Brits are known to spend a fortune on luxurious vacations in search of breathtaking views, exquisite food, and exclusivity. However, there is a hidden gem in the Balearic Islands that offers all that and more, and it’s just a short flight from Exeter Airport. Port de Sóller in Mallorca is a majestic mountain region that serves as a refuge away from the chaos of mass tourism, allowing visitors to indulge in complete luxury.
Getting to Port de Sóller is a breeze, thanks to the seamless public transport system in the Balearics. After a two-hour flight to Palma and a short bus ride, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the awe-inspiring Tramuntana mountains, which never fail to impress. The natural paradise of Soller awaits you as you pass through a tunnel, serving as a gateway to this picturesque town.
The true magic of Port de Sóller lies in its stunning views. The sun-kissed bay, beautiful beaches, and coves offer a perfect sea view, complemented by a promenade filled with upscale bars and restaurants that rival those in Italy or Dubai. Hotel Esplendido, where the author stayed, lives up to its name, offering impeccable service and breathtaking views from its sea view rooms. The tiered garden and infinity pool provide a sense of tranquility and serenity that is hard to match.
Aside from stunning views and luxurious accommodations, Port de Sóller offers plenty of activities. Fine-dining establishments cater to all tastes, and the promenade is perfect for leisurely walks. The crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding. Additionally, the Soller tram and Palma bus provide easy access to nearby attractions such as the Jardines de Alfabia, a historic estate full of palm trees and lush vegetation.
Port de Sóller feels like a classier version of Torquay, with its charming atmosphere and continental vibe. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat or a family getaway, this Balearic gem is well worth a visit.
– “The paradise islands an hour from Exeter owned by Prince William”
– “The gorgeous island retreat 45 minutes from Exeter that beats the Mediterranean”
– Balearic Islands: An archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea, including Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.
– Tramuntana mountains: A mountain range in Mallorca known for its stunning natural beauty.
– Soller: A town located on the northwest coast of Mallorca, known for its picturesque setting and tramway.