Majorca, the largest of Balearic Islands, is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the southeast coast of mainland Spain. Majorca enjoys a fantastic Mediterranean climate of warm, pleasant summers and equally enjoyable, mild winters. The dramatic mountains, medieval villages and expansive beaches provide breathtaking backdrops, while the extraordinary food, laid back island life and the array of active pursuits and cheap accommodations make the island an ideal destination. Holidays to Majorca are not only mesmerising and tranquil experiences, but they are reasonably priced and easy to arrange – especially when planning ahead for 2015 and 2016.
Summer in Majorca is between June and September, during which time there is plenty of sunshine, temperatures reaching 30°C and low levels of rainfall and humidity. As a result of the island’s temperate climate, holidays to Majorca are made possible during any time of the year. Trips in autumn (October and November) offer visitors sun-filled days and temperatures averaging 23°C with occasional chances of rain. Winter (December to February) and spring (March to May) are also prime times to visit Majorca to take advantage of the island’s diverse landscape, historical villages and rich culture. During these months, lower temperatures are perfect for nature walks and bike rides.
For a more relaxing holiday getaway or a couples retreat, head to Majorca’s east coast which resorts like Cala D’or and Cala Millor boast some of the island’s most beautiful beaches and fine dining options. If you are traveling with the family, consider the Santa Ponsa resort. It is home to wide range of activities and theme parks that will keep everyone entertained. For young singles and couples who want to experience Majorca’s live party scene, look no further than the Magaluf resort, with its expansive beach and abundance of bars and clubs.
With the UK being just two hours away from one of the chicest holiday destinations in Europe, it’s tempting to want to book your getaway immediately. Between the glamorous resorts, beautiful landscapes and endless possibilities for fun, the island truly has something for everyone. Check our resort guide to find the perfect destination and itinerary for your 2015/2016 Majorca holiday.
Beautiful Beaches and Aquatic Adventures in Majorca
With its varied terrain – the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range in the north, flatlands interspersed with olive trees in the south and an impressive coastline spanning 500km – Majorca is truly paradise. It is home to a wide variety of coastlines that range from rugged with dramatic cliffs to inviting beaches with white and gold sand turquoise waters. Whether you are seeking an adventure-filled trip or relaxing getaway, the island has something for everyone. Families are welcomed to enjoy the kid-friendly environment and pristine beaches – many of which have been awarded Blue Flag status. Some beaches such as the Cala Esmerelda in Cala d’Or are quite unspoilt. The beach, named after its emerald color, sits in a small cove that makes it easy to keep a watchful eye on the children. The north coast’s Playa de Muro is the perfect beach for basking in the sun and enjoying the serene environment. Its small enclave flanked by cliffs and pine trees attracts all types of travelers. For those looking for a more action-packed beach, the always popular Playa de Palma is ideal for sunbathing, socializing and participating in the numerous water sports. All of the resorts in Majorca offer an assortment of activities. Yet, the most essential parts to any Majorca holiday are the beaches and aquatic activities. Whether you are an expert or a novice, there are schools and facilities that cater to your ability level and interests. Those who like to explore the ocean’s treasures can go snorkeling or scuba diving in some of the impressive underwater caves and grottos. Additional water sports include jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and sailing. If you want to keep your feet on dry land, take in some of Majorca's amazing views by cycling or walking. Several of the tours provide guests with incredible treks through mountains, citrus groves and stone villages. The Drach Caves, a series of four caves, in Porto Cristo contain one of the world’s largest underground bodies of water. Rather than just touring the caves, stay for one of the many concerts held underground. Mallorca also has numerous golf courses that take advantage of the ample space and picturesque scenery.
Stroll the Stony Streets and Sip Sangria
Although the beaches are nice, the island’s interior regions are not to be missed. For an authentic look at the island’s charming culture and traditions, head to its capital city. Palma’s interior gives way to cobbled streets and historic villages that surround the Royal Monastery of Valldemossa, the Bellver Castle, the gothic cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. The city is also home to impressive museums that showcase the island’s art and rich history, as well as several areas for shopping. Palma also has some of the best restaurants in the Balearics. Visitors can feast on everything ranging from traditional cuisine and modern fares to cheap bites and five-star dishes. There are also significant influences from traditional Spanish food and international cuisine. For classic Mallorquin food try one of the many bars along the marina and snack on tapas and sangrias. In reality, there is no wrong choice when it comes to dining out. In whatever you do, just be sure to adopt the laid back Mallorquin attitude and enjoy the moment. For the ultimate holiday to Majorca, search out great deals and book your plans for 2015 and 2016 now!
Useful Information For Majorca Holidays
Flights to Majorca take approximately 2 hours, the airport you fly into is Palma.
Direct flights to Palma are available from Bristol, London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Leeds/Bradford, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Blackpool, Southampton, Humberside, Durham/Tee Valley, Norwich, Aberdeen and Derry. In short no matter where you live in the UK your local airport will more than likely do a flight to Majorca.
Like mainland Spain and the other Balearic islands the currency in Majorca is the Euro.