Majorca Holidays - Spain
Majorca has been a holiday favourite for years, pulling in everyone from Winston Churchill and Grace Kelly to Brad Pitt and Claudia Schiffer. It's easy to see why they love the island, too. Wide bays and tucked-away coves are carved out of the coastline, and come with sugary sands and glass-clear waters. Inland, pine-cloaked mountains rise up and traditional villages and hamlets cling to their sides.
The island is easy to explore by car. The capital, Palma, is well worth a visit, as are the artists' villages of Deya and Valldemossa, set high up in the Tramuntana mountains. Down on the coast, stop off at chic waterside towns like Illetas, Port Soller and Puerto Pollensa.
Things to do in Majorca
Travel to Soller on a vintage train
The train journey from Palma to Soller is a Majorcan must-do. You'll board an old-fashioned train, then chug slowly through the countryside and up through the Tramuntana mountains. Once you've explored Soller, catch the Orange Express tram through citrus groves to Port Soller.
Sail through the Caves of Drach
The Caves of Drach are carved out of limestone on Majorca's east coast. Tours take you through the caverns, past spiky stalactites and stalagmites, and include a boat trip on a huge subterranean lake. The highlight, though, is the live concert. A quartet of musicians performs a selection of classical music, which is amplified by the natural acoustics of the caves.
Put Palma's Gothic cathedral at the top of your to-see list, and follow it up with an amble around the atmospheric old quarter. Serious shoppers should make tracks for the boutiques on Passeig des Born and Avinguda Jaume III.
Majorca Family Holidays
Families are well taken care of in Majorca, with hotels like the PuraVida Resort Blau Porto Petro, Viva Zafiro Alcudia and Iberostar Playa de Muro Village offering up plenty of facilities for children. The island itself is great for family holidays, too - think soft sandy beaches, buggy-friendly streets and restaurants to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Hotels in Majorca
Majorca has plenty of luxury hotels to pick from, whether you fancy a beachside property like the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, or a hillside getaway like Belmond La Residencia. We also feature a collection of intimate, boutique-style hotels, like the Son Brull Hotel & Spa, set in an 18th-century monastery.
Take a look at our full list of hotels in Majorca.
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The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.