Villa Holidays in Mallorca
Famous for its stunning beaches and great culture, there are few better ways to get away from the hustle and bustle with relaxing Mallorca villa holidays.
Away from the island’s bustling capital Palma and the frenetic atmosphere of its nearby ‘high rise’ resorts, our holiday villas in Mallorca are nestled in the countryside where a startling change of pace and scenery takes over.
Untouched by signs of mass tourism and remaining virtually unknown to all but a few of Mallorca’s many visitors, our Majorca Villas can be found hidden in the rolling countryside covered in olive and almond groves punctuated by vineyards and small, sun-bleached villages. From fertile fields dotted with windmills turning lazily in the breeze to mediaeval monasteries and castles perched “quixotically” atop pine clad mountains, you can stay in Mallorca villas that look out over the azure sea that encircles the island’s 400 km of beautiful coastline.
For many people, the best villa holidays in Mallorca are along the rocky and mountainous coastline of Mallorca’s North East coast that ends with a final flourish at the tip of the Formentor Peninsula where the rocks disappear into the sea in an iconic whip of a dragon’s tail.
East Coast Mallorca Villa Holidays
Eastward of the peninsula the coastline begins to soften and sandy beaches have formed as the pine clad rocks descend towards the sea at pretty Formentor Beach from which a ferry makes a regular crossing between Porto Pollensa and back.
The resorts and Majorca villas along this coast are generally low-key and the beaches of golden sand are excellent for a Majorca villa holiday, the shallow waters making for great paddling. Porto Pollensa is famous for its genteel pine walk, and it makes for a pleasant start to an evening to take a stroll along its wide paved walkway, selecting your choice of restaurant to patronise along the way.
Moving further east it is hardly surprising that the long stretches of shallow golden sand are backed by a succession of family orientated holiday resorts with moderately high-rise hotels but the beaches beside the wonderful and protected Park Naturel de S’Albufera are left as nature intended and it is still possible to find less crowded sections even in high season. The best villas in Majorca can be found here. Beyond Ca’n Picafort, the last of these resorts, the high rise peters out and the coast continues with stretches of virgin sand and small seaside villages until the mountains render the coast inaccessible once again.
Villa Holidays in Mallorca, In Season or Out
Out of the high season, Mallorca is an island that attracts many walkers and cyclists, including the popular Cala Sant Vincent villas, who enjoy the variety of terrain from steep mountain roads and tracks to level plains interspersed by rolling hills, who enjoy a say at a one of the many holiday villas in Majorca.
Away from the coast the island’s towns and villages host a calendar of cultural events and fiestas throughout the season. The highlight of the summer in the lovely old town of Pollensa is La Patrona Festival, a re-enactment of the epic battle fought in 1550 between the Moors and Christians. The festivities with music and dancing last for a week at the end of July/beginning of August and the highlight is on the anniversary of day of battle, when the townspeople assume the identities of either Christians or the marauding piratical Moors and re-enact the fight amongst the town’s narrow streets and plaças.
One of the benefits of staying in Mallorca villas is that you can spend many a happy morning wandering around a colourful market. Each Mallorcan town has its market day, the biggest of which is at Sineu in the centre of the island. Everything is on offer from piglets to flamenco shoes, local cheeses to the freshest of locally grown fruit and veg, you can see more details in our Mallorca Travel Guide.
All villa holidays in Mallorca should include a visit to its capital Palma, with its magnificent Cathedral, beautiful boulevards lined with upmarket shops, its narrow back streets where artisans sell their wares and of course its magnificent waterfront lined with the glossy and opulent yachts of the rich and famous.
To say that Mallorca has it all is not an understatement. It is a visit to the best of Spain, packaged into a small island, with a vast selection of Villas in Mallorca or even Majorca for rent. Call us if you need any help finding your ideal villas in Majorca and Mallorca villas with pools.