The west of Mallorca is famous for its picture-postcard towns and villages. What it might lack in beaches, is more than made up for with dramatic scenery thanks to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The mountainous terrain makes the western region of the island a popular spot for those who are into outdoor activities like cycling and hiking. At the same time, its stunning locations and gourmet restaurants have made it the perfect stomping ground for the more well-heeled visitors over the years. It has been an established meeting point for affluent British holidaymakers for a number of years and it retains its feeling of exclusivity and sophistication, which means quite a few celebrities are known to favour this part of Mallorca for their holiday homes.
State-of-the-art hotel accommodation can be found in the west of Mallorca. At the same time, there's something to suit all budgets, with a number of small boutique hotels and fincas springing up in the villages and hills. The infinite number of hiking and cycling routes means sports enthusiasts and explorers are also spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation with independent specialist hotels and self-catering apartments equipped to serve every need.
Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, Port de Sóller and Fornalutx are the most recognised towns in the area, featuring pretty cobbled lanes and immaculate architecture laced with bougainvillaea and other colourful plants.
Valldemossa - Traditional boutique hotels
Valldemossa, located inland and only 17 kilometres away from Palma, is known for its 13th-century monastery where French composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand spent the winter of 1838-39. The town has managed to keep its traditional character and, inside some of the original townhouses, there are now splendid boutique hotels each offering their own unique style and customary charm.
Deià - Sumptuous boutique hotels & fincas
The beautiful town Deià is perched upon a cliff right by the sea. It has become a haunt for a whole host of celebrities, making it one of the most aspirational towns in the mountains. With its breathtaking views of the sea, stunning architecture and critically acclaimed restaurants, this is one of the most sought after property destinations for high-net-worth individuals. Whilst most people tend to choose one of the many boutique hotels on offer in the town, there are also a few delightful fincas available in the surrounding areas too while villas are particularly popular in this area in the summer months.
Sóller - First-class boutique hotels
Sóller is a traditional agricultural town in the middle of the countryside located a few kilometres from its counterpart and port side town known as Port de Sóller. Most famous for its vintage train ride, orange trees and the wonderful modern art gallery of Can Prunera, Sóller has been a top pick for families, couples and groups of friends of all ages. Here, first class boutique hotels are a favourite.
Port de Sóller - Wide range of accommodation
Port de Sóller, still reminiscent of a Spanish fishing port, is perfectly situated in a glorious horseshoe bay. The town boasts fantastic restaurants and is the place to come for boat trips, ideal for admiring the rugged western coastline. This area has a full range of accommodation on offer, from the typical Mallorcan boutique hotels to more modern options with the latest amenities.
Fornalutx - Authentic village hotels & villas
Fornalutx, a rural inland village, calls itself one of the prettiest villages in Spain. Being set in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, it has many amazing hiking trails on its doorstep. With just a few rural boutique hotels, apartments and villas in the vicinity, this is the perfect place for a those looking for a quieter more authentic village lifestyle.