The huge bay, la Badia de Palma, shelters the elegant capital of Palma, which more than half of the population of the island call home. Dominated by the Tramuntana mountains, Majorca’s dramatic west coast offers more than just sun, surf and sand. A stay at a 5 star hotel in Southwest Majorca is the perfect gateway to a cultural or adventure break, where cycling, hiking and walking tours are yours to enjoy. Majorcan cuisine offers visitors an exciting array of intensely flavorsome Mediterranean cooking, while luxury hotspots like Puerta Portals is the place to see and be seen. Whether you enjoy soaking up the culture or the sun, there is plenty to do while staying at 5 star hotel in Southwest Majorca.
Sun-drenched escapes: Something for everyone in Southwest Majorca
The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is one of the Mediterranean’s chicest travel destinations attracting untold numbers of visitors seeking a sun-drenched escape. Stretching from Palma de Mallorca all the way to Port d’Andratx, the southwest of Majorca is one of the most exclusive and coveted spots on the island that hundreds of visitors flock to yearly. Boasting everything from luxury marinas, stylish fincas, designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants, enchanting mountain scenery and idyllic beaches, you are guaranteed to be pampered in the lap of luxury at a 5 star hotel in Southwest Majorca.
Romantic retreat: Heavenly havens & Unspoiled nature
What could possibly be more romantic than a 5 star hotel in southwest Majorca nestled in a historic fortress sitting proudly on the top of a cliff overlooking its own private bay? Cap Rocat, for adults only, in Llucmajor is the perfect haven for couples or those looking to get away from it all. Tucked away in one of many nature reserves on the island, peace and privacy are guaranteed. Majorca’s beautiful, unspoiled nature makes it a birdwatcher’s paradise. If you are really lucky, you might spot an Eleonara’s falcon or a black vulture in the craggy cliffs where the Tramuntan range meets the sea. The nature reserve, Parc Natural de Mondragó near Campos is home to untouched beaches as well as an array of wildlife. For picturesque scenery and unpoiled nature at its best, pair your stay at a 5 star hotel in southwest Majorca with a boat cruise from Colonia de Sant Jordí to the Parque Nacional del Archipielago de Cabrera, or from Sant Elm to the Parc Natural de sa Dragonera.
Family-friendly fun: Resorts, theme parks & Water sports
Majorca boasts hot sun, warm sea, and golden sand throughout the year making it a great year-round vacation destination for families. The sea remains warm enough in Palma for a swim as late as November, and the capital averages five hours of daily sunshine in January. A great beach for the whole family can be found in Palmanova. The kids will love Katmandu and Jungle Parc in nearby Magaluf and Santa Ponça, and budding nature conservationists will want to head to La Reserva in the Serra de Tramuntana. Families can combine a stay a 5 star hotel in Southwest Majorca with a trip to Aqualand or Western Park, a wild-west themed waterpark, where they can spend hours of fun splashing about. From flyboarding (hoverboarding) and jetskiing to banana boats and doughnuts, there is an array of beach activities to keep the whole family entertained. A great way to stretch your legs and take a break from lazing in the sun is to play a game of volleyball. The larger beaches on the islands have volleyball nets for public use.
Cultural break: Art attractions & Historical highlights in Palma
Most of the cultural highlights are centred in Palma. The stunning La Seu Cathedral is a must-see, especially when it is fully illuminated at night. It was constructed in the 13th century and finished in the 20ieth, and its main attractions are its gorgeous stained-glass rose window, slender columns that support one of Europe’s biggest Gothic structures and Antonio Gaudí’s wrought-iron canopy representing the Crown of Thorns that is suspended above the altar. The Arab Baths, dating back to the 10th century, is a remnant of the island’s early history not to be missed. Boasting a tranquil garden and a beautifully decorated interior, with a mere €2 admission fee, there is no excuse not to visit. Art lovers who know that the Spanish artist, Joan Miró spent the latter part of his life in Majorca, will be thrilled by the Miró Foundation in Cala Major. For a truly authentic experience, venture a little further away from the capital by taking the 100-year old narrow-gauge train from Palma to [Sóller]/soller-hotels "Soller hotels"). Spend the day at the Can Prunera Museum admiring the collection, which includes works by Picasso and Miró.
Glam getaway: Shop all day & Party all night
In the beautiful marina of Puerto Portals, not far from Magaluf, you’ll discover all the designer shops your heart desires. The glamor hotspot of Majora, Puerto Portals is the place to go for luxurious clothing and accessories where you can splash out on the latest collections from hot brands. You’ll also probably bump into at least one famous face while out shopping or partying up a storm. Boasting over 600 berths, this is where the jet set moor their gleaming yachts. The swanky quayside also offers numerous chic Michelin starred restaurants, upmarket coffee shops and sexy designer cocktail bars, where you can hang out and people watch. At night, the luxury rooftop lounge bars and dance clubs in both Magaluf and Puerto Portals come to life. Enjoy some upmarket Italian cuisine at a gourmet restaurant before heading out for a stylish night on the town.