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Where to stay in Mallorca

Idyllic, idolised and truly inspiring, this Balearic beauty harbours much more than meets the eye. Proven to be one of the most popular isles in the Mediterranean (and rightfully so!) Mallorca has long been the destination on many holiday hotlists. Framed by sparkling sapphire seas, brimming with beautiful coves and a captivating coastline – it's not hard to see why! Move inland and the alluring charm doesn't stop there. Quaint hilltop villages peacefully perched among verdant rolling landscapes and majestic mountains offer a different kind of escape. Throw in a wonderfully warm, year-round, climate and you've got all the ingredients for a memorable Mallorcan getaway. Need some tips on where to stay? Let us offer a helping hand in making the best of your Balearic break.

Best Places to Stay in Mallorca

From quiet traditional towns to bustling harbourside resorts, Mallorca is a sumptuous slice of island living – whatever your preference! A quintessentially cool culture, historical heritage and endearing local life all come together to create an attraction that's irresistible!

Sweeping swathes of golden sands at Ca'n Picafort, Mallorca

If lazy chilled out days, sipping sangria on laidback beach promenades are your thing, Ca'n Picafort is the holiday destination for you. Sharing the same sweeping bay, soft golden sands and crystal clear waters as Alcudia, this northern beauty also offers splendid views of the rocky Cabo del Pinar headland. Here you'll find a much quieter, more relaxed, beach holiday.

From the seafront to the streets that lead into the centre of the town, there's a melting pot of café's, bars and restaurants dishing up hearty cuisines all through the day and night. From traditional Spanish sensations to more international fare such as Indian food, Chinese, and even the home comforts of a full English breakfast – the town caters to everyone. Great when you've got the whole family to please!

Just a stone's throw south from the resort, you can visit the S'Albufera Natural Park and its wonderful wetlands - perfect for bird watching & nature enthusiasts. If a slice of serenity is out of the question for your holiday itinerary then you have come to the right place! With keen bird-watchers flocking to this part of Mallorca to witness rare migrants from Montagu's harriers and Eleanora's falcons to breeding stonechats, moustached warblers and the long-eared owl – it's quite the attraction!

Luxury yachts line the marina in Cala D'or

Where champagne sands sit in chiselled beach coves and charming natural beauty is delivered by the bucket load, Cala D'or has become quite the sought after situate along Mallorca's south-eastern coast… and for all the right reasons! Evolving from a small traditional fishing village, this popular resort now boasts some of the best boutiques, bars and restaurants and emits a sophisticated vibe attracting those who are fond of the finer things in life.

At the heart of this star studded resort, you'll find the chic and upmarket marina where lavish and luxury yachts roll in from the scintillating shoreline, docking beside stylish Mediterranean eateries and pristine promenades. Fancy a cheeky tipple (or two)? Where better to enjoy a crisp, cocktail creation or a glass of your favourite white? High-life living at its finest!

For a little more privacy, this part of the island's coastline has many undisturbed coves, or 'calas' as they're known to locals, which are perfect just for two. So, grab your loved one, roll out a beach towel and cork a bottle of bubbly as you pitch your front row seat to watch the evening's prime time screening of the sun setting into the sea…

Candy-coloured residences line cobbled streets in Alcudia

With its sweeping sandy bay, big, bustling marina and animated resort – Alcudia has a vibrancy that's irresistible. With Mallorca harbouring over 60 pristine and prestigious Blue Flag beaches, where better to begin than on Playa d'Alcudia's gleaming golden sands? Stretching over 3.5km, this family friendly beach offers plenty of fun in the sun. With clear waters, and calm, gentle waves, Playa d'Alcudia has it all. Whether you're holidaying with tiny tots in tow, or in search of some thrilling water sports! If the whole family wants to get in on the action, then a trip to the local water park is sure to do the trick.

After a day of sun, sea and some special time with your nearest and dearest, you'll have probably worked up an appetite. Well you're in luck! Playa d'Acludia backs up to a long boardwalk lined by café's brimming with baked goods, rustic restaurants and tasty tapas bars, many of which are owned by locals. If you're one who leans towards delectable delights and fine dining then you can visit Port d'Alcudia, just a short walk away, which has a selection of fantastic restaurants with top tier chefs ready and waiting to serve some of their delicious delicacies. You'll be spoilt in your search for authentic Spanish living!

As the evenings draw close and bellies are suitably satisfied, you might be wondering where to let the rest of your evening take you. Just a short distance from the sea front things are just getting started! Wander around local night markets where friendly stall-owners display a range of souvenirs, trinkets, food and clothing, all sat amongst bars with beautiful terraces and cosy backyards. As you delve deeper into the narrow streets of Alcudia's Old Town you'll catch a glimpse of the majestic town wall which frames this bustling beauty. During summer months, the wall becomes quite the romantic setting where open-air concerts and theatrics are performed late into the night. Where the music ranges from melodies of medieval times to jiving jazz numbers, what better way to spend a balmy summer evening?

Calm, crystal-clear waters at the bay of Pollensa

Just a few miles inland from Mallorca's northern coast, where a warm buzz emits from local eateries and carefree café life, follow narrow cobbled streets that tell all about traditional, timeless tales from this ancient Roman Town. That's right…you've touched upon one of the island's most coveted towns – Pollensa. Whether you're looking to delve into Mallorca's medieval history, hike the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains or lap up the wishful waves along Puerto Pollensa's coast, there's plenty of reasons to let this postcard perfect town climb onto your holiday hit list.

Where better to start than in the heart of the action at Pollensa's Old Town? Wander down bustling streets bordered by quaint, quirky boutiques which have been carved out of the beautiful blonde-stone architecture. To see the square really come to life, a visit to the Sunday morning market should do the trick as locals showcase the best of the best from the island. Gentle aromas and bursts of colour waft their way around 300 stalls, where fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, olives and blooming flowers come together as a treat for the sights and the senses! After a morning of tantalising your taste buds and grazing over some of Mallorca's finest produce, it's time to discover what else Pollensa has to offer…

Calling all keen hikers and cyclists, you'll want to explore this tremendous Tramuntana terrain in all its gorgeous glory! With dramatic trails winding through forested hills that give way to barren crags and perfectly perched peaks – these climbs are more than worth the work. With mesmerising panoramas over the entire island, this blissful Balearic will be sure to capture your heart. For those not as active but not wanting to miss out – the coastal trails that run down to Puerto Pollensa's coastline don't disappoint. And for a closer look at the stunning seas views, grab your suncream, sunnies and pull up a sunlounger on the soft golden sands of Port de Pollensa Beach… heaven!

Things to do in Mallorca

Panoramic pathway extending across the peaks of the The Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

Beyond blissful Blue Flag beaches, serene sandy shores and captivating coastline, Mallorca has so much more to offer than first meets the eye. From its town centres teeming with culture and local life, majestic marinas offering a taste of high life living as well as being a centre point for all things thrilling – there's so much to do in Mallorca. Throw in a mountainous backdrop, historic highlights, endearing locals and you're in holiday heaven.

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