Mallorca, also known as Majorca, is the beating heart of the Balearic Islands. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, the Balearics are a province of Spain and located just off the north east coast of the country. The islands enjoy the sunshine and attractions which draw a multitude of holiday makers to the area each year. A major tourist destination for some 50 years, the Luxury Mallorca Hotels on the island are well equipped to meet the continuing demands of visitors.
There are certain requirements for a classic beach holiday. First of all the beaches and beach life must be first class, and then there’s the facilities and amenities including beach and sea activities, cafes, bars, restaurants, nightlife, sights and attractions, shopping and accommodation. Mallorca is one of the most well established visitor destinations in the world and excels in all of these areas. Luxury Mallorca Hotels place guests at the centre of the island’s most popular towns and resorts and also occupy some areas of Mallorca’s less well travelled parts, for those who like a more tranquil approach to their holidays.
Top hotels offer a host of services and amenities to make any stay more enjoyable and the luxury Mallorca hotels are no exception. Comprising 4 and 5 star accommodation, style, sophistication, and design are key features and guests are welcomed with the kind of service and attention to detail which has served the island so well over the years. Air conditioning is standard in the top luxury Mallorca hotels and 24 hour room and concierge services are on hand to attend to every request.
Time spent within the rooms and suites of the luxury Mallorca hotels will be accompanied by the latest in audio and visual technologies, often incorporating internet access and satellite television. The bedding and furnishings will be of the very highest standard and luxury bathrooms will be spacious and well equipped. Many rooms and suites will have a balcony or terrace and wonderful views over the sea or Mallorcan countryside.
Luxury hotels occupy a range of different locales and environments. Large seaside resort hotels are popular with families and generally offer a fully-inclusive holiday experience incorporating meals, entertainment, children’s facilities and activities, and leisure and sports facilities which may include swimming pools, golf, tennis, and a gym. There will also be a choice of dining environments, lounges and bars.
The main seaside resorts in Mallorca are Alcudia, Cala D’Or, and Puerto Pollensa, although there are large resort style hotels located throughout the coastal regions of the island. Guests can often choose from a selection of island activities such as sightseeing tours, boat trips, land pursuits such as horse riding and mountain biking, or sea faring activities such as boat rides water-sports or diving.
Other luxury hotels are found within the towns and are ideal for the lively nightlife, business and commerce districts, shopping, dining and cultural and historic attractions. The main town, and capital, is Palma and the historic cathedral dominates the city landscape. Palma has a beach too and although it can get crowded there is a smaller less well known beach, Playa, situated in a pleasant cove towards the western end of the city.
A further choice for a luxury hotel is found within the islands beautiful countryside, either in country club style hotels often incorporating a golf course and other sporting activities or in the old farms or Fincas, redeveloped into first class exclusive hotels which make the most of the stunning natural environment.
Mallorca has a diverse range of environments to enjoy and explore. Many visitors come purely for the beaches and resort activities, while others enjoy mountain biking and hiking in the many trails around the Serra de Tramuntata mountains. Keen bird watchers head for the S’ Albufera salt marshes to view the many water birds or the Fortmentor cliffs for seabirds. There are many natural sights in Mallorca to explore, from the spectacular caves to the most intimate and secluded coves. The natural landscapes of Mallorca enjoy Natural Heritage site status and thus protection from development.
The cities are worth a visit too. In addition to Palma, the other cities of Inca and Manacor are popular, the former for leather and craft goods and the latter for the famous Mallorcan pearls. Many boutique type luxury Mallorca hotels can be found in the towns and cities. Many luxury Mallorca hotels will incorporate shopping and boutiques within them and all with have excellent dining facilities offering a wide variety of local and world flavors in a range of different dining environments, from a sophisticated restaurant to a poolside snack bar.
The beauty of the best hotels in comparison to the standard family holiday resort hotels is that they will undoubtedly have places of calm respite from the hustle and bustle of the busier Mallorca sights and sounds. This allows guests to indulge in any or all of the many activities on offer while always having a time and space to relax. Some luxury Mallorca hotels will have private facilities, grounds and beaches and often access to a range of exclusive features such as boat trips or sporting and leisure facilities. However your time is spent on the island this 4 & 5 star hotels will offer the ideal base from which to enjoy an unforgettable Mallorca adventure.