Suddenly, you decide that this year you will spend your holiday in Majorca… and you don’t even know where to stay! Don’t worry, this island has a huge range of accommodations and it is truth that it is better to rule out some areas, especially if you look for sun, beach and quietness. Here you have some clues:
North: beaches and nature
The north is the best area to book a hotel in Majorca if you are thinking of some relaxing days, huge fine sand beaches, beach bars, and games for children and nature. It is one of the best preserved areas in the island, along with Serra de Tramuntana, but there is a largest number of accommodations, so prices are more affordable and competitive. Hotels in Playa de Muro are one of the most complete options: they are not just specialised and high quality hotels, but they are also located right in front of one of the biggest beaches in Majorca, surrounded by beach clubs for sport lovers… and for those who love to have a beer on the seaside.
Hotels in Alcudia are also a very attractive alternative. They are situated in the north western, close to Pollensa and Formentor. They have the advantage of being located one step away from the centre of Alcudia, which is one of the most beautiful villages in the northern coast, and they have better connections to the centre of Palma. In a bit more than an hour you will be directly in the airport, in 2 minutes you will arrive to the mountain range or go to lively villages such as Sa Pobla.
East: Mediterranean dawn
From Cala Millor to Artà, the Eastern coast of Majorca is an authentic paradise to rest and forget from it all. Instead of big beaches, here you will find coves and inlets with rocks and sand, some of them even boast pine forests and outdoor bars where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon beside the sea… and in the shade (which is a real luxury in Majorca in August). The coves of Mondragó Natural Park are two paradises and are situated very close to picturesque villages such as Portocristo and Portocolom. As for accommodation, the most recommended is to look for hotel offers in Cala Millor, Sa Coma, Canyamel and Son Servera or, directly, a hotel in Cala Ratjada, one of the coastal villages in Majorca that preserves a fishing essence, where you will always have everything within reach.
Close to Palma: beach and urban leisure
The centre of Palma is an option where you need not combine certain elements to really enjoy it. You may think that spending the summer in this city is not precisely the most idyllic plan, especially for the high temperatures in Majorca in August… But Palma has many to offer and, if you rent a car, you can move easily around the island, visit all the places you want and return to enjoy the parties, shops and culture the capital has to offer. A very attractive alternative is opting for a hotel in Playa de Palma, just 2 minutes away from the airport, in front of the sea and 10 minutes away from the Cathedral. The closest area to Can Pastilla is the most recommended ones to avoid crowds of German tourists that come to spend their summer in the surroundings of Balneario 6, in the areas of Llucmajor known as S’Arenal. You can also choose a hotel in S’Arenal, but at the end, next to the yacht club: hotels are very affordable, there are less tourists and you can enjoy the Son Verí coves, Cala Blava y Bellavista, which are delightful.
Illetas, from the promenade towards Cala Major and Calvià, is another recommended place to stay in Majorca. Hotel rates are a bit higher, but quality and landscape beauty really worth it. Besides, it is very close to areas such as Puerto Portals, Portals Vells, Portals Nous and Cala del Mago.
Western: Relaxation and fun
Calvià is one of the classic British tourism areas, specially concentrated in Magaluf and Palmanova, which has had bad press in the last years. Nevertheless, apart from a couple of streets in Magaluf, Calvià, Santa Ponsa and Peguera are an exceptional destination to stay in Majorca and enjoy a really quiet holiday with your couple of family. In fact, here we have one of our favourite places: the area of hotels in Costa de la Calma, at the foot of Cala Blanca. Even in Magaluf people is changing their philosophy, and leaving behind the party concept for a more modern, amusing, relaxing and fresh hotel style. An example of this is the old Barracuda hotel that now is part of the innovative complex FERGUS Magaluf Resort, designed for young people, families and groups of friends in search of beach and relaxation, but without giving up the summer fun in Majorca.
Tramuntana: the pure essence of Majorca
Deià, Banyalbufar, Estellencs, Esporles, Valldemossa… They are nice villages in the island, authentic natural treasures that preserves to the perfection the lifelong Mediterranean charm, quietness and good taste of traditions. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, lo live in the middle of nature, enjoy the Mediterranean in small coves, hike, contemplate beautiful sunsets and make part of the exclusive atmosphere of this area. It is exclusive because there is a smaller number of accommodations and higher prices.