Where to Base Yourself

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Leesa on June 6, 2002

We spent a while working out where we wanted to be based. Most of the package deals we came across would have based us either in a hotel in a coastal resort, or inland in a villa (an option that was prohibitively expensive for just two of us). Whilst the locations, and accomodation, would no doubt have been good in themselves, we felt that we wanted to spend at least a night in central Palma to see the Spanish (rather than Brits or Germans) at play.

In the end, assured that we would have little problem finding accomodation in the shoulder season between Easter and mid summer, we decided on a DIY multi-centre approach. We rang ahead and reserved 2 nights in Hotel Cannes in Palma (see my Palma entry) and 2 nights in Hotel Guià in Sóller, and then play the rest by ear. After Sóller, we found a wonderful hotel in Port de Pollença, and then headed back to Hotel Cannes for a final 2 nights of style and tapas in the capital.

If you have both the time and the patience to make the arrangements, I would recommend a 2-centre stay in Mallorca – in Palma and Port de Pollença, or Pollença where you are in easy reach of the beach and the mountains.

Four Sails Resort
3301 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
(757) 491-8100


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