Loved by artists, writers and philosophers, Mallorca (also known as Majorca) is more than a beloved sun & sand holiday destination. Tucked away in the Tramuntana mountains are an array of picturesque, quaint and rural villages that have attracted exclusive travellers including Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Catherine Zeta Jones and Richard Branson (to name a few). These alternative villages are packed with rustic charm, historical influence and blissful natural beauty. Perfect for a luxury holiday in Mallorca and to simply potter around or pull up a café chair and watch the world go by.
Puerto de Soller & Soller
A quintessential Mallorcan village, Soller is a sublime place to simply potter around and absorb the rural feel. It’s home to a magnificent church, botanical gardens and art galleries as well as tapas haunts, pastry shops, ice cream parlours and fresh orange juice stalls. Oranges and lemons grow in abundance here, in fact, citrus exports once brought great wealth to the town. The port of Soller is just 6km away and easily reached by the vintage tramline which runs through the mountains. The beautiful port is an idyllic setting with luxury yachts, upmarket restaurants and a jaw-dropping horseshoe shaped bay.
Deya (also known as Deià) is a small hilltop village nestled in the Tramuntana mountains where sea views emerge between peaks. A postcard picture of romance, Deya has inspired many writers, artists and musicians including the late Robert Graves who is buried here. Alongside quaint village beauty and blissful surroundings, Deya is home to old stone houses, galleries, authentic eateries and a wealth of hiking opportunities in the surrounding mountains. Simply absorb the towns charm and rustic appearance or meander through almond orchards, olive groves and pine forests.
Pollensa & Puerto Pollensa
Pollensa and its port are peaceful, picturesque and well loved. Awash with stone houses, cobbled promenades and café lined streets, Pollensa is a wonderful place to meander through galleries & boutiques or simply watch the world go by. A real Mallorcan delight, Pollensa is bohemian yet sophisticated. Puerto Pollensa captures the same charm with the addition of inspiring sea views. Grab a seat anywhere, from a restaurant terrace to your balcony and gaze upon an entrancing bay and watch on as Swallows and House Martins dive from pine trees and the warm shallow waters gently lap.
Hailed as the village where composer Frederick Chopin spent his winters with his lover George Sand in the mid 1800’s. This eye-catching village is packed with cobbled alleys, honey coloured stone houses and winding lanes all decorated with colourful potted plants and vines. Valldemossa is the birthplace of Mallorca’s patron Saint Catalina Thomas, residents paint tiles by their doors depicting scenes of Santa Catalina which are said to ward of bad luck. A 13th century royal Carthusian monastery still stands, open to the public, where Chopin rented rooms.
This vibrant, stylish and bustling capital is full of life and history. Although a large city, it’s unique architecture, sophisticated neighbourhoods and stunning outlook paints a postcard picture of luxury. With trendy bars, art galleries and sublime restaurants aplenty, Palma encompasses ‘La Belle Vie’. Its history encompasses Christian reconquest, Moors, Romans and even prehistoric remains meaning an eclectic mix of refurbed mansions, medieval walls and cobbled ruins pattern the city.
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