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Holidays in Mallorca

The Summer Experience at The Sea Club

The Sea ClubThe Sea Club, if you are not already familiar, is like staying in an English house party in a large rambling private Mediterranean villa. From the last week of June to the first week of September The Sea Club becomes a very social and lively place with many return families and friends enjoying the vibrant atmosphere in the sun.

The laid back ambiance is what The Sea Club is all about, once you have been you may never want to leave. The Cumberlege family and staff will make you feel like you are staying in a home from home. If you are a first timer, it will not be long until you have become integrated into this unique place.

The pivotal point of The Sea Club is the outdoor garden bar. It is informal, unpretentious and little has changed since the early days. Read more

12 Fabulous Beaches in Spain

Calas de MallorcaSpain and the Spanish islands have some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Move away from a few over-crowded resorts and you will find places that are a match for anything you could see in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean.

White sand and turquoise water. Rugged, rocky shorelines. Long, long stretches of firm sand. And the occasional surprise.

Do you have a favourite? If so, please tell us. Meanwhile, here are a few contenders for our own favourites.

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Why We Keep Coming Back to Puerto Pollensa

Sarah Scott explains the allure of Mallorca for her young family. Read more

The Catalan Language

4 million speakers out of the Spanish population of 45 million may not initially sound huge, but in those communities who do speak it, Catalan has a significant standing. A somewhat maligned language, it has a turbulent history which highlights the point of contention it long has been. Fundamentally though, despite the presence of other minority languages in Spain such as Basque and Galician, Catalan is the most prominent. Read more

The Spanish Language

Spanish flagIt is estimated that Spanish is spoken by between 350 and 400 million people around the world. It is the third most spoken language by number of speakers (after Chinese and English), and the second most spoken language in terms of native speakers. It is also the official language of nearly all of South and Central America. Spanish has certainly spread itself far and wide from its Iberian beginnings. Read more

Mallorca

To many people the image of Mallorca is drunken parties and over-crowded beaches in resorts like Magaluf and Arenal. But the more adventurous discover another side to Mallorca away from these areas. Towns like Soller and Valldemosa offer pretty streets and beautiful mountain views, interesting shops, bars and restaurants and a range of cultural attractions. Read more

More Places to Visit in the North of Mallorca

Cala San Vincente

We discovered this fantastic little town halfway through our holiday in Puerto Pollensa, and subsequently spent 3 afternoons there on the beach. The resort is enclosed in a rocky bay, with 2km of stunning 250m dead drop cliffs to the east (if you do the Boquer Valley walk then this is the ridge to your west).

Cala San Vicente

There are 3 beaches in the bay, all very small. The first beach as you come in on the main road was our favourite, however be aware that the beaches in this resort are quite rocky at waters edge and under the water, so tread carefully. There are also a lot of steps to get down to the two western beaches, although there is steep slope access. On the eastern most beach there is beach level car parking. There are plenty of shops and bars (mostly attached to hotels), and some interesting walking around the periphery of the western beaches. Read more

Places to Visit in the North of Mallorca

Alcudia

Alcudia is the part of the town housed within the old city walls, not to be confused with the modern port across the peninsula or the resort running down the coast south of the peninsula.

Alcudia, Majorca

Alcudia Old Town

A charming little town which is well worth a half day trip (perhaps combine with Can Picafort or some walking on the Alcudian peninsula for a full day trip). It is full of small side streets which are easy to get lost in, but then that’s half the fun. Some sections of the wall can be walked on, but beware with small children on here, the barriers won’t stop them for long. There is about 200-300m of walk with walking available, other wise on the southern and eastern side of the town is the main street where most shops and restaurants are located, either on the street or just off on one of the nearby side streets. As well as that there is a large shade open square, with plenty of space to chill, and has the usual accompany of bars and cafes. When we went they were getting ready for the fiesta, and the street were decorated with the white bunting you see everywhere for festivals, and mobiles on a nautical theme, which made for a very pleasant stroll around town. Read more