Majorca Holidays

Majorca Holidays

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Overview

Offering an abundance of sandy beaches, wonderful sun and buzzing nightlife, Majorcan holidays are always in the top ten list for British holidaymakers. This is partly down to its short flight time of 2h30mins from the UK and guaranteed year-round warm weather. Whatever type of holiday you're looking for, On the Beach has got you covered when choosing the best cheap deal for a holiday to Majorca.

The biggest of the Balearics, for all fact fans - Majorca (or Mallorca to the locals) derives from the Latin meaning ‘larger island’, although you can easily drive from east to west of the island in two hours.

With popular holiday resorts in each of Majorca’s four corners, take your pick from idyllic villages such as the picturesque Puerto De Soller, Cala D'Or and Alcudia dotted along the coastline, or other more lively, holiday hotspots including infamous party place Magaluf and ideal choice for a clubbing holiday. Even the capital Palma, has something different to offer and well worth a day trip, steeped in rich history, Palma is a treasure-trove of tapas bars, boutiques and of course the notable Gothic Cathedral of La Seu.

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Top Majorca Hotels

BH Mallorca Hotel - Adults Only

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Samos - Adult Only

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Club Mac Alcudia

Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

Don Bigote

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

Club Eurocalas

Calas De Mallorca, Majorca, Balearics

Globales Santa Lucia

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

Sol Katmandu Park & Resort

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Bellevue Club

Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

Pirates Village

Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Balearics

Sol Palmanova Mallorca

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

Es Talaial

Cala D Or, Majorca, Balearics

Iberostar Club Cala Barca

Cala Barca, Majorca, Balearics

Club Cala Romani

Calas De Mallorca, Majorca, Balearics

Palma Bay

El Arenal, Majorca, Balearics

Sotavento

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

HM Martinique

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Palia Sa Coma Playa Aparthotel

Sa Coma, Majorca, Balearics

Fergus Tobago

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

Blue Sea Gran Playa

Sa Coma, Majorca, Balearics

Vista Sol

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

TRH Magaluf

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

HSM Atlantic Park

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Marina Corfu

Cala D Or, Majorca, Balearics

Cala Ferrera

Cala D Or, Majorca, Balearics

HSM Sandalo Beach (ex Sunset Beach)

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Sol Barbados

Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

Deya

Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Balearics

Intertur Palmanova Bay

Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

BQ Amfora Beach - Adult Only

Can Pastilla, Majorca, Balearics

Aluasoul Palma (ex Marina Luz) - Adults Only

Can Pastilla, Majorca, Balearics

Majorca Weather

Boasting a typical Mediterranean climate, Majorca is treated to an average of sun 300 days a year, so your shades and shorts will get a good airing. As expected, the hottest months mirror those of the UK with the temperatures in July and August hovering around the 26 degree mark, but blue skies and sun remain de rigueur from June right through to early September – however, it is worth noting that if you plan to explore the mountainous regions, an extra layer or two to protect you from that cool sea breeze won’t go amiss.

During October and November you may get caught in a few showers, with October being the wettest month of the year, but it is still warm enough to enjoy the beach with an average high of 22°C in October and 17°C in November.

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Landscape

Made up primarily of cliffs, caves and coastline, with beaches in the north and the south of the island, the Mallorcan landscape is easy to tackle whatever your age, and with a multitude of hire cars and day trips to choose from, you can easily explore the island in a day.

Things To Do on Majorca Holidays

There's more to Majorca holidays than beautiful beaches. There is so much to see and do, whether you're on a family holiday in Majorca or looking for exciting nightlife for you and your friends.

Culture

Don’t be put off if you can’t speak a word of Spanish – you won’t need to. Completely geared up to the tourist market, Mallorcans are more than happy to converse in English, and you’ll find all menus, maps and attractions will include an English translation. That’s not to say that they don’t follow age-old traditions though, and if you’re wandering through a town or village of an afternoon, it’s likely that the majority of shops and bars will be closed so the Spanish vendors can enjoy their afternoon siesta. And if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Primarily Roman Catholic, most Mallorcans still attend church on a Sunday morning and are not adverse to welcoming tourists along, but it’s always best to verify it with the church first. The island also holds several fiestas throughout the year, one of the most popular being Saint Sebastian’s Day in January.

Families

Majorca holidays are fantastic for families; there are so many family activities for everyone to enjoy. There's a choice of water parks to visit, including Aqualandia/El Foro de Mallorca in Palma, Aquapark in Magalluf, Hydropark and Aquacity S'Arenal in Platja de Palma.

Animal lovers will LOVE Majorca holidays. The Auto Safari is incredibly popular with families, introducing you to zebras, monkeys, giraffes and lots more. MarineLand in Costa d’en Blanes showcases sea-lions, dolphins, penguins and tropical fish.
 

Couples

Alternatively, if it’s an adults-only vacation, don’t miss Santa Ponsa’s picturesque harbour or the capital city of Palma. Both famed for being celebrity haunts, if you want a slice of sophistication, this is where it’s at. From designer shopping to flashy restaurants, castles to cathedrals and boats to bazaars, it’s the perfect mix of culture and consumption.

Nightlife

After-hours you will find just as much variation. Most hotels and apartments offer evening excursions where you can experience a traditional Spanish night out and get wined and dined with Sangria and tapas whilst watching Flamenco dancers and castanet players perform.

If you prefer to make your own entertainment you will find that the nightlife in Majorca varies from resort to resort. For a lively evening, head to the southern resorts as they have a wider range of bars and clubs. The northern resorts are much quieter and holiday-makers tend to spend their evenings in restaurants and quiet bars.

The liveliest  resort in Majorca is Magalluf which has a huge choice of busy English themed pubs, clubs and bars aimed at those wanting to party all night, the most famous being the BCM club.  Palma Nova is also busy but aimed more at families and couples.
 

Who goes to Majorca?

Majorca holidays are enjoyed every year by a variety of visitors, including couples, families and youngsters looking for fantastic nightlife. So whether you want to kick-back, relax and soak up the sun with your other half, party all night with your best buds or take a trip round the island with your family, you won’t be disappointed - all you need to do is choose the right resort for you.

Book a Majorca Holiday now!

On the Beach, offers the cheapest Majorca holidays available. Try partying in Magalluf, watch the sunset over El Arenal, or splash about in the Mediterranean Sea at Puerto Pollensa.

Majorca Resorts

Cala Millor

Cala Millor

The modern resort of Cala Millor is one of the best resorts along the east coast and is the perfect destination for a family holiday to Majorca rather … Read more on Cala Millor Travel Guide

Calas De Mallorca

Calas De Mallorca

Only 44 miles away from Palma airport, Calas de Mallorca is a modern, purposely built resort which is perfect for families. There is plenty for famili … Read more on Calas De Mallorca Travel Guide

El Arenal

El Arenal

El Arenal is situated along the central south coast of Majorca and is approximately 6 miles east of the capital, Palma. The resort lies at the eastern … Read more on El Arenal Travel Guide

Illetas

Illetas

Only a short distance from the airport, Illetas is one of the most easily accessed resorts in Majorca. Situated on the south west coast, this resort i … Read more on Illetas Travel Guide

Magaluf

Magaluf

If you are looking for a lively atmosphere and plenty of nightlife then you will find that Magaluf holidays are right up your street! This famous reso … Read more on Magaluf Travel Guide

Palma Nova

Palma Nova

Upbeat and buzzing Palma Nova is situated right next to Magalluf, so you can expect a very lively and enjoyable holiday. With a short transfer time of … Read more on Palma Nova Travel Guide

Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa is a popular tourist resort situated on the North West coast of Majorca. The great thing about Puerto Pollensa holidays is that they s … Read more on Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide

Sa Coma

Sa Coma

Holidays in Sa Coma are perfect if you are looking for plenty to do in a delightful modern resort. Situated on the east coast of Majorca, this is a fa … Read more on Sa Coma Travel Guide

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa

This very popular tourist resort is situated near Palma Nova and Magalluf and is perfect for those wanting a Majorca holiday packed full of memories! … Read more on Santa Ponsa Travel Guide