Written by on Friday July 18, 2014
A major hub for Mediterranean cruising, there are few ports more accessible and attractive than Palma de Mallorca. Mallorca has always been one of my favourite destinations with a glamorous lifestyle and laid back beach culture.
Wonderful for wandering
As you cruise into the port, the beautiful palm lined boulevard is in view and stretches along the coastline towards the centre of town. Once on land, it’s easy to walk into the main town along the esplanade and get your land legs again. Lined with smart cafes, it’s the perfect stop for a coffee or something more refreshing. It is the cosmopolitan café society and chic little shops that line the back streets and plazas that give this city its lovely atmosphere. It’s a wonderful destination for wandering.
In the town centre and perfect for photo opportunities, the iconic cathedral looms over the town with its honey coloured façade and stained glass rose windows glinting in the sun.
Soller by train
If you have an overnight in port or have extended your stay by a couple of nights, the traditional train journey from Palma to Soller is beautiful and a nice contrast from Palma city. The little railway starts in Palma and winds its way through the open countryside and orange groves up to the mountain village of Soller. Soller is a traditional mountain town with a main square just outside the station with some small shops and cafés but the journey does not stop in Soller itself. The train ticket includes a traditional tram ride from the station down the hill into the Port of Soller. This is a chance to see a traditional quaint Mallorquin seaside town- very different from the bigger resorts on the island.
All in all Mallorca is fantastic destination with something for everyone, from its buzzing resorts to its millionaire yachts from its family beaches to its exclusive mountain villas. It’s somewhere you can go back to time and time again and always discover something different.
I love Mallorca.
Moya Stewart, Customer Relations Manager