So our little Spanish Balearic Islands junket has come to an end. In 8 days we’ve seen so much, so many beaches.
I am by no means an expert on Spain, but I have a lot of emails requesting info and thoughts of a Mallorca or Ibiza holiday.
Awesome island, a lot bigger than I thought. Beautiful beaches but quite spread out – lots of driving. Sa Calobra beach blew my mind, but is far from anything. The windy road in wouldn’t be good with kids in the back (50 or so hairpins). Calos De Moro is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. We stayed in the town of Santanyí at Cal Reiet (very, very nice, amazing food, decent coin, 30 minutes from Palma town). This place, Cap Rocat is epic, and dinner on the beach is next level – it’s an old fortress and very unique, but I think it’s huge cashola to stay (perhaps just have dinner!). Cala Deia is incredible for lunch and a swim – a must. It’s far from town, like everything, but I hear the Belmond is the only place to stay on the west side of the island near Deia.
What a fun, loose place. Nudists everywhere. It’s not all clubbin’ – far from it. 57 amazing beaches on a much smaller island than Mallorca (smaller distances to drive daily). Loved Cala Saladeta + Cala Conta for beach hangs. Dinner – La Paloma, Giri Cafe, La Granga (Loved this one). Formentera was amazing, we chartered a boat for the day but I think you need more time there. Stay there for a night – take the ferry and a car. We ate Juan y Andrea, nice old restaurant but overpriced (and a bit flashy).
As you all know, I love The Med in summer. It’s just so different to Australia. If we go back to the Balearic Islands, we’d definitely charter a catamaran and stay on it – kids and all.
I’m stinging for a surf and hear it’s been pumping back home. I’m not excited about the cold weather especially after 37 degree days on the beach. The weather was impeccable the whole time.
P.S. No one is paying me to mention anything in the above, and it’s just from our experiences.