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Where to stay?

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Where to stay?

Planning to come to Majorca one of the last 2 weeks in June. Don't really know which resort would be most suitable for us. Couple in late thirties no kids, he's a sun worshipper, I like to have a potter around, both enjoy a good drink, don't want to drive anywhere.Don't want a Blackpool type place or one with loads of kids, but do want a bit of life. Any thoughts?

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We'll be there then, Puerto Soller is our choice for a nice relaxing resort, very few kids, no late bars just plenty of peace and quiet and a nice selection of excellent restaurants and some stunning scenery in the area. Only problem you might have is getting a booking, a lot of places may be fully booked.

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Although Soller is very nice you won't find much life there. It's a bit TOO relaxing.

I would suggest maybe Palma Nova or Santa Ponsa. Both resorts have plenty to do if you want to but you can also have a peaceful bereak with good beaches.

I personally know more of Palma Nova which has lots of good restaurants, good beaches, good bars.

In nearby Magaluf you have the Pirates show, waterparks and Go Karting. It is also only 20 minutes on the bus to Palma (2.50 euros) if you fancy a bit of a cultural day out.

Wherever you decide, have a great holiday.


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Thanks for your replies, both are interesting. I have been to Palma Nova in the dim and distant past, and whilst it ticked the relevant boxes 20yrs ago, I feel that maybe its not quite what I'm looking for now. Last year I went to Parga in Greece on the advice of family and the TA forum, and whilst we found it beautiful, we were slightly bored by the nightlife. This makes me hesitant to try somewhere like Port Soller as whilst I'm tempted by its beauty, I don't want to be let down like I was last year . Am I looking for something that doesn't exist? I suppose I want the best of both worlds! Does it exist? Is it in Majorca? Would appreciate suggestions anywhere. Thanks Anne

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Hi Anne,

What about Puerto Pollensa? It has plenty of shops, bars & restaurants. It's pretty with a nice beach and still feels 'Spanish'. There's a long seafront so you can potter around. There's also a bus service to Alcudia and you can also get to Cala San Vicente (small resort with a little sandy cove). You might have to get a taxi to Cala San Vicente as not sure how frequent the bus service is to it. There will be kids there but probably not as many as Alcudia and as it's not the kids holidays - not too many. Would have thought Puerto Pollensa's just up your street


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hi i agree with the above post,if possible try and get a hotel on the pinewalk,lovely beach,with cobbled path in front of hotels,great shops etc for pottering around.

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I think that Cala Dor would tick all your boxes. Its a nice sophisticated resort, no lager louts or gangs of clubbing teenagers. It has a lovely marina with excellent restaurants, and the resort has a number of lovely small coves.If you want wide sandy beaches, Cala Mondrago and Es Trench are not too far away. I really adore Soller but it may be too quiet for a two week holiday. Cala Dor has a bit of life -there are a number of late night bars and a nightclub or two if you want to find them. A typical night for us would be a drink before dinner in a nice spot overlooking the marina, followed by dinner in a very nice restaurant with not too many screaming kids (there are loads of good ones to choose from) a stroll around town and a drink or three in a couple of bars till as late as you want.

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Taking into account all your requirements, I, too, think that Cala D'Or would suit you perfectly.


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