Jet off To Mallorca This Season
26 June 2019
Mallorca is a favourite resort for some serious R&R.
Known for fabulous beaches, quiet coves, and Roman and Moorish history, you can have a wonderful relaxing yet cultural stay. Palma is a destination in its own right, with plenty of cultural, historic and gastronomic discoveries to enjoy. Situated right on the coast there’s chic nightlife, boutique shops and shady streets to enjoy an ice cream or two. Art lovers can peruse the numerous galleries - Joan Miró famously had a studio in Mallorca. And if music is more your thing – look out for the summer music festivals.
There are several markets in Palma – which trade in fresh foods, traditional items such as lace, farmers also trade livestock and give pony rides afterwards. Well worth a visit for some local flavour!
Cycling is big in Mallorca - there are plenty of hills for cyclists to conquer, or for the more sedate there is a 10 mile cycle path from Palma around the coast to S’Arenal.
Whether you are cycling or driving, a nice way to spend an afternoon is finding a restaurant with a view, where you can spend a lazy afternoon eating and drinking and watching the boats and bathers below.
The most spectacular stretch of Mallorcan coast is on the far side of the Tramuntana mountain range. The wild and rocky west coast offers stunning drives along clifftops through some of the island’s prettiest villages and resorts – Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller and Fornalutx. Stop for lunch, and access the pebbly coves such as Cala Tuent via zig zag roads and paths. You will be well rewarded with a private beach and inlet all to yourselves.
For walkers, footpaths weave between orange groves, hillside mansions, coves and peaks, so there’s never a dull stretch. Even in the height of summer, Mallorca’s rural centre remains quiet and is dotted with vineyards, tiny villages and farmhouses, or fincas, some converted into rustic retreats and excellent restaurants.