Tucked-away mountain village

Holidays to Orient offer some of Majorca’s most scenic and serene surroundings. This little village is tucked away in the island’s Tramuntana Mountains, so it’s prime escapism territory. It’s a traditional looking place, with cobbled streets and timewarp stone houses. There’s not much here – just a handful of restaurants and a couple of local stores, but there lies its charm. Orient is a brilliant springboard for exploring the local countryside – hiking and biking trails lace through the landscape here. Nearby Alaró has a number of restaurants to try and a market held every week. You’re also close to the impressive vineyards of Binissalem and Santa Maria – the latter is home to an 18-hole golf course If you’re seeking beaches, it’s a 25-minute drive from the sandy stretch in Soller. It’s lined with bars and restaurants if you fancy stopping for a dinner after a day laying out, too.


We’d recommend Orient for those with older children, as there’s not much to do for really little ones.

Yes, and if you fancy touring with a knowledgeable local, the bike tours of the surrounding countryside are highly recommended.

With a population of just 30 people, Orient is not clubbing territory. Night-time action centres on hotel dinners and cocktails.


Ride the Soller Railway

Catch the Tren de Soller from the nearby town of Bunyola. The vintage carriages will whisk you through the countryside so you can explore further afield.

Hike through the mountains

Walking boots are a must in this part of Majorca, which is packed with nature trails. You’ll encounter forests, valleys and fields of wild flowers.

Spend a day in Palma

It’s less than an hour train ride, and just under a 45-minute drive to Palma from here. Majorca’s capital serves up top shopping avenues and quaint tapas bars.