Since the 1950s, Mallorca has been one of Europe’s first and most popular tourist destinations. Mass tourism throughout the following three decades saw ‘Mallorca’s resorts boom, but this trend established an unfair and unfortunate reputation for the island as a sunny retreat for bar hoppers. The good news is that two decades of effort by the island’s top resorts and accommodations providers have turned things around. With major makeovers, the addition of upscale restaurants, shops, spas and luxury rentals, travelers can enjoy premium holidays full of sun, fun, and quality experiences.
With beautiful resorts, golf courses and stunning villas, every taste and expectation can be satisfied. Naturally, there are many different facets to this Mediterranean gem, and it would be impossible to see and do all that Mallorca offers in seven days.
With adventure and water sports, cultural destinations and historic monuments, as well as the many beaches, night spots and culinary wonders, it is a place rich with activity and leisure. Depending on where you are staying in Mallorca, the island with its good road and travel system, gives you the opportunity to discover charms from nearly every corner. Here is a simple, satisfying and easily accomplished, seven-day itinerary for Isle Blue guests eager to enjoy the best of “must see” Mallorca:
Day One: Welcome to Mallorca
Upon arrival to your villa in Mallorca, plan for a bit of relaxation. Arrange a welcome dinner with a professional chef service to prepare a traditional Spanish meal. Take a dip in the pool and slowly unpack. Make sure to have the villa provisioned prior to arrival to remove the immediate need to find the local grocery store. Enjoy your afternoon and evening as you unwind at the villa while dining at your magnificent villa. Sip your chilled sangria
Day Two: Mallorca Beach Bars
Introduce yourself to the splendors of Mallorca from one of the island’s famous beach clubs. Isle Blue suggests:
Nikki Beach located in Magaluf
Mood Beach located in Portals Nous, in the southwest of Mallorca
Puro Beach Club across the bay from Mood Beach
Nassau Beach Club in Palma
Mhares Sea Club located just south of Palma
Pabisa Beach Club Arenel located near the airport and just outside of Palma
Anima Beach Club located in Palma
Day Three: Explore Palma de Mallorca
Today, we recommend you explore the charming Palma Old City and Soller area. Step back in history with a walk through the old city area. Here, travelers discover classic cobbled streets, stout city walls, grand courtyards and gothic buildings begging to be explored. Busier shopping streets, grand squares, sidewalk cafés, trendy restaurants, chic bars and a flourishing art scene attract locals and tourists alike.
Some of the attractions to add to the list today are Cathedral de Mallorca, a Gothic beauty from the twelfth century. Remodeled by Gaudi in the early 1900s, it is stunning at both day and nighttime hours.
Also be sure to explore the neighborhood around the cathedral, taking in at least one “tapas” spot. If you are unfamiliar with tapas, it is a meal the uses small “tastes” of classic dishes. You will enjoy everything from fresh shrimp, to Iberico ham, “Tortilla” a Spanish omelet and fresh grilled vegetables.
Finish up your day from Plaza Espanya, where you board the famous Palma Sóller Railway to enjoy a scenic tour of the area. A ride on the train is the best way to get to the charming, traditional town of Sóller, nestled into the Tramuntana Mountains. The vintage wooden 1912 locomotive makes a scenic 27km (16.7 miles) trip through mountains, forests and olive and orange groves offering spectacular scenic views of rural Mallorca.
Day Four: Beach day in Mallorca
Today you may want to get back to the natural beauty of the island after a day spent in town. No matter where you are on Mallorca, a beautiful Mallorcan beach is only 20 minutes away, and though your villa may have a pool, there is little to compare with the sea.
Day Five: Visit the Market in Sinau
Head back into town today with a visit to one of Europe’s oldest markets. The town of Sinau is in the heart of Mallorca, and its market dates to the earliest years of the twelfth century. Buy local produce, along with artisan goods and products.
Day Six: Fun Day in Mallorca
Have you visited one of the island’s water parks or aquariums yet? If not, this may be the perfect day for it. There are several, and whether you want a bit of education along with your fun in the sun, or just a few hours of fun in the water, these are the best sites:
Day Six: Catch a show in Mallorca
As you are enjoying your last full day in Mallorca, consider if you have missed out on any of the activities above. If not, this could be the perfect time to take in one of the unique shows of Mallorca. There is a “Pirates” acrobatic show in Magauluf resort. You may also appreciate the longer performance at Son Amar with its magicians, acrobats and three-course dinner!
Perhaps you’d prefer to stay outdoors on your final day? The beaches still beckon, but don’t miss a chance at one of the 20 golf courses on the island either. There are pleasure boats still waiting for you, and of course, a day just exploring the nearest town or events may provide an unforgettable experience.
Its highly recommended to check the local events calendar for Mallorca before arriving to make sure you don’t miss any of its hundreds of traditional fiestas and events.
Day 7: Leaving Mallorca
Bid adieu to the sensation island of Mallorca. Until next year!