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Colorful beach sunrise in Mallorca

If you're looking for your next vacation destination, look no further than Mallorca! As a top hotspot for European vacationers, this Mediterranean paradise is known for its luxury resorts, serene beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Get ready to dive into this island getaway exploring crystal clear-waters, hidden caves, and wandering through its historic towns. We can't wait to share our favorite memories and recommendations to help you plan your Mediterranean vacation from our ultimate Mallorca travel guide!



How to Get to Mallorca


It's very easy to travel to Mallorca from the mainland by plane or ferry. Our 1-hour and 20-minute flight from Madrid's Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) was quick and simple. Another option is a scenic 5 to 7-hour ferry ride from Barcelona.


Getting Around Mallorca


If you are staying for more than a couple of days and plan to beach hop, renting a car is the best way to explore Mallorca. However, if you stay near Palma, you can easily get around by taxi or on foot. With more time in Mallorca, we would have opted for a rental car to explore more of the beaches.


Where to Stay in Mallorca


Palma

As the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma is a perfect area for sightseeing, luxury resorts, and shopping. Just minutes from the airport, Palma is a great place to stay for a quick trip to Mallorca.


The luxury Nixe Palace is a 5-star hotel situated on Cala Major Beach and near the heart of Palma. Our 2-night stay was filled with poolside drinks, enjoying our private terrace with beachfront views, and savoring their amazing breakfast.


Nestled within Palma's old town, the 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a renovated 19th-century mansion. Gardens, a rooftop terrace, and central location near restaurants and attractions make it an ideal spot.


Ses Saline

The charming town of Ses Saline offers local restaurants and shops. With a rental car you can explore nearby hiking and beaches.


This family-owned hotel is a great place for a relaxing getaway. Finca Hotel Rural Es Turn is an intimate resort with only 17 suites and offers a country club, restaurant, and spa.


Es Capdellà

Es Capdellà is a mountain village in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. This village is a 30-minute drive from Palma and a great place to enjoy nature and take in the breathtaking views.


The former 19th-century castle turned luxury hotel is located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana. Castell Son Claret offers two on-site restaurants, a spa, and outdoor pools for a relaxing retreat.


Deià

Deià is a coastal and artistic town with less than 1,000 residents. Deià is perfect for outdoor activities like exploring beaches, hiking, and cycling.


Located on the hillside, La Residencia treats guests to breathtaking views of the Serra de Tramuntana, three pools, and gardens throughout the property. This 5-star hotel offers a world-class spa, art installations, and an on-site restaurant.


Things to Do in Mallorca


Relax on the Many Beaches of Mallorca

Mallorca is known as the paradise of the Mediterranean with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. From resort beaches to secluded shores, you can explore some of the best beaches in the world. Beach hopping is a favorite activity among vacationers.


Explore Mallorca by Boat

A boat cruise off Palma's coast was one of our favorite experiences in Spain. Guided by Guillermo, we cruised from Palma bay to hidden coves with crystal water to swim and snorkel in. This 4-hour trip including snorkel gear, a tapas lunch, and drinks is a must-do in Mallorca.


Where to Eat in Mallorca


This innovative tapas restaurant is located in Palma. We loved their wine, cocktails, toasted bao buns with truffled burrata, patatas bravas, and hamachi tiradito.

Patatas bravas at Ombu Tapas & Cocktails in Mallorca

Ca'n Manolo Palma is a Mediterranean restaurant in Palma known for its Mallorcan-style grilled fish, paella, and seafood. Our favorites were the squid and the seafood paella. We loved eating dinner on their patio and this was one of our favorite restaurants in Spain. The service was amazing and they even gave us complimentary champagne!


The Ultimate Mallorca Travel Guide Takeaways


If you are looking for a vacation destination, Mallorca is a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. With a mix of local experiences and resorts, this would be a great honeymoon location as well!

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