Sun-kissed beaches, ancient ruins and glamorous nightclubs offer a mixed cocktail of fun on holidays to the Balearic Islands. This idyllic archipelago makes paradise island dreams come true.
Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Menorca welcome holidaymakers to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Archaeological marvels dot scenic landscapes, from rugged mountain ranges to peaceful forests. If dining, shopping and nightlife are at the top of your Spanish island wish list, get set for an action-packed itinerary of indulgence.
Outdoor Adventures in the Balearic Islands
Make the most of sunny skies and turquoise seas with diving, water sports and island-hopping adventures. Your hiking boots will get a workout on stunning trails in the Tramuntana Mountains and along Menorca’s Cami de Cavalls. Spring and autumn bring explosions of colour and pleasant temps for keen walkers. During summer, the sun sizzles to match Ibiza’s world-renowned beach party scene.
Why book Balearic Islands holidays
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
Captivating coves, dramatic mountains and Mediterranean flavours greet holidaymakers in Majorca. The largest of the Balearics ticks all the boxes …From £97 per person
Ibiza is the party island of the Balearics, but there’s much more to this sundrenched destination. Holidays in Ibiza bring …From £132 per person
Step out of everyday life and into an island heaven on holidays to Menorca. With picture-perfect beaches, ancient ruins and …From £113 per person
Top resorts in Balearic Islands
Holidays to Magaluf deliver sand, sun and sangria in style. Renowned as one of Majorca’s party capitals, family-friendly attractions and …From £130 per person
An atmospheric medieval town and Majorca’s longest stretch of beach await on holidays to Alcudia. This diverse region offers a …From £121 per person
This well-known party town on the west coast of Ibiza is a dreamy island escape with plenty to keep you …From £132 per person
A trio of white sand beaches set the scene on holidays in Palma Nova. This family-friendly resort puts you in …From £153 per person
Cala d'Or in Majorca, Balearic IslandsFrom £114 per person
San Antonio Bay
Sitting across the water from the main resort of San Antonio, San Antonio Bay is a quieter alternative to the …From £199 per person
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Top 5 things to do in the Balearic Islands
Whether you want to relax, dive into adventure or dance the night away, Balearic Islands holidays deliver fun for everyone.
- Playa d’en Bossa is party central in Ibiza, with renowned entertainment venues that host celebrity DJs and glamorous clubbers. Dance on the sand at Bora Bora and dress in your best for a night at fantasy-inspired Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel.
- Immerse in natural wonders at Majorca's Drach Caves. You’ll see incredible stalagmites and stalactites, along with one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
- The pine-fringed cliffs and pristine white sands of Cala Galdana ensure its place among Menorca’s most beautiful beaches. Yachts bob within the sparkling crescent bay, backed by hotels, restaurants and shops.
- Spot flamingos and peregrines while exploring the wetlands, salt marshes and marine reserve of Ses Salines Natural Park.
- Combine sunny beach days with historic explorations, shopping and dining in Palma de Mallorca. The capital of the Balearics boasts medieval streets, Baroque churches and a dynamic atmosphere day and night.
Historic highlights of the Balearic Islands
Hilltop monasteries, Gothic cathedrals and Roman ruins impress history buffs on holidays in the Balearic Islands.
- The Cathedral of Palma de Majorca is the city’s top landmark and a majestic display of Gothic architecture. It features the world’s largest rose window and interior designs by Antoni Gaudí.
- Home to over a thousand megalithic sites, Menorca is a treat for ancient history enthusiasts. Explore the chambers of the Naveta d’es Tudons and the caves of Cala Morell Necropolis.
- Stroll through the winding, cobbled streets of Ibiza’s old town, Dalt Vila. You’ll see medieval mansions and soak up panoramic views from ramparts perched high on a hill. The pedestrianised streets host galleries, museums and restaurants overlooked by the cathedral.
- The Roman city of Pollentia was founded in 123 BC and was once the capital of the Balearic Islands. Discover the theatre, the forum and the Pollentia Museum.
- A significant site for pilgrims, Lluc Sanctuary is a former monastery set in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains. Pop into the museum to see Talayotic artefacts, folk art and paintings.
What our local experts say
Why love Majorca?
Lush nature for the explorer, vibrant culture for the history buff, and top-class clubs for the partygoers. Choose one that suits you best or sample a bit of everything to your heart’s content. When it comes to things to do, Majorca does not fail to deliver…. But then again ...Continue reading
The perfect family holiday in Majorca
It’s always great to get away with the whole family, especially when the kids are off from school and on holiday. Sometimes, a long haul destination is perfect, but other times somewhere close to home does the trick. Luckily enough, there are a vast array of top holiday destinations ...
When to visit the Balearics
The Balearic Islands are an archipelago off the eastern coast of Spain. However, there 4 main islands that tourists regularly visit. Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera are all beautiful islands which offer so much to those who choose to holiday there. Beaches, sights and of course the climate are just ...
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Your Balearic Islands questions answered
In terms of beautiful beaches, you can’t go wrong with any of the Balearic Islands! Ibiza is famous for legendary nightlife and Majorca blends big city attractions with fantastic beach resorts. Menorca is particularly suitable for family breaks and Formentera is a romantic dream for couples holidays.
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