Valldemossa, Mallorca - with its idyllic location in the middle of the Tramuntana mountains, Valldemossa is one Mallorcan village you can't miss. It's honey-coloured stone-built houses sit amongst green forests and narrow cobbled streets lined with handicraft shops. It has motivated artists and composers alike, one of which was Chopin, who lived there from 1838-39. Visit the Carthusian monastery or enjoy sweet treats such as ’coca de patata’ (a sweet potato cake) from one of the traditional family bakeries.
Deià, Mallorca - another village which has inspired artists, Deia was most famously home to English poet and novelist Robert Graves and is also said to be where other famous musicians have spent some time including the Beatles and David Bowie. It has a very laid-back vibe, with lots of quirky little art galleries, chic restaurants and bars, and amazing views of the turquoise sea and surrounding mountains.
Sóller, Mallorca - with its stunning location in the "valley of oranges", this charming little old town is a world away from some of the bustling coastal towns Mallorca is known for. Enjoy it's charming little square lined with restaurants and lovely architecture or pop on the old-fashioned wooden tram to Port de Soller. Soller is also linked to the capital Palma via the "orange express" narrow-gauge train.
Pollença, Mallorca - One of the more "touristy" towns of the Tramuntana, but still very beautiful and worth visiting! Similar to Valldemossa, Deia and Soller it consists of honey-coloured stone buildings and the bustling Placa Major is a great place to sit and watch the world go by!
Palma, Mallorca - So Palma isn't really a town or village, it's rather a city, and the capital of Mallorca. However, we thought it was worth mentioning here as it's such an elegant and cosmopolitan place that it's well worth exploring! Visit the beautiful La Seu cathedral and Almudaina Palace, and then perhaps have a stroll round many of the chic boutiques before enjoying dinner in an elegant restaurant.
Fornalutx, Mallorca - the main appeal of Fornalutx lies in its location with a beautiful mountain backdrop (it has views of Puig Major, Mallorca's largest mountain) and surronding orange and olive groves. The Cami de s’Alzina Fumadora is a very rewarding cobbled bridle path which winds its way steeply up between olive and orange trees.
Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza - another Balearic village which is a world away from the more bustling and famous Ibizan party towns! It's quiet main street consists of white-washed traditional houses and cobbled streets, and a local artisan market is held in the square every Sunday.
Es Calo, Formentera - to be honest, the whole of Formentera is like some undiscovered island paradise, but Es Calo is particularly charming. It is set in a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour where the water is crystal-clear.
Ciutadella, Menorca - another one which is more of a city rather than a town or village, but again too nice not to include! It's historical centre is well worth exploring with its palaces, cathedral and busy squares full of shops and restaurants.