Great Places To Shop In Palma

Whilst there are undoubtedly more places to shop on the Island, the real cream of the crop are all to be found in Palma. From well-known brands to new and one off shops, the capitol of Mallorca is the place to go.

One name that you will hear all over the island is Rialto Living, a former cinema turned lifestyle shop. With an amazing array of interior design, gifts, fashion, art, home décor and much more, as well as a charming café to recharge after a hard shopping session. Founded in 2007 by Klas Kall and housed in an iconic 15th century building, this shop has had time to mature into a truly amazing shopping experience and a visually stunning one at that. Home décor is definitely where Rialto Living shows its excellence though, with a luxurious living room range featuring four different styles; the clean and fresh Hamptons, the elegant Rialto Livingurban New York, the happy and brightly patterned Colourful European and finally, the natural, rustic Ethnic. The bedroom also gets a touch of elegance with a range of beautiful sheets in soft cotton, linen, cashmere and mohair. The bathroom is also treated with a glamorous assortment of accessories that will pamper and relax, such as fragrances from Penhaligon’s, Parfumeur, Byredo and Miller Harris. The décor and gifts are also fantastic, with a wide range of stylish, functional and fun essentials. With all of this and much more, Rialto Living is an incredible amalgamation of luxury brands, innovative ideas and beautiful products. If you have decided to stay in one of the Luxury Villas To Rent In Mallorca then you may find that many of the beautiful furnishings have been purchased at this fabulous store.

Set on one of Palma’s most exclusive shopping high streets, the Passeig del Borne, Hugo Boss spreads out over three floors, offering the latest collections for men and women from the brand’s three main labels; Boss Orange, casual and outdoor clothing, Boss Black, business and evening clothes and Boss Green, sports and golf clothing. The top floor is also home to a specialist tailors area ensuring you always have an immaculately fitting suit.

For a more relaxed, but no less special shop, Tree of Life is an absolute must. This exclusive boho-chic shop features brands such as Beatrice San Francisco, Spell and the gypsy collective, Charo Ruiz and Sugarhigh Lovestoned, all of which have clothes and accessories with a distinct hippie, surf and ethnic vibe, put together with the utmost taste and creativity. Not only are the products funky and eye catching, but the shop itself too, with its ethnic, beach hut atmosphere. Tree of Life is a real visual treat and a truly unique gem.

Desigual, a name everyone should know. With two shops in Palma and more spread out across the rest of the island, it’s easy to have a chance to visit this fantastic shop. Full of vibrant colours, eye-catching patterns and innovative designs, these are more than just clothes, they’re a work of art. Featuring clothes Desigual Palmaand accessories for men, women and children, there is something for everyone. Every season, the Desigual designers collaborate to create new and exciting clothing based around different concepts, the most recent of which has been the Cirque du Soleil inspired collection. This truly unique shop is a feast for the eyes and promises unique and fantastical clothing.

Loewe Gallery Palma is the ultimate showroom for Loewe and Bose home entertainment systems. The team in the showroom are experienced and dedicated, helping you to achieve the best possible combination of home entertainment systems. The powerful, intelligent and state of the art equipment ensures the ultimate television and sound experience that won’t disappoint.

All of these and more can be found in Palma, so start early to make the most of the day and shop till you drop.

Palma is clearly a place all visitors to the Island should enjoy at least once however if you have decided to opt for a Luxury Villa To Rent In Portals Nous then you are less than 10 minutes away from the capitol and could enjoy many excursions into this truly stunning city.

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Eating Out In Puerto Portals

Puerto Portals is arguable one of the most glamorous places in Mallorca. With its plethora of high class restaurants, shops, bars and pubs, this stunning marina is a must see destination for the rich and famous, as well as everyone else. So for anyone looking for luxury villas to rent in Mallorca, this is one destination you do not want to miss.

Starting with Flanigan’s, an excellent Spanish restaurant, you can sample a wide and tantalizing selection of meats and fish, prepared using only the best and freshest ingredients. Favourite dishes include delicious Grilled Sea Bream (Dorada) and the succulent Veal Chop. The wine list is displayed on a large wooden board cut out of a wine box and features a variety of excellent Spanish wines as well as French, Italian and German. With all of this in its favor, Flanigan’s truly is one to visit.

Next door to Flanigan’s is Tristan’s, an absolute staple when it comes to elegant Michelin star cooking. However, it has recently overhauled its menu to focus on bistro classics set in a more relaxed vibe. This has done nothing to alter the quality of the restaurant though, and for anyone looking for a delicious meal of high quality, as well as a relaxed, elegant setting, then Tristan’s is not to be missed.  Tristans Puerto Portals

Yet another place on the “must visit” list is the famous Wellies. Owned by the larger than life actor Geoff Kenion, Wellies is an upmarket pub that offers excellent British classics including a full English breakfast in an all day dining setting. Wellies is an instant favourite to most who visit and the story on the menu is highly recommended reading, as it will explain the pubs logo and tug at the heartstrings.

If a totally casual atmosphere is what you’re after, then Diablito is the perfect option, with its fun, relaxed vibe and excellent food. Diablito is a pizza restaurant serving thin, crusty dough with a variety of delicious, fresh toppings. It also serves salads and tasty nibbles such as the fantastic nachos served with spicy chili and cool guacamole. The combination of great food and a relaxed, funky atmosphere makes this restaurant a favorite and one that definitely needs a visit.

Looking for something completely different? Then Victory is a great Shanghai restaurant on the second line of the port. With very reasonable prices and first class service, this is an excellent choice for those fancy some outstanding Chinese food. The classic crispy Peking duck with pancakes and hoisin sauce is a must have and won’t fail to satisfy.

And finally, no review of Portals would be complete without mentioning the unmissable Cappuccino, a Portals classic since the early days of the port. As you might guess from the name, Cappuccino serves truly excellent coffee, as well as a varied selection of wines, spirits and cocktails. Cappuccino is also a cafe/restaurant and serves wonderful salads, burgers, sandwiches and much more. The main selling point however, is the atmosphere. Relaxed and classy with first class service, Cappuccino will never fail to impress.

Puerto Portals BoatsIt is hard to imagine but this is only a fraction of the delights that Puerto Portals has to offer and this is really somewhere you have to experience for yourself. When it comes to accommodation there are numerous options with fine hotels and some fantastic apartments to rent.  For those who demand more then there are a selection of Luxury Villas To Rent In Portals Nous and so I feel it is safe to say that Portals has something for everyone.

Best Restaurants and Tapas Bars in Mallorca

If it’s one thing Mallorca is known for, it’s great food, and the whole island is chock full of amazing restaurants and tapas bars that cater to all tastes.

One such place is the Son Moragues terrace and bar at the La Residencia hotel in Deia. Open to guests and non-guests, the restaurant is relaxed and serves Son Moragues Terrace Deia La Residencia Mallorcafood and drink all day, with a varied menu for lunch and a great gourmet tapas menu throughout the day as well as for dinner. With the choice of eating in the cosy dining room or on the pretty terrace that overlooks the sculpture gardens and the Tramuntana Mountains, the view is just as good as the food. Their afternoon tea is also a real treat, especially when taken out on the pretty terrace full of fragrant flowers and subtle lighting. The service is also impeccable and no matter whether you have lunch, drinks, tapas or a large meal, you will be well looked after and enjoy every minute. Anyone who has chosen a Luxury Villa To Rent In Puerto Andraitx are within striking distance of this wonderful restaurant.

Ummo is a great little restaurant and tapas bar in the shabby-chic areas of Santa Catalina in Palma which has won the main prize of TaPalma three years running, which should speak well of how good this place is. It’s small and personal atmosphere greatly helps the overall experience and is the perfect place for diners looking for a quick snack and drink before moving on to another place in traditional Spanish style. The tapas offered here are a far cry from typical patatas bravas, instead they are much more elegant and creative, whilst also being utterly delicious. The food is staggered, ensuring you always have something on your table but are not over faced and the service is fantastic. Ummo comes exceptionally recommended and with its amazing food and great atmosphere, it makes for an excellent meal. For those that have decided against a stay in one of the many fabulous hotels close to Palma and have instead chosen a Luxury Villa To Rent In Portals Nous then Ummo offers a truly memorable addition to the millionaire lifestyle.

Ummo Restaurant PalmaFor a touch of absolute luxury, Il Paradiso is a perfect choice. Nestled between the Bay of Palma, and the Marivent Palace, it exudes elegance. Valet parking starts off your visit before you are led into the stunningly ornate dining room, where you can either choose to remain for your meal or move out onto the terrace. The view this offers is wonderful and is easily one of he best dining terraces on the island, set high on a cliff with unrivalled views of the sea and the tranquil sounds of waves crashing against rocks. The food itself is not to be understated, focusing on Italian cuisine and doing it with the utmost success. The service is first class and you are always made to feel relaxed and welcome. Il Paradiso is simply stunning and provides an experience that is fit for a king.

In Placa Espana, where most of Palma’s buses and trains begin their journey, including the traditional wooden train bound for Soller, there is a fantastic modern restaurant called Tasca de Blanquerna. Owned by the Michelin-stared chef Marc Fosh, this chic bistro styled restaurant creates excellent local gourmet dishes. Eat outside on the pavement terrace or sit inside near the counter or open kitchen and watch as the chefs prepare your meal. Open from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, it is the perfect place to escape the mad hustle and bustle of Placa Espana, and then later from 8.00pm to 10.00pm, for a fantastic evening meal and drink. With great atmosphere, great food and great prices, this is definitely a restaurant to visit.

There truly are an uncountable number of great restaurants and tapas bars on the island, these being but a few, and there will always be one that’s just right for what you’re looking for.