Nicknamed ‘the star of the Mediterranean’, Balearic island Majorca (also known as Mallorca) has become a travel destination to reckon with, thanks to stunning beaches composed of soft sand or pebbles, turquoise waters, and magnificent mountains peppered with pretty towns perched on their perimeters.
Blessed with busy tourist towns where you can party 24/7 at the peak of the season, dreamy hilltop monasteries, lush meadows and verdant vineyards, this is an island that seduces visitors with its seamless mix of serene scenery, beach vibes and buzzing nightlife.
If you’re headed there for the first time, there’s so much to do that the choice might feel overwhelming ̶ which is exactly why you’ll love these five tips for a magical Majorca holiday!
There are plenty of high-end hotels to choose from in Majorca, but if you’re an aesthete, you simply must stay at Es Revellar Art Resort. Located in a 600-year-old estate in Campos in the south of the island, the suites are comfortable and impeccably designed, while the amazing grounds and gardens comprise elaborate water features, serpentine paths and sylvan glades secreting sublime land art and classical statuary.
Located in the Arta Peninsula north of Cala Ratjada, Cala Agulla is the jewel in the crown of Majorca’s beaches for many locals and visitors alike. Framed by misty mountains and fragrant pine trees, this sweeping white sand beach offers watersports and boat trips, but most visitors prefer to simply feel the silk soft sand between their toes, catch a tan, splash about in the sea and unwind all the way.
There are more great restaurants in Majorca than you can shake a stick at, but if you’re a discerning gourmet, dine at The Merchants Steak and Grill in capital Palma for a real treat. Under the watchful eye of skilled chef Stephen Sullivan, the fare here is a mix of the finest grilled meats and fresh seafood. The rock oysters with lemon, tabasco and shallot vinegar are divine, the tender Irish Angus fillet steak is superb, and vegans are satisfied with the cauliflower steak with capers and red pepper pesto.
Looking for a lovely spot to sip a kir royale or sangria while you watch the sunset with someone special? The Sky Bar at Hotel Hostal Cuba is a sweet spot set on the hotel’s rooftop terrace. Enjoy mingling with the chic crowd as you take in panoramic views of the Bay of Palma.
With such a terrific topography, this is a create place to explore on four wheels, so if you’re up for an adventure, hire a car in Majorca with Enjoy Travel and hit the road. One of the most amazing routes takes you across the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO world heritage site which hosts vibrant towns like Valldemossa and unique viewpoints like Sa Foradada ̶ a landmark rock with a hole in it through which you can see marvellous Mediterranean views.