The Balearic Islands’ All Inclusive Rule Explained

The Balearic Islands’ All Inclusive Rule Explained


Heard about the new All Inclusive rules in Spain? Here’s why there’s no reason to panic…

There’s been plenty of talk in the media about new rules applying to All Inclusive guests holidaying in the Balearic Islands – particularly Majorca and Ibiza. Before you change your mind about visiting these beautiful Spanish islands, don’t forget to read the small print! Only a tiny area and a handful of hotels on the islands have been affected by the rules.

What Is The New All Inclusive Rule In The Balearics?

The rule brought in by the regional government allows All Inclusive guests in selected areas of Majorca and Ibiza to have a maximum of six alcoholic drinks within their package per day. They can have three drinks with their lunchtime meal and three drinks with their evening meal, and will be able to purchase additional drinks should they wish.

The reason the new rules have been brought in is to combat unsavoury behaviour caused by excessive drinking in resorts such as Magaluf. The rules have also put a stop to things like cheap ‘happy hour’ offers, party boats and organised bar crawls that encourage over-consumption.

Where Do The New All Inclusive Rules Apply?

These new rules apply ONLY in El Arenal, Playa de Palma and Magaluf in Majorca, and San Antonio in Ibiza. As word about the rules has spread, it’s all become a little unclear and people have assumed that all of the resorts on the islands are affected. In reality, it’s mainly the ‘party’ spots. Whilst there are All Inclusive options available in these areas, people do tend to bar hop and explore the local restaurants a little more alongside Self Catering or Half Board packages. There are plenty more idyllic spots to have your relaxing All Inclusive getaway!

Where Can I Go In The Balearics With No All Inclusive Limits?

If you love All Inclusive and are not a fan of the new rules, don’t worry – there are SO many amazing destinations across the beautiful Balearics where you can enjoy a holiday with unlimited refreshments. Take a look at some of our favourite resorts in Majorca and Ibiza where the six-drink rule doesn’t apply…

Fancy A Holiday To The Balearics?

We don’t blame you! Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera are some of our favourite destinations for fun in the sun. Find out more about the Balearics and check out some of our best Balearics deals here.

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