Destination guide

Illetes – be enticed to the cliffs

As the cliffs of Illetes cascade into the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and rows of pine trees sway in the trio of bays below, it's easy to understand how this corner of Mallorca managed to garner a reputation as one of the most enticing small-scale resorts in the Balearics. Everything from pool-ready villas to modern duplex apartments make up the offering of Illetes holiday rentals, most sitting perched on rocky ridges, looking out over sweeping panoramas of the shimmering sea. You'll spend days lazing on the sands, eating fine Spanish seafood and simply enjoying the view.

Things to do

Castle keeps and Dadaism in Illetes

If you've managed to bag yourself one of the coveted Illetes holiday rentals with a pool, then you might just want to kick back, relax, soak up the rays and do nothing. Don't worry – there's no one around to judge. If you're more of an insatiable culture vulture, be sure to make for the Miro Mallorca Foundation, just up the road. It's packed with curious Dadaist sculpture pieces and ceramics, by celebrated Catalan artist, Joan Miro. Then there's the Castell de Bellver, soaring high on the hills with its Gothic keeps and handsome inner courtyards – a real walk through Mallorcan history.


It's an easy life in Illetes

Illetes can seem like a world away from the buzzing bar-lined streets of Magaluf and the honey-coloured limestone walls of historic Palma. Hedonism here means quiet cocktails while the sun sets over the wave-washed rocks of gorgeous Cala Comtessa bay. It means evening aperitifs in stylish promenade bars, or a bowl of Spanish olives and some cava on the patios of Illetes holiday rentals with a view. Boat trips and yacht charters are also an option, often leaving from nearby Puerto Portals to see dolphins in the Med or find hidden coves around the Mallorcan coast.


Bathing in Illetes warmth

Illetes, with its coastal villas and condos, really is tailor-made for summer visits to Mallorca – there's a reason so many of the holiday rentals here have pool spaces, patios and terraces overlooking the sparkling sands of Playa de Illetes. If you'd like to join the sunseekers by the Med, you can look for a stay in months like June, July or August, which come with the hottest temperatures of over 30 degrees. Breaks in spring months, like May, and autumn months, like September, also promise plenty of rays for topping up the tan.

Natural features

Draped over cliffs in Illetes

Illetes drops like a waterfall of villas and duplexes over the coastal hills that run along to the south and west of Palma de Mallorca. It's easy to get a room with a view, thanks to the rising topography that creates a sort of amphitheatre overlooking the town's trio of beaches. Talking of beaches, there's Playa de Illetes, with its white sands and softly lapping waves, along with the rockier coves of Cala Oli and Cala Comtessa. To the north is the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountainous land of thick pinewoods and dramatic coastal vistas.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Illetas

The nearest airport is in Palma de Mallorca (PMI), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Illetes?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,022 holiday lettings around Illetes. From 322 Flats to 279 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Illetes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Illetes:

  • Port de Sóller: 186 holiday homes
  • El Molinar: 37 holiday homes
  • Cala Major: 66 holiday homes
  • S'Arenal: 71 holiday homes
  • Santa Catalina: 158 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Illetes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Illetes. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Illetas Beach: 2,677 holiday lettings
  • Cala Brogit: 2,764 holiday lettings
  • Puerto Portals Marina: 2,428 holiday lettings
  • Mallorca Casino: 3,075 holiday lettings
  • Port of Adriano: 1,559 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Illetes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Illetes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 322 Flats in Illetes. Our other popular types of Illetes holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 279 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 345 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 314 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Illetes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 602 holiday homes with pool available in Illetes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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