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How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Majorca

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Majorca

The holiday island of Majorca is well known for its beaches, warm waters and plentiful nightlife. With plenty of historical and cultural attractions to go alongside the water sports and nightlife there is a good choice of boutique hotels in Majorca is popular all year round; as a sunshine holiday destination in the summer and for those looking for a long stay in the winter.

Choosing a resort or boutique hotel in Majorca can be quite a challenge. There are plenty dotted around the islands coastline and all have their own appeals and qualities. Much will depend on what the visitor wants to do. For nightlife the resorts of Magalluf and Arenal are the best options; for cultural sightseeing the city of Palma with its cathedral and museums is hard to beat. For relaxation in scenic surroundings the tree clad hills around Cala D’or with its marina and waterfront restaurants is ideal.

The range of five star hotels Majorca has to offer its guests can be found in a variety of different locations and some are operated by well known European hotel chains. One of these can be found in the resort of Cala D’or with its yacht marina and waterfront walks. Beaches at Cala D’or are mainly coves and are ideal for snorkeling. A short walk from Cala Gran beach the hotel offers two swimming pools, outdoor and indoor and rooms that have mini bars a whirlpool bath and a balcony. The hotel is classified as a boutique hotel and contains touches of originality that includes elegant furnishings and landscaped gardens. There is a currency exchange on site and the option to hire bicycles for exploring the area.

Cala Ratjada is one of the islands smaller resorts and plays host to another of the five star hotels Majorca has to offer. Surrounded by gardens and with an attractive pool the hotel prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and service. Guests have the use of internet access and there are leisure facilities on site. Cala Ratjada itself is a pleasant town and port set on a rocky headland, with a good choice of waterfront restaurants. On the north eastern corner of the island, the coastline here is rocky and there is excellent snorkeling to be had from the small coves, but it is not the place to head for with small children. In winter Cala Ratjada opens its arms to older guests who spend the winter under the Majorcan sun.

There are a number of spa hotels and golfing resorts on Majorca and one of these can be found away from the bustling resorts in the foothills of the Puig de Galatzo Mountains. This hotel is housed in a typical sixteenth century house and has been restored carefully to maintain much of its original character. The infinity pool offers excellent views over the mountains and there are many archaeological remains in the area for history lovers to visit. An airport shuttle collects and delivers guests back to the airport at Palma and a tour desk can help organize visits to other area of the island.

All of the five star hotels Majorca offers supply guests with internet access and will be happy to arrange trips around the island. Some offer car hire or operate their own travel services. Quality dining can be found in all hotels and all have swimming pools and the coastal properties have private beach areas. Currency exchanges are normally available on site and some may have business facilities and offer the opportunity to hold conferences.

One of the most famous hotels on the island can be found at Port de Pollenca and looks out across the bay to the neighboring island of Formentera. Offering excellent facilities guests choosing to stay here can take a boat trip to the scenic island of Formentera and relax on its white sand for the day.

With so many resorts and hotels to choose from Majorca deserves more than one visit. Flights arrive at Palma airport all year round. Those staying on the northern edge of the island are well advised to make transfer arrangements before arriving as the transfer time is in excess of an hours traveling. Taxis are always available at the airport but those traveling with children should be aware that many Majorcan taxis do not have child seats except by prearrangement.

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