Majorca - island of romantic holidays
Majorca is just made for two. Not only a fantastic Mediterranean beach holiday destination, Majorca's
rural heartland has a seductive beauty all of its own. With a wide choice of quiet, romantic country
hotels, holiday villas, fincas and apartments, Majorca - or Mallorca if you prefer - is just right for
the independent-minded couple. You will discover that it is an island of diversity and surprises, the
ultimate 'somewhere special' for anything from honeymoon holiday to romantic short break. Picture
yourself swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters of Puerto Pollensa.
Largest of the Balearic Islands, there are two ways to spell it, two ways to say it and many ways to
enjoy Majorca. Luxury villas, wonderful food, glorious
weather, amazing sunsets - and still many lovely unspoilt white sandy beaches - are just some of the
delights to be shared. Explore the island, or do as little as possible. It really is your choice.
The perfect place to stay
Enjoy the island's rural landscapes, the culture and traditions; study Majorca's rich history, its art
and architecture, or simply relax by the pool in the sunshine. But first, find the
luxury villa in majorca that will exactly match your mood. Thanks to the
prudence and foresight of the Mallorquin government, new development in holiday accommodation is
strongly influenced by agrotourism - quite simply, that means there is a growing number of rural hotels,
fincas, farmhouses and villas available, in unspoilt countryside settings. For a selection of romantic
holiday properties, please search our Majorca villas.
From magnificent stately homes to charming country cottages, these properties have been carefully and
sympathetically restored, bringing together the elegance of the past and the conveniences of modern
technology. The result is a select choice of luxury accommodation - each one a unique blend of creature
comforts and local character. In fact, everything from rustic charm to stately grandeur has been
preserved, just for you to share - and your choice to make independent travel arrangements gives you
freedom and flexibility. For more information, see our FAQ and
It is now easy to book "flight only" seats with a number of airlines, giving you the freedom
to reserve the type of holiday accommodation that suits you best. Flights arrive at Palma Airport and
transfer to your destination on the island is easily arranged. As a guide, the car journey to Cala
D'Or or Puerto Pollensa takes only around 40 minutes.
Weather to suit you
Where weather's concerned, there really isn't a month in the year when Majorca cannot be considered for
a romantic getaway. With an average winter temperature of 15°c and temperatures often reaching
40°C in the height of summer, it is simply a question of personal choice.
Autumn or spring are wonderfully tranquil times to see the island, when the sea is still warm enough
to bathe in, but every season has its unique attraction - be it the breathtaking beauty of almond trees
in blossom, or one of the island's colourful traditional festivals. Yes, it does rain in Majorca, but
rainfall is relatively low, falling mostly during October and November. As you might expect, the
southern plains are much drier than the more mountainous regions.
Places to visit... away from the crowds
The island is made up of three main areas. The Serra de Tramuntana has a stunning mountain landscape,
pine clad slopes and crystal clear waters. Tramuntana is breathtakingly beautiful and the landscape
alone is worth visiting - but the local produce is also an attraction! 'Sobrassada' and other local
sausages are specialities of the region, as are sheep and goats' cheese - and the fruit trees grown in
the area make the jam, marmalade and olive oil particularly delicious. To experience Majorca's mountain
coastline at its best, drive north along the coast road from Andratx to Formentor. Unforgettable.
Explore the island
The central area of Majorca is agricultural and undulating Es Pla. The vineyards and almond groves are
worth a visit and you will notice that many of the buildings have the same characteristic colour as the
red earth which makes the area so fertile. Farming methods in some parts do not seem to have changed
much. A well kept secret in many ways, Es Pla's interior is a real contrast to the coastal resorts
that attract most tourists to the island.
The eastern region of Llevant is less rugged than the other two areas and is where the lovely coastal
resort of Cala D'Or is located. Away from the coast, the landscape is dotted with castles, chapels and
monasteries in historic towns such as Artà, Capdepera and Valdemossa. The capital of Llevant is
Manacor, famous for its pearl factories, furniture and leather goods. In contrast, the Serra Llevant
Natural Park is a protected area and an opportunity to enjoy the area's native flora and fauna.
Click to read about the tempting fine white sands of Puerto Pollensa.
People and culture
Majorca is steeped in history. From the Romans to the Moors, each civilisation has left an imprint,
enriching the culture and adding another dimension to the island and its warm, friendly people. The
locals enjoy their festivals and celebrations which often have deep historical roots, such as the
re-enactment of the battles between the Christians and the Moors, or the Easter celebration of Semana
Santa. On 17th January locals all over the island take part in Sant Antoni fiestas which involves
bonfires and a great deal of singing with gusto - Mallorquins are a passionate and fun loving people.
And can they cook! If you want a taste of the real authentic Majorca, there is no shortage of local
cuisine to sample and every region has its own distinctive flavour. Try especially those dishes that
are made with fresh ingredients, grown for the local table. That means dishes can feature a diverse
range of ingredients - olives, almonds, walnuts, oranges, cheeses, pork, seafood and any number of
vegetables, such as ramallet, a variety of tomato that is native to Majorca.
Cocarrois are pasties which can have many different fillings, fideua is a
delicious local variation of paella and - for sweet tooths - turron, a nougat made from local
almonds is very tempting. It is said that the ensaimada yeast bun can only be made successfully on the island, so perhaps
you shouldn't miss tasting one during your stay. Majorcan wines and liqueurs are not widely exported,
so take advantage of this opportunity too.
Our Booking Conditions page will help you with information
about the booking agreement itself. However, we are always pleased to hear from you and welcome your
phone call or email, if you would like to speak to someone in person.