If you are looking for the perfect family holiday destination then Mallorca wont let you down
From the hustle and bustle of the capital Palma to the more relaxing pace of Pollenca old town, for those who want dance the night away or relax on a beautiful golden sandy beach Mallorca has something for everyone.
Our portfolio of properties are set in and around the North of the island with its beautiful beaches, historic towns and a wide selection of boutique shops and restaurants. The beaches at Puerto de Pollenca and Alcudia on the North coast are known as two of the most family friendly beaches on the island,with their gentle slopes into calm seas and a plethora of well organised water-sports it will be hard to drag everyone back to the villa ,,,,,
What we would do…
Pollenca Old Town :
Visit the main square of the Old Town of Pollenca on a Sunday and enjoy the local market with its mixture of local artisan stalls, fruit and vegetables sellers and much more held on the Main Square with its delightful cafes and restaurants a wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Get there early as this market is very popular with the locals and tourists alike
Set in the heart of Pollenca Old town the 365 Calvari steps one for every day of the year stretch up the hillside to the pretty chapel waiting above.
Once there you will be rewarded with amazing views over the roof tops and out to sea. Make sure you grab a quick coffee or water at the Cafe De Calvari before embarking on the climb as once started there are no other refreshment points until you reach the top
The journey to Formentor Peninsular is almost as spectacular as the views of Menorca from the cafe bar at the lighthouse.
A challenging drive up through En Fumet mountain punctuated with points en-route to take some pictures of the dramatic scenery below
Not for the faint hearted or those who find heights a challenge
Old Town of Pollenca
At night transforms into a warm mixture of local music and evocative smells as restaurants and musicians alike prepare for the evenings entertainment. The main square and the avenues off it come to life with welcoming restaurant owners and abundant outdoor eating ares.
Eat at Michelin listed restaurants such as Clivia or enjoy a wonderful Italian at Restaurante II Giardo
Sample some of the local specialities ouch as Frito Mallorquin a dish of potatoes, red pepper, artichokes, peas, fennel tops, olive oil, chilli, garlic, sometimes black pudding, the main ingredient is offal normally just liver but often kidneys too.
Puerto de Pollenca
The port with its long flat promenade is perfect for that relaxing evening stroll, aim for the pine walk and its excellent restaurants and enjoy eating while the sea gently laps the shoreline.
There are more than enough bars and restaurants to keep you occupied in the port Italian, Chinese, French just to name a few but if you yearn for a little late night entertainment why not take a taxi to Alcudia and its enthusiastic nightlife.
WHAT WE THINK
The North of Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers from the UK and deservedly so, it’s very scenic, the people friendly and welcoming, the food is good and it’s famous for its wonderful beaches, particularly in the areas where we have selected our villas.
EAT AND DRINK
Restaurants Mallorca cater for all tastes, families are made very welcome and you’ll notice that prices are reasonable at most restaurants. Food is very important however you will find that most restaurants do not start evening service until after 7pm.
Specialities of the region include P amb oli – this is simply bread, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes.
Sobrasada – This is a red pork sausage seasoned with herbs.
Arroz Brut – A rice dish (not unlike soup) with either meat or fish in it.
Paella – A mix of rice, meat, fish, shellfish and vegetables.
Enssaïmada, a sweet spiral cake dusted with powdered sugar
ON THE GROUND
We’ve recommended a few restaurants in each resort to get you started.....
Pollenca Old Town
Plaza Major 9, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Great for breakfast , a lunchtime snack or coffee with cake
Via Pollentia 7, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Dining experience for that special evening,prices reflect the quality of food and service
Restaurant il Giardino
Plaza Mayor 11, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Good food and attentive service Tripadvisors number 1 rated restaurant in Pollenca
Puerto de Pollenca
Paseo Anglada Camarassa 77 | Hotel Sis PIns, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
The best of the pine walk with great location and impressive menu, the excellent location and quality food come at a price
Ctra. Puerto Pollensa-Alcudia, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Fabulous value for money great selection of food and even has a small play area for the children , perfect for a family dining experience.A Tripadvisor family favourite
Moll Nou, s/n, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Great location in the centre of the marina has friendly and experienced staff with a very relaxed atmosphere a popular place with the locals and great value for money
THE BEST BEACHES
With miles of wonderful coastline and so many fantastic sandy beaches, it’s a tough call actually selecting a list but here goes…
Very popular and commercial beach with lots of activities on or near by.
Popular with the British holiday maker as plenty of cafes offering home from home cooked food. Great English breakfasts and even a McDonalds.
Puerto de Pollenca Beach
Fun and very family friendly with plenty of shops bars and restaurants close by
Perfect beach to take all the family with plenty of water sports for the active and for those looking to relax a number of beach bars to enjoy a glass or two of sangria in
Cala San Vicente
With a blue flag for cleanliness the three beaches here connected by rocky outcrops have cystal blue waters ideal for snorkelling
Access down steep steps from main road makes this beach a little less popular than others.