The biggest of the Balearic Islands with a little bit of something for everyone, Majorca is equally as good for families and adult-only holidays alike. And that means that you can look forward to everything from gentle train rides through the mountains to some of the liveliest nightlife in Europe.
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.
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.