Mallorca has long been a top destination for UK holidaymakers and such is the diversity of the island, it is very easy to see why that is the case.
Just beyond Puerto de Alcudia, is the tranquil seaside village of Alcanada, with a scattering of tourist shops, a bar, restaurant and attractive beach bar, with views across the bay. For something a little livelier, Puerto de Alcudia itself is within easy reach.
Alcudia, on the pretty north east coast, has a well deserved reputation as one of Mallorca's most popular resorts, with a multitude of shops and bars, a marina and fabulous beaches to choose from. The resort has a lively atmosphere, but nothing too hectic, so visitors of all ages are well catered for.
Cala Bona is a bustling resort on the east coast of Mallorca, with a pretty harbour, from which boat trips are available, and a choice of small sandy beaches. There is a good array of shops, bars and restaurants and the neighbouring resort of Cala Millor can be easily reached by a pleasant walk along the sea front promenade.
The popular, bustling & picturesque resort of Cala d'Or is stretched across a number of small sandy beaches and coves on the east coast of Majorca. There is a lively resort centre and a number of quieter, more laid back areas beyond that. A regular bus and mini-train service make it easy to get around the resort and further afield.
Cala Ratjada is a very pretty, laid back and cosmopolitan resort, popular with guests from across Europe. With a wide and varied array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, it`s relaxing but with plenty to keep visitors occupied. There is an attractive sandy beach and a pleasant sea front path ideal for an evening stroll.
Calas de Mallorca
Calas de Mallorca is a laid back resort, located on a rocky headland with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. There is a sandy cove and commercial centre which comes alive in high season, with a good variety of cafe bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.
C’an Pastilla is a lively, cosmopolitan resort, with a sweeping sandy beach and a wide array of amenities for young and not so young alike. It is also just a short hop from Palma, the island capital, perfect for a bit of shopping or sightseeing.
The cosmopolitan north east coastal resort of C'an Picafort, boasts a long, golden beach plus a wide and varied array of shops, bars and cafes. For those who like to explore, a bus service links C'an Picafort with neighbouring towns & resorts.
Without doubt the liveliest resort on the island, Magaluf is Mallorca’s party capital, with lively bars and famous nightclubs keeping visitors entertained around the clock. The resort hosts an endless array of daytime and evening entertainment options, eateries and beach bars. A few hours on a sun lounger by the pool or on the beach helps to recharge the batteries!
Palma Nova is one of Mallorca's best known, most exciting and frequently visited resorts. With two sandy beaches and a wide and varied array of shops, bars, restaurants, entertainment and amenities, there are plenty of options when it comes to deciding how best to fill the days and nights of your holiday.
Playa de Muro
With the multitude of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants of Bahia de Alcudia and Playa de Muro running adjacent to the sweeping sandy beach all the way round to the attractive marina of Puerto de Alcudia, it is easy to see why this is one of Mallorca’s favourite resorts.
The delightful resort of Porto Colom is centred around the harbour area, where visitors will find a selection of shops, laid back cafe bars and restaurants. The resort has been tastefully developed around, what is still, a traditional fishing village and the colourful fishermen's cottages add to the charm. The main beach of Cala Marsal, with its gently sloping sands, is just a short walk from Porto Colom.
Puerto Pollensa, in the north of the island, is without doubt one of the most picturesque resorts on Mallorca – indeed, many have described it as 'the real Mallorca'. The resort has a sandy beach around a horseshoe bay, mountain backdrop, pretty harbour and a surprisingly good range of shops, chic cafes, bars and international restaurants.
A long established favourite with UK holidaymakers, Santa Ponsa boasts a huge selection of eateries, watering holes, shopping opportunities and a fabulous beach. While there are plenty of amenities right on the doorstep, it's also easy to get around the neighbouring south coast resorts.
Hotels available in Mallorca
Azuline Hotel Bahamas is well located within an easy 10 - 15 minutes walk of Arenal's resort centre and the resort's sweeping sandy beach. The outdoor pool has a sun deck with loungers and Bali beds, as well as a large pool bar serving drinks and a range of snacks.
Blue Sea Aparthotel Gran Playa is ideally located just a few minutes stroll from both the resort centre and beachfront. Accommodation is in traditionally furnished studios and more spacious one bedroom apartments. Most have pool views and are set in 2 buildings.
Blue Sea Hotel Don Jaime is a traditional hotel, located a short walk from the sea-front promenade and from there a pleasant stroll of 10-15 minutes to the main beach and resort centre of Cala Millor. Neighbouring Cala Bona is also within walking distance in the opposite direction along the same promenade.
Located in a quiet, slightly elevated position, but with Santa Ponsa's beach and resort centre with a huge array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all within a few minutes stroll, Delfin Hotel Siesta Mar is superbly situated.
Ferrer Aparthotel Isabel is nestled in a quiet area of Cala Bona, but just a short walk from the sea front and from there a pleasant stroll to the picturesque harbour and resort centre.
Ferrera Blanca is situated in the Cala Ferrera area of Cala d`Or, with a variety of shops, bars & resturants nearby and the beach just a couple of minutes downhill (or steps) walk away.
The iconic Hotel Cala d'Or, with the original structure built in the 1930's, is superbly located in a peaceful setting, but just a couple of minutes walk from the resort centre and with direct access to one of the beautiful sandy coves for which Cala d'Or is famous.
HSM Atlantic Park is a quality 4* hotel, located in a relatively quiet area of Magaluf, but the nearest shops, cafes and bars are just a few minutes walk away, with the resort centre, famous Magaluf strip and beach all within a short 10 minute stroll.
The All Inclusive HSM Canarios Park offers a range of activities for all the family. Located in the resort of Calas de Mallorca on the east coast of the island, the hotel offers 2 adult swimming pools, baby pool, poolside bar, kids pool and also a new splash pool for kids in Summer 2016.
Playa de Muro is an extension of Bahia de Alcudia. The resort itself has lots of amenities, and the local bus service means the full sweeping bay of Alcudia and the port are all within very easy reach.
Located just across a narrow road from the sea, beach bar and small sandy beach, the hotel offers a surprising wealth of amenities. Guests will find an attractive split level pool area with choice of pools & sun terraces, large terrace bar / snack bar, lounge bar, daily entertainment, buffet restaurant with sea views and sports courts.
Perched in an elevated position on the Torrenova headland, where Magaluf and Palma Nova meet, HSM Sandalo Beach (formerly HSM Sunset Beach) offers stunning views across the Mediterranean and Magaluf Beach.
The hotel welcomes guests with a bright, airy reception and a large, comfortable lounge / bar area just off it. This leads out to a large pool area, with sun terrace and pool bar serving drinks and snacks.
The modern and very stylish JS Palma Stay is located just a couple of minutes stroll from the sandy beach and resort centre of C`an Pastilla, with its wide array of shops, bars and restaurants.
The hotel has a large, attractive lounge / bar, which also opens out to the pool side and serves as the pool bar with outdoor seating. The large outdoor pool is surrounded by a sun terrace and a few trees offering some pleasant shade.
Fully refurbished for Summer 2017, Aparthotel Ola Tomir is in a slightly elevated location, around 10 minutes walk from the Portals Nous` main attraction, the very impressive marina, Puerto Portals, which is surrounded by chic cafes, bars, shops and restaurants.
Ola Apartments Bouganvillia is ideal for anyone looking for a budget self catering option in Santa Ponsa. There`s a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants within about 5 minutes walk and the main resort centre & beach can be found about 15 minutes walk away.
Superbly located just moments from the resort centre and beaches and completely refurbished to a very high standard throughout, Ola Club Panama ticks all the boxes for a fun-filled stay in Palma Nova.
The adults only Ola Hotel Vistamar is located just a couple of minutes down a fairly gentle incline to the sea and a pleasant walk of 10 - 15 minutes walk along the sea front to the laid back harbour area, where there is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
In a quiet location toward the edge of the resort, but just a couple of minutes stroll to the sea front, beaches and loads of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Roc Apartments Portonova are the ideal choice for those looking for a self-catering break in Palma Nova.
The long established and much loved Roc Hotel Linda is located very close to the centre of C'an Pastilla and within a 10 minute stroll of the sea-front promenade and resort beaches.
Rosa del Mar is located in the Torrenova area of Palma Nova, with shops, bars, restaurants and the sandy beach all within a few minutes stroll. This property has been extensively refurbished throughout to a very high standard.
Superb hotel which is well placed in resort, good service throughout.
Mr Lansbury, stayed at Ola Hotel El Vistamar, Porto Colom