What a great decision to pack my hiking shoes at the last minute instead of bringing just my slippers when I was going to Mallorca. Just a couple of kilometres to a viewpoint at cap de Formentor. I had been promised a stunning view from there and when I arrived, I could only feast my eyes. The water was glistening in the sunlight and I could even see the island of Menorca in the distance! I took a moment to catch my breath after the hike and realised how versatile this member of the Balearic Islands in Spain really is. There’s something new and unique to discover every day; typical for Spain. Mallorca is one of my favourite places to explore.
My most memorable discoveries on this Mediterranean island came in all shapes and sizes. I've found luxury hotels with wellness facilities as well as authentic fincas. And for a family-friendly stay on Mallorca, why not try a stylish apartment or a cosy holiday home. Mallorca is also a great destination for a honeymoon, I can recommend a couple of romantic locations to immerse yourselves into the island lifestyle.
My small-scale discoveries on the Spanish islands tend to have limited rooms available. Be sure to book your flying holiday to Mallorca in time. Are you looking for inspiration for your next sun holiday? Check out my latest discoveries or last minutes to Mallorca.
Good to know: my flying holidays to Mallorca include a rental car and a place to stay.
A fly & drive holiday on Mallorca means enjoying a wealth of small sandy beaches, the azure sea, thousands of olive and almond trees and quiet towns where time seems to have stopped centuries ago. I like to hit the road in my rental car and spend my week away from home exploring as much as possible. I love to stroll around the capital, Palma de Mallorca and marvel at all the historic buildings there. And whenever I want to do some hiking, I head out to the Tramuntana mountains where steep cliffs tower over the unspoiled natural environment. The views on your way up are well worth the climb! At the end of the day, you'll return to the holiday home feeling satisfied and ready for a well-deserved glass of sangria.
I also highly recommend the pearly white beaches, gorgeous blue sea and idyllic bays of Mallorca for a sun holiday. Cala Varques is my favourite. Surrounded by nothing but peace and quiet, this unspoiled beach is a perfect place to unwind. This was the second time that my hiking shoes served me well. A 15-minute hike took me to this absolute gem. A white sandy beach surrounded by green forests, steep cliffs and a beautiful sea. My beach holiday on Mallorca was complete. There are also lots of pebble beaches. Tourists tend to avoid them despite the fact that they are just as beautiful as their sandy counterparts.
When I'm island hopping on Ibiza fish always plays an important role. On Mallorca however, the extensive cuisine always surprises me. Try their ensaimadas for breakfast. When it comes to starting my day on Mallorca, this sweet pastry is an absolute favourite. There are plenty of delicacies to try for lunch as well, such as pa’amb oli (bread with olive oil and sometimes with ham or cheese) or sobrasada (raw sausage). And many options for the main course, from vegetarian dishes to fish and meat. Definitely try tumbet when you see it on the menu. Or arroz brut if you like game.
Summers on Mallorca are amazing, making it a perfect destination for a small-scale holiday by the sea! Mallorca has warm summers with lots of sun, a pleasant late summer and mild winters with barely any frost at all. The mountainous areas of Mallorca have a cooler and wetter climate. In winter, snow may also occasionally cover the mountain tops. The average winter temperature is around 15 degrees and in the summer it can reach 30 degrees or more.