Balearic Islands Holidays 2024/2025

The Balearic Islands are a small archipelago off the coast of Spain, bringing all the flavours of a Spanish holiday to a gorgeous island setting. Holidays to the Balearic islands could see you in the popular Ibiza, Majorca or Menorca, or the lesser known but still stunning, Formentera. are a power-packed trio, diverse in activities but well-matched in beauty.

The sun-blessed Balearic Islands have long been a holiday favourite and with great beaches, diverse resorts and plenty of activities, it’s easy to understand why. Each island has its own unique character and whether you’re looking for romance and luxury, family friendly. or cheap holidays to the Balearic Islands, there’s something for all.

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A trio of top destinations

All sharing the same Mediterranean climate – that’s code for sunny and warm – the Balearic Islands house dozens of resorts with their own individual vibes. You can cycle along the scenic coastline of laid-back Menorca, window shop down busy avenues in Majorca, or party until sunrise in Ibiza. Formentera is the smallest of the islands and is much less developed than its neighbours, but it’s a paradise for those looking for ultimate relaxation and a slow paced holiday.

Holidays to the Balearic islands tend to be popular almost all year round thanks to the gorgeous climate. Temperatures are roughly the same across the islands so you’ll be basking in at least 25 in the peak summer months – although, it can soar as high as 30 in Majorca. It does tend to cool off below 15 in the winter months, so if you’re looking for a winter getaway, you’ll still enjoy more sunshine than back home, but these months are best for those looking to adventure and explore without the hot sunshine. Spring, autumn and winter will be the best months for those looking for cheap holidays to the Balearic Islands, as the cooler temperatures tend to be bring fewer crowds.

Holidays in the Balearic Islands


Beaches of a lifetime

From tourist-packed sands to secluded coves, the beach options in the Balearics are limitless. Coastal vibes range from the lively shores of Majorca and Ibiza to Menorca’s laid-back, rugged coastline.

The beaches here are anything but average. The livelier shores are decked with bars and restaurants, beach clubs with DJ sets and late nights right on the sand, plus, there’s even cocktail joints hidden in caves. The sunset views are infamous from Ibiza’s western beach resorts, such as San Antonio Town, where they signal the start to a good night out.

Out to sea, you can partake in a number of water sports, bouncing above the waves on a jet ski or coasting on a leisurely pedalo ride. A number of beaches are also home to diving centres that’ll get you trained for underwater exploration and swimming down to nearby reefs.

If it’s quiet relaxation you’re after, there are plenty of beaches where it’ll be just you, a plush sun lounger and a good book. There are tons of private coves carved into the islands’ coastlines, whose only company is an offshore beach bar and a few boats bobbing in the surf.

Treasure islands

The islands’ capital cities brim with culture and activity. Majorca’s capital, Palma, is stacked with castles, cathedrals and fashion boutiques, while Menorca’s Mahon is lined with 17th-century Italian-style architecture. Meanwhile in Ibiza, the capital Ibiza Town is home to the iconic Dalt Vila old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses ancient Roman structures and a hill-top castle.

Ibiza has more going for it than just is famous clubs and beaches – there’s a wealth of natural and cultural treasures to enjoy. Spend leisurely days wandering the cobbled lanes of Ibiza Town‘s historic heart, stopping for a drink in a local café to watch the world go by. Window shoppers will be spoilt for choice with an array of chic boutiques and souvenir shops to browse, while history and vista lovers can climb Carretera Nargiso Puget, one of the seven bastions which form part of the town walls, to enjoy views of the harbour and beyond.

In Menorca don’t miss the chance to explore Ciutadella – its narrow lanes reveal pretty boutiques and cosy cafes, and its Saturday morning market on Placa des Born is the perfect spot to find breakfast or gifts for those back home. To escape the midday sun, the Cathedral Ses Voltes’ whitewashed archways and spacious interiors provide a tranquil spot for quiet contemplation.

If you’re a bit more of a thrill seeker than sight see-er, Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca each feature an abundance of waterparks and golf courses that are easily enjoyed in the beautiful Balearic sunshine. There’s tons of days out to be had on all the islands, whether you’re trying to keep all the family happy, indulging for a special treat just the two of you, or staying within budget for your cheap Balearic Islands holiday.

Endless nights

So you’ve seen plenty of beautiful sights and learnt a bit about the history of the islands, holidays to the Balearic Islands also boast an incredible nightlife scene, with not one, but two famous nightlife centres – Majorca’s Magaluf and Ibiza’s big three – San Antonio Town, Ibiza Town and Playa den Bossa. These areas pulse with a 24-hour party atmosphere, and are home to awe-inspiring clubs, beach-side bars and world-renowned DJs that keep the dance floor lively until the sun comes up. San Antonio is where you’ll find the famous Ocean Beach.

There are also plenty of resorts that cater to the more laid-back holiday-goer. Quiet beach bars in more secluded areas will have you watching the sunset over a cocktail, while British pubs are great for catching a home football match. Formentera and Menorca’s nightlife are the quietest among the islands, although both still do offer a selection of places to party, from cocktail and jazz bars, to Irish pubs, as well as a few all night clubs.

Spanish bites

Being part of Spain, the cuisine in the Balearics is distinctly Spanish, but still presents unique hints of its own flavour. The islands have grown accustomed to being self-sufficient, so the ingredients used in most restaurants are local, using fresh fruits and vegetables from the mountains and freshly caught seafood from the Mediterranean.

Step into eateries here and you’ll be treated to fresh Spanish dishes, tapas-style or a la carte. Plates of paella and fideua packed with seafood delights are top choices, as are fisherman’s stews, Mahon cheese – which gets its name from the Menorcan capital – and, of course, sangria. You’ll find a wealth of places to enjoy them in, from waterfront restaurants to rustic, countryside squares.

Just like everything in the Balearic Islands, you’ll find an abundance of choice when it comes to dining out so there’s something for every fussy eater, as well as those trying to stay within their cheap Balearic islands holiday budget. if you’re on an All Inclusive holiday in the Balearic Islands, it’s definitely worth a night or two out to try something new!