Travel Guide: Balearic Islands, Spain

In August I had the incredible opportunity to attend the MAC Travel Retail Marketing Manager meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It is a trek to get there, but the haul is well worth it. The week was the perfect depiction of work hard play hard, with meetings all day and fun activities at night. After 4 days of MAC ending on labor day weekend, my friend and I treated ourselves with a long weekend of island hopping. We spent our first day in Mallorca, catching up on sleep and then made our way to Formentera and Ibiza to soak up all the Spanish sun possible.

Mallorca

Activities & Sites:

The historic downtown of Palma is great, to see all of the history of the city, but can definitely be done in an afternoon. We did not spend too much time there and I do not feel like I missed anything.

Eats:

Hotel:

Talk about living the dream. MAC TR treated our team with 5 days at Hotel Hospes. Although we spent 70% of our time in the conference building, the moments we were able to enjoy the grounds were perfect.

Since we were worn out from a long week, we decided to stay in Mallorca for one night to catch up on some much needed sleep. The staff was so friendly and willing to help us with anything we needed. The hotel was ever nice, but a little outdated, definitely glad we were only there for one night. The property had its own small private beach, but you definitely want to get out early to get a good spot. Make sure to grab a drink on the terrace before dinner. It’s a great way to wind down and enjoy the view.

Formentera

Let me just say, burry me in Formentera. This just took the 3rd spot on my top list with Holbox, & Positano, in no specific order. This little piece of Spanish paradise is just a hop skip & a jump from Ibiza. Have a wild night in Ibiza & then jump on the 30 minute ferry to Formentera to relax and soak up the sun. We spent two days and 1 night on the island and had the absolute best time. It was the perfect place for some solid beach time and reidiculusouly good food.

With the exclusivity of the island comes a nice price tag, but it is worth every penny. This was definitely where we splurged the most and had no regrets. For some insane Italian you must go to Chezz Gerdi and have the seafood pasta to share. Drink all the Spritz’s by the beach, eat the pasta at sunset, and just sign the check. It is a meal you will never forget.

Activities:

  • Playa Migjorn

Eats:

Hotel:

We were only there for one night, but the staff at Castavi was always so friendly and helpful. There is a pool, restaurant and bar on site. Breakfast is also included in your stay, if you wake up early enough to eat it. The location is perfect. Right in the center of Los Pujols, within 5 minutes of the beach and so many great dining options as well. Our room was great size with a kitchenette and terrace. It was perfect for our one night in Formentera.

Ibiza

Eats:

  • Anima Pizza

Hotel:

Since we were only sleeping over in Ibiza before catching our flight back to the states, we weren’t super picky about our hotel, but wanted to be close to the airport. I found a great deal on Expedia that lead us to Hotel Tore Del Mar for the last night of our great island adventure. We did not have super high expectations, but we were pumped when we arrived to find our room had a balcony and ocean view. We spent our last evening hanging out by the pool and could not have been happier. I highly recommend this spot for anyone heading to Ibiza.

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