Majorca holidays

Say hola to the largest Balearic Island, Majorca! Made up of idyllic beaches fronted by turquoise-tinted waters, epic waterparks perfect for fun-seeking families and lively party spots in the shape of VIP beach clubs, this holiday hotspot is no one-trick pony. From a luxurious marina surrounded by yachts in Cala d’Or to Palma’s majestic architecture and Alcudia’s ancient Old Town, Majorca holidays tick all the boxes. 

Places to stay

If one thing's for sure, you’ve got your pick of the bunch when it comes to resorts. Whether you’re after neon-lit bars in lively Magaluf, low-key secluded sand spots backed by adorning mountains in C’an Picafort. Or how about safari zoo adventures and scuba explorations in Sa Coma? And if you’re looking to get away from it all, the east coast is dotted with small cove-like areas including Calas de Mallorca. Here, you’ll stumble across authentic tapas eateries and sprawling Sunday markets. That’s when you’re not hiking its cliff tops, of course. 

Natural attractions

Majorca’s beaches should be at the top of your to-do list. Some stretch around beautiful bays for several kilometres, while others are tucked into sheltered little coves that are known locally as ‘calas’. If you don’t want to spend your entire holiday on a beach towel, this Balearic Island beauty has plenty of other natural marvels to admire. Including its mysterious caves, especially the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Cave), one of Mallorca’s top sights. It’s home to the largest underwater lake in Europe and the spectacular stalactite formations will have you whipping out your camera. 

Entertainment

If you think holidays to Majorca are all about its world-renowned clubbing scene, you couldn’t be more wrong. Away from its party-all-night-long vibe (especially in Magaluf and Palma Nova), you’ll find yourself enjoying awe-inspiring views from waterside bars, tucking into Mediterranean favourites at seafood shacks and eating barbecued bites at the island’s famous Pirate Adventure Show. Food aside, there’s acrobatic stunts, gymnast performances and dazzling dance routines.  

Days are just as impressive with the animals of Marineland and Palma Aquarium awaiting your visit. And with waterparks by the boatload, there’s plenty of splash-filled excitement to be had. From tipping buckets to vertical drops on the most daring slides and wild wave pools drawing in your older waterbabies. 

Towns and cities

Majorca holidays are more than just sun-kissed beaches. Culture vultures will feel right at home with an array of museums, galleries, and castles to explore. The pick of the crop is the island’s sophisticated capital, Palma de Mallorca. Flaunting gothic and roman influences throughout its cobbles, you’ll get lost in its history. The 14th century Palma Cathedral is the city’s crown jewel with stunning interiors designed by Antoni Gaudi himself. For sightseeing on a smaller scale, Alcudia will give the bigger resorts a run for their money. With a Moorish fort wall protecting its timeless Old Town alongside exhibits showcasing Roman archaeological objects, you can deep-dive into Mallorca’s heritage. 

More Travel Guides

We also have travel guides available for destinations, including: Alcudia | Cala Bona | Cala d’Or | Cala Millor | Calas de Mallorca | Ca’n Picafort | Magaluf | Palma Nova | Puerto Pollensa | Sa Coma |  Santa Ponsa

Map of Majorca

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Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Majorca enjoys long, sunny days in summer and pleasant winter temperatures.

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The only airport on the island is Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), around 8km east of the capital Palma.

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Scenery lovers: Hire a car and enjoy the scenic drive from Andratx to Sóller, with lots of vantage points along the way. Or pack your hiking boots and head up Serra De Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll discover ancient woodland, reservoirs and pretty mountain villages. 

Families: Katmandu Park has lots for families to do. Explore everything from adrenaline-pumping zip lines perfect for teens to soft play areas for curious toddlers. Whereas a trip to the beach screams treasure hunts and sandcastle building. But no day on the sand is complete without riding the waves via  a pedal boat. Or for more adventurous-types, a jetski. 

Foodies: For stunning views and fresh catches, head to Port de Pollenca for some of the best seafood on the island. And it doesn’t matter where you are in Majorca, the tapas and meat-stuffed paella are bound to get your taste buds buzzing.

Fast facts for Majorca

Language: The language spoken is Spanish but English is commonly used throughout the island 

Currency: The currency is Euro (€)

Local time: Majorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to:  Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). Transfers to Santa Ponsa take half an hour, Magaluf and Palma Nova take 1 hour. And to Cala D'Or, Sa Coma and Alcudia it's 1.5 hours. Venture further afield, around 1 hour and 45 minutes, to reach Cala Bona and Cala Millor. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Majorca is 2.5 hours

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at the official website for tourism in Majorca.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1 to €4 per person, per night, plus 10% VAT. This is subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

 

Getting around Majorca

By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get from A to B in Majorca. You can either hail one from the street or call a firm, both of which will charge you on a metre. Rates tend to increase after 10pm until 6am and on public holidays. 

Hire a car: If you want the freedom to explore Majorca on your own terms, then a hire car is a great choice. Discover places of interest like Formentor Lighthouse and Lluc Monastery, or go off-the-beaten-path to uncover the island’s best-kept secrets.

Events in Majorca

Fira del Ram, Palma de Mallorca: Open between February to April this huge funfair sits on the outskirts of Palma. With plenty of thrill-seeking rides including a 60-metre-high ferris wheel, water rapids, go-karts and rollercoasters, it’s a paradise for daredevils. Plus, there’s a fun house, stalls, games and dodgems for your mini holidaymakers. 

Rally Isla Mallorca: If you’re a fan of classy cars, then you’ll love to see them speed through the mountains along the west coast. This four-day event takes place in March and is fun for the whole family, from food stalls to Scalextric tracks and entertainment.

Majorca Rocks: For a hotel and club under one roof, Majorca Rocks hosts some of the biggest DJs and artists from across the world throughout the year.

Majorca weather

On your holiday to Majorca, you can enjoy pleasant weather whenever you choose to visit. If you’re taking the kids during the summer break, you’ll experience some of the warmest temperatures throughout the year with highs of 30°C. The climate starts to cool as summer ends (around September), but this may be the perfect time to visit if you prefer to avoid the crowds and explore the island’s biggest allures. Even with autumn on the horizon, you can still expect warm, blue sea, soft sand and plenty of sun. 

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