Planning an extravagant 2018 in Majorca

Holidays, the sun, beach, different places, non-stop heat, laughter, parties and relaxing sunsets in the best company, plus the best options to refresh and enjoy a luxury holiday in Majorca… In 2018 you’ll have everything you need to create unforgettable memories!

At Sol Hotels we are saying farewell until March 2018, when you should expect a number of surprises. We really appreciate having been the top choice for guests who chose to spend their relaxing stay at our hotels for another consecutive year. We are also very pleased to have met new customers whom we cannot wait to see again on their next holiday to this remarkable “Island of Calm”.

Although our doors are now shut, we are going to continue working towards offering you the best personalised service in all the services we provide. We are going to continue improving all our facilities to ensure that you enjoy an unforgettable experience in all of our hotels. These range from fun action-packed days at the themed Sol Katmandu Park resort, to complete relaxation and exclusive treatment at our Sol House in the centre of Magaluf and Sol Beach House on the seafront of Cala Blanca in Palmanova. All this and much more awaits you!

Every hotel offers a different experience suited to the type of holiday our customer seeks. Whether this means family escapes, friends trips or romantic getaways, we guarantee you an exclusive holiday in Majorca with all the services you deserve. It is exactly this which drives us in our search to offer you the best services.

For this reason, we cannot close the door to 2017 without thanking all our team for their impeccable work over the season. Thanks to the relentless efforts of our team, we have advanced towards becoming a leading hotel in Majorca for fun and relaxing stays with high-quality services.

We would of course also like to thank our customers, new and old, for putting their trust in all the services we provide. Thanks to all our guests, we are able to grow on a daily basis and continue improving with every passing year. We will miss you!

With 2018 comes an endless number of surprises. Discover all of Majorca with your loved ones and enjoy your stay with all the services we offer. Happiness begins with a great holiday.

Pirates Village Apartments: a great summer adventure

Summer holidays with children can be difficult to plan, specially if you try to meet everyone’s wishes. But if you present them a really attractive proposal, you will surely get a loud ‘Yes!’ as an answer along with a big smile. Great success for the parents then.

This was probably the idea that managers of Gran Isla Hotels had in mind when they decided to customize one of their hotels in Majorca with a topic that has always been really attractive to children, such a pirates, always a synonymous of action and adventure in exotic places.

At Pirates Village Apartments, every member of the family will immerse into a fun environment whose main purpose is that both parents and children can enjoy their holidays with a wide range of activities conceived to enjoy together or separately which can vary from sports to games of all kind, specially all type of water games.

The pirate experience starts just as you enter the website of the hotel, fully customized and with a modern attractive appearance that comes from the images shown of the animated movie that Gran Isla Hotel created to explain the origin of Pirates Village, The Captain of the Rose, which is shown both at the movie theater of the hotel and its outdoors stage.

Once you arrive at the hotel the trip to the pirates world begins with a fully customized façade which gathers all the elements you may expect on every pirate vessel: cannons to aboard the enemies boat, jewels from the found treasures, a great treasure map and, surely, a great wooden skull wearing a red buccaneer’s bandana.

Customization spreads through all outdoors and indoors areas of the hotel, in which you may find all kind of spaces decorated with pirate topics, whether if it’s a boat or the caves in which they hide their treasures.

And it becomes especially intense in the swimming areas, with the children swimming pool Pirates Bay and the Pirate Tower swimming pool, as well as in the areas specifically meant for children, such as the Pirate Cave Mini Club, a new concept of nursery in which they can enjoy a full range of activities.

The shows programmed by the hotel for its guests, which run almost everyday, have also mostly a pirate atmosphere. The group of buccaneers that is the animation team are in charge of reminding the special place they are in during the day. At night, a wide variety of shows can be enjoyed, including the successful Pirate attack, which runs every Sunday.

With all those events, Gran Isla Hotels, who manages other four hotels in Majorca, presents the perfect solution to the parents that must think where to spend the best holidays with their kids: Pirates Village Apartments, where they can have a break full of fun without the need of thinking everyday how to entertain their children. Let the hotel take care of that.

Customizing this hotel has been a great deal that has received a great welcoming on the audience side. As a matter of fact, many of Pirates Village Apartments’ guest actually repeat their experience the following year and they can keep in touch with this hotel throughout the whole year thanks to their loyalty program GI Club.

Beach destinations for a single autumn getaway

Just as bicycles are now popular all year round, beaches are not just for summer. They are perfect for walking, to unwind, to play tennis and volleyball or just to sit with a tablet to read, breathe fresh air or watch the sea; beaches and surrounding destinations are a perfect choice for enjoying a different type of Autumn getaway. An idea in which the cold and cozy woolens and dinners for two (or with the family) in front of the fireplace make all the sense in the world.

Of the many coastal destinations of which our country can boast (starting with Cadiz and ending with Santander) are three in which the words ‘Autumn’ and ‘beach’ have formed a very strong link which continues to be developed. Three destinations we can name which are perfect for unwinding are:  Mallorca, Huelva and Almeria.

Mallorca, beyond the sun and the beach

Although passionate about their summer, true Mallorcans (or those who have lived on the island for many years now) confirm that Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to visit Mallorca and to soak up all its Mediterranean essence.

Banyalbufar, Majorca

With mountainous spots guarded by the Serra de Tramuntana, such as Deia, Valldemosa or Banyalbufar and other coastal areas full of magic such as Can Picafort, Muro and Cala Millor, the island is an ideal place to combine time spent on relaxation with time spent on cultural visits, gastronomy, shopping or water sports.

Where to stay in Mallorca? For its services and location in the most beautiful area of Cala Millor- this month we suggest the Cala Millor Garden Hotel which is definitely one of the best  ‘Adults Only’ hotels in Mallorca.

In search of the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light)

Totally different in shape, color and layout to the Mediterranean beaches; those that make-up the Huelva coast are equally spectacular. Bathed by the purest waters of the Atlantic and with natural landscapes with dunes and native vegetation, the beaches of Huelva are another option for enjoying an autumn getaway.

Costa de la luz, Huelva

Coastal areas which stand out most on the ‘Coast of Light’ are without a doubt Matalascañas and Mazagon El Rompido, an area where you can find the Playanatural Garden Hotel & Spa, an ‘Adults Only’ hotel overlooking the pristine beaches of Cartaya.

The romantic side of Almería
Leaving aside Valencia and the Mediterranean, Almeria remains a jewel in our sea, further down the coast with beautiful, natural and pristine beaches that can become the perfect place for those wanting to enjoy some days full of relaxation and romance. Which is the most perfect place in the province? Undoubtedly the coastal town of Cabo de Gata with the Cabogata Garden Hotel & Spa as possible accommodation for your stay.

A vacation of relax and disconnection in the North of Majorca

Although often it is thought a vacation of sun and beach recovers body’s lost energies; the thing is that job stress, pace of life and social pressures make that, in many occasions, we need an extra off, an extra not given by sleeping or sunbathig.

That’s exactly why Majorca is a perfect destination to two hundred percent. A place full of natural cards (coves, cliffs, and uniques sunsets as protagonists) that provide wonderfully to disconnection. Although the whole island offers a thousand and one plans to enjoy, the North of Majorca offers the most successful rate to those looking for a full-fledged relax.

alcudia beach

Body and mind relaxing views

Less noisy than the Southern area of the island, the North of Majorca is perfect for those seeking a quiet vacation in couple, with friends or family. With natural treasures such as Playa de Muro or Alcudia old town, Northern Majorca is a guarantee of rest. Good account of it give these recommendations:

1. Playa de Muro

Although Majorca is full of idyllic beaches, Playa de Muro is, no doubt, one of the most beautiful. A perfect place to find the peace many people need, to practice water sports (as surf, windsurf, or paddle surf) or taste meals with friends or in couple in any of its bars. The best? The Ponderosa, the Miama Beach Club or Can Gavella.

Go to the beach early and enjoy a morning walk when the Sun begins to shine is, no doubt, one of those unique plans to live yes or yes on a visit to the North of the island.

2. Son Serra de Marina Beach

Wild, authentic and highly recommended, that’s Son Serra Marina Beach, another one of those cards that the North of Majorca brings, and a real natural treasure. Frequented by surfers and families seeking to spend the day under the Sun, this beach is ideal for those looking for remote coastal areas.

Giving a spa, the perfect alternative

What about to put the finishing touch to a relaxing day in our crystal Mediterranean waters with a spa session? For those seeking more than a beautiful landscape, the island has plenty of hotels with a unique offer of spa and wellness. Ferrer Hotels chain is a perfect example.
With two main hotels in the North of Majorca such as Hotel & Spa Ferrer Janeiro and Hotel & Spa Ferrer Concord, this hotel chain not only offers establishments in beautiful places (such as Playa de Son Bauló, in Can Picafort), but also a high quality spa.

Hotels for sport lovers in Majorca

Sport fever is significantly increasing in Spain. And few are those who have a hobby that makes them sweat and break the sedentary lifestyle of our routine. Joggers, football Player, ramblers and hikers, surfers…Everyone seeks to change their life rhythm, inside or outside the gym, and there are many of those who enjoy their holiday balancing their body and soul.

Following this trend that seems to be here to stay (hope it last, because it’s healthy), the hotel industry has responded and there are many hotel chains have decided to transform their classic hotels and turn them intoreal oasisof wellbeing and sports. One of these firms is, undoubtedly, Garden Hotels, with their sport hotels in Majorca, has marked a before and after in the way of understanding holidays.

The main idea is offerall kindof services and amenities specially designed for sports enthusiasts in the hotel: from stationary bicycles to fitness rooms and complete sessions with professional trainers outdoors. These accommodations, like the Playa de Muro hotel ( Playa Garden Selection Hotel & Spa ) that have combined the regular services of a holiday beach hotel in the north of Majorca with the specific services of a real sports centre, routes, equipment , special discounts for activities on the surrounding areas …

Also, Garden Hotels wanted to go a little further and have brought to light Garden Sports, a unique idea of accommodation for sportspeople who can book with advantages in all its facilities and enjoy the best service during competitions or training trips.

Demand has responded even better than expected and the hotel chain is constantly expanding its services, integrating into the sports offer of hotels in Majorca to its Almeria and Huelva hotels.

For more specific information and reservations, you can directly visit the official website of the hotel chain that also includes interesting discounts and considerable savings in the reservations without middlemen.

Majorca and Ibiza compete for the summer party

The Balearic Islands are an ideal destination for any type of traveller and holiday. Every island offers a range of special motivations thanks to which millions of tourists visit this archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, renowned all around the world because of the quality of its services and its beautiful beaches and landscapes. Beaches for children, The Serra de Tramuntana for mountain lovers, the traditional culture and quietness, unique fishing grounds for recreational fishing or scuba diving, bicycle touring routes, gourmet restaurants, the best international boutiques, fashionable bars and discos…

Minorca is quietness, Majorca is relaxation and families, but if we want a summer holiday to enjoy the authentic Mediterranean party, Ibiza exceeds the expectations… Nevertheless, it has strong competitors. In the last years, the growing demand of music tourism and youth travel has turned Majorca into one of the favourite summer party destinations in Europe, along with Ibiza. Three specific areas are now points of reference, offering youth hotels specially designed for fun, sun and beach.

One of the most outstanding ones, which is preparing its first great summer, is FERGUS Magaluf Resort: complex located right next to Magaluf beach, in the Calvià coast.  It is a result of the joining of the old Fergus Barracuda and Fergus Pax. Fergus Hotels stand outs this is the first 24h All-Inclusive hotel in Magaluf, conceived for groups of friends, stag parties and summer parties. It counts on the collaboration of the main disco in this part of Majorca: BCM Planet Dance, with DJs that will work to organize music sessions during the day in pool and bar areas of the complex. Resort design has been completely refurbished, with minimalist details, common areas conceived as meeting point of all the guests and a wide range of party plans compose this new youth hotel in Magaluf.

Very close, we find one of the pioneer hotels, managed by Melià:Sol Wave House, with wave pools for surfing and sea views. Another of the outstanding ones of this chain, more targeted at families, but also offering shows and entertainment, is Sol Katmandú Park, hotel for groups of friends in Magaluf built as an amusement park on the seashore.

Mallorca Rocks is another hotel which has turned into one of the most preferred ones in the last years. It boasts concerts of some of the most important indie bands (for example  The Kooks or Kaiser Chiefs in the last summer), but in 2015 it is planning a different strategy, more similar to Ibiza: DJ sessions, parties in the pool at any time of the day, new common areas, discounts on parties of BCM Planet Dance…

Hotels in the centre of Palma have also capitalized on this new business: nightlife tourism. With the emblematic Paseo Marítimo in Palma, the lively old quarter of the city, or the modern Santa Catalina neighbourhood, hotels located in Paseo Mallorca or on the seashore are the most demanded ones. They all are close to the main discos in Palma (El Divino, Pacha, Tito’s…) and the most alternative bars (Maraca Club, Sabotage, Soho…), just one step away from the wonderful terrace of the Contemporary Art Museum Es Baluard, where avant-garde and innovative outdoor parties are celebrated in summer.

Palladium Hotel in Palma de Majorca

Palladium Hotel in Palma de Majorca

On the other hand, Ibiza is still the favourite summer party island. Its main attraction is the venue of the most important discos in the world: Space, Priviledge, Anmesia, Pacha…  Besides, this island offers complementary plans adapted to this type of public, which is not so easy to find in other destinations. An entire island providing its visitors with a party experience during the whole summer is something that we can only find in Ibiza and it is difficult that any other destination could make it better.

In fact, hotel managers are working hard in this respect by creating more and more Adults Only hotels in Ibiza specially designed for relaxing and funny holidays. One of the most exclusive hotels with a wonderful career (it has been opened only a few years ago) is the famous Ushuaïa, by Fiesta Group, which has received some of the best DJs in the world. Its central swimming pool with classic music under the water is one of its fantastic elements and gives us an idea about how this tourism sector works in this island.