Fringed by cliffs and heavenly beaches, with long stretches of countryside – peppered with olive trees and citrus groves – in between. Mallorca is Mother Nature’s Mediterranean at its finest. Explore picture-perfect coastline by day and dine on just-caught seafood by night. And after the sun goes down, experience the island’s heady nightlife. For those who enjoy an independently minded boutique hotel, Mallorca will not disappoint.
A country of chic beach resorts, where lazy days turn into lively nights.
Things to do
FOOD & DRINK
The gastronomic scene in Mallorca has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years. As well as delicious, authentic fare at harbour-side tavernas, you’ll find fine dining restaurants, overseen by chefs with Michelin stars to their name.
Whether you like your beach with white sand and azure waters, or rocky and rugged, Mallorca has something to suit every taste. Channel your inner movie star at south-westerly Playa del Mago –backdrop for the 1960s film The Magician. Or head north and discover Platja des Coll Baix – this magical bay can only be accessed by boat or on foot. If you want to head underwater, venture into the sea at Port de Pollensa and swim alongside barracudas and the occasional octopus.
The best way to get a flavour of Balearic life is by exploring Mallorca’s hilltop villages and its capital – Palma. Visit the city’s huge cathedral and marvel at its mix of influences, from Gothic architecture to Gaudí’s designs inside. Nowadays, Palma is a vibrant social hotspot too, and it’s here you’ll find buzzing bars and exclusive clubs.
Pick up an ensaïmada from an old bakery as you wander around Palma. This delicate pastry, dusted with icing sugar, is a local delicacy.
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