The sweeping Bay of Pollensa sits near the northern tip of Majorca. Curved in a horseshoe shape, the bay’s coastline covers multiple golden beaches fronted with luxury hotels and pretty harbours, and provides some of the best seafood on the island.
The S’Albufereta Nature Reserve is also nestled in the Bay of Pollensa; a lush wetland that’s a haven for migrating birds and home to over 300 species of plant life.
Puerto Pollensa is the most popular resort on the bay, with a beautiful marina that’s a hotspot for yacht hire. In the evenings, the laid-back wine bars and seafood restaurants are the go-to for cool nightlife. Flanking the marina are two gorgeous golden beaches, set up with the full works – watersports, sunbeds and plenty of beach cafes and kiosks.
Pollensa itself is a lovely hint of the island’s history; an old town with a cobbled main street, art galleries and medieval monastery tucked back from the beach.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to the Bay of Pollensa is approximately 1 hour.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.