Holidays to Majorca have been a popular choice for more than 50 years, with families, couples and groups all finding there’s plenty to enjoy, including a dramatic coastline and hundreds of vineyards and olive groves. The Spanish weather guarantees hot summers and mild winters, so expect sun and plenty of beach trips whenever you visit. The island is just a 2 hour and 45 minute flight away so you could be on the beach in no time.
Alcudia is the perfect choice for families. This seaside town boasts an impressive 8km beach where the kids will love playing on the sand. In the evening, there are bars and restaurants to suit every taste. Why not brush up your singing in the karaoke bars or win great prizes by entering a pub quiz?
Magaluf and Palma Nova let you embrace the vibrant clubbing scene, and dance until the early hours on the party strip with world class DJ providing the soundtrack. When you’re not busy dancing, why not take part in various water activities such as jet skiing and banana boat rides. A visit to the Aqualand Water Park is also on many holidaymakers’ agendas.
If you’re disposed to more tranquil environments, S’illot is the ideal resort. The small fishing village adopts a laid-back principle and soothing pace of life. If you’re inclined to explore the natural surroundings, the Punta de n’Amer nature reserve will suit your taste. The ancient watchtower at the end of the hike showcases Majorca’s historical weaponry, coupled with amazing views of the island.
For the best of both worlds, Cala D’Or has your name written in its soft sands. Located on the island’s south-east coast, this once fishing village is now a bustling resort that boasts serenity, luxury and entertainment options that ooze Spanish charm.
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Majorca is the island of universal appeal. Home to beautiful beaches, natural beauty and some of Europe’s biggest and best attractions, Majorca is sure to keep all members of the family entertained. From nightlife that never stops to relaxing days by the sea, you can find what you need in this part of Spain. If you’re getting ready for your dream holiday to the Balearic Islands, here is our expert guide to the best things to do in Majorca.
Visit the capital, Palma, for fantastic cuisine in a variety of restaurants and all types of delectable dishes. Here you can find Michelin star restaurants and traditionally run eateries that offer some of the best food in the Mediterranean. Try Simplyfosh, which offers fantastic contemporary dining in the centre of Palma. From delicious Spanish tapas to pub food, eating is one of the highlights of a trip to Majorca.
Majorca is now a hot spot for those who love to surf; a new artificial wave machine has been installed near Magaluf, giving amateurs and professionals the chance to surf under the sun. If you are looking for a lively beach with a great selection of water sports, then head to Magaluf Beach where you will find a hub of aquatic activity. Banana boats, parasailing and scuba diving are just some of the things to do in Majorca. If you are feeling brave, hire a pedalo and head over to nearby Lizard Island. The Tramuntana Mountains are a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists; this UNESCO World Heritage site is a fantastic showcase of Majorca’s amazing landscapes and is made for exploring.
Playa de Muro Beach in Alcudia is great for families seeking safe play, relaxation and a little bit of adventure. This wide stretch of beach also has great facilities and water sports to try. When the sun is shining there is nothing like a bucket load of fun at a water park and Majorca is home to no less than three fantastic water parks. With exhilarating rides, cool water pools and the latest attractions for families to enjoy it offers a splash-tastic day out. The Western Water Park in Magaluf is a must visit; enjoy a wet and wild adventure that children and adults will love.
If you fancy seeing some nature and animals, there is a selection of fantastic zoos to visit that are the top Majorca attractions. Spend the day at the Safari Zoo near Sa Coma, which gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with monkeys, flamingos and meerkats. The Palma Aquarium has a great selection of sea life, and the Marineland waterpark has daily dolphin and penguin shows to enjoy.
Majorca is home to 554km of beautiful coastline, making it one of the most desirable stretches of beach in the Mediterranean. S’illot Beach is great for those that want to soak up the sun and revel in Majorca’s natural beauty. This quiet pebble beach is located in the north of the Island, near the picturesque resort of Pollensa.
The S’albufera Natural Park is a nationally protected marshland that is great for nature loving visitors. The park has a fantastic rural beach and a fine collection of rare birds, great for a day out. The Cuevas del Drach are one of the most wondrous Majorca attractions; the collection of underground caves glisten and light up a holiday.
Majorca is a haven of entertainment in the evening for all ages; families will love the world-class shows and entertainment, while groups will enjoy the wild nights out on offer. For a fun, but low-key night out, the Pirates Show is great family entertainment. This themed show offers its audience the chance to escape to a pirate wonderland with a show and dinner.
On the other extreme, Magaluf is a dream for clubbers and those on group holidays. Spend unforgettable nights under the bright lights, with the world’s best DJ’s and great music. Mallorca Rocks is one of Europe’s biggest music festivals and the hotel's annual event will welcome HAIM and The 1975 this summer, with even more fun acts to enjoy.
Cycle around Palma – Local authorities in Majorca have announced a bicycle scheme for sightseers to enjoy in the capital. Similar to London’s Boris’s bike scheme, holidaymakers can cycle and enjoy all of Palma’s fantastic sites using the rented bikes! With bike rental stops situated all over the capital, visitors can pick up and drop off the useful bicycles at their convenience. Five day passes can be purchased for €12.
Visit the Spanish Tourist Board for more information on holidays in Majorca.
Majorca Beach Guide – For more information on Majorca’s great beaches, read our comprehensive guide to the best beaches in Majorca.