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Romantic Guide to Majorca

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As far as idyllic romantic trips go, it would be hard to beat the island of Majorca – a veritable Garden of Eden – with its breathtakingly beautiful and varied landscape of citrus, almond and olive orchards, verdant forests and mountains, golden beaches, and hidden coves. Add in scrumptious local gastronomy, chic hotels, excellent shopping, and a vibrant nightlife in Palma City, and you have a winning romantic formula.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

7 Places

7 City Tips

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7 Places

El Tren de Soller

Performances

Castell d Alaro

Castles

Cala Deia

Beaches

Belmond La Residencia

Hotels

Balearic Helicopters

Helicopter Tours

Cap Roig Restaurant

Restaurants

Abaco

Restaurants

Anna N's City Tips

  • Majorca has an impressive and inexpensive island-wide bus network, train service to key towns, and local cabs.
  • Buses fill up fast, so get to your stop early. Also, avoid carrying anything but hand luggage, or you'll need to put it in the hold.
  • Avoid wearing beachwear in Palma City. It has recently been banned in bars, shops, and restaurants, and a heavy fine is in place.
  • In the heat of the summer, keep a hat and shades on hand – and for señoritas, a fan!
  • Win friends and please locals with a friendly smile and a "Hola" whenever the opportunity arises.
  • Head for restaurants frequented by locals, where the food is sure to be good and you're guaranteed better value for money.
  • Do tip – few restaurants include gratuity in the bill.
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    El Tren de Soller
    Performances
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    Anna N Says:

    There's nothing more romantic than a ride on Soller town's historic train. Think honey-hued quaint wooden carriages, spectacular views, and erratic lighting. Built in 1911, the sturdy veteran clanks along the 28km route from Palma to Soller, passing through deep, cool tunnels and over bridges, embracing verdant valleys, fields, and orchards bursting with fruit and flowers in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Few visitors realise that the leather banquettes on the train can be adjusted to face forwards or backwards.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 Concerts & Shows in Palma de Mallorca
    • Interestingly vintage train from Palma to Soller 14/11/2017
    • Worth doing 09/11/2017
    • El Tren de Soller
    Address:
    Avenida Joan March 2
    07002 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 677 50 75 29
    Other:
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    Castell d Alaro
    Castles
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    Anna N Says:

    Few walks can compare with a tranquil morning trek up the rocky, twisting path to the historic Alaro Castle – once a Moorish stronghold – which sits above the town of Alaro. The views from the top are breathtaking, and the best part is descending for lunch at the eccentric and rustic Es Verger restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try Es Verger's succulent roast lamb, cooked in a firewood oven and served with patatas bravas.
    • Arrive early for lunch to avoid crowds and ensure your chosen dish on the menu.
    • At convivial Es Verger, tables are shared, so be prepared to make new friends.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Alaro
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • very nice walk 27/11/2017
    • Amazing. 16/10/2017
    • Castell d Alaro
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    Cala Deia
    Beaches
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    Anna N Says:

    This little half moon-shaped cove, tucked away down a steep and winding track, has become rather iconic over the years – not least because it was a favourite of Robert Graves, renowned Deia resident and prolific English author and poet. The lean strip of peaceful, pebbly beach is populated by laid-back locals and cognoscenti, who come to enjoy the crystal clear waters, heavenly views across the sea, and excellent diving off a nearby cliff. While perhaps not picture-postcard-perfect, it's still one of my favourite places to relax and soak up the sun and atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Push out the boat for lunch and enjoy the catch of the day on the shady terrace of popular C'as Patro March restaurant, housed in a clutter of old stone buildings.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 196 things to do in Palma de Mallorca
    • A beautiful cove, but crowded. 14/10/2017
    • Snorkelling in the bay is always the highlight of our trip! 08/10/2017
    • Cala Deia
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    Belmond La Residencia
    Hotels
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    Anna N Says:

    Experience art and idyllic vistas In the beautiful mountain village of Deia with a visit to Belmond La Residencia. The sculpture garden, with contributions from a number of talented artists, is a must-see. From its beautiful grounds to its famed restaurants, this relaxed and historic gem sets a wonderful atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • One to one art, pottery and sculpture classes with the hotel's artists in residence are on offer – a perfect surprise gift for the one you love!
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Deia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spectacular! 08/01/2018
    • Enchanting 10/12/2017
    • Belmond La Residencia
    Address:
    Calle Canals s/n
    07179 Deia, Majorca
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 971 63 90 11
    Other:
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    Balearic Helicopters
    Helicopter Tours
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    Anna N Says:

    For a completely memorable experience, soar over Majorca's azure waters and above the Tramuntana mountains in a helicopter. Enjoy an intimate picnic for two up in the hills, before whizzing back to base in time for sundown.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Wear light, practical clothing for the trip, including comfortable walking shoes should you decide to touch down in the hills.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 103 Tours in Palma de Mallorca
    • Super pro tks Jonny 02/11/2017
    • 40th Birthday 31/10/2017
    • Balearic Helicopters
    Address:
    Aerodromo de Son Bonet
    07141 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 79 41 32
    Other:
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    Cap Roig Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mediterranean)
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    Anna N Says:

    The Sunset Lounge of Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel has one of the most spectacular views, offering a near-360 degree panorama of the island and water. Perched high on a hilltop above the crescent-shaped port, the wide, shady terrace is an incredible place to watch the sun go down while sharing a cool cocktail with someone special.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't forget to try the bar's fantastic selection of local gins.
    • Before heading to the terrace, spend an indulgent afternoon at the hotel's Talise Spa, relaxing in the open-air mountainside jacuzzi pool and enjoying a steam or massage "a deux".
    • The view and ambiance here are bigger draws than the food.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,358 of 5,125 restaurants in Majorca
    • top class food. 24/11/2017
    • Good quality fish 05/11/2017
    • Cap Roig Restaurant
    Address:
    Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
    c/o Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
    07108 Port de Soller, Soller, Majorca
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 63 78 88
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Abaco
    Restaurants (Contemporary)
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    Anna N Says:

    This famed Baroque-style cocktail bar, situated in an elegant town house in Palma's historic quarter, is a mix of Gothic splendour, kitsch decor, and outrageous opulence. A spectacular entrance hall bursting with 18th century antique furniture, flower displays, portraits, and candelabras weeping wax, has you wondering if Miss Havisham from Great Expectations – or perhaps King Louis XV – will pop up at any moment. There are few candlelit hangouts for lovestruck couples that can rival this lavish local landmark.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • At 11.30 pm on Fridays, spiralling rose petals descend from above to musical accompaniment for precisely three minutes and forty-four seconds. Don't miss it!
    • Take a peek upstairs at the decked-out rooms of this atmospheric, historic house.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #427 of 5,125 restaurants in Majorca
    • Date night option 01/01/2018
    • Touristy but quaint 06/12/2017
    • Abaco
    Address:
    Calle Berenguer Santjoan 1 La Lonja
    07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 71 49 39
    Price range:
    US$ 100 - US$ 200
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    20:00 - 03:00
    Sat - Wed
    20:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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