An island of infinite variety, culture and charm.
Deia Sóller Port de Sóller Fornalutx
In the west of the island you’ll find some of the most spectacular scenery the Mediterranean has to
offer. The steep Jurassic Serra de Tramuntana range soars along the coast, skirted by olive and
citrus groves, and some of Mallorca’s loveliest towns and villages.
Home to the coastal village of Deia and its famous Cala. The traditional town of Soller with its vintage tram that takes you to its namesake the Port of Soller and the prettiest village in Spain, Fornalutx. This corner of the island offers those looking for a second home on the island something truly magical. To discover more about the region, click on the village and town links above or follow the link below.
With its traditional green-shuttered, honey-coloured houses, this small, coastal village is one of the prettiest on the island. Seated in a steep valley at the foot of the Teix mountain, with stunning views across the Mediterranean, Deya’s ever-changing ambience has long been a magnet for artists, writers, poets and actors. Part of a World Heritage Site, long summer days are spent exploring small calas along the waterfront followed by fresh paella at Ca’s Patro March, while evenings can be spent at the Michelin-starred Es Raco des Teix or one of the other intimate eateries, before moving on to enjoy an always unpredictable but fabulous late night at SA Fonda.
Set in a lush valley of orange groves between the mountains and the sea sits the traditional town of Sóller. Its family-friendly environment and atmosphere, cobbled streets, delightful citrus groves and beautiful architecture capture every imagination. Take a basket and wander around the fresh produce market or take a seat and watch the world go by at one of the many cafes, bars and bistros in the stunning main square, Placa Constitucio. And when you fancy some sea air, jump on the vintage tram which will take you to the port. For the more energetic, put your hiking boots on or climb on a bike and head for the many walking and cycling trails up to the mountains, grabbing one of Sóller’s delicious ice creams along the way.
A couple of miles away from its namesake is Port de Sóller, is a picturesque little village surrounding a horseshoe bay with the Tramuntana mountains to one side and two long white sand beaches to the other. Walk down to Santa Catalina, the older part of the Port, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Kingfisher restaurant (try the Sóller prawns). Or on Sundays, treat yourself to the delectable breakfast with a view at the Espléndido Hotel. Afterwards, we recommend going for a stroll up to Jumeriah Hotel where the open sea views are simply out of this world, for a well-deserved cocktail and one of the best sunsets you’re ever likely to see.
Hidden away at the top of the Sóller Valley and deep within the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Fornalutx is voted the prettiest village in Spain year after year. With its traditional honey-coloured stone buildings, red-tiled roofs, and cobbled narrow streets lined with terracotta pots, it has an almost magical quality - this is untouched traditional Mallorca at its finest. Protected by UNESCO, as is the entire west coast, Fornalutx is an ideal stop for walking or cycling tours, or you can while away the afternoon in one of its sun-drenched cafes or bougainvillaea-covered restaurant terraces, overlooking the beautiful olive and orange groves.
Pollensa Port Pollensa Formentor Alacanada
The north of the island is a fresh, fertile, colourful region where the soaring mountain peaks drop
into the sea and activity-filled beaches sit peacefully alongside breath-taking views and unspoilt
towns and villages full of character.
Families have been seeking their second homes in the north of Mallorca for decades. Filled with ancient towns, never ending golden beaches, tranquil blue waters, dramatic coastlines, world famous golf courses and sublime eateries. This region has everything on offer for those looking to purchase their second home on the island. To discover more click on the village and town links above or follow the link below.
With its natural stone houses, narrow streets and renowned Calvari Steps, the ancient town of Pollensa in the rural north-west of the island has immediate charm. Tucked between two hills at the eastern end of the Serra de Tramuntana, its characterful lanes and intimate squares are best explored on foot. You’ll never grow tired of the art galleries, boutique shops, delis and wineries, and in particular, the Sunday market. It’s as if you’ve stepped back in time, with locals catching up with friends and stallholders as they pick up their flowers, fruit and vegetables, bread, butifarron, sobrassda and cheese. In the evening, Pollensa comes alive, buzzing with locals and visitors alike - no better place to spend an evening for a special meal or a bit of late-night shopping.
Nestled in a horseshoe bay and surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty, Port de Pollensa’s never-ending golden-sand beaches, tranquil blue waters, pavement cafes and pedestrianised streets make it a favourite with families. Enjoy lunches while dipping your feet into the water at Cappucino and take in the views of the stunning La Fortaleza, location for the award-winning BBC drama The Night Manager. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take advantage of the watersports on offer including kite-surfing and paddle-boarding. True to its nautical roots, the town boasts an impressive and vibrant marina bounded by a beautiful promenade - ideal for an evening stroll. Or if you’re looking for something a little more romantic, you’ll never get tired of the Pine Walk.
Without doubt, Formentor and the razor-edge cliffs of Cap de Formentor provide the most dramatic stretch of coastline in Mallorca. It has a long had an air of discrete exclusivity about it. Over the years, its idyllic beauty and secluded privacy have attracted wealthy island lovers including Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and her husband Rainier, Prince of Monaco. It still retains an aura of charm and sophistication, particularly the Formentor Hotel, where you can recline, drink in hand, and marvel at the views across the bay. Formentor is also a haven for walkers, cyclists and explorers, its steep roads and pathways made all the easier by the lush scenery and spectacular views on offer.
Alcanada, or Aucanada, is the name of the coastline extending from the harbour at Port d’Alcúdia on the La Victoria peninsula, and the perfect destination if you’re looking to escape from the hubbub of the towns. Just a short nine-iron away, meet friends for a relaxing game of golf at the world-famous Club de Golf Alcanada, considered by many to be the best course on Mallorca. After a drink in the clubhouse bar, head over to the luxurious La Terraza for its sublime setting and seafood menu.
Old Town Santa Catalina Portixol
Located in the south, Mallorca’s capital, Palma is a city of colour, drama, style and intrigue. The
‘pearl of the Mediterranean’ offers a relaxed cosmopolitan lifestyle and a melting pot of diversity
and distraction all year round.
Palma breaks down into three main districts, that as a combination offer a complete package of sophistication, tranquillity and cool to anyone looking to purchase a second home on the island. All accessible to one another by foot, Portixol offers a clean sandy beach and endless waterfront restaurants. Santa Catalina has a village ambience, a renowned market and fantastic bars and cafes. The beautiful Old Town is home to the island's most iconic building, its Gothic Church, La Seu. To discover more about the region, click on the village and town links above or follow the link below.
The popular Old Town (Casco Antiquo) is bursting with life - where trendy restaurants, intimate cafes and a wide range of boutiques sit comfortably next to magnificent architecture, ancient passageways and historic monuments. As you get to know your way around, picking up a morning coffee and traditional ensaimada from one of the many cafes will become second nature. With its maze of medieval cobbled streets and beautiful hidden squares, it’s best to follow your nose, and go with the flow. Come the evening, the Old Town takes on a life of its own and you’ll be ready for a cocktail at Placa del Mercat or dinner at the Tast Club.
Just a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral is the vibrant district of Santa Catalina. With the ambience of a village, this is the hippest part of the island. Traditional balconied townhouses are painted in cheerful colours abound, mingling with restaurants, bars and eclectic shops including a fabulous indoor food market where locals hang out with yogis and artists. As the sun goes down, Santa Catalina comes to life as the bars and restaurants open their doors. You’ll find everything here from rooftop terrace lounges to late-night clubs. There are so many fantastic restaurants to try in Santa Catalina, it’s impossible to recommend one - but to start you off, Mercat de Santa Catalina is renowned for its sublime tapas and everyone has to try the pure and unmistakable world flavours of The Duke at least once, if not more.
A popular sea-front suburb of the capital, Portixol has become one of Palma’s coolest hang-outs and romantic rendezvous. With its boardwalk, promenade, clean sandy beaches, impressive marina and mix of smart restaurants and bohemian bars, it has a free-spirited atmosphere. Enjoy endless Sundays having lunch on the sands at Assanoa Beach Club, soak up plenty of cocktails watching the sun go down at boutique Hotel Portixol and take your pick of traditional restaurants dotted along the seafront.
Port de Portals Bendinat Port d’Andratx
Stretching from Palma de Mallorca up to Puerto Andratx, the south-west of the island offers the mix
of traditional Mallorcan mountain villages and exclusive marinas that make this region of the island
so attractive and sought after.
The South West stretch of coast is arguably the most famous on the island and offers those looking for a second home here on Mallorca life at its finest. The glamour of Puerto Portals and its boating heaven. The seclusion and elegance of neighbouring Bendinat or the most beautiful harbour in the Mediterranean Port Andratx. Choose any of the three as your new second home and you can indulge in everything. To discover more about the region, click on the village and town links above or follow the link below.
With its chic marina, beach clubs, glamorous bars, sumptuous restaurants and luxury boutiques, Port de Portals is one of the most coveted spots on the island. It’s not that big - you can walk from one end to the other in five minutes - but size doesn’t matter unless you’re talking yacht size. Whether you want to talk boats, admire boats or moor your own, Port de Portals is boating heaven. Next to the marina is the main stretch of beach (Oratori Beach or Platja de l'Oratori), sheltered with golden sands and calm waters. For some retail therapy, there are a host of shops selling designer labels and boutique brands. There’s a wide range of portside restaurants to choose from, offering a fine selection of menus throughout the day. And once you’ve discovered the burgers from Wellies there’ll be no looking back.
Developed by renowned French architect, François Spoerry, modern Bendinat is a town just west of Palma. For a location so close to the buzz of the capital, Bendinat oozes seclusion, quiet and luxury. The town is bordered by natural parkland to the north and a number of small hidden beaches to the south, each with soft sand and clear waters. Whether you want to relax at Puro Beach or play in 18 holes at the Royal Bendinat Golf Course, the day will flow gently into the night with a booking at any number of the local eateries including the highly-rated La Terrazas de Bendinat. Here, sitting on its beautiful terrace, you can indulge in fine dining while looking directly over the Mediterranean.
The town of Port d’Andratx enjoys a picturesque setting, considered by many to be the most beautiful harbour in the Mediterranean. You’ll never grow tired of the views of Dragonera and the other stunning scenery this part of the coastline has to offer. Back on dry land, take a wander down to Cappucino, pull up a rocking chair and enjoy brunch or make your way to the port and buy some freshly caught fish for lunch or dinner. Alternatively, spend the day being waited on at the beach club at Gran Folies before dropping in to one of several fine waterside restaurants for dinner.
Porto Petro Porto Colom Santanyi Cala d’Or
Far away from the tourist hotspots, the south-east coast of Mallorca still retains the essence that
gave Mallorca its reputation as a relaxing paradise. With its fjord-like bays and countless sandy
coves, it is a paradise for beach lovers.
The traditional fishing villages of Porto Petro and Porto Colom retain their traditional charm and offer a tranquil air even in the height of summer. Santanyi famous for its gold stone architecture offers the region a hub with its weekly market. The best beaches on the island live here in this region and Cala Do’r offers people who are looking for their second home on the island, the ability to get in the water from the end of their garden. To discover more click on the village and town links above or follow the link below.
Porto Petro is a sleepy little fishing village in the district of Santanyi, nestling between Cala d’Or and the Parc Natural de Mondrago, which retains much of its traditional charm with colourful houses with authentic Mallorcan shutters. Mondrago Natural Park, one of the island’s top beauty spots, is just outside the village and a great way to spend your time. Swim between the two bays or go for a walk or cycle while you soak up the beautiful surroundings accompanied by some of the indigenous wildlife. And when it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice. Enjoy lunch from one of the cafes while you paddle your feet in the water or chill-out in one the bars overlooking the harbour.
Even in the height of summer, there’s a tranquil air to Porto Colom. One of the most attractive villages on the east coast, the fishing village retains much of its original charm with boats around the quay and pastel-coloured houses lining the waterfront, each with its own jetty. The village, which nestles around one of the largest, most sheltered bays on the island, is suitably primed with an assortment of terrific restaurants, bars and cafes. The most popular beach is the prestigious blue flag Cala Marcal which lies to the south of the marina. With soft sands, plenty of space and a gentle slope towards the sea, it’s ideal for families with small children. True to its seafaring foundations, the town has a highly regarded sailing school, Escola Nautica s’Algar, while the Mallorca Diving School offers PADI courses and guided dives around the beautiful calas, as well as kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkelling and cave exploration. Or, for the less adventurous, the village is home to the impressive course at Val d’Or Golf which provides panoramic views across the town and bay.
If you’re looking for the best beaches on the island, look no further than Santanyi. Within a 15-minute drive, you can choose from nine of Mallorca’s most ravishing coastline and finest beaches - Cala Santanyi, Cala d’Or, Porto Petro, Cala Figuera, Cala Mondrago, Cala Sa Nau, Cala des Moro & Cala S’Almonia, Cala Lombards and Es Trenc, known locally as the Caribbean of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by stunning natural scenery, aside from its beaches, the town is famous for its gold stone architecture, quaint cobbled streets, its majestic church and relaxed pace of life. You can sit and watch the world go by on one of the many terraces on the main square in front of the church. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days, where you’ll find all manner of local produce and a vibrant local atmosphere. Or for boutique shopping, head to Plaza Mayor and its showcase of designer labels. Santanyí is a food lovers paradise, with countless wonderful and interesting restaurants offering a diverse range of gastronomic pleasures, from German-style buffet breakfasts at Sa Botiga to French cuisine at L’Art de Vivre, elegant Mediterranean-Asian fusion dishes at Es Cantonet to Italian food at Baco.
With its calm waters, charming coves, sandy bays, family-friendly vibe, Cala d’Or has it all. Quaint cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses, intimate harbour and lengthy sunlight hours make it the perfect place to go with the flow. Life here is just easy. Young children can happily play outside, while older children can be left to their own devices while Mum and Dad enjoy some peace and quiet.. It’s safe and in Cala d’Or it’s natural. After a day at the beach and its perfect clear blue waters, take a wander down to the marina where the cuisine is amongst the finest the island has to offer. Enjoy dinner at Port Petit or any of the wonderful fresh fish restaurants, complete with a lively atmosphere and gorgeous views.