When discussing holidays in Europe, Majorca has to be the most popular choice. It’s not hard to see why either as this beautiful island provides a little something for everyone, whether you seek a relaxing holiday on the beach, an activity filled day that will keep the children happy or a break filled with late night revelry, Majorca could well be the place for you. Lazy days ambling cobbled streets can be found in Cala D’Or whilst lively water parks and entertainment options can be found in Santa Ponsa. All you need to do is decide what sort of holiday you’re looking for and choose the resort accordingly.
When it comes to entertainment Majorca has more than enough to keep you busy. When relaxation is all you need there are of course beautiful beaches, with 250 miles of coastline it’s not difficult to find a little piece of sand to call your own. If lazing on the beach with a book is not for you then there are a number of extraordinary golf courses throughout Majorca, with the sunshine adding to your golfing experience. For something a little more out of the ordinary there are a number of theme and water parks in Majorca, perfect for visitors of all ages who are looking for a giggle and a bit of excitement. One day out suitable for all the family has to be Marineland, which boasts a number of exotic species, including parrots, sea lions and seals which are happy to put on a show for enraptured visitors. When the children have squealed, giggled and clapped enough at the exciting shows you can take them to one of a number of restaurants onsite which cater to visitors with all tastes. There are two water parks in Majorca, Aqualand in Magaluf is the busier of the two which has a number of rides and slides which are guaranteed to have everyone smiling.
Hidropark in Alcudia is slightly smaller but still boasts enough rides to keep everyone happy. When you’ve bitten your nails down to the quick you can make use of the golf courses provided here which are suitable for children and adults. For something a little more cultural and dare we say it, educational! there are the Caves of Drach, located near Porto Cristo which will fascinate with their beauty, an underground lake which is over a 1000 metres long and 30 metres wide is definitely worth a few pictures.
Alcudia situated in the north of Majorca is a fabulous, relaxed resort which is perfect for families looking for a laid back break and couples who just want to chill out in the sun. Offering up 5 miles of sand and sea, the beaches offer a number of water sports and beach based activities. For those seeking entertainment there is the Hidropark which offers a number of rides, chutes and golf courses for your enjoyment. Those seeking entertaining evenings needn’t feel Alcudia isn’t for them as there are a plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the area, providing live music, dancing and karaoke should you require it.
Palma Nova is a lively and welcoming resort, which is suitable for families, couples and young people looking for a great holiday in the sun. The busy beach is a great place to start when visiting Palma Nova where there are a number of water sports options for those who seek a little excitement. Seamlessly blending a number of family friendly amenities like tennis, golf and go karting whilst the evenings are full of fantastic restaurants, lively bars and great nightclubs
Magalluf, located right next door to Palma Nova, requires little introduction. As the bustling party central of Majorca, Magalluf is perfect for those seeking relaxing days and lively nights. During the day there are a number of activities for those who choose to partake including a water park, golf courses aplenty and go karting courses if you’re up to the challenge. As the sun sets things liven up with a number of restaurants providing tasty cuisine, bars with entertainment provided and more nightclubs than one person could sample, offering different atmospheres and themes to suit all visitors.
Santa Ponsa, one of the most popular resorts in Majorca, is a great place for a family holiday. Boasting three beaches this area is perfect for those who want to laze on the sand, take a cooling dip in the sea or even try their hands and balance at some water sports. Santa Ponsa features a well equipped resort centre with a number of restaurants offering both local and international food, bars with a chilled out atmosphere and an array of shops for souvenirs and anything else you might need.
Take a boat from Ibiza to the tiny island of Formentera a couple of miles to the south. When you disembark at the harbour in La Savina, it is a good idea to hire a bike or scooter from one of the many outlets to explore the island. You might want to spend all day on one of the spectacular beaches – where nudism is the norm but not obligatory – or perhaps walk around the coast.
The salt pans are now a nature reserve and a haven for birdwatchers. There are regular services from Ibiza town, and also from Santa Eulalia, San Antonio, Es Canar and Playa d’en Bossa. Some ferries take about an hour and costs around £15 return, while the fast service takes 35 minutes and costs about £35 return.