Majorca holidays

There’s something for everyone to enjoy on a holiday to Majorca. Whether you’re travelling with your partner or the little ones are coming along for the ride too, this Spanish island is packed with character and stunning scenery where you can find a lot of fun things to do in Majorca. Explore everything from Palma’s gothic architecture to Alcudia’s stunning, white sand beaches.

Places to stay

Majorca is a holiday hotspot on the south-west coast, popular resort Palma Nova and the area around it is where you’ll find Majorca’s long powdery white beaches. For ancient sites like Roman ruins head to Alcudia in the north-east. Grown-ups will love a wander around the streets of the old town shopping for bargains, and the kids will have fun splashing around at the waterpark. Or if you’re looking to get away from it all, the east coast is dotted with small cove resorts, like Calas de Mallorca. Take a stroll along the clifftops to properly take in the stunning sea views.

Natural attractions

Majorca’s beaches are at the top of the list for most holidaymakers. 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, Majorca could still be the destination for you. The island is also known for its caves, especially the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Cave) and its beautiful mountain scenery.

Entertainment

If you think entertainment in Majorca is all about its world-renowned clubbing scene, you couldn’t be more wrong. That’s there if you want it (especially in Magaluf and Palma), but otherwise you’re more likely to find yourself enjoying the view from a waterside bar, tucking into tapas with the locals or eating barbecued chicken at the lively Pirate Adventure Show.

To entertain you during the day, there are the animals of Marineland and the Palma aquariums, plus the slides and other water rides at the waterparks, so you should always be able to find something fun to do with the kids.

Towns and cities

Majorca isn’t your average beach holiday destination. Culture vultures will feel right at home, as for example, there are an array of museums, galleries and walled towns for you to explore. Pick of the crop is the island’s sophisticated capital, Palma de Mallorca, with its castle, cathedral and modernist architecture. For sightseeing on a smaller scale, Alcudia Old Town is a great place to wander around and has a few little surprises of its own, such as the Roman ruins.

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 to enjoy the scenic drive from Andratx to Sóller, with lots of vantage points along the way.

Families: Katmandu Park has lots for families to do. Explore everything from zip lines for teens to soft play for toddlers.

Foodies: For stunning views and fresh catches, head to Port de Pollenca for some of the best seafood on the island. 

Fast facts for Majorca

Language: The language spoken is Spanish.

Currency: The currency is Euro (€).

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

Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfers to Santa Posa take half an hour; Magaluf and Palma Nova take 1 hour; to Cala D'Or, Sa Coma and Alcudia it's 1.5 hours; and it's 1 hour and 45 minutes to 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 https://www.illesbalears.travel/.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Majorca.

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 €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, 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 if you don’t have car hire. You can either hail one from the street or call a firm, both of which will charge you on a meter.

Hire a car: Explore however you like on your holiday to Majorca. Hire a car to discover places that interest you all over the island, like the Formentor Lightouse and Lluc monastery.

Events in Majorca

For early-birds: If you’re looking for a holiday earlier in the year, the tourist hotspot opens around Easter time.

Summer: A summer is a haven for holiday-makers, especially Magaluf which is particularly popular with young people.

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

Top tip: Pick up a copy of the Majorca Daily Bulletin from a newsagent to keep up with all the news back home. It’s the only daily English language newspaper in Spain.

Majorca weather

On your Majorca holiday, you can enjoy pleasant weather whenever you choose to visit. If you’re taking the kids in the summer holidays, you’ll enjoy some of the best weather throughout the year with highs of 30°C. Temperatures begin to drop as summer ends, but this may be the perfect time to visit if you prefer the weather a bit cooler and the resorts less busy. Even with autumn on the horizon, you can still expect warm, blue sea, soft sand and plenty of sun.

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