The conquistadors secured many-a-beautiful island for Spain. These sun-drenched isles have long been a favourite for us Brits to escape to. From sleepy fishing villages to vibrant nightlife, you’re sure to find a resort to suit your taste. The Balearics lie off the East coast of Spain in the Western Mediterranean. Collectively they are the most popular tourist destination in Europe.
Mallorca or Majorca as it is sometimes called is the largest of the five islands. It has played host to holiday makers from all over the Europe for many years as it is only a few hours flying time from most European capitals. There is a wide diversity or resorts and culture on Mallorca. The most popular resorts which are on the South West coast are based around the bay of Palma. They are Magaluf. S’Arenal and Palma Nova. They are famous for their lively nightlife although they also have some of the most up market hotels on the island.
In the north of the island is the exclusive resort of Port de Pollensa which has numerous superb restaurants and many villas to rent. Next door is the bay of Alcudia which is very popular with families and is a sailors paradise. The west coast is fairly rugged with few tourist spots but the east coast has dozens of sheltered beach resorts many with beautiful white sand and shallow turquoise water which are ideal for children. One of our favourites is the up market area of Cala d’Or which has a beautiful marina with restaurants all around it where you can sit and people watch the jet set.
The best time to visit Mallorca is between 1st May and 31st October although the capital Palma is now a year round destination as a city break. It has a beautiful historic centre which is overlooked by its magnificent Gothic Cathedral.
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Menorca or Minorca ( meaning minor)
This is the second largest and the least commercialised of the Balearics consequently it is a firm favourite with families and couples alike.
Compared to mountainous Mallorca, the island of Menorca is relatively flat. All the more reason to get on your bike and book! The highest point on the island is the summit of Monte Toro at just 357m above sea level.
So, pack your hiking boots along with your beachwear and head for the hill in question, at the top you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views, and the spiritual centre of Menorca too.
Menorca is also famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. Did you know that there are more beaches on Menorca than Mallorca and Ibiza put together. So why not hire a car and do a little exploring! It has 145 miles of coastline.
Son Bou on the south coast has the longest beach which is approximately three kms long.
Known as the party island Ibiza has some of the biggest and best nightclubs in the world and they attract the very best DJ’s. Most are in Playa den Bossa or San Antonio and it is not unusual to see the party set staggering home as other people are just going out for breakfast.
However if you are not a night club person then head to the east coast where three of our favourite resorts are : Es Cana, Cala Longa and Santa Eulalia. Here you can enjoy a much more relaxed way of life where the time really doesn’t seem to matter. Stroll along the wide seafront promenade which follows the sweeping curve of Santa Eulalia bay and marina or visit the hippy market at Es Cana.
Head to the north of the island for the unspoilt resort of Portinax where the smell of the pine forest, which comes right down to the sea, is a smell you will never forget. Why not hire a car and see it all?
Don’t forget to leave a little time to visit ancient Ibiza Town with its fortress which was built in the sixteenth century.
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