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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

Intertur Hotel Hawaii Mallorca

Boasting an unbeatable location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this well-equipped hotel is...

Ave. price / night 223 €
Bahía Principe Coral Playa

Set on a hill overlooking Magaluf Bay, Bahía Principe Coral Playa offers lift access to the beach...

Ave. price / night 234 €
Barceló Illetas Albatros Adults Only

This stylish, adults-only hotel is situated on the seafront with stunning views over Palma Bay and...

Ave. price / night 265 €
Tropico Playa

Tropico Playa is located in a quieter area of Palma Nova, right on the beachfront. It offers a...

Ave. price / night 291 €
Hotel Roc Illetas Playa

With a garden and terrace overlooking the sea, the Illetas Playa offers direct access to 2 beaches...

Ave. price / night 519 €
Marina Torrenova

Located in Palma Nova, Hotel Marina Torrenova has a large outdoor swimming pool, a children’s...

Ave. price / night 521 €
Fergus Barracuda - Adults Only

This adults-only hotel is 200 metres from Magaluf Beach and lively town centre. It features an...

Ave. price / night 300 €
Port Adriano Marina Golf & Spa - Adults Only

Perfectly located between the Majorcan coast and the Sta Ponsa Golf Course, this luxurious, adults-...

Ave. price / night 391 €
Sol Wave House

Located on the beachfront of Mallorca’s Magaluf Beach, Sol Wave House features an infinity pool and...

Ave. price / night 356 €
Hotel Spa Flamboyan - Caribe

Overlooking the Magaluf Beach, the Flamboyan Caribe hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, free spa...

Ave. price / night 526 €
Iberostar Suites Hotel Jardín del Sol Adults Only

Jardín del Sol is set 1 km from Playa Santa Ponsa Beach and offers impressive views of the...

Ave. price / night 555 €
Melia de Mar - Adults Only

Situated on the sea front in Illetas, Melia de Mar-Adults Only is set within beautiful gardens and...

Ave. price / night 646 €
ME Mallorca

Set on the beachfront at Magaluf Beach, ME Mallorca features 2 seasonal outdoor pools and stylish...

Ave. price / night 578 €
Hesperia Villamil

Housed in a stately building with gardens, this charming hotel is located on Peguera Beach. It...

Ave. price / night 644 €
Hotel Bon Sol Resort & Spa

This enchanting, family-run hotel overlooks the Bay of Palma, nestling amongst pine trees and...

Ave. price / night 1200 €