Cheap Holidays in Majorca
Majorca, out of all the Balearics, is the island of universal appeal. Home to beautiful beaches, natural beauty and some of Europe’s biggest and best attractions, Majorca is sure to keep all members of the family entertained. From nightlife that never stops to relaxing days by the sea, you can find what you need in this part of Spain, right across the sea from the Costa Blanca.
Majorca is also a great all inclusive destination with resorts and hotels that specialise in providing that quality package holiday experience. If you’re getting ready for your dream holiday to the Balearic Islands, here is our expert guide to the best things to do in Majorca.
Majorca holidays guarantee sunshine, smiles and a break to remember. Beautiful Balearic scenery, golden beaches, exciting nightlife and a rich history all add to the island’s universal appeal.
Holidays to Majorca have been a popular choice for more than 50 years, with families, couples and groups all finding there’s plenty to enjoy, including a dramatic coastline and hundreds of vineyards and olive groves. The Spanish weather guarantees hot summers and mild winters, so expect sun and plenty of beach trips whenever you visit. The island is just a 2 hour and 45 minute flight away so you could be on the beach in no time.
When it comes to accommodation, the famous BH Mallorca Hotel is a fantastic base of operations to experience everything Magaluf has to offer holiday-goers with it's own Mallorca Rocks spin. Or your group might prefer to head to the TRH Magaluf where the hotel's chilled out vibes are the perfect contrast to raucous Magaluf.
Or if you're staying in Palma Nova, the Intertur Hotel Hawaii Mallorca is ideal for families and couples. The blend of stunning views just minutes away, crisp clear waters, and endless tourist attractions make for a holiday paradise.
Most popular hotels in Majorca
Club Cala Romani Hotel
Cales de Majorca, Majorca
BH Mallorca Hotel
Club Del Sol Aparthotel
Puerto Pollensa, Majorca
Gavimar Cala Gran Costa Del Sur Hotel & Resort
Cala d'Or, Majorca
Colombo Mix Hotel
BCM Hotel Mallorca
Club Mac Alcudia Jupiter Marte Saturno
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Majorca. For a breath of history and some astounding natural beauty, the Cuevas del Drach is a must-see on your Majorca holidays. Situated in Porto Cristo, the caves are full of spectacular formations, while its underground lake – Lake Martel – is one of the largest in the world. The Monastery de Lluc, a stunning sanctuary that dates back to the 13th century, is also a must see for those in search of history and culture.
Alcudia is the perfect choice for families. The seaside resort town of Alcudia, Majorca, boasts an impressive 8km beach where the kids will love playing on the sand. In the evening, there are bars and restaurants to suit every taste. Why not brush up your singing in the karaoke bars or win great prizes by entering a pub quiz?
Magaluf and Palma Nova let you embrace the vibrant clubbing scene, and dance until the early hours on the party strip with world class DJ providing the soundtrack. When you’re not busy dancing, why not take part in various water activities such as jet skiing and banana boat rides. A visit to the Aqualand Water Park is also on many holidaymakers’ agendas.
Wine and Dine
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.
Seafood is an important part of life on the Balearics, and the same can be said of life on Majorca. Finding a seaside restaurant at any of the top beachfront resort areas (think Cala Millor, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia) is an easy task. For a super relaxed evening in a beautiful location, the serene Illetas is not far from Palma and Magaluf, but offers a completely different taste (both culinary and otherwise) of Majorca.
Playa de Muro Beach in Alcudia is great for families seeking safe play, relaxation and a little bit of adventure. This wide stretch of beach also has great facilities and water sports to try. Playa de Palma, because of its great location right next to the capital Palma, is a great beach resort for a family looking for something easy and laid back.
When the sun is shining there is nothing like a bucket load of fun at a water park and Majorca is home to no less than three fantastic water parks. With exhilarating rides, cool water pools and the latest attractions for families to enjoy it offers a splash-tastic day out. The Western Water Park in Magaluf is a must visit; enjoy a wet and wild adventure that children and adults will love.
If you fancy seeing some nature and animals, there is a selection of fantastic zoos to visit that are the top Majorca attractions. Spend the day at the Safari Zoo near Sa Coma, which gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with monkeys, flamingos and meerkats. The Palma Aquarium has a great selection of sea life, and the Marineland waterpark has daily dolphin and penguin shows to enjoy.
Action and Adventure
Majorca is now a hot spot for those who love to surf; a new artificial wave machine has been installed near Magaluf, giving amateurs and professionals the chance to surf under the sun. If you are looking for a lively beach with a great selection of watersports, then head to Magaluf Beach where you will find a hub of aquatic activity. Banana boats, parasailing and scuba diving are just some of the things to do in Majorca. If you are feeling brave, hire a pedalo and head over to nearby Lizard Island. The Tramuntana Mountains are a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists; this UNESCO World Heritage site is a fantastic showcase of Majorca’s amazing landscapes and is made for exploring.
Life's a Beach
Majorca is home to 554km of beautiful coastline, making it one of the most desirable stretches of beach in the Mediterranean. From Playa to Playa, Majorca's beautiful coastline seems neverending.
S’illot Beach in Alcudia is great for those that want to soak up the sun and revel in Majorca’s natural beauty in total peace. This quiet pebble beach is located in the north of the Island, near the picturesque resort of Pollensa.
The S’albufera Natural Park is a nationally protected marshland that is great for nature loving visitors. The park has a fantastic rural beach and a fine collection of rare birds, great for a day out.
The beach at Santa Ponsa is a Blue Flag beach ideal for families, white sands and warm blue waters. Sounds great, right? Between Cala Bona and Cala Millor you'll find around 2km of beaches to explore, and plenty of seaside restaurants to check out, too. On the east coast of Majorca you'll find Ca'n Picafort, a timeless favourite for the beach loving holiday makers because of its pristine white sandy beaches.
Majorca is a haven of entertainment in the evening for all ages; families will love the world-class shows and entertainment, while groups will enjoy the wild nights out on offer. For a fun, but low-key night out, the Pirates Show is great family entertainment. This themed show offers its audience the chance to escape to a pirate wonderland with a show and dinner.
On the other extreme, Magaluf is 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 will welcome yet more awesome acts in 2017.
Alcudia, as one of the larger resort towns on the island, has a good range of bars and restaurants catering to a variety of holiday makers. If you don't want to stay in the bustle of Alcudia, we recommend Puerto Pollensa, a smaller town not far away with its own share of gorgeous Mediterannean coastline.
From luxurious all inclusive 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.
There's a great range of resorts to choose from, which makes Majorca one of the top destinations for holidays in the Balearics. Whether you're looking for a relaxed holiday in Cala Millor, to a buzzing holiday in Alcudia, you'll be able to find a hotel that suits both of your needs.
An array of accommodation is available, whether you’re looking for a honeymoon suite to overlook the ocean, or a cosy apartment in a fishing village. Situated close to our fantastic all inclusive hotels are a number of bars and restaurants to suit your convenience.
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 for €12. Visit the Spanish Tourist Board for more information on holidays in Majorca. Majorca Beach Guide.