Why book a villa holiday in Mallorca
The magic of Mallorca
Most people will have heard of this island, whether you know it as Mallorca or Majorca, the largest of the Balearic islands, this beautiful island makes a perfect holiday destination for families, couples or friends. Whether it is a quiet rural experience you are looking for or a more thrill seeking adventure the diversity of Mallorca provides a magical destination for one and all.
So what makes Mallorca so diverse? If you prefer resort based holidays then there are plenty to choose from in Mallorca and you will have a good choice of villas and hotels spanning all budgets. Far from being just about resort holidays, Mallorca has many charming historic towns and mountainous regions which make spectacular hiking territory, attracting hiking enthusiasts each year. Along with gorgeous bays and beaches that provide a playground for a variety of water- sports pursuits. For something more cosmopolitan then the capital city of Palma is awash with history and culture and mixes a modern sophistication with a deep history dating back to Roman times – a popular city break destination.
Getting away and enjoying a change of scenery is (for me!) one of the greatest joys of a holiday, I love to explore and walking or cycling with my family is a great way to embrace the hidden beauty that many destinations offer to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soak up some seriously breath-taking scenery. So let’s take a look at why so many holiday makers choose to explore the landscapes of Mallorca.
A popular attraction is the monastery Santuari de Lluc which dates back to the 13th century and is famous for its choir school. The Blauets choir is renowned worldwide and dates back to the 16th Century and hearing the resident boys and girls of the choir sing is an experience to behold.
Serra de Tramuntana is awe inspiring and is the highest mountain of the Balearic Islands and is a UNESCO world heritage site magnificently spanning the length of Mallorca’s north coast. Gentle pine covered slopes have walking and hiking trails along which you can lose yourself amongst the scents of Rosemary and other wild herbs and flora, mountain goats and sheep. Amongst these slopes are quaint villages with brightly coloured houses creating the most picturesque views.
Perhaps you will want to experience the mountains and spectacular views by car? The C710 road from Soller to Lluc is sure to take your breath away, but it’s not for the fainthearted!
Serra LLevant, in the North East, is a smaller mountain range and natural park. There are eight main trails of varying distances through the park. You can enjoy coastal views with some of the trails leading to beach areas. If the skies are clear you can often enjoy views across the Mediterranean to Menorca.
Life’s a beach…
If you are looking for a family beach holiday but perhaps somewhere a little less “touristy” without the noise and bright lights but still with good amenities and activities to keep all members of the family happy than take a look at Puerto de Pollensa. One of Mallorca’ smaller resorts and originally a fishing village this resort has a variety of flavours: beaches with golden sands; a picturesque marina with many luxury yachts to be admired; the old town which is a joy to meander through the narrow old streets; browse the market that is held each Wednesday in the main square where you will find a variety of local produce.
Puerto de Pollensa is mostly pedestrianized so safe for strolling around with younger children and there are many restaurants to choose from with a relaxed welcoming atmosphere so young families need not be deterred from dining out. All this set in the shelter of a beautiful bay with the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains providing a dramatic back drop.
There are one hundred and seventy beaches in Mallorca so you will have plenty to choose from if you are looking for some fun in the water. The bays of Palma and Alcudia are popular with windsurfers, Mallorca has several dive sites suitable for all levels of divers Illa del Sec in the southwest and Cove den Geroni are both highly recommended. Snorkelling is very popular from many of the bays and beaches around the coast or you could book a boat trip to admire the vibrant sea life further out at sea.
Formentor Beach - Some luxury beachfront villas are available for rent here
Top tips for must do and see list…
Admire the mountains and beautiful landscapes between Palma and the small mountain town of Soller on a delightful train journey along the Soller railway which has been running since 1912. For more information see www.trendesoller.com
Deia on the west coast of Mallorca is a charming village and it is not surprising the famous poet Robert Graves choose to make his home here; a true oasis of peace and tranquillity Deia has attracted many artists and musicians over the years. Throughout the year there are many festivals held here and also resident are art galleries and gift shops along with an Archaeological museum.
Take a short boat trip and discover Cabrera Island, abundant with birdlife and visit the 14th century castle.
My journey into Mallorca has been short and I hoped to highlight just a few of the many attractions and sights of the gorgeous Mallorca, this island really has something for everyone. The flight is short from the UK and so therefore economical, also little ones won’t get bored and no jet leg to suffer! We have some fabulous accommodation to choose from and foodies will not be disappointed with several Michelin starred restaurants to choose from. Generally you will enjoy great food made from fresh local produce, great Spanish wines and welcoming hospitality. What’s not to like?!
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