Activity8 reasons to visit Mallorca this summer

Mallorca has something for everyone, from a hike in the Tramuntana mountains to a scenic tram ride

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With its terraced landscapes dotted with olive trees, quiet medieval villages, ivory-coloured beaches and extraordinary Mediterranean food, Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, has something for everyone. As we celebrate our ninth anniversary this year, we’re keen to feed the appetite of our guests and make sure you're never short on things to do.

Learn centuries-old craft traditions

Switch out your canvas bags for something more authentic, when you master the art of basketry with Jumeirah; straw baskets are everyday accessories here. As well as being a top beach destination, Mallorca has plenty of virtues as a cultural destination. We’ve partnered with some of the most celebrated local artists and families that have maintained the craft tradition for centuries, passing the techniques down from generation to generation. You’ll also be able to express yourself through dance and corporal expression workshops, or follow in the footsteps of the Catalan painter Joan Miró (who worked in Mallorca for the second part of his life) and try your hand at painting. With the Island's pleasant Mediterranean climate and scenic vistas, outdoor workshops are order of the day.

 

Tuck into a sumptuous paella

After dipping into the turquoise waters and wandering down shady medieval streets, it’s time for a life-enriching Mediterranean diet. With its burgeoning high-end food scene and chic laid-back bars, Mallorca is the ultimate island for well-travelled gourmet food-lovers. Chefs have been upping their game in recent years, giving traditional dishes a modern twist. Set on a patio overlooking the Mediterranean, Cap Roig Brasserie’s locally-inspired menu includes vegetarian paella, seafood paella and lobster paella. You’ll have a bottle of champagne awaiting you on arrival at our Signature Suites, and our executive chef will cook a delicious full three-course menu in the suite.

Admire local art

Gallery Red, founded by entrepreneur Drew Aaron, a top collector of contemporary art, has become one of the most renowned spots in the Balearic Islands’ art scene, containing artworks by Warhol, Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Banksy, as well works by emerging artists. The gallery recently partnered with us to make the Lobby a place that certainly won’t leave you indifferent as you enjoy your cup of coffee. Here you’ll find paintings by Sóller local Toni Garau, an artist as well as a graphic and industrial designer, whose works are also displayed in rooms and common areas, and by Swiss artist Evelyne Brader-Frank.

Treat your feet

You will receive two beautiful pairs of artisanal Carmina shoes - carefully stitched using top quality calf leather – when you book a reflexology treatment for two at Talise Spa, an award-winning clifftop spa with spectacular views over the Tramuntana mountains and the Balearic Sea. Foot reflexology has been practised for centuries and involves applying pressure to the feet; we want to make sure your feet are in good shape to go out exploring Mallorca’s hidden gems.

 

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Indulge in award-winning spa treatments

Access personalised treatments that integrate ancient healing philosophies and the finest products. Helping you rejuvenate is our priority. Your Journey to Wellbeing offer includes a curated wellness programme for the duration of your stay, designed by our wellness therapists at Talise Spa using all-natural Sodashi products to match your needs. Located on the third floor of Jumeirah Port Soller, the spa has 10 treatment rooms and a VIP double suite with a Hammam area, as well as a terrace overlooking the sea to enjoy following your treatment.

Explore the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana

Listed a decade ago as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is spread out parallel to the north-western coast of the island of Mallorca. Marked by agricultural terraces and interconnected waterworks and dry constructions and farms, Serra de Tramuntana runs for almost 90 km and has a number of villages and towns worth visiting, including Valldemossa, Deia, Fornalutx and Sóller. Its most sacred site is perhaps the Lluc Sanctuary, which was founded in the thirteenth century. For stunning cliff top viewing points, head to Mirador de Ricardo Rosa, Mirador Es Colomer, or Mirador de Ses Barques - which has a restaurant deck where you can enjoy some fine Mallorquin wine.

 

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Create unique experiences

There are real gems hidden in the streets of the old town of Sóller, like the Can Prunera Museum, an old art nouveau mansion built in the early twentieth century, filled with works by Joan Miró, Kandinsky, Picasso, Warhol, Barceló and the architect Santiago Calatrava. You can then take a picturesque train-ride between Sóller and Port of Sóller on the historic Sóller Tram, the island’s first electric tram which was inaugurated in 1913. As you sit back in the wooden carriage, you’ll be taken through fields of lemon and orange trees, catching a glimpse of the sea before passing by the old port facilities. There’s also much to learn about the history of olive growing at Mallorcan Finca Son Morgues, where you’ll get to taste different olive oils under the guidance of a local expert.

Discover the most scenic trails

Mallorca’s two mountain ranges, Serra de Tramuntana and Sierra de Llevant, provide incredible views and offer excellent hiking opportunities. On the east of the island, you can start from the small town of Colonia Sant Pere and hike 3 km through pine forests to the village of Betlem, where you’ll find a small secluded beach. There are also wonderful romantic trails that start at the town of Sóller. If you fancy jumping on a boat back to Sóller after your hike and swim, your best bet is the cove Cala Deia, a tiny beach full of rocks and pebbles where you’ll also find seafood restaurant Ca’s Patro March. And if you’re in the mood to experience the Mallorcan urban way of life, take a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Palma, where you can walk through a pine forest to the fourteenth-century Bellver Castle, or marvel at the medieval churches as you stroll down the quaint streets of the Old Town.

Jumeirah Port Soller & Spa, recently awarded The Best Resort in Spain from the internationally recognised Condé Nast Traveler Gold Awards for 2021, and Best Sustainability and Hotel Rehabilitation Projects Executed by Habitat Futura Group and TSMEDIA, prides itself on the preservation of Mallorca’s cultural heritage through their array of enriching guest activities, in which local artisans bring crafts such as ceramics, basketry, dance and art to life, sharing techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

At the heart of all that Mallorca has to offer, including delicious Mediterranean food, local art and awe-inspiring trails, lies Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa - a stunning clifftop retreat with breathtaking views of the mountains and a state-of-the-art spa.