Top 10 Activities in Mallorca
If you fancy doing something a bit more active than relaxing by the pool then there's no shortage of activities on offer in Mallorca. Here we list our Top 10. Please speak to one of our specialists who will be able to discuss all the activities and experiences available and recommend our preferred suppliers.
Hiring a boat is a great way to explore some of Mallorca’s beautiful coves and whilst enjoying either a sedate sail or a high speed day out. There are numerous options of boat hire near to our villas, with the option with or without a skipper, so we’ll be able to find something suitable for you and your group. For a sedate way to explore the seas surrounding Mallorca, the Tudor Dawn is a 50 foot Brigantine Schooner that is available for hire as a shared or private yacht charter with skipper and crew. The schooner is based in Port de Pollença, where the cruises start.
In peak season, it is best to book as far in advance as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
Mallorquin’s love food and their wine, and this shown through their passion and love for cooking and eating great food, paired with first class wine. Cooking classes can be arranged in the luxury of your own villa, where an expert chef will walk you through how to cook a choice of scrumptious traditional Mallorquin cuisine. A great experience for family and friends to make some fun in the kitchen and enjoy the fruits of your labour together al fresco with a glass of wine.
Exclusive to Scott Dunn guests we can arrange a truly unique Vines of Pollenca Experience , a first class vineyard and wine tasting tour. Or why not visit one of the many food markets in the region to sample the abundance of local cuisine.
Mallorca is a great place to discover or enjoy a whole host of different watersports thanks to crystal clear waters, a summer temperature of 25° to 30°, readily accessible sites and little to no currents. Scuba diving is popular here due to the perfect conditions and abundant fish life with numerous dive centres scattered around the Mallorcan coast offering a full spectrum of dive courses as well as diving excursions.
Kitesurfing is as ever popular on the island. You can choose from a wide variety of courses, lessons or rental options to improve your skills and achieve total kitesurfing independence. Tuition ranges from a 1 hour private lesson to a 4 day course. Equipment can be rented by the hour or by the day.
Dingy Sailing & Windsurfing – The sheltered Bay of Pollença makes a great spot for sailing and windsurfing, whether you are an experienced seadog or a beginner looking to find your sea legs. The stunning backdrop and favourable wind conditions within the Bay suit the more inexperienced, whilst further out there are stronger winds and larger waves to challenge advanced sailors.
One of the best ways to experience Mallorca’s beauty is by bike. Mallorca offers something for every type of cyclist from causal riders to intermediate and advanced cyclists desiring steep climbs and rocky terrain. Throughout the winter months, many of the European professional teams spend time in Mallorca training in the ideal conditions.
We can arrange delivery and collection to all of our Mallorcan Villas, meaning you can just select the right bike for yourself or for anyone in your group or family and for the duration you need. Whether you need a road bike, racing bike, mountain bike or something more specialised, we can assist in finding the perfect solution.
Mallorca has some of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean, with white fine sand and crystal-clear waters. Some are near to our villas and others are a little further afield but are more than worth the drive. Why not request a picnic from your Scott Dunn villa chef or hotel and make a day of it? Here is our list of recommended beaches in Mallorca.
Yoga is well known for promoting feelings of relaxation and ease: ideal for when you are on holiday. It is possible to join in the regular classes that are run in Pollença. However, to further the feeling of zen, why not let us arrange for a yoga teacher to come to give you a private lesson at the villa?
Or if you are a lover of both yoga and wine then why not combine the two in this bespoke Vino and Yoga experience at your Scott Dunn Villa.
Mallorca’s beautiful landscape is probably best appreciated on foot, bicycle or horseback. There are a number of walks in the local area, ranging from the straightforward to rather more challenging walks, for example scrambling through canyons, with some rope climbing thrown in for good measure! Or combine hiking with your love of mountains and historic vineyards with the Taste Serra de Tramuntana Experience, truly unique to this region.
The pleasant all year round weather in Mallorca is conducive to a good tennis match. After all, it was Mallorca that produced tennis hero Rafael Nadal! There are number of courts around Pollenca to hire or why not take a trip to the Rafa Nadal Xperience in Manacor, where you can have a private tour exclusive to Scott Dunn guests to tour the facilities and enjoy the Museum at your leisure.
La Patrona Festival - Every year, Pollenca holds one of the most popular festivals in Mallorca – La Patrona. Typically held at the end of July and beginning of August, it culminates in a mock battle between the Moors and the Christians – the Mares de Deu dels Angels, with a fabulous firework display at the end. Throughout the week there are music concerts, children’s entertainment, exhibitions and markets.
The beautiful wide-open countryside of Mallorca is perfect for exploring on horseback. From trekking through the mountains to the lush olive groves there is a trek to suit all tastes and ability. Horseriding treks with tapas lunches and full day mountain treks can be arranged.