Hi, we are two frends who are thinking to going to Mallorca this year for the first time. However, we are not sure where on the Island to base ourselves. We've heard pretty mixed views from friends who've stayed on the East Coast, several of whom state it is far too touristy and full of nightclubs etc. However, some have said that S'illot is a good base to stay as it has decent public transport to get around the whole Island. So, we're pretty at odds at where to stay.
We won't be using a car and are not interested in nightclubs, boozy bars and the like. We'd like to visit nice villages, towns, go on good walks and see coves, caves and historical sights etc. Can any of these be easily accessed from S'illot or places near to Si'llot on the East Coast? Or would it be best to base ourselves near Palma on the West Coast? We are on a relatively tight budget, too, and would be looking for two single rooms or a decent sized apartment/B&B.
We know the East Coast probably offers the cheapest accommodation but we are more concerned about getting decent public transport to get around all the Island. We'd be most grateful for any help and advice. Cheers.