Mild year-round weather, striking rocky cliffs, and narrow stone alleys that you could easily get lost in after hours of wandering around make Sid and Sia choose Mallorca for their summer vacation. No wonder. This sunny island is part of Spain’s Balearic Islands, a group of smaller islands east of mainland Spain. Mallorca has a rich and diverse history, and over the centuries different cultures and religions have dominated the island, leaving behind unique architectural styles and cuisine. Today, it’s a mix of streets lined with shops and cafés and majestically lined with historic cathedrals in Modernist, Gothic and Art Nouveau styles. Castles and Colosseums, seaside with yachts and beyond, picturesque countryside dotted with ancient olive, lemon and orange groves, the impressive Tramuntana Mountains and the ever-shining Balearic The blue of the sea spreads out. If you’re looking for an idyllic island getaway that combines beauty and history, look no further. Here, Sia outlines how she and Sid spent their days on the Isle of Spain.
Day 01 | Long haul flights
After a long night flight, we loaded our overstuffed luggage and Sid’s bike (yes, his whole bike) into a small rental car and headed across the island from Palma to our hotel in Deia.we cooperated wagner bespoke You helped me plan this trip. It was truly a dream from beginning to end. About 10 minutes into the drive, I poked my head out the window and started taking pictures. We had just changed and inspected our room and arrived at the hotel just in time to head out to dinner. We stayed in the Tower Suite and it was incredible (going up and down the spiral staircase was a great workout). This was an old lookout for pirates, and it had the nicest balcony on the top floor. our first meal Tramantura Grill Afterwards we took a walk around the extensive grounds at sunset. No one paid to say this, but I have nothing but praise for our stay. The Belmond. Everything I believe beautiful design should be, from the visual storytelling around every corner to the food and service, was a warm, inviting and luxurious experience.
Day 02 | Fine dining
Sid and I are both obsessed with our morning routines and follow them even on vacation. We were quite jetlagged, but during the trip we got up early every morning, took tennis lessons, (me) walked, and cycled around (Sid) island. We had breakfast at the hotel and then napped by the pool for a few hours. Since it was our first full day on the island, we explored Deia and walked up the hill to San Juan Bautista Church, a beautiful old baroque church. I was hungry so I stopped by. de monio For lunch I purchased quite a few pottery items to send home. I also had a delicious dark chocolate chip cookie with sea salt, which I couldn’t resist. We spent our afternoons by the pool and our evenings at the famous restaurant. El Olivo. This is our fine dining restaurant and probably the most photographed restaurant. Sea views and an otherworldly atmosphere under ancient olive trees by candlelight.
“One of the most special nights spent in Mallorca, watching the sun set on the hillside and the candlelight casting shadows on the table.”
Day 03 | Sunset Cruise
We made the last minute decision to rent a Vespa and explore the island. I love leaving room for impulsive detours when traveling and this was one of the highlights of our trip. We drove to Soller and Port de Soller, visited some sights, hung out on the sandy beach and had a light lunch there. elsa ball. Mallorca is known for its rocky coves, but one of the places we visited was sandy and easy to enter. That evening we took the sunset cruise offered by the hotel. I loved experiencing Mallorca from this perspective and we each appreciated the azure Mediterranean waters in our own way. I dipped my instep and did Cid’s Cliff Jump. This is one of his favorite activities.
“The striking depth of blue is a memory that will last beyond this journey. That is what I travel for.”
Day 04 | A Little Shopping
Still not satisfied with the scooter, we spent the afternoon in Valldemossa after sightseeing around the island. This was one of the towns we passed through on our first day on the island, and we kept taking pictures from afar. It is very picturesque and full of small shops and cafes. I bought leather sandals for the girls and espadrilles for myself. In this town Chopin Museum and the garden. We didn’t tour the museum, but you can admire it from all angles in town and stroll through the gardens for free. Most of Mallorca’s beaches require a bit of a hike, so we put on our walking shoes and trekked to nearby Cala to watch the sunset.
Day 05 | Explore Palma
Eli from Wagner Bespoke recommended spending an afternoon in Palma, the capital of Mallorca. In my research prior to my visit, I read about a restaurant called . El Camino, a narrow tapas bar with great design and great food. All seats were full, so it was good to make a reservation early. We had many delicious meals on this trip, but this was the highlight for both of us! Sid ordered almost everything on the menu and every item was excellent. We shopped at outdoor markets and local galleries and shops. mallorcan lifestyle Housed in a gorgeous building, it offered a fun mix of home decor and fashion.I did some sightseeing around Cathedral of Santa Maria de Mallorca. There was a market in the city from the morning with many local vendors, which was also fun.
DAY 06 | A DAY AT THE BEACH
In a series of chance encounters, we got some hot tidbits about a secret beach. The beach involved a number of switchbacks followed by an hour hike. Sid and I decided that this very kind of adventure was the way to go on our last day of vacation. We saw donkeys, gardens, abandoned fishing huts, and more along the way, but the rewards of the journey were even greater. We swam in the sea and lay on rocks all afternoon. There was a village I hadn’t checked on my wish list yet, so I took a detour on my way home and visited Fornalutx, said to be the most beautiful village in Mallorca. The medieval cobbled streets and winding passageways are very charming and I loved how the terracotta pots overflowed at every doorstep. We stopped at a bakery and admired the tasteful tiled roof before heading back to the hotel.We changed nights and had a wonderful dinner Raw Overlooking the mountains and villages below. On my way to dinner, I stopped by a boutique and bought this cute woven purse that I’ve been staring at in my window all week.
What to wear | Shea looks
As you explore Mallorca’s streets and alleyways, waterfront and glistening sea, your goal is to stay carefree and fresh. From strappy sandals to simple shades, here are some of Shea’s favorite looks.
Icons 50mm Round Metal Sunglasses
pull-on linen shorts
Packable Adriana Short Brim Fedora
EMBROIDERED COTTON SKIRT
U neck slim fit tank top
tropicalia summer bag
Jodie one piece swimsuit
foundation matte flip flops
Solid & Stripe
big woody basket
ruffle one shoulder midi dress
linen wrap skirt
Striped linen and cotton blend voile pareo with fringes