Villas in Mallorca

Known for its breathtaking beaches, hidden coves and delectable dishes, Mallorca has been stealing tourists' hearts for decades. Quaint, stone-built villages offer an authentic, friendly atmosphere while the capital of Palma is the place to go for bustling nightlife and endless culture.The bohemian vibe of Mallorca has attracted artists for years and the arts and culture scene is buzzing - think vibrant art galleries and live music festivals.

From charming, rustic villas to luxury pads, our Mallorca villas have something for everyone. Whether you want to be based close to the beach, within walking distance of the village or just looking for somewhere family-friendly, we've got the Mallorca holiday for you.

Why visit?

  • The long stretches of sandy beaches and turquoise waters are utterly divine - the water is warm and perfect for swimming, snorkelling or try your hand at some watersports.
  • Adventurers will enjoy the rockier parts of the coast where you can get involved in 'coasteering' - a mix of rock-climbing, abseiling, scrambling and cliff-jumping.
  • The weather is warm and sunny throughout most of the year, making it an idyllic choice for out of season holidays.

Read the Mallorca Travel Guide

Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in Mallorca have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Luxury Villas in Mallorca: Our Top Picks

Mallorca Travel Guide

Why visit Mallorca

Since the 1950s, Mallorca has been a sun-seekers paradise known for its blissful beaches, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and lush countryside. From snorkelling in the deep blue to gauping at historical sites such as the 14th century wall in Alcudia's Old Town, you'll never been stuck for things to do on a Mallorca holiday. Visit the colourful markets for fresh, local produce, spend an afternoon catching some rays on the beach and dedicate days to explore the beautiful landscapes (we recommend renting some bikes for this).

All of that and only a two and a half hour plan ride from London airports, Mallorca holidays are about as child-friendly as they come.

Read our Mallorca travel guide for more on when to visit, where to go and what to do on this Spanish oasis.

Food and drink

Whether you're into the finer dining experiences or prefer to pick up fresh produce from the market and whip up your own take on the local delicacies, Mallorca is brimming with foodie delights.

Mallorcan cuisine shares many influences with Spain – pork, olive oil, garlic and peppers are all staples. The island’s chefs are understandably passionate about their produce, and have set themselves to taking Mallorcan cooking into a new era. Want to test them out? Check out our pick of best foodie experiences in Mallorca for an authentic taste of the local cuisine.

Best beaches

When we think of Mallorca, sparkling, turquoise waters and sandy beaches spring to mind – and there’s good reason for that. One of the most sought after spots in the Balearic Islands, the beaches in Mallorca add a certain magic to this spectacular island. Spend days lounging on the white sands, exploring secret coves with the little ones or hiking to the more hidden beaches for a post-hike dip. We've got plenty of Mallorca villas near the beach so you can indulge in that beach babe lifestyle as much as you like.

Whatever floats your boat, Mallorca has it all. We've handpicked our choice of the best family-friendly beaches in Mallorca.

Things to do

With everything from snorkelling, wine-tasting and hot air ballooning on offer (and everything else inbetween!), Mallorca is the perfect place for an adventurous holiday with the group. Whether it be a fun-fuelled family trip or a friends' getaway, a Mallorca holiday will keep even the fussiest of guests entertained.

Those looking for a relaxing break will love the authentic architecture of the old towns, the scenic choice of boat trips and the world-class golf scene while the thrill-seekers will be up for hot air balloon rides, zip wiring through the pine forests and exciting bike tours. Our range of Mallorca villas are perfect for group trips, based in a variety of locations close to the action. (They also make a great place to get your chill on by the pool after a busy day of exploring.)

For some more ideas on what to do with your holiday crew, check out our 7 best group activities in Mallorca.

Why it's perfect for families

  • Ideal for babies: Mallorca is a very family-friendly destination, so you’ll find babies are well-catered for in restaurants, and our Mallorca villas can be stocked with all the things you need.
  • Ideal for kids: There’s so much to keep kids occupied in Mallorca, from amusement parks, museums and animal reserves, they'll have plenty to do.
  • Ideal for teens: Snorkelling spots and watersports galore, teenagers will be well catered for on a Mallorca holiday.

We’ve pulled together a list of the best family activities in Mallorca – give it a read for some more ideas.

Top tips

  • Peak season runs through the summer months but if you're hoping for a quieter getaway try visiting in Autumn when the weather is still warm and the crowds are lesser.
  • The Mallorcans eat a lot later than us Brits, with dinner being served around 9pm or later, so bear this in mind if you're travelling with little ones.

What Oliver loves

The sheer variety of experiences on offer! From lively nightlife and gastranomic foodie experiences to chilled beach days and adrenaline-fuelled activities, Mallorca is a holiday paradise!

Mallorca towns and villages

Whether you’re looking to be set away from the crowds in a traditional village to get a feel for the local island life, or if you want to be in the heart of the action, our villas have been picked with every type of holidaymaker in mind. We've got villas only a short walk to the nearest village and luxe villas only a walk from the beach.

Our destination experts know the ins and outs of this glorious sun-baked Balearic beauty, and have pulled together this mini guide to some of their favourite towns and villages in Mallorca where a lot of our villas are either located in, or near.

Oliver’s Hidden Gem

Known as one of Spain's prettiest villages, Fornalutx is settled into the mountains and is very popular with walkers and cyclists. When you need a rest, relax outside one of the local cafes and admire the stunning views.

Puerto Pollensa

Boasting long stretches of white sandy beach lined by palm and pine trees, this unspoiled village is the perfect spot for some R&R. There's also a variety of Michelin-starred restaurants nearby if you're in the mood to treat yourself.

Cala D'Or

Rocky little coves with fine sand and translucent water grace this stylish resort, famous for its glamorous marina. The main drag is chock full of high quality restaurants and the atmosphere is lively and friendly.

Deia

Deia's charming jigsaw of traditional flat-roofed buildings, lush gardens and superb Michelin-starred restaurant in the shape of Es Racó d’Es Teixit’s make it an absolute must-visit when in the area.

Pollensa

For a busier vibe, Pollensa offers a vibrant main square with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. A popular hike from Pollensa is up to the top of Puig de Maria, a 14th-century monastery on the top of the hill. From here you can admire the panormaic views of the town all the way out to Alcudia Bay.

 

 

 

Sóller

For cobbled streets, artisan shops and the delectable Sóller orange juice, head to the quaint town of Sóller. The laid back ambience and abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops will keep you coming back for more.

Alcudia Old Town

Surrounded by medieval walls, the Roman settlement of Alcudia offers 13th-century architecture, narrow lanes and a buzzing market that will keep you entertained for hours.

Mallorca Travel: Getting there and around

Mallorca is both easily accessible for flying in to as well as easy to get around – you can pretty much drive across the island in less than four hours. We’ve pulled together a small guide on the best ways to get around Mallorca. 


By flight

Mallorca is very accessible, with direct flights from multiple airports in the UK. Flights only take 2.5 hours from London to the international Palma de Mallorca Airport.


By car

If you’re staying inland or in one of the more remote coastal areas, hiring a car will probably be necessary. There are several local firms as well as multinational staples, but once you’ve got your own set of the wheels the entirety of the island is yours to explore! Companies like Europcar, Hertz and Avis all provide services direct from the airport.


Public transport

Thanks to decades of tourism, Mallorca is easy to get around, with a well-developed road and bus network, three train lines and a Metro service operating within Palma. With so much to see, we highly recommend hiring a vehicle – check out our activities section for some original ideas on that front. If you prefer public transport, your first stop will be Palma’s Intermodal Station, reached by the 1 and 21 buses from the airport. From there, local EMT buses and Metro services will get you around the city, TIB (Transport de les Illes Balears) buses will take you to destinations further afield, and trains will take you to the towns of Inca, Pobla and Manacor.


By taxi

There’s an abundance of taxi companies on Mallorca to help get you to where you need to go – though as with many destinations, it’s worth booking in advance (if possible) and agreeing on a price with the driver before heading out.


By bicycle

Touring Mallorca by bike is a fantastic way to see the island (Bradley Wiggins is a big fan) and there are loads of places to hire cycles from – your luxury villas might even include them as part of your rental.

Top tips

  • The larger cities have a noticeable lack of free parking lots. Drivers should be aware of this and check out where to park beforehand - underground parking lots are always a good shout.
  • The main mode of transport in Mallorca is the bus so make sure to carry change with you for bus fares. The fare will vary in regards to how far you travel and will be paid when boarding the bus.

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