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.
South of France
One of the most beautiful parts of France, and a popular destination for over two hundred years, is the region known as Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. With a myriad of historic towns and villages, rugged national parks and a glamorous coastline to discover, it never fails to capture the imagination.
Things to do
There’s always something happening here during the summer months, whether it’s a local farmers market, or an international festival. Hilltop villages offer visitors fantastic views towards the sparkling Mediterranean, boules in the main square and some memorable eating experiences. The countryside further towards the mountains and Provence is breathtakingly beautiful, with the vibrant colours of yellow sunflowers and purple lavender ever present. Whilst the larger towns of Nice and Antibes have an irresistible allure, where you can people watch and soak up the eternally chic atmosphere. Beaches line the coast, with an enviable choice between a fabulous waiter service restaurant in Cannes or St Tropez, or a more secluded family friendly cove on the Ile d’Hyères or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
To find out more about the location of each villa, contact our villa travel specialists.