Son Siurana is agri-tourism at its best, found in Mallorca’s
picturesque north, just 10 minutes from Pollenca and Alcudia’s famously family
friendly beaches. Almonds, figs and carob are still grown on the farm and a large
flock of sheep roam the 100 acres of grounds, but the owners have now lovingly
converted the sun bleached farm buildings into a boutique hotel, apartments and
houses, where weary parents can look forward to utter relaxation.
The owners have maintained the warmth and charm of the place
by staying true to traditional Mallorcan style, from lime washed walls and
magnificent beamed ceilings, to antique furniture, lavish fabrics and cheerful,
hand painted tiling. They’ve also got the rustic chic just right, with wow
factor lounges in the main house, breakfast served in a pretty courtyard and broad
shady terraces, festooned in bougainvillea, for admiring the views with drinks
or a gourmet dinner, ordered in advance.
As Son Siurana is tucked into a hillside, the views are
pretty amazing and the grounds provide loads of space for children to safely play
and explore. If families are feeling energetic, there are numerous walking
trails to follow through an evergreen oak forest or the more strenuous Mountain
Path promises sea views of Alcudia Bay, Puerto Pollenca and Cap Formentor.
Alternatively, the beckoning blue pool has Roman steps for toddlers to paddle
and there are plenty of sun loungers for pooped parents to sneak forty winks in
the shade of a parasol.
The main house is the heart of Son Siurana, with big comfy
sofas in the lounges, a library of books and DVD’s, plus a reception where
families can turn to for helpful assistance or info on local restaurants and
things to do. Son Siurana also has two houses and two apartments for families
of four, plus four houses and four junior suites for couples with a baby in a
cot or a child in an extra bed. All the houses and apartments have shuttered
windows for a good nights’ sleep, air conditioning, satellite TV and a mini
Casa Portassa is the biggest house at Son Siurana (sleeps 4)
and has a large terrace with a dining table and fantastic views. The living
room is cosy and bright while the typical tiled Mallorcan kitchen is a good
size and well equipped. The house has two bathrooms and two bedrooms with space
for two cots which can be provided.
Son Siurana has four houses which are ideal for couples with
up to two babies in cots which can be provided. The houses feature terraces to
eat al fresco and enjoy the views, fabulous antique beds, quirky architectural
features, cosy living rooms, typical Mallorcan kitchens and tiled bathrooms.
Son Siurana has two apartments for families of four. The
apartments feature terraces to eat al fresco and enjoy the views, fabulous
antique beds, cosy living rooms, typical Mallorcan kitchens and tiled
The Junior Suites at Son Siurana are a romantic bolthole for
a couple with a baby in a cot which can be provided. There are views of the
Tramuntana Mountains from the private terrace, with loungers for catching some
rays and a table for eating al fresco, plus the studio living room has sofa and
wrought iron four poster bed.
Against the backdrop of Mallorca’s dramatic Tramuntana Mountains,
Son Siurana is just 15 minutes drive from the lovely old town of Pollenca and
the family resorts of Alcudia Bay.
Pollenca dates back to Roman times and the narrow cobbled
streets are a pleasure to stroll around, with interesting gift shops and
boutiques, pavement cafes and restaurants. On Sunday morning, the town is a
hive of activity when the Placa Major is filled with market stalls to stock up
on fruit, vegetables, cheese, meats and Mallorcan souvenirs. For general
groceries and provisions, there are several Eroski supermarkets in the area and
British baby food, baby milk, nappies and cereals etc are available at The
British Food Shop in Puerto Pollenca.
Not be confused with Pollenca but just a few miles away, Puerto
Pollenca is a sheltered man-made bay and yachting marina which has a long string
of restaurants and cafes along its ‘Pine Walk’, backing the sandy beach –
particularly handy for parents to grab a coffee or beer while watching the kids
play in the sand.
A famously scenic drive from Puerto Pollenca (20kms), winds
its way to Mallorca’s dramatic northern peninsula of Cap Formentor, with sheers
cliffs plunging to the glittering turquoise sea below. Continuing round and
down through pine forests, Cap Formentor also has tiny coves and bays to
discover which make the perfect spot for a picnic.
Like Pollenca, Alcudia is steeped is Roman history, with
ruins and interesting narrow streets to explore, plus the old fishing village
has plenty of quayside restaurants to try the fresh catch of the day. In
particular its Alcudia’s fab sandy beaches that keep families flocking here
year after year – stretching for 5 miles, it’s one of the longest beaches on
Mallorca, with gently shelving sand for paddling into the sea, hillocks of sand
dunes and all kinds of watersports.
Children will also enjoy the thrills of Hidropark Waterpark and for
eating out and nightlife, Alcudia is the liveliest resort town in the