Weekend Getaway Edition: Mallorca

Mallorca, the small island off the coast of Spain is part of the Balearic Islands and its old sun-dappled streets, cliffside haciendas, and dazzling beaches make it an excellent place to head for a long weekend to soak up some sun. Here is how to spend a couple of days in this sun-soaked spot.

Weekend Getaway Edition: Mallorca

The Beaches

There are a ton of beaches to visit in Mallorca so you will want to rent a car for your time here to fully experience them all. If you want to head out to a secluded cove with turquoise water you will find it here. Cala Mesquida, Cala Llamp, and Cala Estellencs will all fulfill the needs of even the most discerning beachgoer, just don’t forget your swimsuit. Many of these little beaches will have bars on them so you can grab a quick sangria or a bag of chips to tide you over before you head into the city for a big pile of paella.

Where To Stay

There are a variety of different areas to stay at but if you want something secluded and romantic then there is one that standouts. Castell Son Claret is a former 15th-century castle with a palm-lined drive which makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. The grounds themselves are lush and will make you feel like you have wandered into the garden of Eden and the food is unearthly. The onsite restaurant, Zaranda boasts the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in the Balearic Islands, so even if you don’t stay here the culinary experience itself is worth a visit. As the property is secluded and geared towards adults you will not have to deal with hordes of tourists blasting music but will instead get to enjoy this serene space.

Weekend Getaway Edition: Mallorca

Where To Eat

Besides the aforementioned restaurant, there are a few restaurants serving up some of the finest Mallorcan cuisines. Marc Frosh which also has a Michelin star serves up some of the finest in degustation. Each meal is deconstructed and plated to reflect the season that it is being served in which makes for a very colorful experience. Adrian Quetglas another Michelin starred restaurant in Palma proper serves up Argentinian-Mallorcan fusion dishes as the chef himself has both roots in his past. The pumpkin pesto is a must-try if you are looking for a recommendation.

Now go and enjoy your sun-soaked stay in Mallorca!