Nestled in the Balearic Sea off Spain’s east coast, Majorca is a dream for travelers seeking the perfect getaway. Quieter than its sister island Ibiza, Majorca’s charming landscape and easy-going atmosphere provides a little something for everyone. Secluded, quiet and boutique hotels can be found in lush surroundings with each access to the beaches and villages which make Majorca such a magnet for travelers.
Quiet Hotels in Majorca: Our top destinations for tranquility in the Balearic Islands
Discover the Ancient Villages of the Tramuntana Mountains
The mighty Serra de Tramuntana is a popular getaway for active types and loved-up couples alike, hiding a multitude of stunning natural and manmade wonders in its valleys. Running the length of Majorca’s northern coast, the peaks and valleys of the Tramuntana attract bikers and hikers from around the world to explore its impressive cliffs and admire the diverse flora and fauna. Quiet hotels can be found in the gorgeous medieval villages which dot the mountain range, including the stunning hilltop hamlet of Valldemossa. Briefly home to famous composer Frederic Chopin, Valldemossa is a traditional town of golden buildings hiding a multitude of quaint cafes, restaurants and art galleries. The town’s rural location also makes it a popular base for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike, bike, and rock climb around the surrounding Tramuntana. There are also several golf courses nearby for fans of the sport to practice their swing in enchanting surroundings.
Unwind on Majorca’s Blissful Coastline
Quiet hotels along Majorca’s exceptional coastline are ideal for families and couples seeking miles of sandy beach and days of Spanish sunshine. The northern resort towns of Pollença and Alcúdia are home to several exceptional 5-star hotels offering swimming pool access in beautiful surroundings with views overlooking the ocean. Explore Alcúdia Bay by booking a luxury hotel in Alcúdia itself, famous for its well-preserved old town and centuries-old architecture. Further north is Pollença, a traditional hamlet of local cafes and stone houses and the perfect base for exploring the dramatic Cap de Formentor – Majorca’s most northerly point. A stay in a peaceful, quiet hotel on Majorca’s diverse east coast situates you ideally for day trips to some of the island’s lesser-known treasures. Visit the prehistoric settlement of Ses Païsses, just outside the village of Artà to get a taste of ancient Majorca. The settlement dates back to 850BC and Artà itself has been a community for some 2,000 years. If you’re looking for further peace and quiet, explore the sprawling Llevant Natural Park. Crisscrossed with several walking trails, this spot is ideal for bird watchers and is home to colonies of Mediterranean tortoises. You might even be lucky enough to stumble on your own private beach for the afternoon!