Off the coast of Spain sitting in the Mediterranean sea, between Ibiza and Menorca, lays Mallorca. An island with a great balance of towns and beaches. We stayed 5 nights in Mallorca and below is where we explored, what we did and places we ate at.
5 NIGHTS IN MALLORCA
We chose to stay central in the capital, Palma. The island is bigger than its neighbours so we hired a car from Sixt [picked up at the airport] and it was easy to drive around the island.
We stayed all 5 nights at Es Princep and really liked it. Located across the road from the beach [playa de Palma], we spent more time than we thought enjoying the hotels rooftop that had 360degree views over the beach and town, pool with sun loungers and food & drink service and the restaurant where we ate a few times. Our room was spacious and clean and the staff all really lovely and helpful. We paid to keep our car in their garage and got valet service.
We only had few places we purposely ate at and they didn’t disappoint! As below.
La Rosa Vermuteria. I had dinner here twice, one with a friend and the other with Ihaia. A big range of delicious tapas, the retro interior is a vibe and the margaritas are strong!
Santina for brunch.
Cassai Beach House. We booked here to ensure a waterfront view table. Beautiful interior, great food and a gift shop of dreams next door full of homeware and summer dresses.
I have to plug our hotel rooftop restaurant as well for really good food, drinks and the view. Its a great spot for sunset but best to book a table, if you’re staying at the hotel or not.
Other places I had on my list but didn’t get to –
Cafe Drac, Lola Mallorca, Noir Mallorca, Ola Poke.
Calo des Moro. Stunnnnning beach! In my top 2 beaches here. Less than a 10 minute easy walk from the car park. I forgot the car parks name but its obvious thats the one when you’re there. Theres no parking closer to the beach so if you’re following Google maps and miss it, you’ll have to turn around anyway then you’ll see it. We got there around 9am and there was already a handful of people on the small beach. The walk from the car park is easy, its just the last few metres down to the beach that is very steep and can only go 1 or 2 people at a time. Don’t get there any later than 10am if you want a good spot on the sand or up on the rocks. There was a small cart selling drinks and sandwiches but best to bring your own.
Cala S’Almunia. 2 minute walk from Calo des Moro, follow the signs. Also nice but more rocky and I liked it less. You have to go and see it if you’re there anyway.
Cala Llombards. 10 minute drive from the previous 2 beaches. Easy parking a stone throw away from the beach. People around selling drinks and fruit. We set up on the sand, had a swim then walked around the rocks on the side of the beach for a look. Water gets more blue the further out you go, super pretty spot, people jumping off the rocks and laying out. Spotted lots of jellyfish at this beach though!
Cala de Santanyi. We had lunch at a cafe around the area and then checked out this beach. We didn’t stay and swim, just looked around. The water was quiet green.
Cala Pi. The other in my top 2 beaches here. Parking options close to the beach entrance along with shops and cafes. When walking down the first set of stairs to the beach, turn left and walk along the cliff until you see a concrete look out over the beach. Nice photo opportunity.
Other beaches I had on my list but didn’t get to –
Cala Marmols [south], Cala Mondrago [south east], Cala Deia [other side of the island to the above, eat at Ca’s Petro March], Canyon de la Calobra/Port de sa Calobra [north west].
Wander around Palma town and Old Town. Beautiful buildings, lots of shops and food places.
Walk down the beach promenade of Playa de Palma. Stretches for a few km’s. Places to stop and swim and eat if you want. Will also be a great running track if you do that on holiday!
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is close to town and nice to watch the sunset down at the pond there as you listen to some buskers. Also impressive at anytime of the day.
Drive to the north of the island to Cap de Formenta. We drove up for sunset. Good roads up the mountain making for an easy drive. The lighthouse at the top was too crowded so we drove back down to a few different spots along the way. Plenty of stopping options with goats roaming the mountains as well. Beautiful spot of the island.
We stopped at Port de Pollenca on the way to Cap de Formenta and it was a cute little port town. Plenty of restaurants, frozen yoghurt places and mini marts. A sandy beach stretches out with children’s parks and we even saw a mellow beach club.