If you've been to Majorca, you'll know why it's so popular with tourists. Despite its modest size, the sun-soaked Balearic Island is packed with attractions, from its beautiful beaches and countryside to the cultural hub capital of Palma. Charming hotels can be found for every kind of holidaymakers, here are 5 of the best:
Nakar Hotel, Palma
Situated in the heart of the capital Palma, the Nakar Hotel is blessed with views most hotels could only dream of having. Step into the rooftop infinity pool and gaze across the city - backdropped by the clear sea waters, you'll see the Bellver Castle, Palma Cathedral and the port of Palma. There are extensive spa facilities inside the hotel, including two treatment rooms and a Finnish sauna.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia, Alcudia
In the North of the island sits the town of Alcudia, famous for picture-perfect beaches and waterparks. The Zafiro Palace Alcudia hotel holds a strong reputation, particularly as a family-friendly place to stay on the island. There's an impressive pool scene, 4 in total, which includes a fantastic kids splash park, and the hotel is only a short walk to the beach. 5 minutes in the other direction, you'll find the old town of Alcudia, home to a lovely market on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Hotel Nixe Palace, Cala Major
On the glorious Cala Major beachfront you'll find the Hotel Nixe Palace. Highlights of the hotel include its balcony and pool, an ideal spot to pay tribute to the magnificent views overlooking the Balearic sea. The indoor spa facilities and fantastic family-run service are excellent too, and there are 4 restaurants within the vicinity. The hotel is within close proximity of Palma.
Cap Rocat, Cala Blava A former military base, the Cap Rocat hotel is a unique hotel situated in a secluded bay of the island, a short distance south from El Arenal in the beautiful area of Cala Blava. Architecturally untouched from its military past, the hotel has been completely refurbished into a luxury boutique hotel. Set on the edge of a nature reserve and close to a rugged coastline, there are amazing views out over the sea, with Bond-esque pool and spa built into the cliffs. Facilities are impressive, the hotel even has its own private cinema.
Hotel Es Moli, Deià
Set amongst the trees and hills of the beautiful region of Deià, Hotel Es Moli is one of the most scenic hotels in all of Majorca. The area was once popular with famous writers and musicians who were drawn to the town's fairy-like qualities. The hotel was once a 17th-century manor house but has since been converted to luxury accommodation, with a pool and al fresco dining areas. Bed and breakfast (buffet) and half board options are available.