Although it’s the largest of the Balearic islands, Mallorca is still small enough to explore in a few days. There’s a superb choice of beaches, from tiny coves to long sweeping bays, as well as mountains, small cobbled villages and flat agricultural plains.
Drive to Formentor beach for incredible views along the way, dramatic cliffs, and shallow waters on the beach itself (perfect for children). Cala St Vincent beach is another option, where you can explore the cluster of prehistoric caves known as ‘L’Alzineret’, belonging to the Mediterranean bronze Age. Puerto Pollença beach is perfect for families, with windsurfing, banana boating and a surfing school on offer. See Mallorca beaches for more.
Things to do
Explore Pollença old town, its markets, restaurants and bustling atmosphere; visit historical Alcudia old town; take a trip to the Palma aquarium or a train-ride through the mountains; or charter a yacht for a day. Mallorca is full of things to see and do - if you can bear to tear yourself away from the poolside or the beach.
Portugal is famous for its amazing weather - and the Algarve in the south, where you’ll find our villas, is the sunniest part of the country with beautiful beaches and plenty more to do too.
Its wonderfully clean sand, lovely beach bars and close proximity to the town have made Meia Praia the most famous of the Lagos beaches in the Algarve, and proud winner of a Blue Flag award to confirm its excellence. Meanwhile, Praia do Amado is often proclaimed to be the most popular beach along the west coast, and is certainly the surfers’ favourite and home to several surf championships. See Algarve beaches for more.
Things to do
Depending on which Portugal villa you choose, there’s plenty of things to see and do close by. Visit the market town of Monchique for a little culture and lively village atmosphere, go reef fishing or take a sunset cruise. Spot dolphins when you take a boat trip out to sea, play a round of golf or some tennis, or even enjoy a morning horse-riding. Alternatively, lie by your pool with an ice-cool drink, read a book and have a snooze.
To find out more about the location of each villa, contact our villa travel specialists.