We drive through Spain to take the Balearia ferry from Denia to Palma Majorca – with a stop at Ibiza approximately halfway through the total crossing takes about five hours – leaving at 5pm and arriving in Palma Majorca at 10pm.
The high-speed ferry runs on natural gas and has more of an aircraft feel than that of a traditional ferry with allocated seating throughout and a very camper van themed rear deck cafe.
With no campsites in Majorca, we were able to find good street parking and plenty of free spacious car parks to stay during our two-week tour of the island.
We were able to park beachside at most places to enjoy the welcome cool breeze off the sea with daily temperatures in excess of 30 degrees. With water shortages after a hot summer, it was a case of stocking up on bottled water from the supermarkets.
After arriving in Palma we stayed at Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa before heading across the island to Cala D’or through Porto Cristo and then Cala Millor. It was then up to the Bay of Alcudia through Can Picafort and then round to the sheltered port of Puerta Pollenca before heading back to the Palma region in time to board the 8 am ferry back to mainland Spain.
With its unique Spanish island feel, golden sands and crystal clear waters Majorca is the ideal destination for those looking for a road trip with a real feel of ‘luxury’.