There’s an old story that Mallorca — one of the Balearic Islands— was once home to an Arab king and his Scandinavian queen. Knowing that the queen missed the snow of her homeland, the king planted millions of almond trees to simulate snow and make the island as beautiful as possible for her. Did the queen go nuts for these trees? We can’t say. But we do know that, between almond trees, olive groves, vividly coloured waters and shining white sands, the fairytale-like atmosphere of the Balearic Islands is definitely fit for a queen. Or a king. Or someone like you!