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Welcome to Mallorca Under the Sun

Hello! I’m Alex and you may know me from my Youtube channel, “Mallorca Under the Sun“.

I have lived in Mallorca since 2005 and worked in the travel industry for almost 20 years. This website features travel tips, travel guides, holiday news, things to do that you can book, and an insight into Mallorca life.

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Sending love and sunshine,

Alex x

Alex Smith Mallorca Under the Sun


Find the most recent feature below. For more Mallorca holiday news that matters, click here. 

10 Tips if your holiday is ruined by building work

If you are spending your hard-earned money on the holiday of your dreams, what do you do if your holiday is ruined by building work?

WARNING Working in Magaluf in 2023

WARNING Working in Magaluf in 2023: If you are a British passport holder and hoping to come to Magaluf this Summer to work for bars and restaurants, then you may well be in for a shock.

Alcudia’s Mosquito Control Plan 2023

In this article, find out about Alcudia’s mosquito control plan for Summer 2023 in Majorca. Find out what measures are being taken to alleviate the high numbers of mosquitos we had in the area at the end of the Summer season.

Who needs an ETIAS visa waiver to holiday in Spain?

If you are wondering who needs an ETIAS visa waiver to holiday in Spain, well this article will tell you everything you need to know.


Find the most recent update below. For more travel updates travelling to or from Mallorca, click here.

What to expect travelling through Palma de Mallorca Airport in Winter

In this article find out what it’s like travelling through Palma de Mallorca Airport in Winter, if it’s still busy, how far in advance you should get there before your flight and what to expect.

GREAT NEWS – Covid Entry Restrictions to Spain are Scrapped

As of today 21 October 2022, all remaining Covid entry restrictions to Spain are scrapped for third-country visitors.

Spain Travel Update Leaves Questions Unanswered

Announced on 15 September 2022, Covid travel restrictions for travellers from third countries, entering Spain remain in place.

Hopeful Mallorca September Travel Update 2022

In this Mallorca September travel update, I’ll highlight the key issues affecting travel to Mallorca over the coming weeks and months whether you are visiting from within Europe or from further afield.

Entering Spain from the UK with proof of £85 per day spending money

If you are living in the UK and planning to visit Mallorca on holiday, you may have read in the press this week news of entering Spain from the UK with proof of £85 per day spending money.

Know Before You Go to Mallorca 2022

If you are planning a holiday to Mallorca, then this article contains all the information you need to know before you go to Mallorca on holiday in Summer 2022.

What to expect flying to Mallorca

In this article, I want to de-mystify travel in turbulent times and tell you what to expect flying to Mallorca.

Spain entry restrictions update | Strikes | TUI apologises

In my Mallorca weekly update, I cover the recent Spain entry restrictions update, I talk about the air traffic control and airline strikes and cancellations.

6 Airport Travel Tips Mallorca 2022

This is a guide to my best 6 airport travel tips for Summer 2022 to help make traveling through the airports easier this Summer.



You can now support my Youtube channel by booking your Mallorca tours and experiences through affiliate links you’ll find on this website. I’ll receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you), which I’ll happily spend on petrol to drive to locations to make videos.

To get started, here is an overview of some of the tours and tickets you can book in Mallorca.   Cancellation is FREE up to 24 hours before the activity starts.  Or click here to find more inspiration for more things to do around Mallorca


15 Things to Do in Palma de Mallorca

Find out many wonderful things to do in Palma de Mallorca if you are planning a holiday or day trip to this Balearic Island capital.

15 Fun Things to Do in Port de Soller Mallorca

Check out this insider’s guide of 15 fun things to do in Port de Soller Mallorca if you are visiting this beautiful Balearic Island on holiday.

17 Great Things to do in Playa de Muro Majorca

Check out 17 GREAT things to do in Playa de Muro Majorca (Mallorca) if you are planning a holiday to the most beautiful beach resort on this beautiful Balearic Island.

22 Great Things to Do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor, Mallorca

Find out the top 21 things to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor if you are planning a holiday to these immensely popular resorts on the east coast of Mallorca (Majorca), Spain.


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A Guide to Mallorca in June 2023

In this guide to Mallorca in June, find out what to expect if you are visiting the island on holiday. I will cover all the essential travel tips you need to know and a guide to the weather.

Top 15 Instagram Locations in Mallorca

Find out the top 15 top Instagram locations in Mallorca to take the perfect photo, record your adventures and light up your Instagram account.

Beach Rules in Mallorca – Don’t do This!

In this article, find out all about beach rules in Mallorca and what NOT to do if you are planning a day at the beach on the island.

Mallorca in May – what to expect

Find out all about Mallorca in May and what to expect in this article. May is typically a wonderful time to visit Mallorca but this year may be a little different.

Mallorca Webcams

See what Mallorca looks like in real time on my list of Mallorca webcams which I have gathered together in one place. Don't forget to follow me on my live streams on the Mallorca Under the Sun Youtube channels too as I visit Mallorca's favourite holiday locations in...

A Guide to Deia in 2023

In this guide to Deia in Mallorca, find out why you must include this beautiful hilltop town in your Mallorca holiday plans, whether you are looking to book a hotel stay, or are visiting on a day trip.

A Local’s Guide to Top 10 Beaches in Mallorca

In my local’s guide to my top 10 beaches in Mallorca. I want to fast-track you to my favourite beaches on the island whether you want to find a resort with the best beach or hike to somewhere a little off the beaten track.

What to expect from Mallorca in April

Find out what to expect from Mallorca in April if you are planning an early Spring holiday to the island. The Summer season officially starts on 1 May, but with Easter usually falling during April, we see a 'soft opening' in many resorts around Mallorca as the island...

What Cala d’Or Mallorca is really like

If you are researching holiday resorts for your next Summer holiday, find out what Cala d’Or Mallorca is really like.


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A Guide to EMT Palma buses and where to visit

If you are visiting Palma de Mallorca, this guide to EMT Palma buses will show you how to get around the city easily and cheaply to make the most of your holiday.

A guide to taking a taxi in Mallorca

In this guide to taking a taxi in Mallorca, I will try and answer questions about how to book a taxi, where you can find a taxi and how much a taxi costs whether from the airport or calculating where you wish to go on the island.

How to take the TIB bus in Mallorca

With prices for Summer holidays reaching an all time high, the cheapest way to get around the island is by taking the public TIB bus. Here is a quick guide to how to take the TIB bus in Mallorca IN 2023 and beyond.


Get an insight into Mallorca life, and what it’s like to live and work on the island. For more articles, click here.

How to exchange a UK driving license in Spain in 2023

In this article, I will explain, as of 16 March 2023, how to exchange a UK driving license in Spain easily and cheaply.

How to Move to Mallorca in 2023

In this article, find out how to move to Mallorca in 2023 from anywhere in the world, whether you are an EU Citizen or from further afield.

The Cost of Living in Mallorca in 2023

If you are thinking of moving to Mallorca, then this article will outline the approximate cost of living in Mallorca in 2023 and approximately how much you will need to budget per month to live on the island.

15 things I hate about living in Mallorca, Spain

Here are my top 15 things I hate about living in Mallorca, Spain, from how expensive Mallorca can become, finding affordable property to working.

Free public transport for Mallorca Residents

Great news for residents in Mallorca for 2023 – as of the 1st of January 2023, there will be free public transport for Mallorca residents.

The Digital Nomad Visa has launched in Spain

Great news for residents outside the EU hoping to work in Mallorca remotely. The Digital Nomad Visa is coming soon!

Renting in Mallorca – My Top 10 Tips to finding a happy home

Renting in Mallorca – whether you are arriving on the island with children, pets, or just one your own, this article will help give you some pointers of what to expect when renting a property here in Mallorca. From estate agents costs, to what to look out for when making a property inspection to what you must do before you sign the rental contract.

10 Pros and Cons of Living in Mallorca, Spain

Here are my 10 pros and cons of living in Mallorca. Life on the island isn’t perfect. But it’s not far from it.

8 Pros and Cons of Living in Palma de Mallorca

In this article I will outline 8 pros and cons of living in Palma de Mallorca. Find out what I liked and didn’t like about living in the island’s capital.


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