If you’re thinking about a holiday on the Spanish island of Majorca, here are my tips to help you decide which resort is best suited to you.
Palma is the capital of Majorca and if you’re looking for culture, history and local nightlife, the city will be perfect for you. There isn’t a beach in the city but it’s only around four kilometres to the beach at either Ca’n Pastilla or Cala Mayor. Palma is a good bet for a short break in low season.
If you’d like to do some walking, the town of Soller in the north west of the island is an ideal location. There are various grades of walks starting from fairly level walks along tarmac roads to more strenuous hikes in the mountains. It’s too hot in Summer for walking, so April to early June or late September to October are the best months to stay here. There’s a fair selection of cafes and restaurants around the town square but you’d probably get better value from staying on a half board basis in your hotel.
There’s a large sandy beach at nearby Puerto de Soller, which can be reached by tram from Soller.
If you’re looking for fun in the sun, head to Magaluf with its beautiful beach and more than 100 bars plus the famous BCM Planet Dance Club with guest DJs such as David Guetta, Pete Tong and Paul van Dyk. When we stayed in Magaluf we hired mopeds and spent most days out exploring the island.
This town lies in the north east of the island in a sheltered bay, ideal for swimming. If you’re looking for a quiet holiday this is a good choice. I thought that restaurants in Puerto de Pollensa offered excellent value for money when we visited in 2010.
Posted : Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 11:00
Karen Bryan is the founding editor of the UK based, multi author Europe a la Carte Blog which features Europe travel tips about the best places to visit in Europe.