Largest and most popular is Mallorca, which each year plays host to no fewer than 1.5 million British holidaymakers. Though Mallorca is best known for big, boisterous resorts like Magaluf and Palma Nova, it’s easy to escape to a different world of smaller, less developed resorts – and it’s in and around these that many of the villas on offer here are to be found.
In the north is the delightful resort of Puerto Pollensa with its deep, horseshoe-shaped bay and smaller neighbour Cala San Vicente. Also popular with villa owners is the north east, where the smaller resorts of Canyamel and Cala Ratjada provide an alternative to the more concrete attractions of Cala Bona and Cala Millor. Alternatively, you can head inland into the cooler, pine clad mountains which form a chain in the west, rising to over 5,000 feet. Villages and small towns like Deia, Orient or the clifftop Banyalbufar are relatively untouched by tourist development.
Finally, if you fancy spending days on the beach and evenings in a lively but not tacky resort, the Cala d’Or area in the south could be your best bet. The capital, Palma, is also well worth a day trip.
But almost anywhere in Mallorca you can be sure of wonderful beaches, clean, inviting sea, plenty of choice in restaurants and entertainment, and a good selection of apartments and villas for rent.
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