I’ve been coming to Mallorca for more years than I can remember and it really is a fantastic place.
Here are my best tips for the beautiful island – and don’t forget to check #nevernotgoingtomallorca
∼ ALLOVER MALLORCA ∼
Mallorca has a lot of great spots all around the island. I always stay in Puerto Andratx, but other lovely spots include Deià and Valdemossa. Luckily it’s easy to get around by car, so here are a few tips for allover Mallorca. Scroll down for Palma tips.
Discover the beautiful Deià
Though the ride to Deià includes a lot of narrow mountain roads, it’s worth it! The beautiful northern coastal village is one of the most beautiful spots on the island, and includes a lot of great restaurants. My favourite is Xellini – ask for a table outside under the vines, and munch on tapas classics like padron pebbers and croquetas.
Visit a market
Mallorca is full of local markets selling cheese, charcuterie, fruits, straw baskets and ceramics. All the markets have different opening days, so seek out your local one, and make sure to pick up some island specialties such as olive oil, sea salt and almonds.
Dine with a view at Sea Club
My number one tip for a great restaurant experience in Mallorca. Read more here and don’t forget reservations!
Cool down in crystal clear water
The east coast of Mallorca is said to have some of the best beaches. I have yet to experience them on my own, but I plan to do exactly that this summer. Stay tuned!
Have a perfect lunch at Ca Na Toneta
Take the drive to Caimari, a small town near Inca, and go for a luxe lunch at Ca Na Toneta. The six course menu is made from local produce and varies from day to day. Ask to have the coffee and dessert outside in the cute courtyard. Open for dinner too. Read more here.
Visit the harbour in Puerto Andratx
I always stay in Puerto Andratx, and can only recommend a trip to the charming harbour for an ice cream or a drink.
∼ PALMA ∼
Get your caffeine fix at La Molienda
The best (or maybe only) place to get a proper cup of coffee in Palma. It’s a bit off the main street, and they also serve small breakfast and lunch plates. Read more here.
Shop for antiques at Viveca
An old garage transformed to a antique interior store. Lots of cool stuff to be found here! Read more here.
Go for a stroll in Santa Catalina and treat yourself to a vegan ice cream
The Santa Catalina (also on the top picture of this post) area in Palma is where the locals hang out, and feels much more calm than the rest of Palma. Wander the streets and cool off with a vegan ice cream at Cream Crew.
Go for dinner at the hidden Tast Club
You may never find this place if you don’t know where to look, but when you do, you’ll thank me! Great tapas, cool atmosphere, strong drinks and reasonable prices. You’re welcome. Read more here.