Category Archives: Majorca

At the gates of summer

Do you know what summer means in Mallorca? It means hours and hours of sunlight. It means Mediterranean in its prime. A drink on the beach. The softness of the sea breeze. Endless nights accompanied by the best live music. A trip along the coast. An unplanned breakfast on the terrace of a bar. A moment to yourself while the waves lap at your feet. A magical place. An impromptu hug. A look. A smile. An unrepeatable moment. Can you imagine it?

Summer is getting closer and at Sol Hotels we have set out to make your holiday in Mallorca an unforgettable experience. Because what would be your holiday be without a good dose of exclusivity? Relax in an exclusive environment, with the best entertainment for families and groups of friends at our Sol Katmadú Park.

This year we have worked hard to offer you the best services at our hotels in Mallorca. Because quality lies in the small details. Because we want you to enjoy the best holidays, whether you are travelling as a family, as a couple or with friends, we provide the most exclusive facilities and plans to suit your type of holiday. Thus, you can enjoy a wide range of entertainment and fun for all ages at our themed hotel in Calviá, or relax on the seafront in our adults-only hotel near Palma, Sol Beach House, located in the beautiful surroundings of Cala Blanca

Furthermore if your desire is for music until dawn, we have the best recipe to ensure that your fun does not stop from the moment you land. Come to the Sol House The Studio, the adults only hotel in Magaluf, one of the most lively areas in Mallorca and dont stop dancing the night away. Because the best plans start with a pool party on the beach with the best facilities.

Enjoy summer with Sol Resorts! Come and discover the wonders of Mallorca and enjoy exclusive services and the best accommodation on the beach. Because you choose the destination and we make sure you enjoy an unforgettable stay. Look forward to your Mediterranean holidays, they are getting closer and closer!

 

Mallorcan Easter

Mallorca is transformed in Holy Week. The island is filled with tradition and celebrations in one of the most important and most solemn religious festivals in Spain. At Sol Hotels we want you to discover the alternative charm of this festival in which emotion and passion come together in the form of religious processions and representations. With the recent opening of our hotels Sol Katmandu Park and Sol Beach House, we want to invite you to give yourself the treat that you have been waiting for with us.

Get to know a totally different side of Mallorca at Easter with . At this time of year, the island looks completely different as it celebrates one of its most important and different festivals. The streets are filled with processions in a celebration that pays homage to the Passion of Christ.

This traditional festival has its origins in the fifteenth century, when lay groups came together to re-live the Passion of Christ as a way of experiencing the pain that Christ suffered during the last years of his life. From that time, these groups took to the streets and organized processions in which they paraded showing religious figures and representing biblical passages such as the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ. Over time this custom began to acquire a theatrical quality that spread throughout the country with the intention of expressing the faith and spreading the Christian message.

The celebration begins on Palm Sunday, the week before the official start of Holy Week, in a procession in which children and families carry palm leaves. The festive atmosphere becomes solemn on Good Friday, when Christ’s Crucifixion is represented in La Seu, Palma’s Cathedral. The processions cover the main streets of the capital and the towns, the most important being Crist de la Sang – Christ of the Blood – celebrated on Holy Thursday, the Holy Burial, Good Friday and the Holy Encounter, a very emotional procession in which the risen Christ meets with his mother Mary.

‘Santo Domingo’, or ‘Domingo del Angel’, is reserved for the well-known “pancaritats”, a traditional ritual when, in the past, bread was distributed amongst the poor. Today, lots of families and groups of friends get together in the imposing Bellver Castle to eat together and enjoy a full day of outdoor activities.

Get to know this festival’s whole tradition and its delicious cuisine, with us. Stay in our hotels and enjoy an unforgettable stay while you get to know the very different side of ‘the island of calm’.

Discover Palma de Mallorca in Winter

Mallorca, is an island gently swayed by the waves of the Mediterranean, where each of its beaches and magical sunsets are their own piece of paradise. Who would not want to get lost in these beautiful coves and stunning landscapes?

With 300 days of sunshine per year, this Mediterranean jewel is a treasure that everyone wants to discover. Known to most people as a destination to visit during the summer, we wanted to talk today about the magic that you can experience here in winter. From the famous capital of Palma, to the most symbolic towns and areas of natural beauty. Prepare the camera for the incredible beauty that will take your breath away!

A walk through the capital

The city of Palma has many secrets that are worth discovering with a pleasant walk through the historic centre of the city. Beautiful places such as the Cathedral, the Town Hall Square, the Plaza Mayor and the busy Ramblas, are attractive examples of Mallorcan architecture and tradition, which also make excellent places to relax during the afternoon.

The charming traditional markets and the improvised performances of urban swing that take place in certain areas of the city centre form an alternative side to the Mallorcan capital.

A passage through the villages of the Tramuntana

Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, the Sierra de Tramuntana is the natural wonder of Mallorca. Of course, the towns that are located around the mountain range are equally as stunning.

The magic of Esporles, Valldemossa, Deià and Fornalutx captures the visitors imagination from the first time you set your eyes on it. A traditional arròs brut (Meat & rice), or a porcella rostida (lechona) (suckling pig) are some of the most important dishes to try from these mountain villages.

Sóller Train

Following the route through the towns of the Serra Tramuntana, you can enjoy the journey by taking the Sóller train which cannot be missed off your list of essentials. The beautiful wooden train that connects the city of Palma with the picturesque town of Sóller, in a journey through the most symbolic landscape of Mallorca.

A tour of the best viewpoints

Mallorca is full of postcard worthy landscapes. The viewpoints of Cap de Formentor, Puig de Randa, Na Foradada and the Tower of Ses Ànimes become a must see, from which you can get the best views out over this magical island in the Mediterranean

Where to stay in Mallorca?

For those who have chosen this alternative visit to Mallorca, the Sol Hotels chain offers all the services and facilities needed to enjoy a wonderful stay in Palma de Mallorca. Discover all the Sol Hotels options, such as Sol Kathmandu Park and Sol House, both perfect for exploring the island on your holiday.

Three magical ways of getting married on Mallorca

May is the greenest and prettiest month of the year and temperatures stay around 26, 27 degrees. These two facts, and much more besides, have led to the number of people getting married on one of the 31 days available getting higher and higher every year. A wedding in May might be a guarantee for success (because good weather during the event is basically inevitable), but there are other crucial decisions that have to be made. The most important one? The choice of destination.

Contrary to what used to be populars some years ago, more and more couples decide to leave their towns and cities to celebrate their wedding in a warmer destination, on the beach, or somewhere they can get that ‘special something’ they are looking for. Looking for the ideal location takes time, so how about choosing a destination where any kind of wedding can be accommodated? If the answer is “yes” then start packing, because we’re going to Mallorca to get married.

Son Marroig, Mallorca

A wedding at sea

Mallorca is an island and as such it features numerous little bays, many of them extremely beautiful, so why not get married on a boat with the island at its most beautiful as a backdrop? Even if it might sound like something out of a film, or a marriage for the wealthy, the truth is that the number of boats on offer on the island is that extensive that you can find boats for 20 or 30 people (with skipper) at a very affordable price.

You could just go by what your wedding planner recommends, but keep an eye out for locations such as Cala Figuera, Es Trenc, Calvià Bay or perhaps Palma Bay itself (with the spectacular cathedral in the background).

With the Tramuntana Mountains as witnesses

The Tramuntana mountain chain is without a doubt a winning choice, and an ideal recommendation for all those who would like to pronounce their “I do” in an arcadian, intimate and very special atmosphere: fields of green as they can only be seen here on Mallorca, and grand Mallorcan estates where you can celebrate a high-quality wedding. The second option is getting increasingly popular (and it’s actually cheaper than setting up everything for a wedding on the beach, from scratch).

The beach, the most sought-after location

Everyone knows how beautiful Mallorca’s beaches are, so this is the favourite setting for more bohemian couples. The fact that most of the island’s beaches are public makes this option slightly more expensive than the others. But if you choose to get married on the beach and accept the associated charges, you will (for sure) experience the most beautiful event of your life.

Perfect hotels to accommodate your wedding guests

The fact that guests pay for the trip and the hotel when attending a wedding isn’t a reason to look for something low quality to get a low price. Mallorca has hundreds of quality hotels and it’s also a location where there are hotel chains of the highest level, able to offer high-quality accommodation.

Our recommendation for your wedding guests? Choose a chain with pedigree, such as Garden Hotels. This chain not only offers accommodation alternatives such as Garden Holiday Village, it also has true gems on offer such as the beautiful Playa Garden Selection Hotel Spa.

 

Heading to the North Mallorca, looking for natural relaxation

Our rhythm of everyday life and work pressures are two of the reasons that lead many people to travel the earth in order to switch off. This temporary calm helps us meet our true selves so that we allow ourselves to enjoy the small pleasures of life. We do this with a break in which all that matters is rest and relaxation.

Far from the frenetic summer vacation when you have to deal with tourists and destinations that in many cases, are overcrowded; taking a relaxing trip in these first weeks of autumn is a winning and effective option. The key to success is in choosing the correct destination since not everywhere is perfect.

Can Picafort, North of Majorca

Can Picafort, North of Mallorca

Options such as the Picos de Europa or cities such as Burgos (quiet by nature) are perfect for lovers of alpine sports, cold but warmed by endless fireside chats. Of course, if your aim is to switch off in the shelter of a kinder temperature and a chic ‘seaside’ atmosphere there is nothing better than opting for places like Mallorca.

Although most visitors who choose Mallorca focus on the southeast (in places like Paguera, Santa Ponsa or Andratx), there is nothing better than going in search of tranquility to the north of the island where places like Can Picafort and Alcudia are popular. How and where can you capture the island’s relaxing “take it easy” essence?

Enjoying nature

Mallorca is nature in its purest state so is a perfect place to visit for lovers of beautiful landscapes. Getting to know natural surroundings such as the Parc de S’Albufera or enjoying unspoiled beaches like Can Picafort and Muro or others like Son Serra de Marina, are some of the “natural” options that can be enjoyed.

Taste and flavor

They say that when you switch off, the palate has a lot to say. To be able to forget, bit by bit, the restrictive rules and habits to which we adhere throughout the winter, is easy on a trip to Mallorca and the island is a jewel as far as food is concerned. Where should you choose? Enjoy the best of the island’s fresh fish in some of the restaurants that make up the Puerto de Alcudia.

Water sports and peace

Whether practicing Yoga SUP or enjoying a few hours of kayaking, truthfully there is nothing better than northern Mallorca to get rid of stress using the nautical sports as an excuse. These fun activities can be enjoyed both in Can Picafort and Puerto de Alcudia.

Hotels in Mallorca to escape stress
Another key to success when hoping to switch off for a few days in a different destination from our place of residence is in choosing the perfect hotel. Although there are many chains on the island, there is nothing like choosing what the Ferrer Hotels chain has to offer, since it is a company specialized in letting you relax from your first minute. What are your choices? Enjoy the best services and a unique setting (like playa de Son Bauló) choosing from two of its flagship hotels: the Hotel Ferrer Janeiro and the Hotel Ferrer Concord.

A world of offers and services in Mallorca with Garden Hotels

It’s time to turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience, not only must one choose the right destination, the leisure activities available but even those day trips we want to enjoy on our days off. Getting the most out of a destination, living it and returning happy, satisfied and with our batteries charged thanks to the right hotel.

Mallorca is one of those parts of our country where choosing the right accommodation is crucial. Although the beauty of the island is unquestionable and the tranquility outweighs the hustle and bustle, the truth is there are so many hotels in Mallorca that it is necessary to make a choice depending on how you like to travel (either as a couple, with friends or family) your budget and your goal (culture, leisure, party, gastronomy, etc.). The trick? Choose the only hotel chain that offers you it all and more, a chain like Garden Hotels.

Garden Hotels in Mallorca

Garden Hotels in Mallorca

With a selection of seven hotels spread across the island (especially in the north of the island); Garden hotels are perfect for those looking to enjoy a romantic trip as a couple, a few days with friends on the beaches of Mallorca or, as a non-traditional place for family tourism (great for the summer months).

Furthermore its hotels are located in beautiful parts of the island (like Alcudia or Cala Millor) and offer great value for money, the Garden Hotels chain is known for offering its customers a world of personalized services that forms an important part of the Garden Values, and this is defined by the slogan “enjoy everything without giving up anything.”

Thanks to this range of choices, guests can combine their relaxation time with a wide and exciting range of sports (with Garden Sport) as well as SPA treatments thanks to Garden SPA; and, unique excursions to spectacular locations on the island of Mallorca thanks to ECO Garden.

Would you like to experience a great hotel chain in some of the most beautiful spots on Mallorca? Well you’re in luck because if something has made Garden Hotels one of the country’s best hotel chains it is its wonderful offers on its hotels in Mallorca. From its establishment in Cala Millor, to its apartments in Alcudia … All offer more than 10 percent discount.

Don’t get stuck this summer: sun, beach and lots of fun

Sometimes you spend so much time trying to organize your holidays, that finally you don’t enjoy them. For this reason we suggest you a friends getaway to a sun, beach and entertaining destination. This 3 magic words belong to a popular destination in Majorca: Magaluf, in the West Coast of Majorca with spectacular beaches and a great nightlife area where the party never ends.

Magaluf is easily accessible thanks to its great connections with Palma’s airport (only 25 minutes drive) and its orography, full of beaches, pine groves and mountains, golf courses… Not to mention it’s excellent services. In reference to gastronomy, there are many restaurants oriented to British tourists-main tourists in the area, and you should taste the gastronomic specialities which are already part of Majorca’s culture.

In reference to accommodation, you will find everything you need: from family hotels at Magaluf Beach to hotels for friends between Magaluf and Palmanova. One of the best hotels due to its renovation and new modern design is The Fergus Resort, by Fergus Hotels. This 4-star family hotel in Magaluf offers an innovative accommodation with high quality facilities. It’s a design hotel in Majorca oriented to travellers looking for entertaining and cool places close to the beach and all the services. Near this new style hotel by Fergus Hotels, in this area of Magaluf some of the best themed hotels in Majorca are being completely renewed as Sol Hotels by Melia.

Hotel rooms Fergus Magaluf Resort

Hotel rooms Fergus Magaluf Resort

Despite Magaluf attracts mass-tourism, it’s the perfect destination for those travellers looking for customised, package and affordable holidays.

For this reason, it’s a popular destination for friends’ getaways in Majorca, bachelor parties, romantic weekend escapes or family holidays with kids.

Magaluf belongs to Calvia municipality and it’s one of the most popular destinations in Majorca, as many celebrities have their second houses there. Magaluf is close to Santa Ponsa and Palmanova, both oriented to family holidays with children and senior travellers on low season.

Magaluf offers panoramic views of Palma Bay with more than 1,7 kilometres of beach in front of the hotel zone, so whichever hotel you choose, you will enjoy it for sure.

Enjoy Palmanova or Magalluf with Sol Hotels

Two impressive beaches worth mentioning: Palmanova and Magalluf, both in Mallorca and the most famous beaches in this island. You don’t want to miss this famous beach destination visited by lots of tourists every year, and that’s why Sol Hotelsoffers you two great options so you can enjoy the beach to the fullest. They are perfect to travel with your couple and enjoy the sun in Mallorca.

In Palmanova: Sol Beach House Hotel

The first option is an “only adults” hotel in Palmanova. Most of the rooms of Sol Beach House Hotel offer panoramic sea views.

At Sol Beach House hotel you will enjoy:

·       Direct access to Palmanova Beach

·       Outdoor pools bounded by beautiful gardens

·       Live music and cocktails at nights

·       Pool & Lounge Bar with spectacular views of Palmanova beach

·       Mediterranean and international cuisine at the buffet restaurant

·       Take advantage of its excellent location close to Castillo de Bellver or the centre of Palma

In Magalluf: Sol House Trinidad Hotel

You cannot miss one of the best beaches in Mallorca, Magalluf beach is one of the most visited beaches in the entire island. You should discover its natural beauty, its white sand and crystal water. Sol Hoteles makes it easy and offers you Sol House so you can enjoy things like these:

·       New commercial boulevard close to the hotel, where to go shopping without difficulties.

·       Party nights at Sol House Trinidad, and at The Sol Sets

·       A Pets Welcome pack allows you to come with your lovely pet on holiday, as they also deserve it.

·       Golf courses nearby.

·       A hotel where party  never ends: guest DJs every weekend.

Sol House Trinidad, a hotel within 50 meters of Magalluf Beach, which rooms, decoration, kind atmosphere and beautiful views will charm you.

Palmanova: exploring the coast has never been so entertaining

Palmanova is just next to Magalluf. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca. It’s the perfect destination whether you are travelling with family, kids, your couple, or alone for business. You will find everything you need to make your stay memorable.

Palmanova was a fishing town, where old fishing boats have been now replaced by huge cruise ships and luxury yachts, and the investment in its beaches was really high. You don’t want to miss it.

Hundreds of activities await you

Palmanova is a great holiday destination with great weather almost throughout the year, offering tourists and travellers a friendly atmosphere combined with lots of organized activities and where you can enjoy going for a dip.

FERGUS Tobago Hotel, Palmanova

FERGUS Tobago Hotel, Palmanova

What to see or do in Palmanova?

  • Islas Malgrats: catamarans depart from Santa Ponsa to Malgrats 3 times a day. Check which catamaran will stop in the islands, as you will be able to dive while fishes are fed. All marine life lovers will feel like a “fish in water”

  • Water sports: you can do whatever you want. You can find all sort of water sports in Palmanova. If you don’t like water sports, you can also practice beach volley or running along the coast before enjoying nightlife.

  • Night Clubs: first class nightclubs were developed at the same time as tourism development. Enjoying good music and exclusive drinks is easy in Palmanova, as nightclubs’ offer is wide.

More recommendations

One of the best advantages of Palmanova is its tourism and hotel development. With beaches awarded by the European Union, FERGUS Hotels offers the best alternatives with two highly recommendable hotels: FERGUS Style Palmanova, a beautiful adults only hotel and FERGUS Tobago, a comfortable hotel for families and couples.

The most fun and unique hotels in Majorca

Is there is a holiday paradise where you will find almost anything you’re looking for, that would be Majorca undoubtedly.  Being one of the homes of tourism in Spain, where the hotel industry is one of the most innovative, adventurous and varied of all the Mediterranean coast and a good part of Europe as well. Because of this, we can easily find the most unique hotels in Spain and some of the funniest accommodations in the family category.

On this occasion, the Your Hotel Destination team has prepared a small selection with the Majorcan most recommended hotels, for those who like to try a different type of holiday in Palma, take a trip to one of its beautiful coves or having fun with their children in a theme park. Some of them have been reviewed before, the reasons are no other than since the hotel open until nowadays these unique hotels are revolutionary concepts and they really worth a try, come and live the most authentic summer this 2015!

Katmandú Holiday

Are you ready to start your adventure? The Sol Katmandú Park & Resort accommodation is the right place to begin, an authentic theme park in Magaluf that will lead you to a magical and funny holiday that you have never seen before. The best place for a holiday with family or with friends, since it’s next to the Magaluf beach, where you will find bars, malls, restaurants and all the activities you need to complete your holiday: sailing, surf, diving, bicycle routes, enjoy the local gastronomy, minigolf field, beautiful crystalline coves, etc. This accommodation is an innovative idea from the Melià Hotels International during the past years, and it’s part of a family resort chain called Sol Hotels. With a good value for money, a whole new experience, without a doubt.

Brunch, golf, wellness…

This hotel is like a Christmas gift: it has it all, more and better. In fact, is one of the most famous deluxe hotel in Majorca despite not being a traditional beach resort, we talk about the IBEROSTAR Son Antem. An original resort, located in the Majorcan countryside, surrounded with 2 of the best golf fields of the island (both with 18 holes) and with spectacular gardens, and roads between the typical Mediterranean vegetation. The moment you enter you feel like if you go to another dimension, disconnect yourself from all the city noise and the crowed beaches full of tourists. An oasis in the middle of Majorca. Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Palma by car and just a few steps from the the best coves of Llucmajor, a town that belongs to the zone of Son Antem. Recommended for a relaxation break (it has one of the best spa centres of the island), business and social events, golf tourism and family holiday services, to cover all the children needs as well as comfortable accommodations for the whole family. The price is very competitive, turning it into one of the most affordable deluxe hotels in Majorca, thanks to its peaceful atmosphere, many locals come to enjoy the brunch, the spa, the pools and a lot of different activities.

A hotel in the wave crest

We’re still in Magaluf, browsing through the Sol hotels portfolio. On this occasion, we will dive right into the pool of the Sol Wave: A hotel across the sea in Magaluf where you can practice surf with a view to the sea without even having to leave the facilities. Its artificial wave pool is a singularity in the whole country, it gathers many travellers who love surf but want to enjoy the best amenities in a festive and relax environment in Majorca. In addition to that, the hotel is part of a large complex with other services such as the Majorcan Café del Mar, a sunset spot just like the one in Ibiza, where you can enjoy the moment with a drink. Ideal for those who travel with friends, stag and hen parties, and couples who look for a cool place to spend their holiday in Majorca.

Relax & Love

Speaking of couples looking for a summer oasis…the Sol Beach House Cala Blanca, next to the Sol Wave, is your destination. A design hotel in Magaluf, created to host adults only here in Majorca, next to the ocean, colourful, a unique environment, relaxing music, modern chill out zones and everything else you will need to enjoy the most cool holiday in one of the most animated spots of the Mediterranean summer. It might not be cheap, but it worth its price if you’re looking for a new experience, with all the Majorcan glamour and a varied list of adult services. Plus, the Sol Hotels official website offers you interesting packages if you book beforehand. Last note: They just renewed the room’s decoration and changed the whole food menu to a healthier, ecologic and hipster style. A modern hotel for modern people.

The Palma centre at your feet

Book in a hotel in the Passeig de Majorca is very distinguished, but doing it at a very affordable price is to brag big time. And this is possible in the next accommodation, we’re talking about the Palladium Palma Hotel, a lovely boutique hotel next to the Jaime III (town’s most commercial street) with rooms with a view to the Passeig de Majorca, special features for business travels, events and meetings, but also with comfortable spaces to relax and enjoy the free time: patio, sauna, gym and personal service 24 hours.