Majorca has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, largely thanks to its beautiful climate, golden beaches and lively local culture. Those looking for holidays to Majorca, whether it’s a fun filled family adventure or weekend getaway, often return – entranced by the beautiful stretches of coastline, fantastic cuisine and great nightlife.
With a variety of resorts across the island to pick your destination from, it is definitely worth taking a little time to explore what is on offer at each. So what is on offer in this popular holiday island?
One of the first purpose-built tourist destinations on the island, Palma Nova, has developed into one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Lying extremely close to the resort of Magaluf, the two have grown so much that they have virtually merged and it can be difficult to distinguish where one ends and the other begins.
Palma Nova is considered the quieter of the two and, consequently, is often considered a better option for families. The traffic-free promenades that run beside the fantastic beaches are home to bars, shops and numerous places to eat. It is also incredibly easy to find activities to fill your time, including a great range of watersports, glass-bottom boat trips and snorkelling.
Magaluf, located on south-west of the island, is an incredibly popular resort for both families and those looking to experience some of the most exhilarating nightlife of Majorca. Just 15 miles from the island’s airport in Palma, it is particularly well known for its stunning stretch of sandy beach and the array of bars, shops, restaurants and clubs lining the seafront.
Especially popular amongst younger holidaymakers during the peak season running through July and August, the area also boasts impressive attractions for families, including the Western Water Park, various water sports and an impressive go-karting track. One of the greatest benefits of the area is the availability of cheap holidays to Magaluf, making it the perfect destination for many holidaymakers.
Those looking for a holiday that allows them to escape the busy humdrum of other Majorcan resorts, Puerto Pollensa may just be the perfect destination. Located on an idyllic horseshoe shaped bay on the north of the island and backed by the picturesque Boquer mountain range, the resort is popular amongst couples and families looking to take advantage of the scenic tranquillity of the fishing port.
The warm water lapping at the spectacular beaches is fairly shallow and home to a variety of water sports. This makes it ideal for families looking to combine exciting holiday activities with a little relaxation time. Alcudia also lies a mere 10 minutes away and here visitors are able to utilise the excellent facilities, including a waterpark, go-karting track and mini golf courses. For those who enjoy a good bit of shopping followed by a beautiful dining experience while on holiday, the many high quality shops, bars and restaurants won’t disappoint.