after heading to ibiza in october two years in a row, we decided to change things up a little bit this year. we booked a family holiday with my parents on the island of mallorca for the end of may. we found the perfect house via BALEARIC VILLAS. it is spacious but cozy, modern but charming, and drop-dead-gorgeous from every little nook to every little cranny.

i fell deeply in love with this house, its gorgeous garden and swimming pool and its outdoor kitchen and dinner area. i’ll be sharing some more photos from the inside of the house in another post, but for now i already wanted to share some of my favorite snapshots from our family trip.

a week was too short, but otherwise this vacation came pretty close to being absolutely perfect. i started my mornings taking my coffee by the pool, we ate grilled vegetables from the bbq every day, juliet rarely came out of the swimming pool and we barely left the property except to go buy fresh food. i read two whole books (shanthi sekaran’s LUCKY BOY and emma cline’s THE GIRLS), took naps in the shade of those beautiful sun umbrellas and had more aperitivos than is probably healthy or normal for any human being.

mallorca has really great weather in may and june, so it’s the perfect destination if you want to get a head start on summer. i also found the few places where we went outside of our house so charming and beautiful… i’ll share some photos from our trip to palma and pollença later, too. i did regret not exploring more of the island on our first visit there, but that’s a good reason to return soon. i hear there are so many cute little mountain villages that are worth visiting, if only for the many places producing and selling gorgeous ceramics.

it felt good to travel to a place that is not as hyped or buzzing as ibiza, though we did miss those typical ibizean vibes that make you feel so welcome and relaxed from the minute you step off the plane. our flight to mallorca was a lot busier, as were the airport and mallorca’s bigger towns and roads. it’s a much bigger island and you can feel that. it’s a bit harder to find the places where you can feel like a local. i also think may is a busier month than october (when we used to go to ibiza) so we definitely were not the only ones there. if you like that kind of peace and quiet, it’s probably a good idea to go either a bit earlier or a lot later in the year.

in any case i can’t wait to start planning our next trip there, so i’m calling on all mallorca connoisseurs and lovers. what are your favorite places on the island? we really needed some down time during this trip, so we barely did any research beforehand, but for our next adventure i’d love to make a loooooong to-do list.

we stayed at the CAN PELUT property available for rent via BALEARIC VILLAS • juliet is wearing MINIMALISMA in all the photos • my aztec-inspired top and dress are from PLUTO ON THE MOON • all photos by stephanie duval and matthias rabaey

  • Prachtige foto’s! Dat ziet er echt een adresje uit om te koesteren!

    • Stéphanie Duval

      merci kim! ja het is echt een top locatie… zou er direct terug naartoe willen!

  • patrick

    Thank you very much for you lovely words on our house! It has been a joyfull time creating it. We are very honoured be your judgement. Thanks a lot Patrick& Marieke ( the owners :-))
    Overigens interessant dat er al twee nederlands talige commentaren zijn ! ( Kim en Stéphanie) ook aan julie dank voor de lovende woorden, Patrick

    • Stéphanie Duval

      dag patrick, dat de comments in het nederlands verschijnen is geen toeval – ik ben belgische maar woon tegenwoordig in zwitserland, vandaar dat het je misschien niet was doorgegeven dat er belgen op bezoek waren in jullie fantastisch mooie huis! we merkten absoluut dat jullie er veel tijd en liefde in hebben gestoken.


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