Mallorca

A year round destination for couples, families, adventure, wildlife, beaches and culture

Mallorca has a postcard perfect coastline, pretty fishing villages, dramatic mountains and a very high standard of accommodation.  Highlights of Mallorca include:

  • The capital city of Palma with its majestic cathedral surrounded by labyrinthine streets with boutiques, pavement cafes and designer shops.
  • Pollenca old town filled with cobbled streets, squares with al fresco dining and a weekly market.
  • Puerto Soller with its beautiful horseshoe shaped bay and stunning mountainous backdrop.
  • The alpine like peaks of the Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Cala San Vicente, a fishing village with a choice of sand, pebbly or rocky beach.
  • The stylish resort of Illetas with its luxury hotels, bars and beach clubs on a sandy cove south west of Palma.
  • Picturesque Deya, former home to the poet Robert Graves, now home to one of the most luxurious hotels on the island.

You can be as active or inactive as you want on Mallorca, as it has beautiful beaches but is also great for cycling, hiking and horse riding.  We feature Mallorcan style hotels of a very high standard, many of which feature yoga and pilates as part of their programmes and have tennis courts or cycling facilities.  We can book you a traditional Mallorca farmhouse, a luxury villa (fully staffed if you wish), a family villa with private pool, a boutique hotel or luxury resort. There are almost daily flights from many UK airports so Mallorca is perfect for a short getaway as well as for an extended break.  

Walking

Rising abruptly out of the island’s interior are the craggy outcrops of the Tramuntana Mountains over which birds of prey can often be seen soaring on the breeze. The mountains provide some of the best walking in Mallorca, following a network of established trails, with spectacular vistas from the highest peaks to the Mediterranean. Elsewhere on the island coastal walks reveal sleepy fishing marinas, secret coves and pebble bays.  Decent maps and walking guidebooks are available so walking on the island is largely self-guided, although we can book you on a group walking tour if you prefer.  Perhaps the nicest way to enjoy the island is to stay in a luxury villa or hotel in or around Soller and take day trips for some of the spectacular walking.  

Cycling

In recent years Mallorca has become really popular for cyclists largely due to its great road surfaces, varied landscapes and great climate.  Bikes (both electric and standard) are available for hire on the island if you don’t want to being your own.  And some of the hotels we feature make bikes available to their guests.  

  • Flying time: 2.5 hours
  • Time difference: + 1 hour
  • Currency: Euro
  • Best time of year to travel: April to October

Ideas for a trip to Mallorca

Here are some ideas for trips to Mallorca all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Five star luxury in the Sierra de Tramuntana

from £1822 per person B&B
Spend a week luxuriating in a 5* hotel in Deia in the Tramuntana mountains. You can be as active as you like mixing days spent by the beautiful pool in landscaped gardens with trips on foot into the surrounding hills. The hotel offers a shuttle bus to a nearby rocky cove with its own bar and you are minutes on foot from the shops and restaurants of Deja.

Luxury villa outside Pollenca

from £2990 villa rental per week
Within strolling distance of shops and fine restaurants down in the atmospheric Old Town of Pollença, just 6km from beaches at Cala San Vicente or Puerto Pollença, and 4km from Pollença Golf, this lovely five bedroom house with fabulous views out to the Bay of Alcudia is very well positioned for all the essentials of an island holiday, yet it is cushioned in peace and privacy. The luxuriant and colourful fenced gardens are immaculately maintained with hibiscus, roses, geraniums and bougainvillea encouraging outdoor living. There are also beautiful lawns, a sun terrace with soft seating and shaded dining area and gorgeous pool.

Self-guided Mallorca trails

from £745 per person (Excl flights)
Follow trails through the striking Tramuntana Mountains that separate the beautiful north-west coast of Mallorca from the rest of the island. Walk between picturesque villages, along coastal cliffs and through orchards of orange, almond and olive trees. Relax on pretty beaches and sample local Mallorcan cuisine in quaint village cafes. Valdemossa is a charming hill town with cobbled streets and views down the coast. Or visit Port de Soller, a relaxing resort by the sea with a number of options for comfortable accommodation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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From 1 January 2021 you can visit Mallorca for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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