If you’re German, you’ve most likely already been to Mallorca at least once in your life. Some might even call it Germany’s 17th state. I have to admit that I have been to Mallorca several times in my life – as a child and as a teenager but I don’t remember much about it (except from its party scene). So when Nicole and I decided to go to Mallorca this summer, I made a vow to really truly explore the island this time around. And here’s my ultimate bucket list for your next trip to Mallorca:
1. Stay in an Airbnb in the middle of nowhere
We wanted a real experience so we decided against living in a hotel or a famous beach town. We opted for the village of Lloseta, a town literally in the middle of nowhere. We had the pleasure of living with an adorable Spanish couple, enjoying our homemade breakfast on the patio, cuddling with their cat and feeling like we really belonged.
2. Check out hidden beaches
Everyone knows that Mallorca has famous beaches and calas. When we went in August, the island was so crowded that it was rather difficult finding spots where we really were able to recharge. Luckily, we met some locals while strolling through Santanyi so they recommended a few hidden spots to us. I am not going to name them for you for the sake of keeping them hidden. So get out there and find your favourite hidden spots!
3. Venture around Valldemossa
Yeppers, it is touristy in Valldemossa. But that still doesn’t take away any of its charm. Arrive early and you get to spend a few hours strolling around this charming town while everyone else is still asleep.
4. Go to Santanyi when its not Wednesday
Santanyi is famous for its market on Wednesday mornings. It is worth going to the market but I’d much rather recommend you go on a different day. When the streets are not bustling with vendors and tourists, it really is a rather quiet, peaceful and enchanting little town.
5. Jump out of bed at 4am to watch the sunrise
This was by far the best decision we made. On our last day in Mallorca, we decided to hop out of bed early and drive to Cap de Formentor to watch the sunrise. And let me tell you, it was incredible. But what I loved most was driving down narrow and windy roads while night was turning into day and basking the majestic cliffs into light. There was such a mystical, breathtaking and humbling atmosphere about it. Still gives me the chills thinking about it now!