Since as far back as the 1930s, wealthy and famous people have carved out lavish second homes in Camp de Mar in Majorca – an out-of-the-way enclave on Spain’s sunkissed western coast – and it’s easy to see why. Camp de Mar holidays offer a picture-perfect sandy beach that slopes elegantly into pristine, crystal-clear waters. There are dramatic, undulating rock formations along the coastline that artfully frame the knockout sunset views, plus there’s an easily accessible islet in the centre offering a perfect natural focal point.
All this comes with the ever-present scent of the pine forests that completely envelope the surrounding mountains. Holidays to Camp de Mar are for those who crave a touch of high-class elegance. Luxurious in terms of accommodation, as well as its wide range of refined, high-end restaurants and leisure facilities, it’s a haven away from home.
Enjoy a sundowner
Cross the long wooden bridge to La Illeta – a bijou outcrop with a friendly bar that is perhaps the most romantic place in Majorca to watch the sun go down.
Hit the links
As befits such an upscale destination, golf looms large in the area. More than half-a-dozen professional-grade courses are within easy reach, many with fine-dining options.
Camp de Mar has some good souvenir shops and, just a short distance away, Port d’Andratx offers plush boutiques and a traditional market every Wednesday.