Beautiful Balearic Islands holidays 2020
The Balearic Islands are some of Spain’s most beloved holiday destinations. Made up of 151 islands, only five are inhabited - Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera. The rest are easily reached by boat.
Holidaymakers have been coming to this archipelago for years and it’s easy to see why. Thanks to its picturesque port towns, quaint fishing villages, beaches to die for and some of Europe’s liveliest party destinations, the islands are popular with everyone.
You can expect year-round sunshine as the islands are set in the Mediterranean Sea, between Spain and the coast of North Africa, making them perfect for the end of 2020 and a 2020 summer break. Beach lovers are in bliss on the Balearics. There are 120 beaches on Menorca and infamous coastal resorts on Majorca and Ibiza, providing sandy options that range from lively and popular to secluded and intimate.
If you want to find the party then Ibiza, with its 24-hour clubs and a thriving LGBT scene is for you. For a little bit of culture, Majorca has many historical sites for you to discover. For the quiet life, get lost in Formentera or go wild in Cabrera's protected national park. With a range of accommodation options, including full board, all-inclusive and self-catering, you can holiday any way you want.
Floating away from the mainland of Spain, the Balearic Islands offer you something a little different. Whatever you want from your 2020 and 2020 holiday, you will find it on one of these unique islands.
The Balearic Islands are great for:
- Family holidays - If you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday then head to Menorca which is ideal for families and couples.
- All inclusive holidays - Alcudia, Cales de Majorca and Cala d’Or are popular resorts with some great package holiday deals on offer.
- Cheap holidays - The Balearics are great for a family holiday, or even a group holiday with friends. From fantastic shopping to sightseeing and sunbathing, the Balearic Islands are varied and have something for everyone. Plus, they are often the cheapest holidays for a short-haul getaway or a short break out of the UK.
Balearic Islands at a glance
Discover the best beaches
We love Playa de Alcúdia in Majorca and Cala Benirrás in Ibiza
Perfect for watersports
The Balearics are ideal for windsurfing, kayaking, jetski, snorkelling & more!
Top attractions to visit
The Palma Cathedral in Majorca as well as Ibiza Old Town are top of the list
Take the little ones to Palma Aquarium and enjoy plenty of family-friendly resorts with waterparks
Popular with couples
Sandy Puerto de San Miguel is perfect for a secluded escape for two
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Hit buzzing San Antonio for its never-ending parties or Ibiza Town for the legendary club scene
Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of mainland Spain. The …from £108 pp
Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, situated off the eastern coast of mainland Spain. The island enjoys a typically …from £126 pp
Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands, though it takes a slightly more subdued role in its Mediterranean lifestyle than …from £140 pp
Top resorts in Balearic Islands
Magaluf's fantastic nightlife and gorgeous beach have long made it a holiday hotspot on the beautiful Balearic island of Majorca, …from £141 pp
Alcudia holidays on the stunning island of Majorca guarantee amazing beaches, wonderful coastal scenery and a lively family-friendly destination that …from £119 pp
Cala d'Or in Majorca, Balearic Islands …from £128 pp
Transforming from a quiet fishing village into an international tourism hotspot over the last 30 years, San Antonio holidays have …from £126 pp
Located on the stunning Spanish island of Majorca, Palma Nova is the perfect mix of relaxation and activities, combined with …from £137 pp
San Antonio Bay
Situated on Ibiza's western coast, San Antonio Bay is known for its excellent beaches and party vibes. It's one of …from £169 pp
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Things to do in Balearic Islands
Seafood is a firm favourite on the Balearic Islands. Both the Mallorquin shrimp and the Menorquin lobster are unique to the islands and cannot be found in any other part of the Mediterranean. You will find these crustaceans on many menus and food markets. Fresh fish and shellfish feature on most of the restaurant’s menus, as does traditional Spanish dishes like paella and tapas.
Interestingly, mayonnaise was invented in Mahon in Majorca, so expect to receive this, freshly made, when you ask for condiments.
The best way to enjoy the local cuisine is to visit open-air cafés and restaurants and watch life go by. Washed down with a carafe of sangria, you will always have a meal to remember on the Balearic Islands.
With some of the best nightclubs in the world, you are bound to find your perfect party island in the Balearics.
Majorca has a healthy mix of karaoke bars, pubs and late night nightclubs in Magaluf which is popular with the 18 to 30 crowd, while the resorts of Alcudia and Cala Bona are filled with many atmospheric bars.
Hedonistic Ibiza has a world-renowned nightlife scene. Keen party-goers flock here for the super clubs, which include some of the largest nightclubs in the world with some of the top-selling DJs.
In contrast to Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca’s is much more low-key and nightlife usually hotel-based. However, in the cities of Mahón and Ciutadella, there is a choice of bona fide nightspots.
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Majorca tends to be the warmest Balearic Island. Expect temperatures reaching the 30 degree-Celsius mark throughout summer. However, all of the Balearics are generally quite hot during the summer months.
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