Designer Nikki Kule on the quieter side of the largest Balearic island—the rustic family-owned restaurants, boat-access-only swimming coves, and the ceramics studio that is worth the trip alone.
I second Ca Na To Ne Ta! We were staying in Soller, so it was a drive to get there, but well worth the trip. The food was fresh and delicious, but the space itself is what was so memorable. We felt like guests in the most casually chic home on Mallorca.
Mallorca is very top on my list of places to visit next. Of all the places I’ve been in the world, from Tokyo to South Africa, Islands--Hvar, Pag, Kaui, Martha’s Vineyard, Bali, and the southern Caribbean islands--have all been the most dreamy and restoring trips. Bookmarking, thank you for this!
Great post, and kudos to you Nikki for staying in Mallorca's eastern inland area, often overlooked by Americans stuck in the Palma-Valldemossa-Deia-Soller corridor. For next time, there's lots of goodness in the 15-to-20-minute radius around Manacor, Rafa Nadal's hometown. Besides Rafa's incredible tennis center and museum, Manacor has a burgeoning food scene and much more of a real life feel than the rest of the island. We enjoyed memorable evenings at both Terragust's artisan farm tours and Can March's summer dinner series at Mesquida Mora winery.
Great recs! I’m heading to Mallorca with my 17 month old daughter next month. Just wish Ca Na To Ne Ta accepted babies!
My wife and I visited Mallorca last year and fell in love with the island. It’d be a dream to live there someday. We stayed in Palma, and our favorite thing we ate were tacos at Manataco. Highly recommend.
Hello I was in Mallorca was 25 years ago and still remember the beautiful island.
I am now fixing to wales ans Belfast are there old articles about this destination? Thanks Christy
All the places you mentioned are beautiful. I enjoyed Mallorca for the scenery, but the 'sound' is a different story. All I heard was German with a sprinkle of English on the main beaches. Fortunately, there are still some hidden beaches and coves where you can actually experience the Spanish language with the locals.