In recent months, three Mallorcan hotels have received Excellence and Leisure Nominations and Awards, further proving that Mallorca is the perfect holiday destination year round. Winter holidays in Mallorca are more peaceful and relaxing than their summertime counterparts. With winter temperatures often 15 degrees Celsius (nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit), even wintertime walks on Mallorca’s white sand beaches can be amazing.
The Hotel Aimia in Puerto Soller on the northwest coast of Mallorca received a nomination as one of four contenders in the Most Excellent European Value for Money Award. Many of the Aimia Hotel’s rooms face the Puerto de Soller and offer breathtaking views of Mallorca’s white sand beaches. Nearby Port De Soller is the only commercial seaport in the Serra De Tramuntana.
Porto Petro Beach Resort Hotel, just opened in 2005, is neatly tucked into two beautiful, sandy coves along a half mile stretch of Mediterranean coastline in Porto Petro. This 300 room waterfront resort was nominated for the Most Excellent European Value for Money Award in 2007.
Porto Petro Beach Resort offers the Blaudi Club for Kids. Kids ages 2 to 17 can play all day in age-appropriate playgroups, play in the pool and other sports in an area especially designed with kids in mind. In nearby Lake Martel, the Caves of Drach offer visitors the opportunity to take boat rides or enjoy classical concerts in one of the inside chambers of the cave. Lake Martel is one of the world’s largest underground lakes.
La Residencia hotel received second place in Best Leisure Hotels in Europe, Asia Minor and the Russian Federation via the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. In addition, La Residencia also received:
* #34 in the 2007 Conde Nast World’s Top 100 hotels
* #2 Best Hotel in the 2007 Conde Nast Travel and Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World
* #4 Best Hotel Spa in Europe in the 2007 Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Spas in Europe
* El Olivo Restaurant, La Residencia Restaurant, Best Restaurants in Spain in the 2007 Restauradores Awards
* Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in the 2007 Wine Spectator Awards
La Residencia, set in 30 acres of citrus groves, offers 59 rooms and suites housed in two manor houses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The La Residencia hotel, elegantly furnished in Mallorcan antiques, houses three restaurants including the award winning El Olivo Restaurant.
Mallorca has been a major summer holiday destination for several years. Many people don’t realize the magnificent deals to be taken advantage of during the winter months as well. Winter visitors can stay at the same beautiful, award-winning hotels and resorts for a fraction of the price. Winter time is also the season when you can enjoy newly ripened citrus fruit from the local groves. Wintertime holiday packages can be booked for as little as 325 euros.
Many people prefer the slower paced winter holidays to the hustle and bustle of the busy summer holiday season. Temperatures in the winter season range from 6 degrees Celsius (42 degrees Fahrenheit) to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit). These mild temperatures help make Mallorca the perfect wintertime destination for those who enjoy cooler temperatures and mild winter weather.
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