next island holiday in sunny Mallorca, Balearic Islands
There is nothing quite like
an island holiday - your own spot in the sunshine, surrounded by the sparkling
sea, golden sands and glorious views. While the Caribbean might not
always be within your reach, if you live in the UK or Europe, the Balearic
Islands are a dream come true for your next island holiday.
|Separate from the Spanish
mainland, the four most well known Balearic Islands are Ibiza, Formentera,
Mallorca and Menorca. Each island has a distinct character of its
own, with Ibiza being one of the more trendy resorts, famous for its great
nightlife. Formentera and Menorca are smaller and quieter islands
with their own many charms, and then there is Mallorca, the largest, and
possibly the best-known of them all.
Mallorca, dubbed Majorca
by the British, has so much to offer. You have the large modern city
life in Palma, the capital, as well as wonderful picturesque and traditional
small towns dotted around the island. Whether you stay on the coast
or inland, you are always within easy reach of those sandy beaches and
endless sea views too.
The following are just a
few of the lovely little towns, well worth the visit on your Mallorca tour
- with a range of destinations from down at the beach to the charming interior
of the island.
Pollensa - originally
a fishing village, the town still retains the time-old tradition of the
evening paseo or stroll. Imagine walking along the beachfront and
into the sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay in the town, all set off by a stunning
backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. Stop for a glass
of wine along the way, or enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine on the beachfront
as the sun sets.
|Lloseta - this
little town is situated on the eastern side of Mallorca,
nestled between the Tramuntana mountain range and the plain. With
the mountain views and the diversity of colours on the plain, Lloseta is
situated in one of the island's most attractive regions. A number
of lovely hotels and bed & breakfasts are available in the town and
shopaholics will have a treat browsing the local handicrafts. Choose
from pottery, cloth, footwear, glass and wine for the ideal gifts to take
home from your holiday.
Binibona - right in
the heartland of northern Mallorca is an undiscovered little treasure -
the perfect location for a great holiday break. Relax in the clean
mountain air, breathe in the scent of jasmine and rosemary plants and stroll
in the tranquil olive groves. The only sounds you will hear are the
sheep bells, gently chiming in the distance and the twittering birds.
If this sounds too quiet
for your tastes, bear in mind that within a short drive, you will arrive
at some of the islands most spectacular beaches and you can explore many
unspoiled villages in the area. Enjoy the local cuisine in comfort
and if you crave the big city life, Palma is a mere 40 minutes drive away
There are so many attractive
locations on the island Mallorca, you will be drawn back time after time
for a refreshing and renewing holiday stay. And, as always with Spanish
destinations, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation.
Choose from modern to traditional hotels, resorts and small, charming bed
If wanting to be a little
more independent, there is a great choice of holiday rental apartments
and self-catering villas
in Mallorca for that home-away-from-home experience. Browse the markets
for fresh locally-grown fruit and vegetables, purchase some fresh meat
from the butcher, buy the catch of the day at the local fish shop and visit
the stores for a great bottle of local wine. Simply live it up like
a Majorcian - you might find you never want to leave!