Top Valentine's hotspots in Mallorca
The Spanish island has all the ingredients to create the ultimate romantic getaway, so let’s start planning your trip.
Many people are taking advantage of the cheap winter flights to the island from the UK at the moment so snap them up before you miss out. Below we offer a sneak peek at what Mallorca has to offer this Valentine’s Day!
Whilst most of the island has gone into hibernation over the winter in Mallorca, the capital city of Palma is full of life and provides more than one romantic setting for a Valentine’s Day city break. Finding idyllic accommodation for you and that special someone to base yourselves won’t be hard in the enchanting city.
Hotel Can Alomar’s neo-gothic facade retains certain Renaissance touches and is set within the beautiful tree-lined Passeig des Born, taking the crown for the best location in the city. Here you really do get the best of everything, with the city’s shops, restaurants and nightlife on your doorstep. At the same time, the hotel and restaurant manage to provide the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Enjoy a wistful breakfast on the terrace amongst the trees or give your taste buds a treat at Asian Fusion restaurant De Tokio a Lima, the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine’s meal.
If a relaxing spa break is your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day, then L'Avenida in Sóller will be the hotel of your dreams. This magnificent boutique hotel is a sophisticated retreat boasting a gorgeous outdoor pool and a great range of therapeutic Kama Ayurveda massages and treatments. If this isn’t enough to tempt you, their casual-dining bistro is specialised in small dishes to share, ideal for an intimate gastronomic experience on Valentine’s Day.
Palma has a wonderful assortment of first-class restaurants on offer, and there’s no better excuse than one of the most romantic days of the year to indulge with your special someone.
Tast Club is local treasure, offering a quaint yet elegant setting featuring wooden beams, grand archways and candlelit tables. It is the restaurant of choice to sample local fare in an ambient setting. Wine enthusiasts will be happy to know there’s still a well-stocked wine cellar within the restaurant.
El Camino is the place to be seen at the moment, its patrons take to stools along the elegant marble bar, from which they are served – making it the perfect setting for a date. The bronze chandeliers, ornate ceiling and mosaic flooring add the perfect ingredients to create an elegant ambiance. Sit at the bar with your partner in crime and a glass of wine, while the talented chefs create some delicious concoctions including traditional tapas, succulent meat and fresh fish, all designed for sharing.
A more contemporary affair can be found in Vandal, a quirky setting found in Palma’s trendy gastronomic district. The menu is great for sharing and features fusion delicacies combining influences from Thailand, Peru, France, Argentina, China, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico or the US. It has become a popular spot for foodies but we feel its superb offering and surroundings provide the appropriate glamour for a Valentine’s Day dining experience.
After dinner drinks are an absolute must if you are wanting to spoil a loved one, so be sure to head to Palma’s Ventuno Bar, Bar Nicolas or Abaco for some delicious cocktail treats.
Explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountains
Whilst a romantic stroll around Palma’s old town is the perfect way to walk off all that extravagant food, there is so much more to see on the island. Why not rent a car or hop on a bus and travel into Mallorca’s majestic mountain range? February provides the perfect climate to do a bit of hiking, so pop your walking boots (or trainers) in your suitcase and prepare to be enchanted by the mystical Serra de Tramuntana mountains. If cycling is more your thing, then there are plenty of cycle shops in Palma and around the west of the island for you to hire bikes.
Hot air ballooning
For an extra special experience, we urge you to see Mallorca from the sky! Ballooning Mallorca will allow you to take to the skies in your own private balloon, where you can soak up the breathtaking mountain and sea views in a way like no other.
Mallorca’s wine seems to just get better and rightly so, more and more vineyards are wanting to show off their range. Bodegas Angel is one of our favourites, within easy reach of Palma (under 30€ in a taxi) you can book an appointment easily and will be made to feel very welcome! The tasting and tour combined includes a tasting a selection of their wines along with a platter of local bread, cheese and jamón.
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