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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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Alex Smith Mallorca Under the Sun


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

Extention of the Law of Excesses in Mallorca ?

This week, the idea of an extension of the Law of Excesses in Mallorca was reported following an apparent conversation between the Mayor of Calvia and the Balearic president.

How to See a Doctor in Mallorca in 2023

Find out the best place to go if you are very unwell, what paperwork you need, whether you will have to pay for it and more.

Green Sea in Mallorca?

If you are on holiday and see green sea in Mallorca, then you may be surprised. Mallorca is famed for it’s beautiful turquoise blue seas, but during the hot summer months and on various areas of the island, you may see the colour of the sea change.

Smoking on Beaches in Mallorca 2023

In this article, find out if smoking on beaches in Mallorca is allowed and if it’s possible to smoke on all or some of Mallorca’s beaches in Summer 2023.


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Flight Delays and Compensation 2023

If you have a flight booked, this article will look at the issue of flight delays and compensation and what you are entitled to if your trip gets disrupted.

Low-Cost Airline Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep Calm on a Rowdy Flight

In this low-cost airline survival guide,  I will run through 10 tips to keep calm on a flight full of drunk or rowdy passengers.

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.

Updated June 2023: Entering Spain from the UK with proof of £92 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 £92 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.



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


Where to See the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca 2024

Find out where to see the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca and experience the magic of Christmas for a second time in one festive season. The Three Kings parades or Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos herald the arrival of the Three Kings or Reyes Magos (Magic Kings) who...

Christmas Markets in Mallorca 2023

If you are looking to visit Mallorca over the festive season, then check out my full guide to Christmas Markets in Mallorca.

How to get a Hotel Pool Day Pass in Mallorca

In this article, find out how to get a hotel pool day pass in Mallorca for the day, where you can enjoy the facilities and even book meals, cocktails and other experiences too. 

15 Things to Do in a Mallorca Heatwave

When temperatures soar on holiday, then follow my tips for my 15 things to do in a Mallorca heatwave to keep you stay cool in the heat.


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A Guide to Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca

In this guide, find out why Colonia Sant Jordi could be the perfect destination for your next Mallorca holiday. 

A Holiday Guide to Mallorca in December 2023

In this holiday guide to Mallorca in December, find out about everything you need to know if you are planning a festive break to the island.

Is Mallorca in November worth visiting?

Mallorca in November signals the end of the official Summer Season in Mallorca and the beginning of the Winter Season. But is it still worth visiting Mallorca in November, then let’s find out.

A Guide to Calas de Mallorca Resort 2024

In this guide to Calas de Mallorca resort, find out why this value-for-money resort could be the perfect destination for your next Summer holiday.

A Guide to Mallorca in October

Find out what to expect if you are visiting Mallorca in October from the weather, things to do and key events taking place during the month. 

A Guide to Mallorca in September

In this guide to Mallorca in September, find out what this popular holiday island in Spain is like out of peak season.

How to Plan Your Mallorca Holiday Budget 2024

If you are hoping to holiday in Mallorca, then in this article, find out how to plan your Mallorca holiday budget.

A Guide to Mallorca in August

Welcome to Mallorca in August. This is the time of year when the island is at its busiest.

Mallorca in July – What to Expect

In this article, I will let you know what Mallorca is like in July so you can plan your holiday to the island. Mallorca in July is a mix of the absolute best and worst of the island.  July is also the time of year that signals peak season has started in Mallorca....


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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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