Best areas to stay for couples in Majorca

The lowdown on the most romantic towns on the island

It’s hard to pick a more romantic destination for a holiday than Majorca. Whether it’s your first getaway together or your hundredth, you’ll be enchanted by the island's white-sand beaches, crystal-clear sea, and beautiful countryside. Alongside the delicious food, drink, and laid-back atmosphere, the generous sunshine hours add to Majorca's allure. And for those seeking value, don't miss our special deals on cheap holidays to Majorca, ensuring your romantic escape is both enchanting and affordable.

  1. Cala d’Or
  2. Pollença
  3. Fornalutx
  4. Sóller & Port de Sóller
  5. Palma
  6. Palma Nova

We’ve picked out the best areas to stay for couples in Majorca, as highlighted in our comprehensive Majorca travel guide. From classy resorts and former fishing villages to party destinations with fun activities, and from bustling cities to sleepy towns – there’s something to suit every type of traveller on this exhilarating isle.

1. Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or is a chic resort town with tonnes of charm, a fun atmosphere, but a lot more peaceful than the big party destinations in Majorca.

It’s been thoughtfully built with low-rise, white buildings and classy, sea-view accommodation in place of any tower blocks. The town centre is lively, with plenty of choice for cocktail bars, restaurants and pubs, and your choice of cuisine – local seafood, mouthwatering tapas, delicious Mediterranean fayre or home comforts.

Those seeking an elegant date-night should make a beeline for the upscale bars and restaurants lining the pretty marina. Couples who enjoy beach days, swimming and snorkelling will have an unforgettable trip to Cala d’Or with a choice of six or seven petite coves, each with its own character and vibe. Top favourites are Cala Petita and Cala Esmeralda.

Fill your days with swimming, sunbathing, paddleboarding, and exploring the coast by boat – Portopetro, Cala Mondragó, Porto Cristo, and other stunning beaches in Cala d'Or are all worth seeing. Each location offers its own unique charm, making them perfect spots for those who love the sea and sand.

Best for: Romantic, beach-based getaway | Peaceful atmosphere | Elegant vibe

Romantic dinner dates: Sa Llotja, Port Petit, La Scala

2. Pollença

Pollença is one of the best-known towns in Majorca, and for good reason. It’s an ideal destination for couples, thanks to its charming architecture and picturesque surroundings, providing countless opportunities for beautiful photos. It also offers a glimpse into authentic Majorcan life, making it a key place to explore if you're wondering where to eat in Majorca, with an extensive array of restaurants both in town and in the port area.

The town exudes charm with its hilly cobbled streets, stone houses adorned with balconies and terraces draped in greenery, all set against the backdrop of the stunning Majorcan mountains. If you love old towns and a laid-back way of life, Pollença is a dream destination. You can enjoy leisurely coffees and lunches in the main square, engaging in people-watching and admiring the cathedral, as well as exploring the artisanal shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Before sunset, take a romantic walk up the Calvari steps for a sensational view of the countryside and town. Just 20 minutes by bus is Port de Pollença – the town’s seaside counterpart – perfect for a relaxing day of sun, sea, and sand.

For active couples, hiring bikes to explore the island’s exceptional scenery is a great option, while others might prefer a romantic road trip to the Formentor Peninsula, a vineyard tour, or a short trip to the chic Cala Sant Vicenç for another glorious beach day. Additionally, exploring the variety of things to do in Puerto de Pollença can add a delightful dimension to your journey, offering a mix of leisure and adventure.

Best for: Peaceful | Authentic food & vibes | Pretty scenery

By bus: Port de Pollença, 15 ms, 301/322. Cala Sant Vicenç, 12 ms, 321.

3. Fornalutx

Fornalutx is often hailed as one of the most romantic places in Majorca and makes the list as one of the best areas for couples to stay, especially since it's been voted as one of the prettiest town in Spain.

This petite town is a picturesque collection of traditional stone buildings, cobbled streets, and sun-drenched plazas, all set against the backdrop of the lush Majorcan countryside, alive with colourful blooms. Nestled in the verdant hills, Fornalutx offers the ideal setting for a peaceful, slow-paced, and traditional getaway, with enchanting photo opportunities around every corner.

The town's main allure lies in its breathtaking views, vibrant flora, and exquisite local cuisine. Visitors often relish in hiking the surrounding hills and mountains, and you're also just a half-hour bus ride or a 20-minute drive from the beautiful town of Sóller.

From Sóller, you can take a romantic wooden tram ride down to Port de Sóller. The country roads winding through the mountains towards the coast also offer a captivating road trip experience. You can explore nearby reservoirs and vineyards, and head towards destinations like Sa Colabro or Cala Tuent for an unforgettable romantic journey.

Best for: Escaping everyday life | Slow holidays | Romantic walking

By bus: Sóller 25 mins, 232. Port de Sóller, 35 mins, 232.

4. Sóller & Port de Sóller

Sóller is one of the prettiest towns in Majorca and one of the most romantic and best areas to stay for couples. This charming, hillside town and its pretty seaside counterpart are connected by a quaint, traditional tram made from wood.

The romantic-looking vehicle winds its way right through the town centre, past the stunning cathedral, on its way down to the port, where it cruises right along the seafront until reaching its terminus at the pretty marina. Since the two are so well connected by tram (and a very short drive apart) you can stay in either town and be guaranteed a lively atmosphere, picturesque surroundings and fabulous authentic food.

Beach lovers might just be tipped in favour of Port de Sóller for the easy access to its gorgeous, sheltered bay, complete with sandy shore. There’s a lighthouse to check out, and you’re very close to the lovely resort of Deià, as well as the Sóller botanical gardens and super-romantic Jardins d'Alfàbia. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the proximity to the mountains and walking trails.

Although, you might prefer a romantic road trip along the Ma-10 towards the Gorg blau reservoir, Cala Torent and captivating Sa Colabra.

Best for: Walkers | Beach lovers | Old-town Charm | Romantic road trips

Day trip: Historic train to Palma, round trip, €25.

5. Palma

If you're a lover of culture and enjoy city life, Palma, the capital of Majorca, might just be your ideal destination. As the bustling heart of the island, Palma houses many of the must-see attractions in Majorca. The city is adorned with wide, tree-lined boulevards, glamorous shops, and sun-drenched plazas encircled by restaurants and bars.

Strolling through Palma’s intricate maze of streets and admiring its stunning architecture is a joy for any visitor. History enthusiasts will particularly relish exploring the castle, cathedral, and palace, which are among the key attractions in Majorca. The charming marina provides a perfect harbourside escape, further enhanced by the presence of an exciting Modern Art Museum. Additionally, being in the capital city positions you ideally for a culinary adventure, perhaps through a food and wine walking tour, allowing you to experience the rich flavors and culture of Majorca.

For accommodation, explore the best boutique hotels in Majorca, offering a unique and intimate experience. The city also provides a gateway to exciting boat excursions to places like the Isle of Dragonera. Plus, Palma features a wide, long sandy beach with comprehensive facilities, and it’s so expansive, it almost never feels overcrowded.

Best for: Culture vultures | Shoppers | Foodie tourists | City lovers

Day trips: Boat trips, Magaluf/Palma Nova, wineries, Sóller & Port de Sóller

6. Palma Nova

If you love the idea of cocktails on the beach, a swim-up bar at your hotel and enjoying a night out or two with your partner – head right to Palma Nova. It’s one of the best areas to stay in Majorca for couples who love a lively getaway, without being home to as many hen and stag parties as its neighbour resort Magaluf.

In Palma Nova, you'll find luxurious hotels, many boasting gorgeous sea views, perfect for those who've come for sun, sea, and sand. Palma Nova beach, a haven for water sports in Majorca, is stunning, featuring two wide, white-sandy bays separated by a small outcrop of rocks. The beaches are well-equipped with all the on-beach facilities you could wish for, such as loungers, shade, and lifeguards. Additionally, there are various water sports activities available, offering an exciting way to experience the crystal-clear waters of Majorca. Whether you're interested in jet skiing, paddleboarding, or parasailing, Palma Nova beach has something to offer for every water sports enthusiast.

The strip behind the promenade is packed with fabulous restaurants, casual cafés and fun, themed bars to suit your mood. While here, you can indulge in fun activities like water sports (including electric paddleboards), mini-golf and head to famous Western Water Park.

It’s also the perfect place to pick up boat trips, whether you’re seeking a romantic swim at a secluded cove or a ride on a party boat. If you fancy a change from fabulous Palma Nova beach, it’s a short hop to Palma city for some culture, or less then ten minutes to Magaluf for a different beach.

Best for: Young couples | All-inclusive | Party seekers | Beach fans

Electric paddleboards: €30/hour from Osium

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