Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Cala Major

Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró

The Catalan artist Joan Miró lived and worked at this beautiful hilltop compound, now a major museum to his life and work. Miró's friend, the architect Josep Lluís Sert, designed the studio space (much of which is p…
Aquarium in Ca'n Pastilla

Palma Aquarium

Marine-research, -conservation and -preservation programs offset any animal-welfare qualms you may have visiting the excellent Palma Aquarium. Five million litres of salt water fill the 55 tanks, home to sea critter…
Lounge in Ca'n Pastilla

Puro Beach

The pure-white beach bar carries more than a hint of Ibiza with a tapering outdoor promontory over the water that’s perfect for sunset cocktails, DJ sessions and open-air spa treatments. Most of the toned, bronzed b…
Mallorcan in Gènova

Mesón Ca'n Pedro

One of Gènova's best, hearty, traditional Mallorcan restaurants is Mesón Ca'n Pedro, famous for its frit mallorquí (a lamb, liver and vegetable hash) snails and pa amb oli (bread rubbed with oil, garlic and super-fr…
Club in Palmanova & Magaluf

Sol House Trinidad

For clubbers and concert-goers, one of the most exciting additions to the party scene in Magaluf (or Palma for that matter) is Sol House Trinidad, the younger sister of the legendary venue Ibiza Rocks. Spruced up in…
Cave in Gènova

Coves de Gènova

Discovered in 1906, these caves are worth a visit, their chambers dripping with curlicued stalactites and studded with pinnacled stalagmites. You descend 36m, and see all sorts of fanciful, backlit shapes. The tempe…
Amusement Park in Palmanova & Magaluf

Western Water Park

This is the bucking bronco of Magaluf water parks, with wave pools and slides such as the Tijuana Twins, the Boomerang and The Beast, with a near-vertical 30m drop. There are quieter rides and pools for kids and the…
European in Cala Major

Il Paradiso

Priceless views across the Badia de Palma are not the only forte of this slick beachside restaurant. The long list of pastas, including penne with scampi in saffron sauce and spaghetti al pescatore, suggests an Ital…
Amusement Park in S'Arenal

Aqualand

With 12 rides and pools, Mallorca's largest water park has plenty of splashy fun, including dedicated pools for tots, rapids, flumes and thrill-a-minute slides with names like anaconda, harakiri and kamikaze that le…
Mallorcan in Ses Illetes & Portals Nous

Restaurante Illetas Playa

With a plumb spot, looking down on the beach at Ses Illetes, this slightly old-fashioned Mallorcan restaurant is a welcome alternative to the glitz that dominates this part of the bay. It's not humble, but it isn't …