Balearic Island holidays and travel guide

Majorcan Coves

Majorcan Coves

Balearic Island holidays and travel guide to sun, sand, fun and great beaches

When you think of the Balearic islands you should think of beaches: stunning, sparkling, sandy wonders blessed with the near-perfect climate that draws millions of tourists to the eastern shore of Spain and this Mediterranean island chain. There are four main Balearic islands: Majorca , Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, each with its own distinct character.Majorca is the largest and best-known Balearic, with a reputation for partying similar to Ibiza. Indeed, the Bay of Palma is crowded with trendy bars, restaurants and discos, but Majorca also boasts stunning mountains and unspoiled coves, as well as the Balearics’ one “real” city and the Balearic capital, Palma.

Nearby Ibiza is the party spot, with a trendy resort reputation that seems to draw every club-going European to the outrageous summer street scene. Daytime hours are spent on the beaches at Las Salinas and Es Cabellet, while nights are danced away in any of the bars and discos which compete for tourist dollars.

Formentara, in contrast, is more reclusive, a haven for artists and solitude-seeking tourists who enjoy quiet clothes free bathing amongst the wild rosemary bushes and omnipresent bright green iguanas. Windswept Menorca is a bit more conservative and quiet, littered with stone reminders of its prehistoric past, and perfect for tourists looking for peace and beautiful, relatively isolated beaches.

An interesting cultural note about Mahon, the capital of Menorca: mayonnaise or “mahonesa” was first created here!

 

Without doubt some of the best beaches in Spain are located around the Balearic Islands.

One of the top reasons why visitors enjoy Balearic Island holidays year after year are its incredible beaches. Some of the best are on the Island of Menorca including the Cala de Algaiarens being the pick of the Calas or coves dotted all around the island. A great reason for visiting this part of Spain is to for the “Cala hopping” stopping off for a quick swim at each as you make a slow circle around the Island. Quite a lot of them though are only accessible via the sea and there position only given away by the yachts and small craft anchored slightly offshore around them. Other Calas we would certainly recommend on the island are Cala Macarella, Cala Es Talaier. Cala N,porter, Cala Mitjaneta, Cala Galdana and Cala Pregonda.

Some other treasured beaches in this area would have to include those located around the Colonia de San Jordi in Mallorca including Estanys, Dolc and Carbo. This beautiful stretch of coastline offers clear blue waters and isolated and unused beaches of fine white sand and an abundance of vegetation.

The Balearic Islands are home to some of the top holidays resorts in Spain with a fantastic array of accommodation on offer from the cheapest hostels to some of the finest luxury hotels  in Spain.  There is a large number good quality hotels around Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formanterra which offer value for money to suit all budgets. There are resorts such as Magaluf on the Island of Majorca that are very popular package holiday destinations with many all inclusive resorts offering family holidays for as little as £200 per person per week, incredible value when you think for that price everything is included, flights, transfers. food and accommodation.

Enjoying a fantastic beach holiday on the Balearic Islands has a number of benefits as the area attracts visitors from all over the world looking for blue sea, sand and warm temperatures. The Balearic Islands are among the most popular tourist destinations for visitors looking for beach holidays Spain, as the area is home to some of the best beaches in Europe, with white sands and blue seas. With a Mediterranean climate, these islands experience a warm temperature all year round, making them the perfect choice for a weekend getaway or for a longer holiday period with your family.

 

Ibiza

Ibiza

Ibiza -The party Island of the Balearics

One of the four largest Balearic Islands, Ibiza is the perfect place if you are looking for beach holidays Spain. This is a beautiful island where the people are warm and friendly, and there are picturesque coastal villages and stunning scenery, as well as impressive views of the ocean.

Ibiza is also known as the party capital of the world, attracting thousands of young party-revellers from all around the world every year. You will find some of the world’s biggest nightclubs on the island, such as the famed Space and  Pacha dance clubs, as well as a number of bars and restaurants. The Ibiza music scene is known the world over and has influenced some of the most popular music on the charts today. The island often welcomes some of the world’s most famous DJs and entertainers.

Aside from being a party island, Ibiza can be a great place to take the family, or to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner. With shops, restaurants, historic buildings and plenty of culture.

Beaches of Menorca

Beaches of Menorca

Popular holiday Island of Majorca 

Majorca is another popular tourist attraction, and this island welcomes thousands of people from all over the world on their holidays. Here you will find some of the best beaches in Europe. If you enjoy sports, you will be spoiled for choice in Majorca, especially when there is so much to see, do and experience. Take a trip to Alcudia, one of the most historic and beautiful towns on the island. A medieval wall surrounds the town, and here you will find shops, restaurants, culture and museums, providing the perfect photo opportunity.