Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and underrated islands in Spain. It is an island where the dreamers come to dream and where holidaymakers who live in colder countries flock to in search of some sea, sun and fun. We often read of places like Marbella and Barcelona being the number one tourist destinations in Spain and whilst this may be true, those who are looking for a quieter break away and an opportunity to reconnect with nature should definitely visit Mallorca on their next holiday. Here are the top 5 reasons why Mallorca is without question of a doubt the place to be.
- Stunning Beaches
There are some absolutely beautiful beaches and secret coves to be found around the island of Mallorca. And whats more, there is something for everyone. If you are taking a holiday as a family, then you can find plenty of white sandy stretches of shoreline, where the water is warm enough and shallow enough for the little ones to play whilst the parents enjoy a glass or two of Sangria in one of the plentiful beachside chiringuitos. Mallorca is not just a place for summer- as early as March temperatures can reach 25 degrees, which is ideal if you want to take advantage of the copious amounts of daily flights entering and leaving Palma airport each day. The best beaches that cater to all ages and tastes are Cala Agulla in the north east of the Island, Cala Mondrago- which is a must visit for families and Es Trenc- Mallorca´s most famous beach offering 2 kilometres of unspoilt fine white sand and crystalline waters.
2. The Food
The island is a gastronomic gold mine and each part of it offers something different and delicious. Of course, the capital city of Palma will have a wider selection of choice for you to pick from, but the lesser known tourist areas give you the opportunity to sample some local wares at bargain prices. The local dishes make full use of delicious local almonds, olives, walnuts, and the local tomato called Ramallet which is native to the island. The whole island is rich in vegetables, so obviously vegetarians are well catered for.
3. Luxury Accommodation At Bargain Prices
Whilst it is true that Mallorca is a popular tourist destination, there are still some absolute bargains to be found when it comes to self catering accommodation, especially outside of the peak season months. For example, Marriott’s Son Antem boasts stunning townhouse villas nestled around a world class golf course complete with a luxurious spa and on site amenities like restaurants and activities. We often have discounts of up to 70% on rentals at Marriott’s Son Antem, so be sure to contact us with your enquiries.
Much more than just a visually appealing place, Mallorca is rich in culture and steeped in history. From the famous landmarks such as churches and castles, to secret pirate coves- if you are a culture buff who is less keen on spending hours on end lazing on the beach in the sun, then you will never be far from an interesting sight on the island.
Yes, it’s true that if you want to experience the finest dining and nightlife in the trendiest hotspots on the islands, you will have to part with quite a bit of money. However, if you are looking to experience the free natural beauty of Mallorca such as the beaches, monuments and gorgeous countryside, then visiting Mallorca can actually be an extremely budget friendly experience. For food, there are many local family run restaurants scattered around, where you can indulge in local delicacies at budget prices. Flights from London and other major european airports can cost as little as 25 euros, so if you plan ahead, you can look forward to taking advantage of conserving your hard earned pennies and still have a wonderful time away.