If you’ve always fancied dipping a toe into Magaluf’s lively, technicolour nightlife yet want to spend the daytime somewhere quieter and more relaxed, Palma Nova might be the place for you. A popular resort, established in 1935, Palma Nova holidays come with plenty of pedigree. They incorporate everything you’d expect from a break in this part of the world – sunshine, soft sand and sparkling Mediterranean seas – as well as countless activities for singles, couples and young families.
By day, take your pick from the serene beaches and quieter restaurants. And should the mood take you in the evening, the party-hard neighbourhood of Magaluf – with its hundreds of bars and nightclubs – is just a short walk away. Think of holidays to Palma Nova as a chance to enjoy Magaluf’s calmer, more level-headed side, with as much or as little nightlife as you like.
Take to the water
Explore the southwest coastline by joining a boat trip from Palma Nova. Glass-bottomed craft are the most fun, and food and drink is usually included.
Hit the park
Katmandu theme park has plenty to keep all ages happy for hours, including a water park, soft-play areas, 4D experiences and a house of magic.
Dance the night away
The resort’s westernmost beach, Son Matias, has plenty of cool new bars and lively dancing spots if you don’t feel like heading into Magaluf proper.