The three S words. Palma’s got it all, the sand, the sea and the sights, a travel guide of where to stay, see and eat.
Palma was a city I couldn’t wait to visit for my summer break. Purely for its versatility with the beach and the city so close. With a fidgety boyfriend it is brilliant having tanning days, boutique hunting days and beach club how-many-aperols-can-you-drink-before-you’re-asleep days. As much as I love beach bum holidays where the most difficult part of your day is brushing the sand out your hair in the evening, having the city as well is amazing.
WHERE TO EAT
Palma is filled with amazing tavernas and tapas bars, many that we ate at I couldn’t remember their names for the life of me, but, you will not be falling short with where to eat. Around the cathedral and the back roads of Palma Town there are an abundance of home made seafood linguine and steak on the stone. But what people don’t know about Palma are the hidden roof top bars, J and I love nothing more than relaxing at golden hour with a delicious drink and a stunning view. Hotel Sant Francesc is my new favourite place, serving incredible sushi and cocktails. A favourite morning coffee stop with locals practicing their slow Spanish lifestyle is the Cappuccino Grand Cafe. Other places I would recommend include: Es Baluard, Bar Abaco, Purohotel Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Almudaina.
WHAT TO WEAR
Ahh, the holiday wardrobe, one of my favourites to shop for. I tend to choose outfits that replicate the activities we will be undertaking, with statement accessories and shoes. Although they take up an abundance of space they are really important seeing as me and Compeed go way back and I get blisters with every single pair of shoe I wear. I make sure I pack espadrilles & trainers for days of strolling around the sights and dragging J to boutiques and galleries. Sandals with a heel and of course sliders & flip flops for the beach days.
Wearing: Shein playsuit, Jewel Boutique sunglasses, Mango trainers.
The Holiday Wardrobe
I always make sure I pack white, black and denim shorts and some plain tshirts and vest tops. As well as statement dresses, playsuits and a few blouses. But the boutiques in Palma, not to mention the flagship Zara store (three stories!) are amazing so make sure you leave room in your suitcase for shopping.
Wearing: H&M shorts, Mango Shirt and Zara sandals
What Shall We Do Today?
Beach clubs Zhero and Puro Beach are the perfect location if you’re a lover of chilled jazz music, ice cold rosé and a very boujee vibe. There are so many beautiful areas of hidden coves so make sure you explore!
Oysho dress / interior gallery Palma Old Town