Contributed by Jens Hoffmann
Arriving at International Airport Palma de Majorca in Spain.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, even at the height of the summer season, it has fewer than a million residents. Its two mountain ranges mean that much of the island is a steep and somewhat daunting landscape, but its proximity to Spain had long made it something of a conquerors’ dream; at some point, everyone—the Romans, the Vandals, the Moors—seems to have laid a claim.
A big wow, the sun is shining, I love this island.
We made checked in @ a fine luxury hotel on the island; the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel.
After our arrival, the reception and check in was easy. They offered us an upgrade, that was nice a glass of Champagne and fresh orange juice! Me gusta.
Our suite was unbelievable, full of luxury, spacious and with a few electronic gadgets like closing the curtains and moving the tv.
A few things we knew already before, because we saw the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, where standards were out of this world. But on Mallorca, the Jumeirah spa is also amazing, the jacuzzi outside has a wonderful touch and there are sunbeds in the area outside, which are placed in a sun trap…even better than in Dubai and we enjoyed it.
The Spa has a salt room, ice room, sauna, steam room, hamman room and plenty of free green tea, water, tea and lemon water available.
We enjoyed everything, nice pool with stunning views.
After a nice night with sweet dreams, we had a breakfast which was really excellent, normal continental things and any hot breakfast you want.
We spent our days wandering, with no particular agenda. One day we took an excursion just outside town to the Joan Miró Museum, which was sunlit and modern, lofty atmosphere, large windows and perfect view. Miró’s colorful artwork engaged directly with the succulents outside and the ocean in the distance. Almost every room had a view, but that’s just how Mallorca is: generous and sun-splashed. One of the artist’s studios is open to the public, with half-used tubes of paint lying uncapped on the table, and canvases still on the easels, as if Miró had just stepped out to use the bathroom.
Later on we spent most of our day by the jacuzzi in the sun trap, at the evening a gallery stop over by Adam Pete.
Back on the track my recommendation is to hire a car, as this region is very mountainous and the walk to and from the port would seem difficult.
We did a interview with the “Mastermind” Sandra Ferrero.
Sandra is so happy with her project in Mallorca (away from the german paradise “Ballerman” and “Schinkenstrasse”)
Located in the Soller Valley on the rugged and unspoilt Northwest coast of Mallorca, often termed as the Golden Valley for its orchards brimming with oranges, lemons and olives.
Port de Soller has a small natural harbour which is home to yachts, fishing and sailing boats, and as the sun comes up fishermen take to the port to mend their nets.
Fine dining is everwhere possible.
The lively port offers an impressive array of cafes, local fish restaurants, and small craft and gift shops, and also includes a sandy area for swimming off the main esplanade and the larger beach of Es Repic around the bay. Soller`s Saturday market is very popular with visitors from all over the island for its fresh produce and Mallorcan crafts.
The train journey between Soller and the island’s capital of Palma is considered one of the most beautiful train rides in Spain and perfect for keen photographers looking for some dramatic footage. Winding its way through the imposing mountains, the train travels through 13 tunnels, across several bridges-including the famed “Cinc ponts” viaduct with its five arches until it reaches the old historic station in the heart of Palma. The northwest coast, is considered very different from some other areas of the island because to this day it still retains the authenticity, traditions and unspoilt character that attracts discerning holidaymakers to Mallorca.
Mallorca is located in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the Balearic Islands.
Like the other Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera and Minorca, the island is a highly popular holiday destination. Jumeirah Port Soller offers a different stay – a new standard of luxury.
The spectacular hotel is nestled along the rugged coastline of northwest Mallorca, where we enjoyed breath-taking views from our room. Most of the 120 spacious rooms and suites of this luxury hotel feature stunning views overlooking the glittering Mediterranean Sea. The look out over the quaint fishing village of Port Sóller and Mallorca’s sprawling Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is great.
If you are in the mood for sport and the sun is shining:
I would highly recommend the Golf club, Golf de Andratx by Stefan Blöcher.
The golf club in the sea side village of Camp de Mar between Paguera and Andratx became a hotspot for celebrity lifestyle and challenging golf. The golf course is a joy to behold. The fairways blend harmoniously with the beautiful hilly terrain of Camp de Mar and all the players have to use a buggy to navigate the rolling par 72 course.
The golf clubs honorary members are Michael Douglas, Boris Becker, Claudia Schiffer and Franz Beckenbauer.
For me an amazing golf course. You should have to play here, long and straight.
It is the right time to begin mountainbiking on Mallorca. It is good for the health und the soul.
Start is from Costa de la Calma to Santa Ponsa, straight on to Por Adriano.
A must to see: Visit the new luxury harbour. Have a drink and go on to the rural Son Ferrer to Magaluf and back to Costa de la Calma.
We will come back.
Check in : Hotel Jumeirah Soller Mallorca
The famtrip was sponsored by Artworks.