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Illetas offers a well-deserved break from hectic daily life, with its peaceful, sandy beaches and warm, sunny weather. The resort has an exclusive feel, and is populated by luxurious hotels, so it’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for a laid-back and beautiful base to hide away. You can easily get to busy nearby Palma City or the lively streets of Magaluf whenever you feel like a big night out.
The beach is small and busy but with plenty of space for everybody, and without the chaos and noise of some of the larger beaches around the island. When you’re not busy sunbathing, you can try a jet ski if you’re feeling adventurous, or go for a swim in the calm waters. If you want to explore the marine life, there are plenty of diving schools and excursions to go on, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver. The beach and the ocean are the biggest attractions at Illetas, so there are a lot of activities based around the coast for you to try. Diving schools around the resort are good value and an excellent way to take advantage of the clear blue waters.
You can rent an electric bike to get around the island easily. They’re better for the environment than a car, and they’re fun to ride too, giving you the chance to travel even on difficult stretches without getting tired.
Flyboard Mallorca can show you how to fly like a bird and swim like a dolphin on one of their revolutionary flyboards. With full instruction and supervision, they promise it’s even more fun than a jetski or a banana boat ride. If you’re on holiday with children who want to be active, Jungle Parc Junior has an outdoor obstacle course through the trees which is both exciting and safe for children ages 4 to 11, with leafy bridges, swings and slides.
The whole family can enjoy a game of mini golf together at the tiny wonderland of Golf Fantasia, with its elaborate 18-hole course that’s as much fun for adults as it is for kids.
Whatever time of year you visit, there are events and festivals you can enjoy in nearby Palma City.
The Carnival in February kicks off in Lent, and is marked with big parades, fiestas and street parties all over the island. Palma has the biggest party of all, and is the best place to be to witness this memorable festival. The last weekend before Lent also sees Sa Rua, which brings bonfires and parades with decorative floats, as well as fancy dress. It’s a lot of fun for all the family, and tourists are as welcome as locals.
Another popular event is Nit de Foc, during the festival of Sant Joan. It happens in the Parc de la Mer and features bonfires and fireworks, with huge numbers of people bringing their families along to celebrate. Sant Agusti in Felanitx is a fun event with live music and children dressed as cardboard horses.