Mallorca also known as Majorca, is the largest and most popular of the Balearic Island. It is often likened to a continent rather than simply an island due to its variety in culture, history and natural landscapes and it isn’t surprising that the sheer beauty of the island captivates everyone who visits. No other European island boasts more contrasting terrain from the fertile plains of the centre to the almost alpine peaks of the Tramuntana Mountains in the northwest.
The island’s 500km of coastline offers a succession of fabulous coves, beautiful sandy beaches and secluded bays with some extraordinary caves to explore, together with a mild climate and a rich cultural history, it really does provide a delightful holiday destination.
Mallorca justifiably claims to cater for all tastes from fun and sun-seeking holidaymakers, walkers, cyclists, painters and photographers to jetsetters and film stars wishing for anonymity in discreet, yet exceptionally luxurious, mountain hideaways.
There’s a sharp contrast to the lively areas of Palma Nova and Magaluf with its multitude of hotels and dazzling nightlife, to the quieter and picturesque resorts of Puerto Pollensa where we can highly recommend the Illa D’Or hotel, and Cala San Vincente. Palma de Mallorca comes as a surprise to many people. It is stylish, sophisticated, intimate, yet bursting with life. The multicultural history is reflected in the wonderful variety of architecture visible throughout the city. Palma’s masterpiece is its Gothic cathedral, built on the site of a mosque which in turn was once a Roman temple, it rises out of the city walls which marked the edge of the sea.
Hiding from the main tourist spots you will find the captivating little villages mainly untouched by the passage of time. These villages are found weaving their way up mountain sides, or perched right on the top in the case of the most famous and beautiful of them all, Deya.
With flying time of just over two hours, this Island is perfect for short breaks and weekend trips as well as longer holidays. Luxuriate in charming manor houses, relax in a sophisticated boutique hotel or simply self cater. For romance or fun, action-packed or lazy days, there’s something to suit everyone in Mallorca