Majorca’s beauty stretches far beyond its 300-plus beaches, but it doesn’t need the dramatic coastlines, dominating mountain ranges, quaint towns and stunning wineries, for holidays in Majorca to rightly be among the most popular in Europe – that’s just an added bonus.
Before you hit the beaches (and you definitely should!), be sure to explore the other spectacular sights Majorca holidays have to offer. If you’re feeling active, take a hike through the Tramuntana Mountains, or for the even more daring, the island has a number of wonderful spots for sea caving and coasteering.
The Drach Caves, on the eastern side of the island, are a series of interconnected underground caves, where visitors can take a tour and discover Lake Martel, one of the world’s largest underground lakes. You may even be treated to a surprise music concert at the end, in one of the most spectacular settings you’re ever likely to experience. The town of Porto Cristo is also a great base for scuba diving.
On the other side of Majorca, the small town of Binissalem boasts a wealth of wineries, ideal for couples to enjoy sophisticated wine tasting experiences, while not too far away, you can also escape to the tranquillity of Alfabia Gardens. Here you can duck out of the hot Majorca weather under the shade of beautiful trees or simply sit and relax by one of the many fountains.
If you’re looking for great nightlife, Magaluf is the number one destination on the island. But beyond the bars and clubs, there are also several activities perfect for family holidays in Majorca. Here, you’ll find Katmandu Park – a theme park packed full of rides and attractions for all ages – Twisted Water Park and Pirates Adventure, an acrobatic show that kids will love.
Where to eat
The Santa Catalina neighbourhood of Palma for beautifully quaint fishermen’s apartments, wonderful cafes to relax and people watch, and fantastically authentic, local Spanish restaurants.
Once you’ve explored the island’s gems, it’s certainly time to hit the beach. Majorca beach holidays offer an incredible selection, but Es Trenc cannot be missed, with its beautiful crystal-clear waters lapping against pristine white sands, all backed by rolling dunes.