By far the biggest and most popular of the Balearic Isles, Majorca is one of the top holiday destinations in Spain. With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous coastline and more than 200 beaches, it’s easy to see why. From vast sweeping bays and romantic secluded coves, to family-friendly stretches of gorgeously soft sand, Majorca holidays offer almost every kind of beach break you can imagine.
While some parts of the island are lively party spots, others are more mellow and ideal for couples and families looking for a quieter holiday in the sun. Tempting as it would be to spend every day barefoot on the beaches, it’s not just traditional bucket-and-spade tourism that makes people choose holidays to Majorca. Just as much of a draw are authentic island experiences. The capital, Palma, has become a popular destination for city breaks, with a historic old town and a wealth of world-class restaurants.
The dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is a hotspot for adventurous outdoor activities, from rock climbing to forest hiking. Majorca’s also very popular with cyclists. From its pine-clad mountains to its vineyard-covered central plains and its gorgeous coastline, Majorca’s landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful. If you want a beach holiday with that extra something special, you won’t have to look far to find it in Majorca.
The beach at Es Trenc
An absolute must for any beach lover, this spectacular 2-kilometre stretch of white sand and turquoise sea means it’s often referred to as Majorca’s Caribbean.
The Caves of Drach
A tour of these fascinating caves – their name literally translates as ‘Dragon caves’ – in Porto Cristo involves a thrilling boat trip on Europe’s largest underground lake.
La Reserva Nature Park
At this nature reserve you’ll find jaw-dropping mountain vistas, forest walks, an animal sanctuary and the chance to swim in waterfalls and cooling natural pools.