The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca rises majestically from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. It's popular for its ancient remains, limestone mountains, sheltered coves, and lively beach resorts. Landmarks well worth visiting include the 13th-century Santa Maria Cathedral, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace, and Pollença, a stone-built village.
If you want to enjoy a Majorca holiday, a holiday package is recommended because it guarantees excellent accommodation and you can bundle in other expenses such as car hire to save money for spending on fun.
The best time to visit Majorca is from June to September when the temperature ranges between 74 and 87 degrees Fahrenheit and the chance of rain is remote.
One of Majorca's finest hotels, the Hotel Palma Bellver By Melia, overlooks the Bay of Palma and is close to both Palma Cathedral and Bellver Castle. It's only 6.9 miles via the Ma-19 from Palma de Mallorca Airport.
A chic hotel, the Melia Palma Bay commands a view of the scenic sunset over the Bay of Palma and has comfortable Scandinavian-style rooms. The concierge will organize a ride to or from the airport, only 5.4 miles away.
For a family holiday, the Hotel Iberostar Albufera Park is ideally suited. It's a child-friendly hotel with family rooms and kitchenettes. There's a child's pool while adults have an outdoor pool with sun loungers. The airport is around 38.6 miles away on route Ma-13.
Another hotel that kids will love is the Blau Privilege Porto Petro Beach Resort & Spa. Not only is it located 21 kilometers from the Castillo de Santeuri, a medieval castle, but it also offers a kids' club. It's only 47 minutes from the airport via the Ma-19.
The Boutique Hotel Calatrava is a chic resort housed in a 19th-century building. The airy rooms offer contemporary decor with wooden beams and antique furnishings. A deli and restaurant with a sea-view terrace are ideal for romantic dinners. A pickup from the airport to the hotel takes only 11 minutes.
An elegant restaurant ideal for intimately romantic dates is the Son Brull Hotel & Spa. It has a view of the island's mountains on one side and the Bay of Pollença on the other. To conclude your romantic evening, you can sip trendy cocktails at the tapas bar. It's only a 37 minute drive via the Ma-13 from the airport.
Majorca has some exquisite resorts, and if you have a penchant for luxury, then the St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort is the perfect choice. It has elegant rooms, and booking a suite qualifies you for a butler service plus 24/7 room service. The hotel is only 17 minutes from the airport via the Ma-20 route.
A rather unique hotel, the Cap Rocat is housed in what was once a fortress overlooking the Bay of Palma. Apart from its architectural design, the interior features stone bathrooms and heated floors while suites have additional private rooms. You can fine dine in a cliff-side cafe or an upscale restaurant. Airport pickups to the hotel, only 7.5 miles via the Ma-6014, are available.
The Hotel Palma Mazas is well situated only 750 meters from the Playa de Palma beach and a 4-minute walk from Aqualand. The rooms have TVs and wood furnishings. The airport is just 5.5 miles away via the M-19 route.
The Hotel Gala is just 10-minutes away from the beach. The rooms have minibars and TVs and room service is provided. Some rooms offer sea views. An airport pickup to the hotel is just 1.4 miles.