The rural charm of Deià
The enchant of Mallorca’s Villages lies in the details. Get lost in the narrow streets and you will find beauty around every corner. Deià is a true jewel: spend some times there to breath the true essence of the island, hidden between cobble stones and palm trees sweeping in the wind.
Among the many irresistible gastronomical highlights of the island make sure to get a taste of Sórrel’s oranges and lemons. The harvesting season starts in January but excellent products, like bitter orange marmalade, are sold throughout the year.
Illetes city escape
On the doorstep of the capital city, Illetas offers one of the nicest and cleanest beaches in the bay of Palma. Relax on its golden sands for a quick city escape or lounge in the sun in one of the clubs on the seaside.
Cassai Beach House
When it comes to food and drinks, Mallorca won’t deceive you. At Cassai Beach House you can enjoy a fabulous meal in an incredible setting. Once a traditional fisherman-house, the restaurant went through a modern makeover and is now an avant-garde culinary spot in Mediterranean style. www.cassaibeachhouse.com
Canyamel: Off the beaten track
On the north-east coast of the island lies the small sheltered resort of Canyamel. Even if the main attraction is the gold sand beach, which you might be lucky enough to have all for yourself, the charm of this fairly remote area lies in the undeveloped countryside, surrounded by natural pine forests and olive groves and outside the mass-tourist circuits.
Walk your way to beauty
Best way to discover Mallorca is on foot. Get lost on one of the many small paths and find your secret spot on the island. One of our favourite is the walking path from Sóller to the Cap Gros Lighthouse, with breath-taking views on the bay. Plan your trip on http://www.walkingmallorca.co.uk/
Charming Port de Sóller
Offering both the best of magnificent mountain scenery and pristine sea, Port de Sóller stunning horseshoe harbour is well worth a visit. Start a boat trip to one of the hidden coves along the coastline or take the 1913 tramway running along the beachside road.
Ca’s Xorc Boutique Hotel
Stop in this enchanting hotel on the West Coast of Mallorca for a dip into luxury in authentic Mediterranean style. The infinity pool alone is worth a stay, but the jewel is the terrace, surrounded by 100-years old olive trees and breath-taking views on the Tramuntana Mountains. (www.casxorc.com)
Island Colours and Flavours
For an all-natural gastronomical experience head to one of the many weekly markets, where locals sell the freshest products to excellent prices. The choice on fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat and a huge variety of delicious treats is overwhelming. Bon profit!