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Language: Catalan | Currency: Euro (€) | Local time: (UTC+1:00) | Average flight time: 2.5 hrs
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The halt on beachside development certainly doesn’t mean that sea views are a thing of the past.
Some of the biggest resorts in Majorca, such as Alcúdia and Port de Pollença in the north, Cala D’Or and Cala Millor along the east coast, and Illetas and Palmanova in the south west, are top destinations for package holidays in Majorca, with sea views aplenty.
Each resort offers a great range of accommodation, from three-star family hotels and cheap budget rooms and apartments, to all-inclusive resorts offering high standards, big swathes of beachfront space and plenty of facilities.
You can spend time in some of Spain’s finest luxury hotels in Majorca in 2017.
Want to rub shoulders with film stars and celebrities? Hotels, such as the ultra-luxurious Belmond La Residencia in the tiny village of Deià, are Majorca institutions and celebrity magnets.
It is far from alone on the golden pedestal of five-star hotels in Majorca. Whether attached to golf courses, hidden amid the seclusion of the countryside, regally overlooking the sea or in the heart of Palma, four-star and five-star hotels, such as the five-star Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, range from on-trend minimalist to classic glamour.
The rising stars of the Majorca accommodation scene are finca hotels.
Traditional farm (finca) manor houses are being beautifully restored and converted into small boutique rural hotels, offering seclusion, tranquillity and tasteful luxury.
Dotted around the island’s interior, this type of Majorca hotel appeals to couples looking to get away from the resorts and explore the landscape.
A car is a must for accessing these off-the-beaten-path hotels, whose prices are comparable with those of the four-star hotels (and some of those with five stars). With traditional Majorcan decor, they have retained the charm of bygone farming days but with first-class amenities such as spas, swimming pools and fine-dining restaurants.
Palma’s hotel scene is wonderfully varied. Choose from the three- and four-star hotels that line the Paseo Maritimo (seafront road), which offer sea and marina views or, for something a bit different, weave your way down one of the old city lanes in search of a luxury boutique hotel.
The number of boutique hotels in Palma is rapidly increasing. They’re edgy and suave, and they revel in their polished, sophisticated image. They flaunt artistic interiors, boho-chic décor and impeccable service, all the while maintaining the old-style architecture native to the city.
While family hotels in Majorca form the core of the island’s accommodation, there are many other family-friendly options such as villas and apartment rentals, providing opportunities for self-catering and privacy.
The choice, and inevitable price tag, covers a wide range, from budget options in and around the main resorts to more pricey bougainvillea-clad mansions in villages such as Sóller, Andratx and Pollença.
Travellers to Majorca on a backpacker’s budget might have to look a little harder for somewhere to stay, with campsites non-existent and only a handful of B&Bs and hostels. That said, there are plenty of cheap hotels in Majorca, and some excellent deals to be found on flight and hotel packages.
It can be tricky to find bargain hotel rates in July and August but if you can go in May or early June, or between mid-September and mid-October, there are good deals to be had.