A giant waterpark and miles of sandy coast are a few of Majorca’s top attractions, while Ibiza serves up a mix of full-on clubbing and idyllic natural beauty. You’ll find peaceful, family-friendly holidays in Menorca.
The Balearics are made up of three main islands – Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. They’ve each got their own unique feel. Ibiza is one big party, while kid-friendly Majorca's all about mountains, cobbled towns and waterparks and Menorca’s the quieter, more traditional sibling. But if they have one thing in common, it’s miles and miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches.
Things are pretty laid-back during the day, especially if you make a visit to Ibiza’s chilled-out hippy market, or soak up harbour views over a coffee on Menorca. Thrill-seekers, meanwhile, get their adrenaline fix at Majorca’s exhilarating waterparks.
Most Balearic days come to an end with a beautiful sunset. Lots of people watch it, cocktail in hand, from Ibiza’s Sunset Strip. If you want to get away from the crowds, head up one of Majorca’s dramatic western hills. You’ll get fantastic views of the sun dipping down over the glistening Mediterranean.
Ibiza is known the world over for its clubs, so it’s no wonder the likes of Skrillex, Tiësto and Carl Cox are on the list of regulars. But don’t worry if you’re looking for more of a family vibe – you can head to the friendly bars and restaurants on Menorca’s picturesque seafront.
The Balearics are a string of stunning Spanish islands in the Mediterranean Sea, off the eastern coast of Spain. They’re not too far from the northern reaches of Africa.