Luxury in Mallorca ARCHIVED: A Spanish Royal retreat
Other resorts include Palma Nova, a popular and friendly resort, and great for families. Its curving sand and shingle beaches are kept clean and safe, and there are plenty of water sports. Illetas is a charming resort with fabulous views. Alcúdia offers one of the longest and most beautiful beaches on the island, with a thriving fishing port, and a fascinating old town. However the most beautiful spots of all are to be found along the Tramuntana mountain range to the North and in Formentor in the northeast corner of the island.
Mallorca, the largest of the four Balearic Islands, is a great all-round destination. It is also the location chosen by the Spanish Royal family for their summer holidays. There are lovely unspoilt beaches, mountainous regions, fertile plains with windmills, and a wide variety of resorts. Palma, the capital, is a port with a nice old town and cathedral, and its own fair share of restaurants and nightlife. The popularity of the island as a tourist destination has been steadily growing with many artists and academics choosing to visit and even live on the island. With millions of room's available and lovely warm weather, Majorca has a large tourism economy.