The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca glitters with golden coastlines, stunning mountainscapes, historic points of interest and a wide variety of charming and luxury boutique hotels. Southwest Majorca is a particularly exciting part of the island, with great nightlife, stunning coastlines and access to the Balearic Islands’ bustling capital city.
Most travelers to Majorca will arrive through Palma de Mallorca, the biggest city and de facto capital of the Balearic Islands. With plenty to see and explore, boutique hotels in Palma are a great location to base yourself to explore the city and the rest of the island. Upon entering the city, the stunning Mallorca Cathedral (also known as La Seu) will be sure to capture your attention. The vast medieval structure was completed in the 17th century and stands alongside the coast welcoming visitors to Palma. Another popular site in Palma is Bellver Castle, which overlooks the city from its tactical location on a hill just three kilometers from the city center. This 700-year-old royal fortress is also the location of the best views in Palma. Boutique hotels in southwest Majorca also mean exceptional shopping and vibrant nightlife are on your doorstep. The city center is an attractive maze of shady avenues, Mediterranean architecture and winding streets lines with ice cream stalls, bars and boutique stores. Come nightfall, the city’s beaches and nearby party towns spring into life – however, a more sophisticated evening can be found at the Michelin-starred eateries found near Sant Nicolau in the heart of town. Furthermore, the miles of beaches along Palma’s southern coast are an exceptional way to while away the days of your vacation, with some boutique hotels in southwest Majorca offering private, guest-only coastal retreats.
One of the best things about a boutique hotel in southwest Majorca is the region’s access to the stunning Tramuntana. Forming the backbone of the island, these mountains gift vacationers with a plethora of exciting activities; including hiking, biking and access to dramatic coastlines. If its sandy beaches you’re after, then you’re better off looking around Palma and Magaluf, however the area does feature some shingle coves further north around Banyalbufar and Port de Sóller. Port d’Andratx, however, is a unique destination in this respect. One of the most luxurious spots in southwest Majorca, boutique hotels here are the perfect mix of mountains and ocean. This ancient fishing village features a stylish modern port and is a short distance from the beaches of Camp de Mar and Sant Elm. For a relaxing daytrip, the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera is located just across the water. The island was saved from tourist development in 1977 and is now a home for sea and wildlife. Further opportunities to explore the Tramuntana can be found further north, with exceptional hiking to be found around Lluc Sanctuary and stunning ocean views from Formentor and Es Colomer.
South of Palma, the region of Llucmajor is perfect for families and couples looking for a vacation in southwest Majorca. Boutique hotels are ideal as they provide exceptional facilities such as swimming pools and restaurants, meaning you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a relaxing vacation. There is very limited infrastructure in Majorca, which makes staying close to Llucmajor town or Campos convenient. For families with smaller kids, Aqualand El Arenal is an exciting day out, while a more peaceful, rural escape can be found in Campos. A boutique hotel here provides both peace and tranquility alongside access to southwest Majorca’s best natural attractions. National parks, forests and bike routes can be found nearby, as well as exceptional beaches such as the stunning Es Trenc. The region is also an excellent destination to try some of the dishes Mallorca is best known for. While paella and tapas should be on everyone’s must-eat list, Majorcan delicacies such as Tumbet and sopas Mallorquinas should also not be missed. A dream vacation in the Spanish sun is yours to discover when you book boutique hotels in southwest Majorca.