It is only a short hop-and -skip from leaving Palma airport to a sitting in beach bar refreshment drink in hand. The beach bars are no secret! Assaona, minutes from the centre of Palma, offers magical Mallorcan cuisine, views of the Mediterranean on one side and views of the Cathedral on the other. This spot sets the tone for the Island – beauty and diversity. Around every corner there are new sights - life feels like it just gets better and better. Seaside paths link the golden sands to the Marina just made for strolling or cycling to the next delightful bar or restaurant.
If you have the chance to head out on a little adventure while on the island, then do! The topography is breath-taking. Costal roads from Estellencs to Port de Sóller, Port de Pollença to Can Picafort in the northern most part of the Island and Es Trenc passing Es Caragol beach to the Ses Salines Lighthouse make for divine drives and/or smile-raising-cycles. A little trip out for some beach volleyball, an expedition into the hills for some sport climbing or a day hanging around on the cliff deep water soloing, there isn’t a square meter of the Island that will let you down.
My Top Tips and Tricks
Early season is best - April and May. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. 20°C - 26°C will keep everyone happy, of course being in Spain you will never be too far away from a cold Estrella or a refreshing G&T.
Bring or hire a bike, if you’re an avid cyclist, then box or bag up your noble steed and bring it with you, don’t worry about a climbing cassette there is a health respect for gradient through the hills. If you’re not a crazy hill climber or don’t fancy lugging your bike bag through and airport, then hire a local machine and take it for a spin along the coast.
Eat out - there is amazing, reasonably priced food on every corner.
2 weeks are better than 1.
Wear sun cream.
Hire a car (from a reputable source - we can help with this).
Take a hat.
Try the olives.