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Close to Portals Nous (the best address in Majorca) you’ll come across the small and exclusive resort of Illetas.

In fact it is so exclusive you may not find it! The directions to this resort are quite poor...so a taxi on arrival might be best.

Mainly frequented by independent travellers, part of its charm lies in the fact that it is largely undiscovered by package tourists. Mainly populated by 4* hotels, holidays are not a cheap option here and will appeal in the main to professional couples or families who discover a resort that has been compared by travel writers to Monte Carlo.

Illetas has all the advantages of being close to the city – so ideal for a shopping trip, sightseeing or a night, and staying there you will feel you’re a world away from fun-in-the-sun resorts such as Magaluf or Palma Nova. A few years ago the beach here won a mention on the Sunday Times travel sections ‘best beaches’. Although there are much better beaches elsewhere, if that’s your thing, the coast here has its own charm and is a mixture of small sandy coves and rocky headlands...great for snorkellers.

Being close to Palma is perhaps the main reason why the shopping opportunities are limited in Illetas, however the few that are in the resort have better than average products for sale. Restaurants tend to be quite upmarket and many are attached to the 4* hotels. There’s still a good choice to be had though and a few offer views to die for whilst you dine; overlooking the bay of Palma.

Evening entertainment is limited; although the large hotels do have regular programmes of shows if that’s your thing. One place that is always mentioned, due to its unusual and scenic position is the Virtual Club. Set into the hillside it is everything to everyone; exclusive chill out during the day where you can eat breakfast and sunbathe on a private terrace or a rocking nightclub staying open until 2pm (late for this resort!).

So if you want an upmarket feel to your holiday but have close proximity to the nightlife, shops and culture of Palma – consider Illetas.

Illetas Map

Illetas accommodation

Valentin Park Club Hotel

This hotel is 300 metres from the centre of town and 400 metres from Paguera Beach. The Valentin...

Valentin Park Apartamentos

These apartments are in a quiet area of the Mallorcan resort of Paguera. They are surrounded by...

Apartamentos Plazamar

Situated 450 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach, Plazamar offers a lagoon-style pool surrounded by palm...

Ave. price / night 37 €
Sol Lunamar Apartamentos

Set just 50 metres from the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this extensive aparthotel is...

Ave. price / night 41 €
Fergus Boutique Bon Repos - Adults Only

Set overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay, Fergus Boutique Bon Repos - Adults Only is just 150 metres from...

Ave. price / night 43 €
Mallorca Rocks Complex

Offering a large outdoor pool, Mallorca Rocks Complex is located in central Magaluf. The complex is...

Ave. price / night 51 €
Hotel Agua Beach

Hotel Agua Beach is situated next to Majorca’s Palma Nova Beach, just 150 metres from Palma Nova...

Ave. price / night 56 €
Delfin Playa

Located 50 metres from Palmanova's main beach, the family-friendly Delfin Playa hotel features 2...

Ave. price / night 63 €
Pirates Village

Pirates Village is a unique pirate-themed holiday resort located just 400 metres from Santa Ponsa...

Ave. price / night 70 €
Martinez Apartments II

Located 300 metres from Palma Nova Beach, Martinez Apartments II offers air-conditioned apartments...

Ave. price / night 72 €
Magaluf Strip Apartment

Set in the beachfront, Magaluf Strip Apartment is located in the popular tourist resort of Magaluf...

Ave. price / night 80 €
Fergus Pax- Adults Only

Surrounded by pine trees and 100 metres from Magaluf Beach, Fergus Pax- Adults Only features a...

Ave. price / night 81 €
Sentido Punta del Mar Hotel & Spa - Adults Only

Featuring panoramic sea views, Sentido Punta del Mar Hotel & Spa - Adults Only is located in a...

Ave. price / night 92 €
Villa Santa Ponsa

Situated in Santa Ponsa, a 7-minute drive from the its sandy beach, Villa Santa Ponsa features a...

Ave. price / night 220 €
Casa Santa Ponça

7-room house 350 m2 on 3 levels, modern and cosy furnishings: lounge with satellite-TV and air-...

Ave. price / night 329 €