There’s a whole lot of pa amb oli to get through on this island, so you can feel better about it by hitting up the hotel gym first. Sineu is fit for a king, literally – this town is where Mallorcan monarch King Jaume II used to live, so you can be assured of a royal seal of approval. The weekly market (every Wednesday) is one of the biggest on the island; get there early (5am) if you want to watch the locals trading livestock. The town is right in the middle of the island, so you’re perfectly placed to head off in various directions and arrive at something of note within an hour. There are lots of cycling and hiking routes that start in Sineu. The hotel owner is a Lycra enthusiast, so will gladly impart his two-wheeler tips. For seaside strolls or to hire a boat, make your way to C’an Picafort, the closest beach, 12 miles away. You can’t miss the seven-level bell tower of the Santa Maria church in Sineu, which also has a miniature museum of mediaeval pottery attached. If you want to purchase nun-made pastries, arrive at the torno of the Convent de la Concepció: this small revolving door doubles as a really quite blessed bakery. Pack your swimming trunks and head to Son Serra de Marina, a dune-flanked beach with views out across the Bay of Alcudia, but don’t be surprised if others haven’t bothered. Or tour the waterways and wetlands of beloved-by-birdwatchers Albufera Natural Park. The hotel is in the heart of the island’s wine country – hit up some bodegas on a Mallorca Wine Tour, or head uphill to Finca Son Bordils for amazing vineyard views and even better wine.