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Mallorca Honeymoon Travel Guide

Savour a relaxing honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday in Mallorca – Spain’s most popular Mediterranean island and the largest of the Balearic Islands.

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Introducing Mallorca

Discover a choice of pine-fringed white-sand beaches that indent a 500km-long coastline and border lively resorts crammed with bars, restaurants and hotels.


What to do and see in Mallorca

Explore the island’s interior on foot, bike or by hire car, a scenic landscape of almond and olive groves, pine forests, whitewashed windmills and picture-perfect mountain villages scattered across the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

Discover Mallorca’s vibrant resorts. An excellent family friendly option is the purpose-built resort of Palma Nova, located on a white-sand beach on the southwest coast of Mallorca and featuring dolphin and seal shows at Marineland and a themed crazy-golf park at Golf Fantasia.

Nearby Magaluf is a party-central resort known for its great music bars as well as two water parks and a go-karting track. Or try Puerto de Alcúdia, a sprawling resort that fringes a gorgeous beach on the northeast coast of Mallorca.

Away from the beach, choose from several marked hiking trails that network the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range stretching along the island’s west coast. Or ride belle epoque rail carriages through inspiring mountain scenery between Palma and Sóller.

By hire car, explore narrow and winding roads that weave through wooded valleys and steep mountain slopes dotted with picturesque villages to a jagged-edged coastline of pine-fringed cliffs overlooking secluded sandy coves.

Discover the charming cobblestone hamlets of Estallenchs, Bañalbufar and Fornalutx, and visit medieval monasteries at Valldemossa and Lluc.

In Mallorca's capital, Palma de Mallorca (or Palma), explore atmospheric old alleyways and squares around the Plaça Santa Eulalia and along the seafront wander wide boulevards past 12th century ramparts at Ses Voltes.

Visit the magnificent Gothic Sa Seu Cathedral, home to flying buttresses that support one of the largest naves in Europe.

At Museu Fundació Pilar y Joan Miró, see a collection of more than 100 paintings and sculptures and scores of drawings housed in the artist’s former studio.

Later, browse elegant fashion boutiques, leather goods stores and handicraft shops on Passeig des Borne all the way to Plaça Cort. Then savour a cocktail at an al fresco café facing a bay famous that is renowned for its magical sunsets.


Where to stay in Mallorca

Mallorca (or Majorca) offers honeymoon couples a choice of resort accommodation to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…

Gran Melia de Mar - Adults OnlyGran Melia de Mar - Adults Only
Location: Illetas, Mallorca
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD726 per room
Description: This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach. Situated on the sea front in Illetas, Gran Melia de Mar-Adults Only is set within beautiful gardens and features a small private beach. This stylish hotel features 3 swimming pools and an extensive spa. Each of the bright, air-conditioned rooms at the Meliá has stylish, modern décor, a flat-screen TV and an aromatherapy pillow selection. Rooms also feature balconies with sea views. For an additional charge, guests have access to the SPA BY CLARINS, where health and beauty treatments are available. The spa includes a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, hot water indoor pool and a hot tub. The fitness center is available 24 hours and is free of charge. Gran Melia de Mar-Adults Only has 3 restaurants, including the the Amaro Lounge, which offers a range of light food, drinks and a cocktail menu, a poolside restaurant Bardot, where guests can enjoy fresh fish, rice dishes and seafood meals next to the pool during the summer months. Arrels by Marga Coll is a fine dining restaurant offering tasting menus, with a beautiful terrace and sea views, serving traditional Mallorcan cuisine with a modern twist, and is only open for dinner. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Portals Nous Marina and central Palma is just 7 km away. Bendinat Golf Club is a 10-minute walk from the Meliá.

Barceló FormentorBarceló Formentor
Location: Port de Pollensa, Mallorca
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD616 per room
Description: This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. This world-famous hotel has a beautiful location, surrounded by gardens and next to Formentor Bay. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, one of which is heated in cooler weather. The Barceló Formentor has a great range of restaurants. Es Colomer and El Pi Restaurant both offer outdoor dining. The beach restaurant Platja Mar serves a buffet lunch during the summer months. Barceló Formentor has a health and beauty center, free internet, 5 tennis courts and a game room. Spacious meeting rooms are also available. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and include a bathrobe, slippers and satellite TV.

Nixe PalaceNixe Palace
Location: Cala Major, Palma de Mallorca
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD523 per room
Description: This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. The luxury Nixe Palace is next to Cala Major Beach and the Marivent Palace. It features an outdoor pool, a spa and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Rooms at the Nixe Palace are modern and soundproof. They include satellite TV and a large bathroom with toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. The Nixe’s specialized golf department has trips to local courses and discounted green fees. Nearby golf courses include Son Vida and Son Muntaner. Hotel Nixe Palace has 3 restaurants, with the best Mediterranean cuisine, fresh seafood and international dishes. There is also a poolside bar and a garden. The hotel's spa has a thermal circuit, Turkish steam bath, ice fountain, heated lounge chairs and fantastic sea views. There is also a gym, and massage treatments are available. Entry is subject to a charge.

Grupotel Parc Natural & SpaGrupotel Parc Natural & Spa
Location: Playa de Muro, Mallorca
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD500 per room
Description: Surrounded by the stunning S’Albufera Nature Reserve, Grupotel Parc Natural & Spa enjoys magnificent views of the Bay of Alcudia. This luxurious hotel features an outdoor pool and grounds. The elegant rooms at Parc Natural & Spa each include a balcony or terrace with views of the grounds or sea. They also come with satellite TV and air conditioning. The hotel offers a spa and spa area with facilities including a fitness center, heated pool and Turkish bath. Massage services are available and there is also a hairstylist. Grupotel Parc Natural & Spa is located in front of Playa de Muro Beach. A bus stops in front of the hotel with direct services to Can Picafort, Port d’Alcúdia and Alcúdia. This is a seasonal hotel, open from the end of April to October.

Iberostar Playa de Muro VillageIberostar Playa de Muro Village
Location: Playa de Muro, Mallorca
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD460 per room
Description: This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Iberostar Playa de Muro Village is a large resort set on Platja de Muro, 200 metres from S’Albufera Nature Reserve. It features 2 outdoor pools, for adults and children, a chill out area with Balinese beds, and rooms with balconies. The Muro Village offers bright décor throughout. Each of its spacious rooms is air conditioned and has satellite TV, a microwave and a kettle. The property boasts a variety of restaurants, from buffet to à la carte. You can also enjoy live cooking at lunch and dinner buffet. Guests can have breakfast on the terrace of Embat Restaurant, enjoying views of the sea. Room service is available. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout. There is a 24-hour bell boy service and a towel service is available for the pools. The Village has an on-site gym and tennis courts, as well as a spa with a hot tub, sauna, and ice fountain. There is a golf course within 4 km of the hotel, and the property can arrange Green Fees for you. This hotel also offers unique services for cyclists and sports travelers. There is a repair shop, garage and a fully equipped gym. Bicycles are available for hire, there are special menus, a sports shop and a dedicated and specialized team. The Iberostar is 5 km from Alcudia, while Palma and its airport are a 45-minute drive away.

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Best time to honeymoon in Mallorca

The ideal months to visit Mallorca are May, June, September and October, with daily temperatures averaging 24°C. It’s best to avoid the peak season crowds of July and August when temperatures can soar beyond 30°C.

For more climate info: Mallorca Weather Guide


Getting there

Mallorca is located in the Balearic Islands, around 209km east of Barcelona and 145km east of Valencia.

By air, Palma de Mallorca Airport receives daily flights from Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona in Spain, as well as from most European cities. By ferry, Palma is easily reached daily from Barcelona and Valencia.

Information on how to get to Mallorca


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Latest update Mallorca honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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