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Majorca Holidays

Majorca Holidays

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Destination highlights

  • Family-friendly resorts
  • Adult-oriented party resorts
  • Great beaches
  • Easy to get around and explore
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food & drink | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Majorca?

    From lively to secluded, Majorca is the place to go for a perfect beach break. If you’re looking to take the family then Alcudia Beach is perfect for you. 3km of gently sloping sands, calm and shallow waters, and enough to keep the whole family entertained - it’s the ideal spot for a family beach day. Heading out on a mates escape? Magaluf Beach offers a lively atmosphere with plenty of space. Did we mention, it’s lined with beach bars? The beach of Puerto Pollensa is perfect for a relaxing beach day that caters for everyone. With plenty of facilities, a gorgeous marina with restaurants and bars and gently sloping sands, it ticks all of the boxes. Looking for a romantic stroll? Majorica is home to a number of secluded coves and off-the-beaten-track small sandy bays with crystal-clear waters. We recommend trying Platja des Caragol, Cala Estellencs or Portals Vells.



    Majorca beach

    What are the top hotels in Majorca?

    Majorca is packed full of great hotels. Whether you’re on a big family vaycay, whisking your significant other away for a romantic escape or just getting away for a few days with friends, there’s somewhere for you in Majorca.

    For plenty of family fun, head to Club Mac Alcudia. This large resort offers an extensive activity programme for kids, an on-site waterpark, tons of fun activities such as minigolf, and a choice of dedicated age-specific kids clubs. Another great choice for families is the Sol Barbados. Located just 150m from the beach, this family-friendly resort offers everything you need for a family holiday, in a central location - perfect for exploring.

    A great Majorca holiday doesn’t have to involve the kids. If you’re leaving the kids at home or simply looking for a child-free hotel then Majorca has plenty to offer. For a lively getaway full of pool parties, waterslides and funky rooms, it has to be BH Mallorca. If you like relaxing to island beats, poolside drinks and dancing until dawn, then this is the hotel for you. Looing for something quieter? THB Gran Playa is an adult-only paradise just 50m from the beach offering a lovely pool area, a laid-back bar and stunning sea views.



    Majorca beach

    What’s the food like in Majorca?

    From traditional Spanish tapas to good old home comforts, Majorca offers something for every holidaymaker. If you’re looking to get a taste of true Majorca, here are a couple of must-try dishes to get you started. First up is sobrassada - a soft textured cured sausage that is best served on crusty bread with a drizzle of local honey. For a delicious lunch, it has to be tumbet - a sort of Majorcan ratatouille topped with fried eggs and served with crusty bread. For a sweet treat, we recommend giving ensaimada a go. This gorgeous, fully and doughy snack is just what you need for a little afternoon snack. Finally, for dinner, it has to be tapas (plus, it’s an excuse to try more on th menu). From fresh seafood dishes to hearty meatballs and delicious croquettes, the choice is amazing. And, if you’re missing home a little too much, then there are always plenty of places in every resort serving up a proper English fry-up.

    Where is the best nightlife in Majorca?

    Majorca’s nightlife varies from resort to resort, so it’s best to know your resort matches what you want. For the biggest parties on the island, it has to be Magaluf. With a neon-lit strip and a choice of superclubs open ‘till dawn, it’s the perfect place to head for nights you’ll never forget. Another lively resort is the capital, Palma. From back-street tavernas to stylish bars and clubs open until the early hours, there’s something for everyone here. Resorts such as El Arenal and Cala d’Or offer gorgeous seafront bars and chic venues alongside traditional tavernas whilst resorts like Puerto Pollensa are quieter with upmarket bars and relaxing dining spots.



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    What events can I go to in Majorca?

    The Majorca events calendar is brimming with local festivals, carnivals and markets - with at least one local carnival or celebration occurring every month! In terms of cultural festivals, Easter Holy Week is always big in Spanish cultures and usually culminates in a large precession and plenty of food. Take a look below at a few of our other favourite festivals, events and celebrations.

  • The celebration of Sant Antoni in January - A week-long fiesta around the 16th filled with bonfires, fireworks, parades and ceremonies.
  • Sa Rua in February - The biggest family carnival of the Majorcan calendar. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family to get involved with across the island.
  • The Mallorca 312 Cycling Tour in March - Whether you feel like getting involved or watching from the sidelines, it’s a great way to see rural and inland Majorca.
  • Mallorca Live and Majorca Pride in June - Expect headline acts and huge parties for both events.
  • Full Metal Holiday in October - The alternative rock scene more your thing? Full Metal Holiday arrives in Majorca in October, bringing heavy metal under the Spanish sun.
  • What is there to do in Majorca?

    Catedral de Mallorca

    The Catedral de Mallorca was constructed in the 13th century and has one of the largest rose shaped windows in the world, known as the Gothic Eye. This Levantine Gothic-style marvel is closely linked to the island’s monarchy and is truly a sight to behold. There is also an attached museum whre you can learn more about the history of this amazing place.

    Jungle Parc

    Located in nine hectares of pine forest, just 500m from Santa Ponsa Beach is the Balearics largest treetop adventure. Leap, swing and zip from platform to platform (all 134 of them) as you make your way through this adrenaline-fuelled course.

    Visit a bodega

    Majorca is becoming better known for the regions local wine – and where there’s wine, there’s vineyards. Take a tour of one of the nation’s fantastic wineries and learn about the winemaking process that the Majorcan’s have perfected over the years. Don’t forget to stop by the bodega (storehouse) on the way out – you might even get the chance to try a drop or two.

    Shopping in Palma

    Mallorca’s capital offers narrow and quirky streets that are packed with shops selling everything from handcrafted products and homemade food to quirky gifts and one-of-a-kind clothing. The Porto Pi Centro Commercial is the largest shopping centre in Palma and offers a break from the maze-like streets. You can also find a range of well-known brands here including ‘Pull & Bear’ and ‘Zara’.

    Visit Cuevas del Drach

    Stretching around 1200m, this network of caves extends 25m underground and is home to one of the largest underwater lakes in Europe. Take a boat ride through this magical place and marvel at the thousands of stalagmite and stalagtite formations that keep the caves looks out of this world.

    Take the vintage train from Palma to Sóller

    A beautifully restored 1911 train that meanders down the exact track it did many years ago. Not only do you get to visit Sóller - a rural town located in a large valley of olive groves - but you also get to enjoy the gorgeous scenic journey on the way there!



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    What's the weather like in Majorca?

    Located in the Mediterranean, Majorca boasts great weather all year round. The summer months see an average temperature of 27°C with highs of 30°C in August. Winters are slightly cooler with peaks of 16°C and an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 10 °c 15 °c 7 h
    Feb 10 °c 15 °c 8 h
    Mar 12 °c 15 °c 9 h
    Apr 14 °c 16 °c 10 h
    May 18 °c 18 °c 12 h
    Jun 21 °c 21 °c 12 h
    Jul 24 °c 24 °c 13 h
    Aug 25 °c 26 °c 12 h
    Sep 21 °c 25 °c 10 h
    Oct 18 °c 22 °c 8 h
    Nov 14 °c 19 °c 7 h
    Dec 11 °c 17 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Majorca

    How long does it take to fly to Majorca?

    It takes about two hours and 30 minutes to fly to Majorca from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Majorca?

    Majorca is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Majorca?

    The official currency of Majorca is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Majorca?

    The official language spoken in Majorca is Spanish.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Majorca?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Majorca?

    Customers will be required to pay a sustainable tourist tax when staying in Majorca. This is usually between €0.5-€5 per person per night, depending on the season and star rating of the hotel. This is usually payable in local currency to the hotel.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Majorca?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to the Balearic Islands on the FCO website.


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Majorca for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Amanda Compton:


    We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish. The hotel was amazing food room flight everything was perfect thank you.

    Pammy:


    On The Beach were very helpful in helping me to finalise my accomodation after an exchange of Hotels

    Elizabeth Simkin:


    The whole experience was perfect from finding to paying and getting there and coming home X

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    Top Majorca Hotels

    Sol House The Studio - Adults Only

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    Bellevue Vistanova

    Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

    Club Mac Alcudia

    Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

    Sotavento Club Apartments

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    Globales Honolulu - Adults Only

    Torrenova, Majorca, Balearics

    Sol Katmandu Park & Resort

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    Valentin Park Club

    Paguera, Majorca, Balearics

    Zafiro Ca’n Picafort

    Can Picafort, Majorca, Balearics

    Iberostar Club Cala Barca

    Cala Barca, Majorca, Balearics

    Blue Sea Piscis - Adult Only

    Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

    HM Martinique

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    BH Mallorca Resort - Adults Only

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    Globales Mimosa

    Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

    HSM Atlantic Park

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    HSM Canarios Park

    Calas De Mallorca, Majorca, Balearics

    Protur Atalaya

    Cala Millor, Majorca, Balearics

    Blue Sea Es Bolero

    Cala D Or, Majorca, Balearics

    Alcudia Pins

    Playa De Muro, Majorca, Balearics

    Globales Palmanova Palace

    Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

    AluaSun Torrenova

    Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

    Iberostar Selection Jardin del Sol Suites - Adults Only

    Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Balearics

    Globales Panama - Adults Only (ex Ola Panama)

    Palma Nova, Majorca, Balearics

    Sol Guadalupe

    Magaluf, Majorca, Balearics

    Club Eurocalas

    Calas De Mallorca, Majorca, Balearics

    Mar Hotels Playa de Muro Suites

    Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

    Eix Platja Daurada

    Can Picafort, Majorca, Balearics

    Alua Boccaccio

    Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics

    Hoposa Villaconcha Aptos

    Puerto De Pollensa, Majorca, Balearics

    Eix Lagotel

    Playa De Muro, Majorca, Balearics

    Barceló Illetas Albatros - Adults Only

    Illetas, Majorca, Balearics

    Majorca Weather

    Located in the Mediterranean, Majorca boasts great weather all year round. The summer months see an average temperature of 27°C with highs of 30°C in August. Winters are slightly cooler with peaks of 16°C and an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 22ºC
    Nov 17ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Things To Do on Majorca Holidays

    Cathedral de Mallorca
    Cathedral de Mallorca (also known as La Seu) was constructed in the 13th century and has one of the largest rosettes in the world. The cathedral is located in the capital city of Palma and has a recently renovated museum where visitors can buy gifts and learn more about the history of the museum.

    Jungle Parc
    Jungle Parc is home to the largest tree adventure in the Balearic Islands, located in the shade of a 9 hectare pine forest in Santa Ponsa. Activities at the park include vines, ropes and zip wires, which makes it a great place to enjoy a family day out in the sun.

    Shopping in Palma
    Mallorca’s capital offers narrow and quirky streets that are packed with shops selling everything from handcrafted products, homemade food to quirky gifts. Porto Pi Centro Commercial is the largest shopping centre in Palma and boasts a number of well known brands including Pull and Bear and Zara.

    Majorca Resorts

    Cala D Or

    Cala D Or

    Cala D’or is situated on the east coast of Majorca about 45 minutes from the airport. Originally modelled on a white washed Iberian village, all build…

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    Alcudia

    Alcudia

    If you're after the perfect family holiday in the Balearics, Alcudia could be the answer. Situated on the north coast of Majorca, 62km north of the ca…

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    Cala Bona

    Cala Bona

    Those wanting a relaxing holiday without the stresses of daily life will love the simplicity of the newly rejuvenated fishing village of Cala Bona. No…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Can Pastilla

    Can Pastilla

    Lazy, sandy strolls in the sunshine, afternoons spent in the calm, Balearic Ocean waters and delicious Catalan cuisine. This idyllic Majorcan resort i…

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    Can Picafort

    Can Picafort

    Situated on the north-west coast of the stunning island of Majorca, Can Picafort is the perfect place for an easy-going beach break under the dazzling…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Magaluf

    Magaluf

    Destination highlightsA beach holiday stapleThe go-to destination for clubbing holidaysBudget-friendly hotelsHome to the popular Katmandu ParkJump to.…

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    Palma

    Palma

    Craving some adventure from your next escape? A city break to Palma provides all the excitement you could ever wish for, without compensating on those…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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!…

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