The beautiful Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is home to the most cultural and historic attractions. Each of its many white-sand beaches has its own unique appeal and personality, and the capital, Palma is a cosmopolitan city with world-class restaurants, hotels and spas. At Majorca, you can expect the amazing mixture of fun, relaxation, natural beauty and culture, promising an active, exciting and fulfilling holiday.
There are a number of wonderful beaches to choose from. Our recommendations are:
Cala Llombards is an exclusive beach located on the south-east coast. It is an idyllic thin strip of white sand framed by pine trees, where locals and people staying in nearby villas go.
Cala Tuent, on the dramatic north-west coast, is a mix of sand and pebbles overlooked by the tiny Sant Llorenç chapel. It takes some bravery to get down the rocky hillside, but the effort is rewarded by peaceful ambient and crystalline water.
Playa de Muro, on the north coast of the island, is an endless stretch of fine, gold sand. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants here, and you can wade out quite a long way in the clear water before getting out of your depth, so this is a great option if you have small children.
Cala Mesquida, on the north-eastern tip of the island, is a stunning beach of pale sand, framed by dunes and pine forests – with a few hotel complexes on one side. This remote bay that used to be a smugglers’ haunt, but is now a favourite of windsurfers, still has a wild feel to it. This beach is an ideal place for those who want to explore a quieter part of Majorca.
Or you can choose a buzzing Playa de Palma, Mallorca’s biggest holiday resort, a long stretch of beach to the east of Palma de Majorca. It is very popular with tourists, especially from the UK and Germany, and the city of Palma is reachable by public transport.
Away from the shore, Majorca is a great mountain-biking destination. Bikes can be rented from Palma and other towns, and there are well-marked trails throughout the island. Majorca’s hiking and biking trails boast some of the best views available on the island.
If you want to explore a bit of culture, a visit to Palma is a must. The main attractions and shops are situated around the massive Gothic cathedral down by the sea front. This area, known as Palma’s old town, is full of ancient passages, historic monuments and magnificent architecture. Also, make sure to visit the picturesque village of Valldemossa and the Museum of Frederick Chopin. The great composer lived here with George Sands in 1838.
Those who want to enjoy the night-life won’t stay disappointed either. In Palma, restaurants, bars, and live music is all part of the city’s vibrant social scene. All over the island, beaches and clubs are full of people having fun and partying through the night.
Majorca has everything you could ask for! Enjoy this dreamy island, where you will always hear someone saying: “Smile, you are at Majorca!”