From the moment you touch down in the Balearic Islands, you’ll be treated to a fabulous, sunny climate, stunning landscapes, and a relaxed vibe that only these scenic coasts can offer. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in the peaceful coves or exploring historic towns, there’s so much to see and do in this enchanting region of Spain.
For trips in the great outdoors, the Balearic Islands are also full of natural gems, from turquoise lagoons to the dramatic mountains of Majorca. The largest Balearic Island, Majorca is remarkably diverse, with bustling coastal resorts and quiet mountain villages inland, where time has almost stood still.
The Balearic Islands are also home to some of the world’s most legendary party spots, with world-class nightclubs in the big resorts of Majorca and Ibiza. For families, the Balearic Islands are full of child-friendly resorts, too, from Majorca’s Alcudia to Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa. With golden sand beaches and calm, clear waters, these coastal areas are great for little ones and their parents to relax in safe, friendly surroundings.
For a truly luxurious holiday, go to the stylish resort of Camp de Mar in Majorca where you can live the high life and perhaps even bump into some famous faces! For all-night partying, head to Magaluf where you’ll find lively nightclubs serving up cocktails until sunrise. Explore the historic quarter of La Palma and see its magnificent Gothic Roman cathedral, one of the largest in Europe. Or enjoy superb views of Palma from Bellver Castle, a huge Gothic-style landmark and the home of the city’s history museum.
Alternatively, take a day trip to the north of the island to see the stunning high cliffs of Cap de Formentor, one of the best places to catch the sunset anywhere in the Mediterranean. Majorca is also home to the stunning Cueves del Drach cave system, where you can see one of the biggest underground lakes in the world.
What can we say about this serious party island that hasn’t been said already? Dance the night away to the sound of the globe’s biggest DJs in Ibiza, with sets from megastars including Calvin Harris and David Guetta. Party at globally renowned super clubs like Amnesia near San Rafael or Privilege in the heart of the island, or head to one of Ibiza’s excellent music bars for a more chilled atmosphere.
However, there’s more than just megaclubs in Ibiza. Snorkel, sunbathe or watch the sunset on lively Cala Comte beach, or explore the charming Ibiza Old Town with its stunning Renaissance landmarks and medieval cathedral. The best time for an action-packed holiday with plenty of nightlife in Ibiza is from around May to September. For a more exhilarating experience, a 4×4 ride through the pine forests of Ibiza is a must.
Because of its laid-back vibe, Menorca is arguably the best Balearic Island for relaxing holidays and for those who prefer a more chilled out experience. Key resorts like Punta Prima, Mahon and Ciutadella offer historic cultural sights alongside family-run restaurants and busy marketplaces all year round. Explore the island’s gorgeous coves, or take a ferry to Majorca’s golden beach resort of Alcudia from Ciutadella for the day.
Walk along the powdery white sands of Cala Torta, hike through the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, or take a gentle stroll through Menorca’s shady olive groves to enjoy nature at its finest.