Mmm, a nice classy and classic destination. Land at Palma and check straight in to Hotel Tres (above) in the centre of town. Livelier than the austere Convent de la Missio and calmer than Hotel Puro, Tres has a panoramic view from the roof across to the cathedral. Get dolled up and go to one of the classic tiered restaurants lining the marina. Get dolled up in your Balearic glad rags and go to Palma’s Puro Beach which jets out into the sea. (Don’t bother with Abaco bar – commonly known as Un Tourist Trap). Try the tiny Bar Barcelona late night Jazz Club on C/Apuntadores 5 instead. It’ll be too hot for black polonecks mind. If you’ve had enough of the midday sun visit the bunker-like cool marble contemporary art museum.
When you’ve had enough of the throbbing island metropolis head over to Soller. Stay at Ca Xorc and enjoy great food and views, and check out Béns d’Avall restaurant right down on the coast. If the word budget means nothing to you, drop in and drop off at Son Brull, Son Net or La Residencia. Or if you just fancy a day trip to the other side of the island you can take a rickety tram to Soller direct from Palma that’s been running since 1912.