The Balearics have been a top holiday destination for many Brits throughout the years, each of these enchanting islands possesses its own unique charm, creating a variety of diverse experiences waiting to be explored. Basking in consistently toasty temperatures year-round, how could you ever say no!
This Spanish archipelago boasts plenty of pristine beaches, perfect for picking up a tan! Join us as we dive into the unique character of each Balearic gem, uncovering the hidden treasures and vibrant cultures that make this Mediterranean haven one of the best spots to jet away to time and time again. Get ready for a whirlwind adventure as we present a glimpse into the captivating beauty and cultural delights of the Balearic Islands.
The most popular out of all the islands, Majorca welcomes over two million Brits to the island each year, with plenty of resorts to choose from there are so many different resorts to choose from you’ll always find somewhere new to explore! Some of the most popular resorts are Magaluf, Alcudia and Palma Nova.
Magaluf is for anyone who enjoys a pinch of late night fun with plenty of bars and clubs lining the strip you’ll be able to dance till dawn! But when the sun is nice and high in the sky, Magaluf is lovely and quiet and perfect for a stroll and quick lunch on the coastline at one of the beautiful beach clubs. And if you’re a holidaymaker who isn’t keen on a long transfer – don’t worry! Magaluf is only 25 minutes away from Majorca’s main airport.
A stone’s throw away from Magaluf is Santa Ponsa, one of the most popular family-friendly resorts in Majorca, with a horseshoe bay, Santa Ponsa is fortunate to have a really peaceful beach – perfect for any little ones that want to get their feet wet! With shallow calm waters, and a bunch of amenities surrounding the beach you could easily spend a day experiencing the ease of living the Majorcan lifestyle.
Next up in the Majorcan hotspots is Alcudia, sat on the North-Eastern side of the island, further away from the hustle and bustle but nestled between cultural hotspots if that’s up your street! Alcudia is often more affordable for those looking to book their next getaway, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your own slice of luxury in Alcudia! There’s plenty of dreamy 5 star hotels to choose from.
Next under the microscope in our Balearics runthrough is Majorca’s little brother, Menorca! Although smaller, there are some incredible resorts packed into this island! There’s plenty of beachy coves to pick up a tan at. Even though it’s not one of the Balearic go-to’s for many, plenty of holiday goers head there each year for a peaceful getaway with incredible sunshine.
Punta Prima is a top Menorcan hotspot for families! With an award-winning beach and countless amenities, it’s hard to say no. Whether you prefer a self-catered holiday to enjoy local cuisine and master your cooking skills, or you love to have all the options with an all-inclusive holiday, Punta Prima has you covered. In the evening you can take all the family for a classic Spanish meal overlooking the coastline as the sun sets, it doesn’t get more beautiful than a beachy sunset!
If you’re a nature lover, Son Bou is the resort for you! Sat on the western side of the island, Son Bou is home to the largest beach in Menorca – over 3 kilometres of beautiful white sand! Son Bou’s beach is the perfect place to recuperate after exploring the local nature reserve. The reserve has idyllic cliff-top trails and amazing wildlife, a holiday doesn’t have to be just sun-bathing and pool days.
Cala’n Bosch will be up your street if you’re looking to impress a loved one with a little bit of romance! With a beautiful marina, you’ll easily be able to have a romantic evening strolling along looking at the beautiful boats and stopping off for some handmade sangria. Don’t worry if you’ve still got the kids in tow, there’s plenty of family friendly restaurants to head to after a busy day at the local aquapark!
If you haven’t heard of Ibiza then you need to get to know! World renowned for being the European party destination, thousands travel to experience the iconic clubbing culture while soaking up the beautiful Balearic rays. Although Ibiza is known for being on the wilder side, there is definitely a tranquil side to Ibiza, you can easily find your peace in Santa Eulalia or San Antonio Bay.
Santa Eulalia is the goldilocks resort of Ibiza, with plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy, you would think this resort has the hustle and bustle of other well known resorts! But Santa Eulalia surprisingly remains peaceful in the evenings, perfect for a no-fuss holiday. With white buildings, terracotta rooftops and a beautiful marina, you’ll have the perfect landscape for any photos – guaranteed to make those at home jealous!
Now, if you are heading to Ibiza to experience what it’s known for, then San Antonio Town is for you, home to some of the best clubs in Ibiza, this is where it all happens! In the evenings world-class DJs head to San Antonio to play their latest hits till dawn, with the likes of Tiesto, MK and Sonny Fodera to name a few. After partying a little too hard, you’ll be able to rest your head in one of many hotels, to pick it all back up again the next day starting at Sunset Strip for brunch and cocktails. If unforgettable memories are on your holiday wish list this year, then you have to head to Ibiza!
If you still want to enjoy the party lifestyle of San Antonio Town but you want to be able to experience some R&R on your next holiday, then stay in San Antonio Bay! Only 15 minutes out of the popular party resort, so you can easily catch a taxi to your next rave. San Antonio Bay is home to some incredible cuisine, you’ll be able to enjoy tapas overlooking the bay, and to top it all off you’ll hear live music in the background from one of the many bars and restaurants available.
The smallest island amongst the Balearics, Formentera has no airport! The only way to holiday on this tiny island is to fly into Ibiza, and take a short ferry across to the island for your stay. But don’t stress, all your transfers are included to Formentera to make your holiday a breeze! If peace and quiet are on your holiday ‘must-have’ list then perhaps Formentera is for you.
Even though this tiny island is quiet, it doesn’t mean it isn’t lacking in amenities! You can enjoy fresh local produce at one of the local restaurants, or kick back and enjoy an italian meal looking over the beach. Watersports are quite popular on this little island too, take a ride out on a jet ski for the afternoon, or enjoy the waters in a relaxed fashion by snorkelling round the shores.
And that’s the Balearics!
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