Balearics - Mallorca
Mallorca has a reputation in many quarters for being loud and brash and there are
certainly resorts in the South that cater for those seeking a lively and exuberant
holiday with sunburnt days and club filled nights. But for those in the know, Mallorca
is an island of rustic sophistication and magnificent scenery. Drive the mountain
roads to Soller and stroll through the narrow streets being careful of the vintage
train which arrives in the centre of town after its picturesque ascent from Palma.
Don't miss the stunningly beautiful village of Deia where Robert Graves lies buried
in a tiny churchyard overlooking the sea, nor Valldemossa with its Carthusian monastery.
Frederic Chopin and George Sand both discovered Valldemossa and gained inspiration
there; you too can relax and absorb the atmosphere.
Villa Retreats has carefully selected beautiful homes throughout the island and
not only in the Deia and Soller area. Choose from the sophisticated resorts of the
south-west such as Andratx, Bendinat and Costa d'en Blanes, all just a short drive
(or bus ride) from the capital city of Palma; travel north to the towns of Pollensa
and Puerto Pollensa, great areas for families or to the south-east for unspoilt
rural locations within easy reach of beaches.
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villas in Mallorca
Whatever your choice of holiday, it can be found in Mallorca.
Andratx and South West Mallorca
The south west enjoys superb road links to the capital, Palma making it particularly
attractive to those seeking easy access to the widest range of facilities. There
are the sophisticated resorts of Costa d'en Blanes, Bendinat and Portals with its
lively marina, golf near Santa Ponsa and always, beaches and coves.
The road leads on to the lovely port of Andratx where exclusive villas perch on
the hills overlooking the bay, enjoying magnificent views.
We have a wide choice of luxury villas in this South- West area to suit all holiday
requirements. Stay close to beaches and the bustling resorts - you do not even need
a car in this area where public transport is reliable and inexpensive or climb the
hills and enjoy the scenery from your own terrace.
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Deia, Fornalutx, Soller and West area
You can reach Soller quickly from Palma, going through the mountains by tunnel or
take the scenic route. Either way you will be rewarded by the charm of this bustling
and unspoilt town with its local shops and market and vintage tram trundling by
on its way down the hill to Port de Soller with its super sandy beaches. The splendid
art nouveau railway station here is also the terminus for the equally vintage narrow-gauge
train, which has been making the journey to and from Palma since 1912.
This coastline is rugged with windy roads connecting small villages including Deia,
one of the most picturesque (and exclusive) on the island. The King of Spain has
a retreat here and it is the resting place of Robert Graves who, like many before
and since, drew inspiration from the magnificent setting.
Nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntera Mountains on Mallorca’s beautiful west coast, Fornalutx is a charming and unspoilt village of red roofs and green shutters. The rustic stone houses are built on steep terraces separated by narrow cobbled streets and stepped pathways, with green lanes leading up to orchards and farms. There are small local shops and lots of restaurants and bars, many with superb views to mountains and sea. Soller is just a couple of kilometres away and the beach at Puerto Soller is also close by. The village has won several awards and calls itself the prettiest in Spain – we think that is hard to argue against, come and see for yourself with Villa Retreats.
Valdemossa with its Carthusian monastery also inspired artists and writers and was
the home of both Frederic Chopin and George Sand and although the latter complained
in her writings of the townspeople and the weather, their heritage is certainly
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The old town of Pollensa and nearby Puerto Pollensa lie in the lee of the Tramuntana
Mountains in the north of Mallorca. Here you can find shops and galleries and a
wide choice of bars and restaurants serving Mallorquin and international cuisine
- all using only the freshest local ingredients and produce.
In the Port, the lovely Pine Walk stretches alongside the sandy beach and rewards
the stroller with views across the bay to the Alcanada Peninsula. The Old Town is
dominated by the hill known as Ca'n Puig with its monastery and if you are in Pollensa
at the beginning of August, you will be caught up in the annual Moors and Christians
festival with re-enactments of the battles between locals and invaders - you won't
be surprised to find that the Christians always seem to win!
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East & South East Mallorca
Eastern Mallorca is an area of rolling farmland with villages and towns untouched
by tourism. Staying in a rural retreat here is ideal for the vacationer who wants
to relax in more rustic surroundings whilst still having access to beaches and tourist
The town of Arta has some superb local restaurants but for a greater selection of
cuisine, it is just a drive to the more bustling resort of Cala D'Or and the lovely
town of Puerto Cristo. Close by are the spectacular Coves del Drac, the caves that
are said to have inspired Jules Verne and his novel Journey to the Centre of the
Earth. Overlooking the whole area is the Santuari de Sant Salvador, a hermitage
perched on a rock over 500m above sea level.
There is golf close by and all the water sports and beach activities for the perfect