Worth getting out of bed for
Golf (there are four courses in the area); Smith members get 10 per cent off at three of them. Water sports include waterskiing, fishing, kite boarding, wake boarding and wind surfing. Hiking or mountain biking are popular, especially outside high season. There is a tennis club nearby, and also stables. Canyamel beach is a short walk across the finca’s land and across the rocks. Not too far is the legendary Cala Torta beach, which is unspoilt though the chiringuito
there is expensive simply because it’s so well known. Cala Agulla beach is not far away by car and is relatively untouched.
Ses Rotges on Cala Ratjada (+34 971 563 108) is Michelin-starred, with a dining area out in the garden during summer. Renaissance in Capdepera (+34 971 563 713) is a romantic restaurant serving great French cuisine. Enjoy fresh fish at Can Maya in Cala Ratjada (+34 971 564 035). Make sure you get a table on the terrace looking over the small harbour. The best beach restaurant, or chiringuito, for lunch is at Cala Torta but the one in Canyamel is also great. Restaurante Porxada de Sa Torre, located beneath an old defence tower of the 13th century is very rustically decorated with ancient farmer tools as well as an antique oil and wine press. Order their speciality; lechona (roast suckling pig) and roasted chicken. Es Moli Den Bou on Calle Sol in Sant Llorenç (971 569 663) is a great Michelin-starred option for Mallorquin cuisine.
January The festival of San Sebastián, the patron saint of Palma. Revellers also doff their party caps to San Antonio Abad during this month. Since he's the patron saint of animals, you can expect all manner of pet processions and animal-blessing ceremonies. If you're in the mood for carnival, this part of the world gets busy with fancy dress and brightly coloured floats during the weekend before Lent for Sa Rua. Semana Santa, aka Holy Week, is an even bigger do: Palma holds processions every day, and the smaller towns have festivities, too. July Those after a knees-up should find their way to Valldemossa, when it's time to honour Santa Catalina Tomàs, the patron saint of Mallorca.