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  • Coast, Countryside, and Mountains of the North and West of Mallorca

    Hotel Bendinat

    Hotel Bendinat

    Hotel Bendinat

    Hotel Bendinat

    Gran Hotel Son Net

    Gran Hotel Son Net

    Gran Hotel Son Net

    La Residencia

    La Residencia

    La Residencia

    Barcelo Formentor

    Barcelo Formentor

    Barcelo Formentor

    Barcelo Formentor

    Coast, Countryside, and Mountains of the North and West of Mallorca

    Fly-drive - 8 nights/ 9 days
    Travel across the diverse and enchanting landscapes of northern Mallorca. Begin and end beside the tranquil sea, on either side of the island, stopping off at a picturesque ochre village nestled high into the mountains and an idyllic rural retreat amidst undulating green hills. Finally, drive to the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca’s most northern point, for two nights in exclusive luxury beside more of Mallorca’s famous azure waters. This luxury tour captures the very best of what Mallorca’s natural environment has to offer.

    This tour takes you across the northern coast of this sublime island. Begin by arriving into cosmopolitan Palma de Mallorca from London, collecting your hire car, and driving west to the idyllic Cala Fornells. Immerse yourself in the laid-back Mallorcan lifestyle, taking part in local sports, and relaxing on the seafront, before beginning your exploration of the small seaside towns. After two nights in Cala Fornells, drive on into the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains to Puigpunyent, home of the Gran Hotel Son Net, a luxury property perfect for a country escape. Enjoy the ambience of the village of Puigpunyent, and trace your own path over this serene landscape. Spend two nights at the Gran Hotel before heading further north to Deia, a remarkable village of traditional ochre stone set into lush green countryside. Stay for two nights at La Residencia at Deia’s highest point, just a short drive away from Cala Deia, a lovely secluded cove hidden away from the tourist eye. Finally, drive to Cape Formentor, Mallorca’s most northern point, for two nights in exclusive luxury at the Son Brull Hotel and Spa near Pollenca. Spend these last few days taking in the beauty of the Mallorcan woodland and the ocean, away from the bustle of towns, cities, and villages, before driving back across the island to Palma de Mallorca for your return flight.
    Click here to download a pdf with details about this touring holiday.

    Prices from £2,980 per person based on two people sharing.

    What's Included:
    • Scheduled return flights from London to Palma de Mallorca
    • Type C car-hire for duration of holiday
    • Accommodation with bed and breakfast at the following hotels, based on two people sharing a standard double room:
    • 2 nights at the Cala Fornells in Bendinat
    • 2 nights at the Gran Hotel Son Net in Puigpunyent
    • 2 nights at La Residencia in Deiá
    • 2 nights at the Son Brull Hotel and Spa near Pollença

    Click the tabs above to view our suggested day-by-day touring itinerary and to find out more about the hotels featured.
    Click here to find out more about how our touring holidays work.

    Coast, countryside & mountains of the north and west of Mallorca

    Day-by-Day Itinerary

    DAYS ONE: Arrive in Palma de Mallorca and drive west to Cala Fornells, where you will stay for two nights
    Begin this luxury tour of Mallorca by flying into Palma de Mallorca from London and collecting your hire car. Drive west along the coast past the Castell de Bellver, perhaps stopping off to see this famous 14th Century landmark, and the seaside towns of Cala Major and Cas Català, on your way to the Cala Fornells near Paguera, where you will stay for two nights. The seaside location offers visitors idyllic coves, crystal clear waters, and rural peace and quiet, all within a short distance of the larger tourist resorts.

    DAY TWO: Cala Fornells
    Spend your second day enjoying the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Palma, just a short drive from the hotel, exploring historic sites such as the impressive seafront Gothic cathedral, the Basilica de San Francesc or the famous Castell Bellver, or remain amidst the serenity of peaceful Cala Fornells. The coastline in Mallorca is both dramatic and diverse and guests can enjoy beautiful beaches such as Ses Llises and Es Monjo Coves or, for a taste of more rural Mallorcan life, watch the fishing boats come in in the picturesque fishing port of Andratx. Guests may also choose to explore Cape Andtitxol and its pine forests and rocky terrain and the monastery of La Trapa.  With nearby water sports and golf courses there is plenty of activities for all to enjoy. For those wishing to simply relax the hotel has a range of wellness facilities including a swimming pool and terrace with impressive sea views. In the evenings, dine at the hotel's own restaurant that produces fresh, flavoursome Mediterranean cuisine. 

    DAYS THREE: Head north from Cala Fornells to the village of Puigpunyent, and stay for two nights

    Drive north towards the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, Puigpunyent, and the Gran Hotel Son Net. With its red façade, this hotel rises from the verdant Mallorcan landscape with all the charm of a traditional estate. Virtually untouched by commercial tourism, the village of Puigpunyent is a delight.

    DAY FOUR: Puipunyent
    Explore the local area and the charming village of Puigpunyent. Though very traditional at heart, a feeling of exclusivity pervades the streets. Nearby, you may choose to visit the prehistoric Talaiot sites at Son Burguet, Son Serralta, Ses Casotes, or Son Bru, which form an integral part of Mallorca’s authentic history, or seek out the recently excavated Roman ruins at Es Collet. The main charm of the area, however, is in the village, surrounded on all sides by mountain ridges that seem to encircle the houses in a bubble of surreal natural beauty, and in the mountain paths that vein the landscape. Perhaps drive out into the Ratx Valley to explore La Reserva de Galatzo, a beautiful nature reserve, and home to the legendary Conde Mal, infamous in Mallorcan history. Time this tour for the summer to experience the lively local fiesta that brings this sleepy village to life; the Fiesta of Madre de Dios is held around the 15th July each year. Relax in the evenings in the lounge areas and restaurant of your luxury hotel, amidst the low stone archways that hint at the building’s history.

    DAYS FIVE: Drive to the northern coast for two nights in the mountaintop village of Deia

    On your fifth day, travel towards the northern coast of the island, further into the Tramuntana Mountains. The boutique Belmond La Residencia will be your host for the next two nights, at the top of the enchanting hilltop village of Deia, characterised by its ochre stone buildings and winding pathways.

    DAY SIX: Deia
    Explore the simple pleasures of this village which really takes visitors back to Old Mallorca. In its centre stands the Archaeological Museum and Research Centre, founded by American painter Dr William H Waldren, which offers a valuable insight into the history of this spectacular natural landscape. After exploring the village of Deia, take the shuttle from the hotel, or hike along the rocky mountain paths, down to the Cala Deia, a secluded picturesque cove popular with local residents. This small shingle beach offers a taste of traditional Mallorcan fishing. Also in the local area is the Son Marroig country house, which once belonged to Archduke Ludwig Salvador, and now commemorates his time in Mallorca. The highlight of your visit to the house will be the white marble rotunda at the end of garden that overlooks the dramatic Na Foradada Peninsula. The Monastir de Miramar, near Son Marroig, once trained monks in Arabic, and now houses another museum, and overlooks a rocky natural cove. In the evenings, return to La Residencia to enjoy your light, airy room, which combines the rustic feel of Deia with luxury comfort.

    DAYS SEVEN: Finally, head north and spend two nights near Pollenca

    Drive on from Deia, through the fishing village of Soller, which may provide an interesting stop-off point to see the Ferrocarril, and past the farmland of inland Mallorca, until you arrive at the Son Brull Hotel and Spa. With sensational views over the Mallorcan countryside and an excellent spa, it is the perfect place to end your tour.

    DAY EIGHT: Son Brull
    Spend your last full day exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The ancient town of Pollenca is just a short drive away, with winding, narrow streets it is perfect for exploring and soaking up the Mallorcan history and culture or simply enjoying a coffee in a pavement cafe. Slightly further afield is Puerto Pollenca and Port d'Alcudia which offer the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional Mallorcan port. Nearby are pretty beaches, such as Cala Sant Vicenc and also the rocky peninsula of Cap Formentor, which offers plenty of opportunitites to explore by bike or on foot. In the evening indulge in the hotels wonderful spa and wellness facilities and enjoy the excellent excellent dining experience at the hotel. Restaurant 3/65 offers fresh produce, which is used to create local Mallorcan dishes with a modern twist.  

    DAY NINE: Return to Palma de Mallorca, and then fly back to the UK

    Travel inland across the width of the island back to Palma for your return flight to London.

    Driving times for this touring holiday:

    Palma de Mallorca to Cala Fornells: 30 minutes
    Cala Fornells to Puigpunyent: 40 minutes
    Puigpunyent to Deia: 55 minutes
    Deia to Pollenca: 1 hour 10 minutes
    Pollenca to Palma de Mallorca: 55 minutes

    Click the 'Hotel Information' tab to find out more about the hotels featured in this touring itinerary.

    North West Mallorca Tour

    Hotel Information

    These are the picturesque hotels featured in this Spanish touring holiday. Alternative hotels are available in some destinations – please contact us for full details.

    Cala Fornells
    Near Paguera
    Cala Fornells is a 4-star hotel situated in an idyllic seafront location, surrounded lush greenery and crystal waters. Built in a traditional style with shuttered windows, balconies and a tiled roof, the hotel provides an authentic Mallorcan experience. This is continued in the rooms which have been individually decorated, combining these traditional influences and a minimalist palette which is punctuated by splashes of vibrant colour. Each room also has its own balcony so that guests can truly appreciate the picturesque location and the tranquillity of the surroundings. The hotel is perfectly situated for those wishing to relax and take in the beauty of the diverse coastline. With a pool overlooking the sea and a range of wellness facilities, including a sauna, jacuzzi and massage treatments, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge and refresh. For those wishing to explore, however, the surrounding area offers plenty of activities including walking and bike trails through the rocky Cape Andritxol, local golf courses and idyllic fishing ports as well as the cultural sites of Palma. In the evenings enjoy the fresh, traditional Mallorcan cuisine of the hotel’s restaurant. Dine in the glass-walled conservatory or out on the terrace both of which boast striking views through the trees and down to the sea beyond. Cala Fornells is a stylish and traditional hotel in an idyllic location which is perfect for exploring the dynamic coastline of Mallorca.
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    Gran Hotel Son Net

    The five star boutique Gran Hotel Son Net stands out against its verdant surroundings, with pink stucco walls that are typical of Mallorca and the luxurious style of the Balearic Islands. The main entrance, however, is more unassuming, with a creeper-clad stone façade, circular driveway, wooden window frames, and deep green shutters. Situated deep in the green Mallorcan countryside, this luxury rural retreat offers traditional luxuries and comforts, combined with views across, and easy access to, the island’s beautiful natural landscape. With the quaint village of Puigpunyent just a short distance away, guests are treated to an authentic vision of Spanish rural life. The Gran Hotel Son Net has vast and perfectly maintained gardens that give way to a wide pool terrace that overlooks the mountain valley and neighbouring villages. The magic of the Mallorcan countryside, painted in such vivid colours, is infectious at the Gran Hotel Son Net, and the hotel’s hillside position captures the colours and undulations of the land in vast panoramas. Inside the hotel, the rooms and dining hall are full of character. The rugged stone walls and draped red curtains of the Oleum Restaurant are undeniably atmospheric, complementing the depth of flavour in the Mediterranean and Mallorcan cuisine. Dishes are accompanied by expertly chosen wines, produced in the vineyards of the hotel’s own wine estate. In the warm summer evenings, perhaps eat outside at the Gazebo Restaurant overlooking the ground on which the food was grown. The 31 rooms of this boutique hotel are decorated with a combination of glowing warm colours and elegant, but refined, furnishings. The larger rooms have private outdoor spaces from which you can enjoy the heat of the Mallorcan sun, and the suites have archways and pillars that hark back to the mansion’s 17th century beginnings. While the country location of this hotel gives it an enchantingly romantic charm, it also provides exceptional opportunities for such activities as hiking, cycling, golf, and wine-tasting; though, with Palma de Mallorca so close by, it also suits those looking to indulge in water sports and cosmopolitan life. We would recommend combining this hotel with another hotel on Mallorca’s coast, to maximise your time among the Mallorcan hills and allow you to explore the two contrasting sides to the island.
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    La Residencia
    Belmond La Residencia nestles into a hillside right in the picturesque artists’ village of Deià, home for many years to the historian, poet and author Robert Graves, (whose house is open to the public within walking distance of La Residencia), situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the dramatic Tramuntana mountain range. This 5 star hotel with just 67 rooms and suites plus one villa consists of two manor houses that date from the 16th and 17th Centuries, restored to offer charming and luxurious accommodation and public rooms, furnished with local antiques and fabrics, and with rich, dark wooden doors, shutters and beamed ceilings. An outstanding feature of La Residencia is its art collection and colourful and thought-provoking works of art are placed throughout the hotel, in bedrooms, corridors, spa, restaurant and reception with magnificent sculptures placed in the hotel gardens. In fact, regular walks around the hotel and in the village itself can be taken with the curator of the hotel’s art collection. The hotel’s bedrooms and suites are located in the original manor houses (the main building and the Son Fony building) and new suites have been built into the hillside in terraces above the hotel. Rooms and suites vary in size and aspect. Some have a terrace and the newer junior suites (deluxe and executive) have panoramic views over the village, the mountains and to the sea with a garden terrace equipped with table and chairs and two sun beds. These also feature an open fireplace. All rooms, however, boast elegant, antique Mallorcan furniture and of course striking paintings. Some rooms inter-connect. As you approach La Residencia from the village, along its short drive way, you are struck by the beauty and serenity of the place, enhanced by meticulously maintained gardens, bursting with trees, shrubs and flowers, which depending on the season may be lemon trees heavy still with fruit, palms and olives, beds of lavender, marguerites and hydrangeas, roses, oleander, bougainvillaea and rosemary. The hotel boasts acres of land and in addition to that occupied by the immediate hotel buildings including spa and tennis courts, much of the land in terraces behind the hotel is given over to olive trees, with the hotel producing its own olive oil (bottled for use in the restaurant, and served with your bread basket). These terraces are home to the hotel’s donkeys, named by local school-children, and who will accompany guests on excursions through the olive groves to a stone shepherd’s hut where picnic lunches are held. Dining is an important feature of a stay here at La Residencia, with its two main restuarants, El Olivo, with Michelin star, and the Café Miróa Son Moragues, open every day for lunch and dinner, with lighter fare including mouthwatering tapas and fish of the day. In the summer months from May to September the pool restaurant serves salads and Mediterranean specialities for lunch alfresco. Breakfast is an veritable feast of a buffet served in the Son Fony building and outside on its terrace overlooking the pool in fine weather. Mallorcan specialities of sausage, smoked cheese, tomatoes and olive bread compete with eggs freshly cooked to order alongside all manner of fruit, breads, cake, cheeses and cold meats. The food is superb and the menu varied enough to cater for a long stay if you chose to eat in every day, but as La Residencia is literally on the door step of the village, within a short stroll of up to 10 minutes at most, you can find an array of local restaurants, from Michelin-starred Es Racó d’es Teix to a trattoria and local specialities. Days can be spent relaxing at the hotel, perhaps playing tennis with the tennis coach, table-tennis, using the hotel bikes, hiring a Vespa, taking art classes with resident artists or taking a ride on the hotel’s boat. There is also a tranquil spa, where you can enjoy a range of treatments and products using local ingredients and an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. In addition to the main pool, the Residencia also has a smaller pool for adult use only. Nearby you can reach a host of places for walking, swimming in the sea, culture, dramatic scenery, eating out and shopping. La Residencia is a beautifully run hotel in an enchanting location and above all, where you will receive impeccable yet heartfelt service by a team of regular staff who truly enjoy making you feel welcome.
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    Son Brull Hotel and Spa
    Near Pollenca
    Son Brull Hotel and Spa is a luxurious five-star property in a rural location near the ancient city of Pollenca. With just 25 rooms, this boutique hotel offers both urban- chic and also Mediterranean charm. The building itself is a former 18th century monastery, built in a traditional Mallorcan style and then renovated so that the original features blend seamlessly with contemporary additions, creating a stunning atmosphere. The rooms have a spacious feel with the same stark white walls as the rest of the property, which mean the hotel is flooded with light. The rooms are contemporary in style, with beamed ceilings and modern furniture and art work featuring heavily. The Son Brull is ideal for a truly indulgent experience, from the food served in the restaurant to the wellness facilities and spa treatments. Guests may choose to lounge by the outdoor, infinity pool, which offers striking views over the countryside beyond the hotel or choose from the treatments offered at the spa. For those wishing to explore the local area, Pollenca and the beaches and ports of Cap Formentor are just a short drive away. In the evenings enjoy the gastronomic experience offered at the hotel at Restaurant 3/65 which combines fresh local ingredients, some of which are grown at the hotel itself, and traditional Mallorcan specialities. Tapas and cocktails can also be sampled at the hotels bar located in the magnificent setting of a large olive press mill. The Son Brull Hotel and Spa boasts excellent facilities but guests will also enjoy the secluded rural location and its charming traditional features which are flawlessly combined with contemporary flourishes.
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