The best Mallorca hotels (or Majorca hotels) are top of the wish lists of many sun-starved holidaymakers, guaranteed to serve-up a sunshine fix. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic islands; its fusion of Spanish culture, Moorish and Catalan influences means that this beautiful island offers so much more than just sun for those looking for the perfect holiday on the Mediterranean.
Palma de Mallorca, the capital city, is the island’s cultural heart. Palma’s beautiful Old Town is home to many historical sites, cool restaurants, vibey gastropubs, swanky art galleries, cool cafes, stylish boutiques and a vibrant nightlife scene that it’s easy to get lost amongst the cobble-stoned streets. If neon-lit nightclubs are more your scene, then Magaluf is also just a drive away.
There are so many beautiful places to discover all over the island that the only acceptable mode of transportation is by car. 33 kilometres above Palma is the Unesco World Heritage site the Tramuntana Mountains, which is an area of incredible natural beauty. In the North, there is also the Cala Deia, a stone beach that is the firm favourite of both the international jet-set and locals in the know.
Some of the best beaches on the island can be found in Calvia and in the South-west. Playa d Alcudia and Playa de Muro are also excellent beaches located in Alcudia on the northern part of the island. Cala d’Or is another beautiful beach known for its glamorous yacht marina. There are also plenty of charming Spanish villages and rustic fincas to see in nearby: Palma Nova, Cala Ratjada, Can Pastilla, Port de Pollença, Cala Millor and Santa Osa.
I recommend watching the sunset at Sa Foradada and visiting the Joan Miró Museum for a dose of culture. If you have a friend with a boat (and plenty of locals do!) go for a sunset sail along the coast – followed by a swim in one of the many coves. Don’t forget your one-piece swimsuit and beach towel. Plus, a bottle of Spanish wine and some classic Trampo salad are necessary companions for your sailing adventure.
From sweeping sea views, pastoral mountain landscapes, beachfront resorts, swimming pools, bespoke wellness programmes and easy access to some the beast beaches in the world – there’s certainly something for every kind of traveller in Mallorca.
All around the island, there are some excellent boutique hotels, luxury resorts, beach hotels, apart-hotels, all inclusive hotels, family-friendly resorts and villas that will suit no matter what your budget. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice available – don’t fret, because we’ve curated some of the most magical places to stay in Mallorca so you can satiate your wanderlust in style.
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