Beaches, villages and mountains The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca has moved away from mass-market tourism to being seen as a sophisticated, glamorous destination, particularly in the north. Many hotels are in restored farmhouses and set in lemon and orange orchards, but there are also some incredible properties next to the sea. Apart from its great beaches, the island also offers great cycling routes, hiking on its mountain range, the Sierra de Tramuntana, and interior villages well worth exploring. There are also six Michelin-starred restaurants on the island, and local wines on offer. In spring, the island is carpeted in almond blossoms ('Mallorca's snow') and in summer months, the island is in fiesta mode. Read more about some of the great hotels in Mallorca.