Does anyone have any recommendations for areas of Majorca that are quieter and less family-oriented? We both love kids, but my girlfriend and I are looking for somewhere we can really relax and enjoy peace and quiet. We are specifically looking for a self-catering apartment very close to a nice beach.
Puerto Pollensa out of the school holidays would be nice.
Another beautiful area is the South East, somewhere in the Santarini area, whch has beautiful beaches, including the spaectacular naturist beach at Es Trenc.
I wouldn't recommend the central Eastern resorts advertised on the tv travel channels - somewhat like Blackpool on acid is how they seem, whilst many of the buildings are past their best. However, there are some attractive places along that coast if you seek them out.
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Good luck with your search. I highly recommend hiring a car to explore this wonderful island. If you're rich then hire a boat !
Puerto Soller is the most visited town in Mallorca during the day (therefor very busy), at night you could hear a pin drop. In fact, if you dropped a pin someone would call the police to report a disturbance. The restaurants are nothing special and over expensive in comparison with other resorts like, say, Puerto Pollensa.
The town of Soller is nice and from there you can get the tourist train to Palma.
Other than the criticism above, Puerto Soller is a nice place. On balance imho Puerto Soller cannot compare with Puerto Pollensa on any measure.
If you are looking for a real quiet place then how about....
The Platja D'en Repic Beach outside the Marina Hotel is nice, cleaned every morning and night and safe for kids to play, although the other beach near the harbour is shingle and not so nice (I would describe as the second not main beach).
Have you walked up the top/back of Puerto Soller recently, where the Germans are building their villas and turning it into Mainz am Med ?
I recall that some of the street signs were in Teutonic script.
BTW...I come from a family that includes Germans and we visit my relatives there frequently, but I don't go to Mallorca to get the ambience of Germany complete with palm trees.
I accept that Puerto Pollensa has several Chinese restaurants and burger bars these days, but then so has Puerto Soller, I've been in them and most others in Puerto Soller and they were more expensive and not as good, both in food and service, as those I frequent in Puerto Pollensa.
The beaches at Puerto Soller are a joke in comparison with those at Puerto Pollensa and we were there in May and the "pin dropping" was not meant as a joke.
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