Cheap Magaluf Holidays 2018
Magaluf's fantastic nightlife and gorgeous beach have long made it a holiday hotspot on the beautiful Balearic island of Majorca. In summer, Magaluf's clubs and bars host fabulous parties and world-famous DJs. In winter, Magaluf is quiet and tranquil, appealing particularly to families and older couples who come to enjoy the wonderful winter sunshine. Once a byword for hedonistic excess, Magaluf has been carefully positioning itself as a family resort for the last few years, and you'll find plenty to keep kids of all ages happy.
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Most popular hotels in Magaluf
BH Mallorca Hotel
BCM Hotel Mallorca
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort
HM Martinique Apartments
Magalluf Playa Apartments
Magaluf is best known as the Balearic's party destination for the under-30s, but it also appeals to older couples and families, particularly in the off season. Central to Magaluf's appeal is its long, sandy beach, which is equipped with every imaginable facility. The world-famous nightlife in Magaluf ensures that you’ll have a fantastic choice of bars and clubs, which run the gamut from laid-back, family-oriented beach bars to super-clubs. Magaluf town has made substantial efforts in recent years to shake its hedonistic party image, and, although it’s still synonymous with a good time, there’s plenty to see and do besides enjoying the bar action. Entertainment includes the Pirate Show, which appeals to all ages, and there are lots of enticing towns and villages – not least the enchanting Majorcan capital of Palma – within easy reach by car or bus.
Wine and Dine
Booking a cheap holiday to Magaluf means you've got cash left over for those holiday treats. Magaluf has a huge choice of cafés and restaurants, from all the major fast food chains to restaurants serving Spanish, British, Indian, and Chinese cuisine. Plenty of places stay open all through the night to cater to the crowds of night time revellers. There are some tapas bars and eateries serving traditional Mallorcan dishes, but, if you want to try genuine local cuisine, head into Palma. Palma’s extensive choice of restaurants runs the gamut from tiny neighbourhood tapas bars to some of Spain’s best Michelin-starred restaurants. In the winter, many restaurants close down completely, or only open at weekends, but there is still plenty of choice for low-season visitors.
The fine sand and shallow waters make the beaches at Magaluf and adjoining Palma Nova great options for families.
There are scores of family-friendly attractions in Magaluf, including go-kart circuits, mini-golf, play areas, and inflatable play parks. The Western Waterpark has plenty of adrenaline-pumping slides and rides, including the whirling Cola del Diablo (‘Devil’s tail’) slide. The Katmandu Resort is a very entertaining upside-down 'house' in the centre of the resort, which has a host of interactive activities along with a 4D cinema, and an XD Dark Ride. Another great afternoon out for all the family is Golf Fantasia, a 54-hole mini-golf course set in gorgeous gardens.
The Pirates Adventure show is the biggest attraction on Majorca: the audience dine on board a recreation of an enormous pirate ship, while buccaneers regale them with all kinds of antics. It’s always a big hit with the whole family.
A short drive from Magaluf in Portals Nous, Marineland has aquariums and dolphin shows, and Jungle Parc, an adventure park in Santa Ponsa, has two treetop circuits with rope bridges and zip line. There are lots of family-friendly places to eat in Magaluf, and a wide range of cuisines available, so even the fussiest children won’t go hungry.
Action and Adventure
In Magaluf you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to facilities for water sports. With the money you've saved booking a cheap Magaluf holiday, you could try your hand at paddle-boarding, kayaking, water-skiing or kite-surfing. Or rent a kayak or a speed boat to explore the surrounding coastline. Inland, the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana mountains are a paradise for hikers, with some outstanding walking paths, including the long-distance GR routes. Among the best is the GR22 Ruta de la Pedra en Sec (Dry Stone Route), which gives you the chance to see some of the traditional Mallorcan dry stone walls and buildings. Near Alcudia, in northern Majorca, you can go skydiving and hang-gliding.
Life's a Beach
Magaluf, and the adjoining resort of Palma Nova, are both blessed with magnificent beaches, and beaches are the pride of the Balearics. These long, well-kept stretches of fine golden sand overlook the dazzling blue of the Mediterranean. There are scores of facilities available in Magaluf, from sunloungers and parasols for rent, to every imaginable water sport. Water-skiing, sailing, parasailing and kite-surfing are just some of the options available. There are also banana boats, jet skis, party boats, speedboats and glass-bottomed boat trips around the bay. The beach is backed by a promenade, the ‘Passeig Marítim’, which is full of cafés, shops, pubs and restaurants, and there are a couple of play areas with climbing frames for kids. The beach in Palma Nova is marginally less hectic, and is a popular choice with families.
Magaluf is one of the biggest party destinations in the Mediterranean, particularly in July and August, when flights to Magaluf are still staggeringly cheap. Most of the action is concentrated on the Punta Ballena bar strip, which is choc-a-block with bars and clubs. Even though Punta Ballena has lots to offer, the biggest club of them all is the legendary BCM, which attracts top-name international DJs and puts on infamous pool parties, foam parties, popcorn parties and more throughout the summer. Magaluf, is a popular destination for stag dos and hen weekends throughout the year, although you’ll find that there many of the bars and clubs in Magaluf either close down completely in winter or only open at weekends. Head into nearby Palma, Majorca’s beautiful capital, for sophisticated cocktail bars, jazz bars or just if you’d like to go clubbing with the locals.
If you’re looking for a relaxing break with your partner, then visit Magaluf in the winter. There is plenty of lovely winter sunshine, the long beach along the front of Magaluf is perfect for romantic strolls, and it’s still warm enough to enjoy languid al fresco lunches. If you and your partner enjoy partying, then hit Magaluf in July and August when there are nightly parties and club nights featuring some of the best-known international DJs. If you want to escape the crowds, you could take a walk down to Puerto Portals, a chic marina filled with yachts, for a quiet drink. Or hop on the bus to nearby Palma, where you can wander the narrow, historic streets, perhaps pamper yourself with a spa treatment, enjoy a rooftop cocktail at one of Magaluf's chic hotel bars, or snuggle up over a candle-lit dinner.
Magaluf is just a short bus journey from the charming island capital of Palma, which is full of superb cultural sights. Among them is the handsome Gothic cathedral, the outstanding Es Baluard museum of contemporary art, which is set in a 16th-century fortress, a slew of dainty Modernista mansions, and the splendid Royal Palace of La Almudaina. You could also take the vintage train from Palma to Sóller, a very pretty town set in orange groves. Or take a tour of drive to Valldemosa, where Chopin and Georges Sand wintered in the monastery in the 1830s. Nearby Deia is one of the most picturesque villages on the whole island, and now has a museum dedicated to the writer Robert Graves who lived here for many years.