As much as I love my family, who doesn’t love a girls’ weekend! I tend to go on at least one a year, and the past three have all been in Palma, Mallorca! Yes, this was slightly coincidental, but also it is just such a fabulous place, it’s such an obvious place to go! Over my three trips, I have amassed a list of great list of places to visit, whether you are just eating, just drinking and maybe adding in a dance too …
Where to have brunch: Hotel Mama
This was a lovely find, just round the corner from where we were staying. Hotel Mama is a 5* hotel in the old town of Palma. We ate in the Cafe Cappuccino that overspills onto the Placa Cord. We all had delicious poached eggs, fresh juice and tasty coffees. If you choose to dine inside, you’ll find a stylish cafe setting. The hotel looks brilliant as well – anywhere with a roof top bar is a good start!
Where to have morning coffee: By the cathedral
Palma is such a scenic place, you just want to sit and soak it up, and where better to have a morning coffee from one of the coffee trucks and overlook the stunning cathedral
Where to have a beach side lunch – Son Caliou Beach Club
We had the most delicious tapas-style lunch out Son Caliou beach club, a 15 minute taxi ride from Palma. The the food was delicious, and it again the setting right next to the sea was just perfect. They also served a good bottle of rose!
Where to have sundowners – Puro Beach
This is a rather cool beach club situated just outside Palma. With white leather seats and delicious cocktails what better way to watch the gorgeous Mallorcan sunsets than from Puro Beach
Where to have Sunday afternoon drinks – Restaurant Baluard at Baluard Museu d’Art Modern
This was recommended to us by a local, and we could see why! Restaurant Baluard sun-drenched terrace with views to the cathedral one way and the sea the other. Perfect for lazy Sunday beers and nibbles.
Where to have a pre dinner drink – Lab Cocktail Bar
This is a rather decadent bar in Santa Catalina, LAB cocktail bar not only has opulent decor but a fabulous cocktail list for those pre dinner drinks.
Where to drink and have a boogie – Hostal Cuba
Personally speaking, it is not a trip to Palma, unless you visit Hostal Cuba. Start with drinks on the rooftop (open summer months) then descend downstairs to party the night away!
Where to have tapas: Boveda
This is one of the oldest tapas bars in Palma, and Boveda well-known for both its traditional tapas and lively atmosphere.
Where to have dinner – Le Bistro Bleu / Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina is my favourite part of Palma, I love the winding streets and there is always somewhere fabulous to discover, like this little French restaurant. A bit of a change from tapas we’d had all weekend! Le Bistro Bleu is so cute and serves the best French onion soup I’ve had outside of France!
Where to splash out – Marc Fosh
Last but not least, this restaurant deserves a mention. I actually have not eaten here, but I have it on good authority that the food is simply stunning! With a mediterranean-inspired tasting menu, the food is exquisitely cooked. Marc Fosh is well worth a treat, whilst you are in Palma!