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Experience the majesty of Majorca holidays
When it comes to holidays in Majorca, everyone always thinks of dreamy golden beaches leading to clear blue waters. Well actually, they’ve got the right idea, as Majorca makes the most of being a Mediterranean island by having over seventy beaches just waiting to be discovered.
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Gorgeous beaches and exciting attractions on every coast
If a spot of lazing on a sunlit beach is top of your list for your holidays in Majorca, we heartily recommend Alcudia, Cala d’Or and Calas de Mallorca. Alcudia has a six-mile long beach of soft white sand, while Cala d’Or and Calas de Mallorca have the kind of secluded little coves that allow you to sunbathe in complete peace.
In fact, with the dense inland forestry and dramatic Tramuntana Mountain Range dominating the west coast, there’s ample opportunity to unwind amongst scenic surroundings on holidays in Majorca. Puerto Pollensa is the place to be for taking in those picture perfect sights of the mountains. It’s an incredibly relaxing place for couples, as the irrepressibly romantic Pine Walk is lined with shady sweet smelling pines, authentic Spanish restaurants and grand villas. Port d’Alcudia and Playa de Muro near Alcudia also have a similar calming atmosphere and an upmarket style.
But holidays in Majorca don’t have to be all about relaxing - the southern resorts of Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa have plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained. Palma Nova has three fantastic mini-golf courses and a marine zoo is close by, while Santa Ponsa even has a mini children’s playground on its beach!
Another resort in the south of Majorca, Magalluf, has just as much fun on offer for the daytime as the night time, with two top water parks and a lively fun house at the resort. However, it must be said that it’s at the night time when Magalluf really comes alive. Its main strip has many bars and clubs with big name DJs in the summer and some very cheap drink deals, but there are quieter pubs just off the central street too.
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For all-round fun for the whole family, it’s hard to beat water parks, and luckily holidays in Majorca have them in abundance. The best resorts to have your holidays if you like water parks are Magalluf and Alcudia. Magaluf has Western Water Park and Aqualand nearby and they get very busy in the summer. But you’ll get the best value if you stay at the Club Mac Alcudia Resort & Waterpark with Jet2holidays. Here, unlimited access to the local Hidropark is included with your holiday.
Most of the cultural delights in Majorca can be found in the capital city, Palma. It’s only 15 minutes away from Palma Nova (and it’s even closer if you’re staying in Portals Nous) and there are breathtaking structures like the intricately designed Le Seu Cathedral, the huge Bellver Castle and the Palau de l’Amudaina palace. But for even older sights, head to the Roman ruins of Pollentia near the old town in Alcudia. Incredibly, the remnants of these villas and temples date back to 123BC.
Holidays in Majorca are even more richly lavished with natural wonders. The overawing splendour of the Tramuntana Mountain Range is fully accessible from Puerto Pollensa. All ages and abilities will be able to find a walking trail that suits them for viewing the highest peak in the Balearic Islands. By contrast, the marshy wetlands of S’Albufera near Alcudia and Playa de Muro are fairly flat, but they’re also dense with vegetation that plays host to wide range of wild birds and fish. On the eastern coast, a visit to the Caves of Drach simply must be made if you’re staying in Cala d’Or or Calas de Mallorca. You can partake in a boat ride on a large underground lake here that is illuminated beautifully by cleverly placed lights.
Picking out the best beaches in Majorca leaves you really spoilt for choice. It’s certainly true that Alcudia is often said to have some of the best stretches of coastline, and it’s easy to see why. The central Alcudia Beach has six miles of pristine white sand, all backed by huge shady palm trees. Magalluf Beach is mightily impressive too, as it's a long arc of golden sand complete with a renovated, thoroughly modern promenade.
But for beaches that are a little more secluded, you’ll love the seven (yes seven!) coves that make up Cala d’Or. Cala Gran is the biggest beach here (although it’s only 40m wide), but for pure beauty Cala Serna is highly recommended. It’s surrounded by long, pine covered headlands on both sides, and the crystalline water remains glassily calm at all times.
Calas de Mallorca also features three compact coves that are pretty similar to Cala d’Or. The only real difference with the beaches at Calas de Mallorca, such as Cala Domingo Grans is that they’re a little more open, leaving you with a bit more space to stretch out on the sand.
Ideal for families
Majorca’s many safe beaches are fantastic for families, although Alcudia is probably one of the best resorts overall. It has a brilliantly colourful water park and six miles of pristine white sand. Cala d'Or is also a top choice thanks to its peaceful nature and family-friendly restaurants. A third option comes in the form of Santa Ponsa, as it has a welcoming atmosphere and is close to several wild and wacky waterparks, crazy golf courses and activity centres.
Ideal for friends
For the ultimate party capital in Majorca, head to Magalluf. Its bars and clubs combine cheap drinks, loud music and a lively atmosphere for thrilling nights out. That's not fogetting Palma Nova nearby. As a slightly calmer alternative, it's still close enough to enjoy all the bars and clubs of Magalluf, whilst also enjoying the more sedate atmosphere.
Ideal for couples
Couples will love the peaceful nature of Puerto Pollensa. Take a stroll along its pine walk and give the temptingly authentic restaurants a try. Calas de Mallorca also offers you secluded golden coves. But if you'd prefer to soak up the culture instead of the sun, you should head for the capital Palma. Marvelling at its spire-strewn cathedral, checking out chic shops or enjoying cosmopolitan cocktail bars by the marina are all experiences best shared.
Holidays in Santa Ponsa offer all the attractions you’d expect from the developed south of Majorca. With so many activities, bars and restaurants close by, you often get the feeling that this whole area has been specially set up for tourists, and it has!
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Holidays to Alcudia are incredibly popular with British tourists because they combine a lot of different activities and attractions into one great package! Alcudia is set on a seven-mile long sandy bay on the northern tip of Majorca, in the opposite direction of Magalluf in the south.
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Holidays to Cala d’Or don’t just offer you one fantastic beach – they offer you seven! Each of the seven little coves is dotted along the coastline of Cala d’Or, with the largest, Cala Gran, being just 40m wide and 100m long.
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Puerto Pollensa lies in the quieter north of Majorca, a place where life moves at a slower pace, providing you with plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Upon arriving on your holidays in Puerto Pollensa, the first thing you’ll notice is the stunning scenery. The Tramuntana Mountain range casts an impressive backdrop over the entire resort.
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There are lots of reasons why holidays to Magalluf have been incredibly popular for so many years. Firstly, it has a huge golden beach that attracts people from miles around. The fact that those on holidays in Palma Nova and Palma City are willing to travel all the way to this beach proves how great it is!
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TRH Torrenova Hotel
TRH Torrenova is situated in an elevated position on the Torrenova headland with stunning sea views. The hotel offers the perfect base for taking advantage of Magalluf and Palma Nova’s vibrant nightlife as well as the beautiful beaches. With such a short distance from Magalluf you can be in on the ...
These centrally located apartments are set in a prime location for access to the beach and resort centre of Palma Nova. The large, well equipped apartments attract both families and groups of all ages looking for a fun-filled beach holiday. The pool is surrounded by a spacious terrace enabling you t...
Roc Portonova Apartments
Situated just across from the yacht club in a quieter part of Palma Nova, with lovely views of the bay. The Roc Portonova Apartments are in a great location, offering well-equipped apartments. The apartments are close to both the beach and the resort centre, this makes a great base to enjoy Palma N...
Set out like a holiday village the BelleVue Club is one of the largest resort complexes in Europe, with extensive grounds and over 17 separate buildings. It boasts swimming pools and sports facilities throughout its gardens and has a central arcade with restaurants, bars and a huge entertainment are...
Sea Club Alcudia
Set amongst pretty landscaped gardens with a Mediterranean village-like feel and fantastic array of facilities and entertainment is the Sea Club Alcudia. This spacious apartment complex will appeal to families of all ages. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained and whilst they a...
Siesta Apartments is a smart and spacious complex enjoying an attractive setting on the edge of the resort. Siesta Apartments have a great swimming pool for the kids to splash around in while the adults soak up the sun! If you want a change of scene there is a daily shuttle bus to the beautiful, san...
Sol de Alcudia Apartments
Fantastically located in the heart of Alcudia, the Sol De Alcudia Apartments offer spacious studios and apartments making them the ideal choice for families looking to make the most of this family friendly resort. The large swimming pool offers a great pool scene and is the ideal spot to lay back an...
Viva Cala Mesquida Club
Family holidays are all taken care of at this hotel. With the trademark Viva pirate ship, not to mention the hotel-run kids club, bouncy castle and kids menu in the restaurant, all you need to do is decide how to occupy yourself! The extensive drinks menu on offer though may certainly be a good plac...
Inturotel Sa Marina
A modern and comfortable hotel offering flexible spacious accommodation in apartment style rooms. The Inturotel Sa Marina is ideally positioned to reach the beautiful marina and is a short distance from sandy Cala d’or beach with its gently shelving water. This hotel is the ideal choice for families...
Riu Palace Bonanza Playa
With a relaxing atmosphere, great service and lovely location overlooking the Mediterranean this hotel offers the perfect holiday for couples, friends and families alike. The newly refurbished rooms offer cool and contemporary surroundings and set the tone for a restful holiday in the lovely Majorca...
Hotel Illa d'Or
A classic hotel reminiscent of a grand old Majorcan stately home, the Illa D’Or is ideal for couples seeking a charming, intimate holiday. Tucked away amidst shady pines this captivating retreat enjoys a picture perfect location and breath taking sea views.
Hotel Bon Sol
In a cliff top position set around beautiful tropical gardens with a small secluded beach, the Hotel Bon Sol is an exclusive family-run hotel with a traditional air and a host of facilities. With beautiful antique furniture collected from around the world this is a truly charming hotel boasting exce...
This lively hotel in Majorca is ideal for holidays with friends or groups travelling in search of the best nightlife that Majorca and Santa Ponsa has to offer. The busy pool scene with weekly pool party and simple apartments offer the ideal base. In the vicinity of the hotel you will find bars, rest...
HM Martinique Apartments
You could treat yourself to some slap-up meals with the great value All Inclusive package. What a fantastic base for clubbers, the strip’s just metres away! Watch the days come alive around the large, lush swimming pool. Plus, if you want to make the most of Magalluf’s long sandy beach, it’s just 20...
Sotavento Apartments underwent a stylish upgrade in 2014 which will ensure that it retains it's No1 position. With minimalist style, modern facilities and tasteful Hed-Kandi esque decor help to create a special atmosphere to chill out and relax. These stylish, elegant and up market apartments ar...
For a lively and action packed holiday then BelleVue Vistanova has a superb location. A favourite with young people and groups of friends due to it’s situation between both Palma Nova and Magalluf, ensuring there’s plenty of nightlife to choose from. When you need to recover and regroup the next da...
Sol Beach House Mallorca Cala Blanca
Situated right on the beach and in the centre of Palma Nova, this adults only hotel boasts an excellent location for couples and friends to enjoy this bustling resort. When you need to cool off after a day on the beach, there’s an indoor and outdoor swimming pool to choose from.
Hotel Marina Luz
A trendy boutique-style establishment set on a rocky cove with a stylish pool area and stunning Mediterranean views. There is also the newly renovated spa area where you can relax and unwind. Exclusively for adults this is a great escape for couples looking for a modern hotel that is close enough to...
The Hotel Daina is ideal for couples looking for that perfect beach holiday in a central location. Set in the heart and on the promenade of Puerto Pollensa, it’s perfectly placed for the beach, pool and café culture of the resort centre. The hotel has stunning views out to sea and a unique pool...