With its picturesque coastline and warm Mediterranean climate, Mallorca is an idyllic island getaway. When planning a holiday here, the obvious thing to do is opt for accommodation near the beach. But with so many stunning stretches of sand, choosing somewhere to stay can get a little overwhelming. To save you from the trouble, our experts at Plum Guide have selected the very best Mallorca Airbnb alternatives near the beach. From penthouse apartments to family villas, get ready to fall in love with these homes.
Pebbles Like Flowers
We thought we’d start off strong with this beautiful four-bedroom villa in Deiá. We love how rustic it is with its green shutters, beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, while the squishy sofas and soft furnishings add a homely touch. The breezy kitchen is a dreamy spot to prepare your favourite meals, but your host can also arrange for a private chef to cook you some traditional delicacies – admire the sea views from the terrace while you wait for your meal. Afternoons are best spent floating around in the pool, reading in the hammock or topping up your tan on the loungers. If you fancy a beach day instead, you’re just an eight-minute walk from Cala Deiá, one of the prettiest coves on the island with its turquoise waters and rock pools. The centre of town is just an eleven-minute drive away, where you can explore the art galleries, boutiques and tapas bars.
Salt And The Sea
What could be better than rolling out of bed and being on the tranquil shores of Son Moll within seconds? This five-bedroom seafront villa is everything you could ever wish for from a beach holiday. We love how welcoming the bright communal spaces are, encouraging you to slow down and disconnect, whether you want to catch up with friends over home-cooked meals or get stuck into that novel you’ve been meaning to read. The large windows look out onto the garden and the sea, so you’re always connected with the outdoors. Some of the bedrooms also open up onto the terrace, making morning coffees a treat as you breathe in the fresh sea breeze. The home is the perfect family retreat, and kids will love the ample lawn space to play games on, while adults relax in the cosy seating area under the shade.
Couples looking for Mallorca Airbnb alternatives near the beach will love this beautiful little bungalow in Sant Elm. Framed by vibrant bougainvillaeas, the home is just as attractive on the inside as it is outdoors. We love the traditional features like the beamed ceilings and exposed stonework, while modern comforts like the rainfall shower and induction stove add a touch of luxury. This home is the ideal base for outdoor lovers, as you’re just a one-minute stroll from Cala S’Algar, while the larger Platja de Sant Elm is reachable in twelve minutes. You’ll also find walking and cycling trails in the nearby La Trapa nature reserve. When you’re not out and about, take it easy at home. Enjoy meals on the cosy terrace, or throw open the French doors while you relax on the armchairs inside. End each evening with a glass of wine around the fireplace for some quality time with your other half.
Perched right above Cala Deià, you couldn't get any closer to the water if you tried. The beach is just 50 metres away, accessible via a private path from the home. Spend the day sunbathing or cooling off in the azure waters, stopping for lunch at one of the two restaurants. Alternatively, your host, Jordi, can arrange helicopter flights or yacht tours of the island to make your stay extra special. You could also just stay in, as the home has everything you need. There's a huge terrace to soak up the views, complete with a dining table, seating area and a hot tub. Meanwhile, the boho-chic interiors are a cool respite from the sun, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting the breeze and views in. While there are four bedrooms, the place consists of two separate homes with private entrances, making it a great choice for families or groups of friends who want more privacy.
Between the Blue and the Sky
Wedged between the mountains and the sea is this bright and spacious apartment. It’s ideal for small families or a group of friends, with two bedrooms and a large living area for dining and unwinding. Floor-to-ceiling windows lead onto the terrace and patio, where you can spend afternoons tucking into barbecued lunches and soaking up the sun on the loungers. Located in Cala Sant Vicenc, you’ll have three beaches, all under a six-minute walk from the home. Try out kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling, or if you fancy land-based activities, check out the nearby riding stables, cycling routes and golf course.
Sea View Siesta
Want to add a touch of luxury to your stay? This is one of our more upscale Airbnb alternatives near the beach in Mallorca. Nestled into the cliffside just a five-minute drive from the centre of Port Adriano and its beach, this villa is an idyllic seaside abode. The contemporary interiors are well-equipped with all the modern amenities, from a home gym and sauna to a high-spec kitchen and dedicated workspace. When it gets too warm, there's not one, but two swimming pools to choose from – we like the indoor pool when you need the shade, while the infinity pool is best for sunsets. There are also plenty of outdoor spaces to take advantage of, be it the pool terrace with its dining area or the lower deck with its shaded gazebos. The home is great for families with older kids, as there are two single bedrooms for extra privacy, as well as a pool table and hammocks.
The Edge of Water
We couldn't think of a more appropriate name for this lovely villa. Situated within arm's length of Cala Tonó, you can start every morning with a swim in the sea, followed by a yoga session on the rocks. Come home for an alfresco breakfast on the terrace while you review your plans for the day. Will it be a hike through the Puig de Ferrutx? Or perhaps a visit to the historic Sa Clova d'es Xot? Whatever you decide to do, you'll be pleased to know that there's an inviting plunge pool to welcome you when you get back, as well as sun loungers for a quick snooze. At sunset, make some cocktails before heading to the first-floor balcony for sundown. Colonia de Sant Pere is a six-minute drive or twenty-six-minute walk if you're thinking of eating out, or try your hand at traditional Mallorcan recipes in the kitchen.
Painting By Colours
Travelling with friends and extended family? This four-bedroom home is just what you need. There's more than enough room for eight people to sprawl out, especially in the large open-plan kitchen and living room. The glossy kitchen with its sparkling island is a dream for any home cook, but if you feel like taking the night off, then you can always ask your host to arrange a private chef to do all the hard work for you. Meanwhile, grill masters can take advantage of the barbecue on the terrace, but remember to keep an eye on the cooking as you'll easily get distracted by the views. Another vantage point to take in the panoramas is the infinity pool on the lower level – there's also a cosy seating area down here for more intimate catch-up sessions. When you feel like exploring, Port de Sóller is just a five-minute drive or seventeen-minute walk away.
We couldn't finish our list of Mallorca Airbnb alternatives near the beach without this home. Situated above the water in Mal Pas-Bon Aire, this three-bedroom penthouse apartment is all about the views. From the moment you wake up, you're treated to dazzling seascapes that you can admire from the comfort of your bed, with a coffee on the balcony, or while you're freshening up in the Jacuzzi tub. The views follow you into the kitchen while you prepare breakfast to enjoy alfresco. If you're wondering what to do for the day, Platja de Sant Pere is a twelve-minute stroll away, while the town of Alcúdia is a seven-minute drive. Just make sure you're back in time for sunset, as you'll want to make the most of your rooftop terrace. There's a grill and dining area up here too, so sundowners can turn into late-night dinners and nightcaps.