Perenially popular but still with charm and sophistication
The largest of the Balearics, Mallorca is a popular choice with families and groups thanks to its family-friendly beaches, delightful restaurants and vibrant bars. Discover picturesque Puerto de Sóller, which combines old-world traditional charm with modern cafés and restaurants, and the ancient bohemian village of Deia, a haunt for artists, musicians and writers. Arty Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and is centred around an enchanting bay with pretty beaches, a historical centre, Gothic cathedral, and fantastic shopping and dining. Step away from the tourist resorts and you’ll find yourself among some of the island’s beautiful and natural surrounds – the perfect place to explore on foot.
- One of Europe's most accessible beach destinations, Mallorca is a great option for a weekend escape or indulgent holiday
- Mallorca has it all - lively beach resorts, quiet traditional towns, the cosmopolitan city of Palma and more secluded beach resorts off the main tourist track
- The coastal road from Palma to Deia and onto Puerto Soller is a lovely drive so it's worth hiring a car or you take the vintage train from Palma to Soller, which has been running since 1912
- Choose from incredible accommodation including designer boutiques, 17th-Century mansions, luxurious retreats, a former convent, and a manor house
- There's something in our range of hotels to suit every need - family, boutique, luxury, adults only, spa and all inclusive
Mallorca holiday highlights
Mallorca's capital is stylish and sophisticated. The stunning Gothic cathedral dominates the city’s skyline and the old Arab quarter showcases some of Palma’s beautiful architecture which is wonderfully eclectic and reflects the rich history. The city has a thriving arts scene and hosts numerous festivals, concerts and exhibitions. It is also home to many of the island’s finest restaurants, a vibrant café culture and fantastic nightlife.
Palma is a shopaholic’s dream and you will find designer stores, boutiques and small specialist shops. Head to the elegant Avinguda Jaume III and the Passeig des Born for department stores and upmarket shops or visit the craft market at Plaça Major to browse for bargains. Experience the best of the island by combining a city break in Palma with a relaxing beach holiday in one of Mallorca’s attractive coastal resorts.
This resort is set in a quiet residential area and is a great option for anyone looking to combine beach and city. It is just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Palma and the stylish Puerto Portals marina.
This quieter resort is tucked away on the north-east coast of the island. It offers a wide beach and calm waters and is popular with sports lovers – you’ll find several golf courses nearby as well as numerous tennis courts.
One of Mallorca’s vastly undiscovered resorts, Cala Mayor boasts a Blue Flag beach with clear and warm waters that are ideal for families. Conveniently located to the west of Palma, it is also the summer residence of Spain’s royal family who are often seen walking along the streets when shopping or dining out.
This north-west coast resort is perfect for those who love to explore. Set in the shadows of the Tramuntana Mountains beside a sleepy bay, Puerto Soller offers a quieter atmosphere than many of its neighbouring resorts. Head into the resort’s town centre, stroll along the harbourfront or explore the town of Soller where you’ll find a bustling market place and the Museum of Natural Sciences. If you don’t want to explore by foot, the Orange Express tram runs through the harbour and into the region’s verdant surrounds.
A haven for all things artistic and trendy, the resort of Deia is a pretty village with the Tramuntana Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Explore the creative culture in the heart of the village by perusing the handful of galleries, workshops and boutiques. After a day of exploration, sit back and sample the region’s fine wines.
Situated on the northern coastline, this traditional fishing village is home to numerous luxury hotels, a beautiful palm-lined waterfront promenade and wonderful restaurants.
Cala St Vicente
This small resort offers peaceful waters, a taste of traditional Spanish culture and a string of pretty beaches.
Relax upon the golden sands of Formentor which offers a tranquil setting on the north coast and is surrounded by glorious scenery. From here you can enjoy a host of activities, from snorkelling and scuba diving to sailing and surfing.
Playa de Muro
This is an ideal destination for couples in search of a trendy resort with plenty of facilities. Try your hand at a selection of watersports, or head into the nearby resorts for a day of exploration.