Whether conquered by Moors or Christians, German sun worshippers or royal entourages, the Spanish island of Mallorca has always been a chameleon, reinventing itself from century to century. Its dramatic landscapes and rugged coves have drawn international celebrities ever since the early 19th century, and today attracts travelers in search of glamorous but relaxed vacations both on the water and in the island’s lush interior.
Perfect forAdventurers | Families | Foodies | Romantics | Style Mavens | Ultimate Indulgers
When to goJune-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
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5 Days: Essential Mallorca
Experience both adventure and relaxation with this iconic 4-day itinerary for the stunning Spanish isle. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day 1-2: Relax and Indulge
Ease into Mediterranean time with a day or two of relaxation at your countryside hotel. Enjoy al fresco lunches and poolside afternoons; or, head into the island’s gorgeous capital Palma, and explore the ancient cobbled streets and intimate plazas, for shopping and some excellent dining options.
Day 3: Explore by boat
Spend the day exploring Mallorca’s beautiful surrounding waters by boat. Stop into glittering inlet coves, enjoy a picnic at a secluded beach and sip vino while taking in the island’s fantastic coastal scenery. A highlight is a trip to Cabrera, an island that held a prison during the Napoleonic Wars and is an animal refuge.
Day 4: Adventure inland
Spend your last full day enjoying Mallorca’s picture-perfect landscape. For an afternoon break, visit one of the island’s lovely vineyards, or opt for a special experience, like a cooking class with a local chef or an artist and artisan tour. Active travelers should spend a few hours hiking; one of the best, most scenic routes is the Sa Calobra, leading down to Es Torrente de Pareis.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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The sexiest hotel option in Mallorca—and the closest the island gets to St.-Tropez—is this über sleek property perched on the Bay of Palma de Mallorca.
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Belmond La Residencia
An exclusive compound of historic stone buildings with thirty acres of lush blooming gardens and stunning views, La Residencia is one of Mallorca’s most celebrated and renowned hotels.
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