Ibiza + Mallorca hotels
Over the past five years or so, the Balearic Islands have shaken off their cheap package image to become an upmarket destination, resulting in a crop of smart boutique city hotels, luxury country spa hotels, and fashionably "green" agroturismes (chic farmhouse accommodations) that rely on home-grown organic food and old-fashioned fresh air and sunshine as the big draws. For those who prefer to go it alone, the islands also have a wealth of self-catering accommodations ranging from rambling farmhouses to James Bond–style cliff-top villas. For a good choice of Mallorcan farmhouses, consider www.mfh.co.uk or www.majorcainstyle.co.uk. On Ibiza try www.deliciouslysortedibiza.com or www.internationalvillasibiza.co.uk to hook you up with the best lodgings on the island.