Majorca’s beachy playground

Few places on earth so richly deserve to be called a party playground as Magaluf, the Majorcan town that’s purely focused on having as much fun as possible. Magaluf holidays are about having a laugh, not taking things too seriously and enjoying the odd boogie. But there’s plenty more to the place than just nightclubs. The resort’s fabulous natural setting, around a pretty turquoise bay with a long stretch of soft, white sand, means holidays to Magaluf are defined by relaxed, lazy afternoons at the beach.

Plus the astonishing array of restaurants means you never have to dine at the same venue twice, there are countless activities for kids and the atmosphere on the main strip is electric, even if you’re not planning on heading to the bars and nightclubs. Many groups of friends come here for the all-night dancing and lively pool parties, but they stay for the sunshine, glossy natural beauty and the enticing sense that every single person they meet is just out to have a fantastic time.

Your Magaluf questions, answered

Very much so – as well as its fantastic beach and shallow sea, the resort also includes a go-karting track and has two water parks within easy reach.

If you’re there to party, the clubs open around April and shut in September. In peak summer, August especially, the resort is at its busiest and temperatures are in the high 20s.

Most bars in Magaluf – and there are dozens of them – are divided between the main strip of Punta Ballena and BCM Square, both of which are perfect people-watching spots.

Best things to do in Magaluf

Party in a pool

Yes, the nightlife’s buzzing, but savvy fun-seekers can also enjoy ‘daylife’ at parties where DJs and cocktails happen much earlier, in the sunshine, at one of the resort’s pools.

Catch a show

Magaluf’s family-friendly indoor Pirates Adventure Show is an all-weather theatrical attraction that brings together acrobatics, comedy and dance, and is guaranteed to wow visitors of all ages.

Hit the water

Adventurous types can go wild for water sports in Magaluf – there are so many on offer. Try jet skiing, banana-boat rides, parasailing, kitesurfing and many more.