Spotlight on Majorca
Majorca delivers it all in abundance – luxury, landscape and leisure.
There was a time when Majorca was best known for its party atmosphere; much like many of its Balearic counterparts, but today the island offers so much more for discerning travellers. Its rugged, breathtaking landscape stretches out from the mountains to the pretty coves to the coast – perfect for exploration and pure relaxation in equal measure. At A&K Villas, we love everything about this beautiful island, so here’s a selection of our favourite spots to tempt you.
Steal away to the hilltops and amidst the citrus orchards and olive groves, you’ll find Can Masta, a former 19th-century olive mill steeped in Majorcan charm. Perfect for families and groups with its spacious four bedrooms and double annexe, it offers the right mix of old world charm and modern comforts. Cool off in the villa’s infinity pool or head into nearby Alcudia with its formidable choice of restaurants by the marina. You could also try your hand at some friendly haggling in the town’s Sunday market.
Arrive in style by helicopter at Villa Sonrei on the north of island and you won’t be disappointed. With its own helipad, ample parking and nine bedrooms, it would make the ideal location for a private celebration with friends. Relax with a cocktail on the rooftop terrace and take in the sweeping seascapes of Cap de Formentor. The indoor spa, with its Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi adds to the complete luxury of this property – and your own private butler is on hand to ensure everything is to your liking. Head to the white sands and turquoise waters of the nearby Mal Pas beaches to soak up the Mediterranean sun amongst the coves.
Head out of the door of this seafront villa on the south-east of the island and find yourself moments away from the beach. La Chinampa is ideal for families with its spacious six bedrooms and contemporary living areas. While away your days on the terraces by the pool or head to the nearby Mondragó Natural Park – a protected wetland coastal reserve popular for its many rare bird species.
La Luna Rey
A peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the island, La Luna Rey is a home from home with its five bedrooms, comfy sofas and open plan living areas. The unusual teardrop-shaped pool can also be fenced off, making it reassuringly safe for younger children. Recently refurbished in neutral tones, the villa is an ideal base for exploring the island; why not hire cycles for the whole family and discover the surrounding landscape? The property is also only 15 minutes away from the Alcanada golf course which is widely considered as one of the finest 18-hole courses in Europe.
Villa Can Caya
Villa Can Caya is a tranquil sanctuary set within two hectares of gardens complete with saltwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa area. Comfortably sleeping up to 20 discerning guests, the villa offers privacy and seclusion while remaining close to the island’s best beaches and amenities. Step back in time to the 13th-century and wander the inviting alleyways of Alcudia’s Old Town with its restored medieval walls and thriving market.
Sa Terra Rotja
Nestling at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, Sa Terra Rotja’s lays claim to unrivalled panoramic views over the Balearic sea. Sleeping up to eight, the luxury villa is situated on a private estate with a dedicated team taking care of housekeeping as well as offering a breakfast and chef service. Take a dip in the saltwater pool, enjoy a game of tennis on the court, head to the estate’s private pebble beach or venture further afield to explore the beauty of the landscape.
Sa Terra Rotja is close to the ancient terraced town of Banyalbufar – literally translated from the Arabic meaning ‘vineyard by the sea’. Once famed for its hardy hillside vineyards, today the terraces have largely given way to vegetable farming. However, the village remains popular with foreign artists much like Deià – once home to poet and author, Robert Graves – and a very worthwhile 40-minute drive away.
Whether it’s a special gathering, a family holiday or a couple’s retreat, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with Majorca’s spectacular scenery and luxury hideaways.