Third issue of the best holiday destinations of 2016. This time we will focus on the Mediterranean to suggest you 3 of the places that you cannot miss in any summer escape, which are increasingly becoming all seasons destinations: Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza… Or the 3 of them, not to mention our gift, Formentera, Let’s go!
The biggest one in the Balearic Islands is always a good choice and now more than ever thanks to its capital, Palma, which is fast becoming a holiday reference all year round. Mallorca now offers us more than just sun and beach options, although the weather is usually nice. The cultural offer is increasing more and more, providing excellent alternatives. Theatre, live music, gastronomic markets, tapas tours, musicals and operas, themed parties, activities and workshops for kids and adults…There is something to do in Palma all year round, as well as in the main towns of the island.
In addition, Mallorca is implementing a new attractive plan promoted by hoteliers to design higher category hotels, which will help to reduce tourism seasonality and break the downward trend that tourism quality has been registering for the last years. As a result, new reconversion proposals are emerging as the one in Playa de Palma, in which awards will be granted to hotels converting from 3 to 4 or even 5 star.
In order you to find out more about these new hotels in Mallorca, we included in our accommodation selection the Iberostar Grand Hotel Portal Nous, a 5-star hotel in Cala Bendinat, custom-designed and with specialised services oriented towards VIP customers. We also must highlight family hotels of Sol Hoteles, with surprising options like Hotel Katmandú Park, Sol Beach House or Sol House, all located in Palmanova and Magaluf. And not far away, we find the hotels in Santa Ponsa of Fergus Hotels, like Fergus Style Cala Blanca Suites.
If you are looking for a special and customized experience, we recommend you Son Julià Boutique Hotel in Mallorca, one of the best located agro-tourism -in Llucmajor countryside, in the south of Mallorca. It’s a really interesting and charming place to celebrate weddings in Mallorca and business events.
A destination where enjoying an authentic holiday in the heart of nature. Trips, outdoor sports, sea, traditional gastronomy…Menorca is famous all over the world as Biosphere Reserve because of its natural rich environment and provides unique places to relax and live lots of adventures. If you are a sports and nature lover, you should not miss to visit the island on your 2016 holidays: you can find customized proposals at affordable prices. One of the main attractions are the coves of crystalline water, some of them completely unexplored, located in Mediterranean pine forest, the best refuge in summer.
The centre of Ciutadella and the Port of Mahon are must-see places, not just for their lively environment, but for their wide restaurant offer. These two city centres allow us to discover the real flavour of Menorca, one of the most famous Mediterranean islands for its culinary tradition.
If you are thinking about traveling with kids, you should better choose family hotels like Sol Hotels, some of them are a paradise of play and fun for kids. There are also Spa hotels and very complete apartments as a great alternative either for family or friends’ travels. Due to the high demand in summer, we recommend you to book in advance when travelling in June, July or August: prices increase significantly from Easter season and the availability is notably reduced.
This trendy island, the oldest sister of Formentera is famous for its hippy spirit and always unique. It is the perfect destination either for those who want to live it to the fullest or just enjoy the sun, the beach and the nature, surrounded by European celebrities and internationally famous people from the world of show business. In this small Mediterranean territory, distinguished figures and travellers live together with frequent tourists in exclusive restaurants or beach bars.
These beach bars are one of the main attractions of this beautiful island: imagine having dinner while your feet touch the sand at the beginning of summer in a secret cove with the best atmosphere you can dream of. The walks through the old town of the capital, Dalt Vila, the natural beauty of Es Vedrà and Ses Salines natural park, shopping and eating tapas at the port, the big nightclubs of Playa d’en Bossa and Sant Antony de Portmany, the hippy markets of Las Dalias and Punta Arabí…
If you want to stay in Ibiza, you can choose an Only Adults hotel in Santa Eulalia, which will guarantee you the exclusivity and intimacy you are looking for. We must take into account that there are not many hotels just for couples, because Santa Eulalia is one of the quietest town, really recommended for family travels. We can find many hotels and apartments for couples with children in Es Canar, Sant Carles, Cala Martina…