Leisure travel might be on hold for now, but who isn’t dreaming of the day, we can step off a plane into paradise in the not too distant future? One of Britons’ most visited and loved short-haul destinations, Mallorca, is teeming with cultural sites, stunning beaches, and blessed with 300 sunny days per year.With so much to offer from family fun to mood-boosting experiences, Zafiro Hotels – the family-run brand that reshaped hospitality in the Balearics with its ‘freedom of choice’ approach – is the ideal base to discover Mallorca.Here are ten reasons why Mallorca should be top of your list: Scenic CyclingWidely considered to be one of the most beautiful cycling destinations in Europe, with its cycle station complete with bike rental, storage, and curated routes for all levels, Zafiro Palace Alcùdia provides the perfect base to explore Mallorca’s well-kept roads and mix of flat and mountainous terrain.Zafiro Palace Palmanova Lobby BarNatural WondersFamous for its pristine beaches boasting crystalline waters and soft white sand, Mallorca has 29 beaches awarded the high accolade of the ‘Blue Flag.’ And those preferring a bucolic landscape must hike Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range packed with rocky ravines and twisting coastal pathways declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Family FunFamilies seeking togetherness will be astounded by the kids-friendly hospitality at Zafiro Palace Palmanova. The resort features specially designed pools for children, a pirate ship, and giant ‘Water Bubble’ in the pool and is located just 20′ away from Palma Aquarium, where little guests can swim with stingrays or – for the bravest – sharks!Club de Golf Aucanada, Zafiro Palace AlcudiaGolfing ParadiseWith over 20 golf courses, Mallorca’s multi-facetted landscape and perfect climate make it a premium destination for golfing holidays. Just steps away from the prestigious Andratx Golf Club, the newest five-star Zafiro Hotel’s property, Zafiro Palace Andratx, will open its doors later this year.Soaring Wine DestinationBetween Zafiro Palace Palmanova and Zafiro Palace Alcùdia, the rural town of Binissalem has been ranked Mallorca’s top destination for the wine aficionados. From the village departs the Gourmet Train & Wine Tour, which will bring wine buffs around the region’s best vineyards and bodegas.Safiro Palace AndratxSensational PalmaNot just a seaside city but a real open-air museum, the history-rich capital of Mallorca boasts stunning landmarks such as La Seu Cathedral and the Banys Arabs (Moorish Bathhouse). Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town and discover hidden taverns and craft shops.Zafiro Palace AlcudiaSurrealistic Art SceneVisit Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró, where a vast collection of works of art by the renowned Spanish surrealist Joan Miró, who spent most of his life on the island, is treasured. Mirò-inspired masterpieces by contemporary artists Alexander Calder and Dennis Oppenheim are also nestled in the Old Town.Zafiro Palace Alcudia Pool Bar Grill Restaurant La Veranda IIIGourmet DiningWell known for its superb cuisine with top-quality restaurants scattered across the island, Mallorca is on every bon vivant’ radar. At the Zafiro Palace hotels, guests will be spoilt for choice with five gourmet restaurants boasting a wide choice of selections, from local Spanish cuisine to farther afield Mediterranean and Asian specialties.Balearic Island HoppingThe Balearic archipelago is made up of four very different islands; Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. From Puerto de Alcùdia in Northern Mallorca, travelers can ferry to the wild isle of Menorca with its cobalt blue inlets. At the same time, Palma de Mallorca is easy to reach vibrant Ibiza for a day of shopping at the iconic Las Dalias Market.Zafiro Hotels are giving away a free five night-stay to enjoy in 2021 at a property of your choice. To enter the contest, simply visit Zafiro Hotels’ Facebook page and leave a comment under this post using the hashtag #letskeepshining*.