Majorca is where we go to let the sunlight melt the stress away
When it all gets too much and we need a last minute escape, Majorca’s a solid choice and a constant temptation, especially since it’s just two and a half hours’ direct flight from the UK.
Although broad beaches and bright skies are why many of us holiday in Majorca, it’s an island with plenty more to offer. That said, it’s as much about location, location, location here as anywhere else, so the best places to spend your time on the island depend on your holiday style. For example, a coastal town where secret coves and swathes of sunny shoreline are yours can be found in Cala D’or, which is also a popular yachting destination.
Cala Bona is where you go when you want to get back to nature, with caves and coves waiting to satisfy your wanderlust no matter how spontaneous your trip out there. If relaxation is the order of the day though, down-tempo Playa de Muro, with its eight kilometres of unspoilt beach, is a superb choice. It also hosts a Saturday market on the nearby promenade for some last minute bargain souvenirs.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Majorca
In general, the travel sector considers anywhere from eight weeks ahead of departure to right up to the day of the flight to count as a last minute break. Keep that in mind as you browse the deals, as well as what time of year your holiday to Majorca will take place. In fact, timing plays quite a big role in any kind of holiday booking, and Majorca is no exception, due to the differences between high season and low season. High season matches our summer months at home, making for a more crowded holiday with blazing temperatures, yet the sun is still shining in spring and autumn, when those prices take a tasty tumble. You might just find that a last minute escape from the chills at home could be as friendly on your wallet as it is to your peace of mind.
Other popular holidays in the Balearic Islands
If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places you’ll adore. Take a look at similar destinations, like Ibiza or Menorca.
Or if you’re set on a holiday to Majorca, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect last minute holiday in the Spanish sun. And here are the top last minute Majorca hotels for you to check out.
A modern masterpiece of relaxation, this hotel's sleek style lets you show up unannounced and lose yourself in the Cala D'or countryside. You'll be treated to mountain views and loungers in the sun when staying at Sunprime Monsuau, along with a pool and fitness classes too, which keep you active among your bouts of relaxation. There's also a small market within the resort complex to keep you topped up with the essentials, so a stay here can truly be last minute, letting you think about the finer details later.
This adults-only hotel offers the very best of Playa de Muro, in a way that doesn't penalise you for not planning ahead. In fact, the entertainment on offer factors in everything from tennis to dance classes, but relaxing by the pool is also a fine way to spend your time. The hotel also offers bicycle hire, making it easy to head to the coast, explore the nearby S'Albufera Nature Park, or make your own way through the countryside to discover a slice of authentic Majorca.
The promenade of Cala Bona is never more scenic than when enjoyed from your hotel balcony here. You're less than 10 minutes' walk from the seafront, the shops or a good restaurant, while the indoor pool at the hotel is complemented by a pair of outdoor hot tubs and a sun terrace. Whatever time of the year you arrive, you're promised peace and sunshine here, together with filling meals offered at the a la carte restaurant.