Holidays in Majorca
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Relax and Unwind in Majorca
Majorca is popular all year round, thanks to its beautiful beaches and Mediterranean climate. With excellent sunbathing spots and a buzzing nightlife drawing visitors to the island, there’s also historical Palma and several waterparks to enjoy, which make holidays to Majorca a great choice for the entire family. If you're looking for a fun summer holiday destination this year or you'd like a great value Majorca holiday then here's all you need to know.
- Who Goes There: People often return to Majorca year after year because it's got something for all ages. Children love the waterparks and calm sea, young people can enjoy the clubbing scene, and older travellers can unwind on the beach or explore the scenic villages.
- Celebrities Who Love Majorca: Robert Graves, Agatha Christie, Rafael Nadal, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
- When to Go: If you're into sports then you'll love the cycling and tennis scene which is massive in the autumn and spring. Mid-summer is great for beach breaks, whilst hikers prefer the mild winters.
- Best Attractions: The Tramuntana Mountains are a natural asset, but there's also top shopping and culture in Palma City and Europe's biggest nightclub, BCM, in Magaluf. There's also the Mallorca Rocks music festival between June and September. Stay at the hotel or hostel on-site and be just metres from gigs, silent raves and pool parties.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the island’s beaches, 42 of which have Blue Flag status, making them the ideal cheap day out for families or groups. Whether you want to hire a pedalo, eat on the seafront or top up your tan, it’s a great way to start your holiday.
Majorca is also a great destination for nature lovers head to the Mondrago Natural Park for crystal waters, lush landscapes and white beaches, or S’Albufera Natural Park for wetlands, reeds and rugged countryside that birdwatchers will love. If golf is more your thing then don’t leave until you’ve scored a hole in one at Poniente’s 18-hole course.
Meanwhile the ancient limestone Caves of Drach will make an unusual day out –you’ll be able to take home some memorable photos. To really see the best of the island, a trip on the Soller Railway takes you through the Tramuntana Mountains from Palma and it’s unsurprisingly a tourist favourite.
The capital of Majorca, Palma, is well worth a visit. It has a wealth of old architecture, including the medieval Bellver Castle and La Seu Cathedral. The Arab baths, which date back to the 10th century, are an example of Palma’s rich history. For more modern attractions many visitors recommend Marineland, where you can interact with dolphins, watch sealife shows, and visit the aquarium and tropical house. And if you’re up for a boat ride, explore the Nemo Submarine at the Isla del Sech. You’ll never run out of things to do on your holiday to Majorca.
Which Destination in Majorca is Right for Me?
- Families will be right at home in resorts such as Alcudia, Cala Bona and Cala d'Or. Don't miss the Pirates Adventure Show for a great evening out.
- Young people can let their hair down with cheap holidays to Palma Nova, Magaluf and Santa Ponsa, or head to Palma City for a classy range of clubs.
- Couples can enjoy the romance of luxurious resorts such as Deia, Palma City and Soller.
- Sports fans should look out for 2014 deals in Son Servera, Paguera and Alcudia, all of which have great facilities and activities.
- Chilled out holidaymakers can truly relax in Cala Vinas, Sa Coma and Puerto de Andraitx for a quiet 2014 break.
Eating and Entertainment in Majorca
There is plenty of choice for eating when on holiday to Majorca, with restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Alcudia’s marina has a wide range of food from around the world. For something a bit different, the island’s dinner and theme shows are a unique way to eat - the Pirates Adventure is not to be missed. Majorca’s bars will guarantee a good night, but it is clubbing that brings people back to the island year after year. Palma and Magaluf have especially good nightlife and the DJs keep clubbers dancing until the early hours. Read more about Magaluf holidays here.
If you’re looking for a break with plenty to see and do, as well as a beautiful climate to soak up the sun, then a holiday to Majorca is perfect. Choosing the length of holiday you want, using flexible booking options, means you can enjoy Majorca for as long as you wish.
See our selection of exciting resorts in Majorca
- Cabo Blanco
- Cala Bona
- Cala D'Or
- Cala Mayor
- Cala Millor
- Cala Mondrago
- Cala Ratjada
- Cala San Vicente (PMI)
- Calas De Mallorca
- Cala Viñas
- Camp De Mar
- C'an Pastilla
- C'an Picafort
- Orient (PMI)
- Palma City
- Palma Nova
- Playa De Muro
- Playa De Palma
- Portal Nous
- Porto Colom
- Porto Cristo
- Porto Petro
- Puerto de Andratx
- Puerto Soller
- Puerto Pollensa
- Rural Mallorca
- Sa Coma
- Santa Ponsa
- Secret Majorca
- Son Servera