Head out from Spain's east coast and across the Balearic Sea and you'll soon find the enchanting island of Majorca. In comparison to its neighbour Ibiza, Majorca presents travellers with more traditional landscape made up of small towns and villages as well as the stunning historical city of Palma. The island is also the birthplace of Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players to ever have graced the court.
Luxury holidays to Majorca
Majorca lends itself perfectly to luxury holidays in the Mediterranean. The arresting landscape, which inspired artist Miró, presents a haven for hiking and biking while the quaint towns are always quick to offer a warm welcome. Kenwood Travel has carefully selected a choice of hotels that will help you to make the most of your holiday to this wonderful island.
Great reasons to holiday in Majorca
- Tradition – Many of the manors, houses and estates that have lain dormant for years are being faithfully restored into unique hideaways where you can sample the more laid back approach to life that is so embraced in the Mediterranean.
- Cuisine – The island's main city, Palma, is brimming with fabulous restaurants with chefs proudly displaying Majorca's love for fine food, wine and a lively atmosphere.
- The beaches – Discovering Mallorca's resplendent coast is something sure to live long in the memory. Providing the most beautiful of frames for the island, Majorca's series of beaches are home to pearl white sands and pleasingly warm cerulean waters.
- The landscapes – Even though extremely popular with tourists, Majorca's beautiful landscape still offers opportunities for exploration and escape. From the sprawling vineyards to the remote hills dotted with houses and monasteries, you're sure to find Majorca fascinating.
Things to do in Majorca
When you visit the island a trip to the city of Palma is an absolute must. Catedral, which was completed in 1601 after three centuries of work, is a monolithic complex. Damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century, the Catedral was modified to include neo-gothic features and as such this place of worship presents a peculiar, but nonetheless beautiful, blend of Renaissance delicacy and Gothic grandeur.
Opposite the Catedral you'll find the foreboding Palau de l'Almudaina. Built as an Islamic fort, this huge building later became the palatial residence of the Majorcan royals. Nowadays the palace has opened its doors to visitors and taking a wander around the vast halls and sprawling grounds is an experience well worth taking.
For those wanting to delve beneath Majorca and discover its most ancient history, the island boasts an impressive system of vast cave networks. Coves del Drac takes visitors on a trail measuring over one kilometre and takes in amazing stalagmites and stalactites, if you're lucky you may even be treated to some live classical music deep within the chambers of the caves.
Fans of he writer Robert Graves will certainly wish to visit his home in Deiá. Casa Robert Graves has been lovingly preserved and is found pretty much as he left it, visitors are treated to recitals of the great man's poetry and can pick up volumes of his work in the gift shop.
Weather in Majorca
Majorca has a Mediterranean climate meaning the summers can be very hot with temperatures often hitting more than 30°C. The winter sees Majorca turn milder with a higher possibility for stormy weather.
Facts about Majorca
- Area – 1,405.45 sqaure miles
- Population – 869,067
- Currency – Euro
- Time zone – UTC +1
Majorca holidays 2021 / 2022
When you book a Majorca holiday with Kenwood Travel you are guaranteeing the best price on your holiday. We deal directly with airlines and hotels so you can rest assured that no middleman will be driving up your price. Book early so you don't miss out on your preferred dates on a holiday to this gem of the Mediterranean.
Please note: The Balearic Islands government charges holidaymakers a €4,00 tax per person per day, payable locally at the resort.