Move to the West of Majorca, and expect a different picture from the resorts around the Bay of Palma!
Ready for rugged coastlines, beautiful scenery practically untouched by tourism apart from a few hotspots, a literary history including a few expat Brits such as 'Goodbye to All That' Robert Graves who located himself in idyllic Deia, a nature park in the form of an island - Sa Dragonera which is a real haven for birdwatchers and pine forest hills with crystal blue sea waters. It's all here in West Mallorca.
North Majorca around the Pollenca Bay and the Bay of Alcudia are top Mallorca hotspots for all-inclusive family holidays. Perfect for families with young children, North Majorca is more laid back than the South, especially in peak summer season. It's all here for families around Alcudia - a choice of all-inclusive Majorca family holiday hotels with kids clubs and swimming pools galore, a great Majorca waterpark, blue flag Majorca beaches and all your typical family holiday resort amenities such as holiday shops, great family restaurants and chillded bars and lots of Majorca day trips perfect for families, such as pottering around Pollenca, taking a boat trip perhaps over to Menorca or cycling along the coast or at the S'Albufera Nature reserve.
Another of Majorca's most popular day trips is to the North - the sublime Lluc Monastery, well worth a look! There are lots of nature trails and walking to be had too around this monastery. North Majorca golf couldn't be better, with a choice of golf courses around Alcudia.
Key resorts and visiting points on the west side of Majorca include classic resorts, which do have very good sandy beaches, such as Santa Ponca in the South West and Peguera which is rather popular with German visitors. Camp de Mar, rather popular with celebrities such as Claudia Schiffer and Michael Schumacher, is pretty attractive, with a real chillout laze around feel. You're looking at some spectacular walking country on the west side of Majorca. Why not take a walk upto the ruined monastery of La Trapa for the best views down onto Sa Dragonera. Watch out for the Marmora's warbler twitchers!
Move into West Majorca for exellent Mallorca walking and cycling holidays. The Serra de Tramuntana range offers some of the Mediterranean's finest mountain scenery and is a world away from the Majorca resort crowds. Why not visit Mallorca in autumn and spring when the weather is cooler, and ideal for both walking and cycling.
Some of the best walking country in Majorca is on the West Coast upto the North and the stunningly beautiful Serra de Tramuntana mountains. A good starting point is Soller, with it's rugged coast. You can catch the scenic railway from Palma to Soller. From Soller branch out to amazing coastal locations like Deia. There are coastal paths along this stretch of coast in Majorca. Move upto the Serra de Tramuntana, essentially taking in Cuber Lake.