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.
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.
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