There’s no disputing that the island of Mallorca is ideal for those couples looking for a romantic break. Not only are there are a huge variety of restaurants to wine and dine in, Mallorca has a landscape that brings to mind the garden of Eden. Breath-taking and beautiful landscapes, a diverse range of unique flora and fauna, and of course the perfect beaches, make Mallorca one of the most wonderfully romantic destinations in the Balearics. With the food and accommodation options as well, it’s small wonder that Mallorca is fast becoming the destination of choice for those hoping to enjoy some time away from the realities of daily life and soak up some sun and romance in the idyllic surroundings of Mallorca.
Romantic places to stay
While you certainly won’t struggle to find somewhere to stay in Mallorca, finding somewhere that ticks all of the romance boxes mean looking for something different. While hotels are great for convenience, they aren’t exactly known for personalised service or that romantic flair. Instead, look at private villas to rent. Not only do they allow you a far greater sense of freedom, but they also ensure your privacy, which is exactly what you want when it comes to romance. Choose a villa on the north coast so that you have greater access to the rest of the island. Pollensa is a
particular favourite for couples looking for romance, and the stunning Pollensa villas offer a wide variety of perks that even the fussiest of couples will just fall in love with. Choose your villa carefully, and you may not ever want to leave it.
Romantic meals and stunning views
A low-lit courtyard and some al-fresco gastronomical experimentation is not going to be hard to find in Mallorca. If you’re hoping for restaurants that provide the best in food and views, then Mallorca has you covered, and all with that little splash of romance thrown in. One of the prettiest restaurants on Mallorca is Can Cera, and it’s all too easy to just let the hours fly by as you relax with your partner and let the romance wash over you. It’s best to visit restaurants like Can Cera in the evening, as the candlelight is the perfect finishing touch to the already incredible decor and surroundings. For those with more of a budget, try the Michelin-starred Simply Fosh. It’s got that Michelin star for a reason and your taste buds will be as appreciative as your other half.
Romance in the City
Romance is many things to many people, and if you’re a little adverse to the idea of trekking through even the most stunning of landscapes, then it’s probably worth looking for romance in the city. Palma is fantastic for oysters and champagne, especially if you head into old town. Whether you’re looking for a pit stop or a full-on gastronomic adventure, the cities of Mallorca have something for everyone. Culture vultures will like the huge range of Spanish museums to explore, and for those looking for a little more extravagance, head for the rooftop bar of Abaco for some incredible views that are the perfect accompaniment to your cocktail sipping.
What’s more romantic than a sun-drenched picnic far away from your responsibilities? On Mallorca, there’s no end to the options when it comes to finding the perfect picnic spot, and whether you choose a windswept cliff or the unique surroundings of one of the many local vineyards, your needs are sure to be sated. Those vineyards are also ideal for taking some leisurely guided tours as well, so for wine-lovers, it’s worth looking at Bodega Ribas on the West of the island, or Bodega Santa Catarina on the west coast. Santa Catarina will also sell you everything you need for the perfect romantic picnic and with the range of Spanish cheeses, meats and breads on offer (all washed down with their own bottles of wine of course), you may struggle to top the romance.
For the perfect proposal
If the climax of your romantic break is one of you getting down on one knee and offering a ring and a lifetime of adoration, then you’re going to want to pick the ideal spot. Mallorca has some amazing places for your proposal (or even just for some stunning views if you’re not ready to commit just yet). Close to Pollensa is the Mirador Des Colomer, which is beautiful once you climb the steps, but may be a little crowded if you’re hoping to propose in private. If you want a little more privacy for getting down on one knee, then definitely look at Son Marroig. It may
primarily be a museum, but it’s also home to a marvellous rotunda that’s made from pure, white marble and overlooks some stunning cliff-edge views. If you’re proposing, then this might be the best option, although the watchtower near Banyalbufar is also truly unique and ideal for taking the very best in selfies.
While Mallorca may not have been your first thought when you started considering the ideal romantic getaway, it’s actually one of the most popular destinations for lovers in Europe. With something to suit every temperament, make your next romantic break something that you and your partner will never forget.