At Reis de Majorca we strive to keep the character of Majorca, its people and its traditions alive. Our hotels are part of Cultural and Architectural Heritage, boasting typically Majorcan historical features.
Come and experience the unique legacy of the island, in a family atmosphere where you can enjoy gastronomy, nature and history.
Named after the famous Tramuntana wind, the Sierra de Tramuntana is the biggest mountain range on the Balearic Islands. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a must-see view for nature lovers.
A white blanket settles over the Majorcan countryside during the winter months. A beautiful sight, recreated in numerous paintings, novels and photographs throughout history.
Covered in stalactites and stalagmites, the Caves of Drach extend under the earth for 1.2km. It features the Martel Lake, an underground lagoon on which you can take a magical boat trip while you listen to live classical music.
A perfect mixture of sea, pine trees and steep cliffs. If you love hiking, or simply want to enjoy the Mediterranean views, the “point where the winds join,” as the Mallorcans call it, is without doubt one of the most beautiful vistas on the island.
There are a lot of beaches in Majorca, but none of them come close to Moro Cove. This small cove of white sand with beautiful views and crystal-clear water is one of the prettiest places on the island. In summer it’s best to go early, as its fame attracts more than a few tourists.
This National Park is famous for its biodiversity and even has its own natural ecosystem. Perfect for nature lovers who enjoy being in an unspoilt environment teeming with life.
This one of the most spectacular walks on the island: follow the flow of the river in between ravines, crevices and high cliffs before ending up in a cove of crystal-clear water. This route is simply magical.
Alongside the Mediterranean Sea, here you’ll find a completely different ocean. From the Puig de Sant Salvador, on cloudy days, you can a sea of cotton created by the clouds which surround the island. A different way to see Majorca: from the clouds!
Located between the leafy vegetation of the Sierra de Tramontana and the Mediterranean Sea, this village has retained its cobbled streets as well as traditional architecture and food of the region. A few kilometres away is the port of Valldemossa: a place to enjoy beaches and coves steeped in ancient maritime history.
There isn’t a historical site on the whole island that can better the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa: a fourteenth century palace belonging to the Majorcan crown. Within its walls have walked a number of distinguished guests such as Chopin, Georges Sand, Miguel de Unamuno and Rubén Darío. Nowadays, the palace features galleries of contemporary art, gardens and cloisters to transport you through time.
Pollentia was built as the Roman capital of the Balearic Islands in the year 123 A.C. Due to its location between two ports, it soon became the trade hub of the island. Today, you can visit the remains of the old Roman town. The forum and its capitolino temple, the necropolis and a theatre with space for two thousand people are especially worth a visit.
Not only is a round castle hard to find, Majorca boasts the oldest in Europe. It was constructed at the beginnings of the fourteenth century in Gothic-Levantine style by order of the King James II of Mallorca. It has an exceptional location with views over both the sea and the city, inspiring its name buena vista, or "beautiful view".
Constructed as a watchtower to guard the coast against pirates, legend has it that a soul-capturing ghost inhabits the tower. We don’t know if you’ll see it, but what is certain is that you’ll enjoy one of the best views over the island.
Also named Artà Castle, was built by King James II of Majorca to defend the inhabitants of Capdepera from pirate attacks. Today, it’s the perfect place to take a journey into the past. Gaze at the castle’s unique structure and take a walk featuring views – if the weather is good – of Menorca!
Conserving the identity and architecture of Palma’s old town, over 40 patios belonging to the stately homes and Majorcan nobility have been preserved. Experience these beautiful patios for yourself on a walk through the historic centre, or on the Corpus Christi route.
Talaiot culture settled in Majorca and Menorca from 2000 A.C. until the arrival of the Romans. The islands’ invaders left hugely impressive historical remains such as Ses Paisses. Explore the ramparts, the city gate and the central Talaiot structure – over 4.5 m in height.
Alcúdia, of Arabic origin, has held a strategic location since Roman times. As pirates began to lay siege to the town, King James II of Majorca was forced to order the construction of a city wall with more than 20 towers to protect his population. Officially declared Historic-Artistic Remains, it is one of the most beautiful in Alcúdia.
Arab settlers originally named the town Araixa, hence its name today. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Raixa was turned into a magnificent Italian-style villa, attached to stunning gardens abundant with sculptures and water features.
Es Firó is a recreation of the incredible fight between the Moors and the Christians in 1561 and a key event during the month of May in the town of Sóller. This huge party, rooted in the history of the town, shows off the strong, distinctive personality of its people. The festival is held every year on the 11th May.
A commemorative festival to celebrate the capturing of the city by King James I of Aragon, putting an end to the Muslim siege. An emotional raising of the Majorcan flag is performed in the middle of the Plaza de Cort. Every 31st of December in Palma.
Thousands of Majorcans visit the town of Inca in order to celebrate what used to be a cattle market, but is now is the biggest traditional fair on the island. Brimming with cultural activities, art and typical Majorcan produce which will delight even the most exquisite palette. The fourth Thursday after the Sunday following the 18th of October.
The De’s cavall’ is a hundred-year-old tradition for Majorcans. Horses are decorated for this legendary parade through the streets of the town of Ses Salines. At midnight the spectacular horses stand on two legs for the jaleo a la mallorquina". The festival takes place during the months of May and August.
MaJorca’s strategic location in the Mediterranean has also meant long periods under siege, influencing its culture and the customs of its people. From the first settlers during the Talaiot period until the reign of King James I, the island has held onto the spirit of all of its citizens throughout history. Each and every one has left its own exceptional mark on the island’s architecture, gastronomy, and culture.
This rich diversity exists in an idyllic environment, surrounded by beautiful beaches and unspoilt natural areas. Everyone who visits Majorca is quick to realise they’ve found themselves on an island of dreams.