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Majorca: An Island of Many Faces

Majorca is the Balearics most popular island. There are fantastic beaches, waterparks, amazing nightlife, in fact Majorca has something to suit all members of the family.

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Facts About Majorca
  • Capital: Palma
  • Longest Beach: Alcudia
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx 2hrs 15mins
  • Dialling code: 00 34

Majorca has been a favourite of British holidaymakers for generations: since the 1950s, this Balearic Island has been attracting tourists thanks to its stunning natural beauty and in recent years over six million visitors have headed there on their holidays. Majorca has invested heavily in upgrading its amenities and hotels over the years and put an emphasis on creating accessible luxury surroundings for all of its travellers.

An island with many faces, each of Majorca’s resorts has its own character. The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is home to Majorca’s stylish and savvy, attracting the rich and the famous from around the world during the summer months.

The island’s original resorts such as Palma Nova and Magaluf are still among Majorca’s most popular, but serve different types of tourist. Magaluf is the livelier and louder of the two resorts, having immediate appeal to partygoers and people who like activity holidays. There’s plenty to do in Magaluf, whether you want to spend the entire holiday on the dance floor or skipping across the waves on a jet ski.

Palma Nova is no shrinking violet either - the resort is bursting with things to see and do, but it offers a slightly more family friendly atmosphere with waterparks located not far away and a number of child-friendly restaurants.

Majorca’s natural beauty cannot be overstated: the east coast boasts over 50 natural, secluded coves and two of these - Coves dels Hams and Coves del Drach (accessible from Calla Millor) - contain underground lakes. The northern coast is rugged and dotted with scenic cliffs that locals are known to cliff-dive from, while the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range stands in stark contrast to the gently sweeping east coast.

Majorca’s coastal cities famously receive around 300 days of sunshine each year and temperatures rarely dip below five degrees celsius even in the depth of winter, often rising to over 30 degrees in summer. Majorca is fringed by sweeping white beaches that have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status for their beauty, cleanliness and plentiful amenities. For those who love a dip in the ocean it will be welcome news to hear that water temperatures here can skirt 25 degrees celsius in summer.

Top Attractions in Majorca

Robert Graves House

Once home to the poet, novelist and historian Robert Graves, this house sits perched on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Deya. The interiors of the house are fascinating and on a fine day the gardens - filled with almond, olive and carob trees - are also a stunning sight.

S’Albufera Nature Reserve

These stunning wetlands cover around 4,200 acres in the north east of the island between Alcudia and C’an Picafort and are ideal if you’re looking to do a bit of wildlife spotting or just take a walk surrounded by Majorcan beauty. The wetlands are home to over 200 species of bird, so bring your binoculars.

Valldemossa Monastery

A spectacular 13th century building set into the hills of the island in the small town of Valldemossa, the monastery is just a short drive away for people who have booked Palma holidays. The monastery also doubles as the island’s famous Museum of Contemporary Art and hosts the annual Chopin Festival.

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Majorca has something to offer every type of traveller, whether you want to stretch out on a beach, enjoy activities with your family, party with new friends or simply enjoy the island’s natural beauty. All of Majorca’s resorts offer a range of accommodation types, from luxury hotels to self-catering apartments, to suit budgets both big and small.

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