Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and it is perhaps one of the ‘world´s best kept secrets’
Mallorca has something to offer everyone
Mallorca has stayed true to its heritage and everywhere you visit you will see examples of its traditions and its ‘old ways’ running peacefully alongside a faster modern lifestyle. It is still not unusual to see someone drawing water from a well outside one of its traditional stone built homes. Many of these historic buildings have been lovingly restored using traditional building techniques to make attractive family homes.
Mallorca has something to offer everyone whether it be to explore its rich history and beautiful countryside, to enjoy its many superb restaurants, to play golf or other sports activities, to enjoy its fantastic nightlife or simply to lay by the pool or on one of its many gorgeous beaches. Quite simply it is a perfect holiday destination.
Every year the island warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world, from the UK, Germany, Scandanavia, France, Switzerland, Ireland and Russia. It has a thriving multinational community, many of whom have fallen in love with the way of life and have become home owners. Although it is useful to speak some Spanish, it is not essential as English or German is spoken by most people on the Island.
The Island has a warm climate with around 300 days of sunshine annually and it is possible to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, sailing or cycling all year round
The winters are mild and the summers are generally not too hot, apart from July and August when temperatures can reach into the 30´s. The months of September and October are beautifully warm without being too hot and it is possible to sunbathe often well into November and even December. January is normally the coldest month with temperatures around 14 degrees.
However it is not long before Spring arrives and a highlight every year is the blossoming of the Island´s Almond Trees that grow naturally everywhere, covering the countryside in wonderful pink and white flowers from February onwards.
The Island has a thriving restaurant scene and has some truly unforgettable places to eat in stunning locations. It caters for all tastes and budgets and offers an amazing range of international food ranging from traditional Mallorcan dishes, local seafood, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese and boasts several Michelin starred restaurants.
For avid sightseers there are so many fascinating places to visit it is impossible to mention them all. Lluc Monastery is the island’s most sacred site and is set in a spectacularly beautiful location in the Tramuntana Mountains surrounded by oak and pine forest land.- Clive and Sarah Bowers -
The capital city Palma has a rich mixture of history, architecture, culture and nightlife. It also has a sizeable port and attractive marina.
It is easy to explore its charming narrow streets on foot or for those of you preferring a more relaxed pace, you can hop onto one of the city’s many Sightseeing Buses or perhaps a Horse Drawn Carriage that will highlight all the attractions along the route and tell you about its rich history and culture.
For those of you who are ‘shop-a-holic’s’ Palma boasts some top brand stores and many stylish boutiques. There are also a wide array of fantastic restaurants, cafés and bars – many with outside tables so that you can continue to soak up the city’s unique atmosphere.
Other sightseeing ‘musts’ are Palma Cathedral and the14th century hilltop Bellver Castle. Near the Bay of Palma you will also find the acclaimed Palma Aquarium.
Sports and leisure
For sports and leisure enthusiast´s the Island has fantastic facilities geared to every activity including 23 professional golf courses and 20 marinas situated around the coast. The Tramuntana Mountains are a real paradise for walkers and hikers and can be explored with local guides or on your own. In recent years Mallorca has experienced a cycling boom and the local government has an active policy to improve routes for cyclers and some of the most spectacular and peaceful journeys can be enjoyed in the centre of the island. Water sports are a favourite and Pollensa in the north and Can Pastilla in the south have some of the finest windsurfing and kitesurfing facilities. The Southwest and the Northeast are famous for snorkelling and diving. For those who are even more adventurous, activities such as hang-gliding, canyoning, caving or quad bike excursions are also available.
If any of the above are of interest to you please let us know and we will be pleased to arrange these on your behalf.