Sharon's trip to Majorca
By Sharon Menzies
I recently embarked on a sun-kissed adventure to the enchanting island of Majorca, where I got to enjoy pristine beaches, vibrant cities & charming villages steeped in history. There are plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered here! From quaint villages with a touch of history to buzzing cities with a nightlife that won't quit – our Majorca adventure was a rollercoaster of relaxation and exploration.
Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, beckons with its diverse landscapes, from pristine beaches and vibrant cities to charming villages steeped in history. It's a perfect blend of relaxing resorts & bustling tourist areas filled with things to see & do. We arrived at Palma, hired a car and drove to Valdemossa, where we stayed at the Mirabo Hotel for 2 nights. This hotel has only 9 rooms, so it's a very quiet & relaxing place. We drove around Deia, and from there we headed to Soller, where we stayed in the Eden Hotel for 1 night. The rooms here have fabulous views overlooking the port. We then drove to Santiayi and stayed an Hotel Can Ferrereta, a newly opened 5 star hotel for 4 nights. Santanyi is a lovely place with fantastic shops and restaurants. Every Wednesday there is a market in the square. Next we headed to Palma and stayed in Sant Francesc hotel, a 5 star hotel with a rooftop pool which was once an old Mallocan House.
What I Loved
I loved being able to visit so many different places around Majorca during my holiday, as I felt like I got to experience so much.
Activities & Places to See
- Visit La Seu Cathedral in Palma, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
- Explore the medieval architecture of Bellver Castle while you take in the panoramic views of the city and sea.
- See the UNESCO World Heritage site of Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range offers stunning landscapes, charming villages like Valldemossa and Deià, and excellent hiking and cycling trails.
- Wander through the narrow streets of Palma's Old Town, where you'll find hidden squares, quaint cafes, and a mix of architectural styles reflecting the city's rich history.
Shopping in Majorca is a delightful blend of tradition and modernity, offering a diverse range of experiences for avid shoppers. Palma, the capital, is a shopping haven filled with bustling markets, high-end boutiques, and charming alleyways where you can find restaurants, cafes and small local shops.
There are lots of beautiful beaches all over Majorca's stunning coastline. Some of the best include those found in Cala d'Or, Palma Novca, Port de Pollenca & Es Trenc.
Bars & Restaurants
There are plenty of amazing restaurants in Majorca which serve freshly caught seafood. One of my favourites that I visited in Soller was The Kingfisher. I'd highly recommend a visit if you;re in the area! There are loads of bars & pubs all over the island too, ranging from relaxed places to have a quiet drink in the evening to more lively nightclubs.