Illetas holidays mean one thing – Spanish luxury. This swanky spot's for holidaymakers who like exclusive breaks and bar service on the beach.

Scenic hub

Majorca's Illetas is a swish resort in the south-west of this well-known Spanish island. It has a clutch of glamorous boutiques, but the star attraction's the scenery. Think dramatic rocky cliffs that rise steeply from the sea and soaring, pine-topped hills.

Exclusive sands

The little cove's got turquoise waters and soft sands, just as a Majorcan beach should. Nab a parasol on the shore to watch the cruise ships bobbing in the bay, or get a closer look via paddleboard. The in-crowd head to the seafront chill-out area, complete with hammocks, cocktails and Balearic Island beats. It's an upscale alternative to the party capital of Magaluf.

Cultural heart

The Med's history comes to life under the bright lights of Palma, a 25-minute drive down the coast from Illetas. Bustling squares, bohemian hideaways and busy markets sprawl out from the cathedral at the city's heart. Walk in the footsteps of royalty at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, a former Islamic fort.

At a Glance

  • Barter for trinkets at Palma's markets
  • Strike a pose at the picturesque cove
  • Sip cool cocktails at a fancy beach club