Majorca holidays 2019 / 2020
Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of mainland Spain. The island experiences great weather all year round with the summer months reaching highs of 31°C.
What type of holiday does Majorca offer?
Majorca is a popular all-around holiday destination thanks to its variety of attractions. Offering secluded beaches, lively nightlife, luxurious beach resorts and historical Moorish remains, this island has it all.
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Majorca is great for:
- All inclusive holidays - Pick from popular resorts like Cala Bona or Magaluf, where you can find some great package holidays.
- Family holidays - Most of this island was built for families on holiday, with go karting, zoos and pristine beaches abound. If you fancy a last minute hiking trip, the Tramuntana mountains are a must see.
- Short breaks - Some top tips include the Bellevue Club or the Catalonia del Mar, which offer great value for money, particularly if you are looking for a cheap beach holiday.
Most popular hotels in Majorca
BH Mallorca Hotel (Adults Only)
Club Cala Romani Hotel
Cales de Majorca, Majorca
HM Martinique Apartments
Palmanova Suites by TRH
Blue Sea Club Marthas Resort
Cala d'Or, Majorca
Club B by BH Mallorca (Adults Only)
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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Things to do in Majorca
Majorca simply has something for everyone! Whether you’re thinking about a family holiday, couples retreat, group getaway or a solo trip, Majorca will please all holidaymakers. Why not check out these fun free things to do in Majorca?
Things to do in Sa Coma:
- Mini Golf Paradis – Great for some family fun, this active day out takes place on a well-maintained 18-hole course.
- Safari Zoo – Another fun family activity, featuring both smaller animals and safari animals like rhinos, tigers and lions. Here you can opt to drive your own car through the zoo on a designated course.
- Punta de n’Amer – Visit this medieval watchtower for a historical touch on your holiday.
Things to do in Alcudia:
- Hidropark – A water park perfect for the whole family, featuring water slides, a play area and a wave pool.
- Sant Juame – This Gothic church not only has historical significance but inside there is artwork and artefacts to investigate too.
- Porta del Moll – It is through this enormous gate which most visitors enter the town.
Things to do in El Arenal:
- Aqualand El Arenal – Full of rides and attractions like the rapids, slides, a wave pool and Dragonland for the little ones.
- Palma Aquarium – As El Arenal is close to the capital of Palma so a visit here is quick and easy. Explore the aquatic animals and plants as you wander about.
Majorca family holidays
Best places for a family holiday:
Sa Coma – Spend the day at the Safari Zoo which gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with monkeys, flamingos and meerkats. The Marineland waterpark also has daily dolphin and penguin shows to enjoy.
Playa de Palma – This resort has a great location right next to the capital of Palma. It’s also a fantastic beach resort for families looking for something easy and laid back.
Palma Nova – Home to the Katmandu Theme Park, there are plenty of rides and attractions on offer for the little ones to enjoy!
Luxury family holidays:
Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourselves to a top-class holiday in Majorca. Choose from these top 5-star hotels:
- Zafiro Palace Palmanova in Palma Nova
- Iberostar Playa de Palma in Playa de Palma
- Hesperia Villamil Hotel in Paguera
Other family favourite hotels include:
Majorca history and culture
For history, try the medieval Alcudia Old Town. Visit a weekend market, explore the narrow streets and hop from cafe to cafe, soaking up the lovely atmosphere. In Pollenca, visit the Puig de Pollenca: a short hike up the hill to the medieval chapel and watchtower is a perfect plan for sunset. The large 14th century Bellver Castle overlooking Palma now houses a museum showcasing the history of the island. For art lovers, try the Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani, located in Palma.
For your dose of culture, cycle around Palma – Local authorities in Majorca have announced a bicycle scheme for sightseers to enjoy in the capital. Similar to London’s bike scheme, holidaymakers can cycle and enjoy all of Palma’s fantastic sites using the rented bikes! With bike rental stops situated all over the capital, visitors can pick up and drop off the useful bicycles at their convenience. Five-day passes can be purchased.
Majorca has a mixture of pumping nightlife resorts as well as much quieter, laid-back places.
Magaluf - a dream for clubbers and those on group holidays. Spend unforgettable nights under the bright lights, with the world’s best DJ’s and great music. Mallorca Rocks is one of Europe’s biggest music festivals and the hotel's annual event promises a great line up every year.
Palma – The city has nightlife hotspots all year round! You’ll find a range of cocktails bars especially around Placa Mercat and other bars around Placa Major.
Cala d’Or – This resort offers an upmarket nightlife from lovely restaurants looking out to the marina and bars which are perfect for a drink or two.
Best beaches in Majorca
Majorca is home to 554km of beautiful coastline, making it home to some of the most desirable stretches of beach in the Mediterranean. From Playa to Playa, Majorca’s coastline seems delightfully endless.
Top beaches in Majorca:
- Portals Nous Beach – Located in the south-west of the island, this beach enjoys crystal-clear waters as well as great watersports.
- Cala Formentor – Located in the north of the island, this beach is one of the most popular beaches in Majorca. With a stunning backdrop of pine forests, the sea is blue and beautiful.
- Cala Mesquida – A picturesque beach which boasts fantastic views of Majorca as well as clear waters and a sandy shoreline.
Between Cala Bona and Cala Millor, you’ll find around 2km of beaches to explore and plenty of seaside restaurants to check out too.
Best family beaches:
- Playa d’Alcúdia – Perfect for the kids, this beach offers fine sands and shallow waters. Plus, with watersports available, the adults can also have a great time.
- Playa de Muro – Lying between Alcudia and C’an Picafort, this is a peaceful stretch of beach which boasts beach bars and restaurants too.
- Palma Nova – Whether you fancy a bit of beach volleyball or building a sandcastle or two, the whole family can have a great time here. With amenities on site like toilets and showers, it’s a comfortable option.
- Santa Ponsa Beach – This Blue Flag beach is great for families due to its white sands and warm blue waters. It’s also close to the beaches of Peguera and Port d’Andratx.
Couples only holidays in Majorca
From luxurious beachfront hotels to self-catering apartments in its thriving capital, Palma, Majorca most certainly has the hotel for you. No matter if you're looking for a place to rest your head after an unforgettable night in Magaluf, or you want to relax with plenty of amenities on hand in the likes of Cabo Blanco, Majorca has got you covered.
Majorca is divided into almost distinct sections: in the south around Palma you'll find upmarket hotels in Portal Nous, but then just down the coast heaving party hotels in Magaluf. In the north around Ca'n Picafort and on the east coast around Sa Coma you'll find quiet hotels and romantic beaches.
Top hotels for couples include:
Visit the capital, Palma, for fantastic cuisine in a variety of restaurants and all types of delectable dishes. In Palma, you can find Michelin star restaurants and traditionally run eateries that offer some of the best food in the Mediterranean. Try Simply Fosh, which offers fantastic contemporary dining in the centre of Palma. From delicious Spanish tapas to pub food, eating is one of the highlights of a trip to Majorca. For a super relaxed evening in a beautiful location, the serene Illetas is not far from the cheap eats Palma and Magaluf but offers a completely different taste (both culinary and otherwise) of Majorca.
When eating out in Majorca it can be quite expensive making all inclusive a popular option on the island. However, you can still find cheap restaurants around the resorts thanks to menu specials and deals.
People also ask
What is the hottest month in Majorca?
July and August are the hottest months in Majorca, enjoying highs of 31°C.
Do you have to pay a tourist tax in Majorca?
Yes. There is a sustainable tourism tax present in the Balearics which affects Majorca. Rates depend on the duration of your stay as well as the star rating of the hotel you’re staying in. Children aged 16 and under are exempt from the tax. It's usually paid at check in.
When is the best time to go to Majorca?
The summer months are always a great time to visit the island due to its high temperatures. However, March – May also provides lovely temperatures which are perfect for sightseeing as well as the beach!
Do you tip in Majorca?
Tipping isn’t obligatory as service charges are always included when at restaurants. However, a small tip is sometimes expected.