Most Popular Spanish Mediterranean Island
Beach in Majorca
With miles and miles of incredible sandy beaches you won’t be disappointed if you’re seeking out a beach holiday in Majorca. The beaches in Majorca are some of the best in the world with the fine sand stretching down to the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. They are all blue flag beaches so expect high quality beaches. If you require a secluded beach in Majorca there are plenty of beautiful settings in small, private coves.
If you want to take advantage of one of the main beaches in Majorca there are endless amounts to chose from. Alcudia and the Bay of Pollenca are set against the dramatic Tramontana mountains and allow for a multitude of water sports. The island is suitable for families, couples and singles alike looking for a beach holiday in Majorca. There are plenty of beach cafes to enjoy and numerous games and sports to join in on. Pedal boats are a great family activity that will be available such as Cala Millor, Cala d'or and Porto Cristo on the east coast of Majorca. Water skiing is available on most beaches in Majorca which is a great adrenaline sport and on beaches such as Magaluf, El Arenal and Santa Ponsa you will find doughnuts and parachutes which are immense fun for people of all ages.
There are plenty of ports dotted around the coastline where you can admire the stunning yachts and in Portals Nous there’s a tiny beach suitable for couples looking for a quiet spot away from the tourist areas.
Cruises in Majorca
In order to make the most of the Mediterranean a cruise holiday in Majorca is a great way to explore other destinations. Many cruises start from Palma de Majorca, the capital, so you can combine a land based holiday in Majorca with a Mediterranean cruise. There are also a number of cruises that tour around the coastline of Majorca. As Majorca offers miles of beautiful coast to take in from rugged landscapes to pristine beaches a cruise holiday in Majorca is a brilliant way to take in the island. Majorca’s coastline is populated with numerous secluded coves, scenic fishing villages and marinas. Within a few miles you will pass by giant cliffs, flat sandy beaches and tremendous countryside. There truly is something for everybody on a cruise holiday in Majorca.
Culture and Arts in Majorca
Majorca’s art scene is just as buzzing as the beaches. In Palma there is a great deal to see for contemporary art fans not just in galleries but among the streets and squares of the city centre. Spain’s famous artist Joan Miro made a number of public art pieces in Majorca especially around the area of the Parc de la Mar. For the fresher faces of the art world take a look in Majorca’s Es Baluard on Placa Porta Santa Catalina in Palma. Both the art work on show as well as the building itself is something to see with a large sculpture terrace providing visitors with some of the best views in Palma.
And for some of the modern masters’ works take a look at Palau March in the heart of Palma which offers frequently changing exhibitions. And if that isn’t enough there’s the Museu d’Art Espanyol ontemporani in Palma which has a great collection of Spain’s most influential artists. At the contemporary art gallery at Palau March in the heart of Palma, you'll find yourself overwhelmed by work by Picasso, Miro and Dali all in one room. Seats are provided for you to recover. It's a gem this gallery, with frequently changing exhibitions. A little difficult to find though, buried in the back streets of Palma. It’s advisable to check the website of the galleries and museums before you go in order to see what’s on.
Family Holiday in Majorca
Where better to go for a family holiday than Majorca? There are plenty of family friendly resorts in Majorca to submerge yourself in. Children are welcome all over the island but there are particular hotels that will be child friendly and some resorts offer more in the way of activities in order to keep children occupied such as Alcudia, El Arenal near Palma amongst many more.
It’s a good idea to research your accommodation before booking to make sure there are easy transport facilities and family activities happening in the area. Some hotels have separate children’s pool and club activities available. Many also offer nurseries and baby-sitting services with plenty of entertainment throughout the day.
There are lots of great sandy Majorca beaches with shallow water that are child friendly and Majorca is geared up for children and welcome children anytime and anywhere. There are also a number of great water parks dotted around the island of Majorca and a child friendly go-kart centre in Magaluf.
Travelling with children to Majorca is eased by the fairly short two and a half hour flight and many discounts are available for lone or single parents travelling to Majorca with children.
Hen Destination in Majorca
Hen holidays in Majorca are extremely popular. Only two hours by plane from the UK, excellent, sunny weather all year round and beautiful, white, sandy beaches with a great nightlife, Majorca is definitely a good option for a hen weekend. If you're looking for an nightlife, Magaluf, with its numerous Spanish bars and clubs, is the place to be. If you plan your trip with a travel agent, try and steer clear of package holidays though, unless you are on a tight budget. Renting a car and exploring the many sights and beautiful attractions in Majorca with the girls is definitely the way to go. Make sure to book in advance to ensure availability if you are going during the peak season. Self-catering options and apartments are great options for a hen weekend in Majorca too.
Stag Destination in Majorca
For a Stag holiday in Majorca the obvious choice is Magaluf. The town of Magaluf is geared up for young fun-loving groups of people with plenty of activities to keep you occupied. During the day there are some great water parks in Majorca that are very close to Magaluf. For a true boys stag holiday in Majorca take advantage of the go-kart centre in Magaluf which great offers and events for groups which is perfect for a stag or hen party. The go-kart centre covers the range from beginners to experts so you can really test your go-karting skills out. There are also great golf courses in Majorca all over the island so it's a great place to have golf holiday with the boys. There is a great sandy beach that enjoys a good spot for water sports in Magaluf and down the coast is the town of Palma Nova which is a slightly more attractive area to stay over if you don't want to be accommodated in the thick of the action.
For evening entertainment on your stag party in Majorca Magaluf offers great dance nights at a very reasonable price. Drinks are around 2 Euros in most bars and clubs and food is just as good if you're looking for a cheap deal. BCM Magaluf and Planet Dance are hotspots for attracting great DJs during the summer period and they put on a multitude of shows and often have foam parties. So if you want the traditional crazy stag or hen experience Magaluf is the place to head.
Party Holiday - Singles Life in Majorca
Whether you want an action packed holiday or a relaxing romantic break Mallorca is a great island for singles and couples alike. Magaluf in Mallorca is the party centre of the island. Magaluf has hundreds of bars, restaurants and a few great clubs. BCM Magaluf attracts top DJs to the island in the summer period and the prices in the area are very reasonable.
Hotels such as Sol Magaluf Park are popular with couples and singles as there are lots of activities near by such as water parks, shops and the sandy beach is just 150m away. Alcudia has a lot going on during the day with plenty of water sports on the beach, lots of shops and if you want to hire a car you can drive off into the Tramontana Mountains to explore the quieter parts of the island or drive round the coast to find the secluded beaches and coves. Palma is the cosmopolitan capital of Mallorca and has some great shops and restaurants as well some great beaches around the bay of Palma.
Golf Activity Holiday in Majorca
Majorca has recently become a popular and serious golfing holiday destination with 14 fantastic 18 hole courses. The climate is warm all year round with the autumn, spring and winter months ideal for playing golf in Majorca. In mid-summer the temperatures can get very high so if you decide to travel mid-season remember to invest in plenty of sun screen. The southwest has the majority of the golf course and this is also where you’ll find the more bustling areas of Majorca such as Magaluf, Palma Nova and Cala Mayor. There at least nine courses in easy reach of these busy areas in Majorca. If you would rather have a quieter and more relaxing golf holiday make the most of the north east of the island. There are also hotels aimed at keen golfers. Marriot Son Antem is a 15 minute drive away from Plama and offers 2 courses as well as a spa.
Scuba Diving Activity Holiday in Majorca
Diving in Majorca is available all year round with some of the best diving sites in the south west due to the rocky nature of the seabed and the number of sea reserves in the area. Islands emerge from the sea providing fantastic wall dives that home plenty of marine life. There are also some great caves and caverns offering something different for all levels of diving skills. There are great wrecks to explore at Palma and a nature reserve in Dragonera so Santa Ponsa may be a good location to stay.
There are plenty of dive centres around the island but check before whether they have their own boat(s) as some dive centres in Majorca may just put you onto other centre’s boats and just act as the middleman. You may also want to check whether the dive centres offer any training and so diving centres in Majorca are likely to leave you to your own devices meaning you won’t get the most out of the experience if you relatively new to the sport.
Sea temperatures vary from 26 degrees Celsius in August to 13 degrees in January. Visibility in the summer can be up to 40 metres and marine life includes barracuda, octopus, goatfish, starfish, hard coral and soft coral amongst many others.
Diving in Majorca can be a fun family occasion as well as fun for the adults but be sure do to your research beforehand.
Cycling Activity Holiday in Majorca
If you’re looking for a cycle holiday in Majorca you have the option of specific cycle holidays where companies will take you on a tour of the island over the period of a week and you’re likely to stop in at least two hotels over the week. Otherwise you can have day trip cycle excursions in Majorca or if you prefer why not hire a bike (anywhere between 12 Euros and 100 Euros depending on your cycling ability and the type of bike you want).
The gently rolling and lush inland countryside is surrounded by sandy beaches, impressive cliffs, quiet Mediterranean pine woods and an impressive limestone mountain range in the west. The island offers an Ideal terrain for cycling. You cans tick to the flatter lands or challenge yourself with some of the steeper cycle routes in the North West. There are plenty of quaint Majorcan villages to take a break in and refresh and beautiful scenery all around.
Winter Sun in Majorca
Majorca is a good option if you are looking for a winter sun destination. With sunny days all year round, Majorca offers an ideal getaway vacation from the cold wet winter at home. Winter Sun packages can be found at your local travel agent, however if your looking for a more exclusive holiday, why not explore and enjoy the sun Majorca at your own pace, with your own travel itinerary. This way, you can steer clear of crowded touristic beaches. The mild winters in Mallorca have an average temperature of 14 degrees during the day and 4 degrees at night. Winter in Mallorca best suits travelers looking to relax and/or explore a great island.
Couples Holiday in Majorca
Depending on what kind of break you are looking for there are plebty of things to do on a couple’s holiday in Majorca. For a peaceful romantic holiday the area of Soller is a town in the valleys of Majorca. Soller in Majorca is a perfect place to see the real Majorca away from the bars and tourist attractions but Soller does have some great eateries in order to get a real taste of Majorca. It’s a nice area to wander around and relax in and if you like Soller you will love Valdemossa and other parts of the north. For activities to do on a couples holiday in Majorca there are tonnes of water parks to take advantage of and the majority of the beaches offer some fun water activities. If you are a couple that loves to play golf together you won’t be disappointed either with some of the best courses in Europe. The beaches are fantastic all over the island so it’s a great idea to hire a car and explore every part of the island from the exciting south to the peaceful north.
Gay and Lesbian in Majorca
Majorca’s capital of Palma offers a great destination for the gay community. Palma is very quickly becoming one of Europe's trendiest and exciting places for both straight and gay couples. Palma has many exceptional historic buildings, including the dramatic Cathedral on the water front and the gorgeous Almudaina Palace. Palma has excellent Michelin star restaurants as well as traditional Spanish eateries. Palma has brilliant shops, fantastic beaches with a great mix of cosmopolitan towns and quaint villages near by.
The gay nightlife is firmly centred in Palma and the scene here is more Spanish orientated rather than the typical, commercial scenes that the majority of gay centred Spanish resorts are. There are a few great gay friendly hotels and apartments in Palma located in the heart of the gay district such as Rosamar which caters for mainly gay and lesbian clients. Not only is it in a great location for bars and clubs but they have some great rooms with balconies and sea views looking out over Palma bay. If apartment accommodation is your preference then try the Aparsuit which is close to the Gomila area of Palma meaning you’re just a few minutes walk from the gay bars and discos.
Naturism in Majorca
If you are looking for a nudist holiday in Majorca then you’ll be welcome all over the island. The present legislation in Majorca for nudist beaches states that it is completely legal to practice nudism in public. Certain beaches, such as Playa El Mago, have been classified as nudist beaches but this doesn’t mean that only nudists can enjoy the beach in the same way that it is possible for nudists to go on non-nudist beaches. It is therefore your choice on how and where you practice your naturism in Majorca. Playa El Mago happens to be the first official nude beach in Majorca and it is situated on a small golden sandy beach with rocky surroundings and a clear blue bay. There is an open-air bar and it is near by to Magaluf.
Honeymoon in Majorca
There are tonnes of amazing romantic hotels and apartments in Majorca that are perfect for a honeymoon in Majorca. There are some fantastic hotels which offer relaxation for the post-wedding events and time to enjoy the beginning of married life together. Majorca is a beautiful, romantic island with stunning scenery and plenty of activities to do. With brilliant beaches and plenty of sun Majorca is a great place for your honeymoon. For example Es Raxto Hotel and Spa offers peace and tranquillity in between the foothills of the Puig de Galatzo mountain. With a stylish spa and beautiful nature this romantic and historical hotel is just one of many in Majorca. A lot of the romantic and peaceful hotels are located in the more remote areas of Majorca but they are close to the little villages that pack a lot of character and if you hire a car the nearest beach won’t be far away.