Guide to Mallorca: Best Hotels, Beaches & Restaurants

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  • Spain

  • Mallorca

  • Babymoons

  • Beaches

  • Couples Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Wellness Travel

  • Coastal

  • Outdoors

  • Local Culture

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Curator’s statement

120 miles off the coast of Spain is the beautiful, mountainous island of Mallorca. Travelers can enjoy all the island has to offer, from exploring storybook towns set high in the mountains to hopping from beach to beach and swimming in the gorgeous turquoise water. Mallorca is accessible from most European hubs making it a popular vacation destination or a weekend stay tacked onto a longer trip. I'm getting married here and I couldn't imagine a better, more romantic setting for a getaway!

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Where to stay in Mallorca

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Things to do in Mallorca

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Beach Hop - Cala d'Or is an easy-going beach area that is known for its turquoise water, natural coves and pine tree landscape. It is also located in a town with several restaurants, shops, pubs and bars to enjoy after soaking up the sun. For more of a local vibe, check out Cala Llombards.

Explore Palma - Wander around Old Town and marvel at the beautiful buildings and the Cathedral. If shopping is your love language, go to Paseo El Borne for all your luxury needs - this is also the best place to people watch over a coffee or long lunch with drinks. Speaking of food and drinks, sign up for a cooking class in Palma and make tapas and maybe some new friends.

Visit Deia - If you're not already staying in Deia at the Belmond, this is a must for a day trip. This village clings to the mountainside as if it was meant to be there. The village is covered in pink bougainvillea and there is no shortage of artisan shops. Make sure you pop into El Olivo for a candlelight dinner watching the sunset to end the night.

Wine Tasting - Of course, mainland Spain is known for their wines, but Mallorca is home to many boutique wineries. A few I recommend are Bodegas Ribas (the oldest winery on the island) and Vins Miguel Gelabert.

Boat day - The best way to see the whole island is by sea. Charter a catamaran or a small yacht, enjoy lunch and drinks on the water and take in the island from a new point of view. The swimming isn't so bad either!

Places to eat & drink in Mallorca

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Ca’s Patro March - Picturesque waterside restaurant in Cala Deia, known for fresh seafood. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, bring cash and leave plenty of time to get down the hill (fair warning - its a bit of a hike)

Neni - Restaurant located on the rooftop terrace of the Bikini Hotel in Port de Soller. Israeli-Oriental fusion cuisine is enjoyed in a casual atmosphere with long communal tables. Reservations recommended

Sea Club Cap Rocat - Beautiful setting located at a hotel with spectacular sea views. Relaxed Mediterranean cuisine. Reservations recommended.

De Tokio a Lima - Japanese, Peruvian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine located in the heart of Palma. Romantic setting and amazing food!

Fera - Sophisticated Mediterranean-Asian fusion fare & tasting menus. Be sure to make reservations.

Cassai Beach House - Charming setting and breathtaking sea view spot near the southern beaches to enjoy modern Mediterranean cuisine.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Mallorca.