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There is something of a revolution going on in the Balearics, and particularly on the island of Mallorca. Gone is the emphasis on package deals and charter flights; instead, a more discerning traveller is being lured into booking luxury Mallorca holidays, both in the capital, Palma, and further afield, by a sudden explosion of boutique hotels and much improved airline schedules.
Why we think you’ll love it
- If you drive all the way to the end of Cape Formentor and climb up to the lighthouse - the view back across Mallorca is amongst the finest in Europe and best in the late afternoon
- Mallorca is home to some of Europe's best hotels - and there's somewhere to suit everyone
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Mallorca: the Detail
The island has also retained much of its natural beauty, with fishing villages, un-spoilt beaches, secluded coves and great restaurants beyond the obvious fun and sun seeker spots.
Palma itself has enjoyed a serious revamp and warrants a city break in its own right but there are some excellent luxury hotels spread across Mallorca from the beaches of the North East and the lovely coastal town of Deia.
This is also a destination to explore beyond the perimeter of your glamorous hotel, with beautiful mountains to explore on foot or bike and a lovely coastline to see from the sea by boat charter.