Palma is a wonderful city and only a 15 minute drive from Reads or a 15 minute direct train journey from nearby Santa Maria train station (1.5km or 20 min. walk from the hotel.)
Every town and village has its own market day. Some are more interesting than others, but market day is always the best day to visit and enjoy the atmosphere. They usually start in the mornings from 7:30 am until 1:30pm.
Santa Maria has it´s own market on a Sunday and is one of the largest and most popular markets on the island. We recommend a visit.
In Palma, both Olivar Market and Santa Catalina Market are exciting places to visit especially for foodies. They have a spectacular display of fish, meat and vegetables, including some more unusual offerings. At Palma Olivar market there are many tapas bars, sushi bars and oyster bars to enjoy. Grab a bar stool order the freshest fish and Tapas and soak up the amazing atmosphere,right in the heart of all the action. Open daily except Sunday until 14.30h. Olivar Market is a 5 minute walk from Palma Station. Trains from Santa Maria run every half an hour until 21.00h. Santa Catalina is a neighbourhood of Palma full of bars and restaurants.
For a day by the sea there are a number of wonderful beaches a short drive from the hotel. These include: Illetas (approx, 25 minutes.) Port of Soller (Approx 40 minutes.) Bay of Alcudia (Approx 25 minutes.)
Being an island there are numerous opportunities for yacht chartering. Contact us for more details. Advance booking is recommended.
Walking & Hiking
Reads is set at the foot of the impressive Tramuntana Mountain range. This area is ideal for walking & hiking and we have routes and maps available at the hotels reception. Enjoy Mallorca at its best with its stunning wildlife and birds of prey. For those interested in bird watching there is also a bird sanctuary in the Pollensa/Alcudia area of the island (only 35 minutes north from Reads). With notice, Chef can prepare a picnic for you to take with you. Guided walks can also be arranged. Advance booking is recommended.
Vineyards & Wine Tastings
Reads is situated in a wine growing region of Mallorca. In fact, we have our very own vineyard in front of the hotel, growing Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. From the hotel you can walk to Bodegas Macia Batle and enjoy a tour and tasting. By car there are over 10 more wine bodegas to visit and enjoy their wines - prior appointments can be made by us, just ask.