Mallorca’s haunting natural beauty and balmy Mediterranean climate, coupled with its reputation for a sophisticated lifestyle, makes it the perfect island escape for celebrities and discerning travellers in search of exclusive experiences.
Surrounding the island is a symphony of coastal landscapes: white-sand beaches lapped by shimmering turquoise seas in the south, long stretches of golden sand in the north, and wild rocky coves and plunging sea cliffs on the western shore. This is also the place where the Serra de Tramuntana, a soaring mountain range included in the Unesco list of cultural landscapes, descends into the azure waters of the Mediterranean and where Mallorca’s most characterful towns – Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa – are located.
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of both the island and the Balearic archipelago. It is an elegant, cosmopolitan Mediterranean city with a happening nightlife and a host of remarkable sights to explore, from striking architectural landmarks, museums and art galleries to chic shops and trendy gastrobars.
The island’s interior, an intriguing blend of luxury comfort and rustic charm, is speckled with wineries, world-class golf courses and charismatic honey-coloured villages. The countryside is packed with upmarket places to eat and drink, and A-listers with homes in the area living the high life under the glorious Balearic sun.
Although suitable for families, adventurers and everyone in between, Mallorca remains the destination of choice for the wealthy elite. Its exclusivity is best reflected in the superb quality of its eateries and accommodation. There’s an astounding selection of luxury villas in Mallorca, and its dining scene has never looked better, with a new wave of creative Mallorcan chefs and Michelin-awardees taking the local culinary landscape into new realms, with exciting Mediterranean nouvelle cuisine
While high season runs from May to October, early spring and late fall are great times to visit Mallorca, especially for those interested in culture, history and outdoor adventures.