Our small, boutique Mallorcan hotel offers the best in relaxation for a weekend Hotel Break in Mallorca or a week enjoying rural hotel luxury, but if you do decide ever to leave the hotel to explore, here are some “day trip” options.
RECOMMENDED DAY TRIPS IN MALLORCA
Trip 1: Drive to the Old Town in Pollença via Caimari and the Monastery of Lluc. Perhaps some wine tasting or bird spotting (I don’t think you can do both at once!) in the Mortitx valley half way down between Lluc and Pollenca. Coffee in the square in the old town of Pollença, then on to Porto Pollença, and a lovely relaxing afternoon on the “Formentor” beach. If you want to avoid the crowds, you could walk down to Cala Murta further north. You can then head up to Cap Formentor if you wish, but expect a lot of traffic between 12am and 5pm. Finally, dinner at “Stay” or “Tango”, which are along the promenade in Porto Pollença.
Trip 2: A visit to the “Torrent de Pareis”/Sa Calobra via Lluc. Experience one of the most serpentine roads in Europe! It is advisable to go early if you want to avoid the tour buses which crowd the area and start at 12pm. Perhaps have lunch at a great little Paella Restaurant in Cala Tuent, then drive on to the village of Fornalutx above Sóller. Drive back through the Tunnel and sample an evening meal in Santa Maria, for example in the “Moli des Torrent”. You will need to book as this restaurant is very busy.
Trip 3: A Thursday visit to the Inca Market and Inca's Leather Shops, including Camper, Lotusse, George's and Anthony´s. Try lunch in one of Inca's typical Cellar Restaurants, like “Can Amer”, or go for a lighter International option in its Bistro, “S'Angel”. Restaurant “Can Pedro” in a nice quiet square, has exceptionally good Ostrich Meat, cooked on the Hot Stone. Perhaps add to this a trip via Lloseta to the pretty villages of Bunyola, Orient and Alaró, and finish with Wine Tasting in Santa Maria (Maciá Batle Vineyard) or in Binissalem (José Luis Ferrer Vineyards). Finally, try dinner in the elegant and modern “Joan-Marc” Restaurant in Inca.
Trip 4: A Visit to the Scenic Villages of Deiá, Valldemossa and Banyalbufar, as well as visiting the country house “Sa Granja” and the village of Galilea. Dinner options in Deiá are many. “Sebastian” or “Es Reco des Teix” are both very good, but not cheap!.
Trip 5: Look at the superyachts for sale in Porto Portals Yacht Harbour to the South West of Palma, visit Andratx, and the small beach village of Sant Elm. Dine in one of the many sea-front Restaurants in Porto Portals.
Trip 6: Don't miss Palma an elegant, culture-packed city, with fabulous shops. It is best to park in the underground Car Park at the seafront, under the cathedral. Some places to visit include the Baluard Museum, the Cathedral, the Arab Baths, as well as the Old Town, Plaça Major, Santa Catalina and Olivar Markets. If you want to shop beware that many shops are closed between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Have dinner somewhere along Calle Apuntadores, in typical Spanish Restaurants such as “Es Baluard” or “La Boveda”.