend said that is expensive, if you come here and rent from a private person right on the island, it is only about 160-200 Euros for 4 days only.

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If you stay in the city of Palma – the capital of Mallorca, taking the Bus is very convenient, or if you rent a hotel or hostel, and just stay there, there is no need to rent a car to save money or have another option is to rent a car with a private driver or take taxi (expensive). But I also must be said, it’s a regret. Because if you only stay in one place, it’s no different from going to Da Nang without going to nearby attractions Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham Island or Hue Ancient City.

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In addition, you can take a tram to getting around Palma and around Mallorca. It’s also worth a try.

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Mallorca guide: Where to stay in Majorca?

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Because I happened to read a German review that the East and West of the island, each have a different beauty, one is very beautiful to watch the sunset, the other is paradise to watch the sunrise, so I booked 1 night at Port de Soller area ( Agoda.com or Booking.com ) in the West and 2 nights at Can Picafort area in the East via Airbnb.

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The room rate in Mallorca is often very expensive, the average price is about 30-50 Euros for 1 person / 1 night, it is an average hostel or Airbnb, and if you want cheaper, the location is very far away. We spend an average of 35 euros per night per person, 3 nights for about 100 euros.

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Below we recommend more best cheap, budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

Es Princep , a top rated 5-star hotel with room rates from $233/night (Check rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com ).

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Las Gaviotas Suites Hotel , a top rated 4-star hotel with room rates from $134/night (Check rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com ).

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Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments , a top rated 3-star hotel with room rates from $58/night (Check rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com ).

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Posada Terra Santa , a top rated 4-star hotel with room rates from $182/night (Check rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com ).

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Melia Calvia Beach , a top rated 4-star hotel with room rates from $100/night (Check rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com ).

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In addition, you can check room rates in Majorca on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Airbnb.com , full range and varied from budget to luxury. If you plan to book via Airbnb but do not have an account, you can sign up via this link to receive up to $35 for the first booking.

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In addition, you can refer to one of the best Airbnb in Majorca: Apartment with terrace in Palma at $39/night or Room with great views at $28/night or Winter stay in Mallorca – cozy studio close to sea at $30/night.

–> The Airbnb link that discount up to $35 for the first booking here: https://www.airbnb.com/c/anht5185

Mallorca travel blog: What to do in Mallorca?

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There are really too many places to go here but I have not been fully visited like palaces, museums … So I just write down the places I have visited and the places that I have learned and found good but I have not had the conditions to come.

The capital of Palma

Actually, Palma is also like many other major European cities. Everything is convenient and quite modern. The main highlights are Palma Cathedral, the old town, the walking street … We spent 3 hours walking, shopping, sightseeing around the famous Major Plaza area and walking street and the Cathedral.

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In my opinion, the houses in the old town are nothing special, but deeply imprinted with the Mediterranean region with a distinctive golden-brown color and quite simple, not as sophisticated as in Germany, France or Austria.

The shopping street in Palma de Mallorca. Small but beautiful. The entire walking street was only like this.

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Like other big tourist cities, Palma offers 2-hour Bus tours to all popular locations for 12 euros. In addition, Palma also offers a 1-hour cruise around Palma Bay for 8 euros. And we choose the second one (cruise tour).

You can find more information at the airport or at the Tourist Information Centers. In addition, if you have abundant time, you can visit the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, built in 1281.

On a 1 hour cruise tour in Palma city:

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Port de Soller

We have only stayed here for 1 day, just in time to watch the sunset, but actually the whole water is glowing red, far away are luxury and mid-range yachts, really as beautiful as a painting. It is true that the sea here is not too beautiful, the water is not clear, there are no long white sand beaches, but extremely peaceful, calm.

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Most tourists staying here with the needs to rent private yachts to cruising to the middle of the sea for parties, to small islands to bathe and play all day. Regarding the price, it is also “cheap”, about 250 euros or more for 4 people in 4 hours. This is my teacher told me, I have not experienced, if you intend to try contacting the hotel directly, they also offer that service.

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See also: Things to keep in mind when traveling to Europe.

Can Picafort

It was our stopover place for the remaining 3 days. OMG, it is so wonderful. Long white sand beach, clear blue sea water, only without palm trees. What was my first feeling? Nha Trang, Phu Quoc must greet it first. Furthermore the service is good, the people are extremely friendly. Mommy, so fascinated. I was also lucky to rent an apartment near the sea, with a balcony overlooking the sea, so I had a stunning background for virtual living. HiHi.

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Due to it is also a big town, we stayed in an apartment with full of kitchen and washing machine, so we decided to buy food to cook by ourself. Except for the first day of arrival, because swimming was too tired, we ate at the restaurant downstairs. Delicious, but it burned our wallets.

Here there is a daily bustling night market. We walked around at night, went to the night market, drank cocktails, listened to live music. Life just has to be like that to see it beautiful.

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Cap de Formentor

As one of the most famous tourist attractions in Majorca, according to the Google caption: beach, cycling, cliffs. Cap de Formentor is also the way to a lighthouse. Unfortunately, we are full of fear, dare not drive to reach the stunning lighthouse.

Just drove from the foot of the mountain to the middle of the mountain, but the two of them sat below feared with “pale white faces”. Ba Vi National Park? Oh, still is young sister. Or Tam Dao? Quite normal. Some of my words can not be described, but only have difficulty seeing the truth. Upon arrived, I was overwhelmed by its beauty.

Imagine when you reach an altitude of nearly 400 meters above sea level, looking around is a deep blue ocean, such big yachts are now like dots on paper, Oh, I swear, how breathtaking feeling it is.

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Cala Pi is not the most famous place in Majorca, it is quite deserted but not crowded. I came here because I was in love with an ancient tree with its 3 branches, strong standing alone in a corner, in front of the vast ocean. I really want to describe Cala Pi but can’t find any words to describe.

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The beach in Cala Pi is small, but the two sides are the cliffs, I stand from above and see people are tiny below, but the water is clear, the feeling of swimming for a while is out to the ocean. If you want to go swimming, you have to walk far away =)).

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In the end, I have not played anything, I have to say goodbye to Mallorca. If I was still living in Germany, I would definitely come back here, because I loved it. There are many worth places to visit but I have not visited such as Drach cave, Cala Millor, Cala Major,… Especially the tiny bays… Haha. Hope this sketchy review helps you somewhat in planning.

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I did not suggest what to eat here because of different needs, and the prices here are not too expensive, like other European cities. For example, fast food is the same price or at the restaurant, it costs 6-10 euros/dish, depending on the dish, the fresh seafood is available and much cheaper than in Germany. The traditional dishes are similar to traveling to Barcelona or Madrid .

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to Mallorca you can refer to

  • Island tour (with bus, train, boat and tram) in Mallorca
  • Lonely Planet Experience: Palma Street Art Walking Tour
  • Top things to do in Mallorca
  • Hidden Corners of Mallorca
  • Rafa Nadal Museum Experience Ticket in Mallorca
  • Self Driven Tour With Guide: Miramar and Soller Olive Oil in Mallorca
  • Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket
  • Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South
  • Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise
  • Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch
  • Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal
  • Palma Bay: Catamaran Cruise
  • Palma de Mallorca: Los Deltas Jet Ski Tour
  • Palma Bay: Parasailing Experience
  • Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Ticket
  • Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking, Snorkeling & Cliff Jumping
  • Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

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Meteotsunami floods Puerto Alcudia

Looks more alarming than it actually is.

Image of the orange sky in Palma on Wednesday afternoon.

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The stunning images of Mallorca's 'Martian' sky

The State Meteorological Agency reported that the island experienced a tropical night on Wednesday, with minimum temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius in areas such as Palma and Pollensa.

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Passengers disembark from Vueling flight.

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Woman in low-cut body suit has the last laugh on airline in Palma

"Passenger had been discriminated against..."

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Michael Douglas loves being at home in Mallorca.

Michael Douglas and Matt Dillon to open and close Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest

Douglas, who has owned a house in Valldemossa on the island for decades, will close the festival by collecting the award honouring a legendary career.

Humphrey Carter

  • Michael Douglas is back home in Mallorca
  • Tom cruises into Mallorca again for flying visit
  • It’s official The Mallorca Files is back

Motorhomes in Mallorca

Motorhomes banned from the whole of Can Picafort

The ban also applies to Son Serra de Marina, but there is a municipal parking area for motorhomes in Son Serra.

  • Twenty euros a night for parking a motorhome in Son Serra de Marina

Gabriel Le Senne, speaker of the Balearic Parliament

Pressure mounts on Balearic Parliament speaker to apologise publicly

Partido Popular spokesperson: "When it comes to murdered people, the utmost respect and sensitivity must be shown. The dead are not to be touched."

  • Speaker's resignation demanded following extraordinary scenes in the Balearic Parliament

The President of the Balearics Marga Prohens defended tourists today.

Balearic president says 20 million tourists a year “is not sustainable” limits not being ruled out

Tourism generates 87% of GDP and 40% of employment in the Balearics.

“Mallorca is wonderful, I’ve known it for 55 years, but it needs an adult tourism strategy”

  • Almost half of Spaniards believe central government should limit the number of tourists
  • Everybody needs to be responsible in Mallorca

Ryanair flight from Dublin to Pama was diverted to Bordeaux on Tuesday.

Mallorca Ryanair flight emergency was for medical reasons

"Flight continued to Palma de Mallorca following a short delay.”

  • Emergency declared on Ryanair flight bound for Palma from Dublin
  • Important reminder for Britons flying to Mallorca

Accident at a hotel in Camp de Mar, Mallorca

Oops! Delivery van crashes through hotel wall

It would seem that the handbrake wasn't fully engaged.

The flooding caused chaos at Palma airport.

Mallorca airport flooding and flight chaos blamed on construction work

Travellers ran for cover from the rain which came pouring through the roof.

  • New EU border checks could turn Britons off Mallorca
  • Met Office turn the tables on Palma airport and states IT DIDN'T rain that hard!

Beaches in Mallorca

Playa de Alcudia

The accessibility by car is easy

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Puerto Pollensa

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Most beautiful beach on the island

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Cala Mondragó

Given protected status in 1992

The magical night of Sant Joan in Palma

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Mallorca events: what's on from friday to sunday.

This weekend marks the official start of the summer season, highlighted by the Sant Joan Fiestas in Deya, Palma, Mancor de la Vall, Muro, Portopetro, and Son Servera.

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Mallorca's garden for all the senses

A new episode of the video series by German TV journalist Sibylle Tiessen focuses on the Jardines de Alfabia, which have been privately owned in Mallorca since 1229.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sean Kelly at the World Travel Market.

  • Mallorca ambassador Sir Bradley Wiggins has “lost” his Mallorca home

Wiggins helped promote Mallorca and cycling on the island at the World Travel Market.

  • Mark Cavendish teams up with Armstrong, Ullrich and Wiggins in Mallorca
  • Wiggins stars for Majorca in promoting cycling tourism

Magaluf, Mallorca

Attractions

Calvia says no to Magalluf jet ski circuit

"Doesn't fit in at all with the model of sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism."

Travel woes expected.

New European travel rules given cold shoulder by British travellers

Police at Parc de ses Estacions in Palma, Mallorca

Residents of Palma's Parc de ses Estacions area are "desperate"

Holiday costs look set to rise for UK travellers.

Mallorca holidays to become more expensive after the election

Visit to the terraces of Palma's Cathedral

Exhibitions

Visits to the terraces of Palma Cathedral return

The beaches are filled with people to celebrate the Nit de Sant Joan

Fiestas / Fairs

The summer night of fire in Palma

PALMA. MUSICA. El violonchelista Pablo Ferrández toca mañana junto a la Orquestra Simfònica

The genius of cello at Bellver Castle

The Harry Potter universe comes to Porto Pi

Harry Potter exhibition in Palma

American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega in Inca

ATP Mallorca Championships 2022

2023 champion back for the ATP 250 in Santa Ponsa

The Wayfinder moored in Palma.

Bill Gates’s superyacht is in Mallorca and up for sale

The superyachts of some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world have begun to arrive in Mallorca.

  • Facebook boss likes his toys in Mallorca, from superyachts to helicopters
  • Mark Zuckerberg tried to sneak his new superyacht into Palma in secrecy
  • The Kardashians celebrate Mallorca holiday with Spanish beer

A commitment to the future that obliges us to take on challenges

eForum Mallorca Experience 2024

First session: A commitment to the future that requires taking on challenges and challenges

With great interest from the audience, the eForum eMallorca Experience began its fifth edition on Wednesday.

Joan J. Serra & MDB Digital

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Your eight simple steps to enjoying a great Mallorca holiday

Check the Foreign Office travel advice for the destination you are visiting.

  • Important UK travel rules and regulations reminder if heading for Mallorca this summer
  • Spain warning to British holiday drivers

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Mallorca events: What's On from Monday to Thursday

Sant Joan Fiestas continue this week (17 to 20 June) in Deya, Mancor de la Vall, Muro and Son Servera. Plus British band Rudimental will be at BCM on Thursday.

Squat boarded up in Arenal, Mallorca

Plainclothes police operation to try to keep the peace in Arenal

Five people were arrested for assaulting three Algerians last week.

  • Violence on the streets of Arenal
  • Trouble flares in Arenal because of the young Algerians

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Man in Palma scooter accident has died

The accident occurred last Friday.

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Beach overcrowding protest at Caló des Moro, Mallorca

Police action at Caló des Moro beach protest was "intimidatory"

The group who organised the protest have denounced the actions of the security forces.

  • Guardia Civil intervene at Caló des Moro beach protest

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Disney and Pixar's “Inside Out 2” return to movie theatres across Mallorca

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Palma Low Emission Zone scheduled to operate from the start of 2025

Balinese beds in Palmanova, Mallorca

Palmanova residents critical of increased space for beach services

Thomas de Bernede will perform at Muse on Wednesday, 26 June

I'm on a mission to perform magic around the world

Vicki McLeod

Spain as a whole is trying to tackle the problem of illegal apartment rentals.

Fresh call for limiting the purchase of flats by non-residents across Spain

Hugh Morgan and his family have lived in Mallorca for generations.

Branson sells Mallorca Son Valenti hotel to top Danish Banker

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Arta is considering a ban on new private pools dude to the lack of water.

Mallorca town wants to ban swimming pools

Over the past five years planning permission has been granted for the construction of at least 279 new private swimming pools.

  • Swimming pool rentals in Mallorca are about to become a 'thing'
  • Celebrity owners forced to demolish their swimming pool in Mallorca
  • Michael Douglas banned from filling his Mallorca swimming pool

Boats on fire in Palma, Mallorca

Two Britons suffer burns after boat catches fire in Mallorca

Emergency services were called shortly after noon on Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter Humphrey Carter

Mark Zuckerberg and family in Mallorca

Mark Zuckerberg's family celebration in Mallorca

His father's 70th birthday party.

  • Facebook boss is now in Mallorca

Dismantling of the Social Club in Palma, Mallorca

Palma's British-run Social Club is coming down

Expropriated in order to be demolished as part of the work to redevelop the Paseo Marítimo.

  • Owners of Palma's Social Club hit out at "degrading treatment"
  • British-run Palma club has three weeks to vacate

Jason Moore

Don’t ban things, try to find a solution

Humphrey Carter

Like it not, Mallorca is still a sun and beach destination

Andrew Ede

Why doesn't the tourism of excesses decree cover more parts of Mallorca?

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An attempt is being made to improve parking in Soller

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Al fresco dining in Mallorca

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Richie Prior

Mallorca’s tourism turmoil

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Soller’s traffic woes

The French Coffee Shop

No time to cook? This gem offers melt-in-the-mouth snacks.

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A Ma Maison

Top quality food cooked with passion in this cosy Santa Catalina restaurant. But it's not your average eatery. Think of it more like going to dine at a friend's house with no idea what delicious dish awaits you.

Exciting new evening Tapas menu. Open all year. Med Bar is a vibrant hub of Portals Nous Village.

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Cala Llombards

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  • British tourists will be “tracked” while on holiday in Mallorca
  • Mallorca hotelier - "I wouldn't go to a place where I perceived there to be animosity towards tourists"
  • It's a wash-out at Mallorca airports

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An abandoned building in the middle of the Arenal promenade.

Balearic Government will allow the 'skeleton' of abandoned buildings to be used to create new public housing

This initiative seeks to bring these buildings into compliance, allowing them to contribute to the local housing supply at limited prices.

Liberal Democrat party leader takes part in outdoor activities in Kent

"Vote for the only party that wants to rebuild relations with Europe" urges Lib Dem leader Ed Davey in a direct appeal to Britons abroad

Mallorca scene

What matters most for the Balearics at the European elections?

A Pipisterl drone plane

Palma selected for drone plane test flights

The test flights for a cargo drone are scheduled for November 2025.

Magaluf, Mallorca

"All Brits are welcome" - Mayor's Magalluf message

Calvia town hall is campaigning to promote both tourism and responsibility.

I have a traditional Italian background but I also love to cook Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Indian food

Chef Spotlight in Mallorca

Chef Silvia Lovesio’s culinary journey in Mallorca

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The annual nightmare of Arenal residents

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Queen's College find rubbish in the forest

Queen's College news: Summer musical performance and clean up in the forest

Reception children went into the forest to do a clean up and the children in Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 performed their summer musical, The Scarecrow Who Couldn't Scare, for their parents.

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Year 6 fruit party

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The Academy International School

Income tax return time in Spain

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Airport closed after torrential rains

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Watch: Torrential rain floods Majorca airport

Storm grounds all flights out of a very soggy Palma as planes heading to the island are re-routed

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Majorca’s airport had to be closed on Tuesday after torrential rain flooded the runways.

A heavy storm brought the airport on the largest of the Balearic Islands to a standstill as flights were grounded and water poured through the roof of the terminal.

Videos posted to social media showed one airport worker, dressed in shorts and a high-visibility yellow jacket, gleefully plunging backwards into the water on a flooded runway.

Another video showed torrents of rainwater cascading into a duty-free shopping area.

There was dramatic footage of a car struggling to drive through a flooded parking lot and bedraggled tourists wandering around in wet clothes.

A plane sits on a flooded runway at Spain's third-busiest airport

Another car was shunted out of the floodwaters by a yellow digger past a row of half-immersed motorbikes and scooters.

Holidaymakers told the Majorca Daily Bulletin, the island’s English language newspaper, that they encountered “chaos” as the rain hammered down.

Palma airport, the third biggest in Spain, had to be closed because of the “impossibility of operating safely”, the airport operator AENA said in a statement.

Palma airport, Mallorca this afternoon...🌊 Soggy luggage springs to mind! pic.twitter.com/GRZ4glTdFh — Volcaholic 🌋 (@volcaholic1) June 11, 2024

Flights to the island had to be rerouted to alternative destinations and roads around the airport were closed because of the intense flooding.

As the rain subsided, the airport began resuming operations.

Travellers were left stranded after the floods swept across Son Sant Joan airport in Palma de Mallorca

“The first take-offs and landings have already begun, and the diverted flights are expected to land at Palma airport during the afternoon. The airport continues to work to normalise operations. The airports authority recommends passengers to check with their airline before travelling to the airport,” a spokesman for the airport said.

Cars drive through a flooded tunnel in Majorca

The national weather agency, AEMET, said its station at the airport recorded rainfall of nearly five centimetres (two inches) per hour, with peaks of up to nine centimetres in less than an hour.

Neighbouring Ibiza was also hit by heavy rain. More rain was forecast for the islands on Wednesday and Thursday.

One of Europe’s most visited destinations, Majorca is particularly popular with British and German tourists but there has been a recent backlash against the impact of mass tourism.

Rail and hail storms swept across Murcia, leaving cars and people stranded on flooded streets

Locals staged protests in the capital , Palma de Majorca, and on the island’s beaches, saying they can no longer put up with summer tourist hordes, heavy traffic and unaffordable rents.

More protests are planned for this Sunday, June 16.

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Search for missing British teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife

Jay Slater, 19, was on holiday in Tenerife when he went missing on Monday, after telling a friend he would be embarking on an 11-hour walk to get home.

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Wednesday 19 June 2024 10:03, UK

Jay Slater, 19, was last heard from on Monday morning. Pic: Facebook/Rach Louise Harg

A search is ongoing for a British teenager who has been missing in Tenerife since Monday.

Jay Slater , 19, from Lancashire, had been on holiday on the Spanish island.

He had told a friend, Lucy, that he planned to walk back to his accommodation following a night out after missing a bus - a journey expected to take about 11 hours on foot.

During the call at about 8.15am on Monday, Mr Slater also said he was lost, in need of water and with only 1% of phone battery, Lucy told Manchester Evening News.

His phone then cut off, with his last location showing as the Rural de Teno park - a mountainous area popular with hikers.

Lucy said that one of the people Mr Slater had met on the night out had driven him back to their apartment in a hire car and the teenager had not realised how far away it was.

"He's ended up out in the middle of nowhere. Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there," she said.

"But then in the morning he's set off walking, using his maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around."

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Mr Slater was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with shorts and trainers. He was also believed to be carrying a black bag.

His mother, Debbie, flew to Tenerife on Tuesday morning.

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"I'm obviously beside myself with worry which is why I've flown out here with my eldest son to do anything we can to help," she told the Daily Mail.

She added: "It sounds as if the police here are taking this very seriously and doing the best job they can".

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A Civil Guard spokeswoman in Tenerife said they were doing "everything possible" to find Mr Slater, including the deployment of a specialist mountain rescue team and a police helicopter "focusing on the area around the village of Masca".

Other emergency services including firefighters were also involved in the search.

The Foreign Office said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who has been reported missing in Spain and are in contact with the local authorities."

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Spain tourism crisis continues as British travellers cancel holidays following protests

Britons have vowed to cancel their holidays to Spain due to ongoing protests in Spain demanding a half to "mass tourism".

In recent weeks, locals in the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, and some of Spain's major cities have expressed anger with the number of people visiting the country on holiday.

Speaking to GB News , some Britons vented their anger at how some in Spain have spoken about tourists in the country.

One person said: "We just cancelled our family holiday to Majorca in August. Now going to Greece instead. We used to go to Majorca every year but won't bother now, they won't survive without tourism."

A second person added: "Well, of course, you are boycotting Spain, only a brain-dead moron spends their hard-earned money going on holiday to somewhere they are not wanted, and you are not wanted.

READ MORE: Majorca crisis continues as locals warned no Brits will lead to one thing

"They will find out the hard way that it will be much harder to get you back than to get rid of you."

A third added: "Take and spend your holiday money elsewhere, either by taking a staycation or a holiday abroad. If they don't want us, then they clearly don't want our money... for now. Go elsewhere, folks. I am!"

Despite the anger of many residents, the Canary Islands tourism chief told the Telegraph last year that the islands still want British tourists to come to their holiday destinations.

She said: "It is still safe to visit the Canary Islands and we are delighted to welcome you."

Fernando Clavijo, the Canary Islands President, added: "People who come here to visit and spend their money must not be criticised or insulted. We are playing with our main source of income."

The UK is still by far the biggest source of tourism for Spain. In 2023, more than 17 million British travellers headed to the country on their holidays.

France ranked in second place that year, accounting for around 11.8 million visitors to the country.

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BEACHES: Two coastal towns in Malaga ranked among the very best in Spain

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MALAGA welcomes plenty of British holidaymakers each year thanks to its sunny climate, sandy beaches and vibrant culture.

There are plenty of coastal towns in Spain worth visiting and the British newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a list of the 20 best coastal towns in Spain that ‘cannot be missed on a trip to the Spanish coast,’ two of which are located in the province of Malaga; Estepona and Nerja.

According to the paper’s travel section Estepona, at the western end of the Costa del Sol, is going from ‘strength to strength’ offering an ‘increasing number of luxury hotels in and around the attractive town without losing its essence.’

Meanwhile Nerja, despite being a regular and sometimes overcrowded holiday destination, especially in the peak summer months of July and August, has, according to The Telegraph managed to ‘conserve much of its essence despite being a popular holiday destination.’ Adding ‘there is no doubt that Nerja has some of the best beaches not only in Malaga, but also in Andalucia and Spain, with lots to offer inland also.’

The best 20 coastal towns in Spain according to The Telegraph are as follows: 1. Sanlúcar de Barrameda 2. Cadaqués 3. Tarifa 4. Sitges 5. Estepona 6. Llanes 7. Altea 8. Garachico 9. Baiona 10. Lekeitio 11. Cudillero 12. Port de Soller 13. Denia 14. Combarro 15. Nerja 16. Comillas 17. Mojácar 18. Peñíscola 19. Fornells 20. Port of Morgan

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  1. Best hotels in Majorca

    Hotel Artà, Majorca, Spain. 9 /10 Telegraph expert rating. Five-star Carrossa Hotel, a restored manor with suites and villas set in a private and peaceful 800-acre estate, enjoys panoramic views ...

  2. Majorca, Spain

    The Telegraph's Majorca travel guide features expert advice on the best hotels, things to see and do, beaches, restaurants, bars and shops to help you plan the perfect holiday on the Spanish ...

  3. An expert guide to a holiday in Majorca

    An insider guide to the beauty of the Balearic island, characterised by its infinite variety, culture and charm. Anna Nicholas, destination expert. 21 March 2024 • 6:00pm. A holiday in Majorca ...

  4. Best hotels in Palma de Mallorca

    Posada Terra Santa. Hotel Palma, Majorca, Spain. 9 /10 Telegraph expert rating. Posada Terra Santa, a magnificent 16th century mansion once owned by a local aristocratic family, has been ...

  5. Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    The Telegraph's Palma de Mallorca travel guide features expert advice on the best hotels, things to see and do, restaurants, bars and shops to help you plan the perfect holiday in the bustling city.

  6. The best things to do in Majorca

    Activities include rock climbing, riding the longest zipline in Majorca and beekeeping guided visits. There's a bar and BBQ grill and picnic area set in peaceful woodland. Insider's tip: Bring ...

  7. How to spend a weekend in Palma

    Taxis charge an initial €4.20 (£3.60) and the cost per km is approximately €2.50 (£2.15) (00 34 971 40 14 14). Bike hire is popular in Palma with many cycle lanes ( palmaonbike.com ...

  8. Mallorca travel guide: Best hotels, restaurants and things to do

    The grande dame: La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel. La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel. Richard James Taylor. There is a feeling of old-world charm at La Residencia. The hotel is perched on a hillside in charming Deià in northern Mallorca whose bohemian charm has inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie to write some of their biggest ...

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    Get to the heart of Mallorca with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance. Spain $ 28.99. Pocket Bilbao & San Sebastian $ 14.99. Andalucia $ 22.99.

  10. Best hotels in Palma de Mallorca for a 2023 holiday

    The best hotels in Palma are: Best Luxury hotel: Hotel Palacio Can Marqués. Best spa hotel: Hotel Es Princep. Best family-friendly hotel: Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel. Best budget hotel ...

  11. Mallorca Travel Guide for First-Time Visitors: All You Need to Know

    Wrap-up: Mallorca Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors. I hope this Mallorca travel guide helps you start planning your trip. The place is beautiful and has something for everyone. Mallorca has it all—beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, rich history and culture, and delicious local cuisine—whether you visit in the off-season or not. ...

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    Telegraph Travel Hand Picked is an exclusive members only travel club offering our members huge discounts and great deals on hand-picked luxury hotels and holidays. ... Unfortunately the 5* stunning contemporary Mallorca hotel near the beach sale has now finished Please take a look at these other great sales that are currently live...

  13. How to see the best of Mallorca in 7 days

    Mallorca is known for ensaïmadas, which pair perfectly with a bitter espresso. How to spend the day: Hit the beach! Port de Sóller is a 10-minute drive away, or you can take the wooden tram, which is a very cute and fun way to travel. There are two beaches here, the main Port de Sóller beach and Platja d'en Repic.

  14. This Spanish Island Has 10 Michelin Stars

    Mallorca's 10 Michelin Stars — Across Nine Restaurants. Four of the nine Michelin-starred restaurants are in Palma, and while each delivers an interpretation of contemporary Mallorcan cuisine ...

  15. The 15 Best Hotels In Mallorca 2024

    Best Hotel In Mallorca Overall: Grand Hotel Son Net. Best High-End Hotel In Mallorca: Can Bordoy Grand House And Garden. Best Boutique Hotel In Mallorca: Son Bunyola Hotel And Villas. Best ...

  16. The 17 Best Luxury Hotels in Mallorca (2024)

    Book the best rates here. Address: Carrer son Canals, 07179 Deià, Illes Balears, Spain. 2. Es Racó d'Artá in Artá. Es Racó d'Artá is a truly dreamy resort that is located right outside of Artà. If you're looking for a hotel that promotes a sense of wellness and self-connection, this is the place for you.

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  18. Mallorca Travel Guide

    Mallorca Travel Guide. March 21, 2021. Europe, Spain. Mallorca is quite possibly the ultimate holiday island! Fantastic for families and with a welcoming, laid back vibe that encapsulates everything that's great about Spain (and with a few surprises of its own) there's loads to see, do and eat. Want to make sure you don't miss out on any ...

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    Grupotel Club Cala Marsal. PortocolomShow on map. Set just 650 ft from Mallorca's sunny white beaches, this hotel offers a variety of facilities for the whole family, including an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and excellent buffet dining. 7.6.

  20. The fullest Mallorca travel guide for first-timers

    Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain | mallorca travel blog We stayed here for 4 full days. The time we went was the end of July, the weather should be called extremely sunny, but because it located in the Mediterranean, Mallorca's climate was hot all year round, with its peak in summer, but with cool sea breeze, so even though the temperature ...

  21. Majorca Daily Bulletin: Latest News in Mallorca

    Wiggins helped promote Mallorca and cycling on the island at the World Travel Market. Humphrey Carter. Mark Cavendish teams up with Armstrong, Ullrich and Wiggins in Mallorca; Wiggins stars for Majorca in promoting cycling tourism; ... Passeig Mallorca 9A, 07011 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Switchboard +34 971 78 84 00 | News Desk +34 971 78 84 10.

  22. Watch: Torrential rain floods Majorca airport

    Majorca's airport had to be closed on Tuesday after torrential rain flooded the runways. A heavy storm brought the airport on the largest of the Balearic Islands to a standstill as flights were ...

  23. Elba Sunset Mallorca, Spain

    Carrer Torrenova 25-27, 07181 Calvià, Spain. Mallorca's sunny coast is a paradisaical draw for those seeking a sunny escape, but there's much more to do besides soak up the Mediterranean sun. From Elba Sunset Mallorca, there are myriad golf courses within easy reach. For some sightseeing, there's the architecturally stunning Catedral de ...

  24. Luxury Mallorca Holidays

    Fornalutx & Sóller. Pollensa & Puerto Pollensa. With its beautiful sandy bays, Mallorca is a classic family-friendly beach holiday destination, but there's more to this Balearic Island than a glorious coastline. It's a sun-warmed melting pot of elegant harbours, picturesque villages, ancient town squares and pine forests with spectacular ...

  25. Search for missing British teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife

    A search is ongoing for a British teenager who has been missing in Tenerife since Monday. Jay Slater, 19, from Lancashire, had been on holiday on the Spanish island. He had told a friend, Lucy ...

  26. Spain tourism crisis continues as British travellers cancel ...

    One person said: "We just cancelled our family holiday to Majorca in August. Now going to Greece instead. We used to go to Majorca every year but won't bother now, they won't survive without tourism."

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