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Balearic Islands is best for...

Scenery lovers

Watch the sun set on the Mediterranean on a boat trip around Majorca’s northern coast.


Unwind on the quiet coves of Menorca and the soft sandy beaches of Formentera.

Night Owls

You’re spoilt for choice among the mega-clubs of Ibiza and Magaluf.

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in the Balearic Islands is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in the Balearic Islands is Euro (€).

Local time: The Balearic Islands are 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: The Balearic Islands have three airports: one each on Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca.

Flight time from UK: 2.5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Balearic Islands tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to the Balearic Islands.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures: high 20s to 30s (°C)

Best time to visit Balearic Islands: Late spring or early autumn when the air is warm and the resorts are less crowded.

The weather in the Balearic Islands is typical of the Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures are and August can be uncomfortably hot.

Getting Around

By bus: Each island has a bus network connecting resorts with the major towns.

By hire car: Hiring a car is a practical way of seeing the best places in the Balearic Islands.

By taxi: Taxi ranks are easy to find in the main towns.


Semana Santa The season gets into full swing in May, but some hotels in the Balearic Islands will reopen in time for the Easter celebrations during “Semana Santa”.

Clubbing season The big clubs in Ibiza and Majorca start to reopen during May and June before winding down after the summer with raucous closing parties in October.

Local Fiestas Get into the festival spirit from 23-25 June when the fiesta of St John the Baptist takes place all over the Balearic Islands. And that’s just the start of a sizzling summer as fiesta fever grips the Balearic Islands with a different celebration every week.

Holidays in the Balearics

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There are many faces to the Balearic Islands – from the peaceful coves of Menorca and historic towns of Majorca to the throbbing nightclubs of Ibiza. Miles of sandy beaches ring all of the Balearic Islands, while pretty whitewashed villages hide in mountainous interiors. They’re an unbeatable mix of relaxation and revelry, with plenty of family-friendly fun thrown in.

Prices start from £179

A popular Balearic Island holiday destination is Majorca, which is the largest of the islands, combining family-friendly resorts like Alcudia and Palma Nova with party capital Magaluf. Celebrity-spotters head to Camp de Mar and other stylish resorts near the capital, Palma de Mallorca. Clubbers can’t resist the lure of Ibiza’s energetic nightlife in resorts like San Antonio Town, but families have lots of choice too. They return year after year to child-friendly resorts like Es Cana and Playa d’en Bossa. Head to Menorca if you want to slow the pace down on holiday, with laid-back resorts like Punta Prima and the historic towns of Mahon and Ciutadella.


Ibiza in Balearic Islands

Book an Ibiza hotel and choose from the three beaches of tranquil Portinatx in the north of the island. Let the kids loose in Acrobosc adventure park where they can zip-wire through the trees. Stroll from your Ibiza hotel to San Antonio Town’s Sunset Strip for cocktails at dusk.


Majorca in Balearic Islands

Book a Majorca hotel and enjoy the mellow eastern resort of Calas de Mallorca or browse the upmarket boutiques in Cala d’Or. The Serra de Tramuntana offers a thrilling backdrop to your Majorca hotel near the horseshoe-shaped bay of Puerto de Pollensa.


Menorca in Balearic Islands

Menorca’s most popular resorts are on the south coast with its long sandy beaches. Choose easy-going Punta Prima for its superb beach ringed with attractive bars and restaurants. Or book a Menorca hotel in Cala’n Forcat and chill out on the sands tucked within a deep inlet.

Recommended offers in the Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Alcudia

Hotel S'Algar

7 nights Half Boardflying from Gatwick

  • Enviable seafront position with excellent views
  • Facilities include a gorgeous spa and a divine sea-view swimming pool
  • Part of The Style Collection, includes 20kg on Thomas Cook return flights
Thomas Cook

Stay from £492

Spain, Majorca, Palma Nova

Marina Torrenova
4 Stars

7 nights All Inclusiveflying from Birmingham

  • Great kids' facilities, including clubs, playgrounds and paddling pool with waterslides
  • Within walking distance of beaches in Palma Nova and Magaluf
  • 150m from the resort centre's restaurants, shops and main nightlife

Stay from £503

Spain, Majorca, Cala Egos

Marina Skorpios

7 nights All Inclusiveflying from Birmingham

  • Well-maintained, family hotel
  • Lively entertainment programme
  • Set in a pretty spot overlooking the beach
Thomas Cook

Stay from £469

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