Perenially popular but still with charm and sophistication
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearics so it should come as no surprise that are there are plenty of resorts, all with their own ambience, to choose from. Just a couple of our favourites include 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. Hip and arty Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and is centred around an enchanting bay offering a maritime atmosphere, historical centre, Gothic cathedral, shopping and dining paradise and pretty beaches including the soft, white sands of Ciudad Jardín.
The largest of the Balearics, Mallorca is a popular favourite with families and groups alike, boasting family-friendly beaches, delightful restaurants and vibrant bars. Step away from the tourist resorts and you’ll find yourself amongst some of the island’s beautiful and natural surrounds – the perfect place to explore on foot.
CALA MAYOR & PALMA
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, Cala Mayor is also the summer residence of Spain’s royal family who are often seen walking along the streets when shopping or dining out.
The trendy capital of Palma de Mallorca is a stylish and sophisticated location that buzzes with the energy of local inhabitants and holiday makers. Found in the south of Mallorca, Palma’s Mediterranean waters are warm, with nearby beaches lined with restaurants, shops and nightlife that create vibrant surrounds.
COSTA D'EN BLANES
Costa D’en Blanes, is located five miles from Palma. Although mainly residential, Costa D’en Blanes offers a peaceful ambience, with family-friendly beaches and a string of tranquil hotels that are ideal for couples looking for a serene getaway.
ILLETAS & PORTO SOLLER
An exclusive and elegant resort, sunny Illetas, located on the island’s south coast, is lined with luxury hotels and is the perfect base for trekking in the mountains or exploring the neighbouring resorts of frenetic Magaluf and Palma Nova.
Porto Soller is an excellent resort for those who love to explore. Located on Mallorca’s northeast coast, Porto Soller enjoys a quieter atmosphere than many of its neighbouring resorts, set in the shadows of the Tramuntana Mountains beside a sleepy bay.
Head into the resort’s town centre, walk alongside the harbour or travel a short journey into the town of Soller, where you’ll find a bustling marketplace and the Museum of Natural Sciences. If you don’t want to explore by foot, perhaps take the Orange Express tram through the harbour and into the region’s verdant surrounds.
DEIA & CALA ST. VICENTE
A haven for all things artistic and trendy, the resort of Deia is a village on the northern coast, cosseted by steep terraces and enjoying a stunning background of the Tramuntana Mountains. Explore the creative culture in the heart of the village by perusing the handful of galleries, workshops and boutiques.
After a day of exploration, why not sit back and sample the local wines of the region. For a taste of traditional Spanish culture, San Vicente is one of Mallorca’s smaller resorts, enjoying peaceful waters and a string of golden sandy beaches.
Situated on Mallorca’s northern coastline, Puerto Pollensa is a traditional fishing village enjoying numerous luxury hotels, a beautiful palm-lined waterfront promenade and wonderful local cuisines.
FORMENTOR & PLAYA DE MURO
Relax upon the sands of Formentor, where stunning scenery and glistening waters surround. Playa de Muro is an ideal resort for couples in search of a trendy resort with plenty of facilities to entertain. Try your hand at a selection of watersports, or head into the surrounding resorts for a day of exploration.
ALCUDIA & CANYAMEL
Alcudia is a family-friendly location, enjoying long stretches of coastline and plenty of history and culture to keep you entertained. Quietly tucked away nearby, is the little resort of Canyamel – an undiscovered gem.
Located on the eastern shores of Mallorca, Cala d’Or is a vibrant resort, offering typical Mallorcan beaches that are surrounded by verdant hillsides dotted with powder-white buildings.
The quiet resort of Cala Blava was built as a residential town which has become a popular hotspot for tourists due to its tranquil bay and close proximity from the airport.