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Often bypassed by holidaymakers heading for the beaches or mountains, Majorca’s capital city is a cultural delight and should have a place on every visitor’s to-do list.
The spectacular Roman Gothic cathedral dominates the skyline and is surrounded by a maze of shady streets lined with art galleries, souvenir shops and cosy tapas bars.
Shoppers will find their holiday heaven on Passeig del Born and adjacent Av de Jaume III, while those who like to watch the world go by can select any of the many bars or restaurants lining Paseo Maritimo and sip a cool drink while admiring the super-yachts coming and going from the marina.
These inter-linking resorts are two of the most popular with British holidaymakers, owing in part to their close proximity to Palma Airport but more importantly to their wide sandy beaches, huge choice of hotels and apartments and wealth of bars, restaurants and entertainment options.
The Calvia Beach area of Magaluf has seen extensive investment and revival in recent years and visitors to the blue flag beach will find a choice of high-end beach clubs overlooked by contemporary 5* hotels and just a few steps away from the area’s famous nightlife.
Sandwiched between the glistening blue sea and the towering Tramuntana mountains, Port de Sóller is the ideal spot for a relaxing holiday with a real Mallorcan feel.
The horse-shoe bay offers a soft sandy beach, several options for water-sports and boat excursions, and the adjacent promenade is lined with excellent restaurants.
Adventurers have many options for hiking or cycling in the surrounding mountain range, and those looking for a more relaxed excursion can take the historic tram into nearby Sóller town.
A top pick for families, the north coast resorts of Alcudia and Playa du Muro offer plenty of space to relax on the 11km long sandy beach, with calm clear and shallow waters perfect for paddling.
To the south of these resorts Parc Natural de S’albufereta is listed as a site of international importance by RAMSAR and is a haven for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists.
2km inland from the beach and Alcudia port is the medieval walled town of Alcudia playing host to shops, traditional restaurants and a popular twice weekly market.
Situated on the eastern coast of Majorca, Cala D’or has a different landscape from some of the larger resorts, with a number of impossibly scenic small bays or ‘calas’ making up this stretch of coastline.
Originally a small fishing village, the area has expanded into the preferred option for those seeking a laid-back holiday in a picturesque location.
Portals Nous is a glamorous resort situated close to Palma. A relatively quiet resort with a small beach and a range of elegant hotels, the star of this resort is the glitzy marina at Puerto Portals, filled to capacity with high-value yachts, and lined with designer boutiques and high-end restaurants designed to appeal to their owners.