Exclusive coastal retreat
This exclusive resort in south-west Majorca has earned a reputation for glitz and glamour, with a handful of super-luxe hotels and some of the best golf courses on the island. Snuggled into a scenic, pine-strewn headland overlooking a postcard-perfect bay, the resort’s lush surroundings are some of its biggest attractions.
The world-class golf courses pruned into its landscapes include the 18-hole Real Golf Bendinat, which features a gorgeous green valley surrounded by hilly terrain and sloping fairways.
The resort has its own beach; a curved bay that’s small but perfectly formed, with powdery white-gold sand and a handful of upmarket beach clubs. You’ve got a smattering of attractive bars and restaurants, too, all adding to Illetas’ low-key charm. If it’s nightlife and shopping you’re after, island capital Palma is just six miles away.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Illetas is approximately 30 minutes.
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.