SUGGESTION BOX “THINGS NOT TO MISS” ON HOLIDAY IN MALLORCA/POLLENSA

Dear All

Whether you are here on holiday for a week or two weeks or more, we hope some of the following suggestions box ideas may be helpful to you regards exploring our Island and area during your stay.

ALFABIA GARDENS

Situated on the edge of the tunnel to Soller.  These lush and beautifully terraced gardens surround a  stunning “hacienda,” truly an enchanting spot.

SOLLER

Located in the mountains with its chic port close to Soller,this can be visited by road or train. There is a delightful ride on an antique train taking you through a picturesque journey  via the mountains that starts from Palma to Soller, or,  if you prefer to drive the scenic mountain road  down the west coast mountains is an “ experience not to be missed.”

VILLAGES

Moscari and Caimari.  Two small quaint villages which are found on the “backroads” that lead to Inca and Campanet, untouched , a  real taste of old Mallorca and how village life still continues.

Randa.  In the heart of the Island another delightful village.  Excellent restaurant recommended by our clients  “Es Reco de Randa”, whilst down this way, you could explore the area of  Felanitx and visit the San Salvador Monastery, the last of monasteries its monks departed in the early 1990s.  This has to be one of the most scenic view points in the general area.

Fornalutx.  This tiny villas must be without doubt the most beautiful attractive village on the Island, which unfortunately, is missed, as many bypass en route to Soller.  “So ensure you do not miss out and take the time to side step off the main track to view and enjoy the ambience of  this amazing village, set in a  valley surrounded by lemon and orange groves.”  From its main square nestled along the cobbled streets which are made to facilitate mule traffic, are the quaint honey coloured houses, a sight you may encounter,  many owners drying  almonds in their courtyards and surrounds of their homes.

PALMA

Palma Cathedral.  This gothic style Cathedral is truly incredible its location,  set back off the main waterfront which overlooks the “Bay of Palma”.

Palma cathedral
Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca (balearic islands)

A suggestion, take a coffee at either the chic Borne Café  watching the world go by….or sip a cool drink in the art nouveau Fundacio La Caixa art gallery in Palma, which is located not far from C and A store,  or simply explore the ancient Arab Quarter, not forgetting to visit the wonderful variety of boutiques and shops, for some retail therapy,  including  El Corte Ingles, that is referred to as Spains Harrods!!!  –  Don’t forget your cheque book for this visit!

BEACHES

Although there are” many”  beautiful beaches and coves to visit on Mallorca, we have chosen what we feel is the very best…….!

Cala Mondrago. Nr. Cala Dor on east coast. “Wonderful” not to be missed,  natural park surrounds, excellent sandy beaches, beach bar, and delightful pleasant walk to 2nd beach via headland ridge.

Mal Pas.  Nestled around the Bay of Pollensa inbetween Alcudia.  Good sandy beach, 2 bays, clear waters, beach bar on both.  Good swimming, often surfing waves late afternoons for the avid surfer!

Cala Mesquida.  Just on the outskirts of Arta.  Windsurfers delight!.  Great wide beach, turquoise and crystal waters.

Cala Murta. Nr. Formentor.  Excellent rock cove.  Natural surrounds reached by foot.  Secluded wonderful spot. Clear waters especially for diving.  There is a picnic area with seating, reached by foot only.

Es Trenc.  To the south of the Island.  Long sweeping Bay, white sand,  blue crystal waters, a beach not to be missed for those who like to be (as God made you…!!) as no one gives a “fig”………..

Muro Beach.  Stunning beach starting on Bay of Alcudia around to Can Picafort and beyond over 10 klm offering the whitest sand and amazing turquoise waters one could be forgiven for thinking you were in the  “Caribe”, and  in our opinion,  one of the most beautiful beaches,  if not the best on Mallorca!

Cala Twent.  Located along the west coast mountain road.   Natural shingle beach, good swimming-diving with clear waters.  There is a small restaurant.

Cala San Vicente.  Four small coves.  Cala Molins offers a small reef, excellent for snorkeling, waters are of an amazing turquoise colour.  There are ample beach bars to enjoy a cool drink.

BOAT TRIP TO FORMENTOR

One can take the daily boat that leaves from the Restaurant Stay in Puerto Pollensa.  The boat ride is approx 20 mins and takes you over the Bay of Pollensa to the stunning and beautiful beaches of Formentor. This is where world known and famous Hotel Formentor is located which was visited by many film stars and royalty of Europe.  It is a delightful sail over,  there is a beach bar on the middle beach, slightly expensive, for this we suggest you pack a picnic! The beaches are white and waters turquoise,  as pine trees are directly adjacent to some parts of the beach, this offers welcoming shade from the summer sun.  A boat trip not to be missed!

VALLDEMOSSA

Located on the mountain west coast not far from Deia.  Fascinating monastery, it’s the town remembered and that accommodated Chopin and George Sands.

DEIA

Stunning coastal village in the north east coast, the home of Robert Graves.  As both Valldemossa and Deia are not far from each, these villages are ideal and can be visited same day.

MARKETS

Pollensa  market shopping on Sunday morning  the “in” place to be seen!!  It has a buzzing atmosphere thriving with international ambience, its market stalls are nestled along the winding streets amongst the towns honey coloured buildings, stalls offering great variety of items to buy from local cheeses, vegetables, to fashion and shoes, is one of the most appreciated markets in the North due to its electric atmopshere.

The Sineu market on Wednesdays is super and interesting, you will find everything from fresh produce to animals, not forgetting to sample some of the best Cellar restaurants on the Island, that the Village of Sineu has to offer that include the best of typical Mallorcan cuisine to indulge, as we are informed,  on the “say so” recommendations of our clients!

We do hope that our suggestion box ideas of places to visit have enticed you  to drag yourelves away from relaxing around your Villa pool or from one of our beautiful beaches, instead, to take a day or two out of your holiday to visit many interesting and scenic views,  places our lovely Island and local area has to offer you.

Wishing you all  “ happy exploring”  during your visit with us, and  don’t worry, if time has not allowed this visit,  there is always NEXT TIME!…….

THE BEST VILLAS POLLENSA.

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