We spoke with #Faithfullgirl Anna Sarlvit to discuss her recent trip to the beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca and her top 5 must do's for those wanting to do the same.
I love to visit the beautiful Balearic island Mallorca and have been travelling there for the past 8 summers. To me the island is all about swimming in the crystal blue ocean, eating some amazing Spanish food, relaxing with family and reading as many books as possible. I recommend renting a scooter or a car and driving around, exploring all the many sides of the island and the hidden gems!
I love the west coast of Mallorca! It's definitely where I'd recommend staying. This part of the island is so amazingly beautiful with the Tramuntana mountains stretching as long as the eye reaches on one side, and the deep blue ocean on the other. We always visit the small villages Deia, Valldemossa, Fornalutx and Soller for a stroll around, or explore the markets (Soller has a really cute market on Saturdays). And no trip to Mallorca is complete without a beach day or two. My favourite beaches are Cala Deia and Cap Falco Beach on the west coast. For the most white sandy beaches, the area of Santanyi is definitely a winner.
The capital, Palma, is also definitely worth a visit for a day trip or even for staying a couple of nights as I did with my boyfriend this time around. We walked around in the city, shopped at the concept store 'La Principal', went to Miró museum called Fundació Joan Miró and ate the best food of the whole trip.
For a vacation on Mallorca with your family or friends, I'd always recommend renting an Airbnb on the west coast! For a relaxing and romantic couples trip I love Hotel Mirabó de Valldemossa and La Residencia in Deia. Palma also has some cool boutique hotels with a rooftop pool - my favourites are Can Bordoy and Sant Francesc.
Mallorca has such a chilled vibe that always tend to inspire me clothing-wise. Most of the time I'm just in a bikini by the pool, but this summer I've definitely loved wearing some loose linen pants with flip-flops and a cute top.
Mallorca's culinary scene definitely keeps surprising me in a positive way each time I come back to the island. This time around I discovered a really small organic cafe in Deia that also sells traditional ceramics - it's called De Moniö and I had the best burrata there.
In Palma we came across a very cool and hip place called Spot in the area of Santa Catalina - the interior was almost as good as the AMAZING food we had.