Always one of the most popular European holiday destinations, Mallorca is now firmly entrenched in the 21st century with a distinct new up-market image and an air of sophistication reinforced by designer hotels and fine restaurants. Easy to reach from any UK airport, the island is a perfect choice for a short break or a longer vacation.

The capital, Palma, has a new image with traffic-free pedestrian zones, art galleries implanted in landmark buildings and modern boulevards lined with designer stores. Yet the medieval quarter, with its exquisite architecture and magnificent 13th century Cathedral, is undoubtedly a riveting reminder of the fascinating history of the island.

Elsewhere, you will find some of the best scenery in the Mediterranean, accentuated by the tranquil countryside, dramatic mountains and fine beaches. Take time out to explore the island interior with its picturesque villages, traditional weekly markets, cultural and artisan centres, prehistoric caves and hilltop sanctuaries. Above all, you can experience life at a slower pace.

As the specialist operator to the island, enhanced by an association spanning thirty years, we feature an unrivalled selection of places to stay with 60 of the best and most interesting boutique, traditional, modern and minimalist style hotels. No other company offers this choice or has our expertise - Castaways and Mallorca, the well tested combination for a perfect holiday whether single centre, two centre or touring by car.