That island that most of the world knows as a tourist magnet and I know as Rafa Nadal's birthplace and home. But you know what? This place is more than it seems. With bright blue sea to one side and pretty majestic mountains to the other, along with a few friends that can't stop raving about their recent trips, it has me already mentally planning my own visit there. I mean, actually making to-do-to-go lists.
what i'm going to do: Visit Mallorca's cathedral, which sits above the what used to be the island harbor. The 14th-century building is a beautiful whit with a incredible chapel by Miquel Barceló. Also planning a visit to the village of Portixol.
where i'm going to eat: restaurant sebastian, in the village of deia.
what i'll drink: a mojito at sunset in this txiringuito, or beach-side shack.
where i would stay if someone else was paying: Cap Rocat. Impossibly luxuriousness stuffed into an old military fort.
where i'm going to stay: Puro Hotel...i'm loving the über fusion hipness.
Of course, you don't have to take my lead. Mallorca is, after all, a tourist mecca, so it's home to a wide range of holiday resorts ranging from party-mad Magaluf and lively Palma Nova, to quiet Cala Millor and picturesque Puerto Pollensa. Many resorts are family orientated, such as bustling Alcudia and Cala D'Or, and here you'll find plenty of family hotels and wide-ranging local activities for kids. If you're looking for a family break, take a look at a Thomas Cook holiday in Mallorca. Most of their family holidays here are geared up with child-friendly hotels, many offering fun-filled kids' clubs with action-packed schedules for kids.
Mallorca, watch out, because I'm coming.